Dr k k Aggarwal

Borna disease virus can be the cause of unidentified encephalitis

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
10th January 2020
A virus that jumps from shrews ((?????? or chachundar)) to humans could have been causing encephalitis unnoticed for decades in regions where the host shrew lives in the wild. Eight newly-identified fatal cases of Borna disease virus 1 (BoDV-1) suggest that where the virus occurs in the wild,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Bird flu detected in swans in Xinjiang region of China, Ministry reported

10th January 2020 Public Health Pathology & Lab Medicine
The agricultural ministry of China revealed that an H5N6 avian flu virus outbreak has been detected in swans in the western region of Xinjiang. Of 150 swans, 15 had died from the virus and another 15 were ill in the waterfront of a park and pond in Yining county in Xinjiang.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Entry of Serum’s pneumococcal vaccine is likely to change the private market’s dynamics

10th January 2020 Business and Medicine Pediatrics
The pneumococcal vaccine developed by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India is likely to be available in the private market in June 2020. Indian trial data of phase-3 has been submitted recently and approval from Drugs Controller General of India may come soon....Read more »
Practice Updates

PhotoniCare wins FDA 510(k) clearance for TOMi Scope to detect ear infections

10th January 2020 Cardiology Diabetes and Endocrinology
TOMi Scope’s advanced light-based technology could help in modifying the way children with ear problems are assessed, enhancing the ability to inform optimal treatments. The device is designed to determine the presence or absence of fluid in the middle ear. In addition,... Read more »

The new nutritional label will drive consumers’ attention to what they are actually consuming, says FDA

10th January 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Business and Medicine
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s new Nutrition Facts label regulations went into effect on January 1 for companies with over $10 million annual sales. This rule includes the dual column layout, and applies to products that contain between 200% and 300% of the reference amount customarily consumed (RACC)....Read more »  

New findings do not support the use of folic acid and zinc supplementation by males in infertility treatment

10th January 2020 Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacists
In couples seeking treatment for infertility, use of folic acid and zinc supplementation by male partners, in comparison with placebo, had no significant impact on semen quality or couples' live birth rates. The findings published in the JAMA journal... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can the consent for stenting be taken from the non-spouse relatives of the patient?

10th January 2020
No, consent for stenting cannot be taken from the non-spouse accompanying relatives of the patient, unless the patient is minor, mentally challenged or incapacitated.
The MCI Code of Ethics Regulation, 2002 state: ...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Locks the gate at night

10th January 2020
A kangaroo kept getting out of his enclosure at the zoo. Knowing that he could hop high, the zoo officials put up a 10-foot fence. He was out the next morning, just sauntering around the zoo. A 20-foot fence was put up....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Low serum iron, low total iron binding capacity (transferrin), a normal to increased serum ferritin concentration; what is the diagnosis?

10th January 2020
1. Anemia of inflammation
2. Iron deficiency anemia...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Some precautions to stay healthy during the winter months

10th January 2020
• To prevent winter depression, sit in the sunlight for long or stay in indoor spaces with illuminated light.
• Early morning blood pressure is higher in winter than in the summer months. Therefore, people with high blood pressure should ask their doctor to increase their blood pressure medicine during the winters.... Read more »

ESpiritual: Why don’t we touch papers, books and people with our feet?

10th January 2020
In every traditional gurukul, no studies start without chanting the following
Saraswati namasthubhyam
Varade kaama roopini...Read more »

Inspirational: The lucky starfish

10th January 2020
Once a man was walking along a beach. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. Off in the distance he could see a person going back and forth between the surf's edge and the beach. Back and forth this person went.... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

New algorithm shows promise to treat childhood cancer

In the long term the discovery, published in the journal Nature Communications, may result in a new form of treatment for children in whom the disease is severe or at an advanced stage. London: Using a computer algorithm, researchers...Read more »


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Suppressive Role of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Acute Exacerbations of Childhood Asthma.

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Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »

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