eMedinewS21st June 2014,Saturday

Dr K K AggarwalPadma Shri, Dr B C Roy National Awardee and DST National Science Communication Awardee

Dr KK Aggarwal

President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Senior Consultant Physician, Cardiologist & Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Editor in Chief IJCP Group, Senior National Vice President, Indian Medical Association; Member Ethics Committee Medical Council of India, Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council, Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR; Limca Book of Record Holder in CPR, Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy (March 10–13); 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);
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All about tea

When we speak of tea, it is commonly assumed to be black tea with milk and sugar. However, the word ‘Tea’ means any herb. This means even hot Tulsi water is Tulsi tea or hot mint water is Mint tea. Herbs which can be converted into tea are jasmine tea, lemon tea, lemon grass tea, masala tea, sounf tea etc.

When the decoction of the leaves and the water is reduced to 50% on boiling, it is called Kadha. Black tea without milk and sugar is much healthier than black tea with milk and sugar. Classical tea without sugar and milk has an astringent taste. But according to Ayurved, this is good for health as it reduces Kapha imbalance. When sugar and milk is added, both of which have sweet taste, they neutralize the weight reducing and kapha–relieving properties of the black tea. Therefore, milk or sugar should not be added to tea. For the purpose of taste, one can add Gur or jaggery or artificial plant sweetener Stevia.

Black tea is also a mild diuretic and increases urination as it contains caffeine, which is also a stimulant and that is the reason why tea is used to remain awake. In this regard, coffee is stronger than tea. When taken in moderation, black tea is good for the heart and the health. If one has to choose tea then jasmine, lemon and lemongrass teas are better than others.

In Ayurveda, there are different teas for different personalities. Therefore, you can get Vata–pacifying tea, pitta–pacifying tea and kapha–pacifying tea.

News Around The Globe

  • Caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS), a test commonly used by ENT specialists and audiologists to test patients’ balance, could transiently enhance illness awareness in patients with schizophrenia, reports a pilot proof–of–concept study presented at the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) 2014 Annual Meeting.
  • The tiny particles in vehicle exhaust and other sources of air pollution could possibly accelerate cognitive decline in older adults, reports a new study published online in The Journals of Gerontology: Series B. Researchers noted that people living in high pollution areas, with 15 μg per cubic meter or more of PM2.5 (pollution particles 2.5 microns or smaller) had cognitive error scores 1.5 times those of the participants who lived in low pollution areas with no more than 5 μg per cubic meter.
  • Using a computer for long hours is linked to dry eye disease and decreased concentrations of Mucin5AC (MUC5AC) in tears, reports a study conducted among Japanese office workers published online in JAMA Ophthalmology.
  • Results from a meta–analysis, presented recently at the European League Against Rheumatism Congress 2014 have shown that treatment should be individualized for patients with fibromyalgia and must include nonpharmacologic approaches, which are often more effective than drugs. Researchers stated that aerobic exercise was the most effective therapeutic approach for these patients.
  • Women who smoke during pregnancy and are overweight early in pregnancy have increased odds of having children who become obese as toddlers and stay obese through their teenage years, reports a novel study published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Rabies News (Dr A K Gupta)

What are the various brands of RIG available in India?

The different RIGs available in India are:

HRIG Brands

  • BERIRAB–P– manufactured by CSL Behring GmbH, Germany and marketed by Bharat Serum & Vaccines Ltd.
  • KAMRAB – manufactured by Kamada Ltd., Israel and marketed by Synergy.

ERIG Brands

  • Anti Rabies Serum – manufactured by CRI – Kasauli.
  • EQUIRAB – manufactured and marketed by Bharat Serum & Vaccines Ltd.
  • ABHAYRIG – manufactured by VINS Bioproducts and marketed by Human Biologicals Ltd.
  • VINIRIG – manufactured and marketed by VINS Bioproducts.

Cardiology eMedinewS

  • A new research has shown that antidepressant use in the first trimester of pregnancy does not increase the risk for cardiac defects in offspring. The study is published in the June 19 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery treated with a beta–blocker did not have any significant improvement in 30–day postoperative outcomes compared with those who did not receive the drugs, reported a new retrospective analysis published online in JAMA: Internal Medicine. Of note, patients who received beta–blockers within 24 hours of surgery exhibited higher rates of new–onset atrial fibrillation when compared with patients who did not.

