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19th December 2016
IMA National Malaria Awareness Program
 
Points every medical professional should know about Malaria
  • No one should die of malaria in India.
  • Vivax malaria cases to be treated with chloroquine for 3 days and 14 days primaquine as radical treatment after doing G6PD testing, if possible. 
  • Primaquine is contraindicated in pregnant women.
  • Uncomplicated falciparum malaria to be treated with artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) 
  • for 3 days and single day primaquine on second day.
  • All severe malaria cases (both vivax and falciparum) to be treated with injection artesunate followed by complete course of oral antimalarial.
  • Artesunate monotherapy is banned in India. 
  • Don't treat malaria cases with injection artesunate only.
  • Antigen-based Bivalent (Pv & Pf) Rapid Diagnostic Kit or microscopy is the recommended method of confirmation of malaria and available free of cost in Govt. Health Facility.
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Everything women need to know about Thyroid
 
Around the age of 35-40 it is common for women to develop thyroid problems. Awareness needs to be generated about the common warning signs that can lead thyroid related issues.
 
New Delhi, Dec 18, 2016: Thyroid disorders are a serious health concern worldwide. In India, about 42 million people are estimated to be suffering from thyroid disorders. It basically translates into 1 in 10 Indians suffering from one or more form of the condition. 

Women are 80% more likely than men to develop thyroid disorders due to various differential hormonal fluctuations in their body. Women are also more likely to be iodine deficient, which can in turn lead to thyroid dysfunction.
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