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20th April 2018
Think of innovative conference gifts

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Flowers, shawls, mementos are generally presented to distinguished faculty and eminent speakers during conferences or other meetings. I personally have a collection of more than 800 of such gifts, which I have kept in my office. However, most people dispose of the gifts after a period of time. Flowers, anyways, last only for few days, depending on the season.

When I was National President Indian Medical Association, I calculated that all the branches of IMA were perhaps spending a huge amount of money on flowers alone to be given at various functions. I decided not to take flowers.... read more


Here’s what a Doctor Loan has to offer

Whether you want to expand your clinic, buy new medical equipment, finance your child’s higher education, or buy a new home, a Doctor Loan from Bajaj Finserv is the answer to all your financial needs. .... read more

Top News

Union Health Minister chairs high level review meeting on Leprosy and TB

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri JP Nadda has directed for a comprehensive strategy for addressing incidence, prevalence and surveillance aspects to eliminate leprosy at the district level. Chairing a high level review meeting on Leprosy and TB,.... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 20th April 2018

Using MRI, doctors have found sedentary behavior is a significant predictor of medial temporal lobe thinning. The atrophy and anti-neuroplastic processes associated with cognitive decline are thought to begin in the medial temporal lobe. The hippocampal formation and its surrounding structures, specifically, are essential for memory function (Prabha Siddarth at Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California).... read more

Practice Updates

Evening people at greater risk of all-cause mortality

All-cause mortality is 10% higher in people who prefer evenings over mornings ‘evening chronotypes’, says a study published online April 11, 2018 in the journal Chronobiology International. Respiratory, digestive, neurological and/or psychological conditions were more common .... read more

New ASCO guidelines for metastatic prostate cancer

According to new clinical practice guideline from American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) administered along with docetaxel or abiraterone in patients with newly diagnosed metastatic non-castrate prostate cancer is associated with better survival vs ADT alone..... read more

Study suggests tumor mutational burden as a new biomarker for lung cancer

The results of a trial published online April 16, 2018 in the New England Journal of Medicine show that in patients with advanced non– small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and a tumor mutational burden of at least 10 mutations per megabase,... read more

Patients with HIV infection at risk of PAD

Patients with HIV infection have a 19% increased risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD). These results from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) published March 13, 2018 in Circulation. Persons with sustained CD4 cell counts<200 cells per cu mm,.... read more

Screen all patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis for uveitis

All patients diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) should be screened for uveitis with a current audited protocol, according to consensus-based recommendations from the SHARE (Single Hub and Access point for pediatric Rheumatology in Europe) Initiative.... read more

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the 2nd most common cause of work absenteeism in India & negatively impacts quality of life reveals survey by HCFI
Medical Practitioners surveyed feel that peppermint oil is a safe and better treatment option that can help alleviate symptoms
Over 3000 patients and 300 medical practitioners participated in the survey
New Delhi, April 19, 2018: A study conducted by the HCFI, a leading National Health NGO has revealed that about 5-10% of the population surveyed experiences symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) such as abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation or incomplete evacuation. Yet, a majority of them do not seek medical help.

The study aimed at analyzing IBS from the physician and patient’s point of view – awareness about the disease, its impact on day-to-day life and treatment options.

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