Published Sources – Dave G Plus http://davegplus.com/ Thu, 12 May 2022 19:21:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://davegplus.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default-138x136.png Published Sources – Dave G Plus http://davegplus.com/ 32 32 Russia will be ‘forced to retaliate’ if Finland joins NATO, Russian Foreign Ministry says https://davegplus.com/russia-will-be-forced-to-retaliate-if-finland-joins-nato-russian-foreign-ministry-says/ Thu, 12 May 2022 18:24:00 +0000 https://davegplus.com/russia-will-be-forced-to-retaliate-if-finland-joins-nato-russian-foreign-ministry-says/ The bulk carrier Matros Pozynich is seen in the Syrian port of Latakia on May 8. (Maxar Technologies) A Russian merchant ship loaded with grain stolen in Ukraine has been turned away from at least one Mediterranean port and is now in the Syrian port of Latakia, according to maritime sources and Ukrainian officials. CNN […]]]>
The bulk carrier Matros Pozynich is seen in the Syrian port of Latakia on May 8. (Maxar Technologies)

A Russian merchant ship loaded with grain stolen in Ukraine has been turned away from at least one Mediterranean port and is now in the Syrian port of Latakia, according to maritime sources and Ukrainian officials.

CNN identified the vessel as the bulk carrier Matros Pozynich.

On April 27, the ship weighed anchor off Crimea and turned off its transponder. The following day, he was seen at the port of Sevastopol, Crimea’s main port, according to photographs and satellite images.

The Matros Pozynich is one of three vessels involved in the trade in stolen grain, according to open source research and Ukrainian officials.

Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014, produces little wheat due to lack of irrigation. But the northern Ukrainian regions, occupied by Russian forces since early March, produce millions of tons of grain every year. Ukrainian officials say thousands of tonnes are now being trucked into Crimea.

Kateryna Yaresko, a reporter for the SeaKrime project of Ukrainian online publication Myrotvorets, told CNN the project noticed a sharp increase in grain exports from Sevastopol to around 100,000 tonnes in March and April.

From Sevastopol, according to satellite images and tracking data reviewed by CNN, the Matros Pozynich transited the Bosphorus Strait and headed for the Egyptian port of Alexandria. It was loaded with nearly 30,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat, according to Ukrainian officials.

But the Ukrainians had a head start. Officials say Egypt was warned that the grain had been stolen and the shipment had been turned back. The Matros Pozynich steamed towards the Lebanese capital of Beirut with the same result. The ship turned off its transponder again on May 5, but images from Tankertrackers.com and Maxar Technologies show it made it to the Syrian port of Latakia.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense estimates that at least 400,000 tonnes of grain have been stolen and taken out of Ukraine since the Russian invasion.

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Tina Peters: Mesa County Bars indict pro-Trump official for overseeing 2022 election https://davegplus.com/tina-peters-mesa-county-bars-indict-pro-trump-official-for-overseeing-2022-election/ Wed, 11 May 2022 01:55:00 +0000 https://davegplus.com/tina-peters-mesa-county-bars-indict-pro-trump-official-for-overseeing-2022-election/ Judge Valerie Robison’s decision follows two days of testimony last month in a lawsuit brought by Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold to block Peters, Knisley and Fisher from being the designated election official in the upcoming Mesa County primary and midterm elections. “Today’s court ruling prohibits Peters from further threatening the integrity of Mesa’s […]]]>

Judge Valerie Robison’s decision follows two days of testimony last month in a lawsuit brought by Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold to block Peters, Knisley and Fisher from being the designated election official in the upcoming Mesa County primary and midterm elections.

“Today’s court ruling prohibits Peters from further threatening the integrity of Mesa’s elections and guarantees residents of Mesa County the safe and accessible elections they deserve,” Griswold said in a released statement. by his office following the decision.

“Clerk Peters’ actions compromised voting equipment and election security in Mesa County, constituting one of the nation’s first insider threats where an election official has risked the integrity of the electoral system in an attempt to prove unsubstantiated conspiracy theories,” Griswold continued, adding, “Clerk Peters later declined to assert that she would abide by Colorado election rules and laws as Mesa County DEO.”

