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2nd December, 2017
Beware of email frauds

We often come across multiple scam activities carried out under the names of organizations such as WMA, IMA, CSI. The frequency and aggressiveness of these scams have increased in recent past and they have become more convincing.

You may receive e-mails informing you that a person you know is stuck somewhere while traveling (money lost, accident, visa problems etc.) and urgently needs cash. Names of WMA/ IMA/CSI or other such names are used as senders to convince you to help or that the person in need is somebody you might actually know.

In a second wave people will call you (!) and urge you to help. The calls are very demanding, the stories sound reasonable. But upon checking, you will find them to be false.

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Top News

India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third, says Health Minister

India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third, and even crossed the malaria mortality targets of 2020. This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the High Level Roundtable on “Accelerating the Elimination of Malaria in the South-East Asia Region” on Wednesday. He further said that with nearly three-fourth of the share of the regional burden, India’s successes have significantly contributed to the reduction of the burden of malaria for the entire South-East Asia region...... read more

Practice Updates
Dynamics in prevalence of Down syndrome in children with congenital heart disease.

A new study published in the European Journal of Pediatrics assessed dynamics in the prevalence of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) and Down syndrome in Germany, in more

Heart rate variability and plasmanephrines in the evaluation of heat acclimatisation status.

A new study published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology aimed to define performance status by serial heat tolerance test (HTT) during structured natural heat adaptation (HA) more

Patient-reported outcomes in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.

A new study published in General Hospital Psychiatry examined the association between optimism and anxiety, depression, and health status at 12-months post implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) more

Association of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I Concentration with Cardiac Outcomes.

A new study published in JAMA evaluated the performance of a cardiac troponin I threshold, of 5 ng/L at presentation, as a risk stratification tool in patients with suspected acute coronary more

69th Annual Conference of CSI 2017 - Updates
  • TAVR is a welcome development, and is a big boon for a large number of patients with clinically significant aortic valve pathologies, which are deemed prohibitive risk for SAVR. read more

OCT: Technique and Image Interpretation
  • OCT started as a research tool, but now is graduating to become an important clinical tool particularly to view the endoluminal structure of the blood vessels. read more

Bariatric surgery for prevention of CVD & diabetes
  • Obesity is associated with increased total and CV mortality due to accelerated atherosclerosis.
  • Structural changes in the heart including concentric LV hypertrophy and left atrial read more

Developing an appropriate STEMI system of care in India: The STEMI India model
  • The STEMI India model for STEMI management combines the two reperfusion strategies of primary PCI and pharmacoinvasive treatment to build a hub and spoke more

Rapid fire session: Major trials with major impact COMPASS trial
  • Rivaroxaban 2.5 mg bid + aspirin 100 mg od: Reduces CV death, stroke, MI; increases major bleeding without a significant increase in fatal, intracranial or critical organ bleeding and provides a net clinical benefit read more
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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: : The Chinese Farmer
Inspirational Story 2: A mountain of dirt
Even those with HIV/AIDS have the right to good health
More efforts are needed to combat this disease entirely by 2030
New Delhi, 01 December 2017: By the end of last year, there were 2.1 million people living with HIV, with new infections falling to 80,000 in 2016 from 150,000 in 2005. Of these, 9,100 infected were children under age 15 years. Although there has been a registered 20% annual decline in new infections over the past few years, more efforts are required to completely combat the disease by the year 2030. There is a need to create awareness about the fact that everyone with AIDS must be accorded treatment at the right time to help them achieve good health.
This year, the theme for World AIDS Day is “Right to Health”. The WHO will highlight the need for all 36.7 million people living with the condition, to reach the goal of universal health coverage by 2030.HIV is a condition which targets the immune system and weakens people’s defence systems against infections and some types of cancer. The virus destroys and impairs the function of immune cells, thus gradually making infected individuals become immunodeficient.
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