Vaccine of Ebola

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GENEVA: Thousands of experimental Ebola vaccine doses from British GSK and US NewLink should be ready for use by early 2015 in countries affected by the epidemic, WHO’s assistant director general Marie-Paule Kieny said that they are giving their best possible efforts to use few of these vaccines in some of the affected countries at the very beginning of 2015. There is no licensed treatment or vaccine against the virus that has killed nearly 3,000 people in Africa, and the UN health agency has endorsed rushing through experimental treatments and vaccines.

Kieny also said that:

World Health Organisation is especially concentrating on 2 experimental vaccines, one made by British company GSK (GlaxoSmithKline), and the other by US group NLG (NewLink Genetics) and she is coordinating with both the companies to accelerate clinical proceedings & trials. Some clinical trials have begun in the United State, and others are set to begin in Mali next week.

According to the agency if they found that it is safe, then some doses should be available for use to healthcare workers by the end of this year around November and wider use could be possible early in starting of next year. The Canadian government has already donated 800 viles of the NLG vaccine to World Health Organisation, and She said thousands of doses would likely be available in coming few months.

Around 10,000 doses of the GSK vaccine should also be available by then “This is not a vaccine, this is a candidate vaccine,” pointing to the need for showing great caution in rolling out the vaccines more broadly. The two candidate vaccines “have given very promising results on animals, but they are animals not humans,” she said.

Another experimental vaccine by US company J&J (Johnson & Johnson) had not been ruled out, but “they are clearly behind by just few months,”.

Cinnamon and Diabetes:

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Cinnamon is sweet and pungent spice which is derived from the inner bark of the cinnamon tree branches, which grows in tropical areas across Southeast Asia, South America and the Caribbean.

Cinnamon is used in the cooking and baking purposes rather than this cinnamon also use in the improvement of some diseases such as diabetes mellitus.

Researchers also suggested cinnamon for the improvement of blood glucose levels and increase insulin sensitivity.

How does cinnamon affect diabetes?

Cinnamon comes in two varieties — Ceylon cinnamon and cassia cinnamon. It’s also the variety most researchers have used when they’ve studied cinnamon and diabetes.

In 2003, a clinical study shows a result which has been published in the Diabetes Care Journal and suggested that cinnamon bark or cassia cinnamon improves blood glucose and cholestrol levels with type 2 diabetes, and also reduce those factors which are associated with the diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Daily intake of just 1,3, or 6 grams helps in the reduction of serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL or bad cholesterols and total cholesterol after 40 days among 60 middle-aged diabetics.

A study of Agricultural Research Magazine in July 2000 found that the consumption of about 1g of cinnamon per day helps in the increament of insulin sensitivity and also help in managing and reversing type 2 diabetes.

More recent analysis which is published in 2007 in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Showed that 6g of cinnamon slows stomach emptying and also significantly reduces hyperglycemia after meals (postprandial blood glucose) without affecting satiety.

Many of the scientific evidences are available that cinnamon have the properties that are beneficial for the regulation of blood sugar and treatment of type 2 diabetes.

So, cinnamon is medically approved for the prevention or treatment of any disease.

What are the health benefits of cinnamon?

In addition to regulating blood glucose and lowering cholesterol, cinnamon has been shown to:

  • Have an anti-clotting effect on the blood
  • Relieve pain in arthritis sufferers
  • Boost the body’s immune system
  • Stop medication-resistant yeast infections
  • Help in relieving indigestion
  • Reduce the proliferation of leukaemia and lymphoma cancer cells
  • Preserve food by inhibiting bacterial growth and food spoilage
  • Be a great source of vital nutrients, including calcium, fibre, managanese and iron

The majority of these health benefits are associated with use of true cinnamon (also known as Ceylon cinnamon) and not cassia bark cinnamon, which is the species involved in most diabetes research.

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Long working hours may cause Type-2 Diabetes:

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Long working hours are become very common these days. Current working culture, Prolonged sitting and lack of physical activity all are the part of modern lifestyle which can lead to Type-2 diabetes and other types of heart diseases.

According to the study conducted by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), it is expected that the number of patients who are suffering from these malicious diseases is expected to cross the mark of 100 million by 2030.

A study conducted by the researchers at University College London suggests that working hours more than 55 hours pew week may be harmful for you because it can diminish glucose tolerance which increase the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes.

A systematic review is conducted by the researchers and meta-analysis of published studies and unpublished individual-level data examining the relation of working hours & type-2 diabetes upto 30 April 2014.

