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Rare illnesses attack people in broiling weather

In Uncategorized on May 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm




Rare illnesses attack people in broiling weather


QĐND – Sunday, May 23, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

Several strange dangerous diseases have attacked people, adding the list of diseases like influenza, dengue fever, diarrhea in the scorching hot weather in the country. 


Nguyen Trung Cap,  a doctor of the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi, said there had three pregnant women suffered from a rare pneumonia.


The pregnant patients from the northern locals of Hanoi, Hai Duong and Hai Phong have been taken to the hospital in serious conditions, breathing failure, damaged lung and low blood pressure. They must use breathing machines. Doctors couldn’t find out the cause despite conducting many tests.


Doctors have quarantined three patients and provided intensive treatment. Their efforts have been rewarded when three patients have been in stable condition.


Moreover, 22 year old Nguyen Thi My Linh who had 34 week pregnant gave birth of a baby weighing 1.7kg. The baby is being raised in a neonatal intensive care unit at the National Children Hospital.


Meantime, hospitals in Hanoi have received a large quantity of patients suffering viral fever. In some cases all family members have the illness.


Around 2,000 toddlers see doctors at the National Children Hospital daily, an increase of 700 from the number on previous days. Hospitals Saint Paul, Bach Mai, Army no.103 have also seen a soar of patients recently.


Nguyen Hong Ha, deputy head of the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases said the hospital had seen admission of some patients who had contracted the streptococcus, commonly found in pigs, due to having eaten undercooked pork products made from diseased swine.  So far 22 cases have been rushed to the hospital.


Medical experts warned the increase of rare diseases due to sweltering weather and polluted environment. Parents should take children to medical facilities as flu H5N1, H1N1, dengue fever and meningitis have the same symptoms


Source: VietnamNet/Sai Gon Giai Phong


 


Source: QDND

Rare illnesses attack people in broiling weather

In Uncategorized on May 22, 2010 at 5:20 pm


Several strange dangerous diseases have attacked people, adding the list of diseases like influenza, dengue fever, diarrhea in the scorching hot weather in the country

A doctor is  taking care of a pregnant at the national Tropical Diseases Hospital in Hanoi

Nguyen Trung Cap,  a doctor of the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi, said there had three pregnant women suffered from a rare pneumonia.


The pregnant patients from the northern locals of Hanoi, Hai Duong and Hai Phong have been taken to the hospital in serious conditions, breathing failure, damaged lung and low blood pressure. They must use breathing machines. Doctors couldn’t find out the cause despite conducting many tests.


Doctors have quarantined three patients and provided intensive treatment. Their efforts have been rewarded when three patients have been in stable condition.


Moreover, 22 year old Nguyen Thi My Linh who had 34 week pregnant gave birth of a baby weighing 1.7kg. The baby is being raised in a neonatal intensive care unit at the National Children Hospital.


Meantime, hospitals in Hanoi have received a large quantity of patients suffering viral fever. In some cases all family members have the illness.
 
Around 2,000 toddlers see doctors at the National Children Hospital daily, an increase of 700 from the number on previous days. Hospitals Saint Paul, Bach Mai, Army no.103 have also seen a soar of patients recently.


Nguyen Hong Ha, deputy head of the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases said the hospital had seen admission of some patients who had contracted the streptococcus, commonly found in pigs, due to having eaten undercooked pork products made from diseased swine.  So far 22 cases have been rushed to the hospital.


Medical experts warned the increase of rare diseases due to sweltering weather and polluted environment. Parents should take children to medical facilities as flu H5N1, H1N1, dengue fever and meningitis have the same symptoms.

Source: SGGP

Germ-free kids may risk more adult illnesses: study

In World on December 10, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Parents who let their kids romp in the mud and eat food that has fallen on the floor could be helping to protect them against maladies like heart disease later in life, a US study showed Wednesday.


Our research suggests that ultra-clean, ultra-hygienic environments early in life may contribute to higher levels of inflammation as an adult, which in turn increases risks for a wide range of diseases,” including cardiovascular disease, Thomas McDade, lead author of the study, said.


Researchers at Northwestern University in the state of Illinois looked at data from a study in the Philippines, which followed participants from birth to 22 years of age.


The data were compiled by tracking children born in the 1980s to 3,327 Filipino mothers.


Researchers visited the children every two months for the first two years of their lives and then spaced out the visits to every four or five years until the kids reached their 20s.


Among items that the researchers assessed were the hygiene of the children’s household environment — “whether domestic animals such as pigs and dogs roamed freely” — and their families’ socioeconomic resources.


Blood tests taken when the study participants reached adulthood showed that although Filipinos suffer far more infectious diseases as infants and toddlers than their American counterparts, their level of C-reactive protein (CRP) when they reached adulthood was at least 80 percent lower than in Americans.


Filipinos in their early 20s had average CRP concentrations of 0.2 milligrams per liter, while Americans in the same age group had blood concentrations of the protein of 1-1.5 milligrams per liter.


“CRP concentrations are incredibly low in Filipinos compared to people in the United States and that was counter to what a lot of people would have anticipated because we know that Filipinos have higher exposure to infectious diseases,” McDade told AFP.


One finding of the study published in the online edition of the Proceedings of the Royal Society was that adults with high CRP levels — indicating more inflammation — were exposed to less animal feces in the home as kids.


But that should not serve as an impetus to rush out and buy a pig to have running around the home, said McDade — adding that Americans’ obsession with hygiene would probably rule that out anyway.


Rather, he said, the message to take home from the study is the importance of being exposed early in life to common microbes and bacteria.


“These bacteria and microbes may never result in outright clinical disease but they do play an important role in promoting the development of regulatory networks,” said McDade, who is an associate professor of anthropology at Northwestern and a fellow at the university’s institute for policy research.


To explain the importance of exposure to such microbes, McDade, who has a two-and-a-half-year-old son, likened immune system development to the way Americans promote brain development in infants and toddlers by exposing them to “all sorts of cognitive and social stimuli.”


“There’s rapid brain growth early in life and there are lots of neurological connections being formed, and you need to engage with your environment in order to promote those connections,” he said.


“The immune system also needs engagement with its environment to drive its development, and without that environmental input, we’re depriving it of a necessary source of information that it needs to promote its development,” said McDade.


And with his own child, McDade said he ignores the two-second rule when food drops on the floor.


“I don’t hesitate – I tell him to pick it up and eat it,” he said.


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