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Medical News Bulletin: Edition 1

Dec 06, 2022

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We often hear about new breakthroughs and medical miracles, but it’s hard to know what to believe. In this blog post, we will explore the latest medical news. From advancement in treatments to latest research, there are always new studies and findings to discuss. Stay up-to-date on the latest medical news by reading this blog post.


Man swallowed 187 coins

In a bizarre medical case, a man in Karnataka swallowed 187 coins. The man, who was not identified, went to the hospital after experiencing abdominal pain. An X-ray revealed a large number of coins in his stomach.

The man is said to have been suffering from schizophrenia— a psychiatric disorder. He swallowed a total of 187 coins weighing 1.5kg in 2-3 months. Doctors decided to remove the coins surgically. They were successfully able to remove all 187 coins from the man's stomach, and he was treated for water deficiency and other minor issues. He is expected to make a full recovery. 

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Your salt-shaking habits can predict your heart disease risk

Your salt-shaking habits can predict your heart disease risk, according to a new study. The study suggests that tracking how frequently a person tips the salt shaker is a better indicator of overall salt consumption than other research methodologies. People who never or rarely added salt to their food reduced their risk of heart failure by 37% compared to people who said they always added salt.

So, if you're shaking too much salt onto your food, you could be putting your heart at risk. According to the study people who add salt to their meals are more likely to have high blood pressure and be at greater risk for heart disease. The findings underscore the importance of reducing sodium intake to help prevent cardiovascular problems.

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Predicting new treatments and vaccines for TB gets easier

In the past, developing new treatments and vaccines for tuberculosis (TB) has been a long and difficult process. However, recent advancements in technology have made it easier to predict which new treatments and vaccines will be effective against TB.

U-M Medical School has created a groundbreaking whole lung simulation capable of reproducing activity in the lungs, lymph nodes, and blood vessels to predict new treatments and vaccines for tuberculosis.

With this new treatment, researchers are hopeful that they will be able to develop better treatments and vaccines for TB in the future.

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Check 'medical kundali' before tying knot

Dr Anil Nausaran cycled across India to spread awareness about checking “medical kundli” before marrying someone so as to reduce the risks of diseases like HIV. According to Dr. Nausaran, medical kundli will help couples in making a conscious decision before marriage. 

In addition to that, it will also decrease the chances of children being born with life-threatening viruses. This information can be extremely useful in ensuring the health of a family and avoiding any major health concerns.

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