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18th April 2018
AQI to monitor air quality should also include the toxic VOCs

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Air pollution has become a matter of great concern now both for the environment as well as human health. But, when we talk of air pollution, it is the particulate matter, both PM2.5 and PM10, which garner the most attention. Most advisories for air pollution also define actions to control ‘particle’ pollution and how to avoid exposure to particulate matter. But, we ignore other important pollutants such as volatile organic compounds or VOCs, which are gases that are released into the air from products or processes.

VOCs can be present in both indoor and outdoor environments.... read more

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Plastic Waste Management (amendment) rules notified

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2018. The amended Rules lay down that the phasing out of Multilayered Plastic (MLP) is now applicable to MLP, which are “non-recyclable, or non-energy recoverable, or with no alternate use.” .... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 18th April 2018

Malaria eradication by 2030. Will it happen? Is a million-dollar question. We need to see this with out of box thinking. Malaria is eradicable as Sri Lanka and China have done it. All eradicable diseases should be strictly notifiable with accountability, have one National treatment protocol, one prize for the drugs available in private sector and capping of investigations. All admissions should be free or paid by the government in the private sector on a fixed national prize. Three should be no different treatments in different systems of medicine. Under section 23 of the schedule K the government can make a uniform protocol for treatment.... read more

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Government Notifies Speed Limit for On Road Vehicles in India

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Notification dated 16.04.2018

S.O. 1522(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to sub-section (1) of Section 112 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988) and in suppression of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part If, Section 3, sub-section (ii) vide number S.0.1997(E) dated the 5thAugust, 2014, excepts as respect things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, .... read more

Practice Updates

High consumption of alcohol increases risk for all-cause mortality

High consumption of alcohol increases risk for all-cause mortality, according to a study published April 14, 2018 in the Lancet. The threshold for lowest risk of all-cause mortality was about 100 g/week..... read more

Raw fruits and vegetables associated with better mental health

In a study published April 10, 2018 in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, compared to processed fruits and vegetables, eating raw fruits and vegetables reduced depressive symptoms with higher positive mood and satisfaction with life satisfaction..... read more

Weekly diabetes education classes improves clinical outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes

Weekly after-hours classes in the office waiting room along with either a low-fat vegan or portion-controlled eating plan significantly improved body weight, HbA1c and LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol as demonstrated in a study published online February 4, 2018.... read more

Change in fasting blood glucose levels influence risk of stroke and heart attack

Compared to individuals with persistent normal fasting glucose (NFG), individuals who shifted from NFG to diabetic fasting glucose (DFG, fasting glucose = 126.0 mg/dL) were at a greater risk of stroke, while persons in whom the blood glucose altered from NFG to impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or DFG were at greater risk of all-cause mortality.... read more

Risk factors for postpartum anatomic pelvic organ prolapsed identified

A larger levator hiatus area, a more distensible levator ani muscle, a longer distance from the meatus urethra to the anus and a more caudal position of the anterior vaginal wall at mid-pregnancy were found to be risk factors for anatomic pelvic organ prolapse at 6 weeks postpartum in a study published .... read more

Doravirine shows encouraging results in treatment-naive adults infected with HIV-1

In treatment-naive adults with HIV-1 infection, doravirine combined with two non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor may be might offer a valuable treatment option for adults with previously untreated HIV-1 infection, according to results from the DRIVE-FORWARD trial published March 25, 2018 in the Lancet HIV..... read more

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Skipping breakfast may lead to higher BMI, especially on those with Type II diabetes
A healthy and timely diet plan and physical activity can avert possible complications
New Delhi, 17th April 2018: As per recent research, people with Type II diabetes who delay eating breakfast have an increased likelihood of a higher Body Mass Index (BMI). This can lead to obesity and related complications in the longer run. There is need to stress on the importance of not skipping breakfast and eating food in a timely manner among people with diabetes and the general population.

The risk of Type II diabetes rises with increasing body weight. Those who are obese are 3 to 7 times more likely to acquire this condition than those with a normal weight. The risk increases by 20 times in people with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 35 kg/m2.

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