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The world's first health care Television channel is now one of the most rated television channel in the Middle East. The channel is now available in the evision network as ch


Sleep difficulties in children with psychiatric disorder

Children who were receiving clinical treatment for a wide range of psychiatric disorders have sleep difficulties, a study has found. Problems of going to bed, falling asleep and frequ


by Leen B. Jesmas

An interesting life situation is the matter of discussion in Health circles now. By 2020, for the first time in history, the number of people aged 60 years and older will outnumber children younger than 5 years.The number of older people who are no longer able to look after themselves in developing countries is forecast to quadruple by 2050. By then,the world’s population aged 60 years and older is expected to total 2 billion, up from 841 million today.  80% of these older people will be living in low-income and middle-income countries.The reason for this phenomenon , is mainly the decline in deaths from cardiovascular disease , cost-effective strategies to reduce tobacco use and high blood pressure, and improved coverage and effectiveness of health interventions.But there is no guarantee that the older community will provide a healthy society.Both physical and mental ailments will make essential long-term care for the aged.Health experts urge the need for new health and social strategies for their care, which includes change in policies to encourage older adults to remain as part of work force for longer .Efforts are needed to make the coming decades older,healthier,productive and happier.

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Sleep difficulties in children with psychiatric disorder

by Bejoy Antony

Children who were receiving clinical treatment for a wide range of psychiatric disorders have sleep difficulties, a study has found. Problems of going to bed, falling asleep and frequent night awakenings are the most common sleep difficulties reported nationally for toddlers and preschoolersDaytime sleepiness, less optimal preschool adjustment, and problems of irritability, hyperactivity and attention are associated with inadequate sleep.When other behavioral or emotional problems are present, sleep disorders may be unrecognized and under-diagnosed in young children, the study says.


FDA tags BREAKTHROUGH THERAPY designation for sparks gene therapy, SPK-RPE65

by Bose R C

The FDA has tagged breakthrough designation to the spark therapeutic's gene therapy. Spark therapeutics is in the process of developing a gene therapy, as one-time treatment that promises a permanent solution for a rare eye disease called inherited retinal dystrophy. The Inherited retinal dystrophies are caused by autosomal recessive mutations in the gene RPE65, and currently no pharmacologic treatment is available for the condition. This treatment focuses to night blindness, in patients with Leber's congenital amaurosis. The clinical trial for the product “SPK-RPE65” is supposed to be completed, in phase III study, by 2016. Bestowing the breakthrough designation to the product, FDA will be monitoring the safety of the product closely, that helps the product  a speedy review for Spark's treatment once it's submitted in 2016.The decision taken by FDA  was based on two earlier clinical trials in which, one injection of SPK-RPE65 has helped nyctalopia to gradually improve the patient's vision." CEO Jeffrey Marrazzo said in a statement" that, they count forward to work closely with FDA to facilitate the review of SPK-RPE65,  to bring this potentially transformative treatment to patients with genetic blinding conditions."

Health Headlines

by Vijayalakshmi Vijayakrishnan

Study shows how exercise could reduce relapse during meth withdrawal
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found that even brief workouts can reduce the risk of relapse in rats withdrawing from methamphetamine. In addition, the team found that exercise affected the neurons in a brain region that had never before been associated with meth withdrawal, suggesting a new direction for drug development.

Brain development in Utero

by Jaya krishnan


A  deeper insight into fetal brain development is offered using new investigation methods of functional magnetic resonance tomography (fMRT). Different stages of the brain's development is uncovered by these “in vivo” observations. According to a recent study by a research group at the Computational Imaging Research Lab from the MedUni Vienna, parts of the brain that are later responsible for sight are already active at this stage.


“The right diagnosis is the major pre requisite for a good teeth and nice smile”says Dr Hala Al Sakka, Dentistry, American Dental Clinic.The American Dentistry Clinic in Dubai is one among the top quality dentistry in the UAE with multinational team of highly qualified dentists, hygienists and specialists to excellent results and quality patient care.Dr Al Sakka was participating in our program “Meet the Masters“. Cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, prosthetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, prosthetic and general dentistry are the services available in American Dental Clinic, “she says.Dr. Hala Al Sakka completed her Dental training and degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and have over 15 years of experience in General Dentistry. She has practiced in Canada, USA, Saudi Arabia and is now in Dubai.

Garlic Chicken With Pasta

by Anjali J Menon

1 Cup Pasta
2 tbs Olive Oil
2 Cloves Garlic
1/4 tsp Crushed Ped Pepper
2 Boneless Chicken Breasts Halved
1 tbs Chopped Fresh Parsley
2 Cups Fresh Spinach Leaves
Parmasen Cheese, Grated For Topping

  1. Cook Pasta in a large pot of lightly salted water for 8 to 10 minutes until soft, and drain

  2. Pour oil in a pan and heat  over medium-high heat.

  3. Cook the garlic and red pepper 1 minute, until garlic is golden brown.

  4. Stir in chicken, season with salt, and cook 2 to 5 minutes, until lightly browned.

  5. Reduce heat to medium, and mix in the parsley and cooked pasta.

  6. Place spinach in the pan. Continue cooking 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted.

  7. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.


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