Dr k k Aggarwal

Minimizing Hypoglycemia in Diabetes

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
24th December 2019
The US Department of Health and Human Services has identified hypoglycemia as one of the top three preventable and measurable adverse drug events in a recent article published in the December 11 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Pan American Health Organization and Airbnb Announce Collaboration

24th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Public Health
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Airbnb have agreed to collaborate on providing food safety information to the public, using educational materials to promote prevention of foodborne diseases and reduction of food safety risks.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Number of older people diagnosed with malnutrition trebles in a decade

24th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Public Health
The number of older people diagnosed with malnutrition has more than trebled to almost 500,000 in the past decade, according to research. More than 1 million people aged 60 and over – one in 10 – are either malnourished or at risk of malnutrition,...Read more »
Practice Updates

ICMR to bring norms on stem cell research and banking by Jan-end

24th December 2019Pharmacists, Internal Medicine
NEW DELHI: The government’s apex research body, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), plans to bring in regulations for stem cell therapy and banking to prevent misuse and have standards laid out for research, clinical use and storage.... Read more »

Exercise Training Improves Skeletal-Muscle Microvasculature in Sickle-Cell Disease

24th December 2019Orthopedics, Pharmacists
An eight-week endurance exercise program improves skeletal-muscle microvasculature in adults with sickle-cell disease (SCD), researchers from France report. Investigators in the EXDRE collaborative study group...Read more »  

Taking Antioxidants During Chemo Has Negative Effects

