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15th December 2018
Time for National Essential Diagnostics List
ICMR publishes India’s first draft National Essential Diagnostics List

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is steering the process of compilation of National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL) for the country.

The draft NEDL, which has been collated with contributions from all relevant stakeholders is now available for comments on ICMR website more

Weight cycling is associated with a higher risk of death

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

People often find it difficult to stick to drastic changes in their diets along with exercise regimen to lose weight. So they start, stop and then restart. This sequence of events results in cyclical loss and gain of more

Top News

India to increase public health spending to 2.5 pc of GDP, says PM

New Delhi, Dec 12 (PTI) India is set to increase its public health spending to 2.5 per cent of its GDP by 2025, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday, as he asserted that women, children and youth will continue to remain at the heart of every policy, programme and initiative of the government.... read more

Practice Updates

Nearly 30 million sick and premature newborns in dire need of treatment every year

Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick every year and need specialized care to survive, according to a new report “Survive and Thrive: Transforming care for every small and sick newborn” by a global coalition that includes UNICEF and WHO.... read more

Half of Syria’s children have grown up only seeing violence as conflict nears eight-year mark: UNICEF

NEW YORK/AMMAN/BEIRUT/DAMASCUS– With an estimated 4 million children born in Syria since the conflict started nearly eight years ago, half of the country’s children have grown up only knowing war, UNICEF said today.... read more

Risk of dementia increased among female veterans with TBI, PTSD and depression

Female military veterans who have traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression long after their service may be more likely to later develop dementia than female veterans without those conditions, according to a study published in the December 12, 2018,... read more

Comparable clinical outcomes between percutaneous repair and medical treatment for secondary MR

Among patients with severe secondary mitral regurgitation, the rate of death or unplanned hospitalization for heart failure - primary efficacy outcome - at one year did not differ significantly between patients who underwent percutaneous mitral-valve repair in addition to receiving medical... read more

Severe active IBD reduces sperm motility and testosterone levels

According to a study reported in the Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, online November 30, 2018, severe active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) reduces progressive sperm motility and testosterone levels... read more

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity ISWD conference January 2019

Serum cytokines profile in treated celiac disease vs non-celiac gluten sensitivity: Inflammatory cytokines are implicated in the pathogenesis of celiac disease (CD) and their serum levels might help to identify a diagnostic marker to differentiate CD from non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS).

The Year in Medicine 2018: News that made a difference

Three STDs hit all-time high

  • Rates of chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis hit record levels in 2017
  • 200,000 more cases of the three reportable STDs than in 2016... read more

The Top Trending Clinical Topics of 2018: Trend 3: Atrial fibrillation

An important statement about screening as well as several revealing studies led to this trending clinical topic in mid-August... read more

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2. Sensory organs are not involved.
3. It is a vivid as that in a true sense perception.
4. It occurs in the absence of perceptual stimulus.
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Beginning Today
Inspirational Story 2: Determination and Persistence
Better gut health can help manage the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder- SAD: Winter Depression
The condition is more prevalent in women in the age group of 18 to 30
New Delhi, 14th December 2018: Studies indicate that the estimated lifetime prevalence of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in the general population is about 0.5% to 3%. The point prevalence in primary care outpatients is approximately 5% to 10%, and in depressed outpatients, it is 15%. SAD is defined as recurring depression with seasonal onset and remission. Fall-onset (winter) SAD is more common than spring-onset SAD. The former is characterized primarily by atypical symptoms of depression, while spring-onset SAD is associated with the more typical features.
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