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16th December, 2017
Straight from the Heart: Working Together

This year, Indian Medical Association (IMA) initiated partnerships with other stakeholders. Some of these partnerships include:

  • IMA NABH: IMA to be the facilitator for NABH entry level accreditation certification
  • IMA PvPi: IMA as a Nodal centre for IMA pharmacovigilance help line
  • IMA Kent Safe water initiative
  • IMA USV Rise and Shine campaign
  • IMA Johnson and Johnson campaign on restoration fluids and well-baby campaign
  • Hygeia: IMA Air Pollution campaign
  • Dettol: IMA prevention of hospital acquired infections campaign
  • Antriksh: IMA ideal housing complex campaign
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Up to 650,000 people die of respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu each year

Up to 650,000 deaths annually are associated with respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza, according to new estimates by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and global health partners. .... read more

Practice Updates
Higher blood sugar in early pregnancy raises risk of congenital heart disease

According to a study published online December 15, 2017 in the Journal of Pediatrics, higher blood sugar levels early in pregnancy increase the risk of congenital heart disease, even in mothers who do not have diabetes....read more


Exposure to coarse particulate matter increases risk of asthma in children

Long-term exposure to coarse particulate matter (PM10-2.5) increased the risk of asthma by 0.6% in children independent of exposure to fine particulate (PM2.5) pollution, says a study published December 12, 2017 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. ...read more


Active surveillance as first-line management in low risk papillary thyroid carcinoma

According to findings of a 10-year study of more than 1,200 patients with low-risk papillary microcarcinoma (PMC) of the thyroid, active surveillance can be the first-line management in these patients....read more


2018 ADA standards of care recommend BP home monitoring for hypertensive patients with diabetes

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2018 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes recommend that all hypertensive patients with diabetes should also monitor their blood pressure at home to identify white coat hypertension, masked hypertension,....read more


Individualizing glycemic control reduces cost of treatment

According to a study published online December 10, 2017 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, individualizing HbA1c goals for adults with type 2 diabetes reduces cost of treatment and also improves quality of life compared with a uniform intensive control for all patients....read more


Another infliximab biosimilar approved by US FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ixifi (infliximab-qbtx) as a treatment for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Crohn's disease, pediatric Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and plaque psoriasis.....read more

 
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Lifestyle Updates
 
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Lifestyle changes play a major role in cancer prevention
About two-thirds of cancers are diagnosed in the advanced stages
 
New Delhi, 15 December 2017: A recent research has indicated that about 40% cancer deaths can be prevented through simple lifestyle changes. The eight groups of modifiable risk factors that were examined in the research include tobacco smoke, dietary factors, alcohol consumption, being overweight or obese, physical inactivity, ultraviolet (UV) exposure, infections, and hormonal factors. The work has highlighted how cancer is not always genetic but can be acquired due to an unhealthy lifestyle.
 
Smoking and chewing tobacco are two of the biggest cancer risk factors. Tobacco use alone accounts for 12 lakh deaths every year. Reducing tobacco consumption can significantly decrease the global burden of 13 different types of cancers, including lung, oral cavity etc.
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