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27th May 2018
Health Ministry advisory on Nipah virus

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Health Ministry has released an advisory on Nipah virus for the general public as well as healthcare workers. Although the govt. has said that "the Nipah virus disease is not a major outbreak and is only a local occurrence", yet fears abound in the general public. Stories of suspected cases of Nipah are being reported from other states - Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka. Yesterday, I had mentioned about social ostracism of healthcare workers caring for the affected persons. So, this health advisory is very opportune.

Here are salient points from the advisory, which includes general information about the disease and preventive more


The A-Z of Practice Management Tools

Practice management tools are the software designed to perform specific activities related to your day-to-day practices. It is, therefore, important to choose the right management tools and software to meet practice requirements and efficiently manage clinical operations. Features of a Practice Management Tool.... read more

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WHO and World Bank Group jointly constitute a Global Preparedness Monitoring Board

WHO and World Bank Group have jointly launched a new mechanism to strengthen global health security through stringent independent monitoring and regular reporting of preparedness to tackle outbreaks, pandemics, and other emergencies with health consequences.... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal May 27th 2018

Nipah Breaking News: Tests have ruled out bats being behind the spread of the Nipah virus that took 12 lives in Kerala's Kozhikode and Malappuram districts. The samples sent to Bhopal included those taken from bats found in the house of disease victim Moosa in the worse-affected Perambara village. ... read more

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Depression more likely in African Americans and Latinos than in Whites

A new study published in the May 2018 issue of Preventive Medicine shows that African Americans and Latinos are significantly more likely to experience serious depression than Whites. However, these differences could not be explained by physiological markers of chronic stress..... read more

US FDA permits marketing of artificial intelligence algorithm to help detection of wrist fractures

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved marketing of Imagen OsteoDetect, a type of computer-aided detection and diagnosis software designed to detect wrist fractures in adult patients. The software uses an artificial intelligence algorithm to analyze two-dimensional X-ray images for signs.... read more

Coexisting fibromyalgia in patients with inflammatory arthritis affects disease severity

According to a systematic review and meta-analysis reported May 16, 2018 in Rheumatology, fibromyalgia may exist along with inflammatory arthritis and affect severity of disease and treatment decisions. Fibromyalgia was seen in 21% patients with rheumatoid arthritis and 13% in ankylosing spondylitis vs 1-5% in the general population.... read more

Drinking 2-3 cups of milk daily prevents metabolic syndrome in obese children

Obese children who drink at least two servings of any type of cow's milk daily are more likely to have lower fasting insulin, indicating better blood sugar control protecting them against metabolic syndrome, according to a study presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna.... read more

Anxiety and depression common in adolescents with allergies

A review published May 24, 2018 in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says that adolescents with hay fever had higher rates of anxiety and depression, and a lower resistance to stress. They were also more hostile, impulsive and changed their minds often.... read more

US FDA approves a new treatment for phenylketonuria

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Palynziq (pegvaliase-pqpz) for adults with phenylketonuria, a rare and serious genetic disease. Patients with PKU are born with an inability to break down phenylalanine, an amino acid present in protein-containing foods and high-intensity sweeteners used in a variety of foods and beverages.... read more

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Thyroid cancer can be treated and cured with timely diagnosis
One must understand the symptoms and take preventive action to avoid the condition
New Delhi, 26th May 2018: About 32% of Indians suffer from various kinds of thyroid disorders including thyroid nodules, hyperthyroidism, goiter, thyroiditis and thyroid cancer, as per a recent report. According to official statistics, the number of thyroid patients in India is one-tenth of 80,000 Americans who are suffering from thyroid cancer. The US is expected to have the highest number of thyroid cases by 2020 in the world, closely followed by India.

Thyroid cancer occurs in the cells of the thyroid - a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck, just below the Adam's apple. The thyroid produces hormones that regulate heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and weight.

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