• Swine Flu Swine Influenza Hospital With Testing Facility For H1n1 Virus

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    June 30, 2021 /  Virus and Disease

    The swine flu is reaching the proportions of a global epidemic. Having started in Mexico, it has jumped continents and several cases have been reported in India too. The medical term for swine flu is A-H1N1. It is a new Influenza virus which was detected only in April 2009.It is called swine flu because the lab tests show that the genes in the virus were similar to those found amongst pigs. However, there is no need to panic or get alarmed. It may help to arm yourself with more information instead!

    Symptoms
    The symptoms of swine flu are very similar to flu symptoms. These can range from sneezing, fever, cold and cough to bodyache, headache, sore throat and feeling chill. Some patients could also experience a stomach upset, diarrhea or vomiting.

    Spread
    An infected person can spread the disease even before he is aware that he has the swine flu, or before his symptoms become apparent. If someone manifests the swine flu, theres a higher chance of him infecting others in the first week or so.

    Precautions
    It may be wise to stay away from sneezers or people who have a cold or flu. This is especially important if you are travelling, and spending hours closeted with others in an aircraft or train, at airports or public places. Keeping your hands scrupulously clean will help. Wash frequently with soap and water. Avoid touching contaminated surfaces. Needless to say, following simple etiquette can go a long way: eg cover your nose when you sneeze, cover your mouth if you cough etc. Keep your distance from people who you think have flu like symptoms. The consumption of pork cannot give you swine flu, so eat all you want!

    Treatment
    The treatment will only follow a confirmed diagnosis. It is important NOT to self-medicate. There are government labs to detect if your flu is really swine flu. Once confirmed, it can be treated. The most popular drug available, to contain this virus is Tamiflu, but it cannot be used as a preventive.

    Chennai Helpline for Swine Flu – +91 44 24321569

    Hospital with Testing Facility for H1N1 Virus
    King Institute of Preventive Medicine,
    Guindy, Chennai – 600032
    Phone : – 91 44 22501706
    Landmark : Near Guindy Railway Station

    Even though WHO has declared swine flu a pandemic, remember it is only because of the geographical spread of the disease globally, and not on account of the severity of the disease. It may be wise to be aware and follow simple rules to ensure you remain safe.

  • Medical Negligence Claim for Cerebral Palsy

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    June 30, 2021 /  Health and Medical

    There is a great proportion of medical negligence claims UK initiated by cerebral palsy patients. Cerebral palsy refers to a sort of brain damage often instigated by the negligence of a medical practitioner during the process of child’s delivery. Various causes could result in cerebral palsy; most of the times these causes are very much preventable if timely detected and corrected by medical staff. Amongst the common reasons of such brain injury is oxygen starvation to newborn’s brain due to unnecessary delay in delivery. However, in manycerebral palsy medical negligence claims several other reasons have been indicated such as undiagnosed jaundice, meningitis and low levels of blood sugar. So, what are the options to demand compensation through cerebral palsy medical negligence claim? Actually, compensation won through legal claims is too small to cover up the damages brought on by cerebral palsy, but it might help improve the living standards of the victim and his family. Children inflicted with cerebral palsy need extra care and maintenance that is why their brought up requires some additional expenses. Through medical negligence claims, the parents of afflicted children can at least get financial support to afford a better and improved life for their children. You might be initially reluctant to pursue legal compensations through formal course of litigation; it is however important to arrange at least a session with a solicitor who has enough experience with cerebral palsy medical negligence claims UK. As all healthcare professionals and institutes have contacts with legal professionals, so mere hiring any local lawyer would most probably leads to failure unless you have chosen a lawyer with specific experience in medical negligence claims. Don’t make complains directly to the doctor or hospital – It is a point of caution that you must be aware of. This won’t bring you any recompense; rather you would get into a frustrating and time consuming process that you definitely can’t afford to have. Thus, it’s safe to take legal advice and begin with medical negligence claim. Choosing a good lawyer to represent your case especially for cerebral palsy compensation claims is very crucial -your solicitor should be capable to win legal assistance for your child as quickly as possible. For that all medical reports of your child should be in place so that proceedings move fast. Then it is the job of your solicitor to back up your medical negligence claims with expert verification and legal arguments. For valid negligence cases, it is likely that hospital or practitioner responsible for malpractice would accept the liability and will offer out of court settlement to victims. Depending upon the

    offer your solicitor can advise to resolve the matter out of court or continue with . But you should remember that if your case is before the court, you can’t be sure of winning recompense – there is a probability of defeat as well. So, a right legal advice on right time could be helpful.

