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Dr K K AggarwalPadma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee

Dr KK Aggarwal

President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist & Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Editor in Chief IJCP Group, National Vice President Elect, Indian Medical Association; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council, Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy (March 10–13); Hony Director IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08–09); Hony Finance Secretary National IMA (07–08); Chairman IMA Academy of Medical Specialties (06–07); President Delhi Medical Association (05–06), President IMA New Delhi Branch (94–95, 02–04);
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WHO says do not take more than 25 grams of sugar daily

New guidelines proposed by WHO advise drastic cuts to sugar intake, halving an earlier recommendation for each individual to consume fewer than 10% of daily calories as sugar. The proposal is based on systematic reviews of research into the impact of sugar on weight gain and dental caries and advises adults and children to consume less than 5% of calories as so–called "free sugars." The "free sugars" referred to in the guidelines mean all monosaccharides and disaccharides added to foods by a manufacturer, a cook, or a consumer, as well as sugars that are naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices, and fruit concentrates. The guidelines do not limit sugar consumed in whole fruit or milk.

For an adult consuming 2000 calories daily, the 5% guideline would mean consuming no more than roughly 2 tablespoons (25 g) of sugar daily — less than the amount of sugar contained in a single soft drink.

The US Food and Drug Administration recommends sugar consumption be limited to between 6% and 10% of daily calories.


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cpr10 Mantra The CPR 10 Mantra is – "within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute."

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Panchamrit body wash

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Panchamrit is taken as a Prasadam and is also used to wash the deity. In Vedic language, anything which is offered to God can also be done to the human body. Panchamrit bath, therefore, is the original and traditionally full bath prescribed in Vedic literature. It consists of the following:

• Washing the body with milk and water, where milk acts like a soothing agent.

• Next is washing the body with curd, which is a substitute for soap and washes away the dirt from the skin.

• The third step is washing the body with desi ghee, which is like an oil massage.

• Fourth is washing the body with honey, which works like a moisturizer.

• Last step is to rub the skin with sugar or khand.

Sugar works as a scrubber. Panchamrit bath is much more scientific, cheaper and health friendly.

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Acres of Diamonds

One of the most interesting Americans who lived in the 19th century was a man by the name of Russell Herman Conwell. He was born in 1843 and lived until 1925. He was a lawyer for about fifteen years until he became a clergyman.

One day, a young man went to him and told him he wanted a college education but couldn’t swing it financially. Dr. Conwell decided, at that moment, what his aim in life was, besides being a man of cloth – that is. He decided to build a university for unfortunate, but deserving, students. He did have a challenge, however. He would need a few million dollars to build the university. For Dr. Conwell, and anyone with real purpose in life, nothing could stand in the way of his goal.

Several years before this incident, Dr. Conwell was tremendously intrigued by a true story – with its ageless moral. The story was about a farmer who lived in Africa and through a visitor became tremendously excited about looking for diamonds. Diamonds were already discovered in abundance on the African continent and this farmer got so excited about the idea of millions of dollars worth of diamonds that he sold his farm to head out to the diamond line. He wandered all over the continent, as the years slipped by, constantly searching for diamonds, wealth, which he never found. Eventually he went completely broke and threw himself into a river and drowned.

Meanwhile, the new owner of his farm picked up an unusual looking rock about the size of a country egg and put it on his mantle as a sort of curiosity. A visitor stopped by and in viewing the rock practically went into terminal convulsions. He told the new owner of the farm that the funny looking rock on his mantle was about the biggest diamond that had ever been found. The new owner of the farm said, "Heck, the whole farm is covered with them" – and sure enough it was. The farm turned out to be the Kimberly Diamond Mine…the richest the world has ever known. The original farmer was literally standing on "Acres of Diamonds" until he sold his farm.

Dr. Conwell learned from the story of the farmer and continued to teach it’s moral. Each of us is right in the middle of our own "Acre of Diamonds", if only we would realize it and develop the ground we are standing on before charging off in search of greener pastures. Dr. Conwell told this story many times and attracted enormous audiences. He told the story long enough to have raised the money to start the college for underprivileged deserving students. In fact, he raised nearly six million dollars and the university he founded, Temple University in Philadelphia, has at least ten degree-granting colleges and six other schools. When Doctor Russell H. Conwell talked about each of us being right on our own "Acre of Diamonds", he meant it. This story does not get old…it will be true forever…

Opportunity does not just come along – it is there all the time – we just have to see it.

