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Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee
Dr KK Aggarwal
President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist and Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy; Hony Director IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08–09); Hony Finance Secretary National IMA (07–08); Chairman IMA Academy of Medical Specialties (06–07); President Delhi Medical Association (05–06), President IMA New Delhi Branch (94–95, 02–04); Editor in Chief IJCP Group of Publications & Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR

 

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  Editorial …

19th June 2011, Sunday

Food allergy from non food items

Non–food items may contain food ingredients.

  1. Gelatin, egg, and chicken products may be used in the production of certain vaccines.
  2. Gelatin is included in measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), varicella, diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (DTaP), and Japanese encephalitis vaccines.
  3. Egg protein is present in yellow fever and influenza vaccines.
  4. Some people with egg allergies can be given the influenza vaccine safely.
  5. Chicken proteins may be present in the yellow fever vaccine.
  6. Lactose is a sugar derived from milk. Highly allergic patients should avoid using products that contain lactose (e.g., use metered dose inhalers rather than dry powder inhalers that contain lactose).
  7. Soy lecithin is the fatty derivative of soy, and it contains trace amounts of soy proteins. Certain asthma inhalers contain small amounts of soy lecithin, which could potentially cause an allergic reaction in a person who was highly allergic to soybeans or peanuts. You should discuss the risks and benefits of these inhalers with your healthcare provider.
  8. Casein is a cow’s milk protein used as an anti–stick agent on latex gloves.
  9. Cosmetics may contain a variety of food–derived ingredients, including milk, nut oils, wheat, and soy.
  10. Craft item like modeling dough may contain wheat.
  11. Egg white is sometimes used to smooth finger–paints.
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  Changing Practice – Evidence which has changed practice in last one year

Barrett’s esophagus and high–grade dysplasia management

For most patients with Barrett’s esophagus and high–grade dysplasia who are fit to undergo endoscopy, start endoscopic eradication therapy rather than esophagectomy or intensive endoscopic surveillance. (March 2011)

 
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Acharya Dr Sadhna Ji Maharaj
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Mayor Rajni Abbi Felicitation Paper

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    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

1st Delhi State Conference on CAD and Interventional Cardiology

Heart Care Foundation of India co–organized the 1st Delhi State Conference on CAD and Interventional Cardiology for GPs.

 
Dr K K Aggarwal
 
    National News

BHU hip device makes squatting possible innovation

VARANASI: Looking for user–friendly, long–lasting and cost–efficient hip device to get relief from damaged hip joints? The innovative hip device developed in the department of orthopaedics, Banaras Hindu University, promises to end this by showing encouraging results with nearly eight years of follow up. The innovative device is called ‘BHU hip device’ and it has been invented to meet the socio–cultural and economic demands of the India–Pacific region. "It has shown encouraging results in nearly 500 patients, most of them suffering from intracapsular hip fractures that damaged hip joints in the past eight years. Besides, it allows patient to sit cross–legged and squat after hip replacement surgery," said Anil Kumar Rai, professor in the department of orthopaedics who came up with the innovative device.

Saying that the device is at least 20 times cheaper than traditional bipolar hip devices that are cumbersome to use, the senior orthopaedic surgeon emphasises that BHU hip device is user–friendly and long–lasting. It allows the patient to sit cross–legged and squat after surgery and it is definitely a better option than traditional devices that restrict the activities of patient. "Also, due to more amount of polyethylene thickness and more degree of rotation, BHU hip device is suitable for wide range of orthopaedic ailments and remain long–lasting, easily surviving 10 years," he added. (TOI, Jun 14, 2011)

Moolchand offers International Post Graduate Program in Emergency Medicine

Moolchand Medcity in partnership with the Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine (RRIEM) at the George Washington University, USA will offer 3–year Post Graduate Program in Emergency Medicine. It is amongst the most prestigious international post graduate training programs available in emergency medicine in India. "It is a 3–year Post Graduate Program in Emergency Medicine where we prepare fellows to practice in the complex and challenging arena of emergency medicine at the highest levels. With regular theory classes, students are posted in the emergency department of Moolchand Medcity as well as in the various critical care areas of the hospital" said Mr. Vibhu Talwar, Chief Operating Officer, Moolchand Medcity. The faculty will provide lectures, seminars, simulations and clinical teaching to the fellows. The quality of the education programs will be maintained through continuous assessments of the fellows and the overall fellowship program.

