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Troisier sign – A sign of metastatic abdominal malignancy.

  Troisier sign  is the clinical finding of a hard and enlarged left supraclavicular node (Virchow node), and is considered a sign of metastatic abdominal malignancy. It is sometimes referred to as Virchow node, which is the name given by Dr Rudolf Virchow (1821-1902), a German pathologist, to the left supraclavicular lymph node but not necessarily to pathologic lymphadenopathy Pathology : The left supraclavicular lymph node drains via

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THE SAIL SIGN – in Fracture neck of Radius.

  Fracture neck of Radius with - The sail sign - the elevation of the anterior fat pad to create a silhouette similar to a billowing spinnaker sail from a boat. It indicates the presence of an elbow joint effusion .

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ZIKA – An Health Threat

Zika virus is a single-stranded RNA virus of the Flaviviridae family, genus Flavivirus. Zika virus is transmitted to humans primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The mosquito vectors typically breed in domestic water-holding containers; they are aggressive daytime biters and feed both indoors and outdoors near dwellings. Nonhuman and human primates are likely the main reservoirs of the virus, and anthroponotic (human-to-vector-to-human)

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INDIA to switch to Bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine.

With India remaining polio free for five years now, the Government of India plans to switch to Bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) from its present Trivalent version, in few months in a globally synchronised manner. Trivalent OPV contains live and weakened versions for all the three types (1, 2 and 3) of wild polio while the bivalent vaccine will contain type 1 and 3. India has already introduced injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its

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Preventing the major cause of mortality; a real lacuna of the research

As per WHO health statistics, 63% of the global mortality was due to non-communicable diseases. Out of this 48% was due to cardiovascular diseases where 80% of these occurred in the low and middle income countries. Of the available 440 Cochrane reviews under the health topic of heart and circulation, only 27 were found to be related to heart disease prevention. Is it either the preventive research were not in full extent or they were neglected in

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Scientific evidence – Alternative / traditional treatments; a placebo effect.

Dr. Edzard Ernst is the world’s first professor of complementary medicine. After his 18 years in Peninsula Medical School, in south-west England, he decided to step down his post as professor. Dr Ernst and his research group have pioneered many studies of alternative medicine from Acupuncture and Ayurveda to Reiki channelling and herbal remedies. Alternative medicine is a big business around the world particularly in a country like India where

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APARTMENT SYNDROME – Is it prevalent in Software and BPO industry?

“Apartment syndrome” – wondering what?. How much of sunlight exposure have you had recently?. Apartment syndrome is nothing but Vitamin D deficiency caused out of inadequate exposure to sunlight which is the source of Vitamin D for our body. The resulting Vitamin D deficiency causes inadequate calcium deposition in the bones, leading to decrease in strength of the bones. So, what’s really causing this? Working long hours within office rooms

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10 handy foods to boost immunity

Is there too much of “sniff sniff huchh huchh” in the air around you? Registered Dietitian Preethi Rahul gives a list of 10 handy foods that can help to boost your family’s immunity. Curd Being one of the most easily and commonly available probiotic, curd helps to improve gut function. Bifidobacterium lactis- the probiotic strain in yogurt, is known to stimulate the immune response. Cellular immunity declines as you age. Researchers in New

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Fruit Myths Busted!

Love eating fruits but are you wondering whether to eat them or not because of various things you hear about them? Consultant Registered Dietitian, Preethi Rahul gives you the fruity facts… Why do you need to eat fruits? Fruits contain perfect quantities of simple sugars, our fuel; water, the great cleanser and carrier of the body; vitamins and minerals, which the body needs for healthy maintenance; and fibre to provide bulk and prevent digestive

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