Dr k k Aggarwal

Five most important trials in 2019 for CMAAO Countries

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
21st December 2019
ISCHEMIA Trial: Chronic coronary artery disease is not a time bomb in the chest but a condition that should be treated with reassurance, lifestyle changes, and medical therapy. DAPA-HF trial: Dapagliflozin, a SGLT2 inhibitor reduces CV death,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Drop in cholera cases worldwide, as key endemic countries report gains in cholera control

21st December 2019 Business and Medicine,Public Health
The number of cholera cases decreased globally by 60% in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced in a report that points to an encouraging trend in cholera prevention and control in the world’s major cholera hotspots,... Read more »
Practice Updates

First FDA-approved vaccine for the prevention of Ebola virus disease, marking a critical milestone in public health preparedness and response

21st December 2019Business and Medicine,Public Health
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the approval of Ervebo, the first FDA-approved vaccine for the prevention of Ebola virus disease (EVD), caused by Zaire ebolavirus in individuals 18 years of age and older....Read more »
Practice Updates

The stroke disease burden in India has increased nearly 100%

21st December 2019Cardiology,Business and Medicine
New Delhi: Noting that the incidence of stroke has, in India, increased almost 100 per cent in the past few decades, neurologists and public health experts called for an integrated and comprehensive approach to address the growing... Read more »

Kids with Asthma at Greater Risk for Pneumococcal Disease

21st December 2019 Public Health, Pediatrics
Children with asthma are at much greater risk for invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD), even if they have received the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), revealed a systematic review and meta-analysis....Read more »

SGLT2 Inhibitors for Diabetes Safe, Effective in Older Adults

21st December 2019 Pharmacists, Internal Medicine
Sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors for the treatment of type 2 diabetes appear to be as safe and effective in people aged 65 years and older as in younger individuals, new research suggests.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Are doctors supposed to administer medicine as per the manufacturer's instructions only?

21st December 2019
A doctor is expected to administer the medicines to his/her patients as per the instructions including the maximum dosage given on the package of the medicine. Doctor cannot depart from the instructions as given....Read more »

eMedi Humor

Reading of the Will

21st December 2019
The relatives of the family's rich dowager gathered for the reading of her will after her long awaited death.
“Being of sound mind,” read the lawyer, “I spent every last cent before I died.”...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is present intracellularly in muscle cells?

21st December 2019
1. Insulin.
2. Corticosteroid.
3. Epinephrine....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Work-related stress can kill

21st December 2019
Job stress increases the risk of heart disease by disrupting the body’s internal systems. The findings from a study involving more than 10,000 British civil servants also suggest that stress-induced biological.... Read more »

eSpiritual: The lips of truth shall be recognized forever; a lying tongue is but for a moment

21st December 2019
This sutra from Bible has a very deep significance in day to day life. The truth is everlasting and always ends up in internal happiness and self realization and in the long run always gives you happiness....Read more »

Inspirational: The Given Light

21st December 2019
Once upon a time, a man had heard that in a foreign place, far away, there was a holy flame burning. So he got up and left his home to find the holy flame and bring some of its light back home to his house.... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

SPARC signs pact with Bioprojet to acquire exclusive rights for drug to treat auto-immune diseases

SPARC and Bioprojet co-owned all SCD-044 related IP, developed through a research collaboration targeting Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Receptors to treat various autoimmune disorders. New Delh: Sun Pharma ...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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