CNN has reached out to Peters for comment.

In March, Peters and Knisley were indicted on multiple felony and misdemeanor counts by a county grand jury after an investigation into an election security breach at the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s office. . Peters was also under investigation by the FBI and others for his alleged involvement in a Mesa County election system security breach last year. As part of their bond agreement, Peters and Knisley are prohibited from having contact with each other, the victims named in their felony indictments, and any employees of the county clerk’s and recorder’s office.
The criminal investigation into the clerk’s office began after Griswold, a Democrat, accused Peters and his deputies of facilitating a security breach in May last year. The breach resulted in confidential logins to voting machines and forensic images of their hard drives being posted on a QAnon-affiliated Telegram channel in early August 2021, according to previous CNN reports.
Peters, a pro-Trump Republican running for secretary of state from Colorado, has publicly claimed the investigation was partisan and politically motivated.

Beginning in April 2021, according to the indictment, prior to a reliable construction of voting machines on May 25 and 26, 2021, Peters and Knisley “conceived and executed a deceptive scheme” to influence officials, breach protocols security, exceed authorized access to voting materials and trigger the possible distribution of confidential information to unauthorized persons. A “trust construct” is “the origin of the chain of custody of any voting system software and firmware component,” according to the indictment.

Colorado’s primary election is June 28. Clerks must have primary ballots available to voters from May 27.

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Planned Parenthood strengthens its news division https://davegplus.com/planned-parenthood-strengthens-its-news-division/ Sun, 08 May 2022 19:28:00 +0000 https://davegplus.com/planned-parenthood-strengthens-its-news-division/ Now she works for an organization that was one of her main sources. Last year, Smith left CBS to work as senior director of news content for Planned Parenthood. Writing in “Reliable Sources” on Sunday, Smith said there were several reasons why she decided to change careers. But the more relevant reason, she said, was […]]]>

Now she works for an organization that was one of her main sources. Last year, Smith left CBS to work as senior director of news content for Planned Parenthood.

Writing in “Reliable Sources” on Sunday, Smith said there were several reasons why she decided to change careers. But the more relevant reason, she said, was that her editor was no longer interested in covering abortion policies and reproductive health as a dedicated topic — a subject on which she had spent much of her time. her career to become an expert.

“I was thinking about the next steps in my career without it,” Smith said. “I was more willing to consider other options.”

Working for Planned Parenthood, part of Smith’s job is deciding how to frame coverage of reproductive health issues. For example, topics such as abortion are often treated through a political lens – sometimes overlooking the practical implications for individuals.

Smith noted that stories about Texas abortion law, for example, will almost always contain a quote from Senator Ted Cruz and reference the size and scope of similar restrictions that have been passed in other states. . But many readers just want to know if they can still make an appointment at their local Planned Parenthood.

“In this article, I promise you, [the reader’s] won’t be able to know if his appointment is made or not,” Smith said.

As a reporter for CBS, Smith said she was inundated with phone calls and messages from people concerned about their dating status after an article was published.

“Because of the way we cover abortion in the media with this national framework, often as a political story, we leave patients out of the equation,” Smith said.

Smith wants readers to come to Planned Parenthood to hear from the experts and understand what their rights are in real time.

“[Think about] cancer treatments,” Smith said. “You’d rather read Sloan Kettering’s content than a New York Times article.”

Smith’s move to Planned Parenthood was not without controversy. Two years ago, the conservative National Review newspaper called Smith Planned Parenthood Ambassador at CBS.

“They said you were impersonating a journalist and wrote articles that sounded more like press releases than news,” CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter said. “So that was the charge when you were at CBS and now you’re at Planned Parenthood.”

Smith pointed to the journalistic standards and legal scrutiny his stories were subjected to at CBS, and said his reporting today still faces rigorous scrutiny.

“I stand by every article I write,” Smith said. “I would say that by making this accusation, you are playing into the hands of the right. Anyone who breaks their rules, who is not anti-abortion, is against them.”