Course details of Masters in Emergency Medicine: Duration: 3 years, Eligibility criteria: MBBS with internship, registration with Delhi Medical Council; Fee: Rs. 6.75 lakhs (for 3 years). Last date for application: June 23, 2011. On completion, Fellows get a Post Graduate Degree in Emergency Medicine from George Washington University, USA and a certificate in proficiency in healthcare quality standards from Moolchand. Download the prospectus form from www.moolchandhealthcare.com or call at +91 99589 97293.

Certificate courses in 2D and 3D Echocardiography/Fellowship Diploma in non invasive cardiology: Contact Dr KK Aggarwal, Moolchand Medcity, email: emedinews@gmail.com

 
    International News

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

FDA drug safety alert

Smokers with a history of heart attack or stroke on smoking cessation drug varenicline may increase their risk of a second heart attack or new onset peripheral vascular disease.

In first, British man regains sight in eye after 55 years, says report

Doctors claim to have carried out a ground–breaking operation to help a patient regain sight in his one eye which was left blind after being hit by a stone nearly 55 years back. A team at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, which carried out the surgery to re–attach the man’s retina, said it is the first time that a patient with a long–term detached retina has seen such an improvement after operation. The 63–year–old unnamed patient was left completely blind in his right eye after an accident in the 1950s when he was just eight years old. Last year, he entered the Infirmary complaining of persistent pain and redness in the eye. Doctors found he had glaucoma and high eye pressure. After treating the eye pressure and, using a technique called monoclonal antibody therapy, treating the glaucoma, he told them that he could perceive light again. (Source:
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/In–first–British-man–regains–sight–in–eye–after–55–years–says–report/805403/June 18, 2011)

ASMBS: Weight–loss surgery resolves PCOS, infertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) symptoms improved significantly after bariatric surgery, and previously infertile women successfully conceived, data from a small cohort study showed. Almost all of the patients had resolution of menstrual dysfunction, and significantly fewer reported hirsutism (P<0.05). Moreover, every infertile woman who wanted to conceive did so postoperatively, either naturally or by assisted reproduction, Mohammad K. Jamal, MD, reported here at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) meeting. (Source: Medpage Today)

FDA okays infant dose of drug for CF

The FDA has approved the first infant-specific dosage of pancrelipase (Creon) to treat exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, common in cystic fibrosis. The new dosage of Creon Delayed–Release Capsule contains 3,000 units of lipase, which allows for more precise dosing at feeding, a statement from manufacturer Abbott said. Pancrelipase is indicated to improve food digestion in patients who cannot digest food properly because of EPI and should be taken with each meal and snack. (Medpage Today)

 
  Fitness Update

(Contributed by Rajat Bhatnagar, International Sports & Fitness Distribution, LLC, http://www.isfdistribution.com)

Research update

  • According to sources, it is estimated that 95% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching a hospital, resulting in approximately 250,000 deaths each year in the U.S. That’s three lives every seven minutes—over 600 people a day.
  • A new study reported in the British Journal of Nutrition has found that people who took at least 250 mg of omega–3 fatty acids per day had a reduced risk of sudden cardiac death.
  • In Copenhagen, Denmark scientists studied 300 men and kept track of their vitamin D levels. The researchers discovered that a higher level of vitamin D in the body appears to boost reproductive health in males.
  • In an interesting study from Iran, it appears that broccoli sprout powder can increase the antioxidant capacity of blood in people with diabetes.
 
