emedinews
Head Office: E–219, Greater Kailash, Part 1, New Delhi–110 048, India. e–mail: emedinews@gmail.com, Website: www.ijcpgroup.com
FIRST NATIONAL DAILY eMEDICAL NEWSPAPER OF INDIA
eMedinewS is now available online on www.emedinews.in or www.emedinews.org
  From the Desk of Editor–in–Chief
Dr KK Aggarwal

Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee
Dr KK Aggarwal
President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist & Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy; National Vice President Elect Elect, Indian Medical Association; 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); Editor in Chief IJCP Group & Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR

For updates follow at www.twitter.com/DrKKAggarwal     www.facebook.com/Dr KKAggarwal

    Health Videos …

eMediTube (videos), eMedipics, eMediSlide, eMediLaw

  Editorial …

22nd April 2013, Monday

I am not a black sheep then why I am the one who is punished?

Dilemma of a budding doctor

This is how a budding doctor enters in the profession.

  1. I will have a special start in the society.
  2. I will be given a prefix ‘Dr’ to write in front of my name.
  3. I will be considered next to God.
  4. I will provide subsidized services to mankind.
  5. I will take care of the sufferings of humanity.
  6. I will suffer myself with professionally-acquired infections to reduce the sufferings of the others.
  7. I will sacrifice nine prime years of my life to acquire knowledge of healing.
  8. I will not charge any cuts or commissions from labs, imaging centers and pharma companies.
  9. I will be a role model to the society.
  10. I will be respected in the society.

But then why am I discriminated?

