Argentina became the world’s second country after South Africa to pass a comprehensive bill to reduce salt intake. The result is that percentage of the national population adding salt to food after cooking or sitting at table fell from 25% in 2009 to 17% in 2013. These and other findings of Argentina’s Third National Survey of Risk Factors, launched in September 2014, indicate that “Less salt, more life” is a well-designed public-private partnership that can broadly improve health.Less salt, more life” is more than a motto in Argentina: it is the title of a broad-based government programme aimed at food producers and consumers to lower salt intake for better health.Argentina’s Ministry of Health has since launched voluntary salt-reduction agreements with the leading producers of industrialized foods in the country. In a short time, more than 50 key producers agreed to reduce sodium levels over coming years in 528 products, including cheese, cookies, pasta, sausages, and soups, as well as different types of bread. Bread consumption was responsible for over 25% of the total national sodium intake.This story from Argentina is an example of the world wide effort taking place for reduction of salt.
An impressive technological innovation for the health care industry. Wireless Body Area Network ( WBAN) is a network which is operated in ,on and near to a human body. This network is primarily meant to connect patient monitoring systems , to collect data from different body sensors,diagnosis,transmitting data to remote medical databases, and controlling medical appliances, etc. WBANoffer flexibility to medical staff and mobility to patients.This network helps to filter unauthorized access to the data and connected devices and makes it more secure than while connected to an open network. This will be a great relief for the medical Fraternity and for the patients on the security treat while using devices connected to the internet . WBAN also helps to monitor athletes’ performance and assist them in training activities.WBANs could also operate in an interconnected mode to enable remote patient monitoring using telehealth/e-health applications.
Bathing with extremely hot water, harsh soaps and strong soap washes away or strips of it's natural moisture. Changing climate can seriously hamper the skin texture if you do not take care of it properly.This winter, opt for something that has a soft and supple effect avoid taking hot water baths for more than 10 minutes. Ensure you are using only lukewarm water.To avoid damage to the skin, opt for high quality soaps that moisturize your skin. Use scrubs sparingly.
Moisturizing additives like cleansers and skin conditioners are also useful, as they replace the layer of oil on the skin as you emerge from your bath. They contain oils and various humectants that help retain moisture in the skin.Instead of rubbing your skin with the towel, pat dry after a bath and moisturize immediately.If your skin is severely dry, use soap-free cleansers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration had made the access easy, to test Influenza A & B in normal clinical setup. This was made possible after granting a waiver for the nucleic acid-based test, the Alere i Influenza A & B test, under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). This testing method is first of its kind. The Alere i Influenza A & B test can be distributed to traditional setups like, laboratory sites, small clinics, emergency rooms, and other health care facilities. As per the statistics reported by CDC, more than two lack people in the United States are hospitalized each year, due to flu-related complications. Flu, otherwise called as influenza is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection, commonly caused by two types of viruses called type A and Type B.
With this decision nucleic acid-based test has made available in all clinical settings, which was not possible previously, said Alberto Gutierrez, Ph.D., director of the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.The Alere i Influenza A & B test is done by taking a swab sample from the nose of the patient, who had symptoms of flu. The test provides the result within 15 minutes and can be carried out in the presence of the patient. The FDA granted a waiver under CLIA for the test after submitting the data by the manufacturer, demonstrating the low risk of false results and easy to use. FDA has reviewed the data of clinical study conducted on more than 500 patients with symptoms of respiratory tract infection. The test for influenza, under study, was compared with an FDA-cleared molecular comparator. The Alere i Influenza A & B test had identified patients with or without influenza A and B more accurately than the comparator.
Get the best fit for successful cycling across the UAE
Cyclists’ first step is getting on a bike. But before hitting the road, they should make sure their bike is properly set up to prevent injury, experts say.Adjustments for measurements such as saddle height and reach make sure that riders are comfortable and less prone to injury.
Now a days children are more seemed to addicted to fast food well they do in school, a new study based on children health in America suggest that it mainly linked to lower grades, but other research have shown that fast food lacks certain nutrients, like iron which help cognitive development. These fast diets which is high in fat and sugar have been shown to hurt immediate memory and learning process.