Nipah Virus

The virus is present in bat urine and potentially, bat faeces, saliva, and birthing fluids. The disease gets transmitted into humans after consumption of fruits contaminated with excretions or secretions of bats.

Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging zoonosis, a disease which can be transmitted to humans from animals,that causes severe rapid, fatal respiratory and neurologic disease in both humans and animals. The natural host of the virus are fruit bats of the Pteropodidae Family, Pteropus genus  but they are symptomless carriers.. The organism which causes Nipah Virus encephalitis is an RNA or Ribonucleic acid virus of the family Paramyxoviridae, genus Henipavirus, and is closely related to Hendra virus. Continue reading “Nipah Virus”

Are Vaccines Safe ???

Vaccination,

Reducing and eliminating the diseases that vaccines prevent is one of the top achievements in the history of public health. But some how the number of anti  vaccinators increased from the past. Its mainly through the widespread of news regarding misconceptions of vaccines. The widespread fear that vaccines increase risk of autism originated with a 1997 study published by Andrew Wakefield, a British surgeon. The article was published in the Lancet, a prestigious medical journal, suggesting that the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine was increasing autism in British children. But later this paper was completely discredited due to serious procedural errors. Its publication set off a panic that led to dropping immunization rates. However that went unnoticed by many as usual and still rumours continue to spread.

Vaccines need additives to improve the way they work, increase their shelf life and make them as safe and effective as possible. The three main substances added to vaccines are:

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Babies & Vaccination

vaccination in babies

As a parent, everyone wants best for their children. Protecting your child’s health is one of your main concerns. So most of us choose to vaccinate childrentoprevent previously devastating, widespread disease by significantly reducing childhood infection rates. Vaccines not only help keep your child healthy, they help all children by stamping out serious childhood diseases.
 
We may often wonder why vaccines are given at such an early stage?? Its because the diseases they prevent often strike at an early age. Sincetheir immune systems are not yet fully mature and also their stomachs produce less acid, making it easier for ingested bacteria and viruses to multiply. These factors leave them more susceptible than older kids and adults to the devastating effects of these serious diseases. Infants need 2-5 doses of each recommended vaccine. Each dose increases your baby’s protection against a specific disease. For the earliest and best protection, your baby needs to complete each vaccine series on time. Continue reading “Babies & Vaccination”

Is Smart Drugs Smart???

Student life has changed., They Substitute Smart Drugs for Cofee

Don’t be surprised if you see your children taking a pill before exam or before an interview??  Just as you might drink a cup of coffee to help you stay alert, they are turning to prescription drugs to boost academic performance. The pill, that they have taken, would instantly make them work harder, improve their brain function and make them much “smarter”. These are Performance-enhancing drugs or Smart Drugs!!! Not familiar??? Yes, its new way of youngsters to boost up their mind. Continue reading “Is Smart Drugs Smart???”

Apple Cidar Vinegar

An Apple A day keeps Doctor Away

Through the ages, vinegar has been used for various household and cooking purposes. In French, the word “vinegar” actually means “sour wine.” but how many of u know the benefits of vinegar…??? Vinegar is known to have anti-fungal abilities and to kill harmful bacteria and pathogens, so traditionally people used to clean their homes, bodies, and to fight off fungus from forming. Continue reading “Apple Cidar Vinegar”

Is Fashion Jewellery poisonous???

Low-cost jewellery made with cadmium, a heavy metal that can be particularly toxic for kids.

Beware all!!! especially  people who buy low-cost jewelry from popular fashion chains. New research has found toxic levels of cadmium, a heavy metal that can be particularly toxic for kids. Simply wearing jewelry does not cause harm, but sucking, chewing on or swallowing it can cause many harmful effects to children’s bodies, including death. Also Children’s bodies more readily absorb the toxic metal.  Cadmium is a known carcinogen, which can lead to kidney failure, bone loss and other complications in those who are chronically exposed over time. Continue reading “Is Fashion Jewellery poisonous???”

Eye cancer Detection Using a Smartphone…

The pupil of the child’s eye will appear bright white in the photo, in contrast to the seemingly healthy-looking eye in the poster.

New report suggests that it will be easy to spot eye cancer if you have a smartphone. The camera on our smartphones can detect eye cancer generally found in children under the age of five, reveals a British non-profit organisation working in the field of childhood cancer. The flash from a smartphone camera can easily spot retinoblastoma (Rb), the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT), which works in the field of childhood cancer, said. Continue reading “Eye cancer Detection Using a Smartphone…”

Slow Learners Vs Fast Learners

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Why are some people able to master a new skill quickly while others take longer? This was the question posed by many. Now, researchers have discovered exactly what happens in the brain of these two types of learners and why children are so adept at picking up new abilities.

Scott Grafton and colleagues from the University of California, the University of Pennsylvania, and Johns Hopkins University measured the connections between different brain regions while participants learned to play a simple game. During the six-week learning period, the research team examined the participants’ brains with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to track something different than typical fMRI studies. This technique measures neural activity by tracking the flow of blood in the brain, highlighting which regions are involved in a given task. They discovered that the quickest learners show different neural activity in comparison with the slower ones. Continue reading “Slow Learners Vs Fast Learners”