Health

'Nipah'- still an enigma on transmission path.

'Nipah'- virus outbreak in Kerala, which remained a mystery so far has been unwound after the confirmation that the virus was found in the fruit which bats had eaten in Kozhikode district, which was the epicenter of the outbreak, by the National Institute of Virology, Pune, Maharashtra.

Nipah Outbreak from fruit bats

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has confirmed that fruit bats were the primary source of the Nipah outbreak in Kozhikode and Malappuram Districts, where 17 people died due to the virus earlier this year.

Initially, a Central medical team had ruled out bats as the primary source of the infection after samples collected from bats in two Kerala districts tested negative.

"Make cancer treatment affordable": Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.

The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu has asked policymakers to put in efforts to make cancer treatment affordable and to evolve effective cancer prevention strategies and said that there is a need for making increased investments in the area of cancer prevention research. 

ചൈനയിലേക്കുള്ള ഇന്ത്യൻ ഔഷധ കയറ്റുമതി പഠന റിപ്പോർട്ട് പുറത്തിറങ്ങി

   

                                                                                          

W H O Director tweets "Remember lest we forget" - Lini Puthussery

     Jim Campbell the Director World Health Organisation tweeted paying reverence to the sacrifice made by Lini Puthussery, a nurse who died while caring Nipha infected patients in Malappuram district in Kerala last month.                                                                         

Teen's have unrevealed issues- Pediatricians in camera can.

Teen's in resolved, unrevealed issues are common all over the world.

Children do not generally discuss every issue with parents or Doctors, makes them vulnerable to compromise instead of finding solutions without a trustworthy adult. 

New findings from the study on the secrecy and confidence build-up among the adolescents, teens open up their mind with the Doctor's who assume them privacy and secrecy on issues like sexual behaviours. Uncertainty in use of discretion is subjugating themselves to ignorance of solutions to each individual's unique revelations.

Environmental -serious audit by China

Serious auditing has to take place, sooner or later to save the mankind due to many reversible and irreversible changes take place by the hazardous material used for without safety measures.

China will expand its environmental inspections to more cities in their country with additional checks and balances from April 2019.

Quickly shift to clean energy - says Pope

Time has come to quickly to shift to a clean energy since there is an adverse climate change due to global warming which can destroy humanity.

People require energy but that energy should not annihilate living beings inviting a catastrophe said Pope Francis in a two-day conference at the Vatican.

The conference had executives from oil companies, Pope wished them to realize their responsibility to the climate change, is a challenge of epochal proportions, the world needed an energy mix that combated pollution, eliminated poverty, promoted justice.

A new method to detect Bacteria on food & water in a low price.

The Researchers of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invented a rapid and low-cost method to detect the bacteria in the food and water. They published it through the online issue "Food Microbiology" and the Royal Societies Chemistry Journal "Analytical Methods". Microbial Contamination was a major research topic for the scientists it has been a problem for a long time. And the researchers believe that the new method will be a great solace to the people all over the world who ate raw vegetables and fruits and will be helpful for the food safety of the nations.

Jackfruit won the Heart of Kerala as an Official Fruit.

Thiruvananthapuram: The ordinary thorny fruit "Jackfruit" made a revolution through the declaration of the official fruit of Kerala. It succeeded the stand on 21st March by the Agriculture Minister V.S Sunilkumar, who officially announced it in the state assembly.The major reason for this decision is the increasing need for the fruit and by realizing the economic value of the fruit to develop markets all over the world. Kerala Jackfruit is famous for its organic and nutritious quality.

Health Sector in Kerala - road map to Healthy India

The health sector in Kerala could be a roadmap to bring dramatic changes in Indian health sector say Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of Kerala.

"Ardram" plan of the Kerala government is fully adopted and practiced in the health sector in the state at all the Primary, Taluk, District and General hospitals including Medical hospitals providing basic medical infrastructure and amenities at all medical centers, upgrade the center of excellence (hospitals) which shall be patent-friendly.

ObamaCare Exchange Enrollment Shows Surprise Gain, Despite Trump's Attacks

 

Results from insurer Centene (CNC), by far the biggest player on the ObamaCare exchanges, reveal that paid national enrollment almost certainly increased in 2018 compared to a year ago, defying predictions that President Trump's actions would lead to a sizable drop.

 Centene said earnings call that it now has more than 1.6 million paid exchange customers, well above the 1.4 million-plus that the company indicated to investors on Jan. 8.

PadMan Challenge: Ravi Shastri poses with sanitary pad

India coach Ravi Shastri on Wednesday joined the PadMan Challenge as he posted a photo of himself with a sanitary napkin. In a tweet, the former allrounder wrote, “Yes, it’s a Pad in my hand. Happy to support rockstar Akshay Kumar for breaking the taboo and initiating an open conversation.” Shastri, who is currently in South Africa with the Indian cricket team, for the ongoing 6-match ODI series, further joked, “AK, am sure no ball is going to hit PAD (MAN).”

Modicare- soon, to cost Exchequer 12,000 crores

Modicare-  health insurance coverage to every family in India up to Rs.5 lakhs, announced before the election code is implemented.

National Health Protection Scheme also know as Modicare, is going to be launched on 15th August 2018 or October 2nd, 2018, covering 10-crore poor families in India, costing the government around Rs.12,000 crores. 

