Germany to legalize Medicinal marijuana by 2017May, 2016: Germany will legalize medical marijuana next year, the Country's Health Minister said on Wednesday. The German cabinet decided to approve the measure for seriously ill patients who have consulted with a doctor and "have no therapeutic alternative", according to a Health Ministry statement.
Hepatitis C Now Kills More Americans than any other Infectious DiseaseMay, 2016: The number of hepatitis C-linked deaths in the United States reached a record high in 2014, and the virus now kills more Americans than any other infectious disease, health officials report.
Yellow Fever Global Crisis: WHO Warns of a deadly outbreak in AngolaMay, 2016: The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a statement on Tuesday urging travellers to Africa to consider their warnings and get vaccinated. The surge of yellow fever cases in Angola has become one of the world's worst yellow fever outbreaks in decades and it has now become a global concern. According to sources, at least 258 people died and 1,975 more suspected cases were reported since the epidemic erupted in December 2015.
Frequently Asked Questions Q1. What is BMR and its importance?
Answer: Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy expended while at rest in a neutrally temperate environment, in the post-absorptive state (meaning that the digestive system is inactive, which requires about twelve hours of fasting) i.e in simpler way we can state that Basal Metabolic Rate is the amount of energy expressed in calories that a person needs to keep the body functioning at rest. Some of those processes are breathing, blood circulation, controlling body temperature, cell growth, brain and nerve function, and contraction of muscles. Basal metabolic rate (BMR) affects the rate that a person burns calories and ultimately whether the person maintain, gain, or lose weight. An individual’s basal metabolic rate accounts for about 60 to 75% of the calories you burn every day. Read More>>>
Q2. What is human metabolism?
Answer: Metabolism is the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. The three main purposes of metabolism are the conversion of food/fuel to energy to run cellular processes, the conversion of food/fuel to building blocks for proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and some carbohydrates, and the elimination of nitrogenous wastes. These enzyme-catalyzed reactions allow organisms to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environments. The word metabolism can also refer to the sum of all chemical reactions that occur in living organisms, including digestion and the transport of substances into and between different cells, in which case the set of reactions within the cells is called intermediary metabolism or intermediate metabolism.
Metabolism is usually divided into two categories: catabolism, the breaking down of organic matter by way of cellular respiration, and anabolism, the building up of components of cells such as proteins and nucleic acids. Usually, breaking down releases energy and building up consumes energy.