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Liver inflammation may raise risk of heart diseases

London: Inflammation in the liver can play a key role in the development of fat accumulation in the arteries, cause blood clots as well as other cardiovascular conditions, researchers have found.

The study showed that the inflammatory processes in the liver can elevate cholesterol levels, which is associated with the increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Elevated cholesterol is an important risk factor for atherosclerosis, which refers to build up of fat on the artery wall, circulatory disorders, which include diseased vessels, structural problems and blood clots, as well as other vascular complications.

Cardiovascular diseases, which play a key role among the long-term complications in people with diabetes, accounts for 75 per cent of all hospitalisation incidences, and are also responsible for 50 per cent of all deaths.

“Even if blood glucose levels are well controlled, some people with diabetes have a higher risk of long-term complications. We wanted to understand the underlying cause for this,” said Mauricio Berriel Diaz, Deputy Director at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen in Germany.

For the study, published in the journal Cell Reports, the team focused on inflammatory processes that are known to occur in many metabolic disorders such as Type 2 diabetes and obesity and contribute significantly to long-term complications.

The scientists demonstrated that reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the liver inactivates the transcription factor complex GAbp (GA-binding protein).

In experimental models, this loss in turn inhibited the protein AMPK an energy sensor of the cell.

As a result, excess cholesterol was produced, and typical atherosclerosis symptoms developed.

“GAbp appears to be a molecular regulator at the interface between inflammation, cholesterol homeostasis and atherosclerosis. Without its protective effect, this leads to hypercholesterolemia and increased lipid deposition in the arteries,” said Katharina Niopek, researcher at the varsity.

Man electrocuted to death in #Tughlakabad Extn

New Delhi, Aug 15 (PTI) A 42-year-old man was electrocuted to death when he touched a water motor to repair it at his house in southeast Delhi’s Tughlakabad Extension, the police said today.

Amrit Pal Singh was killed last evening as soon as he touched the motor, they said.

He was rushed by his neighbours and the plumber who was accompanying him to a hospital where he was declared brought dead by doctors, the police said.

The matter is being investigated, they said.

Singh is survived by his wife and children.

40-year-old Dalit woman branded ‘witch’ made to eat faeces, killed; 6 arrested

Ajmer: A 40-year-old Dalit widow in Rajasthan’s Ajmer district was allegedly made to eat faeces, tortured and beaten to death by her relatives, who accused her of being a witch, the police said.

“Kanya Devi Raigar was branded a witch and severely tortured before being beaten to death, she was also made to eat faeces by her relatives,” Superintendent of Police (SP) of Ajmer, Rajendra Singh, said.

The Rajasthan Police on Monday arrested six people and registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including murder, and provisions of the Rajasthan Prevention of Witch-Hunting Act, 2015.

According to police, the incident took place on August 3 wherein the Dalit woman was allegedly made to eat faeces, tortured and beaten to death by her relatives who accused her of being a witch.

The woman succumbed to her injuries at the spot, the police said.

“Thorough interrogation of the accused will reveal what transpired that day,” he said

The police said that the woman’s husband died a month ago because of Tuberculosis, and she was living with her son and daughter.

The complaint was lodged by her daughter.

Coordinator of Mahila Jan Adhikar Samiti, Karuna Phillip said that the matter seems to be of family dispute.

“We received a call on August 8 regarding the woman’s death. After registering the case, we visited the spot for further information. When we visited spot, we came to know that the woman was burnt, assaulted, fed excreta and made to sit on embers. There are other government organizations in that area but no action was taken against the accused,” she added.

With agencies inputs

2 Delhi prison officials awarded

New Delhi, Aug 15 (PTI) Two Delhi prison officials have been awarded the President’s Correctional Service Medal for their exemplary services on the occasion of Independence Day.

The awarded officials are Deputy Superintendent Subhash Chander Batra and Head Warder Madan Lal, said Raj Kumar, Additional IG and spokesperson of Delhi prisons headquarter.

Both the officers were selected for this honour as they have done exemplary work in the field or reformation and rehabilitation of prisoners, he said.

#Gorakhpur Tragedy: Japanese Encephalitis Claims Lives of Six More, Report

Gorakhpur, August 15: Six more children are reported to be dead in Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College after battling with Japanese Encephalitis since Saturday. With this, the toll has neared 70 in the last few days. The disastrous news report came on a day when the country is celebrating its 71st Independence Day. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday mourned the death of 63 children died in the same hospital last week.

A report on Monday said that between August 12 and 14, six people died due to Japanese Encephalitis– most of the deceased are children, reported the Economic Times.

The NHRC has sent a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over the death of several children at a state-run hospital in Gorakhpur, observing that it indicated “gross callousness” on part of the health administration.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) asked the state Chief Secretary to submit a detailed report in four weeks on the steps taken for relief and rehabilitation of the affected families as well as the action taken against the guilty officers, the NHRC today said.