Covering abortion from a neutral perspective and including views from both sides of the debate automatically makes anti-abortion advocates defensive, Smith said.

“They view doctors as pro-abortion, and they view them as biased, even though they’re doctors we’re talking about,” Smith said. “So I really reject all of that criticism.”

What a post-Roe world might look like

In 2019, Smith traveled to El Salvador, where abortion has been banned since 1998. In 2020, CBS reported that more than 140 women accused of having abortions were imprisoned, even though many of them miscarried.

“When we went to El Salvador, what we saw was all of these things that these doctors and politicians warned us about were happening in real time on the ground,” Smith said.

Smith met with a doctor who said he caused patients to die because they weren’t allowed to have abortions, and another who provided them illegally and said there was no decline in demand.

But what kept Smith awake at night was talking to an imprisoned woman who hadn’t seen her family in years. The woman said she had a miscarriage.

“They wake up and they’re chained to the hospital bed and there was a police officer investigating them,” Smith said. “Doctors have told me that when they look at a patient, there is no way for them to tell the difference between an induced abortion and a spontaneous miscarriage.”

Smith said the implications of what a post-Roe world will look like aren’t just hypothetical.

“All of these things that we say could happen if abortion is outlawed, if abortion becomes illegal, they happen,” Smith said. “We have real facts that can shed light on what is happening.”

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Hackers target Nimhans, but data remains safe – The New Indian Express https://davegplus.com/hackers-target-nimhans-but-data-remains-safe-the-new-indian-express/ Sat, 07 May 2022 00:40:00 +0000 https://davegplus.com/hackers-target-nimhans-but-data-remains-safe-the-new-indian-express/ Express press service BENGALURU: In a recent ransomware attack at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurological Sciences (NIMHANS), “no sensitive information or patient data was compromised,” said NIMHANS Director Pratima Murthy . Putting data leak fears aside, she said the ransomware was detected early on March 22, following which NIMHANS “timely closed all […]]]>

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BENGALURU: In a recent ransomware attack at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurological Sciences (NIMHANS), “no sensitive information or patient data was compromised,” said NIMHANS Director Pratima Murthy . Putting data leak fears aside, she said the ransomware was detected early on March 22, following which NIMHANS “timely closed all loopholes and made immediate and necessary changes to secure our systems.” . No sensitive data, including patient data, was compromised,” she added.

The premier mental health institute was recently the victim of a ransomware attack, in which many of its systems were found to be compromised and files encrypted by unknown hackers, who demanded a ransom of $5,000 in Bitcoins.

According to informed sources, NIMHANS uses e-hospital software developed by the National Informatics Center (NIC), which is hosted on the institute’s server. “We have software-level endpoint protection at the server level. For all outpatient services (OPD), the institute uses Thin Client – ​​a watered down version of the desktop that runs from resources stored on a central server instead of a localized hard drive. Therefore, all OPD data was safe. As for the inpatient data, it was protected because it is on a LAN connection with minimal internet access. Backup of patient data is done daily and every six hours for lab reports,” the sources said.

“However, some faculty members, who discovered that their system was infected, may have lost their manuscripts or other materials due to encryption. Following the cyber attack, all email communications from NIMHANS are transferred to the nimhans.ac.in server, including those for students,” the sources added.

Giving details of the cybersecurity attack, sources said that on March 22, a faculty member complained to the IT cell at NIMHANS that he could not open his files. Later, they discovered that many other systems were also compromised and that’s when they realized that it was not a malware problem. “We immediately contacted Computer Emergency Response Team India (CERT-IN), NIC and an internationally known third party to conduct a forensic audit of the cybersecurity attack. They responded and in less than “Within an hour, they were able to detect the problem. During this time, NIMHANS filed a written complaint with the Cybercrime Unit, Southern Division regarding the March 29 attack,” sources said on condition of anonymity. The delay in filing a written complaint was due to us having to collect logs from each system,” the sources said.

