|21st June 2013, Wednesday|
From the Desk of Editor in Chief
Can reducing MBBS course to three years be the answer?
One of the suggestions is to make MBBS a 3-year course on primary care with all subjects taught but with the intention of providing primary GP medical care.
What is charity?
Some time back after retuning from a free health check-up camp, I met a processor of Cardiology from Lucknow and started boasting that I saw 100 patients free today.
OTC drug does not mean it can be taken without doctors advice
Facts about sexual abuse
Diabetic or hypertensive? Get your urine albumin tested
Checklist for a doctor’s consultation
News Around The Globe
IMA objects Health Ministry’s move to register AYUSH doctors under State Medical Councils.
In a letter to Dr. Vishwas Mehta, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, regarding Notification No. D.O. No.....Read More
IRDA guidelines to be challenged by IMA
IMA has reacted to the news item which appeared in local Bombay Mirror on 28th May, 2013 that the insurance companies........Read More
IMA opposes the new selection criteria for the position of Secretary, MCI.
In reference to the advertisement for the post of Secretary MCI subsequent to MCI Memorandum No. 154(3)/2013.... Read More
Clinical Establishment Act
IMA has written to the Home Minister to make provisions in relation to payment for the services provided under Section 12(2) .... Read More
Number of PHCs in India
As per information provide under RTI in an application dated 27.09.2012 No. Z.28020/34/2012-RHS/NRHM IV dated 10.10.12 As Read More
Shortage of MBBS in the country
As per information provide under RTI in an application dated 27.09.2012 No. Z.28020/34/2012-RHS/NRHM IV dated 10.10.12 Read More
Antibiotics and Statins: A Deadly Combo?
Prescribing clarithromycin or erythromycin to older patients on statins raised the risk for statin toxicity. In such cases ...... Read More
Tea and Coffee Lower Blood Pressure in Large French Registry
As per a large French retrospective analysis shows that drinking tea or coffee was associated with a small but statistically...... Read More
Blood Test Might Predict Type 1 Diabetes in Children
Evidence of two autoantibodies signaled a 70 percent risk, researchers say German researchers say they can predict who will... Read More
Every Minute Counts for Stroke Victims
For stroke victims, 15 minutes can mean the difference between life and death. Rapid treatment with a clot-dissolving..... Read More
Scans Uncover Dangerous Hardening of Abdominal Aorta
People with a "hardening" of the abdominal aorta are at increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Aorta is the largest artery.... Read More
Facebook Users Really 'Liked' Organ Donor Option: Study
Adding an organ donation option to the average Facebook user's profile prompted a dramatic rise in potential... Read More
Big Drop in HPV
The prevalence of human papillomavirus infection has declined by more than half since the introduction of the HPV .... Read More
Mediclaim premium to rise by 25%
The four public sector non-life companies with 70% share of individual health policies, have received approval ..... Read More
Valvular Heart Disease Update
Valvular thickening or sclerosis of the aortic and mitral valve is a frequent occurrence in hemodialysis patients and occur in 55 to 69 percent of individuals.
Infertility Update (Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)
How do counseling and support groups help those couples who are suffering from infertility?
Infertility at any age is a stressful experience, and counseling or support groups can be helpful. The intrusive nature of infertility testing and treatment can make you feel stressed or out of control. Feelings of sadness, anger, blame, guilt, depression and loss are normal and can be overwhelming at times. Discussing your concerns with your partner, medical staff and supportive people in your life is important. It may be helpful to join a support group or see a therapist.
Rabies Update (Dr. A K Gupta)
A vaccinated pet dog is bitten by a rabid animal. What should the owner do?
Ideally, the pet dog should be put to sleep (Euthanasia). The usual method of euthanasia for dogs is by IV injection of either concentrated magnesium sulphate solution or concentrated pentabarbitone.
(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Additional Prof, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS)
Should a cardiologist give a phone consult?
Situation: Should the starting dose of T4 thyroid drug be same for the young and the elderly?
Situation: A patient developed rifampicin toxicity.
Nice people have the most unique character like salt...
Dr KK Aggarwal: kindly participate in diet survey https://docs.google.com/forms/
No man can ever be satisfied with 4 things in life.
Don’t make a mockery of sex, pre marital sex as a proof of marriage. How can you provide a documentary proof? It seems now the courts will also guide us about how many times to use toilets. Utterly rubbish. Vivek, Varanasi
An Inspirational Story
Creative Food Art Portraits
Take a look at an apple tree. There might be five hundred apples on the tree, each with ten seeds. That's a lot of seeds!
Immunoassays detect all except....
Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Supplementation of probiotics has a supportive role in which dermatologic disorder?
Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: B. Atopic dermatitis
Correct answers received from: dr kalpana verma, rajeev ardey, Dr Brijesh soni, dr kanta jain, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Dr. Thakor Hitendrsinh G, DR AVTAR KRISHAN, deepti jain, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai
Answer for 19th June Mind Teaser: C.Lupus anticoagulant
Correct answers received from: deepti jain, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai
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ZOONOSIS – 2013-Conference on Prevention of Diseases
Saturday, 6th July, 9.30 am – 5 pm
Venue: Meeting Room, 1st Floor, A Wing, Dr S P Mukerjee Civic Centre (MCD), Jawaharlal Nehru Marg (Opp Ramlila Ground, Asaf Ali Marg), New Delhi, Entry from Gate 3.
(All About Flu, Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies, Neurocysticercosis, Leptospirosis, Food Allergies etc.)
For Free Registration: Email: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 (email@example.com), Dr Monica Vasudev, Dr MC Gupta, Dr Neelam Mohan (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr Navin Dang, Dr Pawan Gupta(email@example.com), Dr Parveen Bhatia, (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr Prabha Sanghi, Dr Prachi Garg, Rajat Bhatnagar (http://www.isfdistribution.com), Dr. Rajiv Parakh, Dr Sudhir Gupta