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Beware of social media: things to be avoided by doctors

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
11th January 2020
10 common social media pitfalls to be avoided by doctors as per Jan. 7 article by Medscape.
1. Social media can become viral: Social media can magnify one comment. One of my 50 seconds video crossed 6.7 million in no time. It works on the principle pf 100th monkey phenomeno... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Cardiorespiratory fitness and brain health related to each other

11th January 2020 Cardiology Neurology
The researchers have found a link between cardiorespiratory fitness and brain health, especially in grey matter and total brain volume, areas of the brain involved with cognitive decline and ageing. The most striking feature of this study is the measured effect... Read more »
Practice Updates

nVNS might be effective for treating vestibular symptoms associated with migraine

11th January 2020Neurology Internal Medicine
Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) may be an effective approach for treating vertigo symptoms in migraine patients. The findings of the study reported that 13 out of 14 migraine patients who used this method had significant improvement...Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA approves Blueprint’s oral therapy to treat gastrointestinal stromal tumor

11th January 2020 Oncology Pathology & Lab Medicine
Ayvakit, the first treatment for a small subset of patients with a mutation of the cancer called gastrointestinal stromal tumor has been approved by the FDA. Ayvakit acts by selectively inhibiting the drivers of the mutation and has been reported to be effective and well-tolerated... Read more »

Perennial AIT found to be superior to pharmacotherapy in allergic rhinitis patients with/without asthma

11th January 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Internal Medicine
A study published in the International Archives of Allergy and Immunology Journal showed that perennial allergen immunotherapy (AIT) appears to be superior to pharmacotherapy in alleviating symptoms and improving quality of life scores in allergic rhinitis patients with or without asthma....Read more »  

The more tongue fat you lose, the more your apnea improves, study finds

11th January 2020 Pharmacists Radiology
The researchers used MRI imaging to measure the effect of 10% weight loss on upper airways in 67 obese patients. The images displayed reducing tongue fat was the prime cause underlying 31% improvement in overall sleep apnea scores.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

A patient’s blood pressure values as reported by one doctor were higher than those recorded by another doctor. How does one defend?

11th January 2020
The onus to prove negligence is on the complainant and not the doctor. The complainant has to make an allegation supported by evidence. Mere allegation has no value. It is for the complainant to produce expert opinion that the first reading was wrong and that the second reading was right....Read more »

eMedi Humor

Medical terms

11th January 2020
Artery – Study of painting
Bacteria – Back door of cafeteria
Bowel – Letter like A.E.I.O.U....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Counseling and health and occupational screening require which of the following teledermatology tools?

11th January 2020
a. Videoconference
b. Mobile teledermatology
c. Store and forward teledermatology...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Seven Common Causes of Forgetfulness

11th January 2020
a) Lack of sleep is the most common cause. Too little restful sleep can also lead to mood changes and anxiety, which in turn can contribute to memory impairment.
b) Many drugs can affect memory, which includes tranquilizers, antidepressants,... Read more »

ESpiritual: What is the importance of silence?

11th January 2020
True silence is the silence between the thoughts and represents the true self, consciousness or the soul. It is a web of energized information ready to take all provided there is a right intent. Meditation is the process of achieving silence. Observing silence is another way of deriving benefits of meditation...Read more »

Inspirational: Do not be jealous

11th January 2020
We all have experienced how jealousy can disturb our peace of mind. You know that you work harder than your colleagues in the office, but sometimes they get promotions, you do not. You started a business several years ago, but you are not as successful... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Study suggests early intervention in hyperkalemia can cut mortality by half

In the study, researchers reviewed around 115000 patients and found that the mortality rate was significantly reduced in such patients. New York : A new study has suggested that correcting high potassium levels immediately in patients...Read more »


From Other Newsletter



Coffee consumption counters sarcopenia in elderly men

Sarcopenia, an age-related loss of muscle mass and strength, can occur as a result of diminished levels and sensitivity of anabolic hormones, lack of physical activity, nutritional deficiencies, and comorbid diseases. Coffee is known to possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties... Read more »


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

A new study published in International Archives of Allergy and Immunology aimed to elucidate the effect of bacterial infections on bronchial asthma. In this study, pharyngeal bacterial colonization, duration of wheezing and serum levels...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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