Staff asked to disable LAN connections

The institute’s IT unit sent a communication to its professors informing them that the institute was the victim of malware triggered by a virus contained in an email received via Windows 7 or 8. spreading to other machines, immediate action was taken to install anti-virus software and all passwords were changed,” the sources added. The FIR (0383/2022) in the ransomware attack case was however filed a month later, on April 30. Explaining the delay in filing the FIR, sources pointed out that the institute’s immediate concern was to “secure the systems”. There are approximately 1,500 systems in the institute. All had to undergo a forensic audit,” sources said. NIMHANS has appointed IT champions in each department/section, and awareness programs are conducted on cybersecurity.

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Ribociclib treatment continues to show survival benefits in postmenopausal breast cancer https://davegplus.com/ribociclib-treatment-continues-to-show-survival-benefits-in-postmenopausal-breast-cancer/ Thu, 05 May 2022 10:07:35 +0000 https://davegplus.com/ribociclib-treatment-continues-to-show-survival-benefits-in-postmenopausal-breast-cancer/ ADD A SUBJECT TO EMAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are published on Please provide your email address to receive an email when new articles are published on . ” data-action=”subscribe”> Subscribe We have not been able to process your request. Please try again later. If you continue to […]]]>


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Adding ribociclib to fulvestrant conferred a survival benefit of nearly 16 months as a first-line treatment for postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer, according to key data.

Updated OS results from the Phase 3 MONALEESA-3 study, scheduled to be presented at the ESMO Breast Cancer Congress, included a median follow-up of 5 years in women who received ribociclib ( Kisqali, Novartis) more fulvestrant compared to fulvestrant alone as a first-line endpoint, according to a Novartis press release.

Previous results presented at the 2019 ESMO Congress showed a statistically significant improvement in OS in women treated with ribociclib (median, not achieved vs 40 months; HR=0.72; 95% CI, 0.56 -0.92). The new analysis showed a median OS of 67.6 months in the ribociclib group (n=237) versus 51.8 months in the fulvestrant alone group (n=128), representing a 33% relative reduction in the risk of death (HR=0.67; 95% CI, 0.5-0.89), according to the press release.

Additionally, women who received ribociclib had a longer time to subsequent use of chemotherapy (49.2 months versus 29 months; RR=0.62; 95% CI, 0.48-0.8 ), as well as a higher estimated survival rate at 5 years (56.5 months). % versus 42.1%), the press release said.

A greater proportion of women in the ribociclib group compared to the fulvestrant alone group remained on treatment during the extended follow-up (16.5%, n=39 versus 8.6%, n=11), and the researchers did not observe no new adverse events with the combination.

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“MONALEESA-3 results continue to demonstrate the survival benefit of ribociclib treatment for postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer,” Dennis J. slammondoctor, PhD, director of clinical/translational research at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, said in the press release. “Whether combined with fulvestrant or an aromatase inhibitor as a first-line setting, ribociclib offers oncologists a CDK 4/6 inhibitor with consistent benefit to provide women [hormone receptor-positive]/ HER2-negative advanced breast cancer more quality time, regardless of their disease characteristics. »

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The J&K Boundary Commission will submit its report soon: Sources https://davegplus.com/the-jk-boundary-commission-will-submit-its-report-soon-sources/ Tue, 03 May 2022 14:08:52 +0000 https://davegplus.com/the-jk-boundary-commission-will-submit-its-report-soon-sources/ New Delhi, May 3 (IANS): The Jammu and Kashmir Boundary Commission is expected to submit its report shortly, sources said. The Commission’s mandate expires on May 6 and it is likely to submit its report to the Election Commission of India soon. The Commission has been constituted to redraw the Lok Sabha and […]]]>

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS): The Jammu and Kashmir Boundary Commission is expected to submit its report shortly, sources said.

The Commission’s mandate expires on May 6 and it is likely to submit its report to the Election Commission of India soon.

The Commission has been constituted to redraw the Lok Sabha and J&K Assembly constituencies, and once it submits the report, the Electoral Commission will take a call to hold Assembly elections in the territory of the J&K. Union of J&K.

The sources also said that the Center will look into all aspects, including security aspects.

The incumbent government officials also said that the draft voter list will be released and a “door-to-door” verification of the list will be carried out and the Center will also discuss it in a multi-party meeting to have their opinions.

