I heard once from someone that we need to act as CONVERTERS.Converting the negative into positive.
When I was a kid my dad would constantly tell my sister and me that, in life we encounter both negative and positive signals.What we need to do, is to accept the positive and ground the negative signals.
We genetically may have different blood groups but through the blood of Christ shed for us on the cross of calvary, our genetically inherited blood group is transformed into a common blood group i.e B+.The blood group that reads as "Be positive".
When we face difficult situations only if we have a positive attitude towards life and circumstances can we overcome the trials.
Now, it's not as simple as it looks.It is difficult for us in our own strength to filter out the signals and to be positive all the time when things around us are so negative.
So whatever the signals we are facing today friends, let us ask the Holy Spirit that dwells within us to filter out the negative ones and fill our hearts with only the positive ones.
Hello from "Fall for History!" If you guessed "curling stone" on yesterday's post, you were correct! It's a little hot for playing on ice, so we have a tabletop version of curling for kids to try out. Curling was a very popular sport for the doctors and patients alike during the TB days. Come pay us a visit in Malone today!
William W. Walford, a blind preacher of England, is the author of the hymn titled "Sweet hour of prayer." William Batchelder Bradbury composed the tune to this very melodious song.
One of my recent time favourites, it kind of gives you the perfect answer to your many unanswered questions.
The Bible clearly states in I Thessalonians 5:17 "Pray without ceasing;"
Philippians 4:6 says "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."
The answer to every problem lies in this very verse. No matter how difficult the trial be, we can make our requests known to the Heavenly Father.How often do we understand the importance of prayer? But if you go through the lines of the hymn carefully, you will realize that our only solace when in the midst of trouble, is the utterance of a prayer.
The hymn goes like this
Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer!
That calls me from a world of care
And bids me at my Father's throne
Make all my wants and wishes known.
In seasons of distress and grief,
My soul has often found relief
And oft escaped the tempter's snare
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer!
Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer!
Thy wings shall my petition bear
To him whose truth and faithfulness
Engage the waiting soul to bless.
And since he bids me seek his face,
Believe his word, and trust his grace,
I'll cast on him my ev'ry care
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!
Linking the youtube link to the song incase u want to go and hear it
Wishing you a blessed Weekend.
☡ GRAPHIC CONTENT ☡ "Florence Genaille was just a little girl in a Brandon, Man., sanatorium when she says doctors bound her to a gurney, pumped her body with electric currents and then took notes as her fingers curled, her arms shook and her neck strained backwards.
It was 1953. The Ojibway girl from Rolling River First Nation was at the sanatorium to be treated for tuberculosis.
Today, she believes it was no treatment. It was, she says, a medical experiment and she was their "guinea pig" — an assessment that Genaille shares with hundreds of survivors of the sanatoriums, which have been closed for decades. "I'm telling you, my fingers were beginning to twist sideways, it was so incredibly painful," said Genaille, now 72. "And now to come to the conclusion our people were experimented on — it's an awful thing to think about." Genaille still does not know why doctors performed the electroconvulsive therapy. At the time, she was attending residential school outside Brandon. She had bad leg pain with no known cause. Parents of young patients were often hundreds of kilometres away in remote reserves, unaware of the procedures and therefore unable to give consent.
Gerald McIvor agrees. Back in 1952, his brother Michael was just a child when he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and sent to the sanatorium in Ninette, Man.
Decades later, he bore the scars — disabling, disfiguring markers where doctors surgically removed a back rib and the lung behind it as a theoretical treatment for the tuberculosis..." #firstnations#humanrights#Indigenous#decolonize#canada150#residentialschool#experiment#manitoba#winnipeg#ontario#toronto#halifax#vancouver#edmonton#calgary#tuberculosis#genocide#awareness#medical#saskatoon#surgery#saskatchewan#alberta#unitednations#Canada#canadian
Many of us don’t really think much about tuberculosis any more. However, it remains 1️⃣ of the biggest killers worldwide ☠️. However, our next three posts are going to feature 3️⃣ different specimens covering this condition. ‼️‼️
Pulmonary tuberculosis is caused by a mycobacterium, which sets up shop typically in the apex of the lung. It is a very small bacterium and often goes largely unnoticed for a extended period of time as it evades the immune system. 🕵🏻🕵🏻♀️
The specimen above is that of a lung, which is poorly expanded and covered by a ragged pleura. In the upper lobe there is a massive cavity. In the base of which is a mass of a blood clot attached to a ruptured vessel.
