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Editorial (Dr SS Agarwal, Dr K K Aggarwal)
7th June 2016
ZIKA IMA Stand Update 
  • Zika, a viral infection causes fever, rash, joint pain, red eyes. It spreads mainly through the bite of Aedes mosquito. But the infection can also spread from a pregnant mother to her unborn baby, and through anal, oral or vaginal sex. 
  • If acquired during pregnancy it can cause microcephaly in fetus. If one is not pregnant or not planning to get pregnant, it is likely to be harmless. 
  • Zika has been reported from Central and South America, Mexico, Pacific Islands, Caribbean, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Africa, Southeast Asia. No cases have been reported in India yet.
  • Most (80%) people infected with Zika have no or only mild symptoms. If there are symptoms, they usually occur 2 to 12 days after being bitten by a mosquito that has the virus.
  • It can also cause Guillain-Barré syndrome.
  • If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, avoid traveling to countries with ongoing Zika virus transmission.
  • There is no specific treatment. Treatment involves rest, drink plenty of fluids and paracetamol. Do not take aspirin. In children, aspirin can cause a serious problem called Reye syndrome.
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Investigating stages of change for physical activity and dietary habits in patients with type 2 diabetes
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Lybrate Question of the Day
A 40-year-old female from Kannur asked: How to overcome chronic ITP, hypothyroidism and recently detected fibroids/cysts to enter into marital life and become pregnant at the age of 41?
 
Dr Amrita Basu, Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, replied: First of all, medicines are mandatory. Otherwise you might have weight gain, muscle ache, sleep and anxiety issues as well as gynaecological and cardiac issues later. You need to get an USG neck done and an FNAC USG guided of thyroid gland along with FT3/FT4/TSH levels....read more
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IMA-Lybrate Initiative: Find it difficult to manage patient messages and calls. An online clinic helps all your communication to happen at one place. Learn more http://lybr.at/open-online-clinic
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Press Release
 
Fasting during Ramadan can cause complications for Diabetic patients
 
New Delhi, June 06, 2016: Ramadan is month long period of spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion to the Muslim religion.  During this time, all religious believers are expected to concentrate their efforts on following the teachings of Islam and fast from dawn to sunset.  The pre-dawn meal is called suhoor, and the meal that breaks the fast is called Iftar.

According to the Quran fasting redirects the heart away from worldly activities and helps cleanse the soul by freeing it from harmful impurities.
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IMA Updates

Digital IMA Live Webcast
Topic: Myths and Facts on Viral Hepatitis
Faculty : Dr Neelam Mohan, Director, Dept. of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplant, Medanta - The Medicity
  
Date  - Thursday 9th June 2016
Timings - 3:00 - 4:00 PM