The sources said the earliest elections could be held in October and the state election office would like them to be held before the onset of winter at J&K.

Earlier, the Commission had proposed six new Assembly constituencies in Jammu region which would be split from Udhampur, Rajouri, Doda, Kathua, Samba and Kishtwar districts, the sources said.

They also said that it will increase the number of Assembly seats from 37 to 43 in Jammu region, while a new seat has been proposed for Kashmir valley to be separated from Kupwara district, bringing the number of seats to 47 in the Kashmir region.

The Boundaries Commission is headed by former Supreme Court Justice Ranjana Desai and includes Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and Election Officer J&K as ex-officio members.

The Commission was established on March 6, 2020, with a one-year mandate to redraw J&K’s parliamentary and assembly constituencies. The Commission was granted a one-year extension in 2021 and again for two months on March 6, 2022.

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Explained: New line on Charak Shapath; what is it and what does it say? https://davegplus.com/explained-new-line-on-charak-shapath-what-is-it-and-what-does-it-say/ Sun, 01 May 2022 14:16:25 +0000 https://davegplus.com/explained-new-line-on-charak-shapath-what-is-it-and-what-does-it-say/ The Dean of Madurai Medical College was deleted on Sunday (May 1) after a group of new students received an oath in Sanskrit attributed to ancient Indian sage Maharshi Charaka instead of the traditional Hippocratic oath in English. Following the event, which was attended by Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan and Trade Tax […]]]>

The Dean of Madurai Medical College was deleted on Sunday (May 1) after a group of new students received an oath in Sanskrit attributed to ancient Indian sage Maharshi Charaka instead of the traditional Hippocratic oath in English.

Following the event, which was attended by Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan and Trade Tax Minister P Moorthy, the Dean, Dr A Rathinavel, was placed on the ‘waiting list’ without no information on his next assignment.

What is the Charak Shapath Controversy?

The controversy started after the National Medical Commission (NMC), the regulator of medical education and practice (which replaced the Medical Council of India in 2020) suggested to the faculties of medicine on February 7 that the Hippocratic oath should be replaced by a “Charak Shapath”.

While some doctors welcomed the proposal, the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the national representative platform for modern medicine doctors, took up the issue with Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

In a letter published in IMA News, the official publication of the IMA, the association’s national president, Dr Sahajanand Prasad Singh, said that during an “interactive meeting” with an IMA delegation on 21 February, Mandaviya had “assured that Charak Shapath will be optional and will not be forced to replace the Hippocratic Oath”.

Subsequently, on March 29, responding to a starless question from several MPs on “whether the government intends to replace the Hippocratic Oath with the Charak Shapath”, “whether it is a fact that the Medical Commission national government proposed to replace the Hippocratic oath with Charak Shapath”, and “if the government has met with representatives of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to discuss their opposition to this proposal”, the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, told Rajya Sabha: “As informed by the National Medical Commission (NMC), there is no proposal to replace the Hippocratic Oath with Charak Shapath.

A few days later, however, on March 31, the NMC issued a circular on the “implementation of a new competency-based medical education for the undergraduate curriculum,” in which it was written: “ A modified “Maharshi Charak Shapath” is recommended when a candidate is introduced to medicine. education”.

Interestingly, like the Indian Express communicated in FebruaryUndergraduate students at the nation’s premier health institute, AIIMS, have for several years taken the Charak Oath at their annual convocation.

Dr. MC Misra, former director of AIIMS, earlier told The Indian Express that the Charak Shapath was already part of the annual convocation when he took office in 2013.

The AIIMS Charak Shapath is: “Not for oneself; Not for the fulfillment of any worldly material desire or gain, but solely for the benefit of suffering humanity, I will treat my patient and excel well.

What is the Hippocratic oath that the Charak Shapath would replace?

The Hippocratic oath is attributed to Hippocrates of the island of Kos, a Greek physician of the classical period (4th-5th centuries BC), roughly corresponding to the period from the death of the Buddha (486 BC) to the rise of the Mauryas (321 BC) in India.