Treatment of this condition is getting more and more complex and we see the prevalence of multi-resistant strains increasing from antibiotic misuse and poor compliance to often lengthy courses multiple of antibiotics. 💉🌡💊
Según la oms no hay suficientes antibióticos nuevos en fase de investigación y desarrollo para afrontar el reto de la creciente resistencia a antibiótico, sobre todo con la tuberculosis.
Aunque en la actualidad hay varias docenas de antibióticos en fase de desarrollo, la mayor parte son modificaciones de clases de antibióticos existentes y pocos probablemente cubren un rango más amplio de microorganismos patógenos resistentes, según lo que declara el informe.
Los nuevos tratamientos para la tuberculosis deben ser una prioridad, según declaraciones del informe de la oms. Sólo dos antibióticos nuevos han llegado al mercado en los últimos 70 años para tratar la tuberculosis multidrogoresistente, la cual produce la muerte de casi 250.000 personas en todo el mundo cada año.
El informe lamentó cómo casi todos los nuevos fármacos en fase de desarrollo para las bacterias gramnegativas son retoques de antibióticos existentes, y atacan únicamente a microorganismos patógenos específicos, o aún subgrupo limitado de cepas resistente. La OMS también señalo que se están desarrollando muy pocos antibióticos orales para microorganismos gramnegativos, lo cual es una sería deficiencia.
Microbiology (4/5) --- Swimming through a sea of hostile microbes can be a daunting unfathomable task. Though being stung remains inevitable, only through perseverance can one escape the ocean depths to break to the surface, free to breathe easy again.
Written in May 2017 "My problem is the biggest problem in the whole wide world!!!"
All of us when going through rough times feel that what we are going through is the worst that could happen to any human dwelling on this planet.How easily we conclude that!!!How easily and confidently we declare that our life is in the biggest mess when we don't even know or have the slightest idea of what our fellow brethren are going through!!!I thought the same.
What could be worse than having to face so many battles at the age of 24 when this was the time for me to go and chase my dreams????
But I tell you my friends when I kept thinking of all of this I witnessed something that opened my eyes and gave me a better perspective to life.
I was out of the operation theatre and brought to my room by around 3 pm on the 10th of May 2017.I had regained consciousness by then and was aware of the happenings around me.I had my family by my side and I could see a sight of slight relief on their faces.The surgery had gone off well by Gods Grace. Although that was only the start to the battle I had to go through in the coming days it was a relief to see atleast one step successfully taken.As I sat there I immediately demanded for food, cake to be more specific. I had, had nothing (including water) since 12 in the night and there were rats dancing in my tummy.I was informed that I could be given no liquids till 5pm and no solid food till 8pm(and mind you i was going to get only boring hospital food- no cake )Sigh!!!.As i lay down there restless and hungry I heard the voice of a young boy bawling and crying.I understood he was screeching and screaming because he was in some kind of pain.These spells of crying continued periodically and became quite irritating and annoying after a point.I was just out of the surgery, going through so much, phyically and mentally, the last thing I wanted to hear was people screaming and screeching in pain.I was so immersed in the problems of my life that I didn't feel the need to feel any sensitivity or sympathy towards the voice that cried in pain.
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Más de 7 mil casos de malaria se registra en Anzoátegui, cifra que aumentó, según el Colegio de Médicos, por la falta de medicamentos que afecta la recuperación de los pacientes.
El secretario general del gremio, Humberto Omaña, alertó que en 2016 los casos de paludismo se mantenían en 3 mil, pero dada la falta de insumos médicos no se ha podido controlar la expansión de los contagios.
También agregó que a los pacientes con tuberculosis no se les brinda la atención correspondiente y se les envía a sus casas, una decisión que podría facilitar la proliferación de la enfermedad bacteriana.
El vocero lamentó que las muertes maternas, de edades entre 15 a 39 años, han aumentado hasta llegar a 39 en lo que va de año solo en el hospital Luis Razetti de Barcelona, posiblemente a causa de la eclampsia, un tipo de hipertensión por no tener atención médica durante el embarazo, además de alimentación deficiente.
Este último punto –aseguró el especialista- ha traído como consecuencia el aumento de muertes neonatales, que pasaron de 22 a 33 en menos de un mes en ese mismo centro de salud.
