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Medical Council of India approves 3-and-a-half-year medical course (BSc in Community Health)

NEW DELHI:The Medical Council of India (MCI) has finally cleared introduction of the three-and-a-half-year long medical course. Calling it BSc in Community Health, it will be open to anybody after class 12 (HSC).

Speaking to TOI, MCI board chairman Dr. K K Talwar said this special cadre of health workers will be trained mainly in district hospitals, be placed in sub-centres or primary health centres and will be taught "some module of clinical work".


Lifestyle modification prevents and treats hypertension

How regular you are in getting the routine clinical examination done?

How frequently you get your blood pressure checked?

These are very important question which you must ask yourself in order to remain healthy and wealthy; because health is wealth.

Do you know what the normal range of blood pressure is?

It is 120 mm of Hg systolic and 80 mm of Hg diastolic; commonly written as 120/80 mm of Hg in clinical examination form.

Cholesterol and Ischemic heart diseases

Here I want to pose few important questions in front of you.

What is cholesterol? What is ischemic heart disease? What role cholesterol plays in the causation of this disease? How deadly this disease can be?

Basically cholesterol is derived from three words chole meaning bile, stereos meaning solid and -ol meaning alcohol. So, cholesterol is a waxy steroid of fats.

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