  Twitter of the Day

@DrKKAggarwal: If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost; For out in the world we find success begins with a fellow’s will; It’s all in the state of mind!

@DeepakChopra: #vmdhealthblog Is there a connection between oral health and systemic diseases? My article will tell you. bitly.com/Dpk_Oral

 
    Spiritual Update

Science behind Hanuman Chalisa

How can one maximally benefit from Hanuman Chalisa?

You can benefit by chanting the Chalisa like "Japa Meditation" and getting advantage of "Meditation." Repeated chanting of any mantra shifts one's awareness from sympathetic to parasympathetic mode.

 
    An Inspirational Story

(Dr. Anupam Sethi Malhotra)

Management Lessons from Ramdev Episode

  1. Know your skill set: Ramdev assumed that skills required for teaching yoga and becoming the political leader were the same. He thought that skill sets are transferable. Lot of people make these mistakes when they assume that if they are enormously successful in one area, they will automatically succeed in other areas. Great sports players lose everything when they try their hand in business. Similarly great actors/movie stars flop as political leaders.
  2. Don’t take people for granted: Baba Ramdev assumed that his followers would follow him blindly. People became Ramdev’s followers because of his expertise and knowledge on Yoga. Once he became a loose cannon and started threatening violence etc. the followers ditched him. Moreover, people supported his anticorruption agenda because of being anti–government rather than pro Ramdev. Most of the corporate failures occur because either customers/clients or employees/employer are taken for granted.
  3. Know your friends/enemies motive: Baba Ramdev thought that the government was scared of him that is why senior ministers were courting him. The government was trying to prop him to divide the civil society and weaken their movement. Once the government realized that Baba Ramdev was not following the script they immediately cut him down to size. People overestimate their impact when they are approached by powerful people/lobby without realizing their motives.
  4. Differentiate between perception and reality: The image of Baba Ramdev as all powerful was created by the media. Baba Ramdev started believing in this unreal image lionized by the media and thought that he can get away with anything. When the media turned its back and went on destroying his image, Baba Ramdev appeared to cut a sorry picture defending himself from their probing questions. In corporate life also the chamchas create the unreal image which the leader starts believing in.
  5. When the going gets tough the tough get going: All of Baba Ramdev previous blusters, challenges and upright claim dissolved when he was caught in camera fleeing wearing womens’ clothing with women followers as shield while his followers were being beaten and harassed by Police. This one moment will haunt Baba Ramdev till perpetuity. If Baba Ramdev had protested and arrested protecting his followers, he would have come out one up on the government garnering all the sympathy and support even from his non followers. Action speaks louder than the words and the real person emerges breaking the mask during the crisis/high pressure.
  6. First Self–reflect and then point fingers at others: Baba Ramdev demanded transparency and anti corruption laws against black money but could not give information about his own sources of funds. On asked pointed questions on the ownership of the companies and their accounts he and his team did not answer directly and side stepped the issue.
  7. Don’t follow brinkmanship strategy when in doubt or without any backup: Baba Ramdev tried to garner support and goodwill by going on a fast without any clarity and as an amend to his previous goof ups. He thought he could create a mass hysteria, building pressure on the government. Government indifference and non–response forced him to break the fast in a whimper. Many times by threatening to resign, executives try to create the pressure on their bosses but if the boss remains unmoved or challenges the executive to resign, the brinkmanship blows up in the face as it happened in the Ramdev’s case.
 
    Pediatric Update

(Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity)

How is a patient of chronic hepatitis B treated?

