How Spurs could line-up vs Colchester with wonderkid Troy Parrott to start

first_imgTROY PARROTT is in line to make his first-team debut for Tottenham when the Premier League giants head to Colchester.The North London club will be out to make amends for their controversial defeat to Leicester when travelling to Essex on Saturday.2Despite the need for a morale boost, a number of first-team stars are set to be rested.Son Heung-min, Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld should sit out the Carabao Cup game with the latter two having hardly missed a minute of the campaign so far.That opens the way for an entirely different defence from the one that lost on Saturday.Serge Aurier, Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose are set to be rotated out with Eric Dier dropped into central defence.They will protect Paulo Gazzaniga, deputising for Hugo Lloris again after the Frenchman was absent last time out while his wife gave birth.In midfield, academy product Oliver Skipp is in the mix for a start after two cameos off the bench against Aston Villa and Manchester City.One star man desperately in need of form is Christian Eriksen and the Dane is likely to get a chance from the off at JobServe Community Stadium. Most Read In FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himMauricio Pochettino has been forced to defend the midfielder’s performances amid his topsy-turvy start to the season, his last at the club unless he extends his contract.Trusting 17-year-old forward Parrott from the start promises to be a key feature in Tuesday’s game, too.He scored the winner on his Ireland Under-21s debut earlier in the month and has even caught the eye of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus.Since he begun training with the first-team, Dublin-born Parrott appears to be the immediate natural replacement for Kane in the central striker’s role and has been compared to Spurs hero Robbie Keane.2 Parrott featured for Spurs in pre-seasonCredit: ReutersSpurs set to swap wantaway Christian Eriksen for Dybala in stunning January transferlast_img read more

Uddanam Kidney Disease Draws Harvard Scientists to Andhra

first_imgA team of professors from Harvard University Medical College is visiting the Uddanam region in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh to study the high incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the area. The visit of Dr Joseph Bonventre, chief of Renal Division at Brigham Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School, and Venkata Sabbisetti, also from Harvard Medical School, was facilitated by Telugu actor K Pawan Kalyan. Demystifying the AilmentCalling this a health crisis requiring urgent medical attention, Dr Bonventre said they are hopeful of demystifying the ailment in coordination with other experts in India. He met almost 200 patients from 15 villages, and collected information such as the history of disease, food habits, drinking water sources, and pesticides used for their farmlands, according to the Times of India.The root cause as well as other issues pertaining to CKD have been baffling local and international scientists for several years now. A team from Harvard had earlier visited the region in 2014. In 2011 and 2014, researchers from various institutes, including Indian Council of Medical Research, Andhra University Medical College and NTR University for Health Sciences, found high levels of mercury in the groundwater that was consumed by people in the area.Polluted WaterThe wide prevalence of the ailment has been attributed to several possible causes, including high levels of silica in water, heat stress nephropathy and gene mutations. “About 15% patients were found to have higher creatinine levels during the recent tests conducted by the state government this year in Uddanam region,” the publication quoted Dr T Ravi Raju, vice-chancellor of Dr NTR University of Health Sciences, who visited the area, as saying about the earlier studies conducted by King George Hospital and other institutions.Uddanam region, which includes almost 100 villages, has been in the news since early 1990s for witnessing the high prevalence of renal failure, many of them fatal. About 4,500 people have died due to kidney ailments in this region since 2005, according to Andhra University Medical College, the Indian Express reported.Free TreatmentIn January this year, Pawan Kalyan’s efforts had prompted the Andhra Pradesh government to announce that government hospitals would give free dialysis and medicines, and arrange for free transport of nephropathy patients in Uddanam. The Jana Sena Party leader had, during a tour of the area earlier this year, promised people that he would organise an expert team to study the issue. He also announced plans to set up a kidney research center in the area. Related ItemsAndhra PradeshHarvard UniversityKidney ailmentsLittle IndianephropathyRenal FailureUddanamlast_img read more