Dr k k Aggarwal

Dramatic Health Benefits Following Air Pollution Reduction

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
17th January 2020
1. Starting at week one of a ban on smoking in Ireland, there was a 13% drop in all-cause mortality, a 26% reduction in ischemic heart disease, a 32% reduction in stroke, and a 38% reduction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The greatest benefits in that case occurred among non-smokers.... Read more »


Pathways that extend lifespan by 500 percent identified

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
17th January 2020
Science Daily: Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory, in collaboration with scientists from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, Calif., and Nanjing University in China, have identified synergistic cellular pathways for longevity that amplify lifespan fivefold in C.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

China virus outbreak shows Asia needs to step up infection preparation

17th January 2020Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
In early January, the World Health Organization was notified by China that 41 people in Wuhan, the country’s seventh most populous city, had been hospitalized with what appeared to be a mystery strain of pneumonia. Many were reported to be workers in or visitors to a live animal market.... Read more »
Practice Updates

It's OK to eat romaine lettuce again as officials declare E. coli outbreak over

17th January 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
The nationwide, months long E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce ended Wednesday, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration...Read more »
Practice Updates

Japan confirms first case of infection with new China coronavirus

17th January 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Japan confirmed the first case of infection from the new China coronavirus that has killed one person and prompted a travel alert from the U.S. State Department. A man in his 30s from Kanagawa prefecture, next to Tokyo,... Read more »

Single-Dose Anticoagulant Promising in Knee Replacement

17th January 2020 Cardiology Pharmacists
A monoclonal antibody against coagulation factor XI is being studied to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) after knee arthroplasty, with a phase II study suggesting that a single, modest dose could be on par with standard therapy...Read more »  

Sports Medicine Group Issues Guidance on Athletes' Mental Health

17th January 2020 OrthopedicsPsychiatry
Although participating in sports provides multiple benefits, it also exposes athletes to factors that can endanger their mental health. A new evidence-based, best practices document from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine is intended to help team physicians... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a doctor disclose his patient’s information to the relatives?

17th January 2020
As per Medical Council of India Code of Ethics Section Clause 7.14, “The registered medical practitioner shall not disclose the secrets of a patient that have been learnt in the exercise of his/her profession except”...Read more »

eMedi Humor

How do you start a flood?

17th January 2020
A doctor had just bought a villa on the French Riviera, when met an old lawyer friend whom he hadn’t seen in years and they started talking. The lawyer, as it turned out, owned a nearby villa. They discussed how they came to retire to the Riviera...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

What tree does aspirin come from?

17th January 2020
1. Ash
2. Oak..Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Shoe Hygiene

17th January 2020
Avoid poorly fitting shoes.
Patients with diabetes should avoid walking bare feet... Read more »

eSpiritual: How to remove negative thoughts

17th January 2020
Darkness is absence of light and similarly negative thoughts are absence of positive thoughts. The answer to negative thoughts is to bring positive thoughts back. Idle mind is devil’s workshop and will always think negative...Read more »

Inspirational: The stone soup story

17th January 2020
Many years ago three soldiers, hungry and weary of battle, came upon a small village. The villagers, suffering a meagre harvest and the many years of war, quickly hid what little they had to eat and met the three at the village square,... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

New machine can keep livers alive outside body for one week

According to the researchers, including those from ETH Zurich in Switzerland, injured livers can regain full function under the support of the new technology for several days, with the potential to save the lives of patients suffering from liver disease, or a variety of cancers....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 ...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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