Showing posts from July, 2012

milestone of child development inside uterus

Day 1: fertilization: all human chromosomes are present; unique human life begins.
Day 6: embryo begins implantation in the uterus.
Day 22: heart begins to beat with the child’s own blood, often a different type than the mothers’.
Week 3: By the end of third week the child’s backbone spinal column and nervous system are forming. The liver, kidneys and intestines begin to take shape.
Week 4: By the end of week four the child is ten thousand times larger than the fertilized egg.
Week 5: Eyes, legs, and hands begin to develop.
Week 6: Brain waves are detectable; mouth and lips are present; fingernails are forming.
Week 7: Eyelids, and toes form, nose distinct. The baby is kicking and swimming.
Week 8: Every organ is in place, bones begin to replace cartilage, and fingerprints begin to form. By the 8th week the baby can begin to hear.
Weeks 9 and 10: Teeth begin to form, fingernails develop. The baby can turn his head, and frown. The baby can hiccup.
Weeks 10 and 11: The baby can “breathe” amnio…

World Breastfeeding Week (1–7 August 2012)

It's Time To Act After 10 Years Global Strategy And 20 Years WBW!
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration made by WHO and UNICEF policy-makers in August 1990 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding is the best way to provide newborns with the nutrients they need. WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding until a baby is six months old, and continued breastfeeding with the addition of nutritious complementary foods for up to two years or beyond. 20years ago, theWorld Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) launched its firstWorld BreastfeedingWeek (WBW) campaign with the theme: "Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative". So much has happened in these 20 years, it is time to celebrate but also to look back, understand what has happened and why. Then plan what more can be done to support …

'Strategic use' of HIV medicines could help end transmission of virus

More strategic use of antiretroviral HIV medications can significantly reduce the transmission of the virus according to WHO proposals that will be presented at the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC.
Antiretrovirals reduce transmission of HIV In 2011, a large multi-country study by the HIV Prevention Trials Network showed that antiretrovirals (ARVs) cut transmission of HIV by 96% within couples where one partner is HIV-positive and the other is not infected. A later study in South Africa reinforced these findings. “When people take antiretrovirals, the amount of HIV in their body is decreased, making them much less likely to pass the virus to others,” says Dr Gottfried Hirnschall, Director of the HIV Department at WHO. “If we can get, and keep, more people on treatment, and reduce their virus levels, we can reduce the number of new people who are infected.”
Strategic use of antiretrovirals On the basis of this evidence, WHO advice for more strategic use of antiretrovirals…

Female Community Health Volunteers in Nepal

The Female Community Health Volunteer (FCHV) Programme IN Nepal was started in 1988 by the Ministry of Health and Population in order to improve community participation and to enhance the outreach of health services through local women working voluntarily. Initially the strategy proposed one FCHV per ward in rural areas. In the mid-1990s a “population based” strategy was adopted in 28 districts whereby additional FCHVs were recruited leading to a current total of nearly 50,000 FCHVs in Nepal and 97 % of them are in are in the rural areas. FCHVs play an important role in contributing to a variety of key public health programs, including family planning, maternal care, child health, vitamin A supplementation/ de-worming and immunization coverage. They are the foundation of Nepal’s community-based primary health care system and are the key referral link between the health services and communities. Additionally FCHVs have made significant contributions to women’s leadership and empowerment …


‘Makeup‘ – many of us love it – but most of us have No idea that some of our favorite Beauty products contain Harsh chemicals & Potentially Harmful Ingredients!

METHYLPARABEN: they’ve been linked to Cancer & may disrupt the Endocrine system.
PROPYLPARABEN: can Irritate Skin & Eyes or cause reactions in allergic. They hv also been linked to Endocrine disruption,Cancer & other toxic effects.
RETINYL PALMITATE: a synthetic form of vit.A,Toxic to pregnant women. Evidences link exposure to a range of health problems, from Cancer to Reproductive effects. Colorants, such as D&C Red 36 & D&C Red 22 Aluminum Lake linked to Nervous System Damage!

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE,also known as vitamin E acetate,used in a variety of products like Lipstick, Moisturizer and Foundation,may cause Itching, Burning, Scaling, Hives and Skin Blistering, and may even be Toxic!!!
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HIV cases on rise in Kavre

The number of people living with HIV in the district is on the rise, show recent statistics from the District Public Health Office (DPHO).
The number of HIV -infected people reached 213 in the 2011-12 fiscal year from 170 in 2010-11. “The number of people living with HIV increased significantly in the district this year,” said DPHO chief Dr Arjun Prasad Sapkota. He added that most of those infected are sex workers and migrant workers who returned home from foreign jobs. In addition to raising awareness on safe sex through health workers and providing medicines for those with HIV , the DPHO launched an orientation programme on preventing mother-to-child transmission of the disease at Dhulikhel Hospital on Wednesday.
The Health Ministry has been conducting special programmes in all 75 districts of the country to control HIV /AIDS. Sanjaya Dahal, an official at the National Centre for AIDS and STD Control, said an estimated 50,000 people were living with HIV in the country in 2011. “The He…