Monthly Archives: June 2013

The role of yoga in stress management

In an age of a highly dynamic and competitive world, man is exposed to all kinds of stressors that can affect him in all realms of life. Hans Selye first introduced the term stress into life science. The term stress is derived from the Latin word Stringere, which means “to be drawn tight.”

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In The News: June 25, 2013

Below are links to recent news articles of interest to the medical community in India. Please let us know in the comments if you find these articles interesting – or you can share links to other articles that you have read as well.

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Malaria eradication in India hindered by fake drugs, but promoting community awareness is still helpful

Malaria is an epidemic in India, occurring not only in rural areas, but also in large cities like New Delhi. The 2011 World Malaria Report estimates that about 70 percent of India’s population faces risk of malaria infection. About 95 percent of India’s population resides in malaria-endemic areas. With the… 

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In The News: June 18, 2013

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In The News: June 11, 2013

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The impact of dengue fever on the heart

The alarming rise of dengue fever in India in recent years is a cause for serious concern. Dengue infection, though largely self-limiting is considered a dreaded disease because of its potentially fatal complications in a proportion of patients. Cardiac manifestations in dengue are reported infrequently but can be some of… 

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Haemoglobin A1C for coronary heart disease risk stratification in non-diabetic patients

Diabetes is one of the top chronic diseases in India and it is well known to have a correlation to coronary heart disease through the Haemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) marker. HbA1C, a clinical marker of glycated haemoglobin, is increasingly being used to diagnose diabetes. As it is a time-integrated marker, it… 

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