Among the great contemporaries of Hippocrates, the so-called “father of modern medicine”, were the Athenian philosopher Plato and his teacher Socrates, and Plato’s pupil and Alexander the Great’s tutor, Aristotle.

The oath is a charter of ethical principles that doctors of all times have sworn to respect in the exercise of their profession. The earliest available fragments of what is believed to be the original oath date back to the late 3rd century AD, and a millennial version is kept in the library of the Holy See.

Hippocrates is credited with a collection of 70 medical books titled “The Corpus Hippocraticum”; most scholars, however, agree that the Hippocratic Oath itself may not have been the work of the individual identified as the historical Hippocrates.

What does the Hippocratic oath say?

Two translations of the pagan oath from the original Greek, by WHS Jones (“The Doctor’s Oath”, Cambridge University Press, 1924) and Ludwig Edelstein (“The Hippocratic Oath: Text, Translation, and Interpretation”, Johns Hopkins Press, 1943) , are popular with academics. According to excerpts published in the BMJ, October 1998, the Oath says:

“I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but I will never use it to hurt or harm them.

I will not give poison to anyone who is asked, nor will I suggest such a plan. Likewise, I will not give a woman a pessary to abort her. But in purity and holiness I will keep my life and my art.

I will not use the knife on the stone sufferers either, but I will give way to those who are craftsmen in it.

In all the houses I enter, I will do so to help the sick, keeping me free from all intentional mischief and evil, especially from fornication with a woman or a man, slave or free.

Anything I see or hear during practice (or even outside of my practice in Social Relations) that should never be published abroad, I will not divulge, but I will consider such things as holy secrets.

So is there a universally accepted version of the doctor’s oath?

There are not any. Modern codes of medical ethics such as those formulated by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the British Medical Association (BMA) are largely rooted in the Hippocratic Oath, but they also draw heavily from other sources.

Many medical schools around the world hold a ceremony in which graduating doctors swear by a broad charter of ethics that is sometimes personalized by individual institutions.

A version of the “doctor’s code of ethics” is commonly displayed in hospitals or clinics in most places, including India.

The AMA describes its code of medical ethics as a living document that has evolved as medicine and society have changed. The WADA Code was adopted in 1847 and has been updated in 1903, 1949, 1957 and 2008.

The World Medical Association (WMA) adopted an international code of medical ethics in 1949, which was amended in 1968, 1983 and 2006. In May last year, the WMA released a proposed modernized version of the international code, “describing the duties of physicians to their patients, other physicians, health care professionals, and society as a whole,” according to the WMA’s website.

According to the WMA, some of the duties of physicians in general are:

* always exercise independent professional judgment and maintain the highest standards of professional conduct;

* respect the right of a patient capable of accepting or refusing treatment;

* not allow judgment to be influenced by personal gain or unfair discrimination;

* undertake to provide a competent medical service with full professional and moral independence, with compassion and respect for human dignity;

* treat patients and colleagues honestly and report to the appropriate authorities physicians who practice unethically or incompetently or who commit fraud or deceit;

* certify only what he has personally verified;

* comply with local and national codes of ethics.

Who was Charaka and what is Charak Samhita?

Like several other sages mentioned in ancient Indian literature, Charaka’s historicity is uncertain. It is unlikely that the compendium of medicine that bears his name was the work of a single individual, and it is unlikely that it was all written at once.

The Charak Samhita is a medical pharmacopoeia and collection of commentaries and discussions on medical practices historically dated to the 1st-2nd centuries CE.

Along with the compendium of Susruta (circa 4th century AD), which deals with surgery, the Charak Samhita is considered the founding text of ancient Indian medicine, which was an evolved system of understanding and treating disease that was at several respects ahead of the Greeks.

The ancient Indian interest in physiology is believed to have drawn from yoga and mysticism, and to have been enriched by the growth and spread of Buddhism to new lands, the arrival of early Christian missionaries, and contact with Hellenic practitioners of medicine.

And what is the medical ethics of the wise Charaka?

