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15th April 2018
Speak to type

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

A friend recently introduced me to two new features of Google Chrome: ‘Voice typing’ and ‘Search by Voice’.

To start voice typing, open a new document in Google Docs in a Chrome Browser. Select ‘Tools’ from the Menu Bar. In the Drop down menu, click on the Microphone Icon, a microphone box appears. Click on the microphone icon to start voice typing; once activated, it becomes red. Start speaking.

You will find that as you speak, the words are automatically typed in the document. Speak clearly and loudly. You can also type in Hindi or any other language; click on the drop down menu to select the language. You can edit the document later.... read more

Top News

Brisbane strain named the most dangerous flu strain

Brisbane flu strain has been named the most dangerous in the world after it claimed more than 1,100 lives last year reported the Daily Mail UK on April 11, 2018. The virus has been included in the latest flu vaccine by the WHO. This year, the Michigan A, Singapore A, Phuket B and Brisbane B viruses have been recommended by the..... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 15th April 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set an aim to increase the share of healthcare sector in the country's gross domestic product (GDP) to 2.5 per cent as per Union minister Rajnath Singh. Will it happen?... read more

Practice Updates

Long-term obeticholic acid treatment reverses fibrosis in patients with PBC

Preliminary results from the POISE biopsy substudy presented April 13, 2018 at The International Liver Congress 2018 in Paris, France show that long-term treatment with obeticholic acid (OCA) leads to the reversal or stabilization of fibrosis/cirrhosis in patients with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) who have had an incomplete .... read more

Genetic basis of dripping candle wax bone disease discovered

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered a genetic basis of “dripping candle wax” bone disease also known as melorheostosis, which causes excess bone formation resembling dripping candle wax on x-rays. Eight of the study15 participants had mutations in the MAP2K1 gene in the affected bone only.... read more

Even modest alcohol intake may increase risk of all-cause mortality

A new analysis of data on nearly 600,000 people published April 14, 2018 in the Lancet indicates that the association between alcohol use and risk for all-cause mortality begins at consumption levels much lower than earlier believed to be. In current drinkers of alcohol in high-income countries, the threshold for lowest risk of all-.... read more

Procalcitonin levels can predict absence of UTI

According to a study reported online March 3, 2018 in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, a procalcitonin threshold < 0.25 ng/ml was a strong predictor of the absence of urinary tract infection (UTI). The high negative predictive value of PCT therefore may be used as an adjunct to urine examination to exclude UTI and to ... read more

US FDA guidance on supplements containing high caffeine levels

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a new guidance to clarify that dietary supplements containing pure or highly concentrated caffeine in powder or liquid forms are considered unlawful when sold in bulk quantities directly to consumers. These products present a significant public health threat because of the high risk.... read more

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Urban India becoming increasingly deficient in Vitamin D
Urban India becoming increasingly deficient in Vitamin D
Deficiency of this vitamin can even cause heart problems and infertility
New Delhi, 14th April 2018:A recent report by the ASSOCHAM Healthcare Committee has revealed that about 8 in 10 people in Delhi suffer from Vitamin D deficiency. Such a deficiency can cause chronic muscle pain, spasms, low energy levels, and depression. About 88% of Delhi’s population has a Vitamin D level that is less than normal. The need of the hour is to create awareness about the consequences of being deficient in this vitamin.

Vitamin D deficiency is defined as when 25-hydroxyvitamin D or 25(OH) D is less than 20 Nanogram/milliliter (ng/mL), insufficiency as between 20-29 ng/mL and sufficiency as 25 (OH) D more than 30 ng/mL.

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