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Brain Lacks Nucleotide Excision Repair Factors, A DNA Repairing Factor

A recent research study found that brain cell cannot repair its damaged DNA. This research work was led by Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale and this study were publish

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Yogurt: The super health Food

Yogurt has got many health benefits. Yogurt is a popular food that is widely used all over India. It is also said that consuming yogurt before embarking on a journey will ensure safet

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by Leen B. Jesmas

The latest concern of United State of America’s Health sector is the growing after effects of smoking. A recent study reveals that at least five diseases and 60000 deaths in an year is the result of tobacco consumption. In addition to the well known after effects of smoking like lung cancer, chronic lung disease, hart attack the researchers have now found that smoking is linked to the increased risks of infection, kidney disease, intestinal diseases and heart and lung ailments. The experts list 21 diseases that are caused by smoking. It is found that about 42 million Americans smoke .21 percent of men and 15 percent of women are smokers. Research says that their death rates are two three times higher than those people who never smoked.Now, the researchers say that though people are already informed about the dangers of smoking, it is important to let the public know that there is yet more bad news on smoking.

Brain Lacks Nucleotide Excision Repair Factors, A DNA Repairing Factor

by Bose R C

A recent research study found that brain cell cannot repair its damaged DNA. This research work was led by Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale and this study were published in the journal Photochemistry and Photobiology.Previously, it was believed that, repairing of damaged DNA was same at all parts of the body, but this study proved otherwise.The study was done to investigate the distribution of two nucleotide excision repair (NER) factors,  the protein xeroderma pigmentosum group A and B, on various part of the brain. The research team used rat brain and observed using immunohistochemistry and triple fluorescent immunostaining combined with confocal microscope.The team found that there were no stains of NER factor in the brain and hence confirmed the inability of the brain to carry out this vital type of DNA repairing activity through this pathway. The lead investigator Jean Latimer, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the College of Pharmacy at NSU, and colleagues explained that this could be because brain are usually not exposed to any major DNA damage. The brain cells focus their energies on more essential functions and  it does not prioritize DNA repair. These findings has open new opportunity to understand the root cause of dementia and memory loss.

 

Yogurt: The super health Food

by Anagha Mahesh

Yogurt has got many health benefits. Yogurt is a popular food that is widely used all over India. It is also said that consuming yogurt before embarking on a journey will ensure safety and good health.

Digestion Friendly: The nutrients in yogurt are easily absorbed by your digestive system. It also helps in absorbing nutrients from other food items that you have eaten. It can also be used along with spicy food, as yogurt cools down and neutralizes the heat that these foods create. It can be consumed as a mixed food item along with other main dishes.

Boosts Immunity: Yogurt has got some good bacteria that helps strengthen your overall immune system and fights against several microorganisms that are already present in the body.

Skin care: Many important vitamins such as vitamin E, phosphorus makes yogurt a skincare product that can be used as a main ingredient in many homemade facial packs. Helps lose weight: Including yogurt in your diet will help you have a control on your body weight. It helps reduce conditions like hypertension, obesity and cholestrol. 

Charles Horace Mayo

by Deepthi T N


Charles Horace Mayo was a famous, American practitioner and surgeon. He specialized in cataract and goiter operations. One of his biggest achievements was the establishment of ‘Mayo Clinic’, which earned an international reputation. He was also elected as a member in the American Surgical Association. After graduating from Northwestern University, Charles, along with his brother William Mayo and his father William Worrall Mayo established their very own medical establishment, ‘Mayo Clinic’. Charles Horace Mayo was also known for initiating the world’s first ‘integrated group practice’ method, which allowed various doctors to work together on various complexities. Charles Horace Mayo’s knowledge and specialization helped him collate the greatest medical pioneers for ‘Mayo Clinic’, which was hailed as one of the foremost medical institutions in the world. Mayo’s contributions in the fields of cataract, thyroid and nervous system surgeries made it possible for future physicians to excel in the field of surgery In 1903, Charles Horace Mayo was appointed in the ‘American Surgical Association’, and in 1905, he was elected as the president of the ‘Minnesota State Medical Society’. Best known for his surgical practices and expertise in the field of the thyroid gland and the central nervous system, Mayo, was elected as the president of the ‘American Medical Association’ in 1916.


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                                               UN conference in Abu Dhabi says rethink needed in crisis aid for women
ABU DHABI - A rethink is needed in delivering aid to women and children in crisis-hit areas of the world, a UN conference in the capital has heard.Donors must balance emergency aid that helps pregnant women, new mothers and their children at the time of crisis, and more sustainable assistance leading to development.Reem Al Falasi, secretary general of the UAE’s Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, said: “We seek to strike a better balance between an emergency approach that responds to urgent needs, and longer-term investment that can contribute to sustainable development.

Pollution & Autism

by Bejoy Antony

A new study suggest the unfortunate relationship between airborne particulate matter and autism. Pregnant woman are seemed to be more susceptible to high levels of particulate. The studies shown that the risk of affecting autism to newborns was seen more on the women living in highly polluted area than compared to women living in moderately polluted area. So greater exposure results in far more greater risk especially during pregnancy.           


Ginger and Lime Fish

by Gayathri Bhavana

1/2 kg of thick fish fillet
2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
1 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp water
1/3 cup of lime juice (fresh)

Spray a baking dish with low fat oil.Mix the ginger and sauce together with the lime juice, and pour the mixture over the fish and add the 2 tablespoons of water. Marinate for 20 minutes Preheat oven at 180 C (375 F).Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Garnish with herbs ad pepper.

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