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Be Alert, the first e-murder  may happen in next 75 days..It is possible to attack, harm and kill a human being over internet  and the criminals are on their way to the w

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Addiction to Sugary Foods

Cookies, cakes, candies, cone high with ice creams, are so tempting that we feel like consuming them What exactly matters that makes sugary food so hard to resist?Sugar describes a cl

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by Leen B. Jesmas

The reason for one of every four deaths in US is cancer,says the 2014 report of American Cancer Society. Cancer has become the second most common disease for death in US.As per the report,it is estimated that there will be 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the US in 2014.Last day, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a European Code against cancer. The Code emphasizes the importance of avoiding tobacco, alcohol, and excessive sun exposure as well as the benefits of maintaining a healthy body weight and being physically active. It also recommends participation in organized programmes for bowel, breast, and cervical cancer screening.In the European Union, there are currently an estimated 2.66 million new cancer cases and 1.28 million cancer-related deaths per year. Moreover, due to the effects of population growth and ageing, the burden of cancer in Europe is projected to increase in the coming years and decades.
Knowledge about the causes of cancer, and interventions to prevent and manage the disease is extensive. Cancer can be reduced and controlled by implementing evidence-based strategies for cancer prevention, early detection of cancer and management of patients with cancer. Many cancers have a high chance of cure if detected early and treated adequately,says the WHO guide line.The alert against cancer should not be confined to regions or nations. Being a global threat the whole world should take up the war against this deadly disease.

E Murder

by Nikhil Raj N.

Be Alert, the first e-murder  may happen in next 75 days..It is possible to attack, harm and kill a human being over internet  and the criminals are on their way to the world's first e- murder. European Union Law Agency and IID, the US security Agency, predicts the same.Internet connected medical equipments like Pace makers, Insulin Pumps, Defibrillator etc are the new weapons of online criminals.Once these devices are hacked, they can harm or even kill its users remotely. Hackers are also targeting the home appliances, which are connected to internet. It is believed that computers of health care professionals and of hospitals are the major source of information for these hackers. Security professionals have already started research to prevent this. It is a warning to all internet users to tighten the security in your computers and other devices connected to internet.Any how Just wait to know who will be the first "e-cain" and "e-abel".

Addiction to Sugary Foods

by Anagha Mahesh

Cookies, cakes, candies, cone high with ice creams, are so tempting that we feel like consuming them What exactly matters that makes sugary food so hard to resist?Sugar describes a class of molecules called carbohydrates.If you check and go through the list of things you buy on monthly basis there are abundance of sugar content in many of the foods we buy such as glucose, sucrose, fructose, lactose, starch and dextrose found in raw sugar, honey, fruit juices, etc.Sugar is not only found or added into sweets, confectioneries and deserts but also added to tomato sauce, yogurt and dried fruits.What exactly happens when you touch a little bit of sugar through tongue? It activates the sweet taste receptors present in on your tongue. These receptors then send a signal upto the brain and from there it goes to other main parts of the brain such as cerebral cortex, thus makes us feel like having more of sugary products.

NOW, PAINLESS INJECTION IS ALMOST A REALITY

by Bose R C


Scientists after very long research have almost succeeded in finding out a new technique of injecting flu shots, vaccines and other medications, without pain. Researchers led by Mi-ae Park et al, at Seoul National University in South Korea, claims that, this new device uses an erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG, laser), to produce a small stream, accurate dose of liquid drug. It uses laser beam technique at lower energy to inject the drug painlessly. The jet of liquid medicine is slightly thicker than a human hair and ejects out at the speed of 100ft/ second. The pressure applied by the jet is slightly higher than the skin tensile strength. The microjet of liquid drug penetrates into the skin without splashing back. Although various studies were done using Piston-like microjet injectors, but it was very difficult to control the strength of the jet and dose of the drug. The latest laser-driven microjet injector can accurately control the depth that the drug has to penetrate and the dose of the medications.Initially the study was conducted on guinea pigs. The drug was injected up to few millimeters beneath the skin without any damage to the tissue. Now, scientists are working to develop a very low-cost replaceable micro-injectors for clinical use and soon will be used in the settings like mass vaccination of children.


Health Headlines

by Vijayalakshmi Vijayakrishnan

                  Mubadala launch round the clock telemedicine centre
Expert medical consultation is now just a phone call away. On Monday, Mubadala Healthcare announced the opening of Abu Dhabi Telemedicine Centre, a joint venture between Mubadala and Switzerland’s telemedicine provider Medgate. The services are offered exclusively through the National Health Insurance Company, or Daman, to its Thiqa and Enhanced plan members.
 

Older mothers have high risk mutated mitochondrial DNA

by Bejoy Antony

Accumulations of mutated DNA in mitochondria of maternal egg cells can be predicted with the help of “maternal age effect”. Scientists have also revealed that mutated DNA can be transmitted to the offspring. These changes in mito-DNA cause more than 200 diseases and may give us a glimpse to diseases such as diabetics, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Meet The Masters

VGM Hospital is dedicated to enhance the quality of health of the patient by providing preventive healthcare and specialised medical treatment at affordable cost, says Dr. V.G Mohan Prasad, Chairman, VGM Hospital Coimbatore.He was participating in our program “Meet the Masters”. He says that his vision is to make the hospital one of finest health care institutions in the world, providing Quality Medical Care services with state of the art technology while maintaining easy accessibility, affordability and equality to all people.Dr Mohan is the first gastroenterologist to enter into Coimbatore in 1987. His passion was to have a single super speciality hospital for gastroenterology,hepatology and endoscopy as it enables to get new gadgets and this was one of the features of inclination which motivated him to start a hospital.“Care for your body because the body has to care for you and has to run for years and years” is the message he shares with the Medi BizTv Crew.


Black Bean Side Dish

by Anjali J Menon

1 can Black Beans
1 tbs chopped cilantro
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic, chopped
1/4 tsp pepper
salt to taste

 In a saucepan, mix beans, onion, and garlic,
 and bring to boil.
 Reduce heat to medium-low.
 Season with cilantro, pepper, and salt.
 Simmer for 5 minutes, and serve.

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