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Dr k k Aggarwal

WHO issues warning after 'mysterious' Chinese Coronavirus spreads to Japan

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
18th January 2020
Multispeciality
The Japanese health ministry confirmed its first case of infection in the country after a man tested positive for the new pneumonia-like coronavirus. The announcement is prompting concerns about the spread of the virus as waves of tourists... Read more »

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Dengue-3 in Singapore

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
18th January 2020
Multispeciality
In Singapore, a total of 15,998 dengue cases were reported last year, almost five times the number for 2018. However, the figure is lower than the annual numbers reported in 2013 and 2014. The surge in dengue cases in 2019 may be attributable to several factors – including a high Aedes aegypti mosquito population,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

2019 second hottest year on record, UN confirms

18th January 2020Business and Medicine Public Health
Last year was the second warmest year on record, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed on Wednesday. “The average global temperature has risen by about 1.1°C since the pre-industrial era and ocean heat content is at a record level,” said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Weight loss drug Belviq tied to 'possible increased risk of cancer,' FDA says

18th January 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The US Food and Drug Administration warns that prescription weight loss medicine Belviq might be associated with an increased risk of cancer. The findings were the result of a clinical trial assessing the safety of the drugs Belviq and Belviq RX,...Read more »
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Practice Updates

Sleep problems in older adults linked to cognitive decline and dementia

18th January 2020 Neurology Psychiatry
People who have trouble falling asleep may be at increased risk of developing cognitive problems or dementia than their counterparts who sleep well, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data on 51 previously published studies... Read more »

Prostate Cancer: Adverse Effects Favor Less Invasive Tx Over Surgery

18th January 2020 Oncology Radiology
Men undergoing radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer had persistently worse adverse effects from treatment compared to those managed with surveillance or radiation, a large prospective cohort study found....Read more »  

Bad News on Anti-HER2 Heart Effects

18th January 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Cardiotoxicity related to trastuzumab (Herceptin) appeared to persist over a median follow-up of 7 years, a small cross-sectional, case-control study indicated. In 22 patients who developed cardiotoxicity in the form of long-term... Read more »
 

Medicolegal Corner

Is it obligatory for hospitals to provide copy of the case record to patient or his legal representative?

18th January 2020
Yes, it is obligatory for doctors, hospitals to provide the copy of the case record or medical record to the patient or his legal representative. The Medical Council of India has imposed an obligation on doctors as per the Indian Medical Council...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Computer power

18th January 2020
The businessman dragged himself home and barely made it to his chair before he dropped, exhausted. His sympathetic wife was right there with a tall cool drink and a comforting word. "My, you look tired," she said. "You must have had a hard day today. ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Formation of antibody against acetylcholine receptor in pemphigus can be explained by

18th January 2020
a. Desmoglein compensation theory
b. Antibody excess prozone phenomenon...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips to take care of your teeth and prevent tooth decay

18th January 2020
• Brush your teeth twice daily. Brushing helps in preventing the build-up of plaque and bacteria which can cause tooth decay and periodontal diseases.
• Floss every day as flossing helps clean the crevices where the brush can’t reach.... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Never hurt the ego of a person

18th January 2020
It is a well-known Vedic fact that if you hurt the ego of a person, he will never forgive you, especially, if you have insulted or implicated him in character assassination, cast implications, financial embezzlement or in public, you call a woman as old or a man as impotent....Read more »

Inspirational: Trust Your Relationship

18th January 2020
When you've seen a couple fighting or having a petty argument, what is the first thing that comes in your mind? Probably you think that you will never allow arguments to set in your relationship (especially when you get married),... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Scientists breach the brain fortress to cure tumors

The brain is a sort of fortress, equipped with the blood-brain barrier that is designed to keep out dangerous pathogens. Washington D.C: Researchers have figured out a new method to bypass the blood-brain barrier in situations...Read more »
 

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From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Yoga and Ayurveda for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a genetic X chromosome-linked disorder, is marked by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. Presently, no cure exists for this condition. Medical and rehabilitative therapy for genetic defects may help maintain function and provide some comfort.... Read more »

Allergy-and-Immunology

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 and Clinical Immunology aimed to determine the association...Read more »

Dermatology

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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