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23rd February, 2018
Safety Tips from a senior police officer

Dr K K Aggarwal,Recipient of Padma Shri

I happened to interact with a SHO who came to me for checkup. I gave him preventive health tips and asked him to reciprocate with some tips that we could take to prevent thefts and most importantly be safe.

Here are some safety tips from a senior police officer as part of the Delhi Police Week celebrations held on the occasion of its Raising Day on February 16, 2018.

  • Never throw empty boxes, empty shopping bags etc. in your garbage. The rag pickers would identify that you have done a lot of shopping that day.
  • Jewelry is hard cash. You do not show your hard cash on the roads. Wear jewelry only in functions and not on the roads.
  • Most rag pickers in Delhi are from Bangladesh and are an organized group.
  • Most people in Delhi are educated and intelligent. Think twice before you say: "bechara" .... read more
Top News

World is failing newborns, says UNICEF

Newborns are dying at “alarmingly high” rates in countries that are poor, conflict-ridden or have weak institutions, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday in a new report “Every Child Alive The urgent need to end newborn deaths”, which reveals that babies born in these places are 50 times more likely to die in the first month of life than those born in some wealthier nations..... read more

Practice Updates

Simple walking test may help make difficult diagnosis

According to a study published in the February 21, 2018, online issue of Neurology, seeing how fast a person can walk while doing something else at the same time, such as counting backwards or carrying a tray may help differentiate whether someone has idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) or progressive.... read more

Study shows association of sleep-disordered breathing and heart failure

In a study reported February 21, 2018 in the journal ESC Heart failure, arterial stiffness increased according to the severity of sleep-disordered breathing in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction suggesting an association between the two conditions.... read more

Watching too much of TV increases VTE risk

A greater frequency of TV viewing was found to be independently associated with increased risk of VTE, partially mediated by obesity in a study published February 21, 2018 in the Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis. Also, achieving a recommended physical activity level did not remove the increased VTE.... read more

Yawning is an early symptom of migraine, says study

Yawning is a common self-reported symptom leading or accompanying migraine attacks and is associated with aura, nausea and/or vomiting, osmophobia, and cutaneous allodynia in patients with migraine. The study published in the February 2018 issue of the journal Headache.... read more

Screening for risk factors should begin in early in life

A study reported in the journal Circulation online February 12, 2018 says that obesity and other common cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and smoking are important factors in sudden cardiac arrest in younger patients..... read more

Similar weight loss with low-carb and low fat diets in overweight persons

Findings from the Diet Intervention Examining the Factors Interacting with Treatment Success (DIETFITS) published in the February 20, 2018 issue of JAMA show similar weight loss with a healthy low-fat diet (-5.3 kg) or a healthy low-carbohydrate diet .... read more

Diabetes Updates

Association between diabetes and pesticides.

A new study published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine aimed to confirm previous findings related to the association between diabetes and certain agricultural pesticides..... read more

Molecular Paths linking Metabolic Diseases, Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis and Enterobacteria Infections.

A new article published in the Journal of Molecular Biology reported that alterations of both ecology and functions of gut microbiota are conspicuous traits ofseveralinflammatory..... read more

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1. Persistent and inappropriate repletion of the same thoughts.
2. When a patient feels very distressed about it.
3. Characteristic of schizophrenia.
4. Characteristic of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: :Emotional management
Inspirational Story 2: The 12 Gifts of Birth
Postpartum depression must be recognized and addressed
Although most mothers experience something called ‘baby blues’, it is different from depression
New Delhi, 22nd February 2018: According to statistics by the WHO, postpartum depression affects about 20% of mothers in developing countries. Given that India sees about 130 million births every year, if this situation persists, more women are likely to suffer the same. Recent research has indicated that this condition not only has an adverse effect on mothers’ relationships with their children, but also impacts the emotional, cognitive, and physical development of kids.
Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that can affect women after childbirth. Mothers with postpartum depression experience feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion that may make it difficult for them to complete daily care activities for themselves or for others.
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