WMA issues revised guidelines on genetic testing
Revised guidelines on the use of genetics and genetic testing in health care have been published by the World Medical Association.
The guidelines say that genetic testing should be done for the benefit of the patient. The document highlights patient autonomy and preferences,... read more
Air pollution: Delhi govt issues health advisory
New Delhi: The Delhi government issued a health advisory on Sunday in view of the severe air pollution in the city and asked people to avoid outdoor activities as much as possible, especially during the morning and late evening hours.... read more
CBT More Cost Effective than Meds in the Long Run?
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for major depression appears to be slightly more cost effective than treatment with second-generation antidepressants (SGAs) in the long run and shows equivalent, or even superior, efficacy.... read more
Subcostal TAP Block May Relieve Chronic Pancreatitis Pain
Subcostal transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block with depot steroids provides durable pain relief in many patients with abdominal pain secondary to chronic pancreatitis, reveals an observational study.
All 38 patients who successfully received subcostal TAP block reported a numb upper abdomen... read more
Physical activity protects against cognitive impairment in rheumatoid arthritis patients
Physical activity appeared to be protective against the development of cognitive impairments among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a prospective cohort study found. Among patients with RA who met the 2008 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services physical activity guidelines,... read more