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19th April 2018
Every food-borne illness outbreak should be treated to its source

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Recently, the CDC investigated a multistate outbreak of E. coli in the US and sourced it to Romain lettuce grown from the Yuma, Arizona growing region, although no particular grower, supplier, distributor, or brand has been identified. Further to this, the CDC issued an advisory for the consumers as well as retailers and restaurants.

For consumers, the CDC has recommended that they should “ask retailers where their romaine lettuce was sourced from and not eat or buy chopped romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona. If you have already bought products containing chopped romaine lettuce, such as bagged salads, salad mixes or prepared salads, throw them away and do not eat them”. ... read more

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6 reasons your patients want you to use an Electronic Health Record System (EHR)

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FSSAI initiative ‘Project Dhoop’ aims to promote sunlight as a natural source of vitamin D

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has launched Project Dhoop which seeks to shift the ‘Morning Assembly’ to ‘Noon Assembly’ mainly between 11:00 am to 1:00 pm to ensure maximum absorption of Vitamin D in students through natural sunlight..... read more

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Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 19th April 2018

ICMR surveillance data from January 2017 to December 2017 has shown that among the diarrheal pathogens, Aeromonas spp is one of the most isolated species among diarrheal pathogens. Aeromonas spp showed moderate resistance to all tested antibiotics. Resistance to carbapenems especially imipenem, was higher compared to other classes of antibiotics. Most Aeromonas strains are generally susceptible to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX),... read more

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ICMR surveillance data from January 2017 to December 2017

Among the diarrheal pathogens, Aeromonas spp is one of the most isolated species among diarrheal pathogens. Aeromonas spp showed moderate resistance to all tested antibiotics. Resistance to carbapenems especially imipenem, was higher compared to other classes of antibiotics. Most Aeromonas strains are generally susceptible .... read more

Practice Updates

Erenumab may prevent migraine when patients do not get relief with other treatments

Results of a preliminary to be presented at the forthcoming American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles show that treatment with erenumab, a monoclonal antibody may prevent migraine when patients do not get relief with other treatments..... read more


First therapy for x-linked hypophosphatemia

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Crysvita (burosumab), the first drug approved to treat adults and children aged 1 year and older with x-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH), a rare, inherited form of rickets,..... read more


Study finds high rates of type 1 diabetes near food swamps

A new study published April 17, 2018 in the Journal of the Endocrine Society has suggested a role for environment in type 1 diabetes. The study found higher rates of type 1 diabetes in food swamps i.e. areas with a higher proportion of fast food restaurants,... read more


Sedentary lifestyle affects memory in older adults

Increased sedentary lifestyle is associated with reduced thickness of medial temporal lobe in middle-aged and older adults (45–75 years) without dementia with consequent impairment of memory, as per a study published online April 12, 2018 in PLos One..... read more


USPSTF recommendations to prevent falls in older adults

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has published updated recommendations to prevent falls in older adults aged 65 years or older in JAMA, online April 17, 2018. The Task Force recommends exercise as an intervention to prevent falls,.... read more


BP should be measured more than once in the same office visit

A study reported online April 16, 2018 in JAMA Internal Medicine has shown that patients who initially had high blood pressure readings had a median drop of 8 mm Hg in systolic BP when measured again in the same office visit.... read more

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Long-term use of topical steroid creams can be detrimental for the skin
Over-the-counter purchase and use of creams must be avoided
 
New Delhi, 18th April 2018: Uninformed application of anti-fungal creams, and technologies like hair transplant have become serious public health issues. A particular area of concern is the use of fairness creams. Many of the beauty creams available over the counter or at beauty salons contain steroids. The need of the hour is to create awareness that their long-term use may lead to a condition called ‘topical steroid-damaged face’.

Overuse of creams also leads to something called ‘steroid addiction syndrome’ wherein a person finds it difficult to stop its use. Such blatant abuse of products damages natural complexion and makes the skin lose its usual thickness, eventually leading to skin ageing.

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