  • Consensus guidelines for the treatment of chronic HBV in children have not been established, and indications for antiviral therapy in adults with chronic HBV infection may not be applicable to children.
  • Factors that are predictive of a positive response to interferon (IFN) or nucleoside analogues include high pretreatment levels of aminotransferase (>2 × ULN), low pretreatment HBV DNA levels (<105 copies/mL or 20,000 IU/mL), late acquisition of HBV infection, and higher hepatocellular inflammation.
  • Treatment should be considered if patients have persistently elevated ALT levels >2 × ULN and evidence of active viral replication (HBeAg seropositive, and/or HBV DNA levels >105 copies/mL or 20,000 IU/mL in their serum) for more than 3 months.
  • Treatment aims to achieve long term remission so that the chance of hepatocellular carcinoma and chronic liver disease is decreased.
  • Symptomatic children with ongoing viral replication and active liver disease need treatment. Therapy aims to prevent HBV replication and decrease inflammation and normalize transaminases.
  • According to the American guidelines, the pediatric patients should be referred to pediatric liver specialist for development of strategy for monitoring, treatment, and/or cancer evaluation.
 
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  Did You Know

(Dr Uday Kakroo)

The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion to shave them off!

 
    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient with fever was found to have raised SGOT, SGPT levels with SGOT>SGPT.
Dr. Bad: It is classical viral hepatitis.
Dr. Good: This can be dengue fever.
Lesson: Mild elevations in SGOT/SGPT are common in both dengue fevers and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF). However levels are significantly higher in patients with DHF. Elevated SGOT levels are noted earlier in illness and normal SGOT levels is a strong negative predictor of dengue hemorrhagic fever in the first three days of illness (J Infect Dis 1997;176:313)

Make Sure

Situation: A rape victim developed HIV infection.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was she not given post exposure ART prophylaxis?
Lesson: Make sure all rape victims are counseled for HIV post exposure ART prophylaxis.

 
  SMS of the Day

(Dr GM Singh)

Anything is valuable only in two situations: First before getting it and secondly, after getting it. In between, you do not realize its value.

 
    GP Pearls

(Dr Pawan Gupta)

Most of the cases of vasculotoxic snake bite have local swelling (88%), local pain 88% and anti snake venom requirement from 156 ml in mild cases to up to 295 ml in severe cases. Presence of vomiting, raised serum creatinine and neurotoxicity as predictors of mortality.

 
    Medicolegal Update

(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Additional Prof, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS)

DNA tests must be run at least twice independent of each other before reporting

Modern testing procedures and rules for DNA analysis mean that with rare exception DNA testing results can be guaranteed to be more than 90% accurate for most paternity, forensic and genetically–based disease analysis. However, human error can come into play. A lab may mistakenly switch samples or key in data incorrectly. All of these factors are possible, but also are very rare in occurrence. If there is ever any doubt as to the authenticity or correctness of a test it can simply be performed again to confirm accuracy in another or same lab.

  • We get our DNA from our biological parents. Each of them contributes 50% of our chromosomes that will make our DNA – this same DNA will stay with us for our entire lives almost without change. This is the very reason that makes DNA such a great choice for uniquely identifying a person.
  • Questions may arise as to how accurate DNA tests are. After all, in the past blood tests could not have been as accurate as we might have hoped. They often left a bit of uncertainty or could not be conclusive in many areas. But thanks to the uniqueness of DNA almost all of these doubts can be taken away if the test is done with all the required authenticity.
  • Most DNA tests are run at least twice, both independent of each other. This not only ensures credibility of the test but also makes sure that no wrong data or incorrect marker analysis was performed on the first test. If any discrepancies are detected between the two tests then a new sample is used and the entire test is performed again to understand where the discrepancy may lay.
  • If there is ever any doubt as to the authenticity or correctness of a test and its result it can simply be performed again independently to confirm the accuracy and in case of forensic use of the report the sample must be forwarded to another authentic/accreditated lab for independent testing and reporting with a mention to legal agency about the situation/result of test.
 
    Vitamins—Open Secrets revealed

(Dr Jitendra Ingole, MD Internal Medicine)

A daily vitamin pill helps combat atherosclerosis

A high blood level of the amino acid homocysteine has been linked to an increased risk of atherosclerosis and thrombosis. It is known that oral supplementation with folic acid will lower homocysteine levels to acceptable norms, but it is not clear just how much folic acid is required to achieve this effect.

