Here are the top health news for the day:

NEET PG: SC allows NMC plea to extend last date for PG medical admissions 2022-2023

 Allowing an application filed by the National Medical Commission (NMC), the Supreme Court today gave its nod for extending the cut-off date for Postgraduate medical admissions for the academic year 2022-2023 until November 25, 2022.

Therefore, the schedule for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test Postgraduate Examination (NEET-PG) has now changed for the seats belonging to All India Quota as well as Deemed & Central Universities and State quota.

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NEET PG: SC Allows NMC Plea To Extend Last Date For PG Medical Admissions 2022-2023


After massive backlash, AIIMS withdraws SOPs on medical care arrangements for parliament members

After receiving massive backlash for promoting VIP culture, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi has now decided withdraw the recent letter laying down standard operating procedures (SOPs) regarding special “medical care arrangements” for the sitting members of the Parliament.

Writing to the Joint Secretary of the Lok Sabha Secretariat in this regard, the Chief Administrative Officer of the Premiere Medical Institute mentioned, “Letter dated 17th Oct, 2022 on the subject cited above may be treated as withdrawn with immediate effect.”

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After Massive Backlash, AIIMS Withdraws SOPs On Medical Care Arrangements For Parliament Members


Meerut: Second-year BDS student attempts suicide, admitted to ICU

A second-year BDS student of private medical college in Meerut has attempted suicide by jumping off the roof of the college library. The female student was then rushed to the hospital and admitted to ICU.

The 22-year-old student is said to be part of Subharati University. 

Stem cell study shows how neurons from PTSD patients respond to stress

Stem cell-derived neurons from combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) react differently to a stress hormone than those from veterans without PTSD, a finding that could provide insights into how genetics can make someone more susceptible to developing PTSD following trauma exposure.

The study, published October 20 in Nature Neuroscience, is the first to use induced pluripotent stem cell models to study PTSD. It was conducted by a team of scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Yale School of Medicine and The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute (NYSCF).

Post-traumatic stress disorder can develop following severe trauma and is an enormous public health problem for both veterans and civilians. However, the extent to which genetic and environmental factors contribute to individual clinical outcomes remains unknown. To bridge this information gap, the research team studied a cohort of 39 combat veterans with and without PTSD who were recruited from the James J Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the Bronx. Veterans underwent skin biopsies and their skin cells were reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells.

Reference:

Seah, C., Breen, M.S., Rusielewicz, T. et al. Modeling gene × environment interactions in PTSD using human neurons reveals diagnosis-specific glucocorticoid-induced gene expression. Nat Neurosci (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-022-01161-y

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