Dr k k Aggarwal

Medical geneticist can do ultrasound

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past national President IMA
10th February 2020
1. The petitioner claims that it is a society established to promote awareness in the field of diagnostic ultrasound and to educate and spread awareness amongst general public against female foeticide. 2. The learned counsel appearing for the petitioner submits that members of the petitioner are all qualified medical... Read more »

Saroglitazar approved for diabetes

Dr KK Aggarwal, President HCFI
10th February 2020
Saroglitazar Mg (Lipaglyn) is now approved in the treatment of type 2 diabetes as an add-on therapy with metformin. The drug was had been approved in 2013 in India for the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia and diabetic dyslipidemia.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Shipping of CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus Diagnostic Test Kits Begins

10th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A CDC-developed laboratory test kit to detect the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) began shipping to select qualified U.S. and international laboratories. Distribution of the tests will help improve the global capacity to detect and respond to the 2019-nCoV... Read more »
Practice Updates

Coronavirus kills Chinese doctor who raised alarm

10th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A Chinese doctor who tried to warn the world about a new coronavirus died of the disease on Friday. The tragic incident prompted an outpouring of sorrow as the death toll passed 630 and Beijing declared a “people’s war” on the rapidly spreading pathogen...Read more »
Practice Updates

PAHO providing technical cooperation to countries on novel Coronavirus

10th February 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The Pan American Health Organization is working in association with health ministries in Latin America and the Caribbean to help them prepare to deal with possible importations of cases of novel coronavirus. In a series of technical cooperation... Read more »

Obesity treatment programs may boost kids' self-esteem, body image

10th February 2020 Pediatrics Pharmacists
Children who participate in obesity treatment programs get a benefit beyond weight loss. They may also start viewing themselves more positively, suggests a new study. An analysis of data from 64 studies revealed that obesity treatment programs appeared to boost...Read more »  

Screening Kids for Type 1 Diabetes Feasible in Primary Care

10th February 2020 Pediatrics Diabetes and Endocrinology
Results from a primary care-based autoantibody screening program in Germany supports the idea of broad population screening for type 1 diabetes. Findings from the 4-year program were published online in JAMA.... Read more »

Cancer Threat Persists After Risk-Reducing Surgery

10th February 2020Oncology Radiology
Prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy did not eliminate the risk of tubal carcinoma in high-risk women, even with adjuvant chemotherapy, reported a systematic review published online in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Among more than 6,000 patients... Read more »

Screen Dementia Patients for Pain at Every Visit, say AAN, APA

10th February 2020 Neurology Psychiatry
Dementia patients should be screened for pain at every clinical visit, and other visits should address safety risks, behavioral problems, functionality, and advance care planning, suggest updated metrics from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and American Psychiatric Association (APA).... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

A specialist gives an opinion to a physician on phone regarding a patient (not seen by him). Is he/she liable for any mishap?

10th February 2020
No legal liability will fall upon the doctor for giving an opinion on phone for cases not seen by him as there is no contract between him and the patient. For negligence to be proved, there has to be a duty, breach of that duty and resultant damage....Read more »

eMedi Humor

Don’t be nervous

10th February 2020
This older man was on the operating table awaiting surgery and he insisted that his son, a renowned surgeon, perform the operation as he was about to receive the anesthesia he asked to speak to his son. "Yes dad, what is it?"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Commonest cause of sporadic encephalitis is:

10th February 2020
1. Japanese B virus
2. Herpes simplex virus.
3. Human Immunodeficiency virus...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Diet for heart disease prevention with special reference to edible oils

10th February 2020
• Food of plant origin contains no cholesterol. Only animal foods have cholesterol, therefore, all oils which are of plant origin will have zero cholesterol while animal fat like Desi Ghee (cow or buffalo) will have cholesterol.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescriptions: Satsang

10th February 2020
Satsang is a common household word and is often held in many residential colonies. Traditionally, Satsang means the regular meeting of a group of elderly or women of an area with a common intention of attaining inner happiness or peace through Bhajans or devotional songs for a particular God or Gods...Read more »

Inspirational: Hiding their weaknesses and highlighting their strength

10th February 2020
There was a King who had only one eye and one leg. He asked all the painters to draw a beautiful portrait of him. But none of them could because how could they paint him beautifully with the defects in one eye and one leg... Read more »


Medical voice

How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  


From Other Newsletter



Bone healing effects of the flavonoid kaempferol

Several therapeutic agents have shown promising results for fracture healing, including estrogen hormone, growth factors (bone morphogenetic proteins, BMPs) and osteoporosis drugs (parathyroid hormone, bisphosphates). However, most agents are associated with some limitations.... Read more »


Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....Read more »


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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