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6th December, 2017
Straight from the Heart: Ethics, trademarks and tie ups

IMA has done the following in the field of ethics, trademarks and tie ups.

Trade Marks

  • IMA now has a Registered Copyright for ‘Doctor Emblem’ for MBBS doctors (No 12769/2017-CO/A).
  • IMA now has a Registered Trademark for ‘IMA’ Name in Class 44 (Number 3329977)
  • IMA got Registered Trade Mark for IMA Logo in Class 35 (Number 3329979)
  • IMA got Registered Copyright for IMA Logo (No 12770/2017-CO/A)
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Top News

India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third, says Health Minister

India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third, and even crossed the malaria mortality targets of 2020. This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the High Level Roundtable on “Accelerating the Elimination of Malaria in the South-East Asia Region” on Wednesday. He further said that with nearly three-fourth of the share of the regional burden, India’s successes have significantly contributed to the reduction of the burden of malaria for the entire South-East Asia region...... read more

Practice Updates
Higher risk of dying due to heart cell damage without any symptoms occurs during or after non-heart surgery

Surgery that does not involve the heart may cause damage to the heart, perioperative myocardial injury, in people with known or at high risk of developing heart disease and was associated with a 6-times increased risk of death within 30 days after surgery, according to new research published in the journal more

First once-monthly buprenorphine injection for opioid use disorder

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Sublocade, the first once-monthly injectable buprenorphine product for the treatment of moderate-to-severe opioid use disorder (OUD) in adult patients who have initiated treatment with a transmucosal (absorbed through mucus membrane) buprenorphine-containing more

PET identifies which prostate cancer patients can benefit from salvage radiation treatment

According to a study published December 4, 2017 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, PET scans can identify prostate cancer patients, who have rising PSA levels even after radical prostatectomy, would benefit from salvage radiation more

Spinal cord stimulation relieves pain in diabetic polyneuropathy

Spinal cord stimulation successfully reduces chronic pain symptoms in the lower extremities of patients with painful diabetic polyneuropathy up to 5 years after initiation of treatment, as per results from a 5-year prospective study published online November 6, 2017 in Diabetes Care. About 80% of patients were 80% were still using their device after 5 more

NIH launches HIV prevention trial of long-acting injectable medication

The first large-scale NIH sponsored clinical trial ‘HPTN 084’ of a long-acting injectable medication for HIV prevention in sexually active women has begun. The study in southern and eastern Africa will examine whether a long-acting form of the investigational anti-HIV drug cabotegravir injected once every eight weeks can safely protect women at risk for HIV more

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Smartphones can cause depression and other health hazards
The blue light emitted from screens can affect a person’s sleep cycle
New Delhi, 05 December 2017: Prolonged use of smartphones may significantly increase the risk of depression, anxiety and insomnia among teenagers, as per recent findings. The findings indicate that there may be an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to devices and the internet.(1) The motivation for going online is an important factor in relating technology usage to depression and anxiety.
While people are concerned about cancer, which remains a controversial issue, there are other future health problems caused by use of smart phones. Prolonged use of mobile phone can also cause neck pain, dry eyes, computer vision syndrome, and insomnia.
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