This study shows that the individuals who worked 35 to 40 hours a week had a low risk of developing diabetes as compared to those who are involve in low socio-economic status jobs or worked 55 hours or more a week, even after taking into account health behaviors such as smoking and physical activity, and other risk factors including age, sex, and obesity.

The study is published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.

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Advantages of Online Appointments

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24/7 ACCESS FOR YOUR PATIENTS

Provide your patients with unprecedented access to your doctors. No longer do your patients have to wait in queue until opening time of the clinic or to call and book an appointment. Anytime when patients have time they can connect their physicians and properly go through with their profile and compare with the others and make the right selection area wise.

RESCHEDULE MISSED APPOINTMENTS

Missed appointments cost the Doctors Practice, Patient’s faith & Patience. So with our online appointment system, you can reschedule the appointment of your patient and reduce the chances of missed appointments. 

SAVE VALUABLE TIME, MONEY & INCREASE REVENUE

Less Patient’s calls will have a reduced workload and can be free to complete other productive tasks & staff can be used in more productive roles that are revenue positive such as assisting nurses with care plans, reviews or patient marketing. Doctors can easily access their existing patient’s history and last prescriptions which is already available on cloud & prescribe through the E-Prescription with the help of Rx Templates system which is effective in reducing the hassle of prescribe the same type of patients & in the terms of saving the time in the treatment rate of per patient.

ATTRACT NEW & RETAIN YOUR CURRENT PATIENTS

Offering online appointments will enhance and encourage new patients who are searching for a practice online. Improving service to your existing patient base is too essential. Maintain your existing patients by giving them a new and efficient way to access your practice.

Get in circle of the other patients already available with us. In just few click you can refer the patients to another doctor who is in your circle or not.

PROVIDES MONTHLY ANALYSIS

You will have a greater understanding of your patient flows with monthly analysis. How many Patients treated,

Booked Appointment online or through other resource,

Cancelled Appointments,

Prescribed,

Reschedule &

Referred to other Doctors.

It will comes in a Graph format which help you to improve you strategies if their is any loop.

Through Online Appointments Monday morning will no longer be a patient’s worst nightmare trying to book their next appointment. Allow anytime access to your booking sheet and reduce the frustration for your patients.

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36.1Most of the doctors said that they don’t have the time when we talk to them about going online, because they thought that internet or web is used only for the searching purposes or chating with friends on facebook and twitter.But internet itself is too vast and have many other benefits in healthcare sector.

Like Online system in healthcare can provide the benefit to the doctors by moving all the clinic and patient related information on cloud so that they are no longer depend on their one computer for all the patient related information.

medicoSA is providing these benefits by putting these information on cloud so that doctor can access their patient details from web wherever they are and whenever they want with their device either ipad, android phones or iphones or the desktop of their office, home.

medicoSA make all these clinical process easy in just few clicks, whether its related to late night consultation or meditative purposes.

medicoSAin a simple term is a platform for physicians to get in touch with the patients as well as clinics according to their convenience and make them much more advanced in their clinical practices such as online appointment booking, referral system, E-prescription & E-billing.

What is EHR (Electronic Health Record)?

EHRs or Electronic Health Record is a digital form of patients’ paper charts which contain all the patient health related information, which is compiled at one or more meetings in any care-delivery setting.

EHR can make the information available whenever it is needed and wherever it is needed.

EHR can :

  • Contains all the health related information of the patient such as medical history, diagnosis, medications, immunization dates, allergies, radiology images, and lab and test results.
  • Provides well organised and accurate information of the patient information.
  • Automate & streamline providers’ workflow.
  • Support key market changes in payer requirements and consumer expectations.
  • Collect the information from current and past doctors, emergency facilities, school and workplace clinics, pharmacies, laboratories, and imaging facilities.

One of the main feature of EHR is that it can be created, managed, and consulted by the authorized providers and staff across more than one health care organisation.

MedicoSA: Global Healthcare Network provide the facilities of electronic health record keeping system which helps in centralizing the heath record of the patient in a convenient and secure manner, which is easily accessible by the physicians and help the patients in getting the best treatment.

Ways to keep your brain active & healthy:

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Now a days it is expected from our generation that the people should be multi-tasking and have the information of almost everything in every field. Therefore, it becomes important for us to be active, well contracted and alert. But sometimes it becomes difficult for us to reach that level of mental health which may help balancing our life altogether and fading memory adds to the pain.

