Dr k k Aggarwal

Nothing Unexpected: MHA stalls Bill to check assault on doctors

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
17th December 2019
A draft central legislation, seeking to penalize those assaulting doctors and other healthcare professionals with imprisonment of up to 10 years and fine of INR 2-10 lakhs, has been stalled by the Ministry of Home Affairs, as per the New Indian Express report. The proposed Bill, prepared at the behest of Union... Read more »

News From All Specialities

More than one in three low- and middle-income countries face both extremes of malnutrition

17th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Public Health
A new approach is needed to help reduce undernutrition and obesity at the same time, as the issues become increasingly connected due to rapid changes in countries’ food systems. This is especially important in low- and middle-income countries,... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA clears first fully disposable duodenoscope, eliminating the potential for infections caused by ineffective reprocessing

17th December 2019 Pathology & Lab Medicine, Pharmacists
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared for marketing in the U.S. the first fully disposable duodenoscope. The EXALT Model D Single-Use Duodenoscope is intended to provide visualization and access to the upper gastrointestinal...Read more »
Practice Updates

Scientists develop superbug-resistant, self-cleaning plastic wrap

17th December 2019Business and Medicine,Critical Care
Researchers have developed a self-cleaning plastic wrap that repels bacteria -- and could be used to prevent the transfer of antibiotic resistant superbugs, and other forms of dangerous bacteria. A team of scientists... Read more »

Oral Paclitaxel Bests IV Delivery in Advanced Breast Cancer

17th December 2019 Pharmacists, Pathology & Lab Medicine
An oral formulation of paclitaxel significantly improved objective response rate in patients with metastatic breast cancer as compared with the intravenous formulation, a randomized trial showed. Oral paclitaxel with encequidar (OPE) led to objective responses...Read more »

Sublingual Apomorphine Shows Benefit in Parkinson's

17th December 2019 Pharmacists, Internal Medicine
Apomorphine sublingual film met its primary endpoint in a phase III trial, besting placebo in improving motor scores in Parkinson's disease off periods. At week 12, the sublingual film showed a statistically significant treatment difference of 7.6 points... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What should be done if a non-pharmacist is found dispensing a drug in a pharmacy?

17th December 2019
As per the provisions of Section 42 of the Pharmacy Act 1948, only the registered pharmacist can compound, prepare, mix, or dispense any medicine on prescription of a medical practitioner. Also, the medical practitioner can dispense medicine to his own patients...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Spoon out FIRST?

17th December 2019
Doctor, Doctor! I keep getting pains in the eye when I drink coffee!
Doc: Have you ever tried taking the spoon out FIRST?...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Decreased glycolytic activity impairs oxygen transport by hemoglobin due to:

17th December 2019
1. Reduced energy production.
2. Decreased production of 2,3-bisphosphoglycerate.
3. Reduced synthesis of hemoglobin....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Too much salt damages blood vessels and causes high BP

17th December 2019
Eating a high-salt diet for several years is associated with markers of blood vessel damage like high uric acid and presence of albumin in the urine. People with any of these markers of blood vessel damage, who eat a high-salt diet are more... Read more »

eSpiritual: Five Types of People

17th December 2019
Following are the five types of people:
1. Nastik: One who does not believe in God.
2. Astik: For whom God exists....Read more »

Inspirational: Believe in Yourself

17th December 2019
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

HCFI trains over 500 children from SD Vidya School in CPR and other health aspects | Sangyan News

Children were also made aware of the importance of taking care of their parents health New Delhi, 13th December 2019: The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI), a leading national NGO, recently organized an event to create awareness...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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