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Syria will import 1000 medical devices from Iran

The Ministry of health is working to import 1000 medical devices from Iran through the Credit Line between Syria and Iran.

The medical devices due to be imported will meet the needs of hospitals and health centers affiliated to the Ministry.

The medical devices include 400 ventilators for newborn babies and 300 others for children and elders, 150 laryngoscope devices, 100 anesthesia machines, 10 eye laser devices, 25 portable Radiography devices which are used to diagnose or treat patients by recording images of the internal structure of the body to assess the presence or absence of disease and 15 autoclaves which are machines that use steam under pressure to kill harmful bacteria.

Campaign to Encourage Breastfeed

The World Health Organization recommended that, breastfeeding should be in the first six months of child’s life and continue with Complementary Food until the child reaches 2 years of age.

Dr. Fadi Kassis, Director of Health Care at the Ministry of Health in Syria said: according to the World Health Organization (WHO), breastfeeding provides all the child nutrients needs in the first months of a baby’s life.

"In addition to that breastfeeding reduces children’s death by common childhood illnesses, Kassis said."

The Family Planning Association launched an awareness campaign targeting women in its centers in Sweida to encourage breastfeeding. It includes sessions, symposiums and lectures on the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and child.

Leishmaniasis in Syria

Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by parasites of the Leishmania type. It is spread by the bite of certain types of sand- flies. People get infected with this disease by three main ways: cutaneous, mucocutaneous, or visceral leishmaniasis.  The symptoms are: Skin ulcers, and fever.

Vitamin D supplements may help stave off diabetes as they improve insulin effectiveness

Vitamin D appears to bolster insulin in the body - potentially staving off diabetes, new research suggests.

The hormone made by the pancreas is essential for metabolizing glucose, but in a growing number of people (diabetics) its effects are futile - and without it, suffering ensues.

Scientists worldwide are scrambling to curb rates of the condition that can be costly and life-threatening, complicating surgeries, pregnancy, childbirth, and more.

Now, Canadian scientists have presented surprising new data that suggests high doses of the 'sunshine vitamin' could slow the condition in newly diagnosed patients - and may even protect people from developing it.

It significantly improved the action of insulin in the muscle tissue of participants after six months, according to Daily Mail.

How Weight Training Changes the Brain

Most of us discover in middle age, to our chagrin, that brains change with age and thinking skills dip. Familiar names, words and the current location of our house keys begin to elude us.

But a wealth of helpful past research indicates that regular aerobic exercise, such as walking or jogging, can prop up memory and cognition. In the studies, which have involved people and animals, aerobic exercise generally increases the number of new neurons created in the brain’s memory center and also reduces inflammation. Unchecked, inflammation in the brain may contribute to the development of dementia and other neurodegenerative conditions.