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12th February, 2018
Chronic exposure to environmental noise increases risk of heart disease

Chronic exposure to environmental noise from road traffic and aircrafts can increase the risk of coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke and arterial hypertension. And the potential mechanisms underlying this increased risk have been explored in a study published online February 5, 2018 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

The study proposes that noise induces a stress response, characterized by activation of the sympathetic nervous system and increased levels of hormones, which will initiate sequelae and ultimately lead to vascular damage. Traffic noise may disrupt the body on the cellular level in a way that increases the risk of common heart disease risk factors such as hypertension and... read more

Top News

Health Minister launches National Deworming initiative

Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the National Deworming Day at a function at Gurugram, today. Speaking on the occasion he said, “Government of India is committed to ensuring high quality healthcare, accessible to every child and upto the last mile. One of the interventions, the National Deworming Day, is one of the largest public health initiatives in the world.”... read more

NEET on May 6, online submission of form begins

New Delhi, Feb 9 (PTI) The National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses will be held on May 6, the Central Board of Secondary Education has announced. The online submission of application forms has also begun. One can register online till March 9 till 11.50 pm. The last date for successful payment of fee online is March 10 till 11.50 PM, according to the admission notice.... read more

Practice Updates

Hospital-level care at home maintains quality and reduces cost

The use of substitutive home-hospitalization i.e. hospital-level care at home for acutely ill adults compared to in-hospital usual care reduced cost and utilization and improved physical activity. No significant differences in quality, safety, and patient .... read more

USG + AFP improve early diagnosis of liver cancer

According to a meta-analysis published February 9, 2018 in the journal Gastroenterology, combination of lab test for alpha fetoprotein (AFP) and ultrasound improve the diagnosis of early-stage liver cancer by 40%.... read more

Malnutrition during childhood increases chances of future hearing loss

Young adults who were undernourished as preschool children were at a two-fold higher risk of developing loss of hearing, suggests a study published February 7, 2018 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.... read more

EMA recommends LFT for women on ulipristal for uterine fibroids

The European Medicines Agency's (EMA's) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) recommended liver function testing at least monthly for women taking ulipristal acetate (Esmya, Gedeon .... read more

Patients with diabetes twice at risk of developing cataract

People with diabetes are twice as likely to develop cataract as the general population and the relative risk is highest in those aged between 45 and 54 years, according to a new study published February 5, 2018 in the journal Eye.... read more

Study shows association between short sleep and poor quality diets

Sleeping for longer each night is a simple lifestyle intervention that could help reduce intake of sugary foods and lead to a generally healthier diet, says a study published February 9, 2018 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.... read more

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Awareness on sexual and reproductive health is the need of the hour in India
On World Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness week, it is important to dispel some myths
New Delhi, 1th February 2018: As per a study, only 26% of adolescent girls know that a condom should be used only once, and only 34% understood that oral contraceptive pills must be taken daily. The NFHS–3 reports that 72% of men and 65% of women aged 15-24 years agreed that a woman should obtain her husband’s permission for most things.
Sexual health is an important part of one's overall well-being and it is essential to follow a healthy lifestyle to maintain sexual health. Sexual and reproductive health encompasses a range of interrelated issues and challenges. All persons irrespective of gender or sexual orientation should be aware of and have access to proper health care, birth control and health education programmes.
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