  • Drug Patents Are Good For Our Health

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    June 30, 2021 /  Health and Medical

    Miles White, Chairman and CEO of Abbott Laboratories recently wrote about the importance of drug patents for the future of medicine. He began by talking about a case settled by Abbott and the South American country of Brazil. Brazil felt that the price of Abbotts AIDS medication Kaletra, the most widely used AIDS medication, was too high and patients could not afford it. They were threatening to break Abbotts patent and produce a generic version locally in order to treat more patients. The two sides reached an agreement as Abbott agreed to significantly reduce the price per patient and the government agreed to honor the patent.

    White points out that while this situation ended well for both parties involved, this issue should not be forgotten. He writes, we cannot let the agreement end discussion of the ideas involved; it is essential that we consider their implications so as to avoid situations that might not be so fortunately resolved. What hangs in the balance is how the world will continue to develop the medicines it needs.

    He also writes about the need for a balance to exist between innovation and access to medicine:

    The negotiation raised a well-worn chorus of criticisms of the patent system, but failed to address the underlying question: how would our society continue to progress without it? The problem is that our global needs and global systems are in conflict. This threatens to harm one goal, innovation, in the name of another, access to medicine. Access is the goal the world cares about and one taken seriously by innovator companies (those that conduct research and development of new medicines) that have made significant contributions to this end across the developing world – from building healthcare infrastructure in Africa, to drastic price cuts that have benefited a wide range of countries, including Brazil. But it must be recognized that access is inseparable from innovation: without access, innovation is meaningless; without innovation, there is nothing to have access to.

    White concludes by quoting President Abraham Lincoln, The patent system added the fuel of interest to the fire of genius. The patent system exists so that innovation can continue. So scientists discoveries are protected.

  • Integrated Hospital Complex — A New Concept In Medical Tourism

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    June 30, 2021 /  Clinic and Hospital

    One of the things I worry about when a foreign patient comes to town is accommodation.
    Singapore offers a wide variety of accommodation types to suit different budgets, needs and preferences. These range from budget and boutique hotels, to 6 stars hotels and fully furnished serviced apartments in good locations.
    Despite these choices, it is sometimes a challenge to find the right combination that pleases a fussy patient.

    However this problem may be alleviated when a new integrated hospital complex is scheduled for completion towards the end of 2010.
    This 19 storey Mediplex comprises a medical centre with specialist suites, hospital, and a hotel. This concept is believed to be the first in Asia and the objective is to capture a big slice of the estimated S$100 billion medical tourism market.

    The medical centre has 189 consultation suites to house a wide spectrum of medical specialists. The hospital next door has 11 operating theatres, three day surgery units with 60 attached beds, an intensive care unit with 23 beds, radiotherapy unit, clinical laboratories and a full-service pharmacy.

    Connected to the hospital is the hotel and guests have a choice of standard hotel rooms, serviced apartments and villas. All accommodations feature large bathrooms with rain showers, bay windows presenting floor to ceiling view.
    The hotel is designed to offer a lush tropical garden ambience, with large spas, gymnasiums, six pools, ballroom, banquet hall, seminar and conference rooms, and a floor dedicated to retail food and beverage outlets.

    A patient can check into the hotel in the morning and walks over to the medical centre to consult the doctor. Then he goes for lunch in one of the many restaurants and proceeds to do some investigative tests in the afternoon. He returns to the hotel a few steps away, does some window shopping in the evening after which he has the pleasure of a good massage in the spa. The next day he goes to the hospital next door for surgery and returns to the hotel to recuperate. All these activities are done in the same medical complex without leaving the building.

    Family members and companions can stay in the same hotel, and enjoy the comfort and convenience of world-class facilities and at the same time provide emotional and physical support to the patient. This is healthcare and wellness at its best.

