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Dr k k Aggarwal

Strict on Surrogacy

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
11th December 2019
Multispeciality
Reproduced from: https://www.indialegallive.com/cover-story-articles/focus/strict-on-surrogacy-77707 published December 8, 2019 The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 seeks to ban all forms of commercial surrogacy and women who agree to be surrogates must do so for "altruistic"... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Anemia management in semi urban set up in India

Dr KK Aggarwal and Dr Maj Prachi Garg
11th December 2019
Multispeciality
Just check Hb, if low look for rise in Hb after 2 weeks of alternate day oral Iron before investigating further.
As per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) - IV (20015-16), 54.2 percent women (15-49 years) and 59.5 percent children (6-59 months)... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO/Europe methodology identifies causes of low vaccination uptake to help protect health for all

11th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Public Health
Under-vaccination can lead to outbreaks of dangerous vaccine-preventable diseases. A new WHO/Europe document provides expanded guidance for identifying reasons for why some people are not vaccinated and tailoring... Read more »
Practice Updates

Air pollution tied to hospitalizations for wide range of illnesses

11th December 2019 Public Health, Internal Medicine
Older adults who are exposed to tiny particles in air pollution for just a day or two are more likely to be hospitalized for a wide variety of common health problems, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers focused on PM 2.5,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Scrub typhus now endemic in Kolkata, private hospitals report regular cases

11th December 2019 Business and Medicine,Public Health
KOLKATA: Bacterial infection scrub typhus, which is caused by a mite believed to be restricted to rural areas, may be on the verge of turning endemic in Kolkata. At least three private hospitals have reported half-a-dozen cases over the last month,... Read more »
Important

Canagliflozin Helps Heart, Kidneys Even in 'Well-Controlled' Diabetes

11th December 2019 Internal Medicine, Pharmacists
The SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin reduced the risk of cardiovascular (CV) and renal events in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD), even in a subgroup with well-controlled diabetes,...Read more »
 

Poor Sleep Worsens Recovery from Chronic Low Back Pain

11th December 2019 Pharmacists, Neurology
Sleep problems may decrease the likelihood of recovery from chronic low back pain (LBP) over the long-term and those who have musculoskeletal pain on top of insomnia have an even lower possibility of recovery, revealed... Read more »
 

Medicolegal Corner

When is it a case of negligence?

11th December 2019
If no inquiry or experts are required, then it is a clear case of negligence. In such cases, medical negligence is established based on the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur (the thing speaks for itself)....Read more »

eMedi Humor

Get me a battleship

11th December 2019
After lunching at the Algonquin Hotel, Robert walked through the lobby, out the front door, and said to the uniformed man on the sidewalk, "My good man, would you please get me a taxi?"
The man immediately took offense and replied indignantly,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which one of the following is a recognized X-ray feature of rheumatoid arthritis?

11th December 2019
1. Juxta-articular osteosclerosis.
2. Sacroilitis....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Water Hygiene

11th December 2019
Safe water is an essential commodity to prevent most water- and food-borne diseases like diarrhea, typhoid and jaundice. These diseases are 100% preventable. All of them can be lethal if not prevented, diagnosed or treated in time.... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Why do we Offer Food to God in Every Pooja?

11th December 2019
We follow a ritual of offering ‘bhog’ to the deity we worship. The ritual also involves sprinkling water all around the place where we sit down to eat food. Many people have advocated that the sprinkling of water is related to preventing...Read more »

Inspirational: Be Positive

11th December 2019
Father: "I want you to marry a girl of my choice." Son: "I will choose my own bride!"
Father: "But the girl is Bill Gates’ daughter." Son: "Well, in that case… ok" ... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

WHO to Javadekar: No study shows pollution spares Indians

The World Health Organization (WHO), a specialized agency of the United Nations working on international public health, has rebuked Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar for stating that there is no link between air pollution and reduced lifespan....Read more »
 

Medbytes

From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Effects of Withania somnifera supplementation on muscle strength and recovery

Withania somnifera or Ashwagandha, also known as Indian Ginseng, is known for its analgesic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-stress, anti-diabetic, neuroprotective, immunoprotective and cardioprotective effects.... Read more »

Allergy-and-Immunology

Real world assessment of asthma control and severity in children, adolescents and adults.

A new study published in TheJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. In Practice aimed toexamine the rates and relative contributions of co-morbidities and care settings in terms of asthma...Read more »

Dermatology

Staphylococcus epidermidis: A Potential New Player in the Physiopathology of Acne

Research seems to confirm the beneficial role of S. epidermidis in acne by limiting Cutibacterium acnes over colonisation and inflammation. C. acnes has been identified as one of the main triggers of acne. However,... Read more »
 

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