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20th October 2018
The science of addiction

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Addiction is commonly associated with substance abuse such as alcohol, tobacco and drugs. National Institute on Drug Abuse has listed different reasons (as below) for why people take drugs.

To feel good: Feeling of pleasure, "high"
To feel better: To relieve stress
To do better: Improve performance
Peer pressure

Not just drugs, some behaviors too can be categorized as addictive. Addiction to video games is one such addictive behavior. Mounting evidence shows that the effects of video games simulate those of drugs of substance abuse and that video game addictions also alter the brain neurochemistry unlike the previously held belief that a person addicted to games lacked more

Top News

Today is World Osteoporosis Day: “Love your Bones”

World Osteoporosis Day is observed annually on October 20 to raise global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and related bone diseases. The day calls for globalaction to improve bone health and prevent fractures due toosteoporosis... read more

Zika cases rise to 106 in Rajasthan

New Delhi, Oct 18 (PTI)The number of people infected with Zika virus rose to 106 in Rajasthan on Thursday. Of the total affected people, 25 are pregnant women, said a Union Health Ministry official. ... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 20th October 2018

Florida reports first pediatric flu fatality.Several patients including one child have died from influenza as the first week of the 2018-19 flu season drew to a close, according to news and public health department reports... read more

Practice Updates

A simple test may help predict long-term outcome after stroke

A simple test taken within a week of a stroke may help predict how well people will have recovered up to three years later, according to a study published in the October 17, 2018 in Neurology. that those who had thinking problems within one week of the stroke were seven times... read more

Study identifies risk factors for fulminant C. difficile infection after cardiac surgery

A single-center, retrospective cohort study published online Sept. 27, 2018 in BMC Anesthesiology has identified type 2 diabetes mellitus, pre-operative ventilation, utilization of more than 8 units of red blood cell concentrates or of more than 5 fresh-frozen plasma units and a... read more

People who commute through natural environments daily report better mental health

Results from the PHENOTYPE project show that people commuting through natural environments on a daily basis had on average a 2.74 point higher mental health score than those who commuted through natural environments less frequently. This association was even stronger... read more

Children with inflammatory bowel disease have higher risk of mortality

Children who develop inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) have an increased risk of death, both in childhood and later in life, says a study published online Oct. 17, 2018 in the journal Gastroenterology. Children who developed IBD before the age of 18 had a... read more

Adult-onset type 1 diabetes is frequently misdiagnosed

According to new research presented October 4, 2018 at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2018 Annual Meeting in Berlin, onset of type 1 diabetes (T1DM) after age 30 years is common and is frequently misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in clinical practice.... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Follow your dream
Inspirational Story 2: The Greatest Gift is Love
Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) wishes one and all a happy Dussehra
On this day, we should aim at killing the demon called stress and achiever victory over our anxieties and worries 
New Delhi, 19 October 2018: The United Nations recently launched a strategy to deal with workplace mental health issues and the well-being of its staff by dealing with the stigma attached to it.This is a measure towards addressing the concerns of UN staff struggling with anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder who also feel isolated and ashamed, with no one to turn to for help.Considering that workplace mental health issues are on the rise, the need of the hour is for India to follow suit.

As per a recent study by ASSOCHAM,about 42.5% of employees in the private sector suffer from depression or general anxiety disorder.Another 40% of respondents to a Harvard Business Review survey said that their workload was excessive, even coming in the way of efficiency. Many others suffer from sleep disorders and other issues.

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