  1. If I charge less, then why am I blamed for getting compensated for the same by way of cuts and commissions?
  2. If I charge more then why am I blamed of being greedy?
  3. If I write a test from a creditable defined pathology or imaging lab, then why am I blamed for getting a commission?
  4. If I treat a patient based on my clinical acumen then why am I being charged for not investigating and if I investigate then why am I being charged for doing unnecessary investigations?
  5. When I prescribe only drugs cleared by the Drug Controller of India and prices as defined by the government then why am I not given the choice to choose the brand from amongst the approved government list? And If I do that why am I charged with having a pharma commission nexus?
  6. When I am ready to provide emergency services within five minute window (which is the job of the government) period by opening my clinic at home then why do the corporations ask me to give commercial house tax, water and electricity bills?
  7. When I am ready to subsidize my fee to even less than what an electrician or a plumber charges, then why are the consumer courts ready to fine me up to 1.7 crores (the maximum compensation awarded so far).
  8. If I do not update my medical knowledge, the council attacks on me and punishes me but when I want to upgrade my knowledge there are no avenues provided to me by the council or by the government.
  9. If I write a banned drug I am charged with being part of a nexus but when I want to know the lists of banned drugs regularly from the Drug Controller of India I am not provided the same.
  10. When I do not write the latest drug for a treatment I am charged with being an outdated doctor and when I want to learn about the latest introduction of drugs I get no information from the Drug Controller of India or the councils.
  11. If I do not know about a drug I am being punished by the medical council. When I want to attend a seminar to update my knowledge, none are provided by the council or the ministry. And If I attend a drug update seminar arranged by a pharma company, why am I being charged of being part of a nexus?
  12. When I want to study other pathies to practice holistic medicine, why am I being discouraged by the medical councils?
  13. If a dispense a drug so that it is cost effective to a patient then why am I being issued a notice from the VAT department to prove that I have not earned out of the drugs.
  14. If I do not notify dengue I am being charged by the municipal corporation and if I notify, why am I being asked to do so only after doing expensive dengue serology tests.
  15. If a do not admit a patient and see him as a day care at home, I am considered greedy. But, if I admit the patient then why am I being charged of being overgreedy.
  16. I am ready to see my colleague for free but when I get sick why am I expected to pay the market rates in the private sector and I am not provided with any special medical units by the government made only for doctors?
  17. I am ready to provide a subsidized service throughout life and not earn then why am I not provided medicals seats for my children but instead I am expected to pay in crores to get a seat?
  18. When I am the topper in my school and vacate my seat and do not opt to become an IAS officer than when I go to a government office why am I made to stand in a queue before the same IAS officer and am considered inferior?
  19. If I am ready to serve the private sector (covering 80% if health care) then why am I offered only half of salary I could have earned in the government sector?
  20. I am ready to serve the rural area for two years than why is my income not given income tax holiday like the farmers in a village?
  21. When I am ready to survive by doing double duties in medical establishments than why am I being punished by the medical councils for doing so?
  22. When during my night duty, which I am doing honestly and sincerely, I am seen talking to a nurse, then why am I being looked upon by the relatives of the patients as If I am not of a good character?
  23. When I refer my patients for admission to a particular credible hospital then why is it presumed that I am on an incentive list?
  24. If I am ready to charge less then when I hire a place on a medical establishment, then why does the center deducts 25% of my fees?
  25. If I am ready to charge less at my center and to reduce the cost to the patient when I draw blood in my clinic then why am I made to pay Rs 1000 monthly to biomedical waste agency?
  26. When I am ready to see all patients in emergencies in the night (or in the day) then why am I expected to stabilize the patient and transfer the patient at my cost?
  27. When I am willing to attend to a dying patient and spend hours in unsuccessful resuscitation then why am I expected to not charge even for the material used?
  28. When I want to do a side business for earning money to meet my expenses, then why am I not allowed to do so by the medical councils?
  29. If I want to open my own subsidized chemist shop so that I can transfer chemist margins to my patients then why am I not allowed to do so by the law?
  30. I accept to be purview of the Consumer Protection Act, then why am I not allowed to advertise or market my services?
  31. I am also a human being and have emotions than why am I allowed to marry my patient unless I disown her as my patient?
  32. I want to reduce cost than why am I not allowed to hire the services of doctors from other pathies?
  33. I am read to do charity and provide my services pan India then why am I required to pay to all the state councils to get registered?
  34. If I register with the state medical council I am fined for misconduct but if I do not get registered I am not touched. Why?
  35. Why when I grow old I am not allowed for any social security and medical coverage?
  36. I can understand the importance of medicolegal records but why am I expected to keep all medical records for 3 to 5 years. Won’t it add to the costs for the patient?
  37. Why am I not allowed to promote my knowledge and skills.
  38. I agree that I cannot market myself than why are the same laws not applicable to corporate hospitals?
  39. I know I have to notify diseases to corporations then why do I have to face so many hierarchies for the same?.
  40. Patients are directly choosing specialists today even for small illnesses. Unlike legal system why can’t specialists take new cases only thorough GP or family physicians?
  41. In the current system as a GP I am willing to charge Rs 100-200 as consultation fee, then to survive why can’t I get exemptions from MCD or water electricity bills?
  42. When I am ready to subsidize than why enforce the clinical establishment bill regulations over me?
  43. To reduce the cost if I want to open a collection center for lab services at my clinic so that I can give partial discounts to the patients then why am I still being charged for adopting unfair practice and booked for taking commissions?
  44. If I want to have my clinic visited by radiologist for doing ultrasounds why am I not allowed to do so under PNDT Act?
  45. If I want to have my center visited by cardiologist for doing an echo then why am I not allowed to do so under PNDT Act?
  46. When I am ready to provide state of the art care for heart attack in emergency then why am I not allowed to carry an echo machine with me to the patient’s home?
  47. When I am not a trained pregnancy ultrasound specialist and also am ready to give an undertaking that I do not and will not do pregnancy ultrasound then why do I still need to be registered under PNDT Act?
  48. The margins for disposables and devices are over 100 %, If I what to procure them for my patient so that I can give them at less margins I am not allowed do so. But, then why are hospitals allowed even to sell at 700% margins?
  49. Under Mediclaim, hospital charge their room rent as per eligibility which is 1% of sum insured then in the same hospital why am I not allowed to charge my permissible consultation fee which is also 1 % of the sum insured?
  50. I am ready to abide by the law then why am I made to wait for hours in the courts when I am called for a testimony.

