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14th February 2012, Tuesday

Ten foods provide half of sodium eaten in US

Nine out of 10 adults in the US consume more sodium than is recommended as per CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on February 7, 2012.

44% of sodium consumed came from 10 food categories: bread, cold cuts and cured meats, pizza, poultry, soups, sandwiches, cheese, pasta mixed dishes, meat mixed dishes and savory snacks. More than 70% of the sodium eaten came from goods obtained at a store.

Reducing the sodium content of the 10 leading sources by one-quarter would reduce total dietary sodium by more than 10%, preventing an estimated 28 000 deaths and $7 billion in healthcare expenditures annually.

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A new postal stamp to commemorate the Silver Jubilee Year of Heart Care Foundation of India

A special cancellation postal stamp and a special cover were released by Mr. Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for IT and Communications at a special function, the 1st Ever Mega Health Camp” organized in Ajmer. The stamp was released to commemorate the “Mega Health Fair” on 11th and 12th Feb 2012 organized as a part of events to mark the silver Jubilee year of the Heart Care Foundation of India. The theme of the special cover is: “Swastha Ajmer, Sashakt Ajmer”.

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    National News

Dr Anil Aggarwal was declared President-elect DMA

In a sensational victory, Dr Anil Aggarwal defeated Dr VK Malhotra by 83 votes in DMA election for the post of President-Elect. Dr AK Israni was elected as Sr Vice President and Dr CS Grewal as Vice President.

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PMO push for free drugs at govt hospitals

Free medicines to all patients visiting any government centre across the country could soon be a reality with the health ministry ready to roll out a nearly Rs 30,000 crore 'free-medicines-for-all' scheme. The free medicine initiative along with an expansion of the National Rural Health Mission to urban areas, a more district-oriented approach and implementation of recommendations of the K Srinath Reddy committee on universal health coverage will be important focus points of UPA-2's health policy. [TOI]

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    International News

Botox founder cannot use it on himself

Dr Alan Scott, the ophthalmologist from San Francisco, who discovered the wonder drug Botox in the 1970s while searching for a cure for crossed eyes, cannot use it for himself to do away with wrinkles. He works with the dangerous botulinum toxin, and is vaccinated against it. He was in India to attend a conference in Hyderabad.

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@DeepakChopra: #CosmicConsciousness Stop playing small. You are divinity in motion.

    Spiritual Update

(Dr KK Aggarwal, Group Editor in Chief, IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinews)

The Stages of Love

When two persons are attracted to each other, a virtual explosion of adrenaline-like neurochemicals occurs. PEA or phenylethylamine is a chemical that speeds up the flow of information between nerve cells. Also, involved in chemistry are dopamine and nor-epinephrine, chemical cousins of amphetamines.

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    Infertility Update

(Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)

How many eggs will be left by the time one reach puberty?

One have over a million eggs in your ovaries at birth, you only have about 300,000 eggs left by the time you reach puberty. Of the eggs remaining at puberty, only about 300 will be ovulated during your entire reproductive years and the rest will undergo atresia.

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    An Inspirational Story

(Dr GM Singh)

If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don't
If you like to win, but think you can't, it's almost a clinch you won't
If you think you will lose, you're lost for out in the world we find................. Success begins with a fellow's will
It's all in a state of mind
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can
So, never, never, never give up................

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    Fitness Update

(Contributed by Rajat Bhatnagar, International Sports & Fitness Distribution, LLC)

Exercise and heart disease: An update

A new research conducted at Uppsala University in Sweden and published in the online version of the European Heart Journal has yielded some new and interesting findings on exercise and heart disease. While studies have shown that physical activity decreases risk of cardiovascular disease, these previous studies have mainly been conducted in developed countries. Authors of the new research wanted to evaluate different socio-economic populations in less developed countries, and compare occupational vs. leisure-time physical activity. They also wanted to test the hypothesis that owning certain goods may be associated with heart disease.

They evaluated nearly 25,000 people for this study: 10,043 cases of first-occurring heart attacks and 14,217 patients who had no previous symptoms or heart disease completed a questionnaire on their work-related and leisure-time exercise. The research was conducted in 262 medical centers within 52 countries across the world: in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and North and South America. As might be expected, the study found that moderate leisure-time and occupational physical activity were both associated with a significantly reduced risk of heart disease. Interestingly, ownership of a television or a car increased the risk of having a heart attack; researchers attribute this finding to the fact that these items lend themselves to sedentary behaviors (i.e., watching TV and driving).

