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Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital International Honours For Dr. Mahesh Desai Of Mpuh Nadiad It Is A Matter Of Great Pride Not Just For The Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital (mpuh), Nadiad, But The Country As A Whole, And The Indian Urology In Particular, That Dr. Mahesh Desai, Ms, Frcs (london), Frcs (edinburgh), Medical Director And Managing Trustee Of Mpuh, Has Been Elected As The ‘president-elect’ Of The Endourological Society Inc. At The World Congress Of Endourology (wce) Held At Kyoto, Japan During November 30 To December 3, 2011. During The Wce2011 At Kyoto, An Mpuh Doctor Won Two Prizes – 1st Prize For The Best Video “micro Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: The Initial Feasibility Study”, And The 2nd Prize For The Best Essay “staghorn Morphometry: A New Tool For Clinical Classification And Prediction Model For Pcnl Monotherapy.” At The Initiative And Direction Of Dr. Mahesh Desai, Mpuh Had Successfully Organized The 12th World Video Urology Congress 2000 At Goa, And The 22nd World Congress On Endourology 2004 At Mumbai. It May Be Recalled, In October This Year, Dr. Mahesh Desai Had Become The First Indian To Assume The Office Of The President Of The Société Internationale D'urologie (siu) At The Siu World Congress Held At Berlin, Germany. It Is Unprecedented That Dr. Desai Is Perhaps The Only Person To Hold Both These Prestigious Positions Simultaneously Or Separately. The Other Positions That Dr Desai Has Held Include President, Urological Society Of India (2006-2007); Chairman, Sub-specialties, Society International D’urologie (siu) ( 2004-2009); Chairman, Scientific Committee, Endourology Society Inc. (2007 - Present); President, Asian Society Of Endourology (2008 - Present); Chairman, Endourology Education Training Site Committee Of Endourology Society Inc. (2008 - 2011); Member, International Committee Of American Urological Association (2008 - 2011). News Has Also Just Come In That Dr. Mahesh Desai Has Been Selected For The Prestigious ‘st. Paul’s Medal 2012’ By The British Association Of Urological Surgeons (baus). It Is Awarded To “distinguished Colleagues From Overseas Whose Contributions To The Association In Particular, Or To Urology In General, Baus Council Particularly Wishes To Appreciate And Honour.” Since The Inception Of This Medal In 1989, Dr. Mahesh Desai Is Only The Second Indian After Dr. Dara K Karanjavala (1993), To Be Honoured With This International Recognition. Www.mpuh.org
Woman Sexual & Physical Violence Commonly Seen-world Health Organisationthe World Health Organization Has Found That Physical Or Sexual Violence Affect More Than One Third Of All Women Globally! The Report, Global And Regional Estimates Of Violence Against Women: Prevalence And Health Effects Of Intimate Partner Violence And Non-partner Sexual Violence, Represents The First Systematic Study Of Global Data On The Prevalence Of Violence Against Women – Both By Partners And Non-partners. The Study Found:35% Women Experience Violence Of Some Sort30% Women Face Violence From Their Partners38% Women Who Were Murdered, Were Murdered By Their Partnersabused Women Likelier To Face Substance Abuse Problemsthey’re Likelier To Get Stisthe Study Found That They Are Also Likelier To Give Birth To Low-birth Weight Childrenthe Study Highlights The Need For All Sectors To Engage In Eliminating Tolerance For Violence Against Women And Better Support For Women Who Experience It. New Who Guidelines, Launched With The Report, Aim To Help Countries Improve Their Health Sector’s Capacity To Respond To Violence Against Women.impact On Physical And Mental Healththe Report Details The Impact Of Violence On The Physical And Mental Health Of Women And Girls. This Can Range From Broken Bones To Pregnancy-related Complications, Mental Problems And Impaired Social Functioning.