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12th August, 2017
 MDR-TB is a public health emergency
Dr KK Aggarwal
Over the years, there has been an alarming increase in cases of drug-resistant TB in India. The prevalence of MDR TB is more than 2% in primary TB cases. India has the highest burden of TB patients, including drug resistant patients in the world. MDR-TB is a public health emergency, not only for patients but also for doctors, who are at risk of acquiring the infection from their patients. 
Control of TB should therefore be of immediate priority for all stakeholders including health care providers and policy makers. Inaccurate diagnosis and/or delayed diagnosis, especially detection of infected but asymptomatic patients (latent TB) as well as incomplete treatment are fueling this epidemic of MDR TB.
The entire country is in a state of "angina" with an impending "TB attack". GTN (glyceryl trinitrate) is used to relieve angina and prevent an anticipated heart attack such as before exercise. 
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  •  It is better to avoid tight clothes and high heels
New Delhi, 11 August 2017: According to a recent study, varicose veins are a growing concern in Indians with about 7% of India's youth suffering from this condition. Women are four times more likely to suffer from this condition than men. As per the IMA, some of the major reasons for varicose veins include a sedentary lifestyle and wearing tight clothes and high heels. 
Varicose veins are formed when the valves of the superficial veins of the lower limbs get damaged. As a result, blood flow from the lower limbs to the heart is decreased resulting in retention of blood in the veins. It is most commonly found in legs and feet, particularly calves.
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