Jul 18, 2023
Welcome to the 22nd edition of the Medical News Bulletin.
In this edition, you will learn about a revolutionary surgery performed by doctors in AIIMS, the danger of bird flu spreading to humans, dengue cases, and a surprising but dangerous side-effect of loneliness.
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 specialty, 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 happened in the past week.
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AIIMS Delhi doctors have performed a groundbreaking living donor liver transplant in a 51-year-old patient marking a significant milestone in medical history.
The patients’s wife donated 65% of her liver to her husband. The patient was suffering from liver cirrhosis for a long time and transplantation was the only option to save him.
The liver and kidney are two such organs that even a live person can donate to another person to save a life.
The increasing number of infections in mammals that are biologically closer to humans raises concern that the virus might infect humans next.
Usually, avian influenza spreads among birds. However, recently there has been an increasing number of cases where the disease has spread to mammals.
This jump from birds to mammals has scientists worried that the next jump to infecting humans is a real danger.
93 confirmed cases of dengue have been identified in the past 11 days. In addition, 18 wards within the city of Thiruvananthapuram have been identified as hotspots.
District health officials in the region have reportedly said that the cases are all scattered. However, the increasing number of hotspots and number of cases in the month of July tend to indicate that the disease is fast spreading in the region.
In most cases, the lack of awareness and follow-up methods to prevent dengue has led to an increase in cases. Despite numerous campaigns, people still disregard the need to check the growth of dengue-causing mosquitoes in and around the house.
A study reveals the detrimental impact of social isolation on older individuals, showing a connection between loneliness and lower brain volume.
The research published in the journal Neurology does not categorically prove that social isolation has a direct impact on brain shrinkage. Instead, it only shows an association between the two.
The results of the study show that it is beneficial for older people to maintain social connections as it could delay or prevent brain atrophy and dementia.
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.
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