‘these Findings Send A Powerful Message That Violence Against Women Is A Global Health Problem Of Epidemic Proportions,’ Said Dr Margaret Chan, Director-general, Who. ‘we Also See That The World’s Health Systems Can And Must Do More For Women Who Experience Violence.’the Report’s Key Findings On The Health Impacts Of Violence By An Intimate Partner Were:death And Injury – The Study Found That Globally, 38% Of All Women Who Were Murdered Were Murdered By Their Intimate Partners, And 42% Of Women Who Have Experienced Physical Or Sexual Violence At The Hands Of A Partner Had Experienced Injuries As A Result.depression – Partner Violence Is A Major Contributor To Women’s Mental Health Problems, With Women Who Have Experienced Partner Violence Being Almost Twice As Likely To Experience Depression Compared To Women Who Have Not Experienced Any Violence.alcohol Use Problems – Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence Are Almost Twice As Likely As Other Women To Have Alcohol-use Problems.sexually Transmitted Infections – Women Who Experience Physical And/or Sexual Partner Violence Are 1.5 Times More Likely To Acquire Syphilis Infection, Chlamydia, Or Gonorrhoea. In Some Regions (including Sub-saharan Africa), They Are 1.5 Times More Likely To Acquire Hiv.unwanted Pregnancy And Abortion – Both Partner Violence And Non-partner Sexual Violence Are Associated With Unwanted Pregnancy; The Report Found That Women Experiencing Physical And/or Sexual Partner Violence Are Twice As Likely To Have An Abortion Than Women Who Do Not Experience This Violence.low Birth-weight Babies – Women Who Experience Partner Violence Have A 16% Greater Chance Of Having A Low Birth-weight Baby.‘this New Data Shows That Violence Against Women Is Extremely Common. We Urgently Need To Invest In Prevention To Address The Underlying Causes Of This Global Women’s Health Problem.’ Said Professor Charlotte Watts, From The London School Of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.need For Better Reporting And More Attention To Preventionfear Of Stigma Prevents Many Women From Reporting Non-partner Sexual Violence. Other Barriers To Data Collection Include The Fact That Fewer Countries Collect This Data Than Information About Intimate Partner Violence, And That Many Surveys Of This Type Of Violence Employ Less Sophisticated Measurement Approaches Than Those Used In Monitoring Intimate Partner Violence.‘the Review Brings To Light The Lack Of Data On Sexual Violence By Perpetrators Other Than Partners, Including In Conflict-affected Settings,’ Said Dr Naeemah Abrahams From The Samrc. ‘we Need More Countries To Measure Sexual Violence And To Use The Best Survey Instruments Available.’in Spite Of These Obstacles, The Review Found That 7.2% Of Women Globally Had Reported Non-partner Sexual Violence. As A Result Of This Violence, They Were 2.3 Times More Likely To Have Alcohol Disorders And 2.6 Times More Likely To Suffer Depression Or Anxiety – Slightly More Than Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence.the Report Calls For A Major Scaling Up Of Global Efforts To Prevent All Kinds Of Violence Against Women By Addressing The Social And Cultural Factors Behind It.recommendations To The Health Sectorthe Report Also Emphasizes The Urgent Need For Better Care For Women Who Have Experienced Violence. These Women Often Seek Health-care, Without Necessarily Disclosing The Cause Of Their Injuries Or Ill-health.‘the Report Findings Show That Violence Greatly Increases Women’s Vulnerability To A Range Of Short- And Long-term Health Problems; It Highlights The Need For The Health Sector To Take Violence Against Women More Seriously,’ Said Dr Claudia Garcia-moreno Of Who. ‘in Many Cases This Is Because Health Workers Simply Do Not Know How To Respond.’new Who Clinical And Policy Guidelines Released Today Aim To Address This Lack Of Knowledge. They Stress The Importance Of Training All Levels Of Health Workers To Recognize When Women May Be At Risk Of Partner Violence And To Know How To Provide An Appropriate Response.they Also Point Out That Some Health-care Settings, Such As Antenatal Services And Hiv Testing, May Provide Opportunities To Support Survivors Of Violence, Provided Certain Minimum Requirements Are Met.health Providers Have Been Trained How To Ask About Violence.standard Operating Procedures Are In Place.consultation Takes Place In A Private Setting.confidentiality Is Guaranteed.a Referral System Is In Place To Ensure That Women Can Access Related Services.in The Case Of Sexual Assault, Health Care Settings Must Be Equipped To Provide The Comprehensive Response Women Need – To Address Both Physical And Mental Health Consequences.the Report’s Authors Stress The Importance Of Using These Guidelines To Incorporate Issues Of Violence Into The Medical And Nursing Curricula As Well As During In-service Training.so Woman Violence As Now Feeled In Repeated Rape In Delhi, Rajasthan, Hariyana And West Bengal And Rest Of Our Country But It Is Seen All Ove World And Strigent Laws And Booking And Punishing Culprits In Time Bound Period And Social Education Will Only Bring Change Otherwise A Woman Who Is In One Form Our Mother Or Daughter Will Remain Harassed.
