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24th January, 2018
Age 10-24 years proposed as the new definition of adolescence

An article published January 17, 2018 in the journal Lancet Child & Adolescent Health has said that “rather than age 10–19 years, a definition of 10–24 years corresponds more closely to adolescent growth and popular understandings of this life phase”.

This new definition reflects the changing patterns, both biologically as well as socially, because of lifestyle changes. The earlier occurrence of puberty has hastened the onset of adolescence. Parallel to this, the delayed timing of social role transitions, including completion of education, marriage and parenthood have shifted the perception of the age when transition to adulthood takes place. Today young people are getting married and having children much later. They are also becoming more economically independent later than ever. "Although many adult legal privileges start at age 18 years, the adoption of adult roles and responsibilities generally occurs later.".... read more

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ADR monitoring centers to form causality assessment committee

The Union health ministry has asked adverse drug reaction monitoring centres (AMCs) across the country to establish causality assessment committee in each of the 250 AMCs with the aim to bring clarity on Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI) towards patient safety, as reported in Pharmabiz. ... read more

Practice Updates

Persistent hyperparathyroidism is a risk factor for long-term graft failure

According to a new study published in the journal Surgery, persistent hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) after a successful kidney transplant increases the long-term risk of death-censored graft failure defined as return to dialysis.... read more

Endothelial cells may contribute to formation of new vessels compensating for inadequate blood supply

Endothelial cells have the capacity to clonally expand and contribute to the development of new vessels due to inadequate blood supply to the heart, known as ischemia, according to a study in mice published January 22, 2018 in the journal Circulation Research.... read more

Dietary fiber protects against obesity and metabolic syndrome

Fermentable fiber inulin restored gut health and protected mice against metabolic syndrome induced by a high-fat diet by restoring gut microbiota levels, increasing the production of intestinal epithelial cells and restoring expression of the protein ... read more

Combination chemotherapy may significantly improve treatment for deadly brain tumor

Adding the chemotherapy drug hydroxyurea to the current chemotherapy protocol for glioblastoma significantly increased survival in animal models in a study published January 22, 2018 in the journal Neuro-Oncology.... read more

Antithyroid drugs given in first trimester increase risk for congenital malformations

Women who received antithyroid drugs (methimazole and propylthiouracil), for Graves’ disease during the first trimester of pregnancy are at increased risk of their infants being born with congenital malformations, suggests a study published online January 23, 2018... read more

Urinalysis highly sensitive and specific test to diagnose UTI in febrile infants

Analysis of data from a prospective study published online January 16, 2018 suggest that urinalysis is a highly sensitive and specific test to diagnose urinary tract infection (UTI) especially with =50 000 CFUs/mL, and particularly... read more

Recent Updates

Effect of vitamin D supplementation on serum sclerostin levels in chronic kidney disease.

A new study published in The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology analyzed sclerostin – an important messenger in interaction between bone-vascular axis.... read more

C-terminal region of alkaline phosphatase associated with benign familial hyperphosphatasemia.

The aim of a new study published in the Journal of Medical Genetics was to elucidate the molecular mechanism in benign familial hyperphosphatasemia. Here, ALPI gene sequencing and.... read more

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Heart diseases are not just a man’s problem
Women also succumb to this silent killer, a condition further exacerbated by a sedentary culture and processed food
While heart disease has almost always been considered a man’s problem, statistics from the last two decades indicate otherwise. There has been a steady rise in the incidence of heart problems in women, especially those in the reproductive age. As per a recent study, women who start menstruating at 11 years or before, or those who entered menopause before the age of 47 were at a higher risk of heart disease and stroke.
A low level of estrogen due to changing lifestyles and other co-morbid conditions is among the key reasons for younger women developing cardiovascular diseases in India.
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