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6th January, 2018
Can a physician delegate the informed consent process?
  • • Surgeons and medical interventionalists are at high risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, with rates comparable to construction workers, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online December 27 in JAMA Surgery. Pooled crude prevalence estimates showed that the most common work-related musculoskeletal disorder was degenerative lumbar spine disease, with an overall career prevalence of 19% (95% confidence interval (CI), 13% - 27%).
  • Modifiable biologic, neighborhood, psychosocial, socioeconomic, and behavioral risk factors may explain most of the approximately two-fold higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes in blacks vs whites, researchers report in the December 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. read more
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First online oncology tutorial series in the country

New Delhi, Jan 4 (PTI) Aimed at training doctors in early detection and prevention of various types of cancer, the health ministry today launched the country's first online oncology tutorial series designed by the Tata Memorial Centre. This is part of a national programme that will be rolled out across the country by Tata Memorial Centre in collaboration with state governments.... read more


Govt launches Swachh Survekshan 2018

New Delhi, Jan 4 ( PTI) The government has announced the launch of cleanliness survey for this year as part of Swachh Bharat Mission to be conducted from January to March. The Swachh Survekshan 2018 will rank 500 cities on national level which have more than 1 lakh population, while 3,541 cities with less than 1 lakh population will have State and Regional ranking, according to an official release.... read more

Practice Updates
Common birth control shot linked to risk of HIV infection

Using alternative contraception methods in place of depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) could help protect women in Sub-Saharan Africa and other high-risk regions from becoming infected with HIV, according to a research review published January 4, 2018 in the journal Endocrine Reviews....read more


Glomerular hyperfiltration foretells adverse cardiovascular outcomes

Glomerular hyperfiltration is a strong and independent predictor of cardiovascular events, suggests a study of predominantly hypertensive individuals reported in the January 2018 issue of the journal Kidney International....read more


ACOG position statement on decriminalization of self-induced abortion

A new position statement “Decriminalization of Self-Induced Abortion” from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) says that criminalization of self-induced abortion intimidates and shames women unnecessarily....read more


Advanced MRI can detect placental perfusion abnormalities in pregnancies complicated by fetal CHD

In pregnancies complicated by fetal congenital heart disease (CHD), global placental perfusion was found to be significantly decreased with the use of velocity-selective arterial spin labeling (VSASL), a powerful MRI technique, and regional variation of placental perfusion significantly increased as pregnancies progressed,...read more


People who sleep less than 8 hours are at risk of depression

Sleeping less than the recommended eight hours a night is associated with intrusive, repetitive thoughts like those seen in anxiety or depression and difficulty in shifting one's attention away from negative information,...read more


Eating more takeaway meals increases future risk of heart disease

More frequent consumption of takeaway meals, once a week or more, in children was associated with unhealthy dietary nutrient intake patterns and potentially with adverse longer term consequences for obesity and coronary heart disease risk including type 2 diabetes,...read more

 
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Now blood donors can avail official leave on the day of donation
India faces a shortage of 10% relative to its blood requirements
 
New Delhi, 05 January 2017: The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI), which is celebrating 25 years of Perfect Health Mela this year, lauded the order from DoPT approving 4 days special casual leave each year for blood donation or apheresis donation at any licensed blood bank for all Central Government employees. The aim is towards ushering in 100% voluntary blood donation by 2020.
 
Every year India requires about 5 crore units of blood, out of which only a meager 2.5 crore units of blood are available. India faces a shortage of 10% relative to its blood requirements. In absolute terms, this means covering a shortfall of over 12 lakh units. Given that the eligible donor population of India is more than 512 million, this deficit is alarming.
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