For More editorials…

Dr KK Aggarwal
Group Editor in Chief

  eMedinewS Audio PostCard

Stay Tuned with Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal on

PPIs may be associated with a higher risk for clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea

Audio PostCard
    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

WHO Day Celebrated

Over 11459 people trained in Hands Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR 10) in one day

 
Dr K K Aggarwal
    National News

DD Programme “Take Care Holistically”, Anchoring Dr KK Aggarwal, Telecast every Wednesday 9 AM in DD National

DD Programme “Take Care Holistically”, Anchoring Dr KK Aggarwal, every Thursday 4:30 PM in DD India

Indian health experts welcome WHO, UNICEF's global plan to end preventable child deaths

New Delhi: In an effort to end child deaths due to two major killer, but preventable diseases by 2025, WHO and UNICEF have put together a Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD). In India, pneumonia accounts for 23 percent and diarrhoea accounts for 12 percent of under-five (age) child deaths. The report, which includes up-to-date strategies and makes recommendations to various countries on interventions needed to reduce child deaths significantly, was released Friday. It also includes an example from India on how private players can be involved for better quality care. Around the world, pneumonia and diarrhoea account for 29 percent of all child deaths below the age of five, and result in the loss of two million lives each year. The goal is ambitious but achievable: to end preventable childhood deaths due to pneumonia and diarrhoea by 2025. The momentum needed to achieve such a goal already exists, the report said. Naveen Thacker, standing committee member of the International Paediatric Association said: "We know what happens when the world comes together to take on killer diseases. We have eliminated the threat of small pox and we are drawing close to eradicating polio. Pneumonia and diarrhoea could be next, if we come together again to take action by implementing the integrated approach laid out in the GAPPD."

The solution to tackle these two health challenges does not lie in any major advance in technology. Children are dying because services are provided piecemeal and those most at risk are not being reached. Use of effective interventions remains too low; for instance only 39 percent of babies less than six months are exclusively breastfed, while only 60 percent with suspected pneumonia access appropriate care, the report said. Two actions - identifying children at greatest risk and targeting them with intervention of proven efficacy - can help bringing down child deaths, the report said. Children who are poor, hungry and living in remote areas are more likely to be visited by these 'forgotten killers' and the burden placed by pneumonia and diarrhoea on families and health systems further aggravate existing inequalities, the report stressed. The three-fold strategy that GAPPD proposes is: protect children by promoting good health practices; prevent children from falling victims to pneumonia and diarrhoea by ensuring universal coverage of immunisation and HIV prevention; and treating children who fall ill with appropriate treatment. Some of the interventions with proven efficacy are exclusive breastfeeding of a child for the first six months; appropriate vaccinations against Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenza type b, measles and pertussis; oral rehydration salts (ORS) as treatment during diarrhoea; water, sanitation and hygiene interventions; reduction of household air pollution with improved stoves, and the like. (Source: The Pioneer,12 April 2013)

Medical mistakes in Indian movies

Dear all, eMedinewS is starting a special series on ‘Medical mistakes in Indian movies’. We invite all our readers to share with us the following information:

  1. Scene/s where the image of the medical profession has been maligned in an unrealistic manner, or
  2. Scene/s where medical care and approach has been depicted incorrectly, or
  3. Scenes where the medical profession has been portrayed correctly.

Send us the clippings or description of the scenes. This would be a start to a special campaign to rebuild the image of the medical profession.

Certificate courses in 2D and 3D Echocardiography/Fellowship Diploma in non invasive cardiology Contact Dr KK Aggarwal, Moolchand Medcity, email: emedinews@gmail.com

    Be Human Stop Child Abuse (Team IMA for CMAAO)

(http://behumanstopchildabuse.emedinews.in/)

Sexual abuse is when a child engages in sexual activity for which he/she cannot give consent, is unprepared for developmentally, cannot comprehend, and/or an activity that violates the law or social taboos of society.

    Valvular Heart Disease Update

When should one intervene in patients with chronic MR with symptoms?

Patients with chronic MR who become symptomatic are candidates for corrective mitral surgery, even if symptoms improve with medical therapy or the left ventricle appears to be compensated. If there is uncertainty about the presence or absence of symptoms, exercise testing may provide objective information that may not be available from the medical history alone.

