EBM Focus: Nonfatal Myocardial Infarction (MI) — Death of a Surrogate?

A heart attack used to mean almost certain death. Thanks to advances in the prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD), that is no longer the case. These improvements in management, however, make trials assessing death as a sole outcome not feasible due to the length of time or size of trials that would be required. In the early 1990s, Braunwald and colleagues argued that adding nonfatal complications to the outcome of death would improve trial efficiency and accelerate the pace of treatment innovations for the management of acute myocardial infarction…

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6 ways to start a conversation about mental health

Talking is good for us, and speaking about mental health can prevent problems from getting worse. When you encourage the people in your life to open up about what they’re going through, it gives them the space to air their thoughts and feelings. It also lets them know you’re there for them. It’s not about trying to fix anything, it’s about listening to them. You can also let them know about the professional support available, so they know how to seek help if needed. Here are 6 ways into a…

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy in a woman who has not previously been diagnosed with diabetes. The condition is fairly common: the CDC estimates that every year, between 2% and 10% of U.S. pregnancies are affected by gestational diabetes. What Causes Gestational Diabetes And How Is It Diagnosed? Gestational diabetes occurs when a woman’s body fails to make adequate insulin. This results from normal hormonal changes related to pregnancy. “During the last trimester of pregnancy, your body needs two to three times more insulin…

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After Indigo, now Jet Airways opts out of Air India disinvestment process

Less than a week after budget airline IndiGo rescinded its interest from participating in the disinvestment process of debt-laden Air India, Mumbai-based full-service carrier Jet Airways also said it will not take part in the strategic sale. Another low-cost airline SpiceJet had already pulled itself out of the race even before the preliminary information memorandum was issued and has maintained its stance even after the Centre formally invited expressions of interest. “We welcome the government’s move to privatise Air India. It is a bold step. However, considering the terms of…

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Android 13 Tiramisu screenshots leaked, reveal big changes coming to Android

Android 12 still remains to be seen on most smartphones, yet we may already have our first look at its next version. Expected to be called Android Tiramisu, Android 13 will likely go into its first round of developer testing in February next year, if Google follows its annual timeline. Before that, a new report hints at some of the new features we can expect to see on it. The report comes from XDA Developers, which has managed to attain some screenshots of Android 13 from a source “with access…

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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed Star Health IPO: Important dates investors should know – Open, close, allotment, listing and more

At present, SBI Life Insurance Company, HDFC Life Insurance Company, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company and ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company are the few insurance companies which are listed on the stock exchanges. 10 things to know about issue of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed company:- 1-OPEN CLOSE DATES: The three-day initial public offering (IPO) will open on November 30 and to conclude on December 2. 2- BIDDING FOR ANCHORS: The bidding for anchor investors opened on November 29, the company announced. 3- SHARES: The IPO comprises fresh issue of equity shares worth Rs…

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