News Around The Globe

  • Researchers have uncovered a pattern of Alzheimer disease (AD) biomarker activity that differs from the accepted trajectory and could affect future clinical trials. A research in Science Translational Medicine found that levels of AD–related biomarkers in patients with an autosomal dominant AD (ADAD) mutation increase early in the disease, before symptoms developed, but then, in contrast to conventional thinking, decrease once symptoms appear.
  • In gout patients with insufficient response to febuxostat alone, adding lesinurad appeared to safely reduce hyperuricemia in a small phase IB study. The findings of the study are published online on February 8th in Rheumatology.
  • Inexpensive splints worn nightly can reduce the pain of hand osteoarthritis. In the study reported online February 8 in Rheumatology, three months after patients stopped wearing the splints, their average pain was significantly lower in splinted joints than in their other arthritic finger joints that had not been splinted.
  • According to Marlijne Ikink, MD, from the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands, magnetic–resonance–guided high–intensity focused ultrasound might still be the best option for many patients with symptomatic fibroids, mostly those with single dominant fibroids that are not too big and have very low signal intensity. The findings were presented at the European Congress of Radiology 2014.
  • Using gene editing to mimic a mutation that prevents HIV from entering CD4 T cells appears to be safe in a small group of patients, according to a study published online March 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine. CCR5 (chemokine (C–C motif) receptor 5) is the major transmembrane protein that serves as coreceptor, with CD4, for HIV. Individuals who are homozygous for a 32–base deletion in the CCR5 gene are naturally resistant to infection by the virus. The "Berlin patient," Timothy Brown, made the CCR5 effect famous when he was apparently cured of HIV infection after receiving bone marrow from a homozygous mutant donor to treat leukemia.

CPR 10 success stories

1. Hands–only CPR 10 English

2. Hands–only CPR 10 (Hindi)

3. Ms Geetanjali, SD Public School Successful Story

4. Success story Ms Sudha Malik

5. BVN School girl Harshita does successful hands–only CPR 10

6. Elderly man saved by Anuja

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Rabies News (Dr. A K Gupta)

What is the criterion for "protection" after immunization?

The rabies virus neutralizing antibody (RVNA) titer of 0.5 IU/ml of serum in the vaccinated person is considered protective.

The facility for this test is available at NCDC, Delhi, CRI, Kasauli, Pasteur institute, Coonnor, NIV, Pune and NIMHANS, Bangalore.

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(Dr KK Aggarwal, Group Editor in Chief, IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinewS)

  • The revised criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM–5) may significantly reduce the number of individuals diagnosed with the disorder, raising concern that thousands of children will no longer qualify for medical benefits or support services. The systematic review and meta-analysis of 14 studies showed a 30% pooled decrease in ASD diagnosis under the DSM-5 vs identifications made under the previous edition (DSM–IV–TR). In addition, diagnoses of the old subgroup categories of autistic disorder and pervasive development disorder–not otherwise specified (PPD–NOS) were decreased by 22% and 70%, respectively. The study was published online in the February issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
  • Atypical development can be detected as early as 12 months of age among the siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder, a study published by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and UCLA has found. Published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the study found that close to half of the younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) develop in an atypical fashion, with 17 percent developing ASD and another 28 percent showing delays in other areas of development or behavior.
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(Dr KK Aggarwal, Group Editor in Chief, IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinewS)

