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Ambient Particulate Air Pollution and Daily Mortality in 652 Cities

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
14th January 2020
An increase of 10 µg per cubic meter in the two days moving average of PM10 concentration (average over the current and previous day) was associated with increases of 0.44% in daily all-cause mortality, 0.36% in daily cardiovascular mortality, and 0.47% in daily respiratory mortality,... Read more »


Australia's deadly wildfires are showing no signs of stopping

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
14th January 2020
Earlier in December, the smoke was so bad in Sydney that air quality measured 11 times the “hazardous” level.
Australia is facing the worst wildfires of the decade with large swathes of the country devastated since the fire season began in late July.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Prenatal air pollution exposure tied to childhood blood sugar

14th January 2020 Pharmacists Diabetes and Endocrinology
Kids who are exposed to air pollution in the womb may have higher blood sugar levels during childhood than kids without this exposure, according to a study that suggests particle pollution could be an environmental risk factor for diabetes.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Drinking green tea, rather than black, may help you live longer, new study suggests

14th January 2020 Cardiology Pharmacists
Drinking tea at least three times a week could reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and is linked with a longer and healthier life, at least in China, a new study suggests. Chinese researchers found the health benefits ...Read more »
Practice Updates

Pancreas-Kidney Transplant Tied to Better Survival Than Kidney Transplant Alone in Type 1 Diabetes

14th January 2020 Pharmacists Diabetes and Endocrinology
Compared with kidney transplantation alone, simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplantation was associated with an almost twofold lower 10-year mortality among type 1 diabetics, in a retrospective study.... Read more »

IV Thrombolysis May Not Add to Hemorrhage Risk in Patients Given DOACs

14th January 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Neurology
Intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) seems safe in certain patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) who are taking direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis. People taking DOACs within 48 hours presented no extra risk of symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage...Read more »  

On Pembrolizumab Therapy for Stage III Melanoma, Side Effects Linked to Longer Recurrence-Free Survival

14th January 2020 Oncology Dermatology
In patients taking adjuvant pembrolizumab for stage III melanoma, immune-related adverse events (irAE) are associated with longer recurrence-free survival (RFS), a secondary analysis of trial data suggests. As reported in JAMA Oncology,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a patient seek redressal for grievances regarding treatment received?

14th January 2020
Yes. The National Board for Accreditation of Healthcare (NABH) Patient Charter has provisions for this. 5. Right to redress
• Patient has the right to justice by lodging a complaint through an authority dedicated for this purpose...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Copy Machine Handout

14th January 2020
In most offices, the photocopier is out of order every now and then. One copy repairman had answered question after question for the employees. Finally one day, he just smiled and handed them this sheet...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 48-yr-old HIV man having 2-month history of tenesmus, fever/night sweats, lethargy, weight loss of 14 kg and anorexia. Which are the two most likely diagnoses?

14th January 2020
1. IBD
2. Tuberculosis..Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Human body needs servicing too!

14th January 2020
While automobile vehicles need preventive servicing every three months, the human body needs it every two months. According to Ayurveda, the seasons change every two months, approximately in the middle of the month.... Read more »

ESpiritual: Makar Sankranti: Uttarayana: The Medical Importance

14th January 2020
An extremely auspicious day, Lohri marks the sun’s entry in to the ‘Makar Rashi’. The next day after lohri is Makar Sankranti. One can remember lohri as the end of winter and Makar Sankranti as the first day of summer...Read more »

Inspirational: Just listen…

14th January 2020
I suspect that the most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention. And especially if it's given from the heart. When people are talking,... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

A new cellular protein involved in discovering obesity

Known as a cardiovascular and diabetes risk factor, obesity is associated with chronic fat tissue inflammation. Washington DC: Researchers have found that the depletion of iRhom2 protein in mice contributes to less fat in the body and increases energy...Read more »


From Other Newsletter



Exercises to increase bone density in osteoporotic patients

Physical exercise is known to stimulate bone osteogenesis in patients with osteoporosis. However, all types of exercise do not have the same beneficial effect on bone mineral density (BMD). Two types of exercises have emerged as being appropriate for patients with osteoporosis.... Read more »


Individual Characteristics and Blood Eosinophil Counts in Adults with Asthma or COPD.

Elevated blood eosinophil (bEOS) counts are markers of inflammation associated with poorer outcomes in individuals with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A new study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology aimed to determine the association...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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