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Top Medical Bulletin 10/February/2022
Here are today's Top medical stories
Anemia can increase incidence of CKD in kids
A cross sectional pilot study published in Clinical Nutrition revealed that anemia is responsible for a significant amount of morbidity resulting in poorer quality of life, the impact of anemia with cardiac changes in children with chronic kidney disease. Anemia being one of the most common complications of chronic kidney disease in children, researchers suggest children with anemia should be screened for underlying cardiac dysfunction.
Intake of curry rice decreases depression and diabetes
Curry is a popular in Asian countries and served in various cuisines, it contains a high concentration of curcumin. Many Previous studies have shown major health benefits of curcumin.
High curry-rice consumption is associated with a low prevalence of type 2 diabetes, depression and hypertension finds a recent study. Findings of the study, published in the Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews, indicates the potential health benefit resulting from curcumin intake protects people from the dual burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as well as mental health.
Yoga improves outcomes in diabetic patients
Yoga a mind body exercise is known to cure various diseases, Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a leading cause of mortality worldwide. Several earlier findings indicate that yogic practices may lead to pronounced improvements in Diabetes mellitus management.
The integrated yoga therapy protocol developed with a mild set of asanas(7) and pranayama techniques could be practiced easily and could have beneficial effects in individuals with diabetes. The study findings were published in the Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal concluded that that integrated yoga therapy as adjuvant and non-invasive therapy is ideal for people with diabetes.
Vitamin D boosts immunity in HIV patients
Recent study in Clinical Nutrition reported that Calcidiol supplementation is credibly a promising adjuvant of combination anti-retroviral therapy (cART) for the treatment of HIV and that vitamin D can function as an immune modulator in HIV.
Vitamin D is a crucial hormone very important for body metabolism. Deficiency of vitamin D is associated not only with bone and muscle disorders but it has a critical role in many infectious and noninfectious diseases. Several studies and literature suggest vitamin D deficiency in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients and hypovitaminosis D may aggravate the disease severity in HIV patients by compromising the immune system.
Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)