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Medical News Bulletin Edition 20

Jun 13, 2023

Medical News Bulletin Edition 20

Welcome to the 20th edition of the Medical News Bulletin. 

In this edition, you will learn about an adverse condition affecting infants under 6 months in the state of Jharkhand, a study that reveals a new direction for treating anxiety-related disorders, and the disturbing news about a brilliant medical professional. 

Medical news bulletin is the number one source for you to catch up on the latest developments in the medical world and make more informed decisions going forward in your career. 

As doctors preparing for super speciality, you need to be updated with the major health issues affecting people and the latest developments in medical research. 

Let’s take a look at what has new has happened in the past week. 

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Alarming Infant Malnutrition Rate

According to the latest nutritional statistics, malnutrition is still a widespread problem in Jharkhand. Moreover, chronic malnutrition among infants below 6 months of age is on the rise. Currently, the spread of chronic malnutrition stands at 32%. 

To address this problem, the State Centre of Excellence for Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) organised a two-day state-level meeting on “Addressing Early Growth Failure and Nutrition in Children at Risk” with the support of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). 

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Anxiety, OCD Linked to New Brain Mechanism

Until now, neurons, the common type of brain cell, were thought to govern behaviour but recent events may prove otherwise. Researchers from the University of Utah Health identified the role of microglia, which is a small cell type in the brain, in regulating anxiety-related behaviours in laboratory mice. 

The results of this study were published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry and might potentially lead to new techniques being developed for targeted medicines. 

According to the results of the research, there are specific microglia populations that trigger anxiety and OCSD behaviours and other types that suppress them. The microglia send information to the neurons to initiate the behaviours. 

These new findings could be helpful in maintaining unwanted behaviours within the healthy range. 

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Renowned Cardiologist Gaurav Gandhi Passes at 41

Gaurav Gandhi reportedly died in his sleep of a cardiac arrest. He was a renowned cardiologist from Gujarat’s Jamnagar who reportedly operated on more than 16,000 patients during the length of his career. 

After a usual day of consulting patients, Dr. Gandhi returned to his home, had dinner and went to bed without showing any signs. His family members found him unconscious in the morning. 

Dr. Gandhi completed his basic medical degree from Jamnagar after which he earned a specialisation from Ahmedabad. He was reportedly associated with the ‘Halt Heart Attacks’ campaign that gained widespread momentum on Facebook. 

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And that sums up all the essential medical news for today! 

Don't forget you can catch up on our previous editions of medical news bulletins too! So, let's dive in and see what the latest developments are in the world of medicine.

Also read: Medical News Bulletin Edition 18

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