The doctor was an important and respected member of ancient Indian society, and medical practice followed rules of professional conduct and ethical principles.

AL Basham (“The Wonder That Was India”, 1954) quotes part of the sermon that Charaka asks a doctor to preach to his students in a ceremony at the end of their apprenticeship.

“…You must fight with all your soul for the health of the sick. You must not betray your patients, even at the cost of your own life…You must not get drunk, or commit evil, or have bad companions…You must be pleasant of speech…and thoughtful, always anxious to improve your knowledge.

“When you go to a patient’s home, you should direct your words, mind, intellect and senses only towards your patient and his treatment… Nothing that happens in the patient’s home should be said outside, nor the patient’s condition be told to any person who might injure by this knowledge the patient or others”.

This Charaka code of ethics is universal, and remains just as relevant and applicable today.

What else does the Charak Samhita say?

The Charak Samhita emphasizes the importance of the doctor’s prayer, “every day on rising and going to bed for the welfare of all beings”, (Basham) and that of debate and discussion among scholars.

A passage from the Charak Samhita, quoted in Wendy Doniger (“Of Hinduism”, “The Hindus”) describes a debate between sages invited by a king to determine the origin of the disease. The sages advanced their theories, which were in many cases the essence of the great philosophical and medical traditions of ancient India.

One said that the individual is born from the soul, therefore disease also must come from the soul; a second said that the spirit, overwhelmed by energy and torpor, engenders both the body and the pathological changes it undergoes; a third said that creatures and disease both come from rasa; a fourth maintained that since the individual is created from the six material elements of earth, water, fire, wind, space and soul, disease also arises from these same elements; a fifth argued that just as an individual must have a father and a mother, so too must disease; but the sixth refuted that while a blind person is not necessarily born of another blind person, all creatures are the product of karma, just like disease.

As the sages argued, one advised others not to take rigid positions – typical, says Doniger, of how all shastras strive to be open-minded and inclusive. . “It is only when you have rid yourself of the torpor of factionalism of what you want to know that true knowledge will emerge.”

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Accelerated rehabilitation after THA allowed shorter stays and better functional results https://davegplus.com/accelerated-rehabilitation-after-tha-allowed-shorter-stays-and-better-functional-results/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 21:19:24 +0000 https://davegplus.com/accelerated-rehabilitation-after-tha-allowed-shorter-stays-and-better-functional-results/ April 29, 2022 1 minute read Source/Disclosures Published by: Disclosures: The authors report no relevant financial information. ADD A SUBJECT TO EMAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are published on Please provide your email address to receive an email when new articles are published on . ” […]]]>

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According to the results, patients who underwent accelerated rehabilitation after total hip replacement surgery experienced shorter hospital stays and better functional outcomes compared to patients who underwent conventional rehabilitation.

Researchers randomly assigned 60 patients undergoing THA for hip arthritis to participate in either conventional rehabilitation after a normal hospital stay or an accelerated rehabilitation program. The researchers mobilized the patients in the conventional group 1 to 3 days after the procedure based on general condition and pain tolerance, while the patients in the accelerated group were mobilized on the day of the procedure 3 to 5 hours after leaving the operating room and being transferred to the operating room. normal orthopedic service. The researchers assessed hip function before surgery and at 6 and 12 weeks after surgery using the WOMAC score and the Harris Hip Score (HHS).

The results showed that the conventional group had an average length of stay of 7.8 days compared to 4.5 days in the accelerated group. The researchers identified one dislocation in both groups, as well as one case of heart failure and readmission in the conventional group. Patients in the conventional group had an average HHS of 69.3 at 6 weeks and 82 at 12 weeks postoperative compared to 79 at 6 weeks and 91 at 12 weeks postoperative in the accelerated group, according to the results. The researchers noted that the difference in HHS between the two groups was statistically significant.

“This approach requires careful implementation and dedicated patients and staff to maintain satisfactory care throughout the treatment process,” the authors wrote.

