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5th February, 2018
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Is football safe?

Between 1.6 and 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur annually, and football is responsible for the lion’s share. Football players are also subject to hundreds of small, subconcussive injuries per season; hits to the head that shake up the brain, but don’t rise to the level of a full-blown concussion.

National Board of Examinations

NBE shall be conducting NEET-SS 2018 on a computer-based platform in June 2018 in a single session. As per directions from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India vide their letter dated 25/01/2018, the following scheme for NEET-SS 2018 is hereby notified. A candidate can choose a maximum of two super specialty courses for which his/her broad specialty qualification is eligible, at the time of online submission of the application form.... read more

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New guidelines on ethical treatment of humans in health-related research

The Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS), founded under the auspices of WHO and UNESCO, recently published a new edition of its International Ethical Guidelines for Health-related Research Involving Humans. These are the most comprehensive, up-to-date and detailed international consensus guidelines for human research.... read more

Practice Updates

Combining drugs that lower blood pressure and cholesterol could do more to prevent stroke

Taking daily doses of two blood pressure drugs (fixed dose candesartan and hydrochlorothiazide) along with a cholesterol-lowering drug (low-dose rosuvastatin) reduced first-time strokes by 44% among patients at intermediate risk for heart disease, according to research presented January 25, 2018 at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2018 at Los Angeles.... read more

Study links migraine to increased risk of heart attack and stroke

A study published January 31, 2018 in the BMJ has found that migraine was associated with increased risks of several cardiovascular diseases, myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, venous thromboembolism and atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter, in the first year after diagnosis,... read more

Active surveillance is feasible in patients with low-grade non-muscle invasive bladder cancer

A study published in the February 2018 issue of the Journal of Urology has suggested active surveillance as a reasonable clinical and cost-effective strategy in patients who present with small, low grade pTa/pT1a recurrent non-muscle invasive papillary bladder tumors. It avoids unnecessary frequent surgeries without increasing the ... read more

HIV infection is a risk factor for reduced lung function

HIV infection is associated with reduced pulmonary function as manifest by decreased FEV1 and FVC, according to findings from the Copenhagen Comorbidity in HIV infection (COCOMO) study group published in the journal Thorax..... read more

ETDRS numbered vision chart is comparable to the ETDRS letter chart

The Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) number chart had high repeatability and very good agreement with the alphabet chart in a study published online January 18, 2018 in JAMA Oncology. The study suggests that the ETDRS number chart can be used to measure best-corrected visual acuity in clinical practice.... read more

Prednisolone reduces duration of hospitalization in children with wheeze

Oral prednisolone significantly reduces the length of hospital stay in preschool-age children with virus-associated wheeze who present to the emergency department (ED), says a new study published January 15 in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine.... read more

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Timely treatment can improve chances of recovery after a stroke
Eating green leafy vegetables can reduce the risk of a stroke
New Delhi, 04 January 2018: Consuming green leafy vegetables may be a novel way to reduce stress and lower the risk of experiencing a stroke, as per a recent study. People who ate more green leafy vegetables had 64% lower risk of experiencing a stroke. Researchers studied 682 patients (average age 53.7 years) who experienced brain bleeds.
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. It is a medical emergency. Prompt treatment is crucial. Early action can minimize brain damage and potential complications.
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