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Tuberculosis is an ancient disease but yet we keep talking about it as though it is a new disease.Not only do we need to advocate for increased funding for TB research but we also want a #community led research.
Research for tuberculosis is seriously underfunded, with only two new antibiotics for treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis having reached the market in over 70 years," says Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of the WHO Global Tuberculosis Programme. "If we are to end tuberculosis, more than US$ 800 million per year is urgently needed to fund research for new antituberculosis medicines". Ahead of the #unhlm we must ensure this is put on the table if we must move forward.
Written in May 2017
I guess its high time we address the elephant in the room.Many of us as individuals want to often brush uncomfortable topics under the carpet.Rather than coming out in the open, speaking about it and addressing such issues we are more comfortable just leaving it unaddressed.Non addressal of a problem is considered equal to a solution. And most of us have come to accepting this solution.When I was diagnosed with tuberculosis of the lymphnodes the only thing that ran through my mind was "Why tuberculosis???Why not something else". I had the needle pricked into my veins 12 times to test me for presence/ absence of varied diseases like malaria, dengue, typhoid etc before the doctors finally asked me to go in for the TB Gold Test. My count as per reports were very low which didn't convince my doctor to declare that I had tuberculosis and start me on medication.Only the scanty presence of tuberculosis bacteria found in my lymphnode taken for testing and further investigation convinced him that I was suffering from tuberculosis of the lymphnodes. The doctors also at one point suspected cancer of the lymphnodes as my symptoms showed certain signs of the same.The doctors mentally prepared me for all the tests and investigations that would be conducted on my poor lymphnodes (that included checking for malignancy). I had prepared my mind for the worst while all my doctors hoped that all their investigations would only conclude a tuberculosis diagnosis.Now coming to why my reaction was "Why TB??and why not something else" stems from the lack of awareness I had about the disease and the STIGMA that was attached to it in the society in which I grew.Tuberculosis, I rememeber was considered as something that was feared.It was treated as the worst disease anyone could have, although in most cases it was 100 percent curable.It was a disease where people looked at the patient as someone to keep a safe distance from.You were not shown any empathy or sympathy.You were in a way ostracised from the society.
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A Model Treatment
Tuberculosis (TB) affects millions of people and causes more than a million deaths worldwide every year. It’s caused by a bacterial infection in the lungs, requiring a gruelling six month course of antibiotics to shift it. Although there are several different drugs available, it’s not clear exactly which combination works best to stop TB in its tracks. To find out, researchers are creating computer simulations of granulomas – small clusters of cells and bacteria that grow in the lungs as the infection takes hold. The top left image is a real granuloma seen down the microscope, while the bottom left shows the distribution of an antibiotic inside it. The panels on the right are computer simulations. By running different drug combinations through the simulation, researchers were able to pick out the best option. Drug resistant TB is a growing problem, so this model approach could make treatment more effective in future.
Written by Kat Arney
Image by Brendan Prideaux and Elsje Pienaar
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Image originally published under a Creative Commons Licence (CC-BY)
Research published in PLOS Computational Biology, August 2017
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Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by germs that are spread from person to person through the air. TB usually affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body, such as the brain, the kidneys, or the spine. A person with TB can die if they do not get treatment.
The general symptoms of TB disease include feelings of sickness or weakness, weight loss, fever, and night sweats. The symptoms of TB disease of the lungs also include coughing, chest pain, and the coughing up of blood. Symptoms of TB disease in other parts of the body depend on the area affected.
TB germs are put into the air when a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, speaks, or sings. These germs can stay in the air for several hours, depending on the environment. Persons who breathe in the air containing these TB germs can become infected; this is called latent TB infection.
People with latent TB infection have TB germs in their bodies, but they are not sick because the germs are not active. These people do not have symptoms of TB disease, and they cannot spread the germs to others. However, they may develop TB disease in the future. They are often prescribed treatment to prevent them from developing TB disease.
People with TB disease are sick from TB germs that are active, meaning that they are multiplying and destroying tissue in their body. They usually have symptoms of TB disease. People with TB disease of the lungs or throat are capable of spreading germs to others. They are prescribed drugs that can treat TB disease.
TB disease can be treated by taking several drugs for 6 to 12 months. It is very important that people who have TB disease finish the medicine, and take the drugs exactly as prescribed. In some situations, staff of the local health department meet regularly with patients who have TB to watch them take their medications. This is called directly observed therapy (DOT). DOT helps the patient complete treatment in the least amount of time.