    I am eagerly looking forward to the pleasure of showing this new integrated medical complex to my next patient.

  • Garmin Gps-enabled Sport Watch

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    June 30, 2021 /  Fitness and Sport

    At one time or another, if you are at all serious about running or cross-training, you have probably used a device that combined not only a watch function, but also gave you your heart readout and maybe a distance, too, but the Garmin Forerunner 405 Wireless GPS-Enabled Sport Watch with USB ANT Stick and Heart Rate Monitor has taken this up a few notches.

    Looking for all the world like a stylish sports watch, the Garmin Sport Watch is a lot more than that. Of course, it would have to be since its manufacturer is one of the premier independent GPS suppliers on the market.

    The Sport Watch, though, amps things up by not only giving you the usual time and date and, if you have the software running, your heart rate, but they have added a technology they call ANT + Sport.

    Since they are already an over-the-air product as they take their map information direction from the universe of low-earth orbiting satellites that were placed in polar orbits by the military in the 1980s and 1990s and opened to the public late in the 1990s, which effectively makes them radio transceivers, rather than just standard WiFi devices, what is to stop them from adding a compatible antenna to your PC, loading some software and having your watch speak directly to your PC and their worldwide network? Nothing is to prevent it and it is really an enhancement as is the watch itself.

    Looking for all the world like a standard black-wrist-strapped digital watch, the Sports Watch is much more. A simple tap of the bezel – there are no clunky buttons to press – and you not only have your GPS location time and date, but you can also have the mileage you have run and by pushing the bezel again, you can quickly send it to your PC where the USB antenna piece of the ANT + Sport technology picks up the signal and records it there. Further, though, it is recorded in Garmin’s only database so that you can compare your work with others in your group or who you know are working the same muscles.

    Indeed, you can find out that if your performance in one area is not as good as other performances are on the Garmin data network, you learn the areas you have to enhance for your training.

    One more key to this technology is that it will also monitor your heart rate, if you ask it, so that you can record that vital statistic to see if you are making progress not only with your cardio but also with your distance work.

    This is quite an advance in over-the-air technology and one which is worth it if you are training for the spring Marathon season ahead. Even if you are not and are just generally training for conditioning, you can gain a great deal of information from that collected by the Garmin Sport Watch.

  • Top 3 Beautiful Hollywood Actress

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    June 29, 2021 /  Beauty and Treatment

    The term beautiful is not that much associated with Hollywood actress. We probably would use a phrase like Sexy to define majority of hollywood actresses. So here I am trying to list the top three beautiful hollywood actress or in other words top three cutest hollywood actress.

    1) Anne Hathaway – Anne Hathaway has to be most beautiful leading hollywood actress of today. Her elevation to stardom was due to her extremely beautiful face. She got all the features right to be a big Hollywood actress. She started her career in “The Princess Diaries”. Anne Hathaway played Mia Thermopolis, a teenager who discovers that she is the heir to the throne of the fictional Genovia, ruled by her grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi. The tranformation of Anne Hathaway as a beautiful princess left everyone amazed. She was indeed the most beautiful hollywood actress. Her subsequent films Ella Enchanted and Pricess Diaries 2 made sure that she remain the most beautiful hollywood actress of this decade. She has tried to discard the cute actress image by doing some steamy roles in films like havoc, but without much success.

    2) Jessica Alba – Jessica Alba comes second in my list of most beautiful Hollywood actress. some people might argue that she should come first but for me Anne is more cute than Jessica. Jessica Alba unlike Anne Hathaway is a hollywood actress who found herself playing some leading roles in some of the biggest block busters of today. She was voted rightly as the “Sexiest Woman in the World” by FHM in 2007. Usually we don’t consider one of the sexiest hollywood actress as beautiful. They are more sexier than beautiful. But Jessica Alba is an exception. She is every ounce sexy and beautiful. Eventhough she is critisized for her acting skills , no one denies that she is one of the most beautiful actress in hollywood today. Her famous hollywood movies include Honey (2003), Sin City (2005), Fantastic Four (2005), Into the Blue (2005), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Good Luck Chuck both in 2007.