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Ukrainian News Live: “Credible Information” Russia Executed Ukrainians Who Tried To Surrender | world news https://davegplus.com/ukrainian-news-live-credible-information-russia-executed-ukrainians-who-tried-to-surrender-world-news/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 01:22:28 +0000 https://davegplus.com/ukrainian-news-live-credible-information-russia-executed-ukrainians-who-tried-to-surrender-world-news/ Putin is an ‘ethnic nationalist’ and wants to become a ‘cancerous growth’ in Ukraine, defense secretary says We are hearing strong rhetoric this morning from Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace, who answers questions about the latest news in Ukraine. Asked by Sky News whether Vladimir Putin could expand the war beyond Ukraine, Mr Wallace said […]]]>

Putin is an ‘ethnic nationalist’ and wants to become a ‘cancerous growth’ in Ukraine, defense secretary says

We are hearing strong rhetoric this morning from Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace, who answers questions about the latest news in Ukraine.

Asked by Sky News whether Vladimir Putin could expand the war beyond Ukraine, Mr Wallace said the Russian president “always had these ambitions” to invade his neighboring country and was a “nationalist ethnic”.

“Obviously there are pockets of other Russian speakers that he potentially feels the same way the Nazis felt in World War II – that they own these people,” he says.

The Defense Secretary said he felt Mr Putin was trying ‘almost in desperation’ to ‘widen’ the conflict through threats or possible false flag attacks in the breakaway Moldovan region of Transnistria .

We don’t yet know the details of the attacks in Transnistria or who is behind them, he says, but if it were Russia it would be a “strategic blunder”.

He adds that Mr Putin could now “seek to consolidate what he has … and be just a cancerous tumor in the Ukrainian country”.

Western allies must “help break the rock’s edge” and allow Ukraine to repel Russian forces, he said.

Mr Wallace also suggests the UK could back Ukraine as it tries to reclaim territory in Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014.

He says the UK will ‘support Ukraine’s sovereign integrity – this of course includes Crimea’ but ‘let’s get Russia out of where it is now first’.

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QCwire: An HPCwire publication – HPCwire https://davegplus.com/qcwire-an-hpcwire-publication-hpcwire/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 15:51:54 +0000 https://davegplus.com/qcwire-an-hpcwire-publication-hpcwire/ Although no one knows precisely when the era of quantum computing will arrive, it is clear that this moment is fast approaching. The first wave of NISQ (Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum) computers with various qubit technologies is already on the verge of being released. Prototype applications in financial services, materials science, logistics and drug discovery […]]]>

Although no one knows precisely when the era of quantum computing will arrive, it is clear that this moment is fast approaching.

The first wave of NISQ (Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum) computers with various qubit technologies is already on the verge of being released. Prototype applications in financial services, materials science, logistics and drug discovery are in various stages of development. The necessary software ecosystem has multiplied with commercial, government and academic players producing tools, working on standards and developing new algorithms. Vital quantum memory and networking technologies are also advancing in parallel, and the DOE has even Published a blueprint for a quantum internet.

Achieving these goals takes resources, and the wider quantum computing community swells from big, familiar names like IBM, Microsoft, and Google, to lesser-known pioneers like Rigetti, IonQ, and D-Wave, and literally hundreds of start-ups. -UPS. No doubt some of these will bring transformative technology into the race for practical quantum computing and become the big names of tomorrow.

Enter QCwire As quantum computing could very well be the next frontier of HPC, HPCwire has published over 90 articles and news on Quantum in the first quarter of 2022 alone!

HPCwire’s monthly Quantum Computing Newsletter will cover the wide range of activities, companies and individuals seeking to make quantum computing a practical reality. We’ll look at the many qubit hardware platforms and technologies vying for dominance. We will look at “quantum” companies and their research and marketing strategies. We will examine collaborative efforts such as the diverse efforts of the Quantum Economic Development Council. We’ll look at the US National Quantum Initiative and how it plays out in practice. We’ll look at the DOE’s big bet on quantum computing, including the testbeds to evaluate everything from quantum computing hardware and control circuits to developing single-photon sources and protocols for building an Internet. quantum.

Broadly, we’ll cover all things quantum computing with a focus on enabling technology, practical use cases and applications, and the quantum community itself.

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