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CME Batch-3 at UHS
First contact session
from June 23-26th

LAHORE: Thirty-five candidates selected from all over Pakistan will be inducted in the Certificate Course in Medical Editing Batch-3 at University of Health Sciences on June 23, 2021. The first four days contact session for this six months course for this batch is scheduled from June 23-26th2021. Batch-two candidates who have qualified will also be presented their certificates in the inaugural session while the position holders will be presented special prizes.

Music May Benefit Older Adults
With Cognitive Impairment

Active music-making can provide cognitive benefits to older adults with mild cognitive impairment or dementia, according to an analysis of all relevant studies. The analysis, which is published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, also found that music may help improve their quality of life and mood.

The analysis included nine studies with a total of 495 participants. The authors noted that music-based interventions could potentially provide millions of older adults with critical support for their cognitive, emotional, and social well-being.

We are excited to see these results because participating in music, like singing in a choir or playing in a drum circle, is a safe, engaging activity that our research demonstrates can support cognition at a critical time for older adults facing cognitive decline, said lead author Jennie L. Dorris, MM, of the University of Pittsburgh.

New findings on how
diabetes impacts bone health

In addition to causing blood sugar imbalances,Type-1 diabetes can contribute to nerve damage and sensory abnormalities—a condition call neeuropathy—and has been linked to a higher risk of bone fractures. A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research has examined the effects of Type-1 diabetes and diabetic neuropathy on the skeleton.

Investigators found that Type-1 diabetes and diabetic neuropathy have various impacts on bone structure, but these effects do not fully explain the higher fracture risk in patients with type 1 diabetes. The results suggest that the increase in the risk of fractures in Type-1 diabetes is multifactorial, with both skeletal and non-skeletal features involved.

It is important to investigate what leads to an increased risk of fractures in Type-1 diabetes. Our results suggest that in addition to bone features, balance and muscle strength also play a role, said lead author Tatiane Vilaca, MD, PhD, of the University of Sheffield, in the U.K. These findings could help improve approaches to fracture prevention.

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