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19th March, 2018
No news story about any system of medicine should be published in media without first verifying from the experts

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Ministry of Ayush recently published a reply to a news story titled "Ayurvedic Med Poses Life Threat" published in The Pune Mirror newspaper on 25th December, 2017.

The letter said that “the title of the news item was so generalized that it may lead to an overall distrust in the minds of the readers at large regarding the safety, efficacy and overall credibility of Ayurveda in general and Suvama Bhasma- an important Ayurvedic medicine in particular… It is pertinent to note that one bad example cannot be allowed to tarnish the credibility of the whole system of Ayurveda. In view of the above, 'The pune Mirror' may consider publishing a corrigendum *rand apology at the earliest to enlighten the readers and explain to this Ministry the basis of publishing the news in such an irresponsible manner, within two weeks of this communication failing which, the matter will be taken up with PTI and PIB. Also, the newspaper may abstain from publishing such derogatory reports which tarnish the credibility of time tested medicines”..... read more

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PAHO urges countries to vaccinate against measles to maintain its elimination in the Americas

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Patients treated with perioperative beta blocker at greater risk of stroke one year post-surgery

During the 12 months after undergoing noncardiac surgery, patients with or at risk for heart disease who were treated with the beta blocker metoprolol for 30 days were less likely than patients who received a placebo to have a heart attack, but more likely to die or have a stroke,.... read more

H7N9 influenza vaccine clinical trials begin

Two new clinical trials testing an experimental vaccine to prevent influenza caused by an H7N9 influenza virus are now enrolling volunteers at sites across the United States. The Phase 2 studies, sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH),..... read more

Clinical medicine training prepares medical students to treat transgender patients

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Updated guideline for testosterone therapy in men with hypogonadism

An updated clinical practice guideline on testosterone therapy in men with hypogonadism recommends against routinely prescribing testosterone therapy to all men age 65 or older with low testosterone levels. It further says that treatment decisions should be individualized and guided by symptom intensity, presence of other co-morbid conditions,.... read more

His-Bundle pacing safe and feasible in patients requiring permanent pacemakers

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Weight gain in women with GDM increases risk of complicated births

A new study presented March 15, 2018 at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2018 in London, UK says that gaining too much weight after diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) increases the risk of complicated births, including a greater risk of cesarean section..... read more

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India home to a high proportion of young smokers
Do not condemn, criticize or complain; use nonviolent communication to help and support those trying to quit
New Delhi, 18 March 2018: Data from the Global Tobacco Atlas released recently indicates that despite lowering tobacco use in recent years, India is home to an estimated 625,000 child smokers in the age group of 10 to 14 years. More than 932,600 Indian lives are lost to tobacco-related diseases every year. Further, the economic burden of smoking is very high in India and this includes both direct cost of healthcare and the indirect cost of lost productivity.

Use of tobacco is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular diseases, stroke, pulmonary diseases and certain types of cancers.

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