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CME with Dr KK
9th January, 2018
Nuclear war (unlikely) threat
  • Nuclear war (unlikely) threat. The United States and North Korea are threatening each other with nuclear strikes. The CDC is holding a session January 16 to discuss personal safety measures and the training of response teams at federal, state, and local levels. The unlikely event can happen and therefore there is need of general public to know about the first aid
    • Lie face down on the ground and protect exposed skin (i.e., place hands under the body), and remain flat until the heat and shock waves have passed. Cover your head.
    • Do not against looking at the blast, flash or fireball because you could go blind.
    • Cover the mouth and nose with a cloth to filter particulates from the inhaled air
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Top News

FSSAI aims to strengthen food testing system in the country

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has rolled out a Central Sector Scheme for ‘Strengthening of Food Testing System in the Country including Provision of Mobile Food Testing Labs’ (SOFTeL) with a total outlay of Rs. 481.95 Crore to be implemented during 2016-17 to 2018-19. The Scheme comprises, inter alia, of the following components:.. read more


Michigan strain of H1N1 detected

More than 100 cases of HINI influenza have been recorded in Jaipur, Rajasthan, with over 10 deaths in the past one week. The spike in the cases is being attributed a new type of H1N1 virus called the Michigan strain... read more


Private bill for free breast cancer treatment

NCP MP Supriya Sule has proposed a private member’s bill for providing free treatment to all women suffering from breast cancer in government hospitals. The Breast Cancer (Awareness and Free Treatment) Bill, 2017 was introduced in the recently concluded winter session,... read more

Practice Updates
Study shows reduced risk of future heart disease post-bariatric surgery in adolescents

According to results of the multi-center Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) study published January 8, 2017 in the journal Pediatrics, adolescents with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery showed significant improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors resulting in significant ...read more


KEYNOTE trial shows encouraging results with pembrolizumab in advanced esophageal cancer

The KEYNOTE-028 trial published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of pembrolizumab, checkpoint inhibitor in patients with PD-L1–positive, advanced esophageal tumors. ...read more


Transcranial direct current stimulation safe and effective in bipolar depression

Active transcranial direct current stimulation as an add-on treatment for bipolar depression was associated with superior depression improvement and higher response rates than sham transcranial direct current stimulation, as per results of the Bipolar Depression Electrical Treatment...read more


Lymphadenectomy offers no survival advantages in high risk renal cell carcinoma

Analysis of the ASSURE (Adjuvant Sorafenib or Sunitinib for Unfavorable Renal Carcinoma) adjuvant trial published in the January 2018 issue of the Journal of Urology show no survival benefit of retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy in high risk,...read more


Mediterranean diet improves mental health in people with depression

Healthy dietary changes according to Mediterranean diet, supplemented with fish oil, can improve mental health in people with depression, suggests a study (HELFIMED) published online December 18, 2017 in Nutritional Neuroscience....read more

Recent Updates
Hepatitis C infection in renal transplantation.

Before renal transplantation, evaluation and management of HCV infection is recommended for better long term outcome as there are chances of higher rejection rates with HCV treatment.... read more


Unique metabolomic signature associated with hepatorenal dysfunction and mortality in cirrhosis.

A new study published in Translational Research aimed to identify metabolic pathways that could be employed for prognostic and therapeutic purposes in hepatorenal dysfunction in cirrhosis.... read more

 
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1. C enteritis is an important cause of acute diarrhea
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Glanders on the rise in animals
Although no human case has been reported in India, it is better to adhere to precautionary measures
 
New Delhi, 08 January 2018: According to statistics, the incidence of 'glanders' is on the rise in animals. In 2014/15,3 cases were noted in Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir; in 2015/16, 5 states (Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Gujarat) reported instances; and it has been reported from 9 states in 2016/17.Glanders is a rare disease with asymptomatically infected animals posing a risk to humans as well.
Glanders is a highly infectious and often fatal zoonotic disease primarily affecting horses, donkeys and mules. It is a notifiable disease of equines caused by Gram-negative bacterium, Burkholderia mallei. Humans are accidental hosts and human to human transmission is rare.
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