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15th November 2018
FSSAI agrees to reduce the content of trans fats from 5% to 2% in all edible vegetable oils and fats on the representation of HCFI

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned artificial trans fats from American restaurants and grocery store food items. The FDA had deemed trans fats as unsafe in the year 2015 and gave time to all the companies in America until June 18, 2018 to eliminate the ingredient i.e. trans fat from their use.

The trans fats have been a staple in the tastiest junk foods for more than 100 years. The FDA ban applies to artificial trans fats, which are made chemically by adding hydrogen to vegetable oil (partially hydrogenated oil is also trans-fat) more

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Merck Consumer Health India announced the publication of the country's first handbook that highlights the hitherto unknown benefits and widespread utility of Vitamin E : Titled “Vitamin E - Clinical Applications and Benefits” ... read more

“One Health” is the only way to keep antibiotics working

Today is World Diabetes Day, a primary global awareness campaign focusing on diabetes mellitus. The day itself marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best and John James Rickard Macleod, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.... read more

89% people in Delhi feel sickness or discomfort due to air pollution, finds study

New Delhi, Nov 13 (PTI) About 89% people in Delhi feel sickness or discomfort due to the bad air quality and most of the people believe vehicles and felling of trees are the major causes behind pollution, according to a new study titled "Perception Study on Air Quality" by the ASAR Social Impact Advisors, which works on social and environmental issues.... read more

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Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 15th November 2018

Antibiotics are used far more in some countries than in others, a survey “WHO Report on Surveillance of Antibiotic Consumption” by the World Health Organisation showed on Monday, suggesting that urgent action was needed to slash unnecessary consumption of the medicines.... read more

Practice Updates

ADA position statement on comprehensive care of children with type 2 diabetes

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has issued a position statement on comprehensive care of children with type 2 diabetes. Published online Nov. 13, 2018 in the journal Diabetes Care, the guidelines recommend risk-based screening for youth... read more

AAP Offers updated guidance on sport-related concussions

According to a report published online Nov. 12, 2018 by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), sport-related concussion is common in nearly all sports at all levels, with boys’ tackle football and girls’ soccer reporting the most incidents,... read more

Side effects from certain immunotherapies may be higher than initially reported

An analysis of nearly 2,800 people with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who received the immune checkpoint inhibitors nivolumab, pembrolizumab or atezolizumab found that adverse events, may be more common than reported in the initial trials that led to the approval of these ... read more

Surgically induced menopause associated with poor sleep quality

According to a study published online Nov. 14, 2018 in the journal Menopause, compared with those who transition through menopause naturally, women who undergo surgical menopause often have worse sleep quality and greater risk of insomnia. ... read more

Low-dose imipramine helps reduce functional dyspepsia symptoms

A low dose of the tricyclic antidepressant imipramine can relieve symptoms in patients with functional dyspepsia that is refractory to both PPIs and prokinetics, according to a new randomized controlled trial published online October 22, 2018... read more

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Obsessive compulsive behavior (OCD) may lead to depression over time
3 in 100 people suffer from OCD in some form
New Delhi, 14th November 2018: The obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) department of NIMHANS, treats about 60 patients a week on an average, including 10 new patients. Patients spend five to six hours a day on the activity they are obsessed with and in some cases even 16 hours. These symptoms interfere with their day-to-day functioning or cause distress. The patients fall between the age groups of 4 and late 50s!

OCD is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. Three in every hundred people suffer from some form of OCD, and they may not even be aware of the problem..

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