(Experts: Dr Ganesh K Mani, Dr Yugal Mishra, Dr Deepak Khurana, Dr Rajesh Kaushish, Dr K S Rathor, Dr Sandeep Singh and Dr KK Aggarwal)

 
    International News

(Contributed by Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Cone-beam CT better to guide biopsies

For obtaining routine biopsies, using cone-beam CT instead of conventional CT for needle navigation cuts down on radiation exposure and the number of times the needle has to be repositioned, a randomized trial showed. (Source: Medpage Today)

Prescribers order fewer tests when prices are disclosed

Showing the prices of diagnostic tests to prescribers at the time of computerized test ordering may prompt practitioners to order fewer or comparable lower-priced tests, according to an article published online April 15 in JAMA Internal Medicine. The approach could help reduce healthcare costs. (Source: Medscape)

Infection route of H7N9 flu remains puzzling

Exactly how the avian H7N9 flu is infecting people remains a mystery, especially after a top flu expert said it appears that many victims have had no contact with poultry. The number of confirmed cases continues to rise, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, with an additional five cases Wednesday bringing the total to 82. (Source: Medpage Today)

Circumcision alters penile microbiome, possibly protective

Changes to the bacterial communities that reside on the human penis after circumcision may protect against certain viral infections, including HIV, according to a study published online April 16 in mBio. (Source: Medscape)

Sound waves and cells may help in CHF

A combination of ultrasound shock waves and cell therapy improved heart function in patients with chronic heart failure, a small study showed. (Source: Medpage Today)

 
  Twitter of the Day

@DrKKAggarwal: Heart disease starts in youth by Dr K K Aggarwal http://bit.ly/15tjcuA #Health

@DrKKAggarwal: Why does God allow evil? I answer in today's #AskDeepak. Pls watch http://tinyurl.com/ac3ezcm

 
    Spiritual Update

(Dr KK Aggarwal, Group Editor in Chief, IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinewS)

Sword, Dragger and Discus in Mythology

Out of nine forms of Goddess Durga, Chandraghanta, Katyayani and Kalratri are shown to carry a sword. Kushmunda, Siddadatri holding discuss and Kalratri holding additional Dragger (Bhala). All have mythological significance.

Durga powers represent feminine powers in all of us. The mythological weapons represent our inherent mental powers to fight to live in this world.

For comments and archives

 
    Infertility Update (Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)

What are the risks and complications of HSG?

A hysterosalpingogram or HSG is considered a very safe procedure. Some complications occur in less than 1% of cases.

  • Infection: The most common serious problem with HSG is pelvic infection. This usually occurs in the presence of previous tubal disease. In rare cases, infection can damage the fallopian tubes or necessitate their removal.
  • Fainting: Rarely, the patient may get light–headed during or shortly after the procedure.
  • Radiation exposure: Radiation exposure from HSG is very low, less than a kidney or bowel study, and there have been no demonstrated ill effects from this radiation, even if conception occurs later the same month.
  • Iodine allergy: Rarely, a patient may have an allergy to the iodine contrast used in an HSG. A patient should inform her doctor if she is allergic to iodine, intravenous contrast dyes, or seafood. Patients who are allergic to iodine may have a sonohysterogram performed instead of HSG since that procedure uses non–iodine containing fluids.
  • Spotting: Spotting commonly occurs for 1 to 2 days after the HSG. A patient should notify her doctor if she experiences heavy bleeding after the HSG.
 
    Tat Tvam Asi………and the Life Continues……

(Dr N K Bhatia, Medical Director, Mission Jan Jagriti Blood Bank)

What’s life after liver transplantation?

Children who survive liver transplant will usually achieve a normal lifestyle despite the necessity for continuous monitoring of immunosuppressive drug levels. They attend normal school sports, activities etc.

Most studies from large pediatric liver transplant centers show a patient survival of 90% at 1 year and > 85% at 5–10 years. Usually there are no significant issues related to mortality after this. Patients usually lead a normal life. There are patients who have been operated as children/adolescents and have also produced children. Patients take part in sports, normal activities and there are examples of children who’ve climbed mountain peaks. Post liver transplant children have grown up into smart adults, married and produced children.

However, regular follow up with doctor is a must to monitor the organ functions and side effects of immunosuppression.

For comments and archives

 
    An Inspirational Story

Hospital Window

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation.

Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window. The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man couldn’t hear the band – he could see it. In his mind’s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.

Days and weeks passed. One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone. Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed.

It faced a blank wall. The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window. The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall. She said, “Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.”

