Monday, November 13, 2017

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Eating A Handful Of Nuts Twice A Week Can Slash The Risk Of Heart Disease

Eating a handful of nuts a couple of times a week can cut the risk of heart disease by almost a quarter, research has shown.

A study of over 200,000 people found those who ate walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, pistachios, pecans and peanuts two or more times a week were 23 per cent less likely to develop coronary heart disease and 15 per cent less likely cardiovascular disease.
The same amount of peanuts - which strictly speaking are a legume - also reduced the risk of the conditions by 15 and 13 per cent respectively.Nuts have long been regarded a 'superfood' as they are high in antioxidants, proteins, nutrients, minerals and fibre.

Lead author Dr Marta Guasch-Ferre, a nutritionist at Harvard University in Boston, said: "Our findings support recommendations of increasing the intake of a variety of nuts, as part of healthy dietary patterns, to reduce the risk of chronic disease in the general populations."
Over 210,000 female nurses and male health professionals in the US were followed for up to 32 years providing information about their medical history, lifestyle and illnesses via self-administered questionnaires every two years.

Dr Guasch-Ferre and colleagues identified 14,136 cases of major cardiovascular disease along with 8,390 of coronary heart disease and 5,910 of stroke - some of which were fatal.
Dr Emilio Ros, of the Endocrinology and Nutrition service at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona reviewed the results for the journal and said their consistency suggests nuts really do protect against heart5 disease.

He said: "Ideally further investigations should test the effects of long-term consumption of nuts supplemented into the usual diet on hard cardio metabolic events."In the meantime, raw nuts, if possible unpeeled and otherwise unprocessed, may be considered as natural health capsules that can be easily incorporated into any heart-protective diet to further cardiovascular well-being and promote healthy aging."Cardiovascular diseases are conditions such as heart disease and strokes which involve a reduced blood flow to the heart, brain or body due to a blockage or narrowing of the arteries.

Coronary heart disease is when fatty substances in the walls of the arteries and affects 2.3 million people in Britain - causing 69,000 heart attacks each year.
Heart disease remains the number one killer in the UK with 160,000 people dying from it each year.
Professor Jeremy Pearson, associate medical director of the British Heart Association, said: "This large study supports previous research that suggests that people who regularly eat raw nuts have a lower risk of developing heart disease.

"However, there could be many reasons for this, including the possibility that people who eat plain nuts are more likely to have better diets overall.
"It is important people distinguish between plain and flavored nuts when planning a healthy diet.
"This study focused on the intake of raw, often unprocessed nuts, which are very different to roasted and salted nuts that often come higher in salt and sugar."
The study is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.(TELEGRAPH HEALTH)

State Medical Faculty Students To Attend Lectures They Have Boycotted Since January From Next Monday

Image result for saitmMedical Faculty Students Action Committee has today(14) announced that all State Medical Faculty Students will attend the lectures of Medical Faculties  which they have boycotted since  January this year over SAITM Issue from next Monday(20) .

Both Medical Faculty Students and Medical Faculty Lecturers have boycotted classes by demanding a solution for SAITM Crisis around 10 months .Inter University Students Federation and several other trade unions have also supported the protests ,However after Government's announcement  that the SAITM(Malabe Private Medical Collage) will be abolished by 31st of December this year Inter University Students Federation and State Medical Faculty Students Parents Union had called off their protest campaigns last week .

The protesters have also removed the huts built in front of Colombo Fort Railway station and Colombo Medical Faculty for the protests as well.

The Medical Faculty Students Action Committee has decided last night to called off the class boycott .

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National Sangha Council Criticized The Budget Proposal On Reducing Beer Prices

The National Sangha (Buddhist Monks)Council has
yesterday (13)criticized the Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera's budget proposal to reduce the price of Beer and questioned why the Minister has disregarded the National Drug Awareness Policy implemented by President Maithripala Sirisena through the proposal.

