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Simple Aspirin as Good as Newer drugs for aborting or preventing acute migraine attack

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
14th December 2019
Old aged aspirin is as effective for acute treatment and prevention of recurrent migraine attacks as more expensive medications. A review of randomized trials suggests that high-dose aspirin is effective and safe for acute migraine... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Physicians need more time with their patients

14th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Psychiatry
Physicians need more time with their patients to consider the psychosocial aspects of health problems, according to the President of the World Medical Association, Dr Miguel Jorge.Speaking at a World Health Organization meeting in Muscat,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Poor nutrition is increasing rates of diabetes, cancers, heart attacks and stroke

14th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Public Health
Malnutrition, in all its forms, is negatively impacting the health, well-being and sustainable development of people of all ages in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region, particularly in those countries affected by conflict in which people are experiencing...Read more »
Practice Updates

Scientists home in on potential treatments for deadly Nipah virus

14th December 2019Business and Medicine, Public Health
Scientists working on how to combat a highly infectious and deadly virus called Nipah, which is transmitted to humans from bats and pigs, say they have found around a dozen potential drugs that might be developed to block the disease.... Read more »

FDA Okays First Newborn Screening Test for Duchenne MD

14th December 2019 Pharmacists, Pathology & Lab Medicine
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the marketing of the first newborn screening test for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the agency announced. The GSP Neonatal Creatine Kinase-MM kit (PerkinElmer) measures levels of creatine kinase (CK)...Read more »

Long Naps, Lots of Sleep Tied to Higher Stroke Risk

14th December 2019 Neurology Cardiology
Sleeping more than 9 hours a night or taking long midday naps were each associated with increased risk of incident stroke in a large, prospective cohort study. Compared with 7 to 8 hours of sleep, 9 or more hours increased the risk of stroke... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a doctor use a sign board?

14th December 2019
Yes, a doctor can use a sign board. However, the MCI Code of Medical Ethics Regulations, 2002 have prescribed criteria for the information to be carried on the sign board in section 7.13 as follows: 7.13 MCI Act: It is improper for a physician...Read more »

eMedi Humor

It disappears

14th December 2019
Customer: I have a huge problem. A friend has placed a screen saver on my computer, but every time I move the mouse, it disappears...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The nerve commonly damaged during McBurney's incision is:

14th December 2019
1. Subcostal
2. Iliohypogastric.
3. 11th Thoracic....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Alcohol: Benefits Vs Risk

14th December 2019
There is consensus that non-drinkers should not start and the ones who drink can continue provided they do so in moderation and in absence of contraindications. People tend to consume more alcohol in winter and near the New Year.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Do what you do to God

14th December 2019
There are two types of people – those who believe in Dvaita or Advaita philosophy. People who believe in Dvaita philosophy, for them, God and human being are different. The people who believe in Advaita philosophy...Read more »

Inspirational: Nature’s lessons

14th December 2019
Why don’t you and your friend get together and play the game? One of you say the name of any bird, animal, worm or plant and guess what you can learn from it. There usually is something so do not give up too easily. And if you are stumped,... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Delhi's air turns hazardous again, government issues health warnings

On Tuesday, the air quality index crossed 400, indicating a level of pollution that affects healthy people and seriously impacts those with existing diseases, according to government guidance. NEW DELHI: Air quality in capital New Delhi plummeted to...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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