Author: Usha Ganesh

World Diabetes Day : Two-Thirds Of Indian Children Have Abnormal Sugar Levels

Leena Chatterjee, Director,Fortis SRL labs and SRL strategic survey conducted a national level study and reported that 66.11% of children have abnormal sugar levels. This situation is highest in the Western zone and lowest in the southern zone as on World Diabetes day, today as per the findings of HBALC (indicator of diabetic control levels). Sedentary lifestyle amongst children, wrong eating habits and lack of outdoor activities along with hereditary factors leads to diabetic or pre- diabetic conditions . This condition should be properly taken care of so that they do not suffer from any kidney related problem or strokes in future. So it is imperative for children who are overweight and where diabetes is prevalent in the family , to regularly get themselves checked their sugar levels and make necessary changes in lifestyle to prevent...

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Potential New Drug To Treat High Cholesterol – Study

University of New Mexico and National institute of health in United States have come up with a vaccine to lower as cholesterol. Cholesterol found in foods is helpful in digestion and production of vitamin D and some hormones. But LDL if on the higher sides leads to blocking of arteries and thereby heart disease and stroke. Statins are most commonly prescribed along with diet and exercises but they have side effects. New vaccine can replace statins by targeting cholesterol controlling proteins in blood. the result s were suggestive for successful treatment for cholesterol as per study published in...

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Japanese Create AED-SOS app To Help Cardiac Arrest Victims

In a study showcased at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015 in US, a new smartphone app developed by Japanese researchers from Kyoto University was in the limelight as it alerted rescuers with life-saving AED when an outside-of-hospital cardiac arrest occurs nearby. People, who were earlier restricted to being just bystanders, may now deliver shocks using an automated external defibrillator (AED) to people who have cardiac arrest outside hospital to better their chance of survival. Called AED-SOS, the new smartphone application signals potential rescuers when a cardiac-arrest outside-of-hospital situation arises. Rescuers may then act upon receiving the notification and deliver the much-required AEDs to the scene. Researchers observed whether the application can shorten the process of finding and delivering AEDs by studying two sets of patients – one who were assigned to a group using the AED-SOS app and the other assigned to a group without the app. Both groups were made to participate in scenarios featuring mock out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Researchers deduced that among the 52 people under their study, recognition of the out-of-hospital cardiac arrest to AED delivery was an average 133.6 seconds in the AED-SOS group, while it was 202.2 seconds in the group without the app. By shortening this time for bystanders to recognise a cardiac arrest and deliver shocks via AEDs, researchers believe they may be able to increase the chances of the patient’s...

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Watch : ‘Lingaa’ Movie Trailer Starring Rajinikanth, Sonakshi Sinha and Anoushka Shetty

Rajinikanth fans may rejoice as their superstar’s next big upcoming film Lingaa is finally out with its trailer. Leading ladies in the film are Sonakshi Sinha and Anoushka Shetty. The movie is directed by KS Ravikumar, and is produced by Rockline Venkatesh. The teaser, which was launched a while back, could be viewed here. After a somewhat lukewarm response to Kochadaiyaan this year, Lingaa seems like it will be the much needed breeze from the look of the trailer. Rajinikanth will be seen essaying a dual role in this multi-lingual film, which releases on 12th December, on the actor’s birthday. The music of...

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Watch : ‘Tevar’ Movie Trailer Starring Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Manoj Bajpayee

The official trailer of the film Tevar was released today following the super-high excitement on the virtual world. The film stars Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Manoj Bajpai in lead roles, and the trailer it promises huge doses of mainstream Bollywood action bonanza. Tevar is a remake of Mahesh Babu, Bhumika Chawla starrer Telugu film Okkadu, which released in 2003 and went on to become a huge hit. The film directed by Amit Sharma and produced by EROS International is set to release on 9th January, 2015. Check out the attitude in trailer...

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