  • Exposure to secondhand smoke in childhood is associated with irreversible damage to children’s arteries – potentially increasing their risk of heart attacks or strokes when they grow up, according to a large international study published in the European Heart Journal. The study found that passive smoking is linked to a thickening of children’s artery walls, adding some 3.3 years to the "age" of blood vessels by adulthood. This study was the first to follow children through to adulthood to look at links between exposure to parents’ smoking and offsprings’ carotid intima–media thickness (IMT).
  • Coronary spasm may be more common in Western populations than often believed, and the invasive test for it is safe enough to be performed more often than is current practice, according to researchers. Spasm in a main coronary artery, most of it diffuse and much of it in distal vessel segments, was seen at acetylcholine testing in about one–third of white patients with angina despite stenosis–free coronaries at angiography, in a retrospective series published February 26, 2014 in Circulation. About 24% of the >800 patients showed signs of microvascular coronary spasm. The analysis also identified a prior history of CAD and presentation with acute coronary syndromes (p<0.0005 for both) as independent predictors of epicardial coronary artery spasm from acetylcholine–provocation testing.
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All About Calcium Carbide

  • Under PFA Section 44AA, the use of calcium carbide for artificial ripening of mangoes, apple, plum, banana is prohibited and can attract both imprisonment and fine.
  • Calcium carbide powder is usually kept wrapped in paper between the fruits (unripe mangoes) in a basket or box.
  • Once the basket of mango is closed from the top, calcium carbide absorbs moisture and produces acetylene gas, which accelerates the ripening process of fruits.
  • The health hazards are related to the gastrointestinal tract, kidney, heart, liver and brain and in long run cancer.
  • Calcium carbide 1kg is available for Rs. 25/– and is sufficient to ripe 10 tons of fruit.
  • How do we know that the fruit has been artificially ripened with calcium carbide?
    • It will be less tasty.
    • The aroma will be different
    • It is uniform in color.
    • The color of the mango changes from green to dark yellow.
    • It will have a less shelf life.
    • It will be overtly soft.
    • There may be black patches on the mango skin.
    • There may be multi color patches on the skin of the mango (Red, yellow, green patches)
  • How should artificially ripened fruits be handled?
    • Never eat off–season fruits, especially before time
    • Rinse all fruits in running tap water for few minutes before use.
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Total CPR since 1st November 2012 – 88792 trained

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Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal enters the Limca Book of World Records

• Trains 11,453 children in hands only CPR 10 in 8 hours

Recognizing outstanding efforts towards educating common people about life-saving techniques, the Limca Book of World Records has recognized Dr. KK Aggarwal in three distinct categories in its 2014 edition. An eminent cardiologist and the President of Heart Care Foundation of India, Dr. KK Aggarwal has devised a special CPR 10 formula which can help revive 60 %  people within ten minutes of their death due to a sudden cardiac arrest. The announcement of
Dr. KK Aggarwal becoming a world record holder was made in the launch of the 2014 edition of the book last evening.

Hands only Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR is a method through which a person who has suffered from a sudden cardiac arrest can be brought back to life within 10 minutes of his death. According to Dr. KK Aggarwal’s formula, to revive a person after sudden cardiac arrest, within 10 minutes of the episode, for the next 10 minutes, compress the centre of their chest continuously and effectively, with a speed of 10 × 10 (100) per minutes. In the past one year Dr. KK Aggarwal has trained over 90,000 people in this simple but extremely effective life–saving technique.

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. KK Aggarwal said “It has been my endeavor to constantly spread awareness about various health issues and prevention measures in the country as a part of my role as the President of the Heart Care Foundation of India.  Hands only CPR 10 is an extremely easy to learn technique which can help save the life of 2–3 in 5 people who suffer from sudden cardiac arrest. Over the past one year I have seen many success stories of lives being saved using this technique and I hope that I can train more and more people in the future”.

The three records which have been created by Dr. KK Aggarwal include:

  • Most people trained in hands–only CPR 10 in a short time span – 11,453 students (8,193 female and 2630 males) trained in less than 8 hours on April 6, 2013
  • Maximum number of people trained in hands–only CPR during an event – 10,932 people trained in hands–only CPR 10 during the 19th Perfect Health Mela from November 1 to 16, 2013
  • Maximum number of people trained in hands–only CPR – 20,592 people in hands–only CPR in 43 days

A leading doctor and philanthropist, Dr. KK Aggarwal is also the recipient of three National Awards, namely the Padma Shri for brilliance in medicine, Dr. BC Roy award for excellence in socio–medical awareness and the DST National Award for excellence in Science and Technology communication.  He has also pioneered leading health initiatives such as bringing treatments such as clot dissolving therapy for acute heart attacks and Colour Doppler Echocardiography in the country.