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Written in May 2017
I met my surgeon to take off my bandage a few days back.He said the wound had healed pretty well and there was nothing to worry.He also asked me to show him the reports of the varied tests that had been carried out with those poor little inflated lymphnodes that were surgically removed from my body.Although confirmed by my specialist that the reports suggested nothing but tuberculsosis of the lymphnodes (that too with very scanty growth of bacteria and very low counts) my surgeon reaffirmed the fact that all was well!!!
And then came the reality check.He very vividly and openly told me that cases with these symptoms in worst case scenarios are generally diagnosed as cancer of the lymphnodes.His exact words were " God is kind and so the reports showed no traces of cancer".It was nothing new for me, for my imagination had imagined this very scenario the day I was asked to undergo the surgery and send the samples for biopsy.I had thought the worst fear and enemy of my life awaited me. Death was just round the corner for me.And I felt, that it was only a matter of time and a medical report to confirm that my end was drawing near.I remember sitting down one morning with my mother telling her to bury me in the same grave where my grandfather (my dad's dad was laid to rest 12 years back) I started dicussing distribution of my stuff among my family.I started singing and chanting all those dramatic bollywood film dialogues, a terminally ill patient chants in the movies when he/she realises the end is drawing near.Dying was no longer a fear, it seemed more like a freedom from the struggles I had been going through for the past couple of months. My mother hearing this, did the obvious- she burst into tears and was inconsolable.I realized, I had strummed a very delicate chord of her heart and immediately begged her to forgive me.Sometimes, we as the actual sufferers dont realize the pain of family and friends around us.I promised myself, that if I couldn't stop thinking negatively about the situation I would atleast stop speaking negatively about it, especially in front of my mother.
Kids will be kids! A century ago, these three young tuberculosis patients stopped to playfully pose as cigarette smoking adults. Humor was one way for patients to combat the months of bed rest and boredom that accompanied recovering from TB.
One out of every four patients at the Nebraska State Hospital for Tuberculosis was a child. Want to learn more? Stay tuned for an upcoming exhibit and documentary on the state hospital! #tuberculosis#tb#tbt#nebraska#kearney#sanitarium
Tuberculosis patients may inquire from the DOTS program (Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course) if they are qualified recipients of the Anti-TB medication. Aside from this, the following are also advised:
1. Ensure that the patient’s surroundings is well-ventilated
2. Encourage patient to get enough sleep
3. Observe the patient’s medicine intake
Written in May 2017
Lately I have had to go through a lot personally.I was diagnosed with tuberculosis of the lymphnodes this month after a series of investigations that started on the 22nd of April 2017.This being after I had just recovered from a bout of pneumonia in March 2017, losing my grandfather in April 2017 and emotionally going through the most testing time all through these months.I stopped writing because I found no purpose, no reason, no direction and no meaning left to my writing.A few days back I received a message from my very dear friend telling me that she misses reading my small pieces of writing and that she was very inspired and encouraged when she read them.Thats when I discovered the true meaning and power that my writing held.And I say this with not even one iota of pride.If my writing could encourage atleast one among a million I guess my purpose of writing is fulfilled.Writing something is not great but encouraging someone through your writing is indeed great. So I decided to restart my writing.The verse that instantly came to my mind was II Corinthians 4:8 and 9.This verse aptly describes what I have been going through for the past few months.When there is a storm in the sea the captain hopes beyond hope that the storm will calm down and the waters will flow in his favour.But sometimes the storm doesn't stop, the winds blow more strongly and the waters roar and are doubly troubled.The captain can't abandon his ship mid sea and run away.He has to tide through those turbulent waters and storms and bring his ship to a halt at the shore.Our life journey is just the same. "We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;"
Sometimes all we can and have to do is move on, although the weather be rough.We can maybe take a minute or two to rest but we cannot abandon our journey mid way. So friends however hard the wind be blowing today, however rough the sea be and however far the shore may seem to be, take courage and move on trusting only in His Grace and Power.
Mozamell is taking bath.
From the project "Paradise of Garbage Collector"
This work is taking place in a small slam of locally migrant garbage collectors in the north of Kolkata, India. Mainly it’s focused on their family and on their houses. How they work from house, how they live in a small hut with their lovely family, food habit, sickness and enthusiasm to change their future are the subject of this work. I am working on this project since 2014.