India fourth from the bottom globally in Environment Pollution Controll

EPI-Environmental Performance Index released the rankings at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos on Tuesday, putting India on the 4th spot from the bottom at no.177 of 180, where countries failed in controlling Environmental Pollution. 

India went down to the 177th place from 141st in just two years.

EPI conducts several tests on steps taken to clean the polluted air, conservation of biodiversity and control of greenhouse gas emissions compiles the score, .prepares the list.

Sweet Indian "LunchBox" sets off a Spicy Oscar Controversy

The Lunchbox" is a sweet new Indian Love Story that has set off a hot controversy over the Indian Oscar entry for 2014 when the director Ritesh Batra publicly questioned the integrity of the Indian Film Federation for selecting a picture with far less likely prospects, "The Good Road" as this years official Indian Oscar submission. Despite widespread press and industry condemnation of the Selection committee choice Batra was compelled to make a public apology which he did, but only with great reservation.

Kerala Government to hunt Pharma Cos - for ruthless hike in prices

The time has come to put the noose on the Pharma companies, Government of Kerala thinks so. Hence, a monitoring cell is being brought to find the companies who are ruthless in charging exorbitant prices, especially the life-saving drugs. 

The monitoring cell in the Health Department of Government of Kerala will work in control by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority or NPPA.

Gain weight- Ten tips in Ayurveda

Often we hear is to lose weight-obesity has become so common, health tips on how to lose weight are too common. Whereas, it is rare to hear tips on gaining weight as this problem is not given its due importance.  We give you ten tips to gain weight through Ayurveda, in a balanced healthy way.

The determination of each one's optimal weight is not by the number of Kilos but according to body's constitution Vata, Pitta, Kapha. It is equally important to know that gaining weight does not in any way affect your body and overall health.

Rice water for hair care

Rice water is rich in vitamins and minerals and most of the time, it is wasted.But recent studies have found out that it can be a great hair- care material which can take care of your hair problems.Here are some benefits of using rice water:

» Rich in Vitamin B, C, and e, it helps to regenerate hair. Regular use of rice water aids hair growth.

» Proteins in rice water will turn frizzy hair into soft and shiny.

» Removes split ends. Soak brittle hair strands in rice water for 15-20 minutes. Repeat the procedure to see visibly better results.

Pooja Ganatara seeks DNA test -ginger hair and freckles

Mumbai girl Pooja ganatara at 24 is fed up with the general public on the reaction on her ginger hair and freckles. Her skin is snow white, emerald eye, ginger hair makes her quite different from a normal Indian woman.This attracts attention from one and all making her angry. For no fault of her, since the childhood, this fair girl ‘firangai a nickname to equate with a foreigner.

She was born and brought up in Mumbai to typical Indian parents Rajesh 51-year-old, Hema 46 year old have their cloth manufacturing business, in Mumbai.Pooja too in in the same business.

Age limit up from 21 to 23 to buy Liquor in Kerala

Kerala Government has raised the age limit to 23 years from 21 to buy liquor. Today's cabinet took this bold decision, which had LDF's concent earlier.

The government is bringing an ordinance to this effect in the next assembly session. Amendment has to brought in Kerala Abkari Act and Foreign liquor rule to implement the age limit.Selling liquor to persons below 23 years will be a crime, will be punished.

Kerala stands no.1 in the highest alcohol consumption with its budget revenue around 40,000 crores, of which 15,000 crores come from liquor sales.

UNEP-Declares Alappuzha, India's No.1 in biodegradable solid waste disposal

UNEP's report " solid approach to waste" where Alappuzha town known as Venice of East is chosen as number one town in cleaning the solid waste bio-degradable beating the pollution. Alappuzha went serious on addressing the problem of solid waste disposal by introducing decentralized waste management system. Till recently, Alappuzha roadsides and canals were filled with garbage stinking around, and mosquitoes took almost to the verge of losing the status of the tourist center, equally exposing the locals to diseases caused by musquitos and air pollution-related health problems.

Supreme Court says Liquor sale ban exemption applies nationwide

The Supreme Court on Monday found itself surprised by a doubt raised by the Madras High Court about the ban on the sale of liquor in December 2016 within 500 meters along national and State highways.

The bone of contention is a July 11 order of the apex court which clarified that stretches of highways running through municipal areas were exempted from the ban.

But what puzzled the Madras High Court is whether the exemption granted to municipal areas in the July 11 order pertained to only municipal areas in Chandigarh and none other.

Today- World Diabetes day

Difficulty in conceiving, miscarriages, malformed babies, and an overall poor outcome in pregnancies, are the major impacts of diabetes in women. With a very evident neglect of health issues faced by women, experts say that gestational and pre-gestational diabetes thus presents a much greater risk. Given the need of the hour to put forth this issue, this year’s theme for World Diabetes Day observed on Tuesday is fitting ‘Women and Diabetes — Our Right to a Healthy Future’.

Plastic waste - bane to become boon soon in Kerala

Plastics disposal has been a universal menace, in Kerala too over decades. Plastics being unavoidable and non-biodegradable, a plastic-free zone is an aspiring thought to chew on, knowingly hard to chew, Kerala is steering towards its genesis on recycling of plastic wastes.

The peril of plastics waste in Kerala steers their way towards the road for recycling. The ambitious project headed by ‘clean Kerala company’, an initiative of the state government aims at recycling plastics and reuse them.

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