    3) Rose McGowan – She is another one of my favourite hollywood actress, which you all might like to exclude from this list. But just taking the beauty scale in to account – “She is indeed one of the most beautiful hollywood actress”. Rose McGowan is an Italian born american actress who is known for her performance in TV rather than movies. But she has acted in quite some movies which include – Ready to Rumble, The Black Dahlia,Jawbreaker etc. She became more famous after the filming of Fifty Dead Men Walking, she made a comment in support of the IRA. She may not have been become big in Hollywood but just wait she will be a big Hollywood star in two years time.

  • The Difference Between Private And Government Hospitals

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    June 29, 2021 /  Clinic and Hospital

    Usually, people in the UK prefer the NHS instead of going to private hospitals. People nowadays do not actually invest on health care simply because they also have other necessities that must be fulfilled aside from hospitalization and medicine. But, you need to be aware that they are different from each other in a lot of ways. People who have been in a private hospital can probably tell the differences of the two types of hospitals.

    For government hospitals, you do not have to pay for a lot except for the prescribed medications that you will have to buy. In contrast, a private hospital usually provides medical care together with an equal value in money. It means that for every medical care that they provide their patients, there is usually an equal price. This is the only visible advantage of government hospitals over private health providers. People who can afford private health providers consider them instead of government hospitals.

    The choosing starts when you already entered both the two types of hospitals. If you will notice, there is a long line of patients who are waiting to be treated inside an NHS hospital. Only expect to be prioritized if you are in a critical condition. If you are not in a critical condition and you entered an NHS, you will not be prioritized by the management. Wasting time is another story for patients so they consider waiting as a disadvantage. Another thing is that patients tend to wait for long hours before the doctor can attend to them. You have no choice but to wait since there are also other patients on the hospital.

    These kinds of situations do not happen inside a private health facility. The patients inside a private hospital are usually given fair priority. You will be immediately accommodated once you enter the vicinity of the hospital. In a private health facility, falling in line does not happen often. The best thing about a private health provider is the privacy that you can have since they provide rooms for one person.

    Insurance can provide a big difference on the price that you have to pay for private health facilities. It means that if ever you had an unexpected accident and you want to go to a private health provider, insurance can help you on your bills. Insurance can help you if you met their condition so they will provide money to help you with all your medical needs.

  • The Prenatal Vitamins I Started Taking When I Got Pregnant Really Helped Me Feel Great!

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    June 29, 2021 /  Vitamins and Nutrition

    Until I found out that I was pregnant, I had never really thought about prenatal vitamins too much. I have been pretty healthy my whole life, eating healthy and exercising, so I didn’t ever think that I really needed additional vitamins. It turns out that I was mistaken, though since when I got pregnant I started feeling completely exhausted. I kept thinking that I was coming down with the flu or some other bug, but after I took a pregnancy test, I saw that I was wrong.

    My husband was so excited about having a baby, and wanting to make certain that everything went well, he became my personal servant. One of the very first things he did was to go down to the store and explore the various prenatal vitamins. His sister, who had had several children by that point advised him that he should get me some vitamins that had folic acid.

    Prior to that I had only ever noticed folic acid as an ingredient in my breakfast cereal, but I had no idea how vital it is for your body. Well, we found out that folic acid does a lot to help prevent birth defects and that not only should I take it each day while I was pregnant, I should take it each day of my life to assist with future pregnancies.

    There were more benefits to these supplements than folic acid as we found that prenatal vitamins have been shown to help prevent autism, which should be a big deal to everyone who is ever planning to have kids. The supplements can even help to prevent cancer in the baby, and this information is what completely sealed the deal for me. We went down to the pharmacy again to look for some vitamins, now that we knew what we wanted, and we thought about simply going with the generic brand, but found that they were not quite as good quality, so we found some online that were a great price and had everything that we were looking for.

    We did also receive one more piece of advice as we were told that I should be taking some iron supplements to help me have more energy during my pregnancy. The iron made a huge difference, since any time I forgot to take them, I would start feeling completely worn out. After forgetting to take it just twice, I always made it a priority to take my pills, and even after the baby was born I kept taking them because they really kept me feeling healthy. You will reach the needed information at or . . Jannah P. Nyberg is a famous writer that contributes some ideas on this article.

