Dr k k Aggarwal

Two drugs better than one in severe flu: Time for CMAAO countries to use Favipiavir

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
23rd December 2019
The addition of the drug Favipiavir effective in the treatment of Ebola and Nipah. Favipiavir in the treatment of severe influenza virus infections can save lives. Its time for the DCGI to approve this drug and Indian Pharma companies to launch it in India and neighboring countries.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

PAHO/WHO urges southern hemisphere countries to prepare for heatwaves

23rd December 2019 Business and Medicine, Public Health
In view of the heatwaves that affected Australia, Canada, the United States, Europe, India, Pakistan and Japan in 2019, and predictions that this phenomenon will hit various parts of South America, the Pan American Health Organization and the... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA approves new treatment option for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer who have progressed on available therapies

23rd December 2019 Pharmacists, Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to Enhertu (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) for the treatment of adults with unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer who have received two or more...Read more »
Practice Updates

CDC Releases First National Estimates on Diabetes within Hispanic and Asian Populations in the US

23rd December 2019 Pharmacists, Pathology & Lab Medicine
In a study published in JAMA, CDC researchers examined the percentage of people living with diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in Hispanic and non-Hispanic Asian subpopulations. The data fill a national surveillance gap... Read more »

Sugar and white bread tied to older women's insomnia

23rd December 2019Pharmacists, Neurology
Older women who eat lots of sweets and processed grains may be more likely to suffer from insomnia than their counterparts who don’t consume much of these foods, a U.S. study suggests. Women with the highest dietary glycemic index scores...Read more »

Flu Patients Get Better Sooner With Oseltamivir, Pragmatic Trial Shows

23rd December 2019 Pharmacists, Pathology & Lab Medicine
A study from Europe provides estimates of the likely benefits of adding oseltamivir to usual care for patients with influenza-like illness. According to the study, patients who take oseltamivir recover one day sooner on average than those... Read more »

Fall Risk Reduced in Older Adults With Exercise

23rd December 2019 Pharmacists, Orthopedics
Older adults who exercise may reduce their risk of falls by more than a third compared to sedentary peers, suggests a research review. For the current analysis, researchers examined data from 59 trials with a total of almost 13,000 participants.... Read more »

Tivozanib Prolongs PFS in Refractory Kidney Cancer

23rd December 2019 Pharmacists, Pathology & Lab Medicine
In patients with refractory renal cell carcinoma (RCC), third- or fourth-line tivozanib improved progression-free survival and was better tolerated than sorafenib, a pivotal study shows. The open-label randomized controlled... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What situations can be described as professional misconduct?

23rd December 2019
The MCI has enlisted 22 situations of professional misconduct.
1. Violation of any MCI regulation
2. Not maintaining indoor medical records...Read more »

eMedi Humor


23rd December 2019
The man passed out in a dead faint as he came out of his front door onto the porch. Someone called 911. When the paramedics arrived, they helped him regain consciousness and asked if he knew what caused him to faint. ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A lesion of ventrolateral part of spinal cord will lead to loss (below the level of lesion) of:

23rd December 2019
1. Pain sensation on the ipsilateral side.
2. Proprioception on the contralateral side.
3. Pain sensation on the contralateral side....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Difference between fog and smog

23rd December 2019
Whenever the humidity is high, air movement is less and the temperature is low, fog is the automatic result. It reduces visibility and more accidents are reported on the roads, including delay in both railway and airlines services.... Read more »

eSpiritual: What is charity?

23rd December 2019
Some time back, after returning from a free health check-up camp, I met a Professor of Cardiology from Lucknow and started boasting that I saw 100 patients free today. He said do not get excited. Charity is positive, but still not the absolute positive,....Read more »

Inspirational: The Cross Room

23rd December 2019
The young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer. "Lord, I can't go on," he said. "I have too heavy a cross to bear." The Lord replied, "My son, if you can't bear its weight, just place your cross inside this room.... Read more »


From Other Newsletter



Yoga for Improving Functional Fitness Outcomes in Older Adults

It is well known that aging is associated with an increase in functional limitations, loss of independence, and reduced quality of life. Physical activity-based interventions have long been studied for their ability to improve these functions in older adults.... Read more »


Asthma and the Risk of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease.

Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and pneumonia are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally, and asthma is the most common chronic disease in children. A new study published in Pediatrics evaluated the risk of IPD...Read more »


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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