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18th April, 2017
Air pollution increases risk of heart disease by lowering the good cholesterol
 
Air pollution is a reality today and has been a subject of much discussion recently. Several studies have demonstrated the association of poor air quality with diseases such as respiratory and heart diseases, global warming making it a major public health problem of concern.
 
Yet another new study reported in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology has highlighted the increased risk of cardiovascular diseases due to traffic-related air pollution and proposed an explanation for the relationship between air pollution and cardiovascular disease.  
 
The study says that traffic-related air pollution may increase risk of developing heart diseases via its effects on the good high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C).
 
The study involving more than 6000 middle-aged and older adults in the United States found that people who live in areas with high levels of air pollution, especially traffic-related air pollution, have lower levels of the good HDL-C.
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IMA calls for ending violence against doctors 
The 217th meeting of IMA Central Working Committee discusses taking united action against pressing issues

New Delhi, 17 April 2017: Over 300 IMA leaders gathered to deliberate on key issues affecting the medical profession at the 217th Meeting of the Central Working Committee of IMA, the oldest and largest representative organization of doctors of modern scientific medicine. The meeting was held in Kolkata on 15th and 16th April 2017. 
 
The main agenda of the Central Working Committee is to evaluate and discuss issues of National importance affecting the functioning and efficacy of the medical community in the country.
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