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    Healthy Driving

(Conceptualized by Heart Care Foundation of India and Supported by Transport Department; Govt. of NCT of Delhi)

Can patients with heart disease drive?

Drivers on implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implant are allowed to driver after six months if no arrhythmia recurrence and no disabling symptoms are seen at time of ICD discharge. For drivers receiving ‘prophylactic’ ICD implant no restrictions are imposed. Group 2 drovers are not allowed to drive.

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C-sections not safer for preemies

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Treating kid's sleep apnea may improve behavior

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Early parental stroke linked to brain changes in offspring

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Pancreas appears to "taste" fructose

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Index makes it easier to detect hard arteries

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Clot remover proves mettle in ischemic stroke

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Q. I am primarily registered with the MCI. Is it mandatory to get registered with a state council? Is there a Delhi HC judgment in this regard?


  1. It is not mandatory to get registered with a state council.
  2. It is advisable to get registered with a state council and as soon as that is done, to get the primary membership with the MCI cancelled.
  3. The reason for the above advice is that as per the existing scheme of things, if somebody complains against a doctor, the inquiry is held and punishment, if any, is given by a SMC. The order of the SMC is appealable in the MCI. If you are primarily registered with the MCI and it holds an inquiry and finds you guilty, you have nowhere to appeal.
  4. The Delhi HC judgment you mentioned is the following:

    “DR. YASH NIGAM versus DELHI MEDICAL COUNCIL, decided by Delhi High Court on 26.07.2004”.

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Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: An obese patient with visceral fat wanted dietary advice.
Dr Bad: You need a high fiber diet.
Dr Good: Go on a low calorie, high fiber diet.
Lesson: A low calorie-high fiber diet with balanced nutritive elements has a positive effect on fasting glucose, lipid profile, hypertension and visceral obesity, in obese people with impaired glucose tolerance with a consecutive lowering of cardio metabolic risk (Source: Med Pregl 2010 Jul-Aug; 63 (7-8):465-9).

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Make Sure

Situation: A child with sore throat and enlarged lymph nodes developed fever.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why were antibiotics not given in time?
Lesson: Make Sure, that all children with sore throat and enlarged lymph nodes are given antibiotics as such sore throats are Streptococcal unless proved otherwise.

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Talent works, genius creates. Robert A. Schumann

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(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)


  • To help evaluate the body's water and electrolyte balance
  • To investigate hyponatremia and increased or decreased urine production
  • To detect the ingestion of toxins such as methanol
  • To monitor the effectiveness of treatment for conditions affecting osmolality
  • To help determine the cause of chronic diarrhea
    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

CT scan in carcinoma esophagus is least useful in describing:

a) T staging
b) Nodal staging
c) Distant metastasis
d) Omental involvement

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: CCCCCCC
Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: 7 seas

Correct answers received from: Dr.K.V.Sarma, Dr. Bharat Bhushan Aggarwal, Dr.A.Rama Devi, Dr.Rohini Dhillon, Dr. Mrs. S. Das, Dr. P. C. Das, Rakesh Bhasin, Ritu Sinha, Sudipto Samaddar, Dr. Thakor Hitendrasinh G, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr. Gautam Roy, Dr. Mrs. S. Das, Dr. P. C. Das

Answer for 12th February Mind Teaser: Home on the range (or home cooking)
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At Ninety-Nine

When a grandmother was in her late eighties, she decided to move to Israel. As part of the preparations, she went to see her doctor and get all her charts. The doctor asked her how she was doing, so she gave him a litany of complaints - this hurts, that's stiff, I'm tired and slower, etc.

He responded with, "Mrs. Siegel, you have to expect things to start deteriorating. After all, who wants to live to 100?"

The grandmother looked him straight in the eye and replied, "Anyone who's 99."

