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Medical News Bulletin Edition 25

Aug 14, 2023

medical news bulletin edition 25

Welcome to the 25th edition of the Medical News Bulletin.

In this edition you will learn about the first COVID-19 death in Maharashtra in a long time, a breakthrough study in preventing tuberculosis, a miracle pill for postpartum depression, and a cutting-edge medical tool to predict the risk of Psoriatic Arthritis. 

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 latest developments in medical research and medical news.  

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

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Maharashtra's First COVID-19 Death in Months

The state government of Maharashtra witnessed its first COVID-19 death after months. The patient was a 75-year-old man with a history of liver carcinoma. 

This death is, however, not a recent one. The man died in July itself. The inclusion of his death in the official records took place recently. 

Doctors at the hospital say that while the patient was infected with COVID, it was not the cause of his death. 

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Breakthrough Nutrition Support Curbs TB Deaths in India, Lancet Study Finds 

A Lancet study reveals that targeted nutrition support has proven effective in preventing the rise of new tuberculosis cases among family members of TB patients.

The persons observed in the study were given monthly baskets of high-quality proteins and multivitamins. This improved diet reduced new tuberculosis cases by nearly half among the family members of TB patients. 

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US Health Officials Greenlight Historic Pill for Postpartum Depression Relief 

US health officials approve the first-ever pill to treat postpartum depression. This pill is to be taken once a day for 14 days.  

Severe depression after childbirth affects thousands of mothers every year. US FDA granted approval to the drug Zurzuvae for adults who are experiencing severe depression after childbirth or during pregnancy. 

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Cutting-Edge Tool Predicts Risk of Psoriatic Arthritis

Researchers introduce a predictive tool that assesses patients' susceptibility to psoriatic arthritis. The findings of the study were published in Arthritis and Rheumatology. 

The tool itself, named PRESTO, identified psoriasis patients who have a higher chance of developing psoriatic arthritis and therefore could benefit from preventive medications. PRESTO uses a mathematical model to predict and its model is available online. 

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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 23

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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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