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18th August 2018
Differences between Alzheimer's dementia and vascular dementia

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Dementia is an umbrella term for a syndrome marked by deterioration in memory, other cognitive abilities and the ability to perform everyday activities. Although dementia mainly affects older people, it is not a normal part of aging. It is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people worldwide (WHO). There are several types of dementia. The most common is Alzheimer’s disease. Vascular dementia is another type of dementia.

While Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia are both types of dementia, their causes, symptoms and prognosis differ.

Vascular dementia is caused by an acute event such as stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), while the cause of Alzheimer’s disease still remains unknown. more

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1 in 4 adults in the US live with a disability, says CDC

One in 4 U.S. adults – 61 million Americans – have a disability that impacts major life activities, according to a report in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Using data from the 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), this is the first CDC report of the percentage of adults across six disability types:... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDTalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 18th August 2018

AHA advises low-calorie sweeteners may be useful in adults "On the basis of the available evidence, the (American Heart Association) writing group concluded that, at this time, it is prudent to advise against prolonged consumption of low-calorie sweetened beverages by children," "For adults who are habitually high consumers of sugar-sweetened beverages, the AHA writing group concluded that low calorie sweetened beverages may be a useful replacement strategy to reduce intake of sugar-sweetened beverages." ... read more

Practice Updates

ACC/AHA release updated guideline for treatment of adults with congenital heart disease

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Associated (AHA) have released an updated guideline for the management of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients, which are published online August 16, 2018 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation... read more

Retinal thinning may be an early sign of early Parkinson’s disease.

A new study published in the August 15, 2018, online issue of Neurology has found that the thinning of the retina, most notably in the two inner layers of the five layers of the retina, is associated with the loss of such brain cells in patients with early Parkinson’s disease much... read more

The first generic version of EpiPen

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic version of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) auto-injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions, including those that are life-threatening (anaphylaxis), in adults and pediatric patients who ... read more

Study provides first biomarker-based evidence that maternal exposure to insecticide is linked to autism

A study published online August 16, 2018 in the American Journal of Psychiatry has provided the first biomarker-based evidence that maternal exposure to insecticides is associated with autism among offspring. The odds of autism among offspring were .. read more

Measuring A1c in early pregnancy may identify women at risk of gestational diabetes

According to an NIH study published August 16, 2018 in Scientific Reports, measuring A1c at the 10th week of pregnancy may help identify women at risk for gestational diabetes early in pregnancy. Women who developed gestational diabetes had higher A1c levels (an average ... read more

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Decent living standards for every Indian child still a far cry in India
About 3000 children die of malnutrition every year
New Delhi, 17 August 2018: Marking the 72nd Independence Day of India on 15th August 2018, the Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre (JAC) Society organized an event focusing on issues faced by street children. Padma Shri Awardee, Dr K K Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) was the chief guest at the event, which was presided over by renowned social activist and Founder of Prayas, Mr Amod K Kanth. Some of the issues highlighted at the event include child sexual abuse, nutrition, and other health problems in children.

Millions of Indian children are forced to live in hazardous conditions on India’s streets due to compulsions such as poverty and hunger. This number continues to increase despite the fact that India, along with 192 UN member states, had committed to achieve sustainable development by 2030, which entitles every child to a decent living standard. Over 59 million children continue to have no access to school, with an estimated 3,000 children dying every year due to malnutrition.

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