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Indians Salt Consumption Per Day is Higher Than The Limit: Australia Study

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Indians Salt Consumption Per Day is Higher Than The Limit: Australia Study

A recent study has revealed that an average Indian consumes about 119 percent more salt per day than the official World Health Organisation’s recommendation.

Australia-based George Institute of Global Health (GIGH) conducted the study, and it is published in The Journal of Hypertension has noted that most Indians salt consumption exceed the recommendation limit of two grams per day with the daily consumption going up to 10.98 grams.

Salt consumption is higher in Indians

Indians daily salt consumption is 10.98 gram which is double the level recommended by WHO

Salt has to taken only as per the standards to avoid health problems. However, excess intake of salt can lead to high blood pressure – a leading cause of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), which accounted for 23 percent of deaths in India between 2010 and 2013.

World Health Organisation believes that insufficient potassium intake (less than 3.5 grams per day) and high sodium consumption (more than 2 grams of sodium which is equivalent to 5 grams salt per day) contribute to high blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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Bharti Hospital’s Consultant Endocrinologist and Vice President Dr.Sanjay Kalra said “Processed and fast foods have become the norm since they are easier to make and carry and consume. Consumption of pulses, vegetables, and fruits has reduced.”

He also added “A processed food diet is full of sugar, harmful fats, and excess salt leading to conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases. High blood pressure can also lead to kidney failure by causing extra strain on the arteries.”

The average salt intake by every Indian is double the recommended maximum level which is estimated and obtained by this meta-analysis.

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Salt can be reduced by using other ingredients like black pepper, asafoetida, cumin, ginger, and garlic to enhance the taste.

British Medical Journal published another study regarding the issue. In the study, it has shown that a government supported national policy says on reducing sodium intake by 10 percent over ten years can help to reduce the burden of several lifestyle disorders such as heart disease and hypertension.

Dr.K.K.Aggarwal, National President, Indian Medical Association (IMA), said as sodium is needed by the body in certain amounts but an excess amount of salt is very harmful, and also excess salt is directly related to blood pressure. Sodium level raises when the salt consumption level increases and which may increase blood pressure.

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He also added “It can also double the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease, strokes, and heart failure. As smokers, elderly, diabetics, and people with high blood pressure are more prone to these conditions; it becomes imperative for such individuals to be extra careful about their salt intake.”

Indian kitchen is rich in salt substitutes such as black pepper, asafoetida, cumin, ginger, and garlic, says Dr.Sanjay Kalra. These ingredients can be used liberally while preparing food to enhance taste and can aim to reduce salt usage.

Salt can’t be avoided completely in Indian meals, but daily consumption of salt can be reduced by consuming fruits or boiled vegetables as a single meal or may also try ‘salt fast’ on specific days or during specific meals of the day.

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Nipah Virus: Symptoms, Preventions, Facts and Remedies

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Nipah Virus (NiV) infection which is a newly emerging zoonosis which causes several diseases in both humans and animals. The origin of the virus is the fruit bats which belongs to the Pteropodidae family. Nipah Virus was initially identified during an outbreak of disease which took place in Kampung Sungai Nipah in Malaysia in the year 1998. After Malaysia, Bangladesh was affected by NiV infection in the year 2004.

People of Bangladesh was affected by NiV infection as a result of consuming date palm sap which was contaminated by the infected fruit bats. Human-to-Human transmission has been documented in Indian hospitals. Apart from Humans, NiV infection is also capable of causing diseases in pigs and other domestic animals. Till date, there are no vaccines found for either humans or animals. The primary treatment given for the humans are the Intensive Supportive Care.

Nipah Virus: Symptoms, Preventions, Facts and Remedies

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Symptoms of Nipah Virus

The below are the various symptoms of NiV infection:

  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Drowsiness
  • Disorientation
  • Mental Confusions
  • Coma
  • Potentially death

Facts about Nipah Virus

The below are the various facts about NiV infection:

  • The virus was first observed at Kampung Sungai Nipah in Malaysia in the year 1998
  • Fruit bats are the natural hosts of NiV infection
  • No vaccine available till date for the NiV infection
  • Primitive treatments are the Intensive Supportive Care
  • Nipah virus causes Coma in 48 hours
Nipah Virus: Symptoms, Preventions, Facts and Remedies

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Nipah Virus – Preventive Measures

The below are the preventive measures for NiV infection:

  • Don’t eat partly consumed fruits
  • Clean the fruits properly before eating
  • Be careful and take care of your kids during the Mango season
  • Keep personal hygiene
  • Keep your surroundings clean and tidy. Check properly and clean the household articles on daily basis.
  • Maintain distance from one who suffers from this virus

Nipah Virus- Remedies

As of today, there is no vaccine available for NiV infection. The only way to treat the patients is through the Intensive Supportive Care. Try to take care of your health and stay away from the NiV infection.

Effects of Nipah Virus

NiV infection slowly started spreading in Kerala, India. 6 people have suffered death in Kerala due to NiV Virus. The Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan is taking preventive measurements to save their people from the spreading Nipah Virus.

Neighbouring states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are also taking primitive measures from the NIV Virus. The virus is getting transferred through people now and it is one big thing to watch and rectify in future. NiV is very dangerous and it is human-killing virus.

