Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. An acute cardiac event can be prevented by effective management of risk factors including dyslipidemia, which is a major risk factor for initiation and progression of the atherosclerotic process and thereby to cardiovascular events. Hence, managing the dyslipidemia-related cardiovascular risk in these patients is important for secondary prevention of CAD.
Major professional cardiology and endocrinology associations have issued guidelines on management of dyslipidemia, which differ in their approaches in managing lipids in these patients regarding assessment of risk, lipid goals and targets and pharmacological treatment....read more
Yes, there’s a special personal loan just for doctors by Bajaj Finserv, which makes getting financing easier, quicker and more convenient. Specialised personal loans for doctors allow general physicians, specialists, homoeopaths and dentists to get a loan with ease and without ..... read more
In view of the rising number of cases and reported deaths due to Nipah Virus in Kozhikode, Kerala, Shri JP Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has assured all support to the Kerala Government and has directed a multi-disciplinary Central team... read more
Public Health: MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congo began administering an experimental Ebola vaccine to medical staff in the northwestern city of Mbandaka on Monday to tackle an outbreak of the virus believed to have killed 26 people since early April. ... read more
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will advise families to choose the inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) when they vaccinate their children this fall. The decision was made by the AAP Board of Directors after reviewing data on the effectiveness of the flu shot compared with the nasal spray flu .... read more
Gestational diabetes may predispose women to early-stage kidney damage, a precursor to chronic kidney disease, according to a study published May 21, 2018 in Diabetes Care. Women who had gestational diabetes were more likely to have a high glomerular filtration rate (GFR)..... read more
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Doptelet (avatrombopag) tablets to treat low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia) in adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo a medical or dental procedure. This is the first drug approved by the FDA for this use. .... read more
A study presented at the American Thoracic Society annual meeting in San Diego has shown that all-night continuous-positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment reduces 24-hour resting heart rate in patients with prediabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) thereby reducing their cardiovascular risk..... read more
Extrahepatic manifestations of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection improve or resolve after patients achieve sustained virological response (SVR), resulting in a 56% reduction in extrahepatic mortality as reported in a study published online April 27, 2018 in the journal Gut..... read more
Microvascular changes in the retina detected by using noninvasive optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography align well with imaging and biomarker evidence of preclinical Alzheimer's disease, suggests a new study presented April 23, 2018 at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2018 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. These patients had a significantly increased size of the foveal avascular zone...... read more
Environmental factors can also trigger lung cancer Increasingly, more number of youngsters are being diagnosed with this condition, even if they are non-smokers
New Delhi, 22 May 2018: As per findings by a team of Indian and British scientists, nanoparticles derived from tea leaves can inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them. Tea leaves contain many compounds including polyphenols, amino acids, vitamins, and antioxidants. The study found that quantum dots produced from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells.
While smoking and tobacco consumption are two main causes for lung cancer, there are other factors at play as well. The percentage of non-smoking lung cancer patients has gone up to 20% in recent times according to statistics and this can be attributed to the increasing pollution levels.