The Bhikkus representing National Sangha Council have stressed that they will  make a request to  the President to consider whether to keep Minister Mangala Samaraweera as Finance Minister further  as he clearly undermined the Policies of President by reducing the price of Beer during a press briefing held yesterday at Rajagiriya.

Three Persons Including Former President's Chief Of Staff Remanded Over Misusing State Funds Around Rs.04 Billion

Three suspects including  Gamini Senerath who was
the Chief Of Staff of former President Mahinda Rajapakshe had been remanded until tomorrow (15) by the Colombo Fort Magistrate yesterday (13) over misusing around Rs. 04 billion belonging to Sri Lanka Insuarance Corporation during the previous regime.

The suspects were ordered to be remanded after they were appeared before the Fort Magistrate court yesterday with their lawyers.

The three suspects Gamini Senerath,Former Directors of Insuarance Corporation Neil Hapuhinna and Piyadasa Kudabalage were promised the Supreme Court to appear before the Fort Magistrate court on 09th of Novrmber ,However they have failed to appear at that time it has been revealed.

Around 10 Army Soldiers Were Injured !05 Critically Due To A Road Accident

Around 10 Army Soldiers have been injured 05 of
them critically and hospitalized after the Army Truck they were travelling in from Kankasanthurai area to Diyayhalawa had fallen in to a 15 meter deep low land area at Palagolla on Nuwara Eliya-Gampola main road last evening (13).

The injured were admitted to Kothmale and Gampola Hospitals for treatment.

The Army Truck had faced this incident while carrying a group of Army soldiers who are receiving training in driving it has been revealed.A trainee was driving the Truck at the time of the accident.

The Injured were admitted to the Kothmale Base Hospital and five of the critically injured have been later transferred to Gampola Base Hospital for further treatment.

There was a traffic in the area where the accident occurred lasted few minutes it has been reported.


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Three Persons Arrested Over Mixing Kerosene Oil With Petrol Inside A Bowser Owned By UNP MP

Image result for arrestedThe Dambulle Special Police Task Force personal have today (13)  raided an Oil Bowser owned by governing United National Party(UNP) MP M.A.M Maharoof which mixed Kerosene Oil to the Petrol transported to Lanka Indian Oil Company(LIOC) owned Oil filling station in China Bay,Trincomalee  and arrested three persons including  the Bowser Driver and his assistant at a secret place in Makulugaswewa area at  Galewela .

At the time of the raid the Driver of the  Bowser and His assistant had removed more than 100 Liters of Petrol from the Bowser and filled it to the Bullies and Barrels and  getting prepared to fill the Bowser from Kerosene Oil brought to the place through a small lorry.

After the arrest the Bowser Driver had managed to escape from Police custody it has been reported. 

Gazette Notification Regarding The Reduced Pice List Of Essential Commodities To Be Issued Tomorrow

Image result for gazette sri lankaThe Gazette Notification regarding the price reduction of several Imported Essential Commodities is due to be issued tomorrow (14) after receiving the approval of Consumer Council according to the Consumer Affairs Authority.

Consumer Affairs Authority has handed over the list of Price deducted  Essential Commodities to the Consumer Council for approval it has been reported.

The revised price list of Essential Commodities including  imported Big Anions ,Potatoes ,
Dhal,Sprats,Dried Fish and Vegetable and Coconut Oils has been prepared following the decision taken by  the Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera to reduce  the imported duties of these commodities on 08th of November.

A Pakistani National Who Swallowed 42 Heroin Capsules Was Arrested At Katunayake Airport

Image result for arrestedAirport Police Narcotic Bureau officials had arrested a 57 year old Pakistani National who arrived in Katunayake ,Bandaranaike International Airport after swallowing  around 42 Heroin Capsules this morning(13).

The suspect who had arrived in Katunayake Airport from a Qatar Air Lines flight later admitted to the Negambo Base Hospital and the doctors have taken out 42 Heroin Capsules he swallowed  from his stomach.