Source: http://academictips.org/blogs/moral-tale-hospital-window/

For comments and archives

 
  Cardiology eMedinewS

New study questions carnitine heart risk Read More

 
  Pediatric eMedinewS

Laser scanner tops comparison of preschool vision screens Read More

 
    Rabies Update

(Dr. A. K. Gupta, Author of "RABIES - the worst death", Joint Secretary, Association for Prevention and Control of Rabies in India (APCRI)

Is it essential to perform an antibody test on the patient following antirabies vaccination?

Antibody tests - rapid fluorescent focus inhibition test (RFFIT), mouse neutralization test (MNT) - are done only at select few reference centers in India. Antibody tests are not required on a routine basis following antirabies vaccination if vaccination is correct and reliable.

 
    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A man who was to be married was found to be HIV–positive.
Dr Bad: Keep the report secret.
Dr Good: I will inform the girl to–be married.
Lesson: Sections 269 and 270 of the Indian Penal Code provide as under: "269. Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life – whoever unlawfully or negligently does not act which is, and which he knows or has reason to believe to be, likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with both.

Make Sure

Situation: A patient with gross ascites presents with complaints of difficulty in breathing on lying down.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why did you drain so much ascitic fluid?
Lesson: Make sure to only moderately tap ascitic fluid as overenthusiastic tapping can be life–threatening.

 
  Quote of the Day (Dr GM Singh)

Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing. Lucy Maud Montgomery

 
    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

A mother and grandmother bring a 3-month-old infant to the well-baby clinic for a routine checkup. Nurse Aimee weighs the infant, the grandmother asks, “Shouldn’t the baby start eating solid food? My kids started on cereal when they were 2 weeks old.” Which response by the nurse would be appropriate?

a. ”The baby is gaining weight and doing well. There is no need for solid food yet.”
b. ”Things have changed a lot since your children were born.”
c. ”We’ve found that babies can’t digest solid food properly until they’re 3 or 4 months old.”
d. ”We’ve learned that introducing solid food early leads to eating disorders later in life.”

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Nurse Jake is aware that most oral pediatric medications are administered:

a. With the night time formula
b. ½ hour after meals
c. On an empty stomach
d. With meals

Answer for Yesterday’s  Mind Teaser: c. On an empty stomach

Correct answers received from: DR P K SAHU, Dr.SaradhaJaganathan , Prabha Sanghi, rajeev ardey, DR ARPAN GANDHI, Dr. B.B. Gupta, Dr. P. C. Das, Dr Dinesh Yadav, dr. rakesh lavana, Dr.(Maj. Gen.) Anil Bairaria, DR AYYAVOO, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, DR Chandresh jardosh, Dr. Thakor Hitendrsinh G, Dr Avtar Krisha, Dr Avtar Krishan

Answer for 20th April Mind Teaser: a. Neonates: 10.6 to 16.5 g/dl

Correct answers received from: Dr. P. C. Das, Dr. Sukla Das

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

 
Our Social
Network sites
… Stay Connected

        FaceBook
  > Dr K K Aggarwal
  > eMedinewS
  > Hcfi NGO
  > IJCP Group

        Twitter
  > Dr K K Aggarwal
  > eMedinewS
  > HCFI-NGO
  > IJCP Group

        Blog
  > Dr K K Aggarwal
  > eMedinewS
  > HCFI-NGO
  > IJCP Group

        You Tube
  > Dr K K Aggarwal
  > eMedinewS

 
ioc
central bank
lic bank
 

Photos and Videos of 4th eMedinewS – RevisitinG 2012 on 20th January 2013

Photos of Doctor’s Day Celebration

 
eMedinewS Apps
Archives
Archive
Archive
Archive
Archive
Archive
Alert
 
    Laugh a While (Dr GM Singh)

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited ENTHUSIASM.

 
    Medicolegal Update

(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Additional Prof, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS)

What is Forensic Thanatology?

Thanatology is the branch of science that deals with death in all its aspects. Shapiro, a well–known thanatologist defined death as the irreversible loss of the properties of living matter. However, it is difficult to appreciate his claim that this definition satisfies the practical requirements for death certification.