Pediatrics eMedinewS

  • Children who undergo successful enema reduction for intussusception are not required to stay overnight in the hospital since the risk of recurrence within 24 to 48 hours is low, report researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in a meta–analysis published online in Pediatrics.
  • A new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics has stated that physical fitness may play a key role in brain health and academic performance in children. Researchers noted that cardiorespiratory capacity and motor ability, both independently and combined, were linked with academic performance in Spanish children and adolescents aged 6–18 years.

Dr K K Spiritual Blog

What is the importance of life force?

A physical body becomes useless once the life force is gone. The same body, which was lovable to everyone, becomes a liability after death. Everyone wants to dispose it as early as possible as keeping a dead body at home is considered a bad omen.

During the transfer of dead body from one place to another nobody wants to keep the body in a vehicle other than a harsh van whose job is only to carry dead bodies. No family will be willing to carry the dead body of a person in a car in which the deceased person has been traveling or driving for years.

May be for any reason, health or rituals, once you touch a dead body you are required to take a bath before you commence your daily routine.

Within a matter of hours in absence of life force, the physical body starts disintegrating and in a matter of days, it shows signs of self–destruction and putrification.

This vital force is nothing but the soul, aatma, brahma, spirit or consciousness described in different Vedic texts.

Aadi Shankaracharya in his book Bhaja Govindam shloka 6 says:

yávat–pavano nivasati dehe
távat–pøcchati kuùalam gehe,
gatavati váyau dehápáye
bháryá bibhyati tasmin káye.(6)

"Till the life force remains in the body, people come and enquire about your welfare. But, the moment the life force goes out, even your wife is afraid of coming anywhere near your body".

Life force can be equated to the network of information in computer, radio, television or mobile phone. All these gazettes without a data are useless and are thrown away. This silent data retrievable by operational and application software represent the life force or soul of these electronic gadgets.

Shankara says that as one does not give importance to a computer without data one should not give importance to the physical body. It is the life force within the body which is respected and cared for and that is what real "I" or "We" are. All glories of the body are only until the life force remains in it. In Bhagavad–Gita, Lord Krishna in Chapter 2 (2.23) says about this life force or ataman "fire cannot burn it, weapon cannot cut it, water cannot wet it, air cannot dry it, it is immortal".

The most defined relationship in Vedic text is between husband and wife. The very fact even a wife after the death does not want to touch the husband signifies the importance of life force.

The life force has no dimensions: height, weight, colour or image. It is immortal, omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. The weight of a live and a dead body immediately after the death is the same.

It is the same life force, which dwells in everybody and during life is modified by the action, memory and desire cycle. If one gets attached to any of the three one starts getting detached from the soul or the life force. People who are in touch with their life force all the time attain peace and happiness and die young in old age.

Most Vedic mahavakyas talk about, that it is the same spirit, which dwells in everybody and hence every person in the society should be welcomed and treated with equal importance. Ahambrahmasami, tatwamasi, vasudeva kutumbakam, etc. are a few of the examples.

According to Aadi Shankara one can achieve non–duality only by seeing God in everyone. Athithi–devo–bhava is also based on the same principle.

Wellness Blog

First aid for poisonous bites and stings

People often panic if they have been bitten or stung. You should tell the patient that many snakes, spiders, insects and sea creatures are harmless and that even the bites and stings of dangerous animals often do not cause poisoning.

Keep the patient calm and still. Moving the bitten or stung limb speeds up the spread of venom to the rest of the body. Fear and excitement also make the patient worse. The patient should be told not to use the limb and to keep it still and below the level of the heart. The limb may swell after a while, so take off the patient’s rings, watch, bracelets, anklets and shoes as soon as possible. A splint and a sling may help to keep the limb still.

Avoid doing the following:

  • Do not cut into the wound or cut it out.
  • Do not suck venom out of the wound.
  • Do not use a tourniquet or tight bandage.
  • Do not put chemicals or medicines on the wound or inject them into the wound (for e.g., potassium permanganate crystals).
  • Do not put ice packs on the wound.
  • Do not use proprietary snake bite kits.
  • The patient should lie on one side in the recovery position so that the airway is clear, in case or vomiting or fainting.
  • Do not give the patient anything by mouth – no food, alcohol, medicines or drinks. However, if it is likely to be a long time before the patient gets medical care, give the patient water to drink to stop dehydration.\
  • Try to identify the animal, but do not try to catch it or keep it if this will put you, the patient or others at risk. If the animal is dead take it to hospital with the patient, but handle it very carefully, because even dead animals can sometimes inject venom.
  • As soon as possible, take the patient to a hospital, medical dispensary, or clinic where medical care can be given. The patient should not walk but should keep as still as possible. If there is no ambulance or car, carry the patient on a stretcher or trestle, or on the crossbar of a bicycle.
  • Antivenom should only be given in a hospital or medical Centre where resuscitation can be given, because the patient may have an allergic reaction. If available, antivenom should be used if there is evidence of severe poisoning. It should not be used when there are no signs of poisoning.

