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We wish Irrfan Khan the best

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

On Monday, noted actor Irrfan Khan shared that he is suffering from a rare disease, although there is no conclusive diagnosis yet as tests are still ongoing.

A rare disease can be diagnosed or undiagnosed.

Our body is the largest pharmaceutical armamentarium in the world and has the capacity to heal each and every disease and has the capacity to produce any drug. This is based on the fact that no drug acts in the body without a receptor. If there is no receptor in the body, the drug will not work. The very fact that there is a receptor for every drug in the body means that the body has the capacity to produce that drug. .... read more

Top News

New WHO guidelines on cryptococcal disease and HIV

Cryptococcal meningitis is a serious opportunistic infection and a major cause of morbidity and mortality among people living with HIV (PLHIV) with advanced disease. WHO is releasing updated "Guidelines on the diagnosis, prevention and management of cryptococcal disease in HIV-infected adults, adolescents and children" this ... read more

Practice Updates

Impact of dietary sodium may not be offset by other dietary constituents

Results of the INTERMAP (International Study on Macro/Micronutrients and Blood Pressure) study published March 5, 2018 in the journal Hypertension suggest that the adverse association of dietary sodium with BP is minimally attenuated by other dietary constituents.... read more

One-month TB prophylaxis as effective as nine-month regimen for people living with HIV

A one-month antibiotic regimen consisting of daily doses of rifapentine and isoniazid to prevent active tuberculosis (TB) disease was at least as safe and effective as the standard nine-month regimen of daily isoniazid for people living with HIV, according to the results of ACTG 5279 clinical trial presented March 5, 2018.... read more

ASCO-CAP review use of ctDNA tests in oncology

A new joint review "Circulating tumor DNA analysis in patients with cancer" from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) published online March 1, 2018 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine assesses evidence on ctDNA tests in oncology..... read more

Weekend heart attacks twice as likely to kill young patients

Young heart attack patients are twice as likely to die if they are admitted to hospital during the weekend compared to a weekday, according to a study in more than 80,000 patients presented March 3, 2018 at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2018 in Milan, Italy...... read more

Hypoglycemia still remains a concern in people with type 2 diabetes

An analysis published March 5, 2018 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism finds that clinicians lack the resources to identify, assess and manage patients who are at a high risk of developing hypoglycemia and suggests that efforts to prevent hypoglycemia should focus on helping primary care providers identify high-risk ..... read more

Study shows association of low BP with suicidal ideation

A new study from South Korea published online March 1, 2018 in BMC Public Health has shown an association of low blood pressure (systolic BP <100 mmHg) with suicidal ideation compared to those with normal blood pressure. The strength of the association increased as the strictness of the criteria for low BP increased. .... read more

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a. All cases of pulmonary TB should be considered for prolonged antituberculosis therapy.
b. HAART reduces the risk of developing TB disease among HIV–positive patients by up to 25%.
c. The protective effect of HAART in reducing the risk of TB disease is greater in those with advanced immunosuppression.
d. The protective effect of HAART in reducing the risk of TB is not influenced by the degree of immunosuppression.
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Refined white sugar should be restricted to 12 teaspoons a day
About 10% to 20% more sugar than the recommended amount can contribute to adverse health effects
New Delhi, 06 March 2018: The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently indicated that sugar intake should be restricted to about 12 teaspoons a day. An overload of sugar in the diet is known to cause weight gain, which further has a direct link to a range of diseases -- from diabetes to some forms of cancer. A large amount of free sugar that is consumed is ‘hidden’ in processed foods and drinks.

This recommended sugar intake includes that added to foods and beverages by the manufacturer or cook, and sugars naturally present in honey, syrups and fruit juices. The intake holds true for both adults and children.

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