Clinical medicine: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Pneumonia, diarrhoea still a big threat: Global study

Ahead of World Pneumonia Day, on November 12, the 2019 Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Progress Report Card released by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The report  describes progress in fighting pneumonia and diarrhoea in countries with the highest absolute number of deaths, and for the first ..

Dr Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi, renowned nephrologist passes away

Dr Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi (87) was the renowned nephrologist, immunologist and stem cell researcher. He passed away in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 2nd October 2019. He was an expert in handling kidney transplant surgeries & was awarded Padma Shri in 2015 for his contribution to society as a nephrologist.

2019 edition of World Sickle Cell Day (WSCD)

The World Sickle Cell Day (WSCD) is observed every year on 19th of June to raise public awareness about the sickle cell disease and its treatment methods. Sickle cell disease is an inherited form of anaemia in which red blood cells are not able to carry adequate oxygen throughout the body. Government has organised several ..

India’s first water clinic for elephants opened in Mathura

India has opened its first specialised hydrotherapy treatment center (water clinic) for elephants suffering from arthritis, joint pain and foot ailments on the banks of the Yamuna in Mathura. It is opened near the Wildlife SOS’ Elephant Conservation and Care Centre (ECCC), which currently houses 20 rescued elephants. The new hydrotherapy jumbo pool is 11-foot-deep ..

World Liver day observed on 19th April

April 19 is observed as World Liver Day. This day is meant to raise awareness about liver and following a lifestyle which supports liver health. This day is observed to understand importance of liver in human body and how liver ailments can be treated. As per World Health Organisation (WHO), liver diseases are 10th  most ..