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Dr k k Aggarwal

New China coronavirus can spread between humans

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
22nd January 2020
Multispeciality
A new Corona virus that has killed at least three people and sickened more than 200 in China, can be transmitted between humans, as per Chinese government, fueling fears about the possibility of a deadly epidemic as millions prepare to travel for the Lunar New Year holiday.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Ahead of Budget, all eyes on allocation to fund costly immunization vaccine

22nd January 2020PharmacistsPathology & Lab Medicine
As the Union Budget approaches, and there are whispers of fund cuts for some departments, all eyes will be on allocations for the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP), which is looking at a nationwide rollout of the costliest vaccine in the government programme till date.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Smoking greatly increases risk of complications after surgery

22nd January 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Public Health
Tobacco smokers are at significantly higher risk than non-smokers for post-surgical complications including impaired heart and lung functions, infections and delayed or impaired wound healing. But new evidence reveals that smokers who quit approximately 4 weeks or more...Read more »
Important
Practice Updates

Your waist size may be more important than weight for multiple heart attack risk

22nd January 2020 Cardiology Diabetes and Endocrinology
Heart attack survivors who carry extra weight around their belly are at greater risk of another heart attack, new research has found, another reason why measuring your waist may be more important than stepping on the scale.... Read more »

Novel Approach Shows Early Promise in Boosting Memory in Alzheimer's

22nd January 2020Psychiatry Neurology
Very early research suggests a novel, noninvasive brain stimulation technique guided by ultrasound may improve memory in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Investigators found that ultrasound-guided transcranial pulse stimulation (TPS) administered to a small number of patients...Read more »  

Elevated Testosterone May Lower Asthma Risk in Women

22nd January 2020 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Allergy & Immunology
Elevated levels of serum testosterone appeared to be significantly associated with a reduced risk for asthma in women, and obesity modifies this risk, researchers reported. Findings from the first population-based study of its kind suggest that sex hormones play a key role... Read more »
 

Medicolegal Corner

Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?

22nd January 2020
Yes, it is mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the payment receipt/money receipt issued by him to his/her patients....Read more »

eMedi Humor

Peanuts

22nd January 2020
A doctor worked at a mental hospital. He wanted to take some patients to a ballgame, worked months to get them to follow simple commands, and finally decided they were ready. When the star spangled banner played he said: "Stand up nuts" and they stood. When it was over he said:...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

What would be the MOST therapeutic nursing action when a client’s expressive aphasia is severe?

22nd January 2020
A. Anticipate the client wishes so she will not need to talk
B. Communicate by means of questions that can be answered by the client shaking the head...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Very low-calorie diet mimics benefits of bariatric surgery

22nd January 2020
Marked improvement in blood sugar control occurs in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus shortly after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (RYGB) and before there is major weight loss. A study determined whether the magnitude of this change... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Consciousness

22nd January 2020
• Energy is the raw material of the universe.
• Information is the organization of energy into reproducible patterns.
• Consciousness is living information and energy...Read more »

Inspirational: The Obstacle in Our Path

22nd January 2020
In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Nudging India Towards Better Health: Incorporating Behavioural Economics Into Healthcare

Given India’s dismal track record in enabling access to high quality healthcare (we rank 145 out of 190 countries which puts us below both Bangladesh and Bhutan), the government’s recent push for universal coverage...Read more »
 

Medbytes

From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Yoga and Ayurveda for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a genetic X chromosome-linked disorder, is marked by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. Presently, no cure exists for this condition. Medical and rehabilitative therapy for genetic defects may help maintain function and provide some comfort.... Read more »

Allergy-and-Immunology

Individual Characteristics and Blood Eosinophil Counts in Adults with Asthma or COPD.

Elevated blood eosinophil (bEOS) counts are markers of inflammation associated with poorer outcomes in individuals with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A new study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology aimed to determine the association...Read more »

Dermatology

Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »
 

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