अगर आप हरे-भरे इलाकों में रहते हैं तो आपको हृदय का रोग विकसित होने की संभावनाएं कम होती हैं। एक नए अध्ययन में यह बात सामने आई है। ईएससी कांग्रेस 2021 में प्रस्तुत किए गए निष्कर्षों से संकेत मिलता है कि पूरे अध्ययन के दौरान उच्च हरे भरे वाले ब्लॉकों के निवासियों में कम हरे भरे वाले ब्लॉकों की तुलना में किसी भी नई कार्डियोवैस्कुलर स्थितियों को विकसित करने की 16 प्रतिशत कम संभावनाएं थीं।
यूनिवर्सिटी ऑफ मियामी, अमेरिका के विलियम ऐटकेन ने कहा, "जब कोई क्षेत्र उच्च हरापन बनाए रखता है और जब हरापन बढ़ता है, तो समय के साथ हरेपन के उच्च स्तर हृदय की स्थिति और स्ट्रोक की कम दरों से जुड़े होते हैं।"
एटकेन ने कहा, "यह उल्लेखनीय था कि ये संबंध केवल पांच वर्षों में दिखाई दिए, पॉजिटिव पर्यावरणीय प्रभाव के लिए अपेक्षाकृत कम समय में।"
अध्ययन के लिए, टीम में 65 वर्ष और उससे अधिक आयु के 2,43,558 यूएस मेडिकेयर लाभार्थी शामिल थे जो 2011 से 2016 तक मियामी के एक ही क्षेत्र में रहते थे।
पांच साल के अध्ययन के दौरान दिल का दौरा, आलिंद फिब्रिलेशन, दिल की विफलता, इस्केमिक हृदय रोग, उच्च रक्तचाप और स्ट्रोक / क्षणिक इस्केमिक हमले सहित नई हृदय स्थितियों की घटनाओं को प्राप्त करने के लिए मेडिकेयर रिकॉर्ड का उपयोग किया गया था।
पृथ्वी की सतह से परावर्तित दृश्य और निकट-अवरक्त (अदृश्य) सूर्य के प्रकाश की मात्रा का आकलन करने के लिए उपग्रह छवियों का उपयोग किया गया था। पौधों से क्लोरोफिल आमतौर पर ²श्य प्रकाश को अवशोषित करता है और निकट-अवरक्त प्रकाश को दर्शाता है, इसलिए दोनों को मापने से वनस्पति की मात्रा का संकेत मिलता है।
शहर के ब्लॉकों की हरियाली को तब निम्न, मध्यम या उच्च के रूप में वर्गीकृत किया गया था।
प्रतिभागियों को इस आधार पर वर्गीकृत किया गया था कि वे 2011 में निम्न, मध्यम या उच्च हरियाली वाले ब्लॉकों में रहते थे। 2016 में उन्हीं निवासियों और उनके ब्लॉक की हरियाली के लिए प्रक्रिया को दोहराया गया था।
टीम ने ब्लॉक-स्तरीय हरेपन के आधार पर किसी भी नए हृदय रोग के विकास की बाधाओं और नई हृदय स्थितियों की संख्या का विश्लेषण किया।
फॉलो-अप के दौरान कार्डियोवैस्कुलर स्थिति विकसित करने वाले प्रतिभागियों में, उच्च हरियाली वाले क्षेत्रों में कम हरेपन वाले ब्लॉकों की तुलना में 4 प्रतिशत कम नई बीमारियां विकसित हुईं। (एजेंसी)
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New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Delhi Traffic Police on Friday created a 23 km green corridor in the city from Jasola to Rajendra Place, to help transport a cadaveric liver.The liver was transported from Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in Jasola to BLK-Max Hospital in Rajendra Place, through the 23 km stretch in just 22 minutes. The liver donated by a 70-year-old male patient who suffered intracranial haemorrhage resulting in brain death, was transplanted to a 42-year-old BSF constable from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh at BLK. "We are happy to report that in a surgery that lasted almost seven hours, we managed to give a new lease of life to a 42-year-old male BSF constable, who had been waiting for the transplant for long," Dr Abhideep Chaudhary, Senior Director & HOD, HPB Surgery & Liver Transplantation, BLK, said in a statement. The constable was suffering from end stage liver disease with jaundice, ascites (abnormal build-up of fluid in the abdomen), hepatic encephalopathy (decline in brain function due to severe liver disease) and recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding. "He was admitted in our hospital since May 21 this year in a state of 'liver coma'. The patient was in a critical state, however, none of his family members were a match for donation," Chaudhary said. The patient is recovering well, the doctor said."We remain indebted to the family of the donor who decided to serve critical patients even in their time of loss. Organ donation can save so many precious lives and I really hope that everyone embraces this cause. We would also like to thank all authorities concerned like NOTTO, and the Delhi Police for taking swift action and making this possible," he added. --IANSrvt/bg
London, June 5 (IANS) As India continues to be ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, a team of researchers is investigating how green tea could give rise to a drug capable of tackling Covid-19.The initial findings suggested that one of the compounds in green tea could combat the coronavirus behind Covid-19, said lead author Suresh Mohankumar, who researched during his time at JSS College of Pharmacy in Ooty before taking up his current role at Swansea University Medical School."Nature's oldest pharmacy has always been a treasure of potential novel drugs and we questioned if any of these compounds could assist us in battling the Covid-19 pandemic?" said Mohankumar."We screened and sorted a library of natural compounds already know to be active against other coronaviruses using an artificial intelligence-aided computer programme," he added.Mohankumar emphasised that the research was still in its early days and a long way from any kind of clinical application, in the study published in the journal RSC Advances."The compound that our model predicts to be most active is gallocatechin, which is present in green tea and could be readily available, accessible, and affordable," the researcher said.There now needs to be further investigation to show if it can be proven clinically effective and safe for preventing or treating Covid-19."This is fascinating research and demonstrates that natural products remain an important source of lead compounds in the fight against infectious diseases," said Andrew Morris, Professor, Swansea University."I am also really pleased to see this international research collaboration continuing now that Mohankumar has joined the Pharmacy team," Morris added.--IANSvc/in