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation report that the amount of folic acid (400 micrograms) found in most multivitamin preparations is sufficient to lower homocysteine levels in heart disease patients. Their experiment involved 95 patients who had either had a heart attack or suffered from advanced atherosclerosis. The patients were divided into four groups with one group receiving 400 micrograms/day (0.4 mg/day) of folic acid, one group receiving 1 mg/day, one group receiving 5 mg/day, and the fourth group receiving a placebo. All patients receiving folic acid also received 12.5 mg of vitamin B6 per day and 500 micrograms of vitamin B12. After 90 days the plasma homocysteine levels had dropped from 13.8 to 9.6 micromol/L in the 400 micrograms/day folic acid group, from 13.0 to 9.8 micromol/L in the 1 mg/day group, and from 14.8 to 9.7 micromol/L in the 5 mg/day group. Also after 90 days the plasma levels of folic acid had risen from 28 nanomol/L in the placebo group to 63 nmol/L in the 400 micrograms/day supplement group, to 80 nmol/L in the 1 mg/day group, and to 162 nmol/L in the 5 mg/day group. Vitamin B6 levels rose from 75 nmol/L to about 250 nmol/L in the supplemented groups and vitamin B12 levels rose from about 300 picomol/L to 525 picomol/L. The researchers conclude that a daily dose of 400 micrograms of folic acid combined with vitamins B6 and B12 will normalize homocysteine levels in heart disease patients.

(Lobo A, et al. Reduction of homocysteine levels in coronary artery disease by low–dose folic acid combined with vitamins B6 and B12. Am J Cardiol 1999;83:821-25)

 
    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

5–hydroxyindoleacetic acid

Also known as: HIAA; Serotonin metabolite

This test measures the amount of 5–hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5–HIAA) in the urine. 5–HIAA is the primary metabolite of serotonin, a hormone derived from the amino acid tryptophan.

 
    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

Which of the following statements can be regarded as primary action of Inhibin?

1. It inhibits secretion of prolactin.
2. It stimulates synthesis of estradiol
3. It stimulates secretion of TSH.
4. It inhibits secretion of FSH.

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Aspermia is a term used to describe:

1. Absence of semen
2. Absence of sperm in ejaculate
3. Absence of sperm motility
4. Occurrence of abnormal sperm
                                    

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser:
1. Absence of semen

Correct answers received from: Dr Neelam Nath, Dr YJ Vasavada, Dr Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Doraisami Sundaram, Dr Anurag Julka, Dr Prabha Luhadia, Dr Surendra Bahadur Mathur, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay.

Answer for 17th June Mind Teaser: Disseminated herpes zoster
Correct answers received from: Dr Bmarak, Dr U Gau, Dr Amol Hartalkar, Dr Arun Chatterjee, Dr BB Aggarwal, Dr Pathik Parikh.

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

 
    Medi Finance Update

(Dr. GM Singh)

"The best investment against inflation is to improve your own earning power, your own talent. Very few people maximise their talent. If you increase your talent, they can’t tax it or they can’t take it away from you." Warren Buffet.

 
    Laugh a While

(Dr. GM Singh)

Blind man in a store

A blind man walks into a store with his seeing eye dog. All of a sudden, he picks up the leash and begins swinging the dog over his head. The manager runs up to the man and asks, "What are you doing?!!" The blind man replies, "Just looking around."

