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22nd January, 2018
MCI Recognises 2-Yr Diploma Courses of College of Physicians and Surgeons
Will it Recognise Diploma’s from other universities like IGNOU?


The Medical Council of India has allowed the MBBS students to practice as medical specialists in case they have done the two-year diploma courses from the Mumbai-based College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Health Ministry issued a notification in this regard.

The CPS offers two-year diploma courses in broad specialties like anaesthesia, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, orthopaedics, radiology and a few others. These were till recently were recognised only by Maharashtra and Gujarat Government..... read more

Top News

Safe pregnancy a social movement in India

Health Minister has stated that safe pregnancy has become a social movement and claimed that more than 10 million antenatal check-ups of expecting mothers have been conducted under the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA), a scheme launched in 2016.... read more

New blood test may help early detection of 8 cancers

Australian researchers have developed a new blood test that can help in the early diagnoses of eight common cancers before they spread and risk patients' chances of survival. The new test would help early detection of cancers affecting the ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, bowel, lung and breast.... read more

Practice Updates

Liver stiffness linked to HF prognosis

Liver stiffness measured with ultrasound elastography has important prognostic value among patients with heart failure, suggests a study published online in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. Patients in the highest tertile of liver stiffness were at higher risk of mortality and heart failure rehospitalization over ... read more

CV Risk Reduced with Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

In addition to both intensive lifestyle modification and medical management, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery showed a long-term improvement in glycemic control, blood pressure, and lipids, suggested a new randomized trial published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association.... read more

DBS Suppresses Tics in Uncontrolled Tourette Syndrome

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) improved tic severity in patients with uncontrolled Tourette syndrome by 45.1%, suggested an analysis of registry data published online in JAMA Neurology. In the International Deep Brain Stimulation Database and Registry, the average total Yale Global Tic ... read more

Venetoclax for Older Patients With AML

A phase 1b study published online in Lancet Oncology revealed that venetoclax, in combination with hypomethylating agents, seems to be a well-tolerated regimen with low early mortality and promising anti-leukemic activity in elderly, treatment-naive patients with acute myeloid leukaemia. About 61% ... read more

Gestational Diabetes Linked to Greater T2D and Heart Diseases Risk

Women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) were at very high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and had a significantly increased incidence of hypertension and ischemic heart disease (IHD), suggested a new study published in PLOS Medicine.... read more

Recent Updates

Risk Factors for Invasive Fungal Infection among Thai Oncologic Patients with Febrile Neutropenia.

The aim of a new study published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention assessed cutaneous lesions and their etiologies in a Thai group of febrile neutropenia (FNP) patients..... read more

P38 mitogen-activated protein kinase critically regulates human keratinocyte inflammasome activation.

A new article published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology reported that Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) is involved in inflammasome activation in myeloid immune cells.... read more

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HCFI Recommendations for the Union Budget
The concept of one health programmes should be implemented to ensure overall health and wellness
It has been scientifically proven that about 75% of emerging human infectious diseases in the past three decades have originated in animals and due to poor environmental health brought on by contamination, pollution, and degradation of air, water, and land etc. Such disturbances that foment cross-species infectious disease transmission, as well as non-infectious diseases spread across entire populations of humans and animals.
In most nations world over, inter-sectoral coordination has been established by the concerned governments, to consult with each other, share their knowledge, and provide effective and efficient means to control emergence of such diseases as per protocols set by the World Health Organization under their one health programme.
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