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14th February, 2018
The 7-year itch: Redefining a relationship

Boy meets girl…girl meets boy…sparks fly and they live happily ever after. This is the classic notion of romantic love, but which happens only in fairy tales.

Real life relationships don’t just happen. Every relationship evolves over time and has to work its way through five stages before it settles down to last a lifetime. These five stages, in order of their appearance, are:

1. Euphoria
2. Reaction
3. Adjustment
4. Liking
5. Love... read more

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Top News

WHO publishes list of top epidemic-prone diseases without sufficient counter measures

Following an annual review on February 6-7, 2018, the WHO has published a list of top epidemic-prone diseases that have the potential to cause a public health emergency and which have no, or insufficient, countermeasures. Experts consider that given their potential to cause a public health emergency and the absence of efficacious drugs and/or vaccines, there is an urgent need for accelerated research and development for the following diseases:.... read more


Stent ceiling prices notified

1. It’s good that the government did not succumb to the International pressure and all the stents are price caped and none shifted to non NLEM category
2. The price of accessories like catheters and balloons will need to be displayed separately in the bill along with their brand names.... read more

Practice Updates

Choosing Wisely the orthopedic tests & procedures for children with musculoskeletal conditions

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign has released a list of specific orthopedic tests and procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary when treating children for hip, foot and other musculoskeletal conditions. The Choosing Wisely recommendations include:.... read more


Exercise improvement arm mobility post-breast cancer surgery

Findings from a clinical trial of women with breast cancer to be presented at the upcoming 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium in Orlando, Florida suggest that guided exercise with a physical therapist after lymph node dissection helps women regain their range of arm motion more quickly. More women in the exercise group... read more


Beneficial effect of yoga via decreased inflammation in metabolic syndrome

Yoga training for one year decreased proinflammatory adipokines and increased anti-inflammatory adipokine in adults with metabolic syndrome and high-normal blood pressure, according to a study published online February 7, 2018 in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports..... read more


Tau PET imaging identifies persons at high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Tau positron emission tomography (PET) imaging may be useful to characterize biological changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease in cognitively unimpaired individuals and to track disease progression, suggests a study published online February 12, 2018 in JAMA Neurology..... read more


Survivors of childhood heart defects at higher risk of premature dementia

People born with heart defects who survive into adulthood were found to be at 60% higher overall risk of developing dementia, particularly dementia that starts before 65 years of age than the general population, according to new research published February 12, 2018 in the journal Circulation.... read more


Submaximal fitness test not inferior to maximal fitness test in predicting mortality risk

A submaximal fitness test, a short, five minute treadmill test can predict the risk of mortality similar to the maximal test independent of other traditional risk factors including age, weight, blood pressure, smoking status, diabetes, cholesterol and family history, according to a study reported February 12, 2018 in the Mayo Clinic... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 1: :The story of an ant
It is important to continue administering the polio vaccine
The chances of polio virus becoming active are higher in an unvaccinated child
 
New Delhi, 13th February 2018: India was declared polio-free in 2014 by the WHO. It is important for children to continue getting the vaccination as even a small gap in immunization among newborns can be enough for imported virus to seep in from across borders through adults exhibiting no symptoms.
 
India carried out the first of its two national rounds of Pulse Polio Campaign on January 28 this year. The second is on March 11. These two campaigns will see a huge mobilization of resources to give the oral polio vaccine (OPV) to around 17 crore under-five children.
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