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9th April 2018
Handling of food and money must be physically separated

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Vide a notification File No. 1/Stds/SP(L&C/A)/Advisories/FSSAI dated March 28, 2018, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has cautioned that “cross contamination from currency is a risk to human health leading to a wide variety of diseases including food poisoning, skin, respiratory and intestinal infections”.

Currency notes and coins become contaminated with harmful microorganisms when they are handled with unclean and soiled hands, use of saliva during counting of notes and/or stored under unhygienic conditions.

The notification further recommends that food handlers, food sellers and others should avoid handling currency and food simultaneously. Also, .... read more

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PAHO calls for collective action to ensure access to health services

On the eve of World Health Day, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, and former president of Chile Michelle Bachelet called for collective actions to ensure that all people, everywhere have access to the health services they need.... read more

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Morning Medtalks with Dr K K Aggarwal 8th April 2018

. Saliva testing of amyloid-ß42 levels can help prevent Alzheimer's disease. Elevated levels in persons at risk for developing AD are similar to levels in AD patients. AD is a neuroinflammatory process, begins 10 years prior to onset of cognitive deficits, NSAIDs, initiated a decade prior to the typical age of AD onset, may be effective in staving off these inflammatory effects in people whose Aß42 concentrations are found to be high (Department of Psychiatry,.... read more

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Out-of-pocket expenses for chronic heart disease care inflicts heavy financial burdens for low-income families

Cumulative out-of-pocket expenses for the treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease led to significant financial burdens for low-income families, even for those with health insurance, according to preliminary research presented April 6, 2018 at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care.... read more


NIH publishes PanCancer Atlas with detailed genomic analysis of 33 types of cancer

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have completed a detailed genomic analysis ‘PanCancer Atlas’ on a data set of molecular and clinical information from over 10,000 tumors representing 33 types of cancer. The PanCancer Atlas is published as a collection of 27 papers across a suite of Cell journals..... read more


New recommendations for endoscopic eradication therapy in Barrett's esophagus

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Standards of Practice Committee provides evidence-based recommendations and clinical guidelines addressing key issues related to Endoscopic Eradication Therapy (EET) in the management.... read more


Delayed coronary obstruction post-TAVR associated with high in-hospital mortality rate

Delayed coronary obstruction following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a rare phenomenon that is associated with a high in-hospital mortality rate (50%), says a study published online in the April 10, 2018 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.... read more


Three aromatase inhibitors show comparable efficacy and safety

A trial of adjuvant anastrozole versus exemestane versus letrozole, upfront or after 2 years of tamoxifen, in endocrine-sensitive breast cancer (FATA-GIM3) demonstrates comparable efficacy and safety. the 5-year disease-free survival for patients treated with anastrozole,.... read more

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Urban men and women at a high of acquiring brittle bones
Vitamin D supplementation, healthy diet, and adequate physical activity can prevent osteoporosis
 
New Delhi, 08th April 2018: A recent study has indicated that urban Indians stand the risk of suffering from brittle bones which can cause fractures even with simple acts like bending over or coughing. A majority of the people in Delhi, both men and women, were found suffering from osteopenia and osteoporosis.

Osteopenia is a condition in which bone mineral density is lower than normal. It is considered by many doctors to be a precursor to osteoporosis that causes bones to become weak and brittle. A low-level of bone density could lead to a serious socio-economic burden in the future as the population of the elderly is bound to increase.

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