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Editorial Special

Reasons for vaccine hesitancy

Dr Veena Aggarwal, Consultant Womens’ Health, CMD and Editor-in-Chief, IJCP Group & Medtalks
22nd September 2021
The faster people are vaccinated against Covid-19, sooner can we hope to contain the pandemic that’s been raging on since the last one and half years. More the people immunized, less the vulnerable population. However, vaccine hesitancy is becoming a challenge in many parts of the world despite availability of safe and effective vaccines, which have hampered efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus. Vaccine hesitancy is multifactorial and now a study from Australia has attempted to identify the factors responsible for vaccine hesitancy...Read more »

Guest Editorial

Guest Editorial

Screening for eye conditions may predict risk of dementia

Prof. (Dr.) Mohan Rajan, Chairman & Medical Director, Rajan Eye Care Hospital, Chennai;
President, Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association.

22nd September 2021 Multispeciality
Common eye conditions such as cataract, diabetic-related eye disease (DRED) and age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) are associated with an increased risk for dementia, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.1,2 The prospective study included a subgroup of 12,364 adults aged 55-73 years from the UK Biobank cohort. The participants self-reported their eye condition and/or systemic conditions...Read more »

Beneficial role of dietary intervention and physical activity in children and adolescents with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease associated with obesity

22nd September 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Non alcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the most common chronic liver disease present in children and adolescent due to rising ...Read more »
Hypertension update

Management of Hypertension Using Combination Therapy

22nd September 2021 Multispeciality Cardiology
The clinical data have shown that over 70% of adults with primary hypertension require a minimum of two antihypertensive agents, either starting initially as combination therapy or as add-on therapy if monotherapy and lifestyle modifications don't show adequate pressure...Read more »

News From All Specialities

Pfizer/BioNTech say COVID-19 vaccine safe in children, evokes robust immune response

22nd September 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE have stated that their COVID-19 vaccine evoked a strong immune response in children aged 5 to 11 years. They further stated that they intend to seek authorization for use...Read more »
News From All Specialities

SARS-CoV-2 evolving to get better at becoming airborne: Study

22nd September 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A new study suggests that the variants of SARS-CoV-2 virus are evolving and getting better at travelling through the air, thus making it important for people to wear tight-fitting masks, ensure better ventilation, and get vaccinated, in order to curb the spread of the virus...Read more »
News From All Specialities

US death toll from COVID-19 surpasses that of 1918 pandemic

22nd September 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the lives of more Americans now than the 1918 flu pandemic. Over 675,000 people in the United States have succumbed to COVID-19, revealed data from the Johns Hopkins University. The figure has surpassed the estimated death toll in the...Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Premature Menopause a Warning Sign for Higher ASCVD Risk

22nd September 2021 Cardiology Public Health
Premature menopause is known to be associated with cardiovascular disease among women; however, a new cohort study suggests that it may not be as important as the more traditional cardiovascular risk factors for ascertaining a patient's 10-year risk of having a heart attack...Read more »
News From All Specialities

Early Caregiver-based Intervention Improves Autism Symptoms in Children before School Age

22nd September 2021 Neurology Psychiatry
Infants who appeared to be moving towards autism spectrum disorder (ASD) had milder symptoms as toddlers if their caregivers underwent a social communication intervention when the infants were...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner


Is failure to provide medical records to the complainant in time liable for punishment?

22nd September 2021
Quite often, there are allegations that the case records were not provided timely to the complainant. The DMC and MCI have issued warnings whenever there has been a violation of this clause...Read more »

Medtalks CME



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