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‘How do we manage our 70-year-old mother’s weight?

‘How do we manage our 70-year-old mother’s weight?

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Updates from :  the hindu Nutritionist Lovneet Batra answers some of our readers’ questions on diet and fitness My mother is 70 years old and house-bound. She is not able to exercise because of arthritis. How do we manage her over-weight? Targeting healthy weight reduces pressure on joints, which eases the pain and inflammation. The balanced ratio between different food groups is key to accelerating fat loss without losing lean body mass. Half of her plate should be soft cooked vegetables, one-fourth a healthy protein and the rest should be carbs from whole grains such as rice, dalia, poha, upma or roti. Make sure her breakfast is within an hour of waking up, lunch within six hours and dinner at least three hours prior to bedtime. People with arthritis tend to ignore protei
Integrate TB services with primary health system: Lancet

Integrate TB services with primary health system: Lancet

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Updates from :  the Hindu : 8 million lives could be saved with subsidised tests, support Of the 10 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases reported globally in 2017 by the World Health Organisation, 2.74 million were from India, showing a marginal reduction from 2.79 million in 2016. Despite TB incidence in the country being 204 cases per 1,00,000 in 2017, the government has set a highly ambitious target of “eliminating TB by 2025”, five years ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target. But according to The Lancet Global Health article based on modelling for three high-burden countries, including India, compared with 2015 data, 57% reduction in incidence and 72% reduction in mortality will been seen only by 2035. Strengthening the care cascade could reduce cumulative
HIV remission achieved through stem cell transplantation

HIV remission achieved through stem cell transplantation

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Updates from :  the Hindu : At present, this is possible only if people living with HIV also have some form of cancer In a significant development, a person with HIV infection has been reported to be experiencing remission for the last 18 months after antiretroviral therapy (ART) was stopped following stem-cell transplantation in London. Remission is when HIV RNA (ribonucleic acid) is undetectable in blood. ART is used for treating HIV. The person with HIV was diagnosed with advanced Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer, in 2012. To treat the cancer, stem cells which give rise to blood cells were transplanted from a donor who had two mutant copies of a co-receptor for HIV infection. This exercise was carried out in London. The co-receptor (CCR5) is used by the HIV virus to gain
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