Yesterday’s miracles are today’s science and today’s miracles will be tomorrow’s science
Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
As physicians taking care of critically ill patients, a question that people often ask is “What are the chances that he/she will make it?
In a study of 772 patients with an acute heart attack the risk of an heart attack was increased in the two hours after exposure to elevated levels of fine particles in the air (odds ratio 1.48 compared with low levels of fine particles); this effect lasted for up to 24 hours after exposure (Circulation. 2001;103:2810).
In a systematic review and meta-analysis of data from 34 studies, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide,....read more
Living in a rich country does not guarantee equal access to quality education, according to Report Card 15 from UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti. Children in less wealthy countries often perform better at school despite fewer national resources, the report says.... read more
Fruits and vegetables with stickers are not necessarily of premium quality. Consumers must check the quality before buying them.
• Stickers should be removed before consuming the fruits and vegetables.
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Nearly 4 in 10 Americans (39%) "somewhat" or "strongly" agree that cancer can be cured solely through "alternative" therapies, such as oxygen therapy, diet, and herbs, without standard cancer treatments, according to a national survey commissioned by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).... read more
A new study published October 31, 2018 in the journal Neurology suggests that when Parkinson’s disease does not affect thinking skills early on, life span is not affected. Mortality risk is higher in people with problems with memory and thinking skills, freezing of gait and a... read more
The SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin (Invokana) is the only oral type 2 diabetes to be FDA-approved to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death in adults with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease... read more
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) will publish a joint policy statement titled “Pediatric Readiness in the Emergency Department” in the November 2018... read more
A new article published in the November 2018 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that pregnancy-related deaths can be prevented if hospitals
• focus on implementing protocols to address the main preventable causes of complications and death during pregnancy and childbirth,
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has permitted marketing, with special controls, of the 23andme Personal Genome Service Pharmacogenetic Reports test as a direct-to-consumer test for providing information about genetic variants that may be ... read more
Safe disposal of biomedical waste a must to ward off potential infections and diseases Such waste can lead to several communicable diseases such as Nipah and anthrax
New Delhi, 1st November 2018: Biomedical waste from the National Zoological Park in Delhi is reaching municipal landfills in the city according to recent reports. Along with the existing dumps of garbage, it poses a major health hazard for lakhs of Delhiites. This biomedical waste is a potential source of zoonotic diseases such as Nipah, Anthrax, SARS, and avian influenza, among others, which can jump from animals to humans. It contaminates the soil, water, and air alike.
As per the Biomedical Waste Management Rules, certain precautions must be followed during disposal. Medical waste should be segregated at source in separate colored bags.