 
    Drug Update

List of approved drugs from 01.01.2010 to 31.8.2010

Drug Name

Indication

DCI Approval Date

Amlodipine Besylate IP Eq. to Amlodipine 10mg/5mg/2.5mg + Telmisartan 80mg/40mg/20mg + HCTZ 25mg/12.5mg/12.5mg tablet

For the treatment of essential hypertension

12.10.10

 
    Obesity Update

Dr. Parveen Bhatia and Dr. Pulkit Nandwani

Advantages of the Laparoscopic Approach

  1. Generally 5 tiny incisions are necessary. Four are about half inch long and one is 1 inch long. These incisions are too small for any significant infection to occur and the risk of developing a hernia is less than 1%. The risks of infection, wound problems and hernias are close to 30% with the traditional open procedure.
  2. The operation, in expert hands, can be performed quicker than an open operation. In fact, average operating room times are close to one hour. Less time in the operating room means less anesthesia and anesthesia–related complications.
  3. Less pain. Many patients do not require any medications for pain by the time they go home.
  4. Quicker return to work. Patient can often return to work in one week. However, it is generally recommended to take 2 weeks off from work to be on the safe side.
  5. Better operation. The operation is performed under magnification. Surgeons are able to see details that are difficult in the open approach.
  6. As patients are walking on the day of surgery and discomfort is easily controlled, patients are at lower risk to develop blood clots, pneumonia, bed sores or other complications resulting from prolonged immobility.
 
    IMSA Update

International Medical Science Academy (IMSA) Update

Pediatric migraine

In children, red ear syndrome is a highly specific sign for migraine. According to the univariate statistical analysis, RES showed a statistically significant association with male gender, throbbing quality of the pain, vomiting and phonophobia. (Ref: Raieli V, et al. Prevalence of red ear syndrome in juvenile primary headaches. Cephalalgia. 2010 Dec 1. Epub ahead of print)

 
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Doctors’ Day Special

Fee Splitting is unethical

Medical profession has a defined code of ethics that governs the provision of services. A physician has to work within the legal and ethical framework, said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India.

Elaborating on this, Dr Aggarwal further added that under Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations Act, 2002, (6.4.1) a physician shall not give, solicit, or receive, nor shall he offer to give solicit or receive, any gift, gratuity, commission or bonus in consideration of or return for the referring, recommending or procuring of any patient for medical, surgical or other treatment.

Dr Swati Y Bhave, Executive Director AACCI, Issue Editor – Asian Journal of Paediatric Practice said that a physician shall not directly or indirectly, participate in or be a party to act of division, transfer, assignment, subordination, rebating, splitting or refunding of any fee for medical, surgical or other treatment. This also applies to the referring, recommending or procuring by a physician or any person, specimen or material for diagnostic purposes or other study work. Under 7.19 it further says "A Physician shall not use touts or agents for procuring patients".

Under American Medical Association Code of medical ethics (6.02) payment by or to a physician solely for the referral of a patient is fee splitting and is unethical. A physician may not accept payment of any kind, in any form, from any source, such as a pharmaceutical company or pharmacist, an optical company, or the manufacturer of medical appliances and devices, for prescribing or referring a patient to the said source. Also referrals to healthcare facilities, clinics, laboratories, hospitals, or other healthcare facilities that compensate physicians for referral of patients are engaged in fee splitting, which is unethical. Healthcare facilities should not compensate a physician who refers patients there for the physician’s cognitive services in prescribing, monitoring, or revising the patient’s course of treatment. Offering or accepting payment for referring patients to research studies (finder’s fees) is also unethical.

 
    Readers Response
  1. Dear Dr. Aggarwal ji, in the Daily eMedinewS 6th June 2011, Monday you’ve mentioned the CFL bulbs. Actually they contain considerable amounts of mercury. Yes, they save the energy compared to regular bulbs but are dangerous for the environment (see the attached articles; if you need the URLs for the attached pages click on the "Printable Version" link (at the top) and delete the "z" from the link, for example http://www.naturalnews.com/z022886.html is the link for printable version but http://www.naturalnews.com/022886.html is the link for the regular version). The tube lights that are so common here in India are also very damaging for the health since they emit strong EMF (Electromagnetic Fields). I’m also attaching pages about mercury in dental fillings and vaccines. Best regards, Marek Rozenberg.
 
