'Suno, Samjho, Jaano, Karo', the mantra to eliminate exam stress
Come the month of February, the board exams seem to be just round the corner. Exams bring with them stress for students. Every student has gone through this ‘exam stress’. While, a small amount of stress is good as it motivates the student to perform better, but for some students, the stress can be overwhelming, which they may find difficult to cope with, particularly in this time of fierce competition. The fear of failure and the fear of letting others down (parents and family) are the most common factors causing anxiety and /or depression among students, which may at times lead to even suicide.
Anticipatory anxiety peaks before exams adversely affecting the body and mind resulting in a suboptimal performance. Being stressed while writing the exam makes it difficult to understand questions and hinders recall…the result may be a panic attack during the exam.... read more
Speaking a day ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, the United Nations youth envoy people underscored that the ghastly practice is an aversion to the human rights of millions and keeps them from achieving their full potential. “This is not acceptable and this is done in the name of tradition, culture, religion or in the name of ensuring that women are to take on subservient roles to the men ... read more
Cancer patients are one-third less likely to receive standard clot-busting medication after a stroke compared to patients without cancer, according to a study presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2018.... read more
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended RZV (Shingrix, GlaxoSmithKline) vaccine for adults aged 50 years or older for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) and its complications. The recommendations published in the Annals of Internal Medicine are... read more
Findings of a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on February 5, 2018 show that the risk for esophageal cancer was five times higher in individuals who drank very hot tea and drank more than 15 mL of alcohol every day vs those who drank tea less than once a week and consumed fewer than 15 g of alcohol daily.... read more
According to a study published in the February 2018 issue of the journal Chest, long-term inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in patients with COPD may increase risk of bone fractures in both men and women.... read more
Essential medicines should be perennially available Only a small fraction of these is available in private pharmacies, says study
New Delhi, 6th February 2018: A recent research has revealed that India lacks access to essential medicines, despite the approval of thousands in an attempt to generate wider availability. It has found that the policy to open up the market has generated a large number of brands of medicines, but there are still not enough available in the pharmacies.
Although multiple brands of selected medicines are listed in professional and commercial databases -- running into thousands -- only a small fraction is available in private pharmacies. Apart from this, the medicines are also available in fixed dose combinations (FDCs), where two or more drugs are combined in a set ratio in a single dose form, usually a tablet or capsule. There are concerns in India over the safety and effectiveness of these products.