PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF ENDEMIC DISEASES

Although the prevalence of endemic diseases will vary from one region to another,some of the important diseases prevalent in our country are: tuberculosis,malaria,leprosy,malaria,iodine deficiency disorders,etc. The government has launched various national programmers for the control or eradication of these endemic diseases. a few of these include leprosy eradication programme,tuberculosis control programme, programme for control of blindness. People are being trained for early detection and treatment and follow up care of cases..However,inadequate data on prevalence of the locally endemic diseases is available thus the decision makers cannot take the judicious decision. REMEDIAL MEASURES- There is need to develop an information system which should emphasize on the monitoring of the different locally prevalent endemic diseases. This data should be available at the district level and feedback should be given to the primary health care units in the districts. The people should be educated about the significance of each disease and simple methods to prevent and control them through the locally available resources . The community members should be motivated to utilize the services of various national health programmers implemented  by the government.

New Metabolic Process Can Switch Off Inflammation

Rejoice! Scientists may have found a new way to curb chronic inflammation! Researchers from the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Dublin have discovered a new metabolic process that can switch off inflammation. They have discovered ‘itaconate’, a molecule derived from glucose, which has the power to switch off the macrophages. What are macrophages? Macrophages are the cells of the immune system, which are formed in response to various infections. It is important to note that any infection or wound cannot be healed without inflammation, however, chronic inflammation can lead to various diseases. These include…

Bacteria found in milk and beef linked to rheumatoid arthritis

“Drinking milk or eating beef could cause rheumatoid arthritis, scientists warn,” reports the Mail Online. However, the story is more complicated than the headline suggests. Researchers investigated genetic mutations in the blood cells of people with rheumatoid arthritis. They believe that mutations to a gene that regulates the immune system may “take off the brakes”, so that the body mounts an over-the-top immune response which causes inflammation and damages joints and tissues. They also tested people’s blood for DNA from Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis bacteria, known as MAP. Researchers have linked…

Alkalize Your Body for Better Health

It is easy to get lost in the whole health-food terminology and discourse on clean living. One can’t really tell where healthy stops and unhealthy begins. One major factor in determining the healthfulness of a food can be by looking at it from an alkaline or acidic point of view. The more alkaline it is the better. Alkaline diets have gained more importance from the cancer world, as many research studies are now showing an obvious connection between acidic diets and rise in cancers. Alkaline balance- In order for your…

Alkalize Your Body for Better Health

It is easy to get lost in the whole health-food terminology and discourse on clean living. One can’t really tell where healthy stops and unhealthy begins. One major factor in determining the healthfulness of a food can be by looking at it from an alkaline or acidic point of view. The more alkaline it is the better. Alkaline diets have gained more importance from the cancer world, as many research studies are now showing an obvious connection between acidic diets and rise in cancers. Alkaline balance- In order for your…