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If discussions involving you invariably resolve around your grey hair, it is time to give yourself a makeover. Darker hair colors enhance the look of neatly cut styles and make men l

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by Leen B. Jesmas

Urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of non communicable diseases (NCDs), and prevent the annual toll of 16 million people dying prematurely – before the age of 70   says a WHO report–The latest global status report on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) states that the four main NCDs are cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory diseases.
A Graph on Global burden of NCD Death shows that in Africa 28 percent of all deaths in this region is due to N C D .In America it is 79 percent, Europe 87 percent and in South East Asia it is 55 percent. The report states that most premature NCD deaths are preventable. This is possible by government policies like reducing tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diets and physical inactivity, and delivering universal health care.
The Global Community has the chance to change the course of the NCD epidemic   hopes WHO.

Emil Theodor Kocher

by Deepthi T N

                                                                 Emil Theodor Kocher was the first surgeon to initiate the surgery of thyroid gland, hernia and abdomen. He also attained expertise in the treatment of dislocated shoulders and gunshot wounds. A strong advocate of Joseph Lister, the pioneer of antiseptic surgery, Kocher himself began conducting antiseptic treatments and achieved great success. Majority of the patients survived the surgeries which Kocher undertook. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1909 for his work on the treatment of goiter and other thyroid disorders. Kocher was the first surgeon to remove the thyroid gland in order to cure goiter. He also published a paper on cretinism (a condition caused by the deficiency of thyroid hormone, existing from birth, marked by dwarfism and mental disorders), explaining that cretinism occurs due to the shortage of thyroid function and it could be prevented. Kocher's research and findings helped and inspired innumerable physicians, surgeons and medical students of later generations.

Colour hair, get perfect

by Anagha Mahesh

If discussions involving you invariably resolve around your grey hair, it is time to give yourself a makeover.
Darker hair colors enhance the look of neatly cut styles and make men look youthful. If temporary hair mascaras, conditioners or trimmings have not been sufficient to conceal the silver streaks on your side burns and front flicks, it is time to hit the salon.
Men should get their hair colored at a salon the first time, instead of dyeing at home. Grey hair coloring solutions are available at salons don not involve dyeing hair with harmful chemicals. Choosing the right color tone for the first time is very important.
Image consultant and men's grooming experts insists on keeping the skin tone in mind while choosing the hair color. Go for black only if you must, as it can sometimes look too artificial, explains some eminent stylists. They also encourage men to have facial hair in a similar shade. Having colored hair and grey moustache does not work. It creates a contrast that changes the visual proportion of the face. So, if you are coloring you hair, color your moustache too.

A new gene discovery demonstrates the development of childhood epilepsy

by Bose R C


                                                                                                      LGI2, a new epilepsy gene, has been identified in the Lagotto Romagnolo dogs. This gene has found to be responsible for remission seizure in childhood epilepsies in human beings. Childhood epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disease in children. It occurs in 0.5 percent of all children between 2-10 year-old. During these ages, in a child, the development of the brain is at its peak. Childhood epilepsy is characterized by the beginning of seizures that last for a while before they subside completely. An electrical disturbance in the brain function is the cause of epileptic seizure. The mechanism of this have remained a secret. The new gene discovery can open the door for a prospect in the development of a child’s brain and the remission mechanisms in childhood epilepsies.
With this research, the pathways and mechanisms that control the development of a child's brain were gained. By this, optimization of electrical stability of brain structure and get rid of seizure in the rest of adult life can be achieved.  This study will open many doors for the research in revealing the molecular bases of the transformation taking place in the brain from its immature state in infancy to its maximal abilities in adolescence and early adulthood.
The study on gene was done by Professor Hannes Lohi and his research group at the University of Helsinki and the Folkhälsan Research Center, in association with canine DNA bank in Finland.


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                                               PINK CARAVAN RIDE
The Pink Caravan Ride, a 10-day horseback trek across the UAE to raise awareness of breast cancer, is now open for registration.
This year’s event, organised by the Friends of Cancer Patients charity, will start on March 16 to raise awareness about the early detection of breast cancer and dispel misconceptions about the disease.

Insomnia & Alcohol

by Bejoy Antony

                                                                                                Insomnia symptoms had shown a great deal of connection between usage of alcohol and suicides. There is seen a mediated moderation in gender which demonstrates for the first time. A new targeted assessment and treatment of specific sleep problems can reduce the risk of suicide among those who use beverages/alcohols.


Roasted Vegetable Medley

by Gayathri Bhavana

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 large yam, peeled and cut into 1 inch
pieces
1 large parsnip, peeled and cut into 1
inch pieces
1 cup baby carrots
1 zucchini, cut into 1 inch slices
1/2 cup roasted red peppers, cut into
1-inch pieces
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Step 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Step 2. Place the yams, parsnips, and carrots onto the baking sheets. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, then add the zucchini and asparagus, and drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Continue baking until all of the vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes more. Once tender, remove from the oven, and allow to cool for 30 minutes on the baking sheet.
Step 3. Toss the roasted peppers together with the garlic, basil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until combined. Add the roasted vegetables, and toss to mix. Serve at room temperature or cold.

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