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25th February, 2018
Voluntary work is incomplete without meaningful engagement and mindful participation

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The English dictionary gives the meaning of the word 'voluntary' as something “done or undertaken of one's own free will" or something "done willingly and without constraint or expectation of reward".

A voluntary act forms the foundation of social welfare. Whenever we talk of voluntary work, National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS), Rotarians, Lions are some of the names that immediately come to mind.

The practice of charity or assistance is enshrined in our Indian ethos. In Vedic language, someone who gives is said to be like a devta. But this giving has to be unconditional and loving. The Bhagavad Gita also teaches us selfless giving without motive..."an action that is ordained, done by one undesirous of fruit, devoid of attachment, without love or hate, that is called pure" (Gita XVIII, verse 23).... read more

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DTAB to review 344 banned FDC drugs

The Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) has constituted an expert committee to review 344 fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs banned in 2015 as asked by the Supreme Court of India last year in December, reported Live Mint, February 15, 2018. ... read more

Practice Updates

Early onset type 2 diabetes increases risk of all-cause mortality

Younger-onset type 2 diabetes increases mortality risk, and that this is mainly through earlier cardiovascular disease mortality, according to a study reported February 22, 2018 in Diabetologia. A 10 year earlier diagnosis (equivalent to 10 years’ longer duration of diabetes) was associated with a... read more

AHA statement on spontaneous coronary artery dissection

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) on spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) published February 22, 2018 in the journal Circulation says that SCAD not only is more common than previously believed but also must be evaluated and treated differently from atherosclerotic myocardial infarction.... read more

Study shows beneficial effects of raloxifene in schizophrenia

Adding the selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) raloxifene (Evista, Lilly) to antipsychotic drug therapy can improve outcomes in men and women with schizophrenia. Raloxifene was superior to placebo in improving total symptom severity and the positive, negative and general subscales..... read more

IBD patients at higher risk of developing malignancies

Data from a study presented at the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation 2018 Congress in Vienna, Austria suggest that people with IBD, especially those who are older and who have discontinued immunomodulators,..... read more

Carbohydrates do not increase risk of PMS

As per a study published online January 29, 2018 in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, carbohydrate and fiber consumption was not associated with risk of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)..... read more

Patients with long-standing diabetes are at risk of cataract

Patients with diabetes have a twofold increased risk of developing cataracts compared with the general population. The risk is even higher among younger diabetes patients. The risk was more than five times greater for patients who had type 2 diabetes for more than 19 years..... read more

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Women more at risk for thyroid disorders than men
Sub-clinical hypothyroidism is a silent condition with no or mild symptoms
New Delhi, 24 February 2018: A recent report has revealed that about 32% Indians have abnormal thyroid levels and suffer from various thyroid disorders like thyroid nodules, hyperthyroidism, goiter, thyroiditis, and thyroid cancer. The report also indicates that sub-clinical hypothyroidism is a milder form of hypothyroidism. A silent condition, it affects more women than men and is the most prevalent form of thyroid disorder across the country.

Subclinical hypothyroidism is diagnosed when a person has: no symptoms or mild symptoms of hypothyroidism;a mildly high thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level; and a normal thyroxine (T4) level.

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