November 30, 2013

How to Loose Weight Fast...And Safely Too

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Many times as a health worker, questions have come to me on the best way to lose weight in the shortest possible time. The questions have come from all sources - patients, friends, and even recent acquaintances - who generally know little or nothing about healthy weight loss.

New WHO Guidance for Treating Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition

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The World Health Organization (WHO), few days ago on 27 November, released new treatment guidelines for the almost 20 million children under-five worldwide who have severe acute malnutrition.

November 29, 2013

Japan to Cure Teen Internet Addiction With Fasting Camps

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Imagine youngsters engaged in different forms of outdoor games and activities. Several team-building group activities go on all around. Some sit at tables, talking and laughing, as they share meals. At their age, something is obviously missing - none is with a cellphone, laptop or any web-connected device.

November 28, 2013

Online Self-Paced Courses in International Health

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Self-Paced Educational Courses in Global Health

The Institute for International Medicine (INMED) is pleased to offer a growing series of self-paced courses on topics of international health. Each course is accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and can be accessed online.

November 26, 2013

Concerning Respiratory Complications in an Elderly Woman

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A 70 year old white woman was admitted for treatment of an acute non-Q wave myocardial infarction. Her past medical history is significant for diabetes mellitus and chronic renal insufficiency.

November 10, 2013

Concerning a middle-aged woman with watery diarrhea

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A woman aged 56 years had voluminous watery diarrhea some time after extensive surgery, radiation and chemotherapy for a pelvic malignancy.

November 09, 2013

Benefits of Exercise in Diabetes

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Exercise is an important way to manage diabetes. Not only can exercise help you achieve beneficial weight loss, but every time you exercise, it helps to lower your blood sugar and helps the body cells accept insulin more efficiently, increasing your general well-being.

Concerning causes and management of ring enhancing brain lesions

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1. Which of the following would be the least likely cause of ring-enhancing brain lesions in an immunocompetent patient?

November 06, 2013

Arnold-Chiari malformation

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Arnold-Chiari malformation, or simply Chiari malformation (CM), are structural defects in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance. Normally the cerebellum and parts of the brain stem sit in an indented space at the lower rear of the skull, above the foramen magnum (a funnel-like opening into the spinal canal). When part of the cerebellum is located below the foramen magnum, it is called a Chiari malformation. [source: NINDS].

November 01, 2013

Differential diagnoses of ring enhancing lesions

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Ring-enhancing lesion

A ring-enhancing lesion is an abnormal radiologic sign on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computerized tomographic scan (CT scan) characterized by a central area of reduced density (i.e. hypodense area) surrounded by a bright rim. The bright rim is due to concentration of an enhancing radiocontrast dye.

Excessive online presence linked to medical and social disorders in children

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Children should not spend more than two hours online - Study

Excessive media use can be linked to obesity, lack of sleep, school problems, aggression and other behaviour issues among children, new research in the US says.