New WHO guidelines on management of physical health conditions in adults with severe mental disorders
Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
The World Health Organization (WHO) has published new "Guidelines on management of physical health conditions in adults with severe mental disorders"..
Severe mental disorders have been defined as a group of conditions that include moderate to severe depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
While unnatural causes of death such as accidents, homicides or suicides are higher in this group of patients than the general population, most deaths are due to physical disease conditions such as diabetes,....read more
New Delhi, Nov 11 (PTI) Delhi's air quality oscillated between very poor and severe categories on Sunday as pollutants released in the atmosphere due to bursting of firecrackers got trapped due to slow surface winds, authorities said. The overall air quality index was recorded at 397,.... read more
New Delhi, Nov 9 (PTI) India's vaccination coverage to prevent rotavirus infection, a leading cause of severe diarrhoea in young children, was the lowest among the 15 countries which introduced it last year, according to the 2018 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report released Friday.... read more
"When nations work together, hope prevails and collective solutions can be found", says UN chief. From conflict and economic downturn to disease and climate change, global problems require “more than ever” a strengthening of international cooperation, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told world leaders at the Paris Peace Forum on Sunday, commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War. ... read more
A new study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Session conference found that testing a patient's coronary calcium levels is a better predictor of blocked coronary arteries at risk for a heart attack and the need for revascularization than standard risk-assessment equations ... read more
More personalized risk assessments and new cholesterol-lowering drug options for people at the highest risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) are among the key recommendations in the 2018 cholesterol guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of ... read more
Dsuvia, a new opioid tablet that is 1,000 times more potent than morphine and 10 times stronger than fentanyl was approved by the Food and Drug Administration Friday as a fast-acting alternative to IV painkillers for use only in health care settings, such as hospitals, surgery centers ... read more
The CDC recommends two pneumococcal vaccines for adults 65 years or older.
Get a dose of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) first. Then get a dose of the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) at least 1 year later.... read more
Nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux increases the risk of daytime sleepiness in women, says a study published online October 13, 2018 in the journal Sleep Medicine. Snoring was found to augment this association. In addition, women with both nGER and snoring were also at increased ... read more
Audio-visual aids can help children with dyslexia in understanding concepts The condition does not affect a child’s intelligence or ability to grasp things
New Delhi, 12 November 2018: Estimates by the Dyslexia Association of India suggest that about 10% to 15% of school-going children in India suffer from some form of dyslexia. Multilingualism, which is common in the country, could be one of the factors that increases the difficulty associated with this condition. Children with this condition, however, possess normal intelligence, curiosity and intuition. They can do well with good support and guidance.
Dyslexia is a term used to describe the disability that impairs a person’s ability to read. This means they will also have problems with developing spelling and writing skills. If the alphabet is considered as a code for communication, a person with dyslexia cannot decipher the code, due to certain neurological complications.