|22nd June 2013, Saturday|
From the Desk of Editor in Chief
AMA Declares Obesity a Disease
Although policies adopted by AMA have no legal standing, decisions are often referenced in influencing governmental bodies. This decision could have implications for provider reimbursement, public policy, patient stigma, and International Classification of Diseases coding.
Breaking News: New SARS like illness in Middle East
Advisory Consider the possibility of MERS-CoV infection in travelers with fever, cough, shortness of breath, or breathing difficulties, or other symptoms suggesting an infection, and with a recent history of travel in the Middle East.
Dakshinayana is the start of negative state of mind
Uttarayana and Dakshinayana are not only time periods mentioned in the Vedic literature but also the state of minds. Uttarayana means a period for a positive state of mind and Dakshinayana a period for relatively negative state of mind. ...Read More
White rice as risky as white bread in causing diabetes
Facts about sexual abuse
Smoking leads to cardiovascular ageing
Checklist for a doctor’s consultation
News Around The Globe
For women ages 21 to 24 years with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US) or ........Read More
Using the glycemic index
Choose foods in the low GI category instead of those in the high GI category. .... Read More
The novel coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East is eerily similar to SARS, according to an expert who was part of a .... Read More
The case of Mukhtiar Chand Vs. State of Punjab (AIR 19999 SC 468) (Anil. K.G. Advocate)
This is a case wherein a person possessing a degree of integrated medicine which is a combination of Indian Read More
Question: I am 45 year old single mom of 10 year old girl, husband passed away 6 years back. My problem is after Read More
New endpoints proposed for chemotherapy in ovarian cancer
Quality of life (QoL) and symptom benefit should be accepted by clinicians and regulators as additional coprimary endpoints in clinical trials of chemotherapies for platinum-resistant and refractory ovarian cancer, according to a group of experts. (Source: Medscape)
Serial MRI helps manage iron overload
A series of MRI exams over time is central to early identification and treatment of cardiac iron overload in patients with beta-thalassemia major, according to a consensus statement from the American Heart Association. (Source: Medpage Today)
New contrast agent enables earlier diagnosis in Parkinson's
When the contrast agent ioflupane I 123 with iodine (DaTscan, GE Healthcare) is used with single-photon emission computed tomography(SPECT) to diagnose early-stage Parkinson's disease, it performs as well as clinical assessment at 1-year follow-up, according to a new study. The method could improve the diagnosis of early-stage disease and help ensure that patients get put on the right therapeutic regimen from the outset. (Source: Medscape)
Minimizing joint spacing crucial in RA
Combination therapy that inhibited narrowing of joint spaces in early rheumatoid arthritis was linked to less physical disability and patients' continuing employment, a post-hoc analysis of a randomized trial found. (Source: Medpage Today)
Valvular Heart Disease Update
When should surgery be avoided in chronic mitral regurgitation?
Infertility Update (Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)
What is gamete donation?
When a couple is unable to get pregnant on their own, sometimes they use a donor’s egg or sperm. This is called "gamete donation". When a child is conceived this way, the parents must decide whether to tell their child or keep this information private.
Rabies Update (Dr. A K Gupta)
What is important for the success of Animal Birth Control (ABC) program?
The success of this program hinges on the sterilization of 70% of the strays in a given geographic area within 6 months, before the next reproductive cycle begins; otherwise the entire effort is negated.
(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Additional Prof, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS)
How should an opinion be given on email?
Situation: After starting treatment how long does it take for symptoms to start improving?
Situation: A patient with uncomplicated gonorrhea comes to hospital for treatment.
A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all. Friedrich Nietzsche
Dr KK Aggarwal: Carbohydrates substitute to saturated fat not the answer http://bit.ly/14JxRjo #Health
Namasteji, with due respects i don't agree a 3 yr MBBS is the answer we need to motivate our young doctors to have some dedication towards rural India that is an important part of their dharma as an Indian and as a doctor trained at the expense of the population with respects for your great work. yognat
An Inspirational Story
Peace of mind
Once Buddha was walking from one town to another town with a few of his followers. This was in the initial days. While they were travelling, they happened to pass a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, I am thirsty. Do get me some water from that lake there.
The ideal relationship between the proportion of omega-6 and omega -3 fatty acid in the diet of a patient with acne is ...
Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Immunoassays detect all except....
Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: A. Lupus anticoagulant
Correct answers received from: Dr Kanta jain, Dr. Bharat Bhushan Aggarwal, DrGajveer, Dr.K.Raju, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, DR AVTAR KRISHAN, Dr chandresh Jardosh, Sudipto Samaddar, daivadheenam, DR SANTHAKUMARI, DR AYYAVOO ERODE, .
Answer for 19th June Mind Teaser: B. Atopic dermatitis
Correct answers received from: Sudipto Samaddar, Dr. Ashok K. Ghosh, DR AYYAVOO ERODE
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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