Inspirational Story

Heaven and Hells

A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, "Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like." The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in.

In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water.

But the people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful, but because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths. The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering. The Lord said, ‘You have seen Hell.’

They then went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man’s mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long–handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.

The holy man said, "I don’t understand."
"It is simple" said the Lord, "In this place the people have learned to feed one another."

ePress Release

Low cholesterol linked to anxiety, depression, suicide, hemorrhagic stroke and cancers

People with very low cholesterol levels are at increased risk of developing stomach cancer, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cancer, said Padma Shri, Dr. B C Roy National Awardee & DST National Science Communication Awardee, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Sr National Vice President Indian Medical Association.

The study involved 2,600 residents of Hisayama, Japan, who were followed for 14 years. Gastric cancers developed in 97 subjects. After accounting for age and gender, stomach cancer rates rose significantly with descending cholesterol level. For example, among subjects with the highest cholesterol levels, the gastric cancer rate was the equivalent of 2.1 cases per 1000 persons per year; among those with the lowest cholesterol, the rate was 3.9 per 1000 persons per year.

Patients with low serum cholesterol should consider periodic gastrointestinal examination for the prevention of stomach cancer, said Dr Aggarwal.

Low cholesterol has been earlier linked to depression, anxiety and suicide in both men and women. Another earlier report has also shown that people with cholesterol level below 180 had twice the risk of brain hemorrhage as compared to those with cholesterol levels of 230.

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Heart Care Foundation of India announces the dates and program of the 21st MTNL Perfect Health Mela.

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Make Sure

Situation: An asthmatic patient became worse after receiving a painkiller.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was he not put on a leukotriene receptor antagonist?
Lesson: Make sure that a patient with asthma is not given aspirin or he is put on a leukotriene receptor antagonist.

eMedinewS Humor

Jumping on Beds

Connie told her 4–year–old grandson, Dean, not to jump on the beds. After several warnings she punished him, explaining that should he fall, he would hurt himself badly.

Several minutes passed and he was back to jumping on the beds.

Connie said, "Dean, you weren’t jumping on the beds again, were you?"

He stood with his little head dropped low and said, "I’m trying, but it’s so hard to quit."

Quote of the Day

When you are at a loss of what to do, do nothing. Doing nothing can be very wise. When you pause doing things, you become more aware of God’s presence, and often an unexpected solution to your question will arise.

 

Twitter of the Day

Dr KK Aggarwal: Cleaning your home may worsen asthma http://bit.ly/HTZaj4 #Health
Dr Deepak Chopra:The key to joy is to be able to carry it with us even when life is not going exactly as we wish http://tinyurl.com/lkz8hq4

 

Forth Comming Event

Announcement

Call for Free Registration

4th annual conference Zoonosis 2014
Sunday 6th July 10am–2 pm followed by Lunch

Venue; Indian Medical Association HQs, IMA House, ITO New Delhi

Objective: To discuss about prevention of diseases communicable
from animals to human.

Who can take part: Medical Practitioners,Veterinary Practitioners, Animal Owners/Breeders, NGOworking with animal care etc.

Experts will be from Veterinary/Medical sectors

All participants will be given certificate of participation.

Organizers: Heart Care Foundation
of India, Millennium India Education
Foundation,CAR (Ministry of Agriculture Govt.of India,

Register at :
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eMedi Quiz

IRIS commonly occurs after how many weeks of ART initiation

a.1-4 week
b.2–12 weeks
c.12–24 weeks
d.after 6 months

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Which of the following is a basic teledermatology tool?
a.videoconference
b.hybrid teledermatology
c.store–and–forward teledematology
d. mobile teledermatology

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: c.store–and–forward teledematology

Correct answers received from: Dr Avtar Krishan,Dr Prakash Khalap,Daivadheenam Jella Dr.Bitaan Sen & Dr.Jayashree Sen

Answer for 19th June Mind Teaser: d. It does not serve as a cutaneous marker of underlying immune status

Correct answers received from: Dr Avtar Krishan, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Tukaram Pagad, Dr. P. C. Das

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

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