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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS-OCTOBER 1

A demographic revolution is underway throughout the world. Today, world-wide, there
are around 600 million persons aged 60 years and over; this total will double by 2025 and will reach virtually two billion by 2050 - the vast majority of them in the developing world.

In our fast ageing world, older people will increasingly play a critical role - through volunteer work, transmitting experience and knowledge, helping their families with caring responsibilities and increasing their participation in the paid labour force.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

WE ALL LOOK THE SAME WHEN WE GET ANGRY

When we get angry, we all tend to make the same face like lowering our eyebrows, clenching our jaws, and flaring our nostrils. But as to why people all around the world make that same angry face, scientists really weren’t quite sure.

But a new study suggests that our facial expression of anger evolved because it made us appear physically stronger.

According to a recent study performed at the University of California, Santa Barbara and at Griffith University in Australia, a person’s facial features, when angry have certain functional advantages that have caused the specific appearance of the face to evolve.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

PACEMAKER WITHOUT BATTERY-DERIVE ENERGY FROM HEART BEAT

A prototype of a battery-free cardiac pacemaker has been developed by a Swiss researcher based on an automatic wristwatch.

The technology harvests energy from the motion of the heart with the help of 200-year-old principles used to power self-winding watches. This means it could remove the need for operations to replace pacemaker batteries about every seven to ten years.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

WORLD DEAF DAY 2014




This year September 28  is World Deaf Day. It is usually celebrated on the last Sunday of September.

History of World Deaf Day

A person named, Granville Richard Seymour Redmond (born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA in the year 1871) got deafness because of the scarlet fever in his early childhood. He was

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

OLDEST LIVING MAN IN THE WORLD


Japan’s Sakari Momoi is the world’s oldest living man at 111 years, and, as of today, 230 days old.

Mr. Momoi took the title after Mr Alexander Imich (NY, United States) passed away on 8 June 2014 aged 111 years 124 days.

He was born on 5 February 1903 in Soma (now, Minami Soma), Fukushima, only a day after Mr. Alexander Imich, Mr. Momoi became a teacher and later worked as the principal of high schools in Fukushima and Saitama prefecture.

He likes reading, especially Chinese poetry. He also enjoyed traveling around Japan with his wife before she passed away.

His family is very pleased with the record, but requesting for the peaceful atmosphere for their father.

Monday, 22 September 2014

SOFTWARE TO SPOT RARE DISORDERS USING PHOTOGRAPHS

A team of scientists from the University of Oxford has developed software that can spot rare genetical conditions by analyzing family photographs.

Many genetic conditions are known to exist but impossible to test for, because the gene variants that cause them haven't actually yet been identified. Instead, doctors often rely on pronounced facial features to make a diagnosis, because up to 40 percent of rare disorders give rise to distinctive differences in appearance.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

A SMART PHONE APPLICATION DEVELOPED TO DETECT JAUNDICE IN NEW BORN



Engineers and physicians at the University of Washington have developed an app called BiliCam that can detect jaundice in newborns using just a smartphone’s camera and flash plus a color calibration card the size of a business card.

Jaundice is a yellowish discoloration of the skin resulting from an excess amount of bilirubin in the blood. Severe jaundice can cause kernicterus and brain damage.

MBBS STUDENTS WILL TREAT PATIENTS FROM 1ST YEAR ONWARDS-NEW SYLLABUS FROM MCI

MBBS students will treat patients in the first year of their studies, according to the new curriculum proposed by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

MCI is planning the revision for the undergraduate (UG) medical curriculum, which is set to be the first important revamp of the MBBS curriculum in the last 17 years.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

MORE THAN 2 CRORE CHILDREN IN INDIA ARE MALNOURISHED

Recent reports show that in India more than 2 crore ( about 2.3 Cr) children are malnourished or under weight.

Delhi, the capital of the country reported that over 35 percent which is about 7 lakh children going to anganwadis are under weight.

The northeastern states have a lesser rate of malnourished children of about 10 percent. The other two larger states with relatively lower malnourished rates are Tamil Nadu (18 percent) and Maharashtra (11 percent).

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

MAN WITH THE LONGEST TONGUE


 This is Nick Stoeberl. He got into Guinness World Records by a tongue.

Stoeberl, 22, an artist and comedian from Monterey, California, has been trying to get official recognition for his massive tongue for two years.

Guinness World Records finally measured him earlier this year and declared Stoeberl's titanic tongue measured 3.97 inches from tip to closed lip.

He beat the previous record holder, Stephen Taylor, a 52-year-old British man whose tongue measures about 3.86 inches.