  • What Is The Difference Between Coeliac Disease And Wheat Or Gluten Intolerance

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    June 29, 2021 /  Virus and Disease

    Although wheat, rye and barley supply much of the world’s dietary protein and food supply, as many as one in every 100 to 200 people has coeliac disease, a condition which results from an immune system response to gluten which is present in these grains. In those with coeliac disease – also referred to as celiac disease – gluten stimulates the immune system to react with the bowel tissue, causing an inflammatory reaction. This leads to flattening of the lining of the small intestine, which interferes with the absorption of nutrients.

    People with Celiac disease can suffer a multitude of different symptoms including chronic diarrhoea and fatigue; however other symptoms have also been described. Those with severe coeliac disease can experience loss in weight or difficulty to gaining weight however it is worth mentioning that you can have celiac disease without any symptoms at all.

    To identify whether you have c0eliac disease there are many tests available however the severity of the symptoms will often determine the order of the tests used. The most common starting point is through a serological blood test, however as this process is still rather complicated professional guidelines recommend that a positive blood test is still followed by an endoscopy/gastrocopy and biopsy.

    Currently the only effective treatment for coeliac disease is a lifelong gluten-free diet. While coeliac disease is caused by a reaction to the gluten in grains such as wheat, it is not the same as wheat allergy or wheat intolerance. Gluten and wheat intolerances can cause digestive symptoms that are not caused by coeliac disease, however, they are very real for the individual and can be very difficult to diagnose. Blood tests for coeliac disease look for specific antibodies; tissue transglutaminase antibody and endomysial antibody. With food intolerance tests however it is different as these types of test detect intolerances to wheat, rye, barley, gluten and many other foods through measuring food-specific IgG antibodies.

    Dr. Gillian Hart is a Scientific Director for YorkTest Laboratories specialists in food intolerance testing. For more information on and visit www.yorktest.com.

  • Diet Pills Versus Exercise

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    June 28, 2021 /  Fitness and Sport

    Weight loss supplements/ diet pills have been advertized in the market as magic pills for dream physique. The consumers are made to believe that these diet pills are essential components of any diet program or the weight loss pill can work on its own with any exercise routine followed.

    Weight Loss and Metabolism

    The calories burned each day should exceed the calories gained in order to lose weight. Diet pills may lead your body to burn excessive calories and completely shut the metabolism of the body. 3500 calories make one pound of fat. Acceptable range for weight loss can be 500-1000 kCal per day. In a weight loss program that involves exercise as well as a healthy diet the metabolism of the body is kept high through a slow diet restriction along with a regular physical exercise routine.

    Your diet program must increase metabolism of your body to lose weight. A cardio workout is needed to burn excessive fats stored in the body. The exercise routine may include walking, cycling and jogging. Natural weight loss through cardio workouts and healthy nutrition helps in long term results.

    Health Hazards Associated With OTCs

    The use of diet pills can result in various side effects. The weight loss supplements that are sold over-the-counter (OTC) are often not medically prescribed and could be purchased from any local drug store and are not always safe to use. Some common side effects associated with OTC diet pills include serious gastrointestinal problems, dermatitis, and sleep disruption.

    Few diet pills may also result in higher heart rate and blood pressure in some consumers. Medical research has proved that some diet pills may have fatal reactions in extreme cases. The weight loss pills may contain various appetite suppressants which help you absorb the fat you eat and these drugs are associated with distinct side effects and must not be indefinitely used.

    Consideration of Medical History

    Another health hazard involved with the diet pill is that the drugs may react with the medication drugs taken for conditions like high blood pressure or some other disease. The medical history of your body is often neglected while considering which diet pill to use. A wrong drug may harm body in multiple ways. This danger is commonly associated with the OTC diet pills that are purchased without necessary prescription.

    A regular workout along with healthy nutrition may help you get long term results. Exercise may increase the metabolism of your body and hence the weight loss process to be healthy and also makes body much more receptive to the change that it undergoes. Diet pills make your body vulnerable to multiple diseases due to lower metabolic rate that it lends your body.