  Medicolegal Update

(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Additional Prof, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS)

Tissue pathological examination in postmortem cases

Morgan say that those who have dissected or inspected many dead bodies have at least learned to doubt, while those who are ignorant of anatomy and do not take the trouble to attend autopsy, are in no doubt at all…

  • Forensic histopathology is the application of pathological principles to the investigation of the medicolegal aspects of death.
  • Forensic pathologists are medically qualified doctors who perform autopsies/ postmortem examinations on cases of sudden or unexpected death, or death as a result of trauma or poisoning.
  • The forensic investigation of death is a multidisciplinary activity, involving the collaboration between pathologists, crime scene investigators, forensic scientists, and other specialists, such as anthropologists, entomologists, dentists and many other experts.
  • Autopsy findings are combined with the results of other investigations, including the microscopic examination of organs and tissues removed at autopsy, toxicological analyses of blood and urine, for example and correlated with the available clinical or medical history of the deceased, as well as the circumstances of their death, in order to answer questions relating to their death.
  • The issues raised by a death may include, identification of the deceased, the medical cause of death, the interpretation of injuries, and the manner of death i.e. accident, suicide, homicide or natural and required histology examination in many cases to conclude the legal autopsy report
  • Forensic histopathology include the changes in cells due to drug abuse, wound age determination, adverse drug reactions, histopathology of the sudden death syndrome, and age determination of myocardial infarction.

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February 14 also marks Awareness about Impotence Day in some countries

New Delhi: Monday, 13 February 2012: February 14, Valentine’s Day, is also celebrated as National Impotence Day in countries like the UK to raise awareness of erectile dysfunction, said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India.

He said that Valentine’s Day is a reminder of relationship between two individuals which can be at the level of body, mind, intellect, ego and or soul. Unless all relationships are fulfilled, they cannot be labeled as made for each other.

Quite often people develop relationships with others to satisfy any of the above needs. The needs may be to satisfy physically, to ease out mentally, to share intellect, to share power (ego) or to share happiness (spiritual needs.) It is, therefore, common for a person to have different relationships with different people, e.g., husband for physical needs, a guru for spiritual needs, a friend for mental or intellectual needs, and a partner to satisfy ego needs.

Valentine’s Day should not be misused as a day to satisfy one's physical needs. He cautioned young girls against the misuse of date-rape-drugs.

Elaborating further, Dr. Aggarwal said that date-rape-drugs are easily available in the market. They are colorless, tasteless and odorless and can make a person unaware of the surroundings while remaining conscious. Giving an example, Dr. Aggarwal said that a female under the influence of date-rape-drugs may actually be under rape but feel as if she is in a date and after the effect of drug is over, she will have retrospective amnesia or memory loss about the event.

Extra marital sex is dangerous for heart patients as it is often done in unusual circumstances, places, locations, timings and often with a partner who is 20 years younger. The performance anxiety to perform better can precipitate dangerous rise in heart rate and BP leading to heart attack and in some cases, sudden cardiac death. The dictum for heart patients, therefore, has been that sleeping with your wife or with someone with whom you have prolonged relationship prolongs life.
There is no age bar for males to have sexual act and as a result, a man can be active sexually till the age of 70 years. With the availability of Viagra drugs, it is possible for the elderly persons to enjoy sexual relationships with their partner.

The sale of Viagra drugs increases near Valentine’s Day. However, these drugs should not be misused by heart patients who are on nitrates as it can precipitate BP. Viagra group of drugs should also not be taken by individuals as a licence to attempt multiple sexual attempts in one sitting as any unaccustomed exercise by heart patients with underlying severe blockages can precipitate heart attack and sudden cardiac death.

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The Annual conference of Indian Menopause Society is to be held from 17 to 19th Feb 2012 in Hotel The Claridges, Surajkund, Faridabad. It is a multidisciplinary approach to the problems of midlife onwards in women. This conference has participation of the British Menopause Society and South Asian Federation of Menopause Societies and is an opportunity to hear international faculties

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National Summit on "Stress Management" and Workshop on "How to be happy and Healthy"

Date: Saturday 2PM–Sunday 4PM, 21–22 April 2012
Venue: Om Shanti Retreat Center, Bhora Kalan, on Pataudi Road, Manesar
Course Directors: Padmashri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal and BK sapna
Organisers: Heart Care Foundation of India, Prajapati Brahma Kumari Ishwariya Vidyalaya and eMedinewS
Fee: No fee, donations welcome in favour of Om Shanti Retreat Center
Facilities: Lodging and boarding provided ( One room per family or one room for two persons). Limited rooms for first three registrants.
Course: Meditation, Lectures, Practical workshops,
Atmosphere: Silence of Nature, Pyramid Meditation, Night Walk,
Registration: Rekha 9899974439 rekhapapola@gmail.com, BK Sapna 9350170370 bksapna@hotmail.com

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