In addition to this, he has also conceptualized and organized unique consumer driven health  awareness platforms such as The Perfect Health Mela and the Run for your Heart as a part of his role as the President of The Heart Care Foundation of India. In recognition of both these initiatives, the Government of India released National Postal Commemorative Stamps of INR 6.50 & 1 respectively.

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About Heart Care Foundation of India

Heart Care Foundation of India is a National NGO working in the field of creating health awareness for people from all walks of life about all aspects of health incorporating all pathies under one roof using low cost infotainment modules.

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Mega heart checkup camp by Heart Care Foundation of India at Sagar,Madhya Pradesh February 20–23,2014

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Dr KK Aggarwal receives Harpal S Buttar Oration Award from Nobel Laureate Dr Ferid Murad

eMedi Quiz

An early systolic murmur may be caused by all of the following except:

1. Small ventricular septal defect.
2. Papillary muscle dysfunction.
3. Tricuspid regurgitation.
4. Aortic stenosis.

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: The cells belonging to the following type of epithelium are provided with extra reserve of cell membrane:

1. Transitional
2. Stratified squamous
3. Stratified cuboidal.
4. Stratified columnar.

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: 1. Transitional

Correct answers received from: DR.A.K.GAJJAR, Raju Kuppusamy, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Daivadheenam Jella, Dr. P. C. Das,

Answer for 8th March Mind Teaser: 3.Lateral rectus and abducent nerve.

Correct answers received from: DR.A.K.GAJJAR, Raju Kuppusamy

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

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A Texas millionaire

A Texas millionaire had fallen ill. The doctors consulted did not seem to understand what ailed him. The millionaire let it be known that any doctor who could heal him could have whatever he desired.

A country doctor was finally able to cure him, and as the doctor was leaving after a week’s stay, the Texan said, "Doc! I am a man of my word. You name it, and if it is humanly possible I’ll get it for you."

"Well," said the doctor, "I love to play golf, so if I could have a matching set of golf clubs, that would be fine." With that the physician left.

The doctor didn’t hear from the Texan millionaire for some months. Then, one day, he got a phone call from the millionaire.

"Doc, I bet you thought that I had gone back on my word. I have your matching set of golf clubs. The reason it took so long is that two of them didn’t have swimming pools, and I didn’t think they were good enough for ya. So I had pools installed and they’re all ready for you now!"

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Situation: A patient with rheumatic arthritis was not given penicillin prophylaxis, and subsequently developed another attack.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was the prophylaxis not started?
Lesson: Make sure that one administers secondary prophylaxis in the setting of suspected poststreptococcal reactive arthritis for up to one year after the onset of symptoms. Evidence of valvular disease after one year should prompt continued prophylaxis; otherwise, antibiotic prophylaxis may be discontinued.

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"For I don't care too much for money, for money can't buy me love." - The Beatles

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Dr KK Aggarwal: ECG not reliable marker for predicting heart disease http://bit.ly/15QdVeB #Health
Dr Deepak Chopra: Knowing that everyone is doing their best from their level of consciousness. http://bit.ly/WAHF_Am #WAYHF

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  1. Dear Dr Aggarwal, Greetings from Brisbane, OZ. You are the most decorated doctor of not only our country, but seemingly anywhere in the world and I am proud of the fact that you are my DEAR FRIEND.More news, more connections. Stay Blessed Keep in touch Good wishes: Regards– Nilima.

Forthcoming events

Date: Saturday 2PM–Sunday 3PM, 26–27 April 2014
Venue: Om Shanti Retreat Centre, Bhora Kalan, Pataudi Road, Manesar
Course Directors: Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal and BK Sapna
Organisers: Heart Care Foundation of India. Prajapati Brahma Kumari Ishwariye Vidyalaya and eMedinews
Facilities: Lodging and boarding provided (one room per family or one room for two persons). Limited rooms for first three hundred registrants.
Course: Meditation, Lectures, Practical workshops
Atmosphere: Silence, Nature, Pyramid Meditation, Night Walk
Registration: SMS– Vandana Rawat – 9958771177, rawat.vandana89@gmail.com
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