eMedinewS10th June 2014,Tuesday

Dr K K AggarwalPadma Shri, Dr B C Roy National Awardee and DST National Science Communication Awardee

Dr KK Aggarwal

President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Senior Consultant Physician, Cardiologist & Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Editor in Chief IJCP Group, Senior National Vice President, Indian Medical Association; Member Ethics Committee Medical Council of India, Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council, Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR; Limca Book of Record Holder in CPR, 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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5 natural ways to overcome erectile dysfunction (Harvard)

  1. Start walking. According to one Harvard study, just 30 minutes of walking a day was linked with a 41% drop in risk for ED. Other research suggests that moderate exercise can help restore sexual performance in obese middle–aged men with ED.
  2. Eat right. In the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, eating a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and fish — with fewer red and processed meat and refined grains — decreased the likelihood of ED. Another tip: a chronic deficiency in vitamin B12 may contribute to erectile dysfunction. A daily multivitamin and fortified foods are the best bets for those who absorb B12 poorly, including many older adults.
  3. Pay attention to your vascular health. High blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides can all damage arteries in the heart (causing heart attack), in the brain (causing stroke), and leading to the penis (causing ED). Low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and an expanding waistline also contribute. Check with your doctor to find out whether your vascular system — and thus your heart, brain, and penis — is in good shape or needs a tune–up through lifestyle changes and, if necessary, medications.
  4. Size matters, so get slim and stay slim. A trim waistline is one good defense — a man with a 42–inch waist is 50% more likely to have ED than one with a 32–inch waist. Getting to a healthy weight and staying there is another good strategy for avoiding or fixing ED. Obesity raises risks for vascular disease and diabetes, two major causes of ED. And excess fat interferes with several hormones that may be part of the problem as well.
  5. Move a muscle, but we’re not talking about your biceps. A strong pelvic floor enhances rigidity during erections and helps keep blood from leaving the penis by pressing on a key vein. In a British trial, three months of twice–daily sets of Kegel exercises (which strengthen these muscles), combined with biofeedback and advice on lifestyle changes — quitting smoking, losing weight, limiting alcohol — worked far better than just advice on lifestyle changes.

News Around The Globe

  • People who are "night owls" and have a tendency to spend more minutes sitting are less motivated to maintain an exercise schedule, reported a new study published online in Sleep. Findings revealed that individuals who go to bed later self–reported more minutes sitting, with time of sleep being a significant predictor of minutes sitting, after controlling for age and sleep duration.
  • Researchers from Italy have identified the genetic mechanisms behind taste perception and food preferences, which could help devise personalized nutrition plans that could not only be effective for weight loss, but also for disease prevention. The theory was recently presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG).
  • A study published online in the journal Nutrition has revealed that beverages and juices made with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), such as Coca–Cola, Pepsi, Dr Pepper, Mountain Dew and Sprite, all contain 50% more fructose than glucose. Of note, consumers may be getting a much higher dose of the harmful sugar fructose than they currently believe depending on the labels.
  • A new preclinical study from the National Institutes of Health, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, has reported that the recreational drug MDMA, in combination with warmer brain temperature, may be associated with a higher risk of death.
  • A record review study published in the June issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology has pointed that with second–stage labor prolonged beyond 2 hours, the increased likelihood of successful vaginal delivery and its benefits must be weighed against the small but significant increases in risks for mother and child.

Rabies News (Dr A K Gupta)

Is there any dietary restriction during PEP?

It is advisable to abstain from alcoholic drinks during the course of rabies vaccination as it may affect the immune response.

Cardiology eMedinewS

  • People who smoke shisha regularly may have a significantly increased risk of developing long–term high blood pressure, which increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke, reports a new study. The study is published in JRSM Open, the open access companion publication of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
  • Non–obstructive coronary artery disease is associated with a 28% to 44% increased risk of a major adverse cardiac event such as a heart attack or death, reported a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2014 Scientific Sessions.

Pediatrics eMedinewS

  • A new study published in the The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal has stated that infants born between 32 and 35 weeks gestational age may have substantial risk of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) disease requiring medical attention through 6 months of age. The RSV–related hospitalization rate was nearly three times higher in these infants than the rate reported in the general population of U.S. infants <6 months of age.
  • Young people who are more active growing up tend to have stronger bones, but many older teenagers don’t get enough exercise to see those benefits, reports a recent study. Researchers noted that lots of physical activity during childhood seems to set up young adults for years of strong bones, even if they don’t exercise much during their teen years.

Dr K K Spiritual Blog

Panchamrit body wash

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.

Wellness Blog

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.

Inspirational Story

Give Others their Happiness

Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.

Suddenly the speaker stopped and started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.

Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with eachother, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.

At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.

Now each one was asked to randomaly collect a balloon and give it to the the person whose name was written on it.

Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.

The speaker began––– Exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.

Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness, you will get your own happiness.

And this is the purpose of human life.

Is this not what you are looking for?

ePress Release

Women should quit smoking to lower their risk of heart disease

Smoking is still the leading preventable cause of death. Not only does tobacco smoke cause lung cancer, it is also implicated in heart disease, other cancers and respiratory diseases. As per WHO, an estimated 3 million people in industrialized countries will have died as a result of tobacco use by 2030, and an additional 7 million people in developing countries face the same fate.

The harms of smoking are reversible and can decline to the level of nonsmokers, as per a report in Journal of the American Medical Association, said Padma Shri, Dr. B C Roy National Awardee & DST National Science Communication Awardee, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Sr National Vice President Indian Medical Association

Women who quit smoking have a 21 percent lower risk of dying from coronary heart disease within five years of quitting their last cigarette. The risks of dying from other conditions also decline after quitting, although the time frame varies depending on the disease. For chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, it may take up to 20 years. It’s never too early to stop, and it’s never too late to stop.

Women who are current smokers have almost triple their risk of overall death compared with non smoker women. Current smokers also have a 63 percent increased risk for colon cancer compared with never-smokers, while former smokers have a 23 percent increased risk. There was no significant association between smoking and ovarian cancer.

Women who started smoking earlier in life are at a higher risk for overall mortality, of dying from respiratory disease and from any smoking–related disease. However, a smoker’s overall risk of dying returns to the level of a never–smoker 20 years after quitting. The overall risk decline by 13 percent within the first five years of abstaining. Most of the excess risk of dying from coronary heart disease vanishes within five years of quitting.

For chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the return to normal takes 20 years, although there is an 18 percent reduction in the risk of death seen within five to 10 years after quitting.

And the risk for lung cancer does not return to normal for 30 years after quitting, although there is a 21 percent reduction in risk within the first five years.

eMedi Quiz

A 2 month old baby with accute icteric viral hepatitis like illness slips into encephalopathy after 48 hours. The mother is a known hepatitis B carrier. Mother's hepatitis B virus serological profile is most likely to be:

1. HBsAg positive only.
2. HbsAg and HBeAg positve.
3. HBsAg and HBe antibody positive.
4. HBV DNA positive.

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Bacitracin acts on:

1. Cell Wall
2. Cell Membrane.
3. Nucleic Acid.
4. Ribosome.

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: 1. Cell Wall

Correct answers received from: Daivadheenam Jella, drpoonamchablani,
Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr Manas Ranjan Sahoo, Dr Chandresh Jardosh,
Dr Ajay Gandhi, Deepali Chatterjee, Dr Avtar Krishan, Dr Periasamy Subarayan, Dr Valluri Ramarao.

Answer for 8th June Mind Teaser: 1. Hydatid cyst of liver.

Correct answers received from: Dr Valluri Ramarao.

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

Quote of the Day

Character is the result of two things: Mental attitude and the way we spend our time. Elbert Hubbard

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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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Health Check Up Camp at Modern Era Public School, 16th May 2014

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Weight loss may improve sexual health of obese diabetes

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Make Sure

Situation: An adult undergoing bronchoscopic biopsy developed infective endocarditis.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was IE prophylaxis not given?
Lesson: Make sure, that all procedures of the respiratory tract that involve incision or biopsy of the respiratory mucosa include IE prophylaxis.

eMedinewS Humor

Car Accident

As my five year old son and I were headed to McDonald’s one day, we passed a car accident. Usually when we see something terrible like that, we say a prayer for those who might be hurt, so I pointed and said to my son, "We should pray."

From the back seat I heard his earnest request: "Please, God, don’t let those cars block the entrance to McDonald’s."

 

Twitter of the Day

Dr KK Aggarwal: Weight gain precedes the onset of diabetes Weight gain after age of 18 years in women and 20 years in men (cont) http://bit.ly/HTZaj4 #Health
Dr Deepak Chopra: Fluidity & flow in every moment as it unfolds in an eternal now is lightness of being http://bit.ly/DC_Ananda #ananda

 

Forth Comming Event

Announcement

Call for Free Registration

4th annual conference Zoonosis 2014
Sunday 6th July 10am–2 pm followed by Lunch

Venue; Indian Medical Association HQs, IMA House, ITO New Delhi

Objective: To discuss about prevention of diseases communicable
from animals to human.

Who can take part: Medical Practitioners,Veterinary Practitioners, Animal Owners/Breeders, NGOworking with animal care etc.

Experts will be from Veterinary/Medical sectors

All participants will be given certificate of participation.

Organizers: Heart Care Foundation
of India, Millennium India Education
Foundation,CAR (Ministry of Agriculture Govt.of India,

Register at :
rawat.vandana89@gmail.com/
drkakroo@gmail.com
or Call: Vandana 9891673085/Dr Kakroo 9810301261

 

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