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4th June 2018
Newcastle disease outbreak in peacocks in Haryana

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Twenty-two peacocks in Bhondsi, Haryana have died in the last fortnight reportedly due to Newcastle Disease. The Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly has established the presence of the Newcastle disease virus in the infected birds following which an outbreak of Virulent Newcastle Disease among peacocks has been confirmed by authorities, reported the TOI on Saturday.

Here are 10 salient points about Newcastle disease.

  1. Newcastle disease is a highly contagious and fatal zoonotic viral disease of domestic poultry, cage and aviary birds and wild birds.
  2. It is caused by the Newcastle virus, a paramyxovirus, which is antigenically distinct from any of the human paramyxoviruses. .... read more
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Top News

Health Ministry to immunize healthcare workers with Hepatitis B vaccine

The Health Ministry has taken a decision to vaccinate all healthcare workers who are at an increased risk of acquiring Hepatitis-B infection such as those involved in conducting deliveries, giving injections and exposed to blood or blood products.... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 4th June

Clinical : The Kerala government on Saturdaydecided to postpone the re-opening of educational institutions in Kozhikode district to 12 June, besides deferring all examinations, except those conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).... read more

Practice Updates

A new combination drug for patients with osteoarthritis and high BP

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a combination of amlodipine besylate and the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) celecoxib (Consensi, Kitov Pharma) for individuals with osteoarthritis pain and hypertension..... read more


Abiraterone more effective in black men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

Abiraterone may be more effective - greater and longer lasting response - in black men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer than in white men, suggest findings of a study presented at the ongoing 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology .... read more


Study shows association of hidradenitis suppurativa and risk of Crohn's disease

According to a study published online May 23, 2018 in JAMA Dermatology, patients with hidradenitis suppurativa are at a greater risk of Crohn's disease. In the study, Crohn’s disease was found in 2% of patients with hidradenitis suppurativa... read more


Baricitinib gets FDA nod for rheumatoid arthritis

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved baricitinib (Olumiant, Eli Lilly and Company and Incyte Corporation) 2-mg tablets for the treatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adults who have not responded.... read more


Oral methylene blue tablet used during colonoscopy improves detection of precancerous and cancerous lesions

Ingestion of a tablet of delayed-release methylene blue during bowel prep for colonoscopy increased detection rate of adenoma by almost 9%, according to a study to be presented at the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2018 in Washington, DC...... read more

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Anemia in pregnancy is a major cause of mortality in Indian women
Diet rich in nutrients and taking supplements appropriately can help prevent complications
 
New Delhi, June 3, 2018: As per a global report, about 48.1% of women in the reproductive age in India are anemic. This percentage is only few notches lower than that in the West African nations of Guinea and Nigeria. Reports also indicate that about 45% of the pregnant women in India were found to be anemic in 2016. As per the IMA, anemia in pregnancy in one of the top causes of maternal mortality in India and an issue that needs urgent action.

There are three types of anemia that can develop in a pregnant woman: iron-deficiency, folate deficiency, and Vitamin B 12 deficiency anemia. While it is normal to have mild anemia during pregnancy,

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