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3rd January, 2018
National Medical Commission: Thank you for the solidarity shown: Strike called off

Why IMA opposed the Bill

  • It’s not National as it does not represent all states. Vice chancellors are appointed by Governors and not states.
  • It's not Medical as it mixes Ayush with modern medicine. Combining Ayush with modern medicine will be a trial and therefore Ayush doctors will leave Ayush, and Ayush mixed with modern medicine will be a potential threat to patients.
  • It's not a Commission as it has no provision for developmental grant.
  • It's not Representative as there is no representation of doctors from every state.... read more
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Health Secretary launches the Allied Health Professionals Database Portal

Ms. Preeti Sudan, Secretary, Health and Family Welfare launched the Allied and Healthcare Professionals’ database portal, as part of Ministry’s commitment to ensure better systems and frameworks for the healthcare workforce in the country. Speaking at the launch, she said that this portal is a provisional measure taken by the Ministry to track and reach out to all the allied and healthcare professionals in the country till such a time that a statutory body is established. More than 3000 professionals have already registered on the portal during the testing phase... read more

Practice Updates
Risk-based screening for lung cancer detects cases more early

Findings of a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggest that screening for lung cancer based on individual risk can save more lives than following current recommendations by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), recommends annual lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (CT) for persons aged 55 to 80 years more

Atraumatic needles safer and more effective than convention needles for lumbar puncture

Atraumatic lumbar puncture needles are safe and effective, and also cause fewer returns to the hospital for additional treatment, according to findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis reported online December 6, 2017 in The more

Once-daily glucocorticoid treatment improves QOL in patients with adrenal insufficiency

A study reported online December 8, 2017 in The Lancet Diabetes-Endocrinology suggests that a once-daily, modified-release glucocorticoid regimen may reduce the recurrent infections and metabolic effects that can occur with multiple daily doses in patients with adrenal insufficiency and improve their quality of life (QOL) more

Perioperative gabapentin administration may help patients discontinue opioids post-surgery

Seventy-two hours of perioperative gabapentin use may promote opioid cessation after surgery and decrease the duration of postoperative opioid use although no significant difference was found in time to pain cessation. These findings from a single center study are published online December 13, 2017 in JAMA more

Study shows efficacy of CAR T-cell therapy in refractory large B-cell lymphoma

In a multicenter study published December 28, 2017 in the New England Journal of Medicine, patients with refractory large B-cell lymphoma who received CAR T-cell therapy with axicabtagene ciloleucel had high levels of durable response, more

Hyperuricemia predicts progression of prehypertension to hypertension

Increased serum uric acid is a strong risk marker for developing hypertension from prehypertension. In a study reported in the journal Hypertension, the cumulative incidence of hypertension in patients with hyperuricemia was significantly higher than those without hyperuricemia; more

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Cervical cancer can be cured with timely detection
Importance of adequate protection during sexual intercourse should be emphasized
New Delhi, 02 January 2018: Recent statistics indicate that cervical cancer has emerged as the second most common cause of cancer deaths among Indian women aged between 15 and 44 years. On average, India reports about 122,000 new cases of cervical cancer annually, with about 67,500 women succumbing to the disease, accounting for 11.1% of total deaths related to cancer. What exacerbates the condition is that only about 3.1% of the women get screened for this condition in the country, leaving many others vulnerable to it.
Cervical cancer affects the lining of the cervix, which is the lower part of the uterus. The cells lining the cervix comprises of two types, the squamous or flat cells and the columnar cells. The region in the cervix where there is a transition from one cell type to another is called the squamo-columnar junction. This is the area that is most prone to develop cancer.
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