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31st December, 2017
WHO to include 'gaming disorder' in its list of mental health conditions
  1. Healthy fats and healthy carbs: Just as there are "good carbs" and "bad carbs," there are good fats and bad fats. Saturated fat, trans fats, and cholesterol are the bad guys. Good fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated.
  2. Do you know? In pleural effusion, 75 mL of fluid is needed to obliterate the posterior costophrenic sulcus; 175 mL to obscure the lateral costophrenic sulcus; 500 mL to obscure the diaphragmatic contour on an upright chest radiograph but on decubitus radiographs, less than 10 mL (as little as 2 mL) can be identified. If pleural effusion reaches the level of the fourth anterior rib, 1000 mL of fluid is present.
  3. Useful tip in diabetes management: Dividing 1500 with the total daily insulin dose will give one the change in blood sugar levels with one unit of insulin and if you divide 500 with total daily dose of insulin and it will give one the grams of carbohydrates required to neutralize none unit of insulin.... read more

An Open Letter to the Prime Minister

Observations on the National Medical Commission Bill 2017

Composition of the National Medical Commission

It is a three tier composition: a) As per section (4) of the Bill, Composition of the National Medical Commission, which will have an effective membership of 25, of which only 5 members (Part Time) will be elected. b) As per section (11) of the Bill, Composition of an Advisory Body to be known as the Medical Advisory Council. Totally Medical Advisory Council shall consist of about 60 members. ..... read more

Top News

The Revised National TB Control Programme: Elimination of TB by 2025

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, the Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated that as per the Global TB Report 2015, the targets for Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for India has been achieved. The Ministry has targeted 2025 for the elimination of TB. As per the Global TB Report 2017, the incidence of TB has reduced from 217 per lakh per year in 2015 to 211 per lakh per year in 2016 and mortality has reduced from 36 per lakh per year in 2015 to 32 per lakh per year in 2016... read more

Practice Updates
Autoimmunity suggested as a possible cause of post-chikungunya arthritis

A cross-sectional analysis of chikungunya arthritis patients 22 months after the infection has demonstrated no detectable viral persistence in synovial fluid. The study published online December 20, 2017 in more

Early-onset type 2 diabetes is 'not a benign condition', says study

Results from the DD2 study published December 11, 2017 in Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews show an increasing prevalence of clinical and behavioral risk factors such as severe obesity, hyperlipidemia, low-grade inflammation, more

Surgeons at high risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders

According to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online December 27, 2017 in JAMA Surgery, surgeons and medical interventionalists are at high risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, degenerative spine disease, more

Higher preoperative HDL-C protects against AKI after heart surgery

New research published December 9, 2017 in Journal of the American Heart Association says that a higher preoperative HDL cholesterol concentration was associated with lower incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac more

Study links hydrochlorothiazide with skin cancer

A study published online December 3, 2017 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology has suggested an increased risk of non melanoma skin cancer. With the highest cumulative hydrochlorothiazide exposure - approximately 24 years of daily more

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Medicolegal Corner
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A. Maintain NGT to intermittent suction
B. Assess gag reflex prior to administration of fluids
C. Assess for pain and medicate as ordered
D. Measure abdominal girth every 4 hours
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: : Determining Your True Path
Inspirational Story 2: Promise Yourself
Certain foods can exacerbate fibroid symptoms
Treatment for fibroids depends on the symptoms, the size and location of the fibroids, age, and other factors
New Delhi, 30 December 2017: As per a recent study, women with a common form of hair loss, are at an increased risk of developing non-cancerous tumors that grow along or within the walls of the uterus (uterine leiomyomas, or fibroids). There is a five-fold increased risk of uterine fibroids in women with Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA). CCCA is the most common form of permanent alopecia or baldness especially in women of African origin.
A uterine fibroid is the most common benign (not cancerous) tumor of a woman's uterus (womb). Fibroids are tumors of the smooth muscle found in the wall of the uterus.
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