  • Black’s law dictionary (Black 1951) in United States defines death as "The Cessation of life, the ceasing to exit", defined by physicians as total stoppage of circulation and cessation of vital functions, thereupon such as respiration and pulsation
  • Section 46 IPC states that death denotes the death of a human being unless the contrary appears from the context.
  • Section 2 (b) of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act defines death as Permanent disappearance of all evidence of life at any time after live birth gas taken place.

(Ref: Dr. PC Dikshit, Head (MAMC) MD LLB, Concise Textbook of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Peepee Publishers)

For comments and archives

 
    Public Forum

(Press Release for use by the newspapers)

Vegetables & fruits lower chances of getting some cancers

Vegetables and fruits help lower your chances of getting head, neck, and breast, ovarian and pancreatic cancers. Even one additional serving of vegetables or fruits could help lower the risk of head and neck cancer. The more fruits and vegetables you can consume, the better.

Quoting an International Study from National Cancer Institute, Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India & National Vice President Elect IMA said that those who eat six servings of fruits and vegetables per 1,000 calories have a 29% decreased risk relative to those who have 1.5 servings. In the study, after adjusting the data to account for smoking and alcohol use – known head and neck cancer risk factors – the researchers found that those who consumed the most fruits and vegetables had the lowest risk for head and neck cancers. Vegetables appeared to offer more cancer prevention than fruits alone did. Adding just one serving of fruit or vegetables per each 1000 calories consumed daily resulted in a 6% reduction of risk.

In another study, broccoli and soy protein were found to protect against the more aggressive breast and ovarian cancers. When consumed together, digesting broccoli and soy forms a compound called di-indolylmethane (DIM). In lab experiments, the researchers found that DIM could affect the motility of breast and ovarian cancer cells, which could help keep cancers from spreading. Soy, acts like estrogen and is a nutritious, healthy food, and should be eaten in moderation.

Yet another study compared intake of flavonols to their risk of pancreatic cancer. Flavonols are protective compounds found in fruits and vegetables, such as onions, apples, berries, kale and broccoli. Those who had the highest consumption of flavonols reduced their risk of pancreatic cancer by 23%. The benefit was even greater for people who smoked. Smokers with high levels of flavonols reduced their risk of pancreatic cancer by 59%.

 
    Readers Response
  1. Dear Sir, Thanks for providing useful information. Regards:Dr Shreya
 
    Forthcoming Events

 

Dr K K Aggarwal

WORLD EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Date: 22nd and 23rd April

Programme brief:

22nd April, 2013 11 am onwards

Painting cum Slogan Writing competition

1 8.30 AM - 9.30 AM Special Assembly
2 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM A Symbolic Walk of ½ Km from the venue with all the participants carrying play-cards with one line environment protection slogans.
3 10.30 AM -11-00 AM Skit
4 11.00 AM onwards Hands only CPR TRAINING for teachers.
Dr K K Aggarwal
Dr K K Aggarwal
 
    eMedinewS Special

1. IJCP’s ejournals (This may take a few minutes to open)

2. eMedinewS audio PPT (This may take a few minutes to download)

3. eMedinewS audio lectures (This may take a few minutes to open)

4. eMedinewS ebooks (This may take a few minutes to open)

HCFI
Activities eBooks

  DIET BOOK

  HCFI

  Playing Cards

  Dadi Ma ke Nuskhe

  Personal Cleanliness

  Mental Diseases

  Perfect Health Mela

  FAQs Good Eating

  Towards Well Being

  First Aid Basics

  Dil Ki Batein

  How to Use

  Pesticides Safely

 
    Our Contributors

Dr Veena Aggarwal, Dr Arpan Gandhi, Dr Aru Handa, Dr Ashish Verma, Dr A K Gupta, Dr Brahm Vasudev, Dr GM Singh, Dr Jitendra Ingole, Dr Kaberi Banerjee (banerjee.kaberi@gmail.com), Dr Monica Vasudev, Dr MC Gupta, Dr Neelam Mohan (drneelam@yahoo.com), Dr Navin Dang, Dr Pawan Gupta(drpawangupta2006@yahoo.com), Dr Parveen Bhatia, (bhatiaglobal@gmail.com), Dr Prabha Sanghi, Dr Prachi Garg, Rajat Bhatnagar (http://www.isfdistribution.com), Dr. Rajiv Parakh, Dr Sudhir Gupta, Dr Usha K Baveja