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25th January, 2018
NHRC sends notice to a state-owned hospital over medical negligence

ANI (Jan 22, 2018): This week on Monday, notices to the Chairman of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and the medical superintendent of BHEL hospital in Haridwar were sent by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) after a patient, who was allegedly alive, was declared dead.

The NHRC said in a statement, “By providing appropriate treatment in time, the life of the deceased could have been saved. The inhuman act done by the doctors has violated the right to life and health care of the deceased.” Observing this incident as the worst example of medical negligence by doctors of a state-owned hospital, the NHRC has called for a detailed report within six weeks along with action taken against the accused doctors and relief provided to the family of the deceased..... read more

Top News

WHO updates recommendations on yellow fever vaccination for international travelers to Brazil

International travelers who are going to any area of the state of São Paulo should get vaccinated against yellow fever, according to updated recommendations issued by the World Health Organization (WHO)’s on January 16. Travelers should get the vaccine at least 10 days before traveling. This recommendation takes into account recent yellow fever activity... read more

Practice Updates

Study shows lower survival on nights and weekends in patients of in-hospital cardiac arrest

Survival to discharge in patients who experienced in-hospital cardiac arrest during "off-hours" was an absolute 3.8% lower than patients who arrested during "on-hours," according to a study published January 22, 2018 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.... read more

Struggling to pay house rent may adversely affect health of both children and adults

In a study reported online January 22, 2018 in the journal Pediatrics, one out of every three low-income renter households experienced at least one form of housing instability, with falling behind on rent being the most common issue.... read more

Nivolumab + ipilimumab combination effective in patients of high-risk colorectal cancer

In the largest cohort of DNA mismatch repair-deficient/microsatellite instability-high (DMMR/MSI-H) metastatic colorectal cancer patients treated with an immunotherapy regimen, the combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab demonstrating enhanced clinical benefit and manageable safety,... read more

Depression increases risk of mortality in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement

Analysis of data from the FRAILTY-AVR study published online January 17, 2018 in JAMA Cardiology shows that 326 of 1035 older adults undergoing transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement (31.5%) were found to have depression at baseline and a higher risk of short-term and midterm mortality..... read more

Metformin improves metabolic profiles in PCOS

Metformin improves menstrual cycle regularity and lowers body mass index (BMI), testosterone, and luteinizing hormone (LH) within 6 months of treatment in overweight and normal-weight women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who are normal weight or overweight,... read more

Addition of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy improves survival in stage III ovarian cancer

Among patients with stage III epithelial ovarian cancer, the addition of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) to interval cytoreductive surgery led to longer recurrence-free survival and overall survival compared to surgery alone and did not result in higher rates of side effects.... read more

Recent Updates

Increased leisure-time physical activity associated with lower onset of diabetes in adults.

A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine evaluated the effects of habitual leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) on incident type-2 diabetes in adults..... read more

The Role of Affect and Coping in Diabetes Self-Management in Rural Adults.

A number of diabetic patients have poorly controlled blood sugar levels and remain at risk for serious diabetes complications, despite access to effective diabetes..... read more

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Over 50% of doctors not clearing NEET PG will be without practice if licentiate exam is introduced
New Delhi 24 January 2018: A five and half year medical degree is not enough for doctors to practice as per the thinking of the government. Now it is expected for all MBBS doctors who have passed the exam to give another percentile based licentiate exam based on MCQ to get eligible to practice.
In 2017, The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test - NEET PG of 116388 doc tors who appeared, 44.89% (52249) did not qualify and as per the results of NEET PG 2018 out of 128917 doctors who appeared 49.88% (6435) failed.
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