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Doctor Google dangerous for Health

Chandigarh: Less than five hours or more than 10 hours sleep is dangerous for everyone, it may cause health complications. Due to Sleep conditions 30 per cent increase have been notices in number of diabetic patients. Dr Shashank R Joshi, president, Association of Physicians of India stated this while addressing 69th annual conference in Ludhiana.

Health-websearchDr Shashank told that in a survey they found sleep disorders more common in working people. He said Apart from enough sleep, sleeping at the appropriate time is also essential. People who go to bed quite late, have a tendency to gain weight. He explained the development may be risky and could cause critical additional complications.

He told Doctor Google is dangerous these days because few or less understanding after searching the web is dangerous many times. He suggested not to search web for resolving health problems but alternatively visit doctor. He also said that we should stay away from fried and Junk foods and reduce the common salt intake while increase water intake for good health.

Appropriate footwear prevents back pain

If the shoes hurts the foot, they also hurt the back. If the shoes are too tight, too hard or too high, it can damage the spine and joints. if you wants to prevent back pain, you should wear right shoes.

It is therefore important that both in width as length shoes fits well, have flat heels and absorbing shocks. This will be the right action towards Healthy Back. Basically, shoes should promote the natural rolling of the foot, such as with a sole that is on the front and back a little bent upwards. The shoe must also give the heel protected grip, the specialists stress.

National eye donation fortnight celebrated

Aligarh:   The Eye Bank of Institute of Ophthalmology, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University is observing National Eye Donation fortnight which will conclude on September 8, 2013.

Prof. Humayun Ashraf, Director of the Institute, said that he is trying to increase instrumental and mobile facilities at the Eye Bank. He said that Cornea specialty will also be started at the Institute soon. Prof. Ashraf said that AMU Eye Bank is one of the recognized Bank in India which is providing Cornea transplantation facilities.

Dr. Adeeb Alam Khan, Office Incharge and Coordinator of Eye Bank, said that the eye bank was started in January 2006 and since then 45 eyes keratoplasty have been conducted. He said 1147 people have taken eye donation pledge and 753 people are in waiting for registration for corneal transplantation.

Dr. Adeeb Alam said that anyone who is in the age group of 1 to 75 years, can donate eyes. People above 75 years of age can also make donations for medical education and research purposes. He said that it was a high time to make eye donation and people should step forward in large numbers to make eye donations. Dr. Khan said that further information for eye donation can be obtained on mobile numbers 9412527164, 9837252564, 9756604641 and 8755461186.

Drinking water helps weight loss

Suspected for some time, now researchers have come to the conclusion that regularly drinking water before meals can help losing weight. This is clear from the analysis of various German and international studies. According to a report published in the journal “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.” half a liter of water before each meal resulted loss of one to two kilos body weight within three month.

Scientists analyzed about 5,000 entries in databases of studies and articles in professional journals and found 13 studies were on the effect of water onto the weight. Two studies contained results that confirmed the positive assumption. The participants in the study, who drank regular water before dinner, lose from one to two kilograms more than those who did not.  Drink a glass of water before meals is a well-known trick to eat less.

AMU doctors conduct first Workshop on Arterial Blood Gas Analysis

Aligarh:  Professor S. Moied Ahmed, ICU Incharge, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, along with his team members, Dr Abu Nadeem, Dr Obaid Siddiqui, Asst. Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, Dr Kamil Ashraf, Asst Professor, Department of Medicine and Dr Asad Mahmood, Emergency Medical Officer, conducted one-day workshop on “Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Analysis in Acute Care”, at Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi.

In the inaugural speech, Professor MC Misra, Chief of Apex Trauma Centre AIIMS & Organizing Chairman of the workshop, mentioned that though ABG analysis is one of the essential investigations in the management of critically ill patients, such workshops are rarely organized to discuss the aspects of this analysis. He thanked Prof. Moied and his team for accepting the challenge to conduct the workshop for the first time in AIIMS Trauma Centre. Prof. Misra assured that the workshop will be a regular event so that the doctors, nurses, and technicians get confidence and develop expertise in interpreting ABG.

Prof.S Moied Ahmed, the Coordinator of the workshop, said that with the advancement in patient management ABG has become an integral component of the existing battery of investigations in acute care setting. Primarily, it projects the partial pressure of oxygen, and carbon dioxide and the acid-base status of blood.  Thereby, it helps to understand the underlying pathology of the disease process and initiates management accordingly. The resident doctors lack deep knowledge of the subject as it is not being taught in an elaborate manner in the undergraduate and post graduate courses. He said that the ABG interpretation is a very pertinent topic for a workshop not only for the doctors but also for the Nursing staff and technicians, who are responsible for immediate care in the Emergency, ICU and Operating Room.

The workshop comprised of pre-workshop and post-workshop evaluation of the delegates, didactic lectures and work-stations. Prof. Moied expressed sincere thanks to Prof. S. Haleem, Chairman, Department of Anaesthesiology, JNMC, senior teachers of the department and his team members for working cohesively to reach their mission.

