Dr k k Aggarwal

Unethical to involve doctors

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
22nd December 2019
Reproduced from: https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/panorama/unethical-to-involve-doctors-786769.html, Dec 18 2019 The time has come for us to hang the convicted in the Nirbhaya rape case. At this time, it is also important to discuss the involvement of doctors in the process.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Statement of the Twenty-Third IHR Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus

22nd December 2019 Business and Medicine, Pathology & Lab Medicine
The twenty-third meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 11 December 2019 at... Read more »
Practice Updates

First Ebola relapse recorded in Congo outbreak, WHO says

22nd December 2019 Business and Medicine, Pathology & Lab Medicine
Health officials in eastern Congo have documented the first relapse in the current Ebola epidemic, the World Health Organization said on Friday. The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has so far infected more than 3,300 people and killed more than 2,200...Read more »
Practice Updates

Antibiotics in infancy tied to allergies in childhood, new research suggests

22nd December 2019Pharmacists, Pediatrics
Antibiotics commonly prescribed to babies may lead to an increased risk of allergies later in childhood, possibly because the medications can affect an infant's gut bacteria, according to a new research paper.... Read more »

ADA Advises Wider Use of Newer Glucose-Lowering Drugs

22nd December 2019 Business and Medicine, Pediatrics
For 2020, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is making two paradigm-shifting recommendations to expand the use of newer glucose-lowering drugs in patients with type 2 diabetes. ADA is now advising clinicians to consider prescribing...Read more »

Midlife Obesity, Not Diet or Inactivity, Linked to Long-term Dementia Risk

22nd December 2019 Pharmacists, Neurology
Midlife obesity, but not poor diet and/or lack of exercise, is linked to a significantly increased risk for dementia later in life, in novel findings that challenge previous research. A large prospective study of more than 1 million women... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can the consent for stenting be taken from the non-spouse relatives of the patient?

22nd December 2019
No, consent for stenting cannot be taken from the non-spouse accompanying relatives of the patient, unless the patient is minor, mentally challenged or incapacitated. The MCI Code of Ethics Regulation, 2002 state:...Read more »

eMedi Humor

The Anesthesiologist

22nd December 2019
Jill received a bill from the hospital for her recent surgery, and was astonished to see a $900 fee for the anesthesiologist. She called his office to demand an explanation.
"Is this some kind of mistake?" Jill asked when she got the doctor on the phone....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The cells belonging to the following type of epithelium are provided with extra reserve of cell membrane:

22nd December 2019
1. Transitional
2. Stratified squamous
3. Stratified cuboidal....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Women above 65 to take extra care of their health

22nd December 2019
• Women aged 65 and above should take low-dose aspirin routinely to prevent heart attack and paralysis.
• All women are urged to exercise a minimum of 30 minutes per day,... Read more »

eSpiritual: You Cannot Serve Two Masters (God and Wealth)

22nd December 2019
This is true for both your internal spiritual journey as well as the external social journey in life. Wealth is an indicator of greed, which is one of the five known obstacles to the pathway of self-realization....Read more »

Inspirational: The Gift from God

22nd December 2019
It was a warm summer day when God placed it in her hands. She trembled with emotion as she saw how fragile it appeared. This was a very special gift that God was entrusting to her. A gift that would one day belong to the world. Until then,... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Apollo Hospitals launch the first dedicated robot-assisted cardiac surgery unit

A milestone in the history of cardiovascular surgery in the country, the robot-assisted cardiac surgery unit will offer patients treatment for complex cardiac disease with robotic-assisted minimally invasive cardiac surgery....Read more »


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Asthma and the Risk of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease.

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Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

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