|20th june 2013, Thursday|
From the Desk of Editor in Chief
Premarital sex is marriage
If any unmarried couple of the right legal age “indulges in sexual gratification,” this will be considered a valid marriage. They could be termed “husband and wife,” as per a Madras High ruling.
Desire, Hatred and Ignorance
According to Buddhism, the three negative emotions that cause a disease are ignorance, hatred and desire and accordingly physical sickness are classified into three main types.
Prehypertension triples the risk of heart attack
Facts about sexual abuse
Monsoon and Road Safety
Checklist for a doctor’s consultation
News Around The Globe
Competition Panel Fines Chemists Body
On February 26, the Competition Commission of India has imposed a penalty of Rs 47 lakh on All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD) Read More
T- The most important disease (public health point of view) U- Under no circumstances - haphazard/irregular treatment B- Be alert - cough more than 3 weeks - unrelieved by routine treatment Read More
Cutting back on red meat may lower risk for type 2 diabetes
Making dietary changes to reduce the number of servings of unprocessed and processed red meat over time is linked with a lower long-term risk of Read More
FDA probes deaths linked to long-acting Zyprexa
Two patients died 3-4 days after injections with the long-acting antipsychotic drug olanzapine pamoate (Zyprexa Relprevv), prompting an FDA investigation. (Source: Medscape)
CureHealth Diagnostics launches new test for prevention and control of cervical cancer in India
CureHealth Diagnostics has reached an agreement with IncellDx Inc. of Menlo Park, California, for the rights to promote a novel proprietary Read More
Time to fight for the patient’s cause
Following is a typical invoice of a drug: Nublast (Temazolemde Capasuls) 100 mg, batch per gm 3083, expiry date 14th November, MRP Rs.7608.99 Read More
Skipping breakfast may raise risk of obesity and diabetes
A new study from the University of Colorado has shown that eating breakfast every day may help overweight women reduce their risk of diabetes. Read More
Is Diclofenac safe in the long run?
Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee of the European Medicine Agencies has concluded that diclofenac possess similar risk as Read More
MRI spots indolent spinal infections from contaminated MPA
MRI screening can help identify indolent spinal and paraspinal infections associated with injections of contaminated methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) from the New England Compounding Center (NECC), allowing for for earlier treatment, say clinicians from Michigan, the state with the most cases. (Source: Medscape)
Valvular Heart Disease Update
Mitral stenosis in the elderly
Infertility Update (Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)
What is hyperprolactinemia?
Hyperprolactinemia is a condition in which too much prolactin is present in the blood of women who are not pregnant and in men. In women, this causes a decline in the body’s production of progesterone after ovulation which, in turn, can lead to irregular ovulation and infrequent menstruation, cause you to stop menstruating altogether, or cause your breasts to start producing milk, a condition called galactorrhea. Men too can experience galactorrhea. High prolactin levels in men can also lead to impotence, reduced libido, and infertility.
Rabies Update (Dr. A K Gupta)
How should you approach a patient requiring RIGs, when none is available?
(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Additional Prof, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS)
Can Echocardiography camps be organized under the current PNDT scenario?
Situation: What is the average dose of T4 thyroid medicine?
Situation: A patient with pyogenic meningitis developed complications.
If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty, then we wait forever. And miss the entire point. Dirk Benedict
Dr KK Aggarwal: Heart Attack Symptoms in Women and elderly are Different http://bit.ly/11uQRhy #Health
Interview with Chris Gayle's son
IMA is not that forceful as doctor associations in the US. We are fighting at high level for post and waste time and energy, which should have been used to do constructive work useful for IMA members. There are some greedy people who want to win and steal association’s money, I know a few. ONLY very honest should be give office bearers responsibility. If there is no reply to the RTI, go to higher authorities; do not leave it hanging in balance. This RTI should have been asked by IMA rather. Good work Dr. KK Aggarwal, I appreciate and read all your emails. Good day: Dr Arun Gupta, Patron State AOI, Jind, Haryana
An Inspirational Story
The Eagle and The Chickens
Once upon a time there was a large mountain side where an eagle's nest rested. The eagle nest contains four large eagle eggs. One day an earthquake rocked the mountain causing one of the eggs to roll down the mountain, to a chicken farm, located in the valley below. The chickens knew that they must protect and care for the eagle's egg, so an old hen volunteered to nurture and raise the large egg. ............Read More
Supplementation of probiotics has a supportive role in which dermatologic disorder?
Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Dilute russel viper venom test is used to diagnose.......
Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: C.Lupus anticoagulant
Correct answers received from: DR.BITAAN SEN & DR.JAYASHREE SEN, Dr Brijesh soni, Dr Abbas Vakil, Dr.K.V.Sarma, DR AYYAVOO ERODE, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Dr.Biji Anilkumar, Dr. B.B. Gupta, DrGajveer, Dr. P. C. Das, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr.Nageswara Rao Patnala, mahesh tandale, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr.K.Raju, Dr. Thakor Hitendrsinh G, DR AVTAR KRISHAN, Dr Kanta Jain
Answer for 18th June Mind Teaser: D.IX AND X
Correct answers received from: DR AVTAR KRISHAN, Dr Kanta Jain, Dr.Chandresh Jardosh
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ZOONOSIS – 2013-Conference on Prevention of Diseases Communicable from Animals to Human
Saturday, 6th July, 9.30 am – 5 pm, Venue: New Delhi
(All About Flu, Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies, Neurocysticercosis, Leptospirosis, Food Allergies etc.)
For Free Registration: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrollment for workshop
Heart Care Foundation of India under the aegis of Perfect Health Mela is organizing a series of skill workshops in the month of Oct as per the following programmes
The workshops will have experts interacting both theoretically and with practical demonstrations and interactions. If interested, kindly confirm your registration at email@example.com. You can also forward this information to your interested friends and colleagues for a registration.
1. IJCP’s ejournals (This may take a few minutes to open)
Dr Veena Aggarwal, Dr Arpan Gandhi, Dr Aru Handa, Dr Ashish Verma, Dr A K Gupta, Dr Brahm Vasudev, Dr GM Singh, Dr Jitendra Ingole, Dr Kaberi Banerjee (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr Monica Vasudev, Dr MC Gupta, Dr Neelam Mohan (email@example.com), Dr Navin Dang, Dr Pawan Gupta(firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr Parveen Bhatia, (email@example.com), Dr Prabha Sanghi, Dr Prachi Garg, Rajat Bhatnagar (http://www.isfdistribution.com), Dr. Rajiv Parakh, Dr Sudhir Gupta