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FDA Expands Artificial Heart Valve Use

The FDA has extended the support of Medtronic's CoreValve System to incorporate valve-in-valve transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.  This is a unique innovation made i

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Mustard A health yard in Kitchen

Mustard seeds are highly known and prized medicinal as well as culinary that is made in use since earlier times. Being one of the chief oil seeds, mustards are indeed very high in cal

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by Leen B. Jesmas

‘Make food Safe’ is the message of this year’s World Health day. Food Safety is reported as a global burning Health issue and some major findings from World Health Organization’s Food borne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG)   to be published include the following;

~ there were an estimated 582 million cases of 22 different food borne enteric diseases and 351000                     associated deaths; 
~ the African region recorded the highest disease burden for enteric food borne disease, followed by South-           East Asia;
~Over 40% people suffering from enteric diseases caused by contaminated food were children aged under 5         years.
 Unsafe food also poses major economic risks, especially in a globalized world. The Health experts comment that there is a need for sustainable efforts to ensure food standards.This World Health Day is a commitment to global population that they will be ensured with safe and nutritious food.

 

FDA Expands Artificial Heart Valve Use

by Bose R C

The FDA has extended the support of Medtronic's CoreValve System to incorporate valve-in-valve transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.  This is a unique innovation made in the field of aortic valve replacement technique. The CoreValve is an artificial heart valve prepared out of pig’s heart tissue. CoreValve is used to treat patient, whose vale has narrowed due to calcium build up in the valve. This aortic valve replacement surgery is considered as a high risk surgical procedure.The decision taken by FDA was based on the data received from a clinical trial conducted on 143 subjects. The study has shown better result when compared with subject received any other valve replacement. The support is an imperative extension of the approved utilization of the transcatheter aortic valve substitution innovation. Adverse effect saw in trial members included bleeding through arteries, renal problem, heart attack, the requirement pacemaker.The device ought not to be utilized in patients who have an infectious disease, have a artificial aortic heart valve, can't tolerate anticoagulant drug, sensitive to titanium or nickel.

Mustard A health yard in Kitchen

by Anagha mahesh

Mustard seeds are highly known and prized medicinal as well as culinary that is made in use since earlier times. Being one of the chief oil seeds, mustards are indeed very high in calories; hundred grams of seeds provides 508 calories. Nonetheless, the seeds are made of quality proteins, essential oils vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.
Health benefits of mustard seeds
1. Medicinal uses: Mustard seeds and related oils was traditionally been used to relieve muscle pain, arthritic pain, etc. 
2. Cancer treatment: The presence of compounds like glucosinolates and mirosinase in mustard seeds are known to use phytochemicals to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. This is definitely a major mustard seeds health benefit.
3. Migraine: Migraine occurrence also lessens the magnesium content that is found in mustard seeds. Adding a little of mustard to your fish preparation can boost up the already having omega-3 content in it. 
4. Respiration congestion: Mustard seeds generally helps relieve any congestion problems during respiration. 
5. Nightshades: If you really want to get rid of nightshades then mustards should find a place in your list of daily spices. 

Charles R. Drew

by Deepthi T N


Charles Richard Drew was a famous American physician, surgeon and medical researcher, who is still remembered for his outstanding innovations and researches on blood transfusions. His innovative techniques for better blood storage and researches in blood transfusion helped saving several lives during the World War II. His innovations revolutionized the medical profession and inspired many medical aspirants to follow his path. He was the director of ‘Blood for Britain’, the first blood bank project organized in the year 1940 to help British civilians and soldiers. He also served as director of the American Red Cross Blood Bank, which was established by him. Though he had an untimely death at the age of 46, his contributions had significant impact in the field of medicine, and provided a strong base for the rest of the research in similar lines. Rightly referred to as the ‘Father of the blood bank’, this outstanding personality played a major role in organizing, conceiving and directing the first blood banking program in the history of America. Read further to know more about Charles Richard Drew.Charles. R. Drew’s achievements were indeed recognized and appreciated. He received several honors such as the Spingarn Medal of the NAACP (1943), and two honorary Doctor of Science degrees from the Amherst College (1947) and the Virginia State College (1945) respectively.


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                                       Mohammed bin Rashid leads ‘Lets Walk’ march to encourage healthy lifestyle in UAE society
U AE  Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, along with H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, led the ‘Let’s Walk’ march on the Abu Dhabi Corniche, organised by the ‘Healthy Children 2021’ campaign, an initiative of the National Programme for Government Communication.

Health care industry receives first mobile apps from Apple, IBM

by Shyam Mohan

                    An enterprise mobility partnership between Apple and IBM has yielded more iPhone and iPad apps, including the first ones for the health care industry and industrial production management.Under an agreement announced last July, the two companies develop enterprises mobile apps together, and IBM sells and supports Apple hardware. The first 10 mobile apps debuted in late December and a second batch was released in March. The apps released this week bring the total offered to 22.


Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

by Gayathri Bhavana

6 sweet potatoes, cut into French fries
2 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
In a plastic bag, combine the sweet potatoes, canola oil, taco seasoning, and cayenne pepper. Close and shake the bag until the fries are evenly coated. Spread the fries out in a single layer on two large baking sheets.Bake for 30 minutes, or until crispy and brown on one side. Turn the fries over using a spatula, and cook for another 30 minutes, or until they are all crispy on the outside and tender inside. Thinner fries may not take as long.

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