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30th May 2019

Pharm D degree holders can use 'Dr' prefix

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) has said that the candidates getting the Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm D) from recognized universities will be authorized to use the 'Dr' prefix reports TOI.

In a letter issued to director of board of examination and evaluation of Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, the registrar-cum-secretary of PCI Archana Mudgal has informed that the university should use the prefix 'Dr' before the names of the candidates while awarding the degree certificates to those who clear Pharm D course.....read more

E coli from flour and crypto from recreational pools

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

USA: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that 17 people in eight states have been sickened with a strain of E. coli. The reports of the illness started on December 11, 2018, to April 18, 2019 and affected people ages 7 to 86. Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates flour is a likely source of this outbreak.

Symptoms of E. coli can vary in people, but often include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting, according to the CDC. Most people get better within 5 to 7 days and sustain a mild infection, but others can be severe or life-threatening. Some people with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infection may get a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome....read more

Practice Updates

World Medical Association Welcomes Decision on Burnout

The World Medical Association has given a warm welcome to the decision by the World Health Assembly to classify work related burnout as a problem that influences health status and to include it in the new version of the international code of diseases. WMA President Dr. Leonid Eidelman said, 'For too long burnout among physicians has been largely ignored..... read more

World Health Assembly Resolution on Access to Medicines

The World Health Assembly adopted a resolution on improving the transparency of markets for medicines, vaccines and other health products in an effort to expand access. The resolution urges Member States to enhance public sharing of information on actual prices paid by governments and other buyers for health products, and greater transparency on pharmaceutical patents,.... read more

DR Congo: Strengthened effort against Ebola is paying off, but insecurity still major constraint

Although the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to make headway thanks to the determination of health workers on the ground, insecurity is still hampering the response, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. This has led the UN to establish a new coordination structure in the hopes that access to at-risk areas can be improved.... read more

Transgender people are not mentally ill, the WHO decrees

The term the World Health Organization uses to describe transgender people -- "gender incongruence" -- is being moved to the panel's sexual health chapter from its mental disorders chapter, the WHO's legislative body has voted. The new classification is expected to improve social acceptance among transgender people while still making important health resources available, ... read more

FDA Okays Smartphone-Controlled Wearable for Migraine Pain

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a noninvasive neuromodulation device (Nerivio Migra, Theranica) for the relief of acute migraine pain. Nerivio Migra is a "first-in-category product," according to the company. It is worn on the upper arm and uses smartphone-controlled electronic pulses to relieve migraine through conditioned pain modulation... read more

Fasting Before CV Labs?

Fasting generally doesn't impact lipid levels, and taking a lipid panel soon after eating does not appear to misclassify cardiovascular risk, according to a post hoc analysis of the ASCOT trial. The associations between lipid levels and coronary events broadly stayed the same between fasting and nonfasting samples from the same individuals, reported investigators led by... read more

Medical Voice

Overtraining syndrome vs Burnout

OTS is a complex clinical disorder identified in the athletic population that represents a maladaptive response to training. OTS has also been described in sports that rely on power and anaerobic performance.

Members of occupations requiring intensive physical training in combination with other biologic, psychologic, and social stressors (eg, firemen, police officers, military personnel) may suffer from OTS..... read more

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Be careful of contaminated food and water in summer: HCFI
Bacteria and their toxins are the most common cause of infections
New Delhi, 29th May 2019: With the temperature hovering around 40 degrees Celsius in north India, cases of gastrointestinal diseases are on the rise. Bacteria causing these infections thrive in higher temperatures and they can be acquired through various sources, such as food, water and direct exposure to fecal waste. Awareness needs to be raised on the fact that the best way to prevent bacterial infections is to maintain good hygiene and be safe while eating or drinking anything.

Food and water-borne illnesses are caused by eating contaminated food or drinking unsafe water.

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