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Healthcare in India

Indian Envoy: Challenges In Health Sector

The Constitution of India makes healthcare in India the responsibility of the state governments, rather than the central federal government. It makes every state responsible for “raising the level of nutrition and the standard of living of its people and the improvement of public health as among its primary duties”. The National Health Policy was endorsed by the Parliament…

Cannabis

US Teens: Medical Marijuana Smoke Less Cannabis

According to a large-scale study of American high school students; legalizing medicinal marijuana has actually led to a drop in cannabis use among teenagers. The study, published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse used the results of an anonymous survey given to more than 800,000 high school students across 45 states to calculate…

Firearm Safety

PACs Fund Political Candidates Who Oppose Firearm Safety Policies

Political action committees (PACs) affiliated with physician organizations contribute more money to political candidates; who oppose evidence-based policies to reduce firearm-related injuries; than to those who support such policies, a new study found. This pattern of giving is inconsistent with advocacy efforts by many individual physicians; and organizations in support of the policies, the researchers…

Wheezing

Finds Link Between Vaping And Wheezing

Bronchiolitis obliterans (BO), also known as popcorn lung and constrictive bronchiolitis, is a disease that results in obstruction of the smallest airways of the lungs (bronchioles) due to inflammation. Symptoms include a dry cough; shortness of breath, wheezing and feeling tired. These symptoms generally get worse over weeks to months. It is not related to cryptogenic organizing pneumonia; previously known…

Geriatrics

Targeting Aging Process Itself Can Lead To Better And More Effective

Medical care for older adults has long focused on preventing and treating chronic diseases and the conditions that come with them. But now, geriatrics researchers and clinicians hope a new understanding–one honed at a prestigious conference hosted by the American Geriatrics Society  and the National Institute on Aging , with support from The John A.…

Physical medicine

Morning Walks Could Be Better Than Drugs

Researchers at the University of Western Australia found that 30 minutes of walking on a treadmill in the morning improved participants’ blood pressure readings for the rest of the day. They say that for some individuals, the morning walking could replace the need for medication. Daily routines. According to the charity Blood Pressure UK, about one-third…

AIDS

Potent HIV Antibody: Improvement Of Vaccine Design

The human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) are two species of Lentivirus that causes HIV infection; and over time acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). However, AIDS is a condition in humans; in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections; and cancers to thrive. So, without treatment; average survival time after infection with HIV; is estimated to be…

family medicine

Primary Care Physicians Lack Enough Knowledge Of Cancer Treatment Options

The idea of team-based cancer care most often focuses on involving primary care physicians in the care of cancer survivors. But research has shown patients are discussing initial cancer treatment options with their primary care doctors. And now a new study finds that a significant number of these physicians report notable gaps in their knowledge…

transfusion medicine

Anti platelet Therapy Considerations In Women

In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Special Issue on Women’s Cardiovascular Health, Volume 3, Number 4, 2019; Guest Editor Gladys P. Velarde) Khadeeja Esmail and Dominick J. Angiolillo from the University of Florida Medical School, Gainesville, FL, USA review anti platelet therapy considerations in women. Important implications The authors provide a detailed review of…

Anxiety and Depression

Smartphones Help Better Understand The Nature Of Depression

Decades of research into anxiety and depression have resulted in the development of models that help explain the causes and dimensions of the two disorders. For all of their well-established utility however; these models measure differences between individuals and are derived from studies designed using few assessments that can months or even years apart. In…

Vision loss

Heavy Smoking Could Lead To Vision Loss

vision loss is a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means; such as glasses. Some also include those who have a decreased ability to see because they do not have access to glasses or contact lenses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 34.3 million;…

Bhutan health

Spirituality and Religious Involvement: Promote Mental Health

Prevalence of common mental disorders (CMDs) in Bhutan was found to be higher; at 29.3 percent, 19 percent more than the Gross National Happiness Study; 2015 found. However, this was according to a cross-sectional secondary analysis of data of the same GNH study. The secondary data analysis by Gyambo Sithey et al published in the…