3-year-old run over by car and stabbed multiple times
A three-year-old boy was battling for life on Sunday after he was deliberately knocked down by a car and stabbed a dozen times by its driver at a village in Najran.
As part of their investigation to arrest the culprit, police are looking at footage taken by the surveillance cameras installed near a mosque where the gory murder attempt took place on Friday, local media reported.
Hussein bin Ali Mahdi Al-Shaari was going toward a shop before the evening prayer when he was attacked, his brother, Ali, was quoted as saying.
“A silver colored car was moving back and forth on the road. Suddenly, the driver knocked Hussein down. Then, the criminal got down from the vehicle and started stabbing an already injured Hussein several times. However, when some residents intervened, the culprit fled the scene,” Ali said.
Hussein was taken by the police to the King Khaled Hospital, where his condition was stated to be critical, with a lot of blood loss.
A medical team got into action and a surgery was performed on him. Doctors said the boy has also suffered fractures in the limbs. He is in the intensive care unit, they added.
Capt. Abdullah Al-Ishwei, a police spokesman, said the Al-Arissa police station received information about the attack at 5 p.m. on Friday. “The police immediately went to the scene of the crime and took the boy to the hospital. A hunt has been launched for the culprit,” he added.
Un israelí herido de gravedad al ser apuñalado en un asentamiento
Jerusalén, 27 ene (EFE).- Un israelí resultó hoy herido de gravedad en un apuñalamiento cerca de una gasolinera situada en el asentamiento de Givat Zeev, al noroeste de Jerusalén, informó la Policía israelí.
Los hechos sucedieron en una intersección de la carretera 436 que une el asentamiento y la ciudad de Jerusalén, donde un hombre de 50 años fue agredido con un cuchillo por un atacante que ha sido detenido, sin hayan trascendido más datos sobre su identidad, informó la portavoz policial Luba Samri en un comunicado.
“La Policía ha capturado al terrorista”, resumió la portavoz.
La víctima, un varón de 50 años, se encuentra “en estado crítico pero consciente, con heridas de arma blanca en la parte superior del cuerpo”, dice la nota.
Los servicios de Magen David Adom (equivalente a la Cruz Roja) informaron de la evacuación del herido al hospital de Shaary Tzedek, en Jerusalén.
Desde el 1 de octubre, son 27 las víctimas mortales israelíes -a las que se suman dos extranjeros y un palestino- que se ha cobrado la ola de violencia que sacude la región.
En este periodo han muerto también 164 palestinos, la mayoría al perpetrar ataques o presuntos ataques contra israelíes y el resto en enfrentamientos con las fuerzas de seguridad. EFE
Metabolic alteration in obese diabetes rats upon treatment with Centella asiatica extract
Publication date: 2 March 2016Source:Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 180
Author(s): Maulidiani, F. Abas, A. Khatib, V. Perumal, V. Suppaiah, A. Ismail, M. Hamid, K. Shaari, N.H. Lajis
Ethnopharmacological relevance‘Pegaga’ is a traditional Malay remedy for a wide range of complaints. Among the ‘pegaga’, Centella asiatica has been used as a remedy for diabetes mellitus. Thus, we decided to validate this claim by evaluating the in vivo antidiabetic property of C. asiatica (CA) on T2DM rat model using the holistic 1H NMR-based metabolomics approach.MethodIn this study, an obese diabetic (mimic of T2DM condition) animal model was developed using Sprague–Dawley rats fed with a high-fat diet and induced into diabetic condition by the treatment of a low dose of streptozotocin (STZ). The effect of C. asiatica extract on the experimental animals was followed based on the changes observed in the urinary and serum metabolites, measured by 1H NMR of urine and blood samples collected over the test period.ResultsA long-term treatment of obese diabetic rats with CA extract could reverse the glucose and lipid levels, as well as the tricarboxylic acid cycle and amino acid metabolic disorders, back towards normal states. Biochemical analysis also showed an increase of insulin production in diabetic rats upon treatment of CA extract.ConclusionThis study has provided evidence that clearly supported the traditional use of CA as a remedy for diabetes. NMR-based metabolomics was successfully applied to show that CA produced both anti-hyperglycemic and anti-hyperlipidemic effects on a rat model. In addition to increasing the insulin secretion, the CA extract also ameliorates the metabolic pathways affected in the induced diabectic rats. This study further revealed the potential usage of CA extract in managing diabetes mellitus and the results of this work may contribute towards the further understanding of the underlying molecular mechanism of this herbal remedy.