More than four decades into the HIV epidemic, four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy, and AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 15-19 are on the rise, according to a new report..... read more
International IMA Activities Report 2017
IMA actively participates in WMA, CMAAO, CMA and WONCA meetings. Internationally, WMA deals with all policies related to health, education and regulations related to all the countries in a broad base.... read more
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Ogivri (trastuzumab-dkst) as a biosimilar to Herceptin (trastuzumab) for the treatment of patients with breast or metastatic stomach cancer (gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma) whose tumors overexpress the HER2 gene (HER2+)....read more
Infant deaths from critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) decreased more than 33% in eight states that mandated screening for CCHD with pulse oximetry. In addition, deaths from other or unspecified cardiac causes decreased by 21%.....read more
Results from two Phase 1 clinical trials show an experimental Zika vaccine developed by government scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health,...read more
A new study published online December 6, 2017 in the journal Menopause has suggested that hot flashes, especially when accompanied by night sweats also may increase the risk of developing diabetes by 18%....read more
Analysis of data from more than 6000 participants in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health show that maintaining at least low levels of physical activity throughout middle age was associated with lower prevalence and incidence of joint symptoms later in life.....read more
A 20-year cohort analysis of medical records published online December 4, 2017 in JAMA Internal Medicine shows that the mean systolic and diastolic BPs decreased for more than a decade before death in patients dying at 60 years and older.....read more
Tobacco use and smoking can be discouraged with a more positive approach These habits can cause, among other things, heart diseases and eventually death
New Delhi, 06 December 2017: Tobacco use among children and teenagers claims about one million lives in India, indicate statistics. There is also a huge economic burden among people due to tobacco use. One of the major causes for continued tobacco consumption in India is the fact that it is a part of the country’s social culture. However, a recent study has also indicated that there have been many benefits due to the large pictorial warnings on product packs, higher taxes and an intensive awareness campaign against tobacco consumption.
Tobacco use is associated with many adverse health effects and is a major preventable cause of morbidity and mortality. As per the CDC, smoking increases the risk of coronary heart disease by 2 to 4 times, for stroke by 2 to 4 times, lung cancer by about 25 times. In addition, it reduces quality of life, and increases health care utilization and cost.