AMU celebrates Oral Hygiene Day

Aligarh: The Department of Periodontia and Community Dentistry, Dr. ZA Dental College, Aligarh Muslim University organized a dental checkup camp at the Junior School, Jawan as part of celebrations on Oral Hygiene Day under the guidance of Prof. Afshan Bey.

On the occasion, Dr. Neha Aggarwal and Dr. Amitabh Varshney along with their student supports Dr. Naheed, Dr. Zehra, Dr. Saurabh, Dr. Surabhi Dr. Summaiya and Dr. Sheikh Shabaz attended the camp. Oral hygiene education was provided to the children followed by a free dental check up.

Saudi government warns pilgrims to Mecca over coronavirus

Every year millions of Muslims make a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Ministry of Health warns this year from the dangerous coronavirus, especially old people, pregnant women, children and people with chronic diseases to to to postpone the Hajj to another year.
According to the latest data from the World Health Organization ( WHO)in the Arab region 45 people have died from the novel coronavirus so far . A total of 81 cases of the disease have so far been registered worldwide, most of them in Saudi Arabia, where it was also the first death in June 2012.

According to the Robert Koch Institute, two cases had been in Germany, one of which was fatal.  This is related to the SARS virus, triggers flu-like symptoms and can lead to renal failure and severe pneumonia cause. By the WHO, the virus is considered “danger to the whole world.” So far, neither the original source of the infection is resolved, nor how it is transmitted. However, one can conclude from the previous cases of infection, that the novel coronavirus can also be passed from person to person.

The Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, the Hajj, one next to the Ramadan fasting to the so-called five pillars of Islam and performs year for millions of years in Saudi Arabia. Mecca pilgrims are advised to be vaccinated against meningitis and prove this on entry as well. In addition, vaccination against influenza and polio are recommended. The Catholic faithful are required during the pilgrimage in October to wash their hands regularly with soap and use a tissue when coughing and sneezing. If there is a mass influx, it is advisable to a mouth guard.

High amounts of vitamins could decrease your life span up to one fourth

Taking vitamin supplements in high amounts could be bad for your health, say scientists. A research found that voles who were given a lot of natural vitamins C and E had decreased lifespan up to one fourth. Researchers said the results increase the concerns about the advantages of taking the vitamin supplements.
The body system does not make vitamin C but gets it from fruits and veggies. It only needs 40 mg a day to keep tissues healthier.

Vitamin E  is found in meals such as almonds, plant seeds, and cereal products.  A man needs just 4 mg a day and a woman should have 3 mg per day. But pills available in health stores contains hundred times more quantity of vitamins. Researchers say that voles were used for the analysis as providing such large amounts of vitamins to people would be risky. High amounts of nutritional anti-oxidants, such as natural vitamins, are generally recommended to slowly the procedure of  aging by reducing the destruction to necessary protein, fats, and DNA.

Previous analysis had proven the life of rats could be prolonged by providing them supplements, but in voles, they had much smaller life on giving additional Supplement E or C.  Figures released by “FSA” Organization revealed that there were only 11 responses to dietary supplements over an 11 year period, the majority of them is small type of damage.

Too much calcium increase mortality

Shimla: The mineral calcium which is taken daily with food is essential for bone health. There are indications that the additional intake of calcium can lead to more heart attacks, strokes and deaths. The German Society of Endocrinology (DGE) says that calcium is better as  food and not as supplementary feed.

The mineral calcium makes up about 1.5 percent of body mass in the human body, is essential for the stringing bones and teeth, but also important for the “signal propagation” within the cells. Calcium is mainly found in milk and dairy products, some vegetables, such as in broccoli, kale, fennel or leeks and mineral waters, but also in normal drinking water, in particular when no scale filter are installed in the lines.

An additional intake of calcium supplements to prevent osteoporosis is only recommended if adequate calcium intake through diet is not guaranteed. A survey last year finds that about half of the U.S. population takes calcium tablets.

Another study by Swedish researchers over fifty thousand women found the relationship between calcium intake and mortality. High daily calcium intake of 1400 mg was associated with more deaths due to heart attacks.

Iron helps to prevent premenstrual syndrome

Shimla: Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst found in a study that women who eat foods rich in iron are 30-40% less likely to develop pre-menstrual syndrome, compared to women who do not consume foods rich in this element. The study was one of the first that evaluated the impact of dietary and minerals on premenstrual symptoms.

The iron has a role in the production of serotonin, a chemical that regulates mood and emotions. This mineral also helps prevent fatigue, it is important for cognitive function, helps to improve muscle function and reduces fatigue. The researchers used data on about 3,000 women to study the benefit of iron for premenstrual syndrome. Iron is found in meat, fish and poultry, but also in beans, cereals and pasta.