May 2018 – Boisar Marathi News

Month: May 2018

Nipah virus claims two more lives in Kerala, death toll rises to 16

Nipah virus claims two more lives in Kerala, death toll rises to 16

Health
Two more persons succumbed to the deadly Nipah virus in Kerala, taking the death toll to 16 even as another person was tested positive in Kozhikode, a health official said. Madusudhanan (56) and Akihil Karasserry (28) died in Kozhikode Medical College Hospital on Wednesday night. Initially, both showed some symptoms of recovery, but later their condition deteriorated, the official said, adding that both might have contracted the infection from the hospital. Another person admitted in the hospital was also tested positive, raising fresh concerns about the viral outbreak. Now three infected and nine others with symptoms are in the hospital. State health director, Dr R L Saritha said the state is yet to get any information about the death of an army man suspected to have died of Nipah infect...
Middle-aged workers who are stressed have higher risk of mental health issues

Middle-aged workers who are stressed have higher risk of mental health issues

Health
Middle-aged adults who feel stressed, powerless or overworked on the job may be more likely to develop mental health problems in the coming years than more contented co-workers, a recent study suggests. For the study, researchers examined data from questionnaires completed by 6,870 workers in the UK who, at age 45, had never been diagnosed with depression, anxiety or other common mental illnesses. Overall, about one-third reported having little control over what they did at work and slightly more than one-fourth described their jobs as very demanding and stressful.   By age 50, workers who reported high levels of job strain five years earlier were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with mental health disorders as the people who had low-stress jobs, researchers rep...
Cartilage Cell Therapy for knee pain

Cartilage Cell Therapy for knee pain

Health
By Express News Service KOCHI:Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) or Cartilage Cell Therapy, a revolutionary cell-based treatment method, is very successful in treating acute knee pain and has been increasingly used of late, said Dr Jacob Varghese, Senior Consultant and HOD, Director of Orthopedic Centre and Department of Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine, VPS Lakeshore. Addressing a press conference along with two patients, who had undergone Cartilage Cell Therapy, Dr Jacob Varghese, said, “The Cartilage Cell Therapy is a treatment option where the articular cartilage is arthroscopically harvested from healthy and lesser weight bearing area of the patient’s knee and cultured. After four weeks, the cultured cells are implanted on the damaged area, ...
World Multiple Sclerosis day spreads awareness

World Multiple Sclerosis day spreads awareness

Health
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – May 30 is World Multiple Sclerosis Day, which aims to bring awareness to the disease. MS has no cure. According to the National MS Society, 2.6 million people are living with multiple sclerosis. "A lot of people have a misconception because you look good. You feel good,” Sarah Thomas Pilcher said. On the outside, Pilcher looks as healthy as can be, but you would never know she struggles with multiple sclerosis every single day. "I take it one day at a time. Yoga has been really great for me,” she said. "I was 27 years old when I find out. I was a normal 20 year old that was doing all types of athletics,” Pilcher said. "It took me about a year to walk two blocks without feeling like I did a full marathon." Diagnosed eight years a...
Scientists have 3D printed the most advanced artificial cornea ever using human cells

Scientists have 3D printed the most advanced artificial cornea ever using human cells

Health
Scientists have 3D printed the thin protective film over the eye, called the cornea, using human cells — and it’s the most advanced version of an artificial cornea yet. Should the technology improve, it could help millions of people see again. It was tricky to find the right recipe for an ink that’s thin enough to squirt through a 3D printer’s nozzle, says Che Connon, a tissue engineer at Newcastle University who was one of the creators of the artificial cornea. This bio-ink didn’t just have to be thin — it also had to be stiff enough that it could hold its shape as a 3D structure. To get the right consistency, the researchers added a jelly-like goo called alginate and stem cells extracted from donor corneas, along with some ropy proteins called collagen. ...
WHO: Tobacco kills 7 million a year, costs economies $1.4 trillion

WHO: Tobacco kills 7 million a year, costs economies $1.4 trillion

Health
NEW DELHI: Tobacco kills almost 7 million people across the world every year and nearly a million of them are not even smokers. It also costs the world about $1.4 trillion annually in healthcare costs related to tobacco-attributable diseases and in lost productivity due to death and illness. The sobering statistics on deaths are estimates by the WHO while the costs estimates are from a study published last year and authored by Mark Goodchild and Edouard Tursan d'Espaignet of the WHO and Nigar Nargis of the American Cancer Society. Of the nearly 7 million who die each year due to tobaccorelated causes, 6 million die from direct tobacco use while another 890,000 are victims of second-hand smoke, according to the WHO estimates. Roughly half of those who lose their lives to tobacco eac...
Ready to kick some butt?

Ready to kick some butt?

Health
Express News Service CHENNAI: My uncle’s death proved to be the turning point of my life. He was addicted to smoking which resulted in his death. I stopped smoking. This trauma made me realise the importance of family,” says 23-year-old Sarvesh Kumar*, who started eating dark chocolates to suppress his urge to smoke. It is hard for anyone addicted to any kind of tobacco to quit. But some Chennaiites took to various activities, and alternatives to go tobacco-free Varun Nair’s* friends introduced him to smoking. But the addiction made Varun see the trap he was falling into. “I started taking nicotine tablets, going out with my friends who didn’t smoke and kept myself busy in work. So I wouldn’t think of smoking. I started drinking green tea. Initially, ...
Beyond drugs, it’s not clear which ADHD treatments work

Beyond drugs, it’s not clear which ADHD treatments work

Health
(Reuters Health) - Although many doctors offer patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a variety of treatments in addition to drugs, a new review suggests there’s not enough evidence that medication alternatives work. Researchers examined results from 54 studies of non-pharmaceutical ADHD treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy, parent training, special diets, and supplements like omega-3 fatty acids. Overall, these studies were too small, brief or varied in how they measured results for researchers to draw firm conclusions about which approaches might actually work for kids with ADHD. “Just because we did not find scientific evidence, does not mean that these treatments are ineffective,” said senior author Dr. Alex Kemper of Nationwide Children’s Ho...
Ranbir Kapoor: Relationship With Alia Bhatt Too New to Over Speak

Ranbir Kapoor: Relationship With Alia Bhatt Too New to Over Speak

Entertainment
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor began working on Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra early this year. The two shot the first schedule of the sci-film in Bulgaria. But much before the film is complete, there is a buzz about growing proximity between Ranbir and Alia. The two have moved over after their relationship with Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra respectively and are growing fond of each other. On Sonam Kapoor’s wedding, the two made a joint appearance which sparked their relationship rumours. And now Ranbir Kapoor who generally stays away from the media has opened up about his relationship with the Bhatt girl. While talking about the relationship they share, the Sanju actor told GQ magazine, “It’s really new right now, and I don’t want to overspeak. It needs time to breathe a...
Before Veere Di Wedding, a look at Kareena Kapoor’s last five box office performances

Before Veere Di Wedding, a look at Kareena Kapoor’s last five box office performances

Entertainment
Written by Sampada Sharma , | New Delhi | Published: May 31, 2018 8:04:48 am With the release of Veere Di Wedding just around the corner, here’s looking at how Kareena Kapoor’s last five films fared at the box office. Kareena Kapoor Khan established herself as the quintessential Bollywood star in the early 2000s and since then, the actor has time and again proven her talent at the movies. Her film choices have been applauded for being the perfect mix of commercial potboilers, in the likes of Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Singham Returns, and content-driven films, lik...