Monthly Archives: February 2012

Lead in lipstick not a significant health hazard

US FDA recently published the levels of lead in different brands of lipstick. The report concluded that the current levels pose no safety risk. “In fact, the FDA sets no official standard for lead in lipstick although it is reportedly … Continue reading

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Studies in Medical Imaging

PTIFeature Januray 28, 2012      PF-15/2012 Studies in Medical Imaging By Dr K S Parthasarathy Researchers can use imaging techniques to assess the microscopic changes in the brain’s white matter, which is composed of millions of nerve fibres called axons that … Continue reading

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Radiation Exposure: Is it Harmful or Beneficial?

The Nav Hind Times Radiation Exposure: Is it Harmful or Beneficial? Published on: February 4, 2012 – 00:10 BY K S PARTHASARATHY Based on epidemiological studies of over fifty groups of about two million radiation exposed persons over the past … Continue reading

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4.5 million Americans living with total knee replacement

  Presently, one out of every 144 persons in USA are living with total knee replacement .The rise is sharpest among the youg. Osteoarthritsis is known to be the reasons. Other details are available at the following URL http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-02/aaoo-4ma020712.php

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Orthopaedic defensive medicine in US costs $2 billion!

A news report suggests that orthopaedic defensive medicine in US costs $ 2 billion. You may access the report at: http://www.auntminnie.com/index.aspx?sec=sup&sub=imc&pag=dis&ItemID=98254&wf=4774 The study thus revealed that the percentages of particular tests that were ordered defensively: Radiography: 19 CT scanning: 26 … Continue reading

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Dr P K Iyengar: a doyen among scientists

 THE BIHAR TIMES A Passage to Bihar February 7, 2012 Dr P K Iyengar: a doyen among scientists Dr K S Parthasarathy Dr P K Iyengar, one of the pioneers who along with his team toiled tirelessly to place India … Continue reading

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