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16th October 2016
New guidelines on endocrine emergencies
 
The Society for Endocrinology has issued clinical guidelines on endocrine emergencies for use by the healthcare providers in a non-endocrinology clinical setting, such as Emergency Departments and acute general medical and surgical wards and outlines key points in the diagnosis and management and treatment of endocrine emergencies that may often be underdiagnosed. 
 
The Clinical Committee of the Society for Endocrinology has selected the five most common endocrine-related medical emergencies: 
 
1.    Acute adrenal insufficiency or adrenal crisis
2.    Severe symptomatic hyponatremia 
3.    Acute hypocalcemia 
4.    Acute hypercalcemia 
5.    Pituitary apoplexy
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Is alcohol consumption actually beneficial for your health?
 
New Delhi, October 15, 2016: Numerous discussions regarding the consumption of alcohol in restricted or altered amounts for a healthy and sound heart often do the rounds. These certainties additionally guarantee that reasonable intake of liquor can lead to curtailed aging and lower the chances of heart attacks and paralysis. Speaking about the issue, Padma Shri Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal, President HCFI & President Elect IMA said, "Most of these claims remain unproved and in my opinion are just myths. I strongly believe that half the data is equivalent to no data and no lab or scientific agency has till date managed to prove the cardiovascular benefits of alcohol consumption for Indians". 
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