    Forthcoming Events

National Conference on "Insight on Medico Legal Issues"
Date: Sunday, 10th July, 2011
Venue: Auditorium, Chinmaya Mission, 89, Lodhi Road, New Delhi–110003

eMedinewS and Heart Care Foundation of India are jointly organizing the first-ever National Conference on "Insight on Medico Legal Issues" to commemorate "Doctors’ Day".
The one–day conference will provide total insight into all the medicolegal and ethical issues concerning the practicing doctors. Both medical and legal experts will interact with the delegates on important issues.
You are requested to kindly register in advance as seats are limited. There will be no registration fee. You can register by sending your request at rekhapapola@gmail.com or at 9899974439.

For Programme
Details <Click here>

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September 30th to October 2nd, 2011, Worldcon 2011 – XVI World Congress of Cardiology, Echocardiography & Allied Imaging Techniques at The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon (Delhi NCR), India

from Sept 29, 2011: A unique & highly educative Pre–Conference CME, International & national icons in the field of cardiology & echocardiography will form the teaching faculty.
• Provisional Scientific Program at http://worldcon2011.org/day1.html
• Provisional program for Pre Congress CME at http://worldcon2011.org/Pre_Conference_CME.html
• Abstract submission at http://worldcon2011.org/scientificprogram.html
• Important dates at http://worldcon2011.org/importantDates.html
• Congress website at http://www.worldcon2011.org
• Entertainment – Kingdom of Dreams at http://worldcon2011.org/Pre_Post_Tours.html

Key Contacts
Dr. (Col.) Satish Parashar, President Organizing Committee, + 91 9810146231
Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Secretary General, + 91 9811013246

Congress Secretariat: Rajat Khurana, C–1 / 16, Ashok Vihar – Phase II, Delhi 110 052, INDIA., Phone: + 91–11–2741–9505, Fax: + 91–11–2741–5646, Mobile: + 91 9560188488, 9811911800,
Email: worldcon2011@gmail.com, jrop2001@yahoo.com, worldcon2011@in.kuoni.com

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Medifilmfest (1st International Health Film Festival in Delhi)

October 14–23, 2011, As part of 18th MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2011(Screening of films October 14–17, Jury Screening at Jamia Hamdarad University Auditorium October 18–19, award winning films at TalKatora Stadium October 19–23, 2011)
Organized by: Heart Care Foundation of India, World Fellowships of Religions, FACES, Bahudha Utkarsh Foundation and Dept of Health and Family Welfare Govt of NCT of Delhi.
Entries Invited: from feature films, Ad Films, Serials, Documentary Films, Cartoon Films, Animation Films, Educational films; films on Yoga, Siddha, Ayurveda, Unani, Homeopathy; Indigenous Healing, Films promoting the Bio–cultural Diversity, Medical Tourism, Visual and Medical Anthropology, Gender sensitization, awareness drive on socio–medical issues and health journalism. The films can be of variable durations (0–1 minute, upto 3 minutes, upto ten minutes, upto 45 minutes and upto an hour and beyond).
Separate entries are also invited for "factual mistakes in feature films concerning health". This can be in the form of 1–5 minutes footages.

Categories:Competitive category/ Non Competitive category/ Special screening
Sub Categories:

1. General: Documentaries, animation films, corporate films, Ad films, TV health programs/reports, health chat shows.

2. Special: Short instances of "depiction of wrong health messages" through the films.

Subjects: Health, disease, sanitation, yoga, spiritual health, environment, social issues, food, better living, Indigenous healing, medical tourism, visual & medical anthropology, gender sensitization, health journalism. Duration: 0–10 seconds; <30 minutes, 30–60 minutes, 1–3 hours. Language: English or Hindi, or sub tilled in English/Hindi. Fee: No fees from participants. Entry to the film show free. Format: Any format duly converted into DVD (compatible to the latest players/systems) Boarding, Lodging and Travel Expenses: Own, the participants may raise their own sponsorships

For details contact: Dr KK Aggarwal/Dr Kailash Kumar Mishra/Mr M Malik at
medifilmfestinhealthmela@gmail.com

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