So here are the some tips to keep your brain healthy, active and alert:

Eat right: Proper diet is the key for the healthy and active brain. Therefore, it is important to add leafy vegetables and fresh fruits to your daily diet as they are rich source of antioxidants that prevents your brain from damage. Fish and dry fruits especially walnuts and almonds are said to be the best for the health of the brain.

Sleep well: Nothing can substitute a good amount of sleep. Good amount of sleep is best for the brain in today’s fast and stressful life. For the relaxation of body and mind undisturbed sleep is must.

Avoid stress: Stress is harmful for the brain as it prevents easy flow of oxygen to the brain, due to which cells of brain begin to die. Therefore, it is highly important to manage the level of stress by keeping your self calm and composed as much as possible. Deep breathing helps in providing the immediate relief.

Brain games: Brain games helps in stimulating the brain cells to act faster. Games such as Puzzels, Sudoku, Crosswords, Chess etc also helps in increasing the concentration and alertness.

Get Organised: Well oragnisation in life is also very important, it helps in reducing the stress and provides a better way of living with a healthy mind.

Awareness of lung diseases:

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September is the month of Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, doctors also trying to increase the awareness on this disease.

About 5 million people of the world suffer from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) which affects the lung intertitium (the tissue and space around the air sacs of the lungs).

Senior respiratory physician, R. Narasimhan said that the lungs become stiff and patients with this are suffering from breathing problems, loss of appetite, fatigue, continuous dry cough and also suffer from dizziness.

IPF also misdiagnosed because the symptoms of IPF is similar with the symptoms of asthma & COPD, and it will take a year to diagnose this disease.

IPF has no known causes but some of the risk factors are there which include family history, microbial infections, acid reflux, smoking and environmental exposure which makes the people more susceptible to the disease.

According to the release there has now been a vast improvement in the kind of medication.

Foods which lowers the high blood pressure:

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High Blood Pressure or Hypertension is a chronic condition which is cause due to the high force of the blood against the artery walls. High blood pressure may also lead to other diseases such as heart diseases, stroke, kidney disease, and other problems.

Impact of your lifestyle plays an important role in the treatment of hypertension, diet with rich content of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and low fat dairy sources can help in lowering the highblood pressure. Some of the foods which can help in lowering the blood pressure are given below:

Milk with low fat: Skim milk or can say low fat milk is a good source of lowering the blood pressure which is rich in calcium and vitamin D but low in fat. So try to opt skim milk instead of higher fat milk.

Spinach: Spinach is in low calories, and a good source of potassium, folate and magnesium. It is also a great food for maintaining and lowering the blood pressure.

Potatoes: potatoes contain two essential minerals i.e. magnesium & potassium which are good for health as well as helps in lowering the blood pressure. They are also rich in fibers.

Beans: Beans (white, lima, navy, pinto, and kidney) are the power houses of nutrients which are full of soluble fibres, potassium and magnesium, all the excellent components which plays important role in lowering the high blood pressure and improves the overall health of your heart.

Banana: Bananas are a great source of potassium which can help in lessen the effects of sodium on blood pressure. Potassium rich foods are good for the health so try to add these foods into your diet rather than taking the supplements.

Fish may prevent the hearing loss in women:

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US researchers said that the consumption of two or more fish in a week may help in the prevention of hearing loss or may reduce the risk of hearing in women.

“Acquired hearing loss is a highly prevalent and often disabling chronic health condition,” Xinhua quoted lead author Sharon Curhan of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston as saying in a statement.

“Although a decline in hearing is often considered an inevitable aspect of aging, the identification of several potentially modifiable risk factors has provided new insight into possibilities for prevention or delay of acquired hearing loss.”

The new study examined the relation between consumption of total & specific types of fish, long-chain omega-3 polyunsturated fatty acids (PUFA), and self-reported hearing loss in women which was published online in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Around 65,215 women were followed form 1991-2009 for the study in which 11,606 cases of incident hearing loss were repored.

The study found that women who consumed two or more fish per week had a 20 percent lower risk of hearing loss as compared to those womens who rarely consumed fish.

When it is examined individually then the researchers found that higher consumption of each specific type of fish was inversely associated with the risk. And also higher intake of long-chain omega-3 PUFA was also inversely associated with the risk of hearing loss.

Curhan also said “Consumption of any type of fish such as tuna, shellfish,dark fish or light fish, tended to be associated with lower risk.”

“It is suggest from the findings that diet may be important in the prevention of acquired hearing loss.”