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Essential hypertension is sustained high blood pressure not attributable to a single cause but reflecting the interaction of multiple genetic and environmental influences. Dermatoglyphic involves the study of epidermal ridges present on the surface of palms, finger, soles and toes while cheiloscopy is the study of the grooves or furrows present on the vermilion border of the human lips. Finger and lip prints are known useful genetic markers in some congenital and clinical diseases; as such this study was aimed at determining the association between fingerprint and lip print patterns in hypertensive patients. The present study was carried out with hypertensive patients attending the outpatient clinic of Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria and was compared with a control group with normal blood pressure.
Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are the synthetic derivatives of testosterone which are widely accepted as performance enhancers and illicitly self-administered to increase muscle mass and physical endurance. The use of anabolic steroids by sportsmen and teenagers has increased to such extents thereby raising questions about their hepatotoxicity. The present study elucidates the adverse effects of AAS when administered at supraphysiological doses. Its focus is on the effects of massive doses of nandrolone decanoate, the most commonly abused AAS on the levels of the two important enzymatic liver biomarkers, aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) in albino mice. Tissue samples (liver tissue) were collected from normal control and nandrolone decanoate treated (2.5mg twice a week, administered intramuscularly for 13 weeks) albino mice and AST/ ALT levels of liver tissue were measured by following the method of Reitman and Frankel (1957).
The levels of six trace metals namely iron, lead, manganese, copper, zinc and nickel were investigated in drinking water and groundwater sources in Ota, Nigeria. Detected concentrations of Mn, Cu and Zn were below the World Health organization and Standard Organization of Nigeria maximum permissible limits. Fe (92%) and Ni (53%) in some drinking water and groundwater sources were found in concentrations that exceeded the maximum permissible limits for these metals. Notably, the levels of Pb were below detection limit in all the bottled, well and borehole water, with exception of the hospital borehole, while the swimming pool had high concentrations of Fe (0.88 mg/L), Pb (0.21 mg/L) and Ni (0.19mg/L) compared to SON (0.30 mg/L), WHO (0.01 mg/L) and WHO (0.07 mg/L) respectively. Pollution indices indicated significant pollution of Pb, Fe and Ni. Overall, the mean metal levels in the sampled water sources followed a descending order, Fe>Cu>Zn>Ni>Pb>Mn. Some of the drinking water and groun
Health service is conducted to obtain a better level of health of the society. A decent level of health would increase of productivity, quality of life, and human development index as well as reducing poverty. The objectives of the research are (1) to analyze the effects of health services for the poor people on the health status in Medan City and (2) to analyze the effect of health and human services on regional developments in Medan City. This is an explanatory research. Population is poor family living in Medan City having Askeskin or Jamkesnas card. A number of 876 samples were chosen proportionally from 21 sub- district of Medan City. The effect of health service of poor people on human and regional development was analyzed by linear regression test. The result showed that there was a significant effect of the level of health services on health of poor people. Also, there is a significant effect of the quality of health service on human development in the regional development pers
Objective: To assess the knowledge of health care professionals regarding medico-legal aspects and its negligence. Materials and Methods: This descriptive epidemiological study was conducted among two specialties of health professionals. The total study sample composed of 123 doctors out of which 68 were males and 55 were females. A self structured questionnaire was developed to assess the awareness of consumer protection art (CPA) and whether these professionals were following the medico-legal aspects. The SPSS software was applied for data analysis & student’s t-test ANOVA test were used as tests of significance.
In this research paper, the effect of wind velocity and structural response of building frame on sloping ground has been studied. Considering various frame geometries and slope of grounds. Combination of static and wind loads are considered. For combination, 60 cases in different wind zones and three different heights of building frames are analysed. STAAD-Pro v8i software has been used for analysis purpose. Results are collected in terms of axial force, Shear force, moment, support reaction, Storey-wise drift and Displacement which are critically analysed to quantify the effects of various slope of ground.
The study was to investigate the effect of procurement regulations on the efficiency of procurement food in public secondary schools in Kenya. The quality of foodstuffs characterized procurement of food in this study. The research study aimed to establish the effects of procurement regulations on quality of foodstuffs in public secondary schools in Kenya. From 2006, all public institutions were required to adhere to the Public Procurement and Disposal Regulations which details the procedures to be followed. How this affected the procurement of foodstuffs in schools was not clear and this is what this study sought to find out .The study was conducted through descriptive research design. Purposive sampling was used to select the sample which consisted of a population of public secondary schools. The data was collected in the month of November 2013 using questionnaires. The respondents were 74 with each school producing 2 respondents; the principal and school accounts officer.
Correlation analysis is used for the study of chemical parameters of agricultural soil of different villages of Kutch district of Gujarat state in Western India. Our primary focus is to study mung bean crop based on randomly selected 30 medium black soil samples. Under the Soil Health Card Program of Government of Gujarat, soil samples were collected by authorized locally trained farmers and brought for analysis to Soil Test Laboratory, Bhuj. Standard Methods were used for the soil quality analysis. The objective of this work is to study and evaluate relation between soil properties and macro-nutrients (P, K, C and S) by using correlation analysis. Present study concludes that the statistical method ‘correlation analysis’ can provide a scientific basis for controlling and monitoring the agriculture soil fertility management.
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This study highlights introduction of domestic and international public offering of sports medicine national medical organizations in China. The articles which implement the Party and the state of health, sports, science and technology policy of principles and policies and double standard, and implementing the theory and practice, universal principle of combining with the increase, reflecting China's sports medicine research and clinical work of the important progress, and promote domestic and international sports medicine academic exchanges, to enhance China’s national constitution and the level of technology to improve services to sport. There are a number of traditional sports medicines in China which are sometimes even much better that the modern day medicines. For example, Penetrans Plus which is an MSM-based ointment that provides the body with an important ingredient used in the building of cell walls (MSM), and which carries it's pain-relief ingredients deep into the muscle.