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Fresh water habitats occupy a relatively small portion of the earth’s surface compared to marine and terrestrial habitats, but their importance to man is far greater than their area. Ponds are, in fact, very small and shallow bodies of quite standing water with only slight wind action. The primary requisite for fish culture in ponds is the water, which for successful rearing of fishes should offer the most favourable conditions for the existence not only of fish but of other aquatic organism as well, which form the food of fish. This paper deals with the study of physicochemical parameters of water in two different ponds situated in Kodumon Panchayath. The study was made in the pre-monsoon season of 2014.The samples of water were collected using standard methods. The physico-chemical analysis was extensively carried out on each sample using known standard methods. Comparative study of certain hydrographical parameters showed that the first pond, Puthenkavil pond was slightly acidic with relatively lesser amount of dissolved oxygen. The results of this analysis point out the fact that all the parameters were within permissible limits prescribed by BIS water standards. The water qualities of these ponds were thus analysed and can be used for domestic and irrigation purposes.
At present, the components of hygiene tend to be regarded as separate issues, although all are based on the same underlying microbiological principles. Hygiene in home and everyday life settings not only helps maintain a healthy self-image, but also play an important part in preventing spread of infectious diseases. Physical, psychological and social factors can affect a person's ability or willingness to perform the self-care tasks necessary for good hygiene. Certain disabilities, any amputation or paralysis can significantly alter a person’s ability and gain help in making any suitable domestic adjustments. Mental and psychological issues like fearfulness, depression and inability to plan or remember can affect both a person's ability and motivation to perform basic hygiene. Poor social and economic factors can result in individuals becoming unkempt and socially isolated which affects personal hygiene. Many patients who are hospitalized become dependent on others to care for their hygiene needs. Thus, there are many conditions affecting personal hygiene. When an individual disregards his personal hygiene, it will affect his comfort and in a vicious cycle; will also harm his physical and psychological aspects.
The need for enhancing microbial food safety and quality and growing demand for fresh produce has created an increasing world-wide interest in non thermal innovative processes for food preservation, without compromising the nutritional, functional and sensory characteristics of food. One such emerging technology that has gained importance for the improvement of food safety is the use of cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) treatment. Cold plasma uses energetic, reactive gases and is employed in inactivation of contaminating micro-organisms on a variety of foods, such as meats, poultry, fruits and vegetables. This technology has recently shown promise as a sanitizing tool with potential applications for surface decontamination in dried nuts and sterilization in food industries. Key limitations for cold plasma are largely by unexplored impacts of cold plasma treatment on the sensory and nutritional qualities of treated foods. Nevertheless, cold plasma technology holds promise as a rapid, effective non-thermal food processing technology and is the subject of active research to enhance efficacy. An overview of the cold plasma technology is presented with its potential applications.
Complementary modalities are commonly used together with conventional medicine by a large segment of the world population. Natural supplements and mind and body practices are the two most commonly used approaches. Interest in the latter has grown considerably in the past few decades. Increasing number of clinical studies have also been providing evidence based support to their health s benefits. This brief review looks at four of the most commonly used mind and body practices, namely acupuncture, laughter, music and yoga.
The present work is an attempt to study the different stages involved in the development of gonads in the cichlid fish Oreochromis mossambicus. Histological studies of the gonad revealed the appearance of gonadal primordium in between the gut and pronephric duct in the developing stages from 2 day hatchling to30 day hatchling. As per the observations made up to 30 days there is an increase in the gonadal analogue. The gonial cells at 20 day show some meiotic structure which initiates the sex differentiation, and shows sex differentiation in this species may takes place after 20 days of fertilization.