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Sunday, 25 January 2015

REVOLUTIONARY DEVICE COUPLER FOUND TO LOWER BP

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have invented a revolutionary device that can significantly lower blood pressure among patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure
The device was developed by ROX Medical and named the 'Coupler'. The device is basically a paper clip sized implant, which is inserted between the artery and vein in the upper thigh, in a procedure lasting around 40 minutes under local anaesthetic.

Scientists led a randomised, blinded endpoint clinical trial with patients from multiple European Centres of Hypertension Excellence - including the Barts Blood Pressure Clinic at Barts Health NHS Trust in east London - all of whom had resistant high blood pressure and had not responded to at least three types of drug treatment.

The team compared the effects of the Coupler versus usual medical treatment in 83 patients of whom 44 received the ROX Coupler therapy. Patients who received the Coupler experienced a significant and durable reduction in blood pressure. There were also a reduced number of hypertensive complications and hospital admissions for high blood pressure crises.

The Coupler also worked well among patients who had failed to respond to renal denervation (another new approach to treating high blood pressure), suggesting the Coupler targets different mechanisms of blood pressure control.

However, patients who had not previously been treated with renal denervation experienced the same level or more of blood pressure reduction. In addition, unlike renal denervation, this new device-based treatment is fully reversible, immediate and pain-free.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

13 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER FORCED MOTHER TO ABORT 2ND CHILD

A 44-year-old pregnant woman in Wuhan, Hubei province has reportedly aborted her unborn child after her 13-year-old daughter threatened to commit suicide this past week.

Wuhan Evening News reports that the woman, surnamed Xiao, is a housewife and her husband runs a company. They both decided to have a second child after China relaxed its one-child policy, which now permits couples to have two children if one of the parents is an only child.

"After Wen Wen [Xiao's first child] learned about my pregnancy, she often said she would jump to her death from a building if we kept the baby," said Xiao. "She threw things at home to vent her anger."

Wen Wen later threatened to play hooky, run away from home, skip her senior high school entrance exam and even kill herself.

When Xiao saw cut marks on Wen Wen's arm, she and her husband were on high alert. Afraid of losing their first daughter, Xiao, with the company of her husband, went to a hospital and ended her pregnancy after 13 weeks.

Friday, 23 January 2015

6 DAY OLD BABY DONATED HER KIDNEYS AND LIVER CELLS !

Doctors have performed the first organ transplants from a newborn in the UK.
In a procedure described as a milestone in neonatal care, a six-day-old baby girl's kidneys and liver cells were given to two separate recipients after her heart stopped beating.

Writing in the journal Archives of Diseases in Childhood, doctors describe the case of the baby girl who was born in extremely poor health. Tests suggest she had been starved of oxygen before birth and despite resuscitation had profound brain damage.

Her parents agreed that her organs could be donated once her heart stopped beating.
Her kidneys were given to a patient with renal failure. And in a separate operation her liver cells were transfused to someone with a failing liver.

Medics said the surgery was incredibly difficult and intricate. The kidneys at this stage of life are around 5cm long. Doctors hope the donated organs will completely transform the lives of the recipients.

They have not disclosed any further information about the patients who were given her organs. But they say the neonatal organs could be donated to young babies, children or even adults.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

TAIWANESE MAN DIES AFTER A 3-DAY INTERNET GAMING

 
Taiwanese Man Dies After a 3-day Internet Gaming Binge

A 32 year old man in Taiwan reportedly died suddenly due to prolonged computer gaming. Doctors confirmed that the deceased, identified as Hsieh, suffered cardiac failure, after a 3-day gaming binge at an Internet cafe in Kaohsiung city. It was unclear what Hsieh was playing at the time of his death, with the report describing it only as 'combat computer games'.

The man was found slumped motionless in his chair in the cafe. The Taipei Times reported that other initially thought he was sleeping, but when an employee realized he was not breathing he was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The employee said, "Hsieh was a regular customer here and always played for consecutive days. When tired, he would sleep face-down on the table or doze off slumped in his chair. That is why we were not aware of his condition in the beginning."

This case came after a 38 year old man was found dead at an Internet cafe in New Taipei City on January 1 following 5 days straight of video game binging. Police said, "In both cases other patrons appeared nonchalant about the deaths, continuing playing even when tables were cordoned off for investigators to gather evidence."


Wednesday, 14 January 2015

DOG DETECTED BREAST CANCER IN THE MASTER

A woman has had an aggressive cancerous tumour removed after the dog she rescued from a life of misery sniffed out an aggressive tumour in the nick of time.

Josie Conlan, 46, had no idea she had a cancerous lump in her breast until her two-year- old border collie Ted began to repeatedly cry, paw and nuzzle at her chest - and she now credits him with saving her life.

The mother-of-four from Stockton-on-Tees wondered what was wrong, and when she put her hand to her chest she realised she had a lump.

She visited her GP and was diagnosed with cancer but has now had the tumour, which she was told was advanced at grade three, removed.

She has also been given the welcome news that the disease has not spread to her lymph nodes. In the two weeks before she was operated on the lump had grown by an incredible five millimetres and Josie believes that if it wasn't for Ted she could have been dead by summer.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Saturday, 10 January 2015

HEALTHIEST SOUTH INDIAN STAR SURVEY 2014- FINAL




Kunchakko Boban V/s Vikram

Starts on- January 10th at 8.00 PM
Ends on -January 15th at 8.00 PM

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Sunday, 4 January 2015

SWINE FLU ALERT REPORTED AT INDIAN CAPITAL

Latest reports suggest that the capital, Delhi has two fresh cases of swine flu. According to the source, a 12-year old girl and 31-year-old woman have been infected with the virus.

Two cases of swine flu were registered in the Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Jaipur.
The administration of the hospital came into action where special wards were opened and a special team of doctors was deputed to treat swine flu cases.

Additional Superintendent of the hospital, Ajit Singh, said that the two cases were registered within a week.
"This year two cases have been registered and we are providing them treatment and I hope that these two patients are cured soon," said Singh.
He also pointed out that the swine flu cases have declined. In 2013, 36 deaths were recorded while six deaths took place in 2014 in Jaipur.
"If we consider  figures of 2014, there has been a decline in the number of swine flu cases and mortality. The spread of this disease has been controlled to a great extent," Singh added.
Children, elderly people and those suffering from respiratory problems are highly susceptible to the virus.

Friday, 2 January 2015

HEALTHIEST SOUTH INDIAN YOUNG STAR SURVEY 2014-SEMIFINAL 2-TAMIL


Semifinal 2

Starts on : January 4 at 8.00 PM
Ends on : January 9 at 8.00 PM
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Who is the healthiest ?
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MALARIA TREATMENT IN KIDS WITH NEW DRUG COMBO FOUND EFFECTIVE

A combination of artemisinin and naphthoquine drugs could help in treatment of malaria caused by multiple parasite species in children, found a new research.

The Study done by University of Western Australia examined children with Plasmodium falciparum infections and some with Plasmodium vivax infections, and found that artemisinin-naphthoquine was non-inferior than artemether-lumefantrine for treating Plasmodium falciparum, but was more effective for treating Plasmodium vivax.

The research explained that there are two species of Papua New Guinea i.e. Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax that are responsible for the majority of malaria infections and similarly have two different anti-malarial drugs.

Tim Davis of University of Western Australia concluded that the efficacy, tolerability, and safety of three daily doses of artemisinin-naphthoquine should be considered together with other currently available effective combination therapies for treatment of uncomplicated malaria in Papua New Guinea and similar epidemiologic settings with transmission of multiple Plasmodium species

The research is published in PLOS Medicine.

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