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18th October 2018
What is Corporate Social Responsibility?
In conversation with Dr Swati Bhave

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Every corporate is responsible for some social or environmental cause.

The term Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR, as it is commonly known as, has been derived from the Vedas.

We all are aware of the commonly spoken maxim "Neki kar dariya me daal". This means do your karma, forget about results. Do good and expect nothing. This is called “Nishkam Karma” more

Top News

Health minister reviews activities for prevention and control of Zika Seasonal Influenza

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri JP Nadda, held a high level meeting to review the activities for prevention and control of Zika virus and Seasonal Influenza. He reassured the states for all support from the Union Government. For control of Zika virus in Rajasthan, the ... read more

Youth Road Safety Learners Licence Programme launched

Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways and Chemical & Fertilizer launched the Youth Road Safety Learners Licence programme in New Delhi on Monday. The programme is a PPP initiative to be run in collaboration with Diageo India and ... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDTalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 18th October 2018

One drink is 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of hard liquor. And it means having one drink each day of the week, not having seven drinks on Saturday night, sleeping it off Sunday, and begging off until next Saturday night... read more

Practice Updates

Inducing labor at 39 weeks of gestation is safe and beneficial option

Analysis of data from five randomized controlled trials and published in the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology found that elective induction of labor in uncomplicated singleton pregnancy from 39 weeks' gestation is not associated with higher rates of complications and, in... read more

Psoriasis patients with hypertension are at greater risk of CV interventions

Psoriasis is associated with a greater risk for cardiovascular interventions in patients with hypertension compared to hypertensive patients without psoriasis, suggests a study published Oct. 16, 2018 in the Journal of Dermatology. The study suggests that more intense assessments... read more

A majority of older patients are open to deprescribing their medications

Findings of a survey published Oct. 15, 2018 in JAMA Internal Medicine show that 92% of older adults would be willing to stop taking 1 or more of their medications if their physician said this was... read more

Young patients show no deterioration ongoing brain development initially after onset of schizophrenia

According to a study published online October 3, 2018 in JAMA Psychiatry, during the initial 1 to 2 years after illness onset, young individuals with schizophrenia showed deficits in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex activation and cognitive control, with developmental trajectories comparable to... read more

Talazoparib approved for patients with advanced BRCA-positive breast cancer

The FDA has approved talazoparib (Talzenna) for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer patients with a germline BRCA mutation. Talazoparib, a poly-ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, is indicated for patients who have received no more than three prior... read more

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Smartphones can cause chronic pain and other health complications
Regular social media breaks and reducing the number of hours spent on devices is key to long-term health
New Delhi, 17 October 2018: Smartphones have not only taken over our everyday lives but also made us less smart about looking after our postural muscles, especially the ones in the neck. Constantly looking down into a hand-held screen or jutting the neck out while using laptops puts a lot of pressure on the spine. The number of hours we spend on various devices everyday makes us susceptible to a host of problems including acute and chronic neck, shoulder, back, elbow, wrist, and thumb pain.

Apart from device usage, the increased anxiety and stress related to answering messages and calls from time to time can trigger muscular spasms, aches and pains. It impacts breathing and functioning of structures, leading to poor posture. Allowed to fester, it can create painful knots in muscles further causing deep or chronic pain.

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