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8th MArch, 2018
Newer technology is not necessarily better than its predecessor

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The impact of technology has percolated through almost every corner of our lives in the past few years. The advent of social media has revolutionized communication.

Medicine too has benefited tremendously from the advances in technology, which have made it easier to practice medicine. Doctors are now better equipped to diagnose and manage their patients. But on the flip side of it, there is a pressure to keep up with the rapidly changing and advancing technology. The older version then becomes outdated and may even be publicized as that.

We don’t buy a new computer every year or for that matter, an ultrasound, or an echocardiography machine or CT scan every year. .... read more

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Today is International Women’s Day: “Time is Now”

International Women's Day (IWD) is observed on March 8 every year and celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Achieving gender equality and empower all women and girls ... read more

Elimination of Malaria in the country

As per the World Malaria Report 2017 of World Health Organization (WHO), the estimated malaria cases from India are 87% in South East Asia region. In India, malaria is mainly concentrated in the states of Orissa, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura because of the inaccessible terrain.... read more

Practice Updates

US FDA authorizes direct-to-consumer test that reports three mutations in the BRCA breast cancer genes

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk (GHR) Report for BRCA1/BRCA2 (Selected Variants). It is the first direct-to-consumer (DTC) test to report on three specific BRCA1/BRCA2 breast cancer gene mutations that are most common in people of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish descent..... read more

Short-term increases in doses of inhaled steroid do not prevent asthma exacerbations in children

Temporarily increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms begin to worsen does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups, and may be associated with slowing a child’s growth, challenging a common medical practice involving children with mild-to-moderate asthma,.... read more

Heart attack patients on antidepressants have poor prognosis

According to research presented March 3, 2018 at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress in Milan, Italy, Heart attack patients prescribed antidepressants have lower one-year survival rate. Patients prescribed antidepressants were mainly female,.... read more

e-cigarettes not as safe as perceived to be

e-cigarettes are thought to be a safer alternative to combustible tobacco products. But new research published online March 5, 2018 in the journal Pediatrics has shown that teenagers who used e-cigarettes had up to three times greater amounts of five toxic volatile organic compounds in their urine,.... read more

Updated clinical practice guidelines for hoarseness

Updated clinical practice guideline published March 1, 2018 in the journal Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recommend early visualization of larynx and vocal folds in patients when hoarseness (dysphonia) fails to resolve or improve within 4 weeks or irrespective of duration if a serious underlying cause is suspected..... read more

ACP guidance statement on A1c targets in type 2 diabetes

A guidance statement update from the American College of Physicians (ACP) published online March 5, 2018 in the Annals of Internal Medicine says that clinicians should aim to achieve an HbA1c level between 7% and 8% in most patients with type 2 diabetes..... read more

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A. Stops the flow of fluid when he feels uncomfortable
B. Lubricates the tip of the catheter before inserting it into the stoma
C. Hangs the bag on a clothes hook on the bathroom door during fluid insertion
D. Discontinues the insertion of fluid after only 500 ml of fluid has been instilled
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Don’t Be Afraid
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This women’s day, take a pledge to give them a health check-up
Health issues often go unnoticed in women as they are not accorded much priority
New Delhi, 7th March 2018: HCFI wishes all women a very Happy International Women’s Day. While one single day is not enough to remind ourselves of the various roles that women play, it is certainly a day to focus on various aspects surrounding them – one of the primary things being their health. Health is usually put at the backburner in case of women – by them or their families – and any health conditions in them generally go unnoticed until it's too late.

On International Women’s Day, it is imperative to spread awareness on the fact that women too are prone to serious health problems, which if diagnosed and treated at the right time can help in preventing further complications. Some such health issues in them include cancers of the breast and cervix, heart diseases, pregnancy complications, etc.

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