Should we use face masks to reduce exposure to pollution?
Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
Over 5 million workers wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. So, it is an established fact that face masks do help preventing damage from particulate matter.
These respirators protect people against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors and sprays. These hazards are known to cause cancer, lung impairment, heart attacks, paralysis, or death.
Respirators are of two types. Some remove contaminants and particulate matter from the air and are called particulate respirators. The example is N95 respirators.....read more
Ministry of AYUSH observes Ayurveda Day every year on Dhanawantari Jayanti (Dhanteras). This year Ayurveda Day is being observed on 5th November 2018. On this occasion, Ministry is organising a “National Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Ayurveda” in... read more
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) under Department of Health Research is in the forefront of advanced research in virology and the ICMR-National Institute of Virology (NIV) is at par with leading scientific establishments across the world. ICMR-NIV, Pune has sequenced 5... read more
The way ahead: Indoor Pollution Prevention Update
· Add more pollution fighting plants to your décor in the room, roof or balcony.
· Plants are a source of fresh air and some examples include Areca Palm, Sensivera, Mother-in-Law’s Tongue and Money Plant.... read more
Hospitals should implement best practices to manage high-risk pregnant women. This includes women with the most common preventable pregnancy complications identified by the CDC - postpartum hemorrhage, severe hypertension, and venous thromboembolism.... read more
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has permitted marketing of two devices - Fluobeam 800 Clinic Imaging Device & Parathyroid Detection PTeye System - that provide real-time location of parathyroid tissue during surgical procedures such as thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy.... read more
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of pembrolizumab in combination with chemotherapy the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic squamous nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC).... read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned patients and doctors, who use at-home or in-the-office medical devices to monitThe routine use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to screen candidates for cataract surgery can improve surgery timing and planning, give patients realistic expectations, and even lead to changes in treatment plans, results from a new study presented... read more
Cervical cancer kills 1 in 52 Indian women Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent complications
New Delhi, 04 November 2018: Cervical cancer is one of the major reasons
for mortality among Indian women aged between 15 and 44 years. On average,
India reports about 122,000 new cases of cervical cancer annually, with
about 67,500 women succumbing to the disease, accounting for 11.1% of total
deaths related to cancer. However, only 3.1% of women get screened for the
Cervical cancer affects the lining of the cervix, which is the lower part
of the uterus. The region in the cervix where there is a transition from
one cell type to another is called the squamo-columnar junction. This is
the area that is most prone to develop cancer. Cancer of the cervix
develops gradually and becomes full-blown over time.