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3rd November 2018
What is individual social responsibility?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

As individuals, we are not isolated units, but are a part of the society we live in. All of us are connected to each other. This is what our Vedas also teach us. "Vasudhaiva kutumbakam" i.e. "the whole world is one family" is a fundamental principle of Vedic philosophy.

Society helps us to grow as individuals. So while we take from the society, it’s only right that we also give back. Because its only then will we have a true sense of belonging to the community we live in.

Each one of us therefore has a social responsibility to work for the welfare of people, outside our immediate circle or the community. This is individual social more

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Plastic-busting fungi may help tackle pollution and climate change

A new United Nations-backed report reveals that fungi could help wean the world off its plastic addiction, by degrading polyurethane in just a matter of weeks. According to the first-ever "State of the World’s Fungi" report, scientists at London’s Kew Botanical Gardens reported that these organisms have the potential to break down waste plastic -an important advance in a world ... read more

WHO Western Pacific Region moves closer to eliminating measles and rubella

Singapore has eliminated measles & Australia, Brunei Darussalam and Macao SAR (China) have eliminated rubella as public health problems, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Region. The total number of measles-free countries and areas in the Region to nine: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Hong Kong SAR (China), Japan,... read more

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Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 3rd November 2018

Low cardiorespiratory fitness levels as assessed by peak oxygen uptake (VO2) predict mortality more accurately than low cardiorespiratory fitness as typically estimated in clinical practice, supporting wider use of directly measured peak VO2 as a prognosticator in apparently healthy adults, a new report concludes (Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Oct. 29, 2018)... read more

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Left colectomy increases risk of type 2 diabetes

People who have had a total or left colectomy have increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes post-surgery compared to patients who had undergone surgery in different parts of the body, suggests a new study reported Oct. 31, 2018 in the journal eLife. But, patients who had had the ... read more

In-hospital infections increase chances of re-hospitalization for stroke patients

Hospitalized ischemic stroke patients with any infection were at a 20% higher risk of re-hospitalization within 30 days, regardless of the severity of their stroke or other individual patient characteristics, according to new research published Nov. 1, 2018 in the journal Stroke.... read more

Updated IOF-ESCEO guidelines for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in women

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO) have published an updated guidance to aid healthcare professionals in diagnosing and managing ... read more

Routine lab monitoring not required for patients on oral terbinafine or griseofulvin for dermatophyte infections

Routine interval lab test result monitoring appears to be unnecessary in healthy adults and children without underlying hepatic or hematologic conditions taking short course of oral terbinafine or griseofulvin for dermatophyte infections. The study published online October 17, 2018 in JAMA Dermatology found that the rates of alanine aminotransferase elevations, aspartate... read more

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy superior to percutaneous catheter drainage in high-risk cholecystitis patients

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy compared with percutaneous catheter drainage reduced the rate of major complications in high risk patients with acute cholecystitis (APACHE II scores of 7 or more) in the multicenter CHOCOLATE randomized trial published in The BMJ, online October 8, ... read more

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New cases may be detected in Madhya Pradesh next
New Delhi, 02 November 2018: After Jaipur and Ahmedabad, a team of experts has now reached the state of Madhya Pradesh to conform Zika cases. The team from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Emergency Medical Response (EMR) has gone to the state following information about three persons being detected with the virus.

Zika virus is transmitted through the Aedes aegypti mosquito. It causes fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain. The virus is harmful to pregnant women, as it can lead to microcephaly, a condition in which a baby’s head is significantly smaller than expected, in newborn children. The symptoms of Zika are akin to that of dengue and it is a public health emergency.

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