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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Tackling recurrent tonsillitis and pharyngitis

tonsillitisPharyngitis and tonsillitis account for over 10% of all office visits to primary care clinicians and 50% of outpatient antibiotic use. The most appropriate management continues to be debated because some of the issues are deceptively complex, but consensus has increased in recent years. The main concern is determining who is likely to have a group A -beta hemolytic streptococcal infection (GABHS), as this can lead to subsequent complications such as rheumatic fever and glomerular nephritis.
The clinical features most suggestive of group A beta -hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis include

Vacancies at CCRH

(An Autonomous Body of Deptt. of AYUSH,Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India)
Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the following posts under the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy. Qualifications and other eligibility conditions are given below:
Assistant Director (Pharmacology) - Group A-1
Research Officer (Homoeopathy) - Group-A
Research Officer (Pharmacognosy) - Group-A

Friday, January 25, 2013

ADHD on the rise

Rates of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) have risen by 24% over the last ten years, researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Medical Group reported in JAMA Pediatrics. 
The authors, who carried out a study of medical records at the Kaiser Permanente Southern California health plan, described the increase as "very significant". A study carried out by researchers from Northwestern Medicine reported in the March/April 2012 issue of Academic Peditrics that the ADHD diagnosis rate had risen 66% in ten years. ADHD, which is estimated to affect between 4% and 12% of school-aged children in the USA, persists into the teenage years and adulthood in approximately 66% to 85% of cases. Experts are not sure what the origins of ADHD are. 
They believe it is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. One study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that multiple exposures to anesthesia at a young age was linked to a higher rates of ADHD. In this latest study, Darios Getahun, M.D., Ph.D. and team set out to determine whether ADHD rates had increased since 2001 in southern California, and if so, by how much.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Jammu and Kashmir gets 52Cr. for NRHM

Jammu and Kashmir gets 52Cr. for NRHMThe Union Health Ministry has sanctioned Rs. 52.00 crore for Jammu and Kashmir for completion of health infrastructure taken up in the State under the National Rural Health Mission.
An official spokesman said under the flagship programme, the state government has already taken up execution of several hospital buildings in the State. “The decision in this regard was taken today at a high level meeting of Central and State officers held at New Delhi,” the spokesman said.
The meeting was chaired by Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

NRHM implementation by Tamilnadu

As per an Evaluation Study of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) done by the Institute of Economic Growth of the University of Delhi, Tamil Nadu stands at top for implementation outcomes of the NRHM and can be a benchmark for other States. The seven States surveyed are: Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.

Key findings of the survey:

  • For the utilisation of public health facilities for ante-natal care and post-natal care services, Tamil Nadu is the best performer whereas Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Assam are the worst.
  • On institutional deliveries, Tamil Nadu is at the top and Jharkhand is at the bottom.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Dengue preventive medicine given to 2.4 lakh persons in Madurai

Two lakh people have been administered homoeopathy medicine free of charge so far as part of a drive to prevent the outbreak of dengue fever in the district. The Government Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital at Thirumangalam near here has been conducting special camps to distribute homeopathy pills following the spread of dengue in the district last year. Apart from holding free camps in urban and rural areas with the consent of the Corporation and local bodies, doctors from the homoeopathic college distributed medicines in Sivaganga and Tuticorin districts as well.

 “Dengue preventive medicine was given to 2.4 lakh persons in three districts put together through our college. In Madurai district alone, 47 homoeopathy camps were conducted,” A. Gopalakrishnan, Principal in-charge, Government Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, told The Hindu on Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mangalore AYUSH Hospital

The first AYUSH Hospital in the district with 25 beds,15 for Ayurvedic and 10 for homeopathic treatment, being constructed at Hat Hill here will be ready by March,” said Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat CEO Dr K N Vijayaprakash.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of AYUSH workshop and treatment camp organised by Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat under National Rural Health campaign in DK ZP on Tuesday, he said that the recruitment of 17 medical staff for the new AYUSH hospital, is underway.
 He also stressed the need to create awareness among school and college students on AYUSH.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Regulation of Complementary Medicine in UAE

The use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) has become more widespread among patients and general consumers in the Middle East region. Homeopathy, in particular, has gained more acceptances in the UAE due to various factors including stringent regulatory approval processes from the Ministry of Health (MoH). Whereas a few years ago people had to travel to countries such as India for homeopathic treatment, now there is accumulating evidence that many patients visit the UAE to avail of high quality homeopathic treatment.
This issue will be debated on the 30 January 2013 at the Complementary, Alternative & Integrative Medicine Conference which is a new addition to the conference programme at the 38th Arab Health Exhibition and Congress at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, this conference topic is becoming increasingly relevant in the UAE as there is greater emphasis on regulating the practices of complementary medicine in the region.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sinusitis and some rubrics

Contributed by Dr.George

sinusitis rubric

This is the general rubric for sinusitis(image)
If the patient says it is here, and shows it with the finger;which is the remedy? when someone says to you, "My pain is there." (pushes with his fingertip on the nose root) - where is the sinusitis of Kali bichromicum? In the maxillary sinusitis, Kali bichromicum is the first remedy(image). There are many remedies in homeopathy for sinus infection.

Friday, January 4, 2013

AYUSH medical officer Delhi-Vacancy

Applications required for:
AYUSH Medical Officer (Homoeopathic dispensaries) No. of posts: 15 
Pharmacist (Homoepathic Dispensaries) No. of posts: 15 
AYUSH Medical Officer (Ayurvedic dispensaries) No. of posts: 15 
Last date for receiving of application at DSHM is 21/01/2013 at 4 p.m. 

Applications received after the last date and time, will be rejected. One application will be considered for one post only. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview. 
Applications in the prescribed format for engagement on contract for various posts in State Health Society (Delhi) and Integrated District Health Societies (IDHS) are invited by Delhi State Health Mission (DSHM)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Dentition (eruption of teeth) and homeopathy

Teething troubles is a very common childhood problem. A tooth moving toward the surface of the gum may cause pain and swelling.

But first you should be aware when does the teeth erupt. In ill-nourished children and in rickets, dentition may be delayed. Usually the lower incisors (temporary) are the first teeth in a baby by the age of 6months. Eruption of temporary teeth is for 2 – 2½ years. The temporary teeth begin to fall at about the sixth or seventh year .These takes place usually after the eruption of the first permanent molar. The children in the age group of 6-12yrs have mixed dentition.