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21st December, 2017
Straight from the Heart: IMA Advertisements on Public Health

IMA is a duly registered association of doctors practicing modern system of medicine in all states/UTs of India. IMA has its own Memorandum, Rules and Bye-laws.

One of the objectives of IMA is to promote and advance medical and allied sciences in all their different branches and to promote the improvement of public health and medical education in India. Further, for the attainment of the said object, IMA can publish and circulate journal for the same.

In view of the above objective, IMA had published various advertisements in national newspapers thereby creating awareness among the public at large on various public health topics like Blood Pressure, Hypertension, etc...
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CABG superior to PCI in diabetic patients with multivessel CAD

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Fecal transplant is a safe and effective treatment for recurrent C. difficile infection

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Ectopia cordisis a rare birth defect and affects five per million births globally
Women must take precautions and make certain lifestyle changes to prevent birth defects in babies
New Delhi, 20 December 2017: As per statistics, Ectopia cordis is a rare birth defect and is reported to happen in 5 per one million births globally. About 250 such cases have been reported globally and another 23 cases have been recorded in India. This condition is more common in male infants. Among the various types, abdominal ectopic cordis has a better prognosis while cervical and thoracic ectopia cordis are quite fatal within days.
Ectopia cordis is an extremely rare birth defect in which the heart is abnormally located either partially or totally outside the chest cavity. Normally, the heart is located in the chest cavity in between the lungs. However, in this rare condition,
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