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4th April 2018
Parasympathetic yoga postures help in prostate cancer

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Yoga can reduce the emotional and physical fatigue brought on by cancer treatment. In 2017, scientists reported for the first time that this is also true specifically for men undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.

Men who took a yoga class twice a week during prostate cancer radiation treatment reported less fatigue, fewer sexual side effects, and better urinary functioning than men who did not.

The research team enrolled 50 men aged 53 to 85 years, who were diagnosed with early or advanced nonmetastatic prostate cancer. Of them, 22 were assigned to yoga classes and the rest did not participate in yoga. All the men received scheduled radiation treatments; 29 of them were also on hormonal therapy, and 19 had been treated previously with surgery...... read more

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Women and girls with autism must be empowered to overcome discrimination, says UN

On World Autism Awareness Day, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has joined the global call to empower women and girls with autism and involve them and their advocates in policy and decision-making to address the challenges they face… Emphasizing that “our work for gender equality and women’s empowerment must reach all the world’s women and girls,” he stressed that the international community’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) must uphold the 2030 Agenda’s core promise to leave no one behind...... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr K K Aggarwal 3rd April 2018

1. Heat wave: maximum temp of a station > 40°C for Plains, >37°C for coastal stations & > 30°C for Hilly regions. Departure from normal > 4.5°C or temp > 45 heat wave >6.4°or > 47 C severe Heat Wave at least in 2 stations in a Meteorological subdivision for > 2 consecutive days.
2. Under the influence of approaching Western Disturbance, there is possibility of rise in Relative humidity over northwest India from 05 April 2018, as a result heat wave would abate over West Rajasthan..... read more

Practice Updates

High blood pressure before pregnancy may increase abortion risk

High blood pressure before pregnancy and early in pregnancy may increase the risk of abortion, even in the absence of a diagnosis of hypertension, according to new study published April 2, 2018 in the journal Hypertension. Every 10-point increase in diastolic BP was associated with an 18% increased risk of miscarriage..... read more

BASILICA technique reduces chances of coronary artery obstruction during TAVR

Bioprosthetic Aortic Scallop Intentional Laceration to prevent Iatrogenic Coronary Artery obstruction (BASILICA) is a new technique developed by researchers to prevent coronary artery obstruction during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in elderly or frail patients. .... read more

Residential environment affects the ability to achieve glycemic control in patients with diabetes

A study published April 2, 2018 in the American Journal of Epidemiology has shown that the neighborhood food, built and economic environment where you live influence the ability to achieve glycemic control. Areas with greater resources to support healthy eating and physical activity, and a high socioeconomic environment are associated with improved glycemic.... read more

ADT + docetaxel/abiraterone improves survival in metastatic prostate cancer

Androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) plus docetaxel or abiraterone in newly diagnosed metastatic non-castrate prostate cancer improves overall survival in men with newly diagnosed metastatic noncastration-resistant prostate cancer, according to a new guideline from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) published online before print April 2, 2018.... read more

Benefits of capillary glucose monitoring systems outweigh the risks despite erroneous results

A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee says that the benefits of blood glucose monitoring systems that use capillary samples may outweigh risks for any adverse events due to an error in the result, despite chances of erroneous results as compared to the results obtained with arterial or venous samples..... read more

Use of acid-suppressants or antibiotics during infancy increases risk of allergic disease

Exposure to acid-suppressive medications (histamine-2 receptor antagonist, proton pump inhibitor) or antibiotics in the first 6 months of life may increase risk of subsequent development of allergic disease, suggests a new study published online April 2, 2018 in JAMA Pediatrics..... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
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HCFI urges Minister Hegde to reconsider submission of document favoring health benefits of areca nut
Areca nut or betel quid chewing is a strong contributing factor for oral cancer
New Delhi, 03rd April 2018: In a recent development, the Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anantkumar Hegde will be meeting the Union Health Minister to submit documents that support the medicinal properties of arecanut. The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI), however, has come out in strong opposition of such a submission as chewing areca nut or betel quid is linked to many cancers.

Betel nut chewing, which is widespread in certain regions of Asia, is an independent risk factor for the development of squamous cell head and neck cancer.

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