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17th April, 2017
Patients who trust their doctors are more likely to adhere to prescribed treatment

A new study of 101 Hispanics and 100 non-Hispanics from the University of California presented at the recent American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2017 in Arlington, Virginia has shown that patients with high blood pressure who had more trust in the medical profession were more likely to take their high blood pressure medicine than those with less trust.
  • Patients who had higher levels of trust took their blood pressure medicine 93% of the time versus 82% of the time for those who had lower levels of trust.
  • Additionally, having trust in the medical profession was linked to greater resilience (ability to adapt to difficult life circumstances) and better health-related quality of life.
  • Trust had an equally protective effect on the health of both groups regardless of race or ethnic origin.
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All you need to know about radiations from mobile towers: IMA

New Delhi, 16th April 2017: There has been plenty of research about radiation and how it affects the human body.  The recent ruling by the Supreme Court, where it directed to shut down a mobile phone tower after a man claimed that the radiations emitted by the tower were the cause of his cancer, has rekindled the debate about cell phone towers and the electromagnetic radiation emitted by them. Many organizations and activists have been campaigning against mobile towers near residential areas or otherwise, but the government maintains that low Electro Magnetic Frequency (EMF) from mobile towers does not pose any major health hazards.
 
Speaking about this issue, Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, National President Indian Medical Association (IMA) and President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Dr RN Tandon Honorary Secretary General IMA in a joint statement, said,"Many studies have been conducted over the years that refute the connection between
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