‘Multiple Drugs to Old People Risky’
Serious study and research are needed in prescribing many drugs for older patients to treat multiple complications, said Dr Kobi T Nathan, assistant professor of Pharmacy Practice, St John Fisher College, New York. He was delivering Prof SSK Marthandam endowment oration at Sri Ramachandra University. Geriatric research in the US shows that this often results in adverse reaction leading to poor quality of life he added. Dr Nathan, a geriatric pharmacist, said drugs have interactions with other drugs and food, produce different effects with different diseases, have side effects and also are toxic. With other habits like smoking it could lead to unintended effects.
Inner Wheel Club Celebrates
Inner Wheel Club of Madras celebrated its 50 years of service in city recently. Present at the occasion were Charlotte De Vos, international Inner Wheel president and Mamta Agarwal, association president, Inner Wheel Clubs. A special postal cover with cancellation was released by Mervin Alexander, postmaster general, Chennai region. The stamp release was followed by a dance performance by Anita Ratnam and a release of the book Golden Journey written by Javanthi Singaram and Kamala Ramakrishnan.
More Children Affected by Cancer
On the eve of World Childhood Cancer day ( Feb 15), Dr Anita Ramesh,medical oncologist and founder, Freedom From Cancer and Relief Research Foundation, and Dr Vikas Khetan, senior consultant, Department of Vitreoretina and Ocular Oncology, Sankar Netralaya, have launched a campaign to create awareness on childhood cancer. A painting and exhibition display by cancer affected children was also organised on the occasion. More number of children undergoing cancer treatment took part in the exhibition along with their parents and displayed their imagination.
Honda Motor Reveals YES Awards
Honda Motor India has announced the 9thYoung Engineers and Scientists’ (YES) awards for 2015 in India. The YES Awards were presented to 14 students from India’s premier institutes for science and technology. The YES awards were instituted in 2008 to encourage young engineers and scientists. A scholarship of cash equivalent of US $3000 each was presented to 14 students selected from eight IITs — Delhi, Bombay, Roorkee, Madras, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Guwahati and BHU on the basis of their performance and interview results.