Jan 24, 2023
To remain competitive throughout your career, doctors must keep abreast of the latest medical news and developments in the field. With rapidly advancing technology and exponential growth in the number of studies and researches, it’s quite challenging to stay up to date with the latest happening in the world of medicine.
But not anymore! We bring to you our medical news bulletin featuring some important medical news from around the world. Here, we share some vital studies and research along with medical news to help you keep up with everything important.
You can also read our previous editions of medical news bulletins.
A study conducted by the community medicine department of Thiruvananthapuram Medical College finds that 85% of the doctors in the state are either overweight or obese. Obesity is highly prevalent among the general population and this study shows that doctors are no exception. The study also found that obesity is also prevalent among young doctors age 25-35, which is quite concerning.
Thousands of FMGE candidates were denied Admit Cards by the National Board of Examination (NBE) for the exam on January 20th, 2023, due to the error in uploading the essential documents for the application. In some cases admit card was denied due to blurred photograph and eligible certificate and in other cases the application was rejected because of absence of attestation of the documents by the Indian Embassy, apostille stamp and medical qualification certificates.
A startling revelation by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) admitted to the multiple side-effects of COVID-19 vaccines that were injected to billions of Indians. Covishield, Covovax, Covaxin, Sputnik V, CorBEvax, all showed varied side effects.
Researchers have found that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are 61% more likely to die in a year after a major surgery. The patients are also likely to incur 13% higher healthcare costs as compared to other COPD patients who haven’t had a major surgery. These elevated risks and costs were seen long after the immediate 30-day postoperative period.
King George’ Medical University has identified a marker that can predict coronary artery disease through a simple blood test. This study has opened the opportunity of predicting the possibility of heart attack through a simple blood test and enabling patients to start medications and make relevant lifestyle changes.
Researchers from the Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science at the University of Cambridge developed an artificial pancreas that can help maintain healthy glucose levels. The device combines an off-the-shelf glucose monitor and insulin pump. It comes with an app named CamAPS HX, which helps predict insulin requirements and maintain the glucose levels.
Also read: Medical News Bulletin: Edition 6
Kashika Walia is a Senior Content Writer at PrepLadder. She is devoted to give her readers easily digestible and high-value content that makes their journey towards their dream career incredibly easy.
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