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15th May 2018
MCI expands the definition of ragging in its amended anti-ragging regulations

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has amended its anti-ragging regulations vide a notification No. MCI-34(1)/2017-Med./182799 dated 28th March this year - Medical Council of India (Prevention and Prohibition of Ragging in Medical Colleges/Institutions) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018 - by adding the following in Clause 3 under the heading “Definitions:- for the purpose of these Regulations”, the following shall be added after first para of sub-clause 3.3.

“Any act of physical or mental abuse (including bullying and exclusion) targeted at another student (fresher or otherwise) on the ground of colour, race, religion, caste, ethnicity, gender (including transgender), sexual orientation, appearance, nationality, regional origins, linguistic identity, place of birth, place of residence or economic background.” read more


How to attract patients and keep them too!

With the advent of technology, attracting patients is no more an easy task. Now a day, patients extensively research online by reading reviews and comparing consultation fees before consulting a physician. Referral by other physicians is not enough to get an impressive count of patients.... read more

Top News

WHO Director General visits Ebola-affected areas in DR Congo

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus visited the town of Bikoro in the north-west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Sunday to assess the response to the current Ebola outbreak...... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 15th May

Public Health - Ebola Update: Ebola can spread rapidly, through contact with even small amount of bodily fluid of those infected. Its early flu-like symptoms are not always obvious. There are five identified strains of the Ebola virus, the deadliest to date being the Zaire strain. This is the strain involved in the latest outbreak, for which there is now a vaccine available..... read more

Practice Updates

Gout does not increase the risk of fracture, says study

A study from the UK published May 14, 2018 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has found no increased risk of fracture in patients with gout, a finding contrasting with earlier studies. The rate of fracture was found to be comparable in patients.... read more

Older adults should be screened for obstructive sleep apnea

According to a study published May 11, 2018 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, in older adults aged 65 and older who were asked about sleep disturbances, 56% were estimated to be at high risk of obstructive sleep apnea,.... read more

Comorbid conditions are common in women with urinary incontinence

Comorbid conditions such as hypertension, asthma, high cholesterol are common in women with urinary incontinence, says a study published May 11, 2018 in BJU International. The study which analyzed data on 3,800 women with urinary incontinence,.... read more

Fluid restriction in patients undergoing abdominal surgery may increase risk of acute kidney injury

Among patients at increased risk for complications during major abdominal surgery, a restrictive fluid regimen did not offer any advantage with regard to disability-free survival than a liberal fluid regimen, it was also found to be associated with increased risk of acute kidney injury,... read more

Study shows association of increased risk of kidney stones with antibiotics

A new study published May 10, 2018 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology has shown an association of kidney stones with antibiotics, with the greatest risk among children. Risks were increased 2.3-times, 1.9-times, 1.7-times, 1.7-times, and 1.3-times for sulfas,.... read more

Family history of psychiatric disorders is a risk factor for postpartum psychiatric disorders

New research published online May 7, 2018 in the American Journal of Psychiatry has suggested a positive family history of psychiatric disorders, especially bipolar disorder in a first-degree relative as a significant risk factor for postpartum psychiatric disorders..... read more

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Atrial fibrillation can increase the risk of stroke in people
It is important to continue with treatment even after heart rhythm returns to normal
New Delhi, 14th May 2018: Patients with an irregular heart rhythm, which puts them at a higher risk for stroke, still need treatment even after their heart rhythm seems to have returned to normal, according to a recent study.

People with atrial fibrillation (AF) are much more likely to develop blood clots and suffer from strokes. To avoid strokes it is important for them to take drugs to prevent blood clotting.

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