Unhealthy Habits Put Today’s Children At Extreme Riskof Osteoprosis . Here’s How To Protect Them , And Yourself . Every Time A Child Takes A Soft Drink, He,s Laying The Groundwork For A Dangerous Bone Disease. No, Fizzy And Sugary Drinks Don’t Cause Osteoporosis. But Because They’re Often A Substitute For A Glass Of Milk , Kids And Not Getting The Calcium And Vitamin D They Need To Build A Strong Skeleton.many Of Them Also Lead A Sedentary Lifestyle, So They Aren’t Getting The Bone – Building Benefits Of Vigorous Exercise Either. These Children Aren’t Just In Jeopardy For Brittle Bones And Fracture Decades Down The Road: They Could Be Risk Of Osteoporosis At A Younger Age Than Ever Before . ‘’parants Should View This Seriously” A Body Of Osteoporosis Experts Trying To Spread Awareness About This Bone Crippling Disease . “osteoprosis Strats In Childhood But Has Consequences Later In Life.” The Condition Causes Bones To Become Riddled With Holes, Like The Frame Of House That’s Been Attacked By Termites. That Can Lead To Broken Bones, Which In Turn Can Cause Deformity ,chronic Pain Or Disability Osteoprosis Can Even Be Fatal : Up To 25 Percent Of Older People Who Suffer A Broken Hip Die Within A Year. Osteoporosis Isn’t Just Your Grandmother’s Health Threat. Although It Strikes Over 50million Women In India,it Also Menaces Over 12million Men And Unaccounted Million More Have Low Bone Mass. “ It’s A Silent Disease And Doesn’t Get Detected In Most Causes Until After The Patiant’s First Fracture” Osteoporsis Cause Loss Of Height , Pain In Joints And Back , Fractures And Fear Of Fracture , And Can Be Very Depressin. So It Is Important That We Adopt Preventive Measures To Save Millions Of People .” These ‘s A New Medical Understanding Of The Best Ways To Protect Ourselves – And Our Children . “ Simple Lifestyle Change And Proper Nutrition Will Help Save Your Bones” “ The Sooner You Get Moving The Better.” Do All Children Need Supplements? Ideally ,kids And Adults Should Get Their Daily Calcium Guota Through A Healthy Diet. Taking Milk ?dairy Products Of All Types Will Do The Trick. Other Good Sources Include Sardines, Indian Carp, Leafy-green Vegitables Like Ragi (finger Millet), Soya , Calcium-fortified Juices And Breakfast Cereal. Encourage Your Children To Have Two To Three Servings Of These Bone –bulider Daily. And If They Shun Milk Because They Think Its Fattening , Let Them Know The Latest Research Shows The Opposite Is True :kids With The Highest Milk Consumption Are Also The Slimmest , While Those Who Drink The Most Sweetened Beverages , Unsurprisingly , Are The Heaviest . “ If Your Child Is Getting Insufficient Calcium From His Diet , Go For Supplements” Or Consult With Urs Paediatric Rheumatollogist. “ There Are Many Supplements Now Avilable In Market, Inclide Flavoured , Chewable 250 And 500mg Tablets. There Are Also Liquid Preparations To Choose From .but Be Warned ! Calcium Is Best Absorbed In Small Amounts So Don’t Give More Than 500mg At A Time .” Adult Lacking In This Bone – Bulding Mineral Can Take 1000mg Daily Preferably500 In The Morning And 500 At Night . What ‘ D’ Can Do ? Vitamin D Is Essential For Our Body So It Can Absorb The Calcium It Gets From Food Supplements , And Helps In Forming New Bones. Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D? The Aiims Study In Northern India Also Found That Over 80 % Of The Children Also Had Moderate To Severe Vitamin D Deficiency . “this Is Extremely Worrying” There’s Growing Scientific Consensus Among Experts That The Current Guidelines Of 200 Iu (international Units) For Adults Under 50 , And 400 To 600 Iu For Older People , Are To Low . Even A Little More Can Only Do Good There Is Growing Evidence To Suggest That Lack Of Vitamin D Can Lead To A Host Of Illness Es Like Diabites, Prostate , Colon And Other Cancer, In Addition To Osteoporosis” Unfortunately Vitamin D Is Found In Just A Handful Of Foods Like Egg Yolk And Cod Liveroil. People Can Get This Vitamin Naturally Through Exposure To The Sun . It Is Ironic That Although We Have Ample Sunshine In Our Country Studies Show Indians Tend To Be Deficient In Vitamin D . And This More So In The Case Of Urban Indians Because They Spend More Daytime Indoors Than Rural Folk. So Make It A Habit To Be Outdoors In The Sun For 20 To 30 Minutes Just After Sunrise Or Before Sunset. Studies Also Show That Skin Production Of The Vitamin Dwindles In Older People Even If They’re Frequently Exposed To Sun . Suggesting That A Supplement Might Be The Best Way To Safeguard Their Bone Health . A Test That Can Save Your Life Because Osteoprosis Often Causes No Symptoms At All Until A Fall Snaps A Bone , The Only Way To Tell If You Have It Is Via A Bone Mineral Density Test . This Prosedure Is Advised For All Women Over 50 Use It Or Lose It As You Age , You Lose Bone Faster Than You Produce It .over The Five To Seven Years After Menopause , Women Can Lose Up To 20 %of Their Bone Mass Due To Oestrogen Deficiency . Paying Extra Attention To Bone Health Can Lessen The Damage , However . Men Are Also Affected By Age – Related Skeletal Loss, But Not As Dramatically , Since Their Larger Frames Provide A Higher Peak Bone Mass And Their Hormones Don’t Plunge After Age 50. Our Skeleton Needs Regular Exercise At Every Age To Stay Strong, But We’re Getting More And More Sedentary . “physical Activity Is Very Critical For Retaining Bone Mass”. Children And Adult Should Exercise To Keep Their Bones Healthy : 60 Minutes Of Physical Activity A Day For Kids And 30 Minutes For Adults. A Combination Of Weight – Bearing Routines (such As Walking , Jogging, Stairs-clinbing, Or Dancing Pluse Resistance Exercise Like Weight – Lifting)is The Ideal Recipe For Bone Health . For Children , Jumping Is A Fun Way To Bone Up. The Researcher Contrasted Elementry School Girls Who Took Gym Classes To Those Who Also Did Ten Minites Of High – Impact Jumping Exercise , Three Times A Week. At The End Of The Two – Year Study , The Jumping Exercise Group Had A Nearly Five Percent Increase In Bone Mass .other Weight –bearing Exercise With Kid Appeal Include Skipping , Tennis , And Team Sports , Such As Football “ Its Never Too Late To Adopt Bone – Frendly Habits – Exersise , Get Enough Sunlight , Have Adequate Calcium . This Way , We Can Keep Our Bones Healthy And Prevent Osteoporosis” For More Information Consult With Physician Or Physiotherapist
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