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Iranian Teen Sahar Tabar undergoes 50 surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie | Images went Viral

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19-year-old teenager from Iran has undergone 50 surgeries in the space of just a few months to look like Angelina Jolie. The girl named Sahar Tabar considers herself to be one of Angelina Jolie’s biggest fans and has said she “would do anything” to emulate her. In just a few months, Sahar reportedly went 50 surgeries to resemble her favourite actress. and also went on a strict diet to maintain her weight does not go over 40 kg.

Sahar Tabar has been posting pictures of her transformation on Instagram. Currently, Sahar has amassed more than 3,25,000, followers which are increasing with each passing minute and many have left unflattering comments on her pictures.

Sahar Tabar Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sahartabar_official/

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Sahar Tabar goes 50 surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie

Sahar Tabar goes 50 surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie

Sahar Tabar goes 50 surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie

Sahar Tabar goes 50 surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie

Sahar Tabar goes 50 surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie

Sahar Tabar goes 50 surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie

Sahar Tabar goes 50 surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie

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World AIDS Day 2017 | Themes, Awareness, Facts, History, Activities and More

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World AIDS Day 2017: Global leaders have signed up in 2015 with the aim to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030 to the Sustainable Development Goals. The goal of UHC is to ensure that all people in the world should obtain the good health services they need without suffering financial risks and its framework lies at the centre of all health programmes.

The global World AIDS Day 2017 theme is  “Right to health”. The World Health Organization had arranged the concerts and Events in over 30 Countries to highlight the need for all 36.7 million people living with HIV and those who are weak and affected by the epidemic, to attain the goal of universal health coverage.

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World AIDS Day 2017

World AIDS Day 2017

Under the slogan “Everybody counts”, WHO will advocate for access to safe, effective, quality and affordable medicines, including diagnostics and other health commodities and the health care services for all people in need, while also ensuring that they are protected against financial hardship.

AIDS and Basic Facts about HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) that attacks the immune system, which is our body’s natural defence against illness. HIV patients suffer from some form of skin rashes in their lifetime. The virus destroys a type of white blood cell in the immune system. The weakened immune system can lead to opportunistic infections or infections that are more rampant than normal.

  • There is an effective antiretroviral treatment available for people with HIV in which they can live a normal and healthy life.Regular testing and treatment for HIV are important.
  • HIV is found in blood, vaginal, semen, and breast milk. It cannot be transmitted through sweat, saliva, urine.
  • Using condoms during sex is the best way to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
  • If you inject drugs, use a clean needle and syringe, and never share equipment with others.
  • If you are pregnant and living with HIV, the virus in your blood could pass into your baby’s body, or after giving birth through breastfeeding.
  • Taking HIV treatment virtually protects this risk.
AIDS and Basic Facts about HIV

AIDS and Basic Facts about HIV

THEMES OF WORLD AIDS DAY

The themes of AIDS Day was created on every year by the UNAIDS, WHO and a large number of grassroots, national and international agencies which involve in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

1988 – Communication
1989 – 
Youth
1990 – 
Women and AIDS
1991 – 
Sharing the Challenge
1992 – 
Community Commitment
1993 – 
Act
1994 – 
AIDS and the Family
1995 – 
Shared Rights, Shared Responsibilities
1996 – 
One World. One Hope.
1997 – 
Children Living in a World with AIDS
1998 – 
Force for Change: World AIDS Campaign With Young People
1999 – 
Listen, Learn, Live: World AIDS Campaign with Children & Young People
2000 – 
AIDS: Men Make a Difference
2001 – 
I care. Do you?
2002 – 
Stigma and Discrimination
2003 – 
Stigma and Discrimination
2004 – 
Women, Girls, HIV and AIDS
2005 – 
Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise
2006 – 
Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Accountability
2007 – 
Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Leadership
2008 – 
Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Lead – Empower – Deliver
2009 – 
Universal Access and Human Rights
2010 – 
Universal Access and Human Rights
2011 – 
Getting to Zero
2012 – 
Together we will end AIDS
2013 – 
Zero Discrimination
2014 – 
Close the gap
2015 – 
On the fast track to end AIDS
2016 – 
Hands up for #HIVprevention

THEMES OF WORLD AIDS DAY 2017

THEMES OF WORLD AIDS DAY 2017

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AIDS and HIV Awareness

The awareness can be created by conducting concerts, events and programs, by social media, etc., You can wear the Red Ribbon on AIDS day to spread awareness to the people, and can give to your friends, Co-workers and families. It’s vital that everyone understands the dangers of AIDS/HIV.

AIDS and HIV Awareness

AIDS and HIV Awareness

Not just as a way to avoid contracting it, but to reduce the fear that surrounds this horrible condition. World AIDS day will help the peoples to remind that HIV is gone away, but there is a vital need to increase the money and to create awareness.

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AIDS Prevention Activities

  • Support by wearing red ribbon and raise the HIV awareness
  • Distribute the red ribbons to your friends, Co-workers and families
  • Join various fundraising schemes if you can’t secure finances for your events.
AIDS Prevention Activities

AIDS Prevention Activities

  • Distribute brochures and educate people about prevention fo AIDS and HIV
  • Host event and concerts in support of spreading awareness about the deadly disease.
  • Involve as many stakeholders as you can local governing bodies, NGOs, afflicted individuals, and convince them to implement pro policies regarding rights and protection for HIV infected individuals.

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