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Adrian Kantrowitz

                             Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz was an eminent surgeon and a pioneer in the field of p

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Coconut milk for Hair Health

Coconut milk is a thick liquid being extracted from grated coconut. It has got a rich creamy liquid that is not only used for it's culinary applications but also known for it'

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by Leen B. Jesmas

Eight Hospitals were fined for medical errors in US says a recent media report. "Medical error rates are decreasing nationwide, yet hospitals face tougher penalties for preventable harm than ever before.The penalties hit both lesser-known and prestigious facilities. The renowned Cleveland Clinic and the highly rated UCLA Medical Center were among those that are losing 1 percent of their total Medicare reimbursements from last Oct. 1 through September of this year."says the report. The report, which estimated that between 44,000 and 98,000 Americans died each year from avoidable medical errors, spurred the federal government to get serious about identifying and fixing the practices that can lead to those mistakes.Medical Errors are still one of the leading cause for death in even developed countries like USA.It is said that Errors kill more people than car accidents. The Medical community consider the Year ahead as a period for corrective actions against this Killer Human Errors.

Adrian Kantrowitz

by Deepthi T N

                             Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz was an eminent surgeon and a pioneer in the field of pediatric cardiology. He and his team of surgeons performed the world's first pediatric heart transplant at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn on December 6, 1967. This surgery happened in America just three days after the first ever human heart transplant took place in South Africa, performed by Dr. Christiaan Barnard. Thus Kantrowitz is credited with performing the world's second ever human heart transplant. The fact that he became one of the greatest ever cardiologists of his time would not have come as a surprise to those who knew him. According to his mother, little Adrian knew from the age of three that he wanted to be a doctor. After completing his medical studies he served in the Army for a couple of years before delving deep into the field of cardiology. He had spent years studying the human heart and had performed several heart transplants on dogs before performing the heart surgery that would usher in a new era in human organ transplants. Working along with his brother Arthur, he also invented the intra-aortic balloon pump which served as the precursor to the implantable pacemaker. For all his contributions to the world of cardiology including his many inventions, he received a lifetime achievement award from the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs in 2001.

Coconut milk for Hair Health

by Anagha Mahesh

Coconut milk is a thick liquid being extracted from grated coconut. It has got a rich creamy liquid that is not only used for it's culinary applications but also known for it's health benefits too.Because of its high vitamin E and fat content, coconut milk acts as a natural moisturizer that nourishes and hydrates the hair strand from root to the tip. It eliminates dryness, flakiness and itchiness of the scalp and restores its optimal moisture levels.Coconut milk also helps keep microbial infections away from hair and scalp. Applying coconut milk on your hair nourishes and hydrates your skin to keep certain diseases like psoriasis at bay and thus gives long and strong hair.  A protein treatment once in a while can improve your hair growth. Protein treatment reaches the shaft of your hair and makes it grow. Protein treatments are also essential to prevent hair breakage. A protein treatment at least once in a month can nourish your hair. Coconut milk acts as a best protein agent By mixing some organic compunds and coconut milk you can very well cure baldness. Take about 50 ml of coconut milk and try mixing it with 10 ml of plain yoghurt.  Massage it properly on your scalp and hair to get rid of baldness.
 

Phoxillum, A Renal Replacement Solution was approved by FDA

by Bose R C


                                                    The Food and Drug Administration has approved Phoxillum, a replacement solution used during hemofiltration therapy. This is a product manufactured by, Baxter International,  and it is expected to be available in the second quarter of this year. Phoxillum can correct electrolyte and acid-base imbalances in the blood and can replace the plasma volume removed during ultrafiltration.Phoxillum can be prescribed for both pediatric and adult patients.  No major concerns have been arisen from the use of it in geriatric patients. No controlled study had yet been done on pregnant women, but not expected to cause any harm to the fetus or affect women's reproductive capacity.  The solution is excreted through breast milk, but may not affect the nursing baby.Phoxillum, is a solution containing phosphate in a 5 litter bag. This can help to treat the patient having low levels of inorganic phosphate in the blood. This condition is usually seen in patient undergoing hemofiltration and may develop acute kidney injury  in an intensive care environment.The patients, who are undergoing hemofiltration should be monitored regularly, the hemodynamic status and fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance throughout the procedure. If the abnormalities in the plasma concentration of potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphate is  developed during hemofiltration, it can be corrected by altering the formulations of replacement solution, according to the manufacturer.


Health Headlines

by Vijayalakshmi Vijayakrishnan

                                                                                        Dubai doctors participate in aid for Gaza children
A team of doctors from Dubai helped treat Palestinian children in Gaza for a range of health problems during an eight-day medical visit.The camp was organised by UK-based charities, The Palestinian Relief Fund (PCRF) and The Little Wings Foundation. Their mission was made more difficult after Israeli authorities confiscated 350 kilograms of medical equipment the team brought along.

Physical Violence against Women

by Bejoy Antony

                      Physical violence towards women by men seems to have a great impact on women's mental health. A new study provides a path that glimpse variety of negative health effects regarding this kind of violence.Violence against women, also known as interpersonal violence, is a crime of power and control. It occurs in the context of many different types of relationships and takes many forms. The variation in the key steroid hormone effectively makes a depression in the women's behaviour. 


Braised Balsamic Chicken

by Anjali J Menon

6 Boneless Chicken Breasts
1/2 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp Dried Basi
Ground Pepper and Garlic Salt to taste
1 tsp Dried Oregano
2 tbs Olive Oil
1 Onion, thin sliced
1 Can Diced Tomato

1. Marinate chicken breasts with garlic salt and pepper.
2. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat, cook chicken breasts until chicken is browned. Add onion; cook and stir until onion is browned.
3. Pour diced tomatoes and Balsamic vinegar over chicken; season with basil and  oregano. Simmer until the juices run clear, about 15 minutes.
4. Serve It Hot and Delicious.

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