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Editorial (Dr SS Agarwal, Dr K K Aggarwal)
9th  August 2016
IMA Safe Syringes Initiative
  • Say No to injections.
  • IV to oral early switch.
  • Use syringes, which cannot be reused and do not lead to accidental needle stick injury.
  • 16 billion injections per year world over 90% (curative care), 5% (immunization).
  • 40% reused injections (21 million new HIV, 2 million new HCV and 2.6 lakh new HIV cases).
  • 3 million needle stick injuries (37% of all new HBV, 39% new HCV and 5.5% of all new HIV cases
  • 56% of patients receive one injection.
  • Injection per person per year 1.7-11.3.
  • Sterile hypodermic syringe for single use
  • - Auto disposable syringe for fixed dose Immunization
  • - Sterile hypodemic syringe for single use with a reuse prevention feature
  • - Sterile hypodemic syringe with a sharp injury protection feature (SIPs)
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Lybrate Question of the Day
A 22-year-old male from Delhi asked:
If somebody's skin is not so fair and he want to take any treatment to look fair and beautiful, So is there is any treatment in dermatology to improve it . But the condition is the treatment is permanent not for sometimes only. Thanks.
Dr. Vignessh Raj, Dermatologist, replied:
Hello lybrate-user, I can understand your concern. To improve the complexion of the skin it needs long term maintainance. It can be made better and that has to be maintained with the medicines and creams. If you do not... read more
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eMedi Quiz
A. Talking directly to the person who is causing the stress. 
B. Giving yourself a treat, like comfort food or a cocktail. 
C. Accepting that there are things beyond your control. 
D. Trying cognitive-behavioral therapy to learn new coping skills. 
E. Working out regularly. 
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Inspirational Story 1: The Duck and the Devil 
Inspirational Story 2: Points on how to improve your life 
Press Release
Walk at a pace of 4mph for 90 minutes a week
New Delhi, August 08, 2016: Physical activity involving moderate–intensity exercise for 15 minutes a day or 90 minutes a week can reduce deaths from any cause by 14% and increase life expectancy by three years said Padma Shri Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal - President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI), Honorary Secretary General IMA  and Editor in Chief Asian Journal of Clinical Cardiology.

Quoting a study published in The Lancet, Dr Aggarwal said that beyond the minimal amount of 15 minutes of daily exercise, each additional 15 minutes was associated with a further reduction in all–cause mortality risk by 4% and in all–cancer mortality risk by 1%. 
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