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Breaking Trial : Medications as effective as stents or bypass for stable heart blockages

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
12th December 2019
The ISCHEMIA trial, a new study reported at November’s American Heart Association meeting, suggests that for most, managing heart blockages with optimal drugs alone is as safe and effective as putting a stent or doing a bypass surgery.... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

AMRIT Pharmacies in India

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
12th December 2019
The AMRIT (Affordable Medicine and Reliable Implants for Treatment) scheme aims to reduce expenditure incurred by patients on treatment of cancer and cardiovascular (heart) diseases to make health care affordable for poor. Under it, retail outlets in the name of AMRIT pharmacy... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is International Universal Health Coverage Day

12th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Public Health
On December 12, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed a resolution urging countries to accelerate progress toward universal health coverage (UHC) – the idea that everyone, everywhere should have access to quality, affordable health care.... Read more »
Practice Updates

WHO gets new advice on curbing deadly noncommunicable diseases

12th December 2019 Business and Medicine,Pathology & Lab Medicine
World leaders and health experts have handed 8 recommendations to WHO’s Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, that could save millions of lives and promote mental health. The WHO Independent High-level Commission on noncommunicable... Read more »
Practice Updates

Children conceived from frozen embryos at increased risk for certain cancers

12th December 2019 Pathology & Lab Medicine,Neurology
When frozen embryos are used during in vitro fertilization (IVF), the resulting children have a slightly higher risk than other kids for certain types of cancer, evidence from Denmark suggests. Analyzing health records of more than a million Danish children,... Read more »

Congo Authorities Say Ebola Survivor Falls Ill a Second Time

12th December 2019 Business and Medicine,Pathology & Lab Medicine
An Ebola survivor has fallen ill with the disease for a second time in eastern Congo, the Congolese health authorities said on Sunday, saying it was not yet clear if it was a case of relapse or reinfection. Experts say there has been a working assumption...Read more »

Aspirin Key to Expanding Access to Effective Migraine Treatment?

12th December 2019 Pharmacists, Neurology
Aspirin is an effective option for acute treatment and prevention of recurrent migraine attacks, particularly among patients who can't tolerate or afford newer, much more expensive medications, new research suggests.... Read more »

Risk Factors for Sudden Infant Death: It's All in the Timing

12th December 2019 Pediatrics, Public Health
Sudden unexpected early neonatal deaths within the first week of life are associated with distinct features that diverge from sudden unexpected infant deaths that take place in the remainder of the first year of life, according to a retrospective analysis of CDC data.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a punishment be both penal erasure as well as a criminal prosecution?

12th December 2019
The answer to this lies in Chapter 7 of the MCI regulations relating to the Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics for registered medical practitioners, which states as follows: 7.6 Sex Determination Tests:...Read more »

eMedi Humor


12th December 2019
A man is driving down a country road, when he spots Santu standing in the middle of a huge field of grass. He pulls the car over to the side of the road and notices that Santu is just standing there, doing nothing, looking at nothing....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

In all of the following conditions neuraxial blockade is absolutely contraindicated, except:

12th December 2019
1. Patient refusal.
2. Coagulopathy....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Honey excellent for cough

12th December 2019
A spoonful of honey can quieten night time cough in children and help them and their parents sleep better. When compared to the cough syrup ingredient dextromethorphan or no treatment, honey comes out on top.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Facts about Soul and the Spirit

12th December 2019
• Energy is the raw material of the universe.
• Information is the organization of energy into reproducible patterns....Read more »

Inspirational: Going the Extra Mile

12th December 2019
I was 20 and had just finished my first degree when I asked my father’s advice on how to approach the world of work. He had a long and distinguished career in the Indian Army and rose to become commander-in-chief of a million men.... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Respiratory Health Improves Quickly With Better Air Quality

Improvements in environmental air quality result in quick and dramatic health benefits, according to a new literature review published December 6 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Researchers with the Forum...Read more »


From Other Newsletter



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 »


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 »


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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