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US FDA announces more recalls of antacids containing traces of carcinogen

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
15th January 2020
To remove confusion, every drug label must mention that this drug is NDMA-free
In the last few years, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) has made more news. More and more drugs are being withdrawn due to the presence of this carcinogen.... Read more »


Its a new strain of corona virus in the China pneumonia

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
15th January 2020
Preliminary tests have indicated that the cause of the mystery pneumonia that has infected almost 60 people in the Chinese city of Wuhan since December is caused by a new strain of coronavirus (of the same family as SARS).... Read more »

News From All Specialities

‘No shortcuts to a healthier world’: WHO chief sets out health priorities for the decade

15th January 2020Business and Medicine Public Health
The head of the UN health agency, WHO, has set out his urgent global health challenges for the next ten years – designated the “Decade of Action” by the UN General Assembly” – and underscored the importance of investing in public health, in a statement released on Monday... Read more »
Practice Updates

Countries gather for the Global Forum on Childhood Pneumonia

15th January 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pediatrics
Pneumonia claimed the lives of 800,000 children under the age of five in 2018, or one child every 39 seconds. That was more than any other disease. Yet pneumonia remains largely forgotten. On January 29-31, nine leading health and children’s organizations – ISGlobal, Save the Children,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Burnout linked to potentially deadly irregular heartbeat, study says

15th January 2020 Pharmacists Psychiatry
If you're feeling bone-deep mental and physical exhaustion, or what is otherwise known as burnout, new research suggests you could be at a higher risk for a potentially fatal heart flutter. The study published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology suggests chronic stress... Read more »

Diabetes Drug Class May Hold Promise for Gout Prevention

15th January 2020 Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacists
Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors may reduce the risk for gout among adults with type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. The study, involving more than 200,000 individuals from a US commercial insurance database, was published online January...Read more »  

Mom's Stress Tied to Brain Development in Fetuses with CHD

15th January 2020 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Psychiatry
Larger portions of women pregnant with fetuses with congenital heart disease (CHD) tested positive for stress, anxiety, and depression and this was tied to impairments in fetal brain development, a small case-control study found.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Should difference of opinion after consultation be conveyed to the patient?

15th January 2020
Regulation 3.4 of the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations “Statement to Patient after Consultation” has clarified this as below. “3.4.1 All statements to the patient or his representatives should take place in the presence of the consulting physicians,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

The best time

15th January 2020
Teacher: "Tell me, Johnny, which is the best time to pick pears? Spring, summer, autumn or winter?"
Johnny: "The best time to pick pears is when the farmer is not at home and there's no dog on the farm."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Granulocytopenia, gingival hyperplasia and facial hirsutism are all possible side effects of one of the following anticonvulsant drugs.

15th January 2020
1. Phenytoin.
2. Valproate....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Nail Hygiene

15th January 2020
• Nails can harbor dirt and germs and contribute to the spread of many infections.
• Keep nails short.
• Trim nails often.... Read more »

ESpiritual: Spiritual Prescription – Controlling the Inner Noise

15th January 2020
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali define yoga as restraint of the mental states (Chapter 1.2). In the state of total restraint, the mind is devoid of any external object and is in its true self or the consciousness. To control the mind, many Vedic scholars have given their own formulas....Read more »

Inspirational: Believe in Yourself

15th January 2020
Believe in yourself and you can achieve, things you never thought possible, Believe in yourself and you can discover talents new, that lie away hidden Believe in yourself and you can reach, new heights that you thought unscalable,... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

TB treatment made easy with ‘Zero Tuberculosis’ initiative

There are many TB patients who have received help from Zero Tuberculosis started by Amit Verma, assistant professor at the pharmacy department of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, in October. Verma launched Zero Tuberculosis,...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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