What is there between Heart and salt is the question this year's World Heart day raises. International health forums position salt as a main villain in heart diseases. The World Health Organization is supporting governments to implement the Global action plan to reduce noncommunicable diseases that comprises nine global targets, including one to reduce global salt intake by a relative 30% by 2025.Once this target is achieved Millions of lives can be saved from heart diseases. “Raised blood pressure is a major cause of cardiovascular disease, responsible for 62% of stroke and 49% of coronary heart disease. Importantly, the risk of CVD increases throughout the range of blood pressure, starting at 115/75 mm Hg. Salt is the major factor that increases blood pressure and is therefore responsible for many strokes and heart attacks every year “ says a medical report.WHO has formulated a strategies to reduce salt consumption world wide. This includes regulations and policies to ensure that food manufacturers and retailers reduce the levels of salt in food and beverage products. This is in turn an effort to change the taste buds for a healthy living.
It was believed so, but now with Heart Failure trials, a mobile application designed and written by David Majure MD MPH, you have a chance to treat and prevent heart failure by yourself or a loved one with heart disease.The application gives the latest evidence-based research about heart failure.The topics are being updated frequently with recent and current trials, expert opinions, and heart failure guidelines.It also gives us a glance on the use of medications and supplements, surgical therapy, pulmonary artery catheters, and more. Dr. Majure,a heart failure cardiologist, strives to keep the database up to date with expert opinion that puts each trial in context. The application is available for android and iOS,rated 4+ on both markets. The application gives information on methods and procedures we should follow on heart failures of our loved ones.
Now it is time to test a heart failure on this healthy heart day.
Scientist spotted prevention of death due to cardiac problem caused by bacterial pneumonia. Approximately 20% of the patients hospitalized with Pneumonia, that are caused by a bacteria “Streptococcus pneumoniae”, die due to some heart problems. In patients with Pneumonia, the invaded bacteria enter into the heart and kill heart cells, increasing the chances of heart failure, abnormal heart rhythms and heart attacks. Scientist found two molecules, that are released by the bacteria, responsible for this. Molecule called CbpA (choline-binding protein A) helped the bacteria enter into the heart and pneumolysin, a poison produced by the bacteria, was responsible for the death of heart cells. Based on the findings, research team is in the process of developing new vaccine, which is made up of CbpA and a non-toxic type of pneumolysin. Scientists found that, this vaccine stimulates the antibodies, that can kill the causative organism.
Ragas are the whole and soul of Indian classical music. It is a sequence of some selected notes called ‘swaras’ which triggers a sort of ‘mood’ or an emotion in humans. A raga, as we listen and merge into it could intensify enormous emotions such as joy, love, sorrow etc. Music is one of the most ancient techniques to be applied as a healing therapy agent. Even the most restless and irritable babies could be calmed down with these soothing tones. There are numerous proofs which define how music practitioners have shown the effectiveness of ragas in music therapy applications on various disease stricken patients. They have treated ill health conditions such as stroke, brain injuries, Alzheimer’s, autism and many such fatal diseases. Some of the commonly sung and practiced ragas like ‘Mohanam’, ‘Hindolam’ ectc induces mood like total bliss and happiness here as ragas such as ‘Ahir Bhairav’ and ‘Raga Thodi’ etc have ability to induce mental tension, sadness and can at the same time, helps keep blood pressure under control. Listening to music or rather music education right from an early age has the power to stimulate the child’s brain in umpteen number of ways and helps improve verbal skills, communication skills and visual skills.
Dubai clinic to provide help for mentally ill children and their families.
A new multidisciplinary clinic opened its doors last week in Dubai to deal with children’s mental and emotional issues.Camali Clinic, from the Arabic word for completeness”, will deal with emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties along with providing assistance to the parents.
A new research study suggest that “AB” blood type carrying people may have higher risk of memory loss in later years than people with other blood types, based on studies AB is the least common blood type.
The 4% of the total U.S. population has having AB blood type. The study found that AB blood type people were 82 percent more likely to develop memory problems which can lead to dementia.
Union Insurance is committed to deliver innovative, high-value insurance products that provide better risk management solutions to individuals, companies and governments says Mr. Abdul Muttaleb M. Al Jaedi, Managing Director & CEO, Union Insurance. Mr Muttaleb was partcipating in our show “Meet The Masters” and says that Insurance is a people business, so we cultivate a collaborative and collegial atmosphere within the company, and we treat our clients with respect and care. Here at Union Insurance Company, we highly value people. To ensure that our technical team, and all members of our staff, serve clients to the best of their ability, we foster a corporate culture that is open, empowering and collegial. This is the simple reason behind our innovative products and superior customer service says Mr Muttaleb. Whenever a person decides to do something, he or she should do it with full enthusiasm to reach to the best. Difficulties are always there, the more difficulties you face, the more you become successful is the message he shares with the Medi BizTv Crew.
Message From PADMASHREE DR.JOSE CHACKO PERIAPPURAM
“Everyone knows that the environment not only means the surroundings,but also the environment in our own human body. It could be a high cholesterol a high sugar, a high blood pressure, unhealthy living and lack of exercise. So the message to the people is to modify their life style. Stop smoking! if you are a smoker. Do daily exercises,have a healthy diet and protect yourself and your family. If you love your family and if you are responsible to your family,the first step is to take care of yourself. This is the message that the world heart day is bringing to you. Modify your life for yourself,your family and to your society.”