Death of Pre-matured babies insisted FDA to Warn on Probiotic usage

                              FDA had warned about using dietary supplements containing probiotics in pat


Shawarma- A fast selling Fast food

When it is evening, a group of youngsters flock a popular eatery in different parts of the city waiting for a piping hot Shawarma, an Arabian fast food that is popular here as an alte


by Leen B. Jesmas

Even in the midst of the day, they come as new sunrise and enlighten us with their thoughts and vision. That is what great visionaries do.It was Dr.K.M.Cherian, the world famous Cardio Surgeon who opened up his mind for a few hours. The man who has dedicated his life as Guardian of hearts ,has now a dream project for a Healthy Tomorrow.His concept of regeneration and rejuvenation is based on vast research made in both traditional and modern medicines.It is an answer to the question “why not regenerate insulin by rejuvenating pancreas.?” This will fulfil the basic desire of men to be young for a life time.Dr.Cherian is developing the first Medical Free Zone of India, from where indigenous heart valves will be produced, Researches and clinical trials will be made and all traditional treatments will be merged for a common goal.Every one can grow their second heart in their own farm says this great visionary. Men who can be called 'vertical pigs' by biological resemblances have to depend on pigs as pig heart valves are an ideal substitute in the human beings.
Dr.Cherian's visions are taking shape in an area of 360 acres.The health world can watch for a new dawn from here.

Death of Pre-matured babies insisted FDA to Warn on Probiotic usage

by Bose R C

                              FDA had warned about using dietary supplements containing probiotics in patients susceptible to infectious diseases. As of now, the FDA norms probiotics are not subjected to safety and efficacy study, nor has any standards for manufacturing and testing procedures.The warning was followed by the death of 11 pre-term babies from a disease mucormycosis, an invasive fungal disease of the gastrointestinal tract. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified, the death of the infants occurred after the consumption of the so called proboiotic supplement, which was provided with the medicine as a regular practice. The Probiotc was given to the pre-term babies to treat necrotizing enterocolitis. A 24 clinical study reviewed by Cochrane concluded that the probiotic supplement given orally prevents severe NEC and all cause mortality in preterm infants, thus the FDA justifies the rational of using Probiotic supplement in pre-matured babies by the healthcare providers.


Shawarma- A fast selling Fast food

by Anagha Mahesh

When it is evening, a group of youngsters flock a popular eatery in different parts of the city waiting for a piping hot Shawarma, an Arabian fast food that is popular here as an alternative to pizzas and burgers.Dozens of eateries in various parts of Kochi serve the delicacy which is said to have arrived here about two decades ago, but has grown in popularity only in recent years.Shawarma, as it is known in Arabic, is basically a sandwich wrap that is filled with either mutton or chicken along with vegetable salad as an add on. The meat is marinated and roasted over a slow flame for several hours. The grilled and juicy hot meat mounted on a special machine is shredded and rolled on the bread. Mayonnaise, chilli sauce, vinegar or traditional Arab sauces such as tahina (made of til) and hummus (made of chickpea) and chopped cucumber, onion and tomato are added to the filling for a perfect serve.

James Paget

by Deepthi T N

                                          Sir James Paget was a famous British surgeon and physiologist considered as one of the founders of modern pathology. He is best remembered for describing two conditions named for him: Paget's disease of the nipple, a precancerous disorder, and Paget's disease of the bone, osteodystrophia deformans. Paget's Abscess is also named after him, a type of pus formation in the tissue of the body. He was one of the many children born to his parents. In his teenage years, he was desperate to join the Navy but later on decided to become a surgeon. He had to wait for several years before being suitably rewarded for his hard work and significant breakthroughs in the field of medical science. He was a gifted orator with a sympathetic personality and was regarded as the finest lecturer in his field. In spite of his busy career, he was someone who knew how to enjoy life. Blessed with a great sense of humor, he loved to laugh and have fun too. Along with medical research he was also interested in criminal matters. A brilliant surgeon, he was also an awesome human being whose life and works continue to inspire the future generations. In 1877, he described osteitis deformans, a chronic bone disease which causes progressive bone deformity over the years. It was a remarkable feat of observation at the time, considering the fact it was diagnosed before the invention of X-rays. His famous works include ‘Lectures on Tumors’ (1851) and ‘Lectures on Surgical Pathology’ (1853). In 1888, he opened a hospital in London.  

Health Headlines

by Vijayalakshmi Vijayakrishnan

      Health and safety display cards for Dubai restaurants to be introduced
Dubai Municipality will start posting green cards on the doors or windows of restaurants that have successfully met all food safety requirements as part of a new restaurant rating system to begin in February next year.
500 athletes from across UAE to mark National Olympic Day
Amateur athletes from the seven emirates will come together to celebrate the National Olympic Day on Thursday.Nearly 500 sportsmen and women will compete for symbolic medals in one of the seven events being staged across the country for the first time.
Saudi German Hospitals to open 300-bed property in Ajman
Saudi German Hospitals Group is expanding its presence in the UAE with a 300-bed facility in Ajman. Set to open in 2017, the 1 million square feet hospital will be its second in the country. The group opened a 315-bed property in Dubai in 2012.
New screening method for thalassaemia patients in Abu Dhabi
A new screening method to monitor iron levels in thalassaemia patients has been introduced at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City. The FerriScan and cardiac T2 analysis, a non-invasive MRI-based technology, will allow doctors to check iron levels in the liver and heart. 

Avocado - Health Capsulated Fruit

by Nijin Varghese Mappilla

             Avocado is a fruit that is of high commercial value and is also one among the world’s healthiest foods. Avocado is not only delicious due to the creamy taste that it has to offer but it also has power packed health benefits as well.Avocados make a good protein shake, can be used in salads, dips and as a spread for toast, moreover it’s just mouth watering yummy.
The nutritional benefits of this magic fruit are mentioned below:
1. It contains about 15% of protein than cow’s milk.
2. Consists of thrice the potassium in a banana, with other important minerals such as calcium, magnesium, copper and iron.
3. Very ideal fruit for diabetic patients due to low sugar & starch content.
4. Highly beneficial to our skin due to the 70-80% water contents in the fruit.
5. Various vitamins available such as A, B complex, C, E, K and folic acids as well.
The health benefits provided by this unique fruit are such as:
1. Increases the muscle and nerve health.
2. Enhances eyesight.
3. Helps in reducing bad breath.
4. The oil in avocados is very useful for treating psoriasis.
5. Regular intake of avocados helps in boosting the immune system.

Hawaiin Chicken Kababs

by Anjali J Menon

3 Tbs Soy Sauce
3 Tbs Brown Sugar
1 Tbs Sesame Oil
1/4Tsp Ground Ginger
1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
8 Boneless Chicken Breasts cut into 2 inch
Some Pineapple Chunks

1. In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar,sesame oil, ginger, and garlic powder. Stir the chicken pieces and pineapple into the marinade until well coated.Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours.
2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Thread chicken and pineapple alternately onto skewers. Grill 15 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally, or until chicken juices run clear.
4. Serve it hot with pudhina chatney....


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