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- 1 kg. carrots, peeled and grated 
- 2 cups sugar
- 3\4 cup ghee

- 2 cups khoya or milk powder
- 100 g. blanched almonds, cut into slices
- 50 g. unsalted pistachios
- 50 g. unsalted and roasted cashew nuts
- 25 g. raisins 
- 7-8 whole cardamoms

- 1 tsp. ground cardamom
- silver leaf (varak) for decoration

- few drops of kewra

Put carrots and ground cardamom in a heavy based large pan. Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid and cook over very low heat for about 30-40 minutes or until the carrots are tender and all the water has absorbed. (no need to add water as the carrots will release their own water. (Add 1\4 cup water if the carrots stick to the bottom of the pan)

2. Heat ghee in a heavy based pan, add cardamoms. Stirring all the time, fry for a couple of minutes. Add carrots and stir fry for few minutes. Add sugar and while stirring cook uncovered for 10-12 minutes, until all the water from the sugar has evaporated.
3. Add almonds, pistachios, raisins and cashew nuts. Stir.  Sprinkle in khoya or milk powder milk and mix it really well. Add kewra and stirring frequently cook for 3-4 minutes. The halva is ready when the ghee begin to separate and has glossy shine. Transfer to a serving dish and decorate with pistachio and silver leaf. Serve hot.

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Blood pressure harm from smoke 'may explain cot death'

Smoke exposure during pregnancy damages a baby's blood pressure control, which may explain why such babies' risk of cot death is higher, say experts.

Maternal smoking remains one of the biggest risk factors for cot death.
A team at Sweden's Karolinksa Institute found smoke-exposed babies had abnormal surges in blood pressure, even when sleeping undisturbed in their cots.
These surges put extra demand on the heart, making it pump faster and harder, the journal Hypertension says.
The study suggests damage to the circulation may be a factor in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), although it set out to look at the effects of smoking on the newborn rather than cot death per se.
Dr Gary Cohen and his team studied 36 newborn babies - 17 of whom had mothers who smoked during the pregnancy. When they examined the babies they found the ones that had been exposed to cigarette smoke showed abnormal heart rate and blood pressure responses.
And these abnormal responses got worse throughout their first year of life.

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At one week of age the smoke-exposed babies showed abnormally large blood pressure rises as they were lifted up from lying down.

By the age of one, the same babies appeared to have adapted to this and now showed abnormally low blood pressure responses to the same posture change.
Usually, when a person stands the heart rate increases and the blood vessels tighten, raising blood pressure slightly, to keep up the blood flow to the heart and brain.

Dr Cohen said: "Babies of smokers have evidence of persistent problems in blood pressure regulation that start at birth and get worse over time.
"This study reveals for the first time that early life exposure to tobacco can lead to long-lasting reprogramming of the infant blood pressure control mechanism." 

He said this might explain why babies of women who smoke are at increased risk of cot death.
"We have known for some time that there is a cardiovascular element to sudden infant death.
"It's not just breathing, but blood pressure control and heart rate control.

"This is another piece of the jigsaw." He plans to continue to study the babies as they grow up to see if the damage is lasting and whether it leads to problems, such as high blood pressure, in later life.
Professor George Haycock, scientific adviser for the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID), said: "The hypothesis presented here is highly plausible and agrees with work from other research groups.

"FSID's top piece of advice remains, cut smoking in pregnancy - fathers too, and don't let anyone smoke in the same room as your baby." Experts say a third of cot deaths could be avoided if mothers-to-be did not smoke.

Janet Fyle, Professional Policy Advisor at the Royal College of Midwives, said: "These findings support what we know; that smoking during pregnancy can harm the developing foetus. "The RCM would urge pregnant women who smoke to seek advice and support from their midwife about stopping smoking, for the benefit of their own long-term health.
"This would also benefit the health of their child."

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On behalf of widows Pravalli Welfare Trust thanks Contact Pakistan KSA
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In the first project a total of 17 widows were provided goats and in second project 19 widows were provided this help.We look forward to the community for their continued support  to the poor and needy back home.
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Friends, hope you all are doing well.
A few days back, I happened to accompany my friend to a mall. The escalator wasn’t functioning so we had to use stairs to get to upper floors. My friend is quite over weight and hence did not find it a pleasant thing to do. But since, it was she who had to shop, so she had no choice but to use stairs. As she ascended the stairs, she loudly kept grumbling about pain in her legs and aches in her joints.  A slim, smart lady was also going upstairs. On hearing the non-stop complaining of my fatso buddy, the lady intercepted us when we reached the next floor. She offered her mineral water bottle to my friend who was by then out-of-breath. We sat on the nearby bench and got into chit chat with the lady. She told my friend that climbing stairs is indeed a very healthy exercise for her, indeed for every one. She explained that while we all do understand the benefits of regular exercise but most of us often neglect it. We see the fatigue but can’t see the strengthening of the soul and spirit that comes after exercise. We notice the tiredness but fail to see the avoidance of the decay and disease as a result of the bearing of this pain of exercise.
Till then, I did find sleep far more comfortable than the pain of getting out of bed early morning to jog and hop, but as the lady talked to us, my mind was convinced about the importance of regular exercise. So was with my pal. By the end of the conversation, my friend was fully convinced about the virtues of climbing stairs as means to exercise your limbs and body.
When we climbed stairs further to reach the next floor, I could see the difference in my friend’s behavior. Yes, the toil was still exhausting her but she was willingly bearing the pain because she understood the good it was doing to her.
I noticed how understanding makes a tremendous difference in bearing the pain. It is very much applicable to one’s life’s situations also.
When you are made to bear any pain, if you realize the good it does to you, you will not complain about it. Once you understand the purpose, the pain will be tolerated in peace. And when you start seeing the fruits of your labor, the pain becomes a distant memory.   
So friends, remember, 'Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.'
Till we meet next,

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