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27th January, 2018
Homeopaths will they risk practicing modern medicine?

The first batch of homeopaths who pursued a year-long certificate course in modern pharmacology is set to pass out from the state's medical colleges this year, reported Swatee Kher in TOI Pune on January 23, 2018. The story quotes the instance of a homeopath, who has been practicing homeopathy for almost 25 years and studied for the certificate course in the last year.

The Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Nashik, which was authorized to conduct the course through affiliated colleges, had stated in the information brochure that after acquiring this qualification, homeopathic practitioners will be allowed to use modern medicine in their practice to a limited extent. The one-year course was open to graduates and diploma holders in homeopathy registered with Maharashtra Council of Homeopathy, stated the public relations section of the MUHS in an email response...... read more

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Recreational football is broad-spectrum medicine against lifestyle diseases, says study

Anew meta-analysis published January 26, 2017 in British Journal of Sports Medicine has concluded that football training is an effective and multifaceted training type with a great potential for simultaneous broad-spectrum improvements in cardiovascular,... read more

Practice Changing 16 hours window for stroke treatment

Advanced brain imaging technology now gives an additional 10 hours or more to respond to some strokes. Uptill now doctors have just six hours to save threatened brain tissue.... read more

Practice Updates

Prompt clot-removal treatment produces better stroke outcomes

Clot removal may be beneficial up to 24 hours following stroke in carefully selected patients, but every hour delayed after the onset of symptoms reduces the chance of recovery with minimal or no disability by 11%, according to preliminary research presented January 25, 2018... read more

Delay in status epilepticus treatment increases chances of death in children

Children with refractory convulsive status epilepticus who received first-line benzodiazepine treatment 10 minutes or more after the onset of status epilepticus had a much higher chance of death, greater odds of receiving continuous infusion, longer convulsive seizure durations.... read more

Exposure to air pollution may lead to menstrual irregularity

Exposure to air pollution among teen girls (ages 14-18) has been reported to be associated with slightly increased chances of menstrual irregularity and longer time to achieve such regularity in high school and early adulthood in a study published January 25, 2017... read more

Not just bone density, impaired microarchitecture and strength also predict fractures in postmenopausal women

Findings published January 24, 2017 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggest that baseline peak bone mass and density may play a more important role in fragility fractures than bone loss in women older than 60 years. As per the authors of the study,... read more

ACAAI supports use of telemedicine in allergy patients

In a new position paper published January 24, 2017 in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) supports the use of telemedicine for allergy patients and is hopeful that the guidelines will encourage more allergists to use the technology in their practices.... read more

No light or heavy smoking, it is safer to quit smoking altogether

A meta-analysis of data from 141 prospective cohort studies published in the BMJ January 24, 2018 suggests that there is no safe level of smoking for heart disease and People who smoke about one cigarette each day have about 40-50% of the excess risk associated with smoking 20... read more

Recent Updates

Increased leisure-time physical activity associated with lower onset of diabetes in adults.

A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine evaluated the effects of habitual leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) on incident type-2 diabetes in adults... read more

The Role of Affect and Coping in Diabetes Self-Management in Rural Adults.

A number of diabetic patients have poorly controlled blood sugar levels and remain at risk for serious diabetes complications, despite access to effective diabetes.... read more

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People with influenza stand the risk of a heart attack
Vaccination can go a long way in preventing the onset of flu
New Delhi, 25 January 2018: Statistics indicate that people who get flu may be at a six-fold higher risk of heart attack in the week following infection. The risk of heart attack -- or myocardial infarction -- is particularly acute in older adults. These findings assume importance as an association between influenza and acute myocardial infarction reinforces the need for vaccination. While other respiratory viruses were also seen to raise the risk of heart attack, the incidence was not as high as the flu virus.
Influenza or 'the flu' is a highly contagious disease caused by infection from influenza type A or B (or rarely C) virus. These viruses infect the upper airways and lungs. Flu is not similar to a common cold and can be a serious illness. It is particularly of harm to the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions.
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