Thursday November 22, 2018

A healthy and thrilling bookshelf for the weekend

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This weekend take a break from your busy life and pay attention to your health with an Ayurvedic diet or add some thrill and adventure in your regular routine.

The bookshelf for this weekend provides you the secret of healthy and happy life.

Also, a crime thriller that reveals the plot with the flip of every page; a girl’s plight in adjusting in a new rich city while chasing her dreams; and a young man’s tryst with fate and the unbeatable combination of destiny and desire.

1. Book: Author: Reenita Malhotra Hora; Publisher: Harper; Pages: 195; 

Do you feel lazy, sleep deprived and tired? Have you started too much of unhealthy foods? Does your food habit often leaves you reaching for the medicine box?

Reenita Malhotra Hora’s book is a solution that offers a helping hand out of the negative cycle in three simple steps that teach the basics of Ayurvedic nutrition. This is one stop, easy-to-use, a jagron-free guide to nutritional wellness and a healthier life.

2. Book: Author: Vish Dhamija; Publisher: Rumour Books; Pages: 357; 

A jeweller from Mumbai is found dead in Belgium. The concealed camera could only photograph one of those involved in the murder. The case comes to India when it is found that a diamond purchased by the jeweller is sold in Mumbai.

Vish Dhamija’s latest book marks the return of DCP Rita Ferreira who is assigned the case. But when Ferreira and her team tracks down the man, they discover that a private detective is already following their target.

A biting must read!

3. Book:  Author: Anjum Hasan; Publisher: Roli Books; Pages: 287; 

Sophie Das, a 25-year-old protagonist from Shillong, shifts to Bangalore in search of work, fun and liberty. Unfortunately, a horrific murder sends her back to Shillong, where her Hamlet-quoting father and religious mother are chasing their dreams.

Will Sophie be able to pull back from the brink and find herself a home? The book brings the vivid life of a young woman in a big city, accompanied by the wit, warmth and uncertainty of the everyday world.

4. Book:  Author: Saurabh Leekha; Publisher: NotionPress; Pages: 165; Price: Rs.179

Following a broken love affair, disappointed with family and facing challenges in the workplace, protagonist Aditya transforms himself from a subdued individual into a rebellious survivor.

Will he be able to deliver his best? Will he be able to beat the same people who think he is a toddler? Will he realise his dream of acquiring a personal jetliner, a metaphor and a benchmark for the pursuit of success? (IANS)(Image Courtesy: whytoread.com)

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Growth Hormone Deficiency May Also Hit Healthy Children

Since he started getting these injections two years ago, Spencer has grown about 15 centimeters.

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FILE - UNICEF staff measure a girl's height to see if she is stunted in a village health clinic of South Hamgyong province, North Korea. VOA

Most healthy children between the ages of four and 10 grow about five centimeters (two inches) a year. So, one family knew something was wrong when their son fit into the same clothes, season after season. Doctors were able to get him growing once again after testing for a growth hormone.

Eleven year-old Spencer Baehman is passionate about baseball.

“My goal is to play college baseball,” Spencer said.

There was only one problem. Spencer was the shortest player on his team. It didn’t stop him from playing, but the height difference was noticeable. And it made Spencer feel different.

“I want to be as tall as these kids,” Spencer said.

At first, Spencer’s parents thought their son was just small, but gradually, they suspected something was wrong. His mom, Stephanie Baehman, became worried.

“It really set in one year coming out of winter into spring when he got out his cleats for spring baseball and he put them on, and they fit. And they never should have fit. Those were from the spring prior,” Baehman said.

Spencer’s parents set up an appointment with Dr. Bert Bachrach, the chief of pediatric endocrinology at University of Missouri Health Care. Nurses measured Spencer’s height.

After careful testing, Dr. Bachrach determined a growth hormone deficiency was causing Spencer’s growth failure. Hormones are basically chemicals that send messages from one cell to another.

“Growth hormone just doesn’t affect your growth, it affects your muscle mass and fat distribution, so that affects your cholesterol, that affects you overall, it also affects your overall sense of wellbeing,” Bachrach said.

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Growth hormone insufficiency is a disorder involving the pituitary gland which is a small, pea-sized gland located at the base of the brain. It’s this gland that produces human growth hormone, among others.

Also Read: Poor Aerobic Fitness Increases Risk of Diabetes in Kids

Every day, Spencer’s mother gives him a daily hormone injection. Since he started getting these injections two years ago, Spencer has grown about 15 centimeters (six inches). But just in case he doesn’t grow tall, he has a reminder written in each of his baseball caps.

“It says HDMH, which means height doesn’t measure heart,” Spencer read.

And heart is something Spencer has plenty of. (VOA)