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William Osler

                          William Osler is a renowned name in the field of medicine. He is regarded as the fat

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A glass of milk, good for your Heart Health

Milk is the most vividly found staple food, that can be found in most fridges and home. We consume milk in many forms. It was a part of our daily diet when in school or during school&

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by Leen B. Jesmas

The world is warned against another deadly disease named “VIOLENCE”.The report by United Nations Development Programme highlights the urgent need for more decisive action to prevent violece world wide. As per report ,the death toll by violence has risen to five lakhs globally and homicide has become the third leading cause of death for males aged between 15 to 44.Women and children are the victims of non fatal violence and the report says that one in four children has been physically abused ,one in five girls have been sexually adused and one in three women are victim of physical or sexual violence.The health consequences of violence is a not much discussed topic.“The consequences of violence on families and communities are profound, and can result in lifelong ill health for those affected” reveals the report.The world is now requested to take more steps against violence to create a more healthier society.

William Osler

by Deepthi TN

                          William Osler is a renowned name in the field of medicine. He is regarded as the father of modern medicine and medical services. Sir William Osler is also popular for his image as a practical joker. Osler was one of the founding professors at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Osler founded the medical residency option which he started off in Johns Hopkins Hospital which later spread around the world. Osler had varied interests which made him a pathologist, physician, educator, bibliophile, historian and an author. William Osler initiated training programs from physicians. He was the man who was responsible for bringing medical students out of lecture halls into practical bedside clinical training sessions. Osler played an instrumental role in bringing up the Postgraduate Medical Association where he was the first President. Osler also held the prestigious Regius Chair of Medicine at Oxford till the end of his life. Being the Physician-in-Chief of the new Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland USA he co-founded the renowned Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The greatest contribution of William Osler lies in bringing new-age changes in student learning and patient-doctor interaction in medical residency system set up by him.
Osler was a prolific author and public speaker and his public speaking and writing were both done in a clear, lucid style. His most famous work, 'The Principles and Practice of Medicine' quickly became a key text to students and clinicians alike. It continued to be published in many editions until 2001 and was translated into many languages.

A glass of milk, good for your Heart Health

by Anagha Mahesh

Milk is the most vividly found staple food, that can be found in most fridges and home. We consume milk in many forms. It was a part of our daily diet when in school or during school days. We might drink it or have it straight, add it to cereal, mix it into a smoothie or it can even be used for baking purposes.
But the most important favor you could do your heart is by switching over to a lower fat milk.By choosing a lower-fat variety of food will save your heart from many disease conditions.A whole glass of brimming milk would have 8.8 grams of fat out of which 5.4 grams is saturated. That comprises of one-third of the total of saturated fats most people should be having in a whole day course. The chances of getting other ill health conditions such as colon cancer, diabetes etc will also  get reduced. The only dairy products included in anti-inflammatory diet are high quality natural cheeses and yogurt.
In contrast to all these advantageous characteristics, an emerging research has indicated that high intake of milk could prove to bring certain negative impact too, so the consumption should be in moderation.Milk consumption irrespective of the fat level is associated with a lower blood pressure and reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes..The fats in whole dairy foods are highly complex and contain beneficial ingredients.If you drink a glass of milk a day, swapping from dark blue to green or yellow top milk saves you 2.8kg of fat in a year.

why medicine should not be taken without doctors prescription?

by Bose R C


                                                  Yes, it is always safe to take a medication after  a proper written authorization from the doctor or pharmacist. Because doctors consider number of points before prescribing the medicines. The first point that comes to their mind is Hippocrates advice, “  First, do no harm”. First of all benefits versus risk is considered and prescribed only where necessary.Sometime medicines may be more dangerous than being beneficial.  If you fail to take the medicines correctly, you may have a serious adverse reaction which may be even fatal. Doctor is responsible for prescribing the right medication, and your pharmacist is in charge of giving the right drug with appropriate instruction and you are responsible for taking these medications as directed. 
Before prescribing the drug, doctor considers your age, whether you have hepatic or renal problems, and they also consider, if you have any concurrent medication. Doctors and pharmacists know the exact dose for you, number and duration between the doses, at what time the drug has to be taken,  for the optimum benefit without much adverse effect. Doctors and pharmacists know, how the drug acts on the patient and what are the probable adverse effect that could happen  with the drug and the dose taken. Based on this knowledge they can caution you and give you appropriate instructions.
It is up to you to ask the doctor why a particular medicine is been prescribed, how to take it and for how long. Ask your doctor or the pharmacist if you are  not sure about something. Sometimes medicines can interact with each other or even with some foods. So, tell your doctor about any medicines you are taking, including prescription, over-the-counter and complementary medicines, vitamin supplements and herbal medicines.
Beware of buying medicines online because, you may have risk of buying fake, out-of-date, poor quality or unsafe medicines. Before and after you buy a medicine online, you have to talk to your doctor or pharmacist, whether the particular medicine is suitable for you or not. Hence it is always said that, it is safe to take medicine only with a  written prescription from your doctor and it has to be dispensed by an authorised pharmacist only.


Health Headlines

by Vijayalakshmi Vijayakrishnan

                                                                                     Dubai Health Authority Launch Arthritis Registry
An arthritis registry has been launched by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).Essa Al Maidoor, director general of the DHA, said during the launch ceremony on Sunday that such registries are important to understand the prevalence, pattern and treatment methods for diseases and are important for research.He said the registry will record the prevalence of six major musculoskeletal diseases including arthritis among patients at DHA hospitals.

Wireless sensors for Brain

by Bejoy Antony

                       The new research in the field of Neuroscience has been limited by the cables required to fetch brain sensors to computer for analysis. Scientist have now discovered a new advanced way of communication through wireless brain-sensing system to acquire high-fidelity neural information during animal behavior studies.


CHOCOLATE CARAMEL COOKIES

by Saranya Sasi

1 (17.5 ounce) package Betty Crocker Double
Chocolate Chunk cookie mix
1 egg
1/4 cup oil
2 tablespoons water
48 chocolate-coated caramel candies

1.Preheat oven to 375°F.
2.In medium-size bowl, stir cookie mix, egg, oil and water until soft dough forms. Roll the dough into rounded tablespoon-size balls.
3.Stuff 1 chocolate-coated caramel candy into the center of each ball, enclosing the chocolate in the middle of the cookie. Place onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
4.Bake 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are just set. Cool a minute or two on the baking sheet and then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.
5.Sprinkle with sea salt if desired. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

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