Paraguay has succeeded in interrupting the vector transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi in the home, the parasite that causes Chagas disease. This was verified last week by a group of international independent experts convened by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
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Pumping Heart Attack vs Electrical Cardiac Arrest
The most common confusion is the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest. A heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI) is defined as damage to part of the heart muscle caused by inadequate blood flow to that area. Most of the time, this happens due to a blockage in one of the heart’s arteries. Known as a type 1 heart attack, such blockages typically occur when cholesterol-laden plaque lining an artery ruptures. A clot forms, obstructing the vessel... read more
A study of women who received a Tdap vaccination during pregnancy found no increase in risk that their children would later be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The study is published online August 13, 2018 in the journal Pediatrics. The incidence rate of autism ... read more
Non-Clostridium difficile enteric infections were present in almost one in five patients with symptomatic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), as per a cross-sectional analysis of 9,403 patients reported in The American Journal of Gastroenterology.... read more
According to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the journal Joint Bone Spine, 52% of the patients with Chikungunya virus infection may have persistent chronic articular pain or arthritis after acute infection. .. read more
A study reported online August 10, 2018 in JAMA Open Network has identified 19 risk factors that are associated with major cardiovascular events (MACE) 1 year after acute MI and help to identify high-risk patients who would benefit most from intensive follow-up and .. read more
Extended induction treatment with open-label intravenous risankizumab was effective in increasing clinical response and remission rates at week 26 in patients with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease. Open-label subcutaneous risankizumab maintained remission until ... read more
Heart Care Foundation of India invites nominations for the HCFI Excellence Awards 2018 Awards are not negative and motivate us to strive further for excellence
New Delhi, 13 August 2018: As part of the 25th MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2018, the Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) has invited nominations for the HCFI Excellence Awards to be held during the Mela. Awards are designed to honor the best contributions from individuals and organizations in healthcare. The idea is also to inspire other likeminded entities to participate in a grander scale and make the "Healthcare for all" movement a success.
Awards often have negative connotations. However, they are aimed at recognizing excellence, and are a public acknowledgement of the years of hard work and dedication put in by individuals and organizations. Awards can be bestowed by the government, professional associations, organizations, etc. but for doctors, the awards given by the patient community are the most valuable.