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18th January, 2018
Trump's Health Report (Part 2)

Will Indian politicians allow this?

The results of the first physical examination of President Trump were released to the public on Tuesday

  • Age 71
  • 1st annual physical as commander-in-chief at Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday by Dr Ronny Jackson, MD
  • Full exam lasted about 4 hours and included 12 consultants.
  • Lifetime of abstaining from alcohol and tobacco
  • Weight: 239 lbs
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Medicines: Rosuvastatin (Crestor) 0 mg/day, Low-dose aspirin, Propecia to prevent male pattern baldness, cream for his rosacea, as needed, and takes a daily multivitamin
  • Resting heart rate 68 ..... read more
Top News

WHO/Europe launches online course for clinicians on prescribing and using antibiotics wisely

WHO/Europe has launched a newly developed online course that aims to equip clinicians with the information they need to prescribe antibiotics appropriately and wisely. This free course, titled “Antimicrobial stewardship: A competency-based approach”, is available via the OpenWHO platform. While enrolment is open to anyone, the course is particularly relevant for clinicians who frequently prescribe antibiotics.... read more

Dr BD Athani takes over as new DGHS

Dr BD Athani has taken over as the new Director General Health services (DGHS). An orthopedic surgeon, Dr Athani was earlier Spl DGHS and medical superintendent at Safdarjang Hospital... read more

Practice Updates

Breastfeeding may lower risk of type 2 diabetes

In a study published online January 16, 2018 in JAMA Internal Medicine, lactation duration showed a strong, graded (25-47%) inverse association with the incidence of diabetes. The study suggests that by increasing the duration of lactation,... read more

US FDA cautions about anaphylaxis with rolapitant used with cancer chemotherapy

In a safety alert, the US FDA has cautioned about anaphylaxis, anaphylactic shock, and other hypersensitivity reactions with rolapitant used for prevention of delayed nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy in adults.... read more

Circulating tumor cells assay shows high accuracy for detecting early-stage colorectal cancer

Findings of a study to be presented at the upcoming 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, California show that a test that identifies circulating tumor cells (CTCs) present in the bloodstream can detect colorectal cancer at an early stage,... read more

NIH study spotlights genetic indicators of COPD risk

NIH researchers have discovered that genetic variations in the anatomy of the lungs could serve as indicators to help identify people who have low, but stable, lung function early in life, and those who are particularly at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) because of a smoke-induced decline in lung function.... read more

Prehospital walking speed affects outcomes in older adults hospitalized with critical illness

A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has shown that older adults with the slowest walk speeds had an 80% higher risk of dying within 30 days of their ICU admission including longer hospital stay. They had twice the risk of dying within one year of their ICU admission,... read more

Greater risk of overeating in the evening, says study

A study published December 13, 2017 in the International Journal of Obesity suggests that stress may increase hunger hormone levels more in the evening leading to increased risk of overeating in evening. This effect is more pronounced in individuals.... read more

Recent Updates

Reactive balance control in older adults with diabetes.

A new study published in Gait & Posture compared reactive balance control in three groups of individuals, young (YA), healthy non-diabetes older adults (non-DM-OA), and diabetes..... read more

The relationship between bone turnover and insulin sensitivity and secretion.

A new study published in Bone aimed to explore if bone turnover markers were associated with insulin secretion and sensitivity and to determine if bone turnover markers predict..... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: :Believe in Yourself
Inspirational Story 2: Anyway…
Trust is the foundation of a doctor-patient relationship
Doctors are here for the larger good of the people and the need of the hour is to restore people’s faith in them
New Delhi, 17 January 2018: A recent survey has indicated that about 92% people do not trust the healthcare system in India. Hospitals appear to be the most distrusted followed by doctors, clinics, diagnostic labs, and others.
The key reasons given for the erosion of trust are a series of failure in the healthcare system, particularly the negligence by hospitals in the recent past. Lack of transparency also came out as the single biggest impediment to the healthcare system in India.
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