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23rd March, 2018
Failure to self regulate is an invitation to Govt. regulations with punitive provisions

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Dharma, Artha, Karma and Moksha are the four purposes of life; they are called the Four Purusharthas. Of these, dharma is the most important. The word dharma is derived from dhri, which means “to hold”. Therefore, it literally means “that which holds” i.e. anything which holds people together. Dharma changes according to circumstances, country, religion, community.

Values are our fundamental beliefs, which tell us what is right, good and just. Honesty, integrity, compassion, courage, honor, responsibility, patriotism, respect and fairness are examples of values.

Morals are values which we attribute to a system of beliefs, typically a religious system, but it could be a political system or some other set of beliefs..... read more

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Cabinet approves moving official amendments in the "Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016"

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for moving official amendments in the "Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016".
The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 proposes to regulate surrogacy in India by establishing National Surrogacy Board at the central level and, State Surrogacy Boards and Appropriate Authorities in the States and Union Territories..... read more

ADA Diabetes Alert Day to increase awareness about early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has urged all to take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test online, no matter where they are for themselves or for a loved one to learn their risk for type 2 diabetes. The Risk Test, a 60-second series of questions such as "do you have a family history of diabetes," and "are you physically active,".... read more

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Scrap Bridge Course for AYUSH Docs In New Medical Bill: Parl Panel

A parliamentary committee has said that the bridge course, proposed in the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, to allow homeopaths, ayurveds and yogis to practice allopathy should not be made a mandatory provision. It added that the decision should be left to the states.... read more

Bharat Yatra by IMA president originated from Kanyakumari reaches Punjab Share

Punjab News Express/ Sameer Kaura PHAGWARA: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) National President Dr Ravi Wankhedker who was on “Bharat Yatra” which originated from Kanyakumari on February 24 and arrived in Punjab after taking round of 24 States of the Country last night..... read more

Medical PG doors open to disabled

New Delhi: The Union health ministry said on Wednesday that it would allow persons with any of 21 disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, blindness, cerebral palsy, deafness, learning disabilities and mental illness, to apply for postgraduate medical courses..... read more

Practice Updates

USPSTF updated statement recommends counseling to prevent skin cancer

The USPSTF recommends counseling young adults, adolescents, children, and parents of young children about minimizing exposure to UV radiation for persons aged 6 months to 24 years with fair skin types to reduce their risk of skin cancer (B recommendation) in an updated statement published March 20, 2018 in JAMA. .... read more

SMART approach lowers risk of asthma exacerbations

Adopting the SMART (single maintenance and reliever therapy) treatment approach of using an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and the long-acting ß2-agonist formoterol significantly lowers the risk of asthma exacerbations,.... read more

Experimental biologic therapy fails to improve critical limb ischemia

Patients with foot ulcers or gangrene who were treated with the experimental therapy JVS-100 showed no evidence of faster wound healing, compared to placebo, according to a study presented March 12, 2018at the recently concluded American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session in Orlando,... read more

Multimodal analgesia is effective in joint replacement surgery

Multimodal analgesia is effective in joint replacement surgery, says a new study in Anesthesiology published online March 1, 2018. Outcomes were better with fewer perioperative complications, less opioid use and shorter hospitalization.... read more

Risk of ovarian cancer increases 2-fold with past history of chlamydia infection

According to a study to be presented at the upcoming American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, a past history of Chlamydia doubles the risk for ovarian cancer..... read more

Cognitive-behavioral therapy reduces acid reflux and reduces supragastric belching

Using cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat supragastric belching reduces both supragastric belching (SGB) and acid gastroesophageal reflux and improved quality of life (QOL), says a study published online February 20, 2018 in the American Journal of Gastroenterology..... read more

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NAFLD can lead to chronic liver disease if not managed on time
Increased consumption of red or processed meat can put a person at risk
New Delhi, 22nd March 2018: New research has found that increased consumption of red or processed meat can increase the risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Those who consume large quantities of meat cooked using unhealthy methods including, frying or grilling, have increased levels of high heterocyclic amines (HCAs), which can lead to insulin resistance.

NAFLD is one of the most common causes of chronic liver disease globally. The prevalence of this condition in India is about 9% to 32%, with a higher incidence among obese and diabetic patients.

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