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Medical News Bulletin Edition 21

Jun 20, 2023

Medical News Bulletin Edition 21

Welcome to the 21st edition of the Medical News Bulletin. 

In this edition, you will learn about a new record for the world’s largest kidney stone, a new miracle pill for lung cancer that might be revolutionary and an interesting study involving vaginal fluid for cesarean babies. 

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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Vaginal Fluid to promote neurodevelopment in C-section Babies

A study reveals that applying vaginal fluid to C-section babies promotes neurodevelopment, potentially benefiting their cognitive growth and development. 

Babies that are born by cesarean section fail to acquire the same healthy bacteria as those babies that are delivered normally through the vagina. This is seen as a setback to the development of their immune system because it increases their risk of contracting certain diseases later in life. 

The study was published in the Cell Host & Microbe journal. It revealed that applying the mother’s vaginal fluids to C-section babies after birth restored the microbial balance. 

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COVID-19 Cases Plummet in India

India witnessed a significant decline in COVID-19 cases, with only 96 new infections reported, leading to a decrease in active cases. The active case tally is down to 2,017. 

The death toll due to COVID-19 currently stands at 5,31,893, according to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry.  The national COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 98.81 per cent. 

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Miracle pill for lung cancer

A groundbreaking report highlights the potential of a miraculous pill in preventing the onset of lung cancer.

This finding was revealed at the annual conference of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago. This pill in question is supposed to halve the risk of a specific type of lung cancer when it is taken daily after surgery. 

This treatment has been developed by the pharmaceutical group AstraZeneca osimertinib and marketed under the brand name Tagrisso. 

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Inflammatory bowel disease linked to higher stroke risk

Research suggests a connection between inflammatory bowel disease and an increased risk of stroke, raising concerns about the impact on patients' health. 

This research has been published in the online issue of Neurology which is the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. To clarify, this research does not prove that IBD causes stroke but rather that there is a correlation between the two. 

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Doctors secure funding for blood cancer patient

Doctors secure funding to provide life-saving treatment for a young boy fighting blood cancer, giving him hope and a chance at recovery.

Blood cancer is curable, but it is important to meet a specialist at the right time. The boy in question was suffering from leukaemia, a type of blood cancer. 

At four years old, the child developed hemifacial swelling and lesions on his left side. He would often get a fever and was not able to see or hear through his left eye or ear. 

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Sri Lankan doctors remove the world’s largest kidney stone

Sri Lankan Army doctors achieve a remarkable feat by successfully removing the world's largest kidney stone, setting a new global record.

The doctors have set a Guinness World Record surpassing the previous record set by Indian doctors in 2004. The stone removed was 13.372 centimetres long and weighed 801 grams, according to a statement by the Army. 

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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 19

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Arindam is a Content Marketer who looks after the Medical Super Specialty segment, specifically the NEET SS category, at PrepLadder. He aims to help aspirants crack exams and realize their dreams through his work.


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