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Potassium good for hypertension provided you are not on ACE Inhibitors or AR blockers

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
16th December 2019
Potassium regulates the heartbeat, ensures proper function of the muscles and nerves, and is vital for synthesizing protein and metabolizing carbohydrates. Earlier the so-called Paleolithic diet delivered about 16 times more potassium than sodium.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

'Air bridge' vaccination operation begins for Ebola-hit communities in DR Congo

16th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Pathology & Lab Medicine
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has seen an increase in the number of reported cases of the deadly hemorrhagic virus Ebola linked to ongoing violence by armed groups targeting remote communities,... Read more »
Practice Updates

There have been at least 1,300 flu deaths in the US so far this season, CDC estimates

16th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Public Health
At least 1,300 people have died from the flu so far this season, according to a preliminary estimate released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been at least 2.6 million flu illnesses...Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA approves first fish-oil drug for cutting cardiac risks

16th December 2019Internal Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology
U.S. regulators on Friday approved expanded use of a fish oil-based drug for preventing serious heart complications in high-risk patients already taking cholesterol-lowering pills. Vascepa was approved years ago for people... Read more »

Yoga Has Benefits During Chemo in Women With Breast Cancer

16th December 2019Oncology, Radiology
For women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy, participating in weekly yoga sessions can help reduce nausea and sleep problems and improve wellbeing, according to a randomized pilot study....Read more »

ARNI for Heart Failure: Earlier Is Better

16th December 2019 Pharmacists, Cardiology
Earlier is better for the initiation of angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibition (ARNI) therapy in people hospitalized for acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), according to data from the open-label extension phase... Read more »

A Role for SGLT2 Inhibition in Gout?

16th December 2019 Pharmacists, Diabetes and Endocrinology
The antidiabetic medication canagliflozin lowered serum urate and reduced the risk of gout flare in a post-hoc analysis of data from two large clinical trials. In the CANVAS clinical trial program,... Read more »

Balloon Dilation Seems Safe, Effective for Sleeve Gastrectomy Stenosis

16th December 2019 Pharmacists, Gastroenterology
Endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) appears to be a safe, minimally invasive alternative to surgical revision for sleeve gastrectomy stenosis (SGS), a systematic review and meta-analysis reveals. Researchers... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a Doctor give 100% guarantee that the treatment and/or surgery would be beneficial to the patient?

16th December 2019
No doctor can give 100% guarantee that the treatment or surgery would be beneficial for the patient. For that matter, no guarantee is given by any doctor or surgeon that the patient would be cured. The only assurance which a doctor...Read more »

eMedi Humor

How would we know?

16th December 2019
A man was complaining to a railroad engineer. What’s the use of having a train schedule if the trains are always late?
The railroad engineer replied,..Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The primary defect which leads to sickle cell anemia is:

16th December 2019
1. An abnormality in porphyrin part of hemoglobin.
2. Replacement of glutamate by valine in β-chain of HbA....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: A few ways to reduce stress amongst doctors

16th December 2019
Restore the public faith amongst doctors by not showcasing the medical profession in a negative light in films, books and literature. There are black sheep in every profession and doctors must not be targeted.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Understanding the Gunas

16th December 2019
The mental state of a person in Vedic language is described in terms of gunas. The present state of mind of any person is a result of mixing of three gunas of nature called tamas, rajas and satoguna. In terms of states of mind they are called tamas,...Read more »

Inspirational: The Secret of Success!

16th December 2019
A young man asked Socrates, an ancient Greek philosopher, the secret of success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning. They met. Socrates asked the young man to walk with him toward the river.... Read more »


From Other Newsletter



Fruit and vegetable intake and bone health

Fruits and vegetables are potential sources of micronutrients including calcium, vitamin K, folic acid, magnesium, potassium, to name a few, and bioactive compounds. There is increasing evidence of a positive... Read more »


Subjective social status in adolescents with asthma: Psychosocial and physical health outcomes.

Asthma prevalence and morbidity are disproportionately higher among youth with lower socioeconomic status (SES). A new study published in Health Psychology examined the subjective social status (SSS) of pediatric populations,...Read more »


Predicting skin barrier dysfunction and atopic dermatitis in early infancy.

The purpose of a new study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology was to identify parental, prenatal and perinatal predictive factors of dry skin, high transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and atopic dermatitis (AD) at 3 months of age,... Read more »

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