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Dengue Vaccine: The Asian Concerns

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
13th December 2019
Health Minister Dr Harsh Wardhan told the parliament that India is near ready for the dengue vaccine. Let us know the facts -
Indian Scenario - 1. A live attenuated vaccine known as Dengvaxia, developed by Sanofi, was licensed in 2015. Following this, long-term follow-up... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Why retire at any age?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
13th December 2019
It has been a practice in India to retire people after the age of 58. In some cases, the age has been 60, 62, 65 or 70. Let us understand the science behind retirement.
Retirement is based on the fact that after the age of 50, one starts developing age-related minimal cognitive impairment.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Malnutrition sweeping Asia-Pacific region

13th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Pediatrics
Four UN agencies said on Wednesday that three million undernourished people a month across the Asia-Pacific region, must be lifted out of hunger, until the end of 2030, if the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are to be reached.... Read more »
Practice Updates

WHO congratulates Sri Lanka for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV, Syphilis

13th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
SEAR/PR/1713: The World Health Organization has congratulated Sri Lanka for achieving elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis. “Sri Lanka’s achievement once again demonstrates...Read more »
Practice Updates

Exercise advice on food labels could help reduce obesity, researchers say

13th December 2019 Pharmacists,Public Health
Food labels detailing how much exercise is needed to burn off a product's calorie content could help to combat obesity, according to UK researchers. Physical activity calorie equivalent (PACE) labels could improve on labels that identify only calories... Read more »

Immunosuppressive Effects of Cancer Treatment Increase Mortality in People With HIV

13th December 2019 Pharmacists, Pathology & Lab Medicine
Adults with HIV whose cancers are treated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy experience significant reductions in CD4 count, which are linked to increased mortality, compared with those who have surgery..Read more »

Board Games Protect Against Cognitive Decline

13th December 2019 Pharmacists, Psychiatry
Playing board games may protect against cognitive decline and even boost cognitive function in seniors, new research suggests. Results of a large, longitudinal study showed that higher frequency of playing board games,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is there a limitation for filing of a complaint?

13th December 2019
Limitation is the time period within which a complaint has to be lodged. If this time lapses and no complaint has been lodged then it is treated as “Time Barred.” However, in many laws there is a provision empowering...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Funny definitions

13th December 2019
Dictionary: A place where success comes before work...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The commonest variation in the arteries arising from the arch of aorta is:

13th December 2019
1. Absence of brachiocephalic trunk.
2. Left vertebral artery arising from the arch...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Avoid drunk or drugged driving

13th December 2019
The dangers of drinking alcohol and driving are well known to all. But, it is also important to recognize that taking drugs and driving can be as dangerous. Drugged driving or driving under the influence... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why is the Garud Puran not read in routine life?

13th December 2019
As per Hindu mythology, Garud Puran should not be read unless there is a death in the family. What can be the rationale behind this? One of the philosophies of Vedanta is that one should always talk and think positive and face...Read more »

Inspirational: Never Give Up

13th December 2019
Life is how you want it to be, open your eyes, and you will see… No matter what, you can have fun, and always remember, when it’s done … The memories of what has been, the mistakes, so you won’t make them again... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Air pollution tied to hospitalizations for wide range of illnesses

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....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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