Pharmacist Association to approach SC, demanding pharmacist to be present wherever medicines are handled

According to the pharmacist at the Primary Centre, or government dispensaries level the staff or the doctor’s handles medicine. But, this is not good as far as the patient’s safety is a concern

Pharmacist Association to approach SC, demanding pharmacist to be present wherever medicines are handledThe Pharmacist Foundation in Delhi is contemplating to knock on the doors of the Supreme Court. Their demand is that the SC should issue a common order to all the state governments to ensure the presence of a pharmacist wherever the medicines are handled The Pharmacist Foundation states: as per the Drug and Cosmetic Act, […]

Gestational diabetes during pregnancy may increase risk of type 1 diabetes in children

Children of mothers who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy could be at increased risk of type 1 diabetes themselves, according to a new study

Gestational diabetes during pregnancy may increase risk of type 1 diabetes in childrenThe study was led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) that was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). Early detection of diabetes is important in children and youth, as many — about 25 per cent, are diagnosed when seeking care for diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially […]

What doctors can learn from art

Purpose of introducing art to medical students is to help them become more thoughtful and meticulous observers

What doctors can learn from artIt was a welcome change to find my eyes glued not to the endlessly frustrating loop of the Krebs cycle, but instead to a portrait of 19th-century aristocrats in top hats and ball gowns. The afternoon, spent at a museum of British art, wasn’t a stolen escape from medical school. It was a required class. […]

Stem cell therapy a likely treatment for heart attacks

Tests on monkeys showed that injections of freshly-made heart cells quickly subsumed into the damaged areas of the heart and helped the organ to pump vigorously

Stem cell therapy a likely treatment for heart attacksScientists have found out a new treatment for heart attacks – the stem cell therapy. The scientists have observed that the stem cell therapy can partially repair damage of the organ. The treatment uses heart cells made in the lab from the skin of a genetically matching donor. Tests on monkeys showed that the injections […]

People under 40 with type 2 diabetes at risk of developing heart disease

People under age 40 who are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are more likely to have or die from cardiovascular disease than those of similar age without diabetes and the excess risks were more pronounced in younger women, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation

People under 40 with type 2 diabetes at risk of developing heart diseaseResearchers also found the excess risk for death, regardless of cause, for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at age 80 or older significantly decreased and was the same as those of similar age without diabetes. “Our study shows the differences in excess diabetes risk are tied to the how old the person is when […]

Charity begins at home, doctors need to step up and lead

All doctors (government or non-government) should understand that ‘healthcare’ is their kriya because they are being remunerated for that. It would be heartening if each doctor decides to undertake additional ‘karma’ as per their core competence

Charity begins at home, doctors need to step up and leadHealth is the most important asset of any living being.  The medical profession evolved as a distinct profession to safe guard this ‘treasure’ and suggest remedies when things go wrong. Healthcare is undoubtedly the noblest of all profession. However, in recent years, rampant commercialisation and privatisation of healthcare sector is the biggest challenge that society […]

This touch therapy heals without popping pills

This touch therapy heals without popping pillsOur understanding of a healthy body goes beyond the Newtonian concept which advocates the “one size fits all” statement. There is a deep shift in the perception about disease management today that goes beyond the ‘popping the pill’ culture. People are becoming more responsible and research on the ability of the body to find its […]

Male contraceptive pill crosses the human clinical trial hurdle

Birth control pills have been around for the past six decades but have been for use of women only. A team of researchers this week have announced the success of the first male birth control pill that could safely prevent pregnancy

Male contraceptive pill crosses the human clinical trial hurdleThe findings of the study were presented on March 24 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual conference. The results of the study are published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Volume 104, Issue 3, March 2019. The team announced that the new drug called 11-beta-MNTDC, has passed a 28-day trial with the […]

Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life

For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers from Italy and the United States report. The results of their meta-analysis will be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana

Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life“If you suffer from migraine headaches and are obese, losing weight will ameliorate the quality of your family and social life as well as your work and school productivity. Your overall quality of life will greatly improve,” said lead study author Claudio Pagano, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of […]

Sleep quality varies throughout menstrual cycle in young women

Young women are more likely to experience sleep disruption in the days leading up to their menstrual period, according to a new study that will be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sleep quality varies throughout menstrual cycle in young women“Sleep is more disrupted in the several days directly prior to menses in young healthy women,” said Anne E. Kim, a medical student at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. “Increased sleep disruption was found in the late luteal phase, which corresponds with the days directly […]
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