Dr k k Aggarwal

Ultra-processed foods can cause diabetes

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
20th December 2019
Food which has been significantly changed from its original state, with salt, sugar, fat, additives, preservatives and/or artificial colors added is termed as ultra-processed food. Ultra-processed foods like candy, soft drinks, pizza and chips do not contain enough of the beneficial nutrients that the body requires.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO launches new report on global tobacco use trends

20th December 2019 Business and Medicine,Public Health
For the first time, the World Health Organization projects that the number of males using tobacco is on the decline, indicating a powerful shift in the global tobacco epidemic. The findings, published in a new WHO report, demonstrate how government-led action can protect communities from tobacco,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Life-saving breast cancer medicine to benefit more women: WHO

20th December 2019 Pharmacists, Oncology
More women could soon have access to an affordable version of an expensive life-saving breast cancer treatment, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced. WHO has pre-qualified the biosimilar version of the medicine trastuzumab, which has shown high...Read more »
Practice Updates

Hypertension in Maharashtra rural areas higher than in cities

20th December 2019Cardiology,Business and Medicine
MUMBAI: A recent study found that the gap in prevalence of hypertension between the rural and urban areas is fast shrinking, as well as that between the affluent and the poor, indicating that the government must rapidly strategize to tackle the condition that now cuts through all socio-economic sections.... Read more »

Kids' Obesity Alters Routine Bloodwork

20th December 2019 Public Health, Pediatrics
Results from nearly 70% of routine lab tests in children varied with body weight, according to a new study. In an analysis of 35 routinely assessed biochemical markers in blood tests, averages for about one-third differed...Read more »

Transcarotid Stenting Has a Leg Up Over Femoral Approach

20th December 2019 Pharmacists, Internal Medicine
A technique developed to reduce stroke risk in carotid artery stenting was associated with better outcomes compared to the conventional transfemoral approach to the carotids, a study revealed. By avoiding the aortic arch with direct common carotid access and utilizing flow reversal prior to crossing the lesion,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

When is it a case of negligence?

20th December 2019
If no inquiry or experts are required, then it is a clear case of negligence. In such cases, medical negligence is established based on the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur (the thing speaks for itself).
• If there is any evidence of prima facie case,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Wrote on my paper

20th December 2019
As an English professor, my father would often write little notes on student essays. Often he worked late, and as the hours passed, his handwriting deteriorated. One day a student came to him after class with an essay that had been returned....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) is defined as:

20th December 2019
1. The gain in weight of young animals per unit weight of protein-consumed.
2. The product of digestibility coefficient and biological value.
3. The percentage of protein absorbed into the blood....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Treatment of mild hypertension in low-risk patients

20th December 2019
There is no convincing data to show the benefit from antihypertensive therapy in patients with mild hypertension and no preexisting cardiovascular disease. A meta-analysis combined four placebo-controlled trials totaling... Read more »

eSpiritual: Wahans (Vehicles) In Mythology

20th December 2019
In mythological era, the negative tendency of a man is symbolized with the animal nature. Gods in Indian mythology are symbolized by living a positive behavior. Every God has been given a vehicle or Wahan....Read more »

Inspirational: A Wise Donkey

20th December 2019
One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway;... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Hetero launches combination drug for HIV under brand name Taffic

The company's product is a generic version of Gilead's Biktarvy and has been approved by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). New Delhi: Drug firm Hetero on Tuesday launched an antiretroviral combination drug, used to treat human immunodeficiency virus type (HIV-1),...Read more »


From Other Newsletter



Fruit and vegetable intake and bone health

Fruits and vegetables are potential sources of micronutrients including calcium, vitamin K, folic acid, magnesium, potassium, to name a few, and bioactive compounds. There is increasing evidence of a positive... Read more »


Subjective social status in adolescents with asthma: Psychosocial and physical health outcomes.

Asthma prevalence and morbidity are disproportionately higher among youth with lower socioeconomic status (SES). A new study published in Health Psychology examined the subjective social status (SSS) of pediatric populations,...Read more »


Predicting skin barrier dysfunction and atopic dermatitis in early infancy.

The purpose of a new study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology was to identify parental, prenatal and perinatal predictive factors of dry skin, high transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and atopic dermatitis (AD) at 3 months of age,... Read more »

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