Guwahati, May 8 (IANS) Amid the drought-like situation prevailing in Assam, the tea industry in the state is facing the Covid blues as over 500 workers in many tea gardens have been infected by the virus, health officials said on Saturday.Health officials in Guwahati said that after the detection of the virus in many workers, several measures have been been taken to check the spread of the virus, including setting up of containment zones and ramping up testing facilities.According to the officials, till Saturday, at least 503 tea garden workers in many estates under 14 districts have been infected by the virus. These districts are -- Dibrugarh, Biswanath, Nagaon, Sonitpur, Golaghat, Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Udalguri, Charaideo, Kamrup (Metro), Baksa, Darang, Dhemaji and Sivasagar.The North Eastern Tea Association (NETA) has urged the state government to urgently organise vaccination camps in the tea estates.In a letter to the Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, and in separate letters to all the 34 Deputy Commissioners, NETA has requested to protect the tea garden population from the seond wave of the pandemic by organising vaccination camps urgently in the tea gardens.NETA adviser Bidyananda Barkakoty said that two tea estates in Dibrugarh district have been declared containment zones, recently."Last year, the tea gardens did not face such problems like this time. Therefore, before things go beyond control, setting-up of vaccination camps in the tea gardens is of utmost importance. NETA has assured to fully cooperate with the government in organising the vaccination camps," Barkakoty said.The industry body has also undertaken a massive awareness campaign among the workers and their family members to check the spread of the disease.Tea estates have a large concentration of workers and were until recently largely unaffected by Covid-19.The industry body, Tea Association of India (TAI), had earlier said that the crop prospect in the current season in Assam and West Bengal looks bleak due to the drought-like situation prevailing in both the states.TAI Secretary General P.K. Bhattacharya had said that due to the prolonged period of lockdown, the tea industry in Assam and Bengal lost around 140 million kg of made tea last year.Assam has over 10 lakh tea garden workers in the organised sector working in 850 tea estates.The state roughly accounts for 55 per cent of India's total tea production. --IANSsc/arm
London, May 8 (IANS) The British government on Friday announced a "green list" of countries from which travellers are not required to quarantine upon return to England.Portugal, Israel, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand are among 12 countries and regions on the "green list" of travel destinations from May 17 for people in England, British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said.Speaking at a press conference at Downing Street, Shapps said that Covid tests will still be required before and after travel to these destinations.Shapps described the step as "tentative" as concerns remain "about resurgence of Covid", the Xinhua news agency reported.Under the new traffic light system, Turkey, the Maldives and Nepal have been added to the "red list", which means travellers from those countries will have to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days on their return.Shapps said that the government's latest decision was "necessarily cautious". "We must make sure the countries we reconnect with are safe," he added.Countries on the green, amber and red lists would be reviewed every three weeks from May 17, according to Shapps.The British government is only responsible for coronavirus restrictions in England. The devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are responsible for their own policies in relation to public health matters. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have not said when they might ease their strict travel restrictions.Another 2,490 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,431,043, according to official figures released on Friday.The country also reported another 15 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 127,598. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test.More than 35 million people have been given the first jab of the coronavirus vaccine, according to the latest official figures.Earlier Friday, Public Health England declared a coronavirus strain first detected in India, known as B1617.2, as "variant of concern".Experts have warned that despite progress in vaccine rollout, Britain is "still not out of the woods" amid concerns over new variants, particularly those first emerged in South Africa, Brazil and India, and the third wave of pandemic on the European continent.To bring life back to normal, countries such as Britain, China, Russia, the US as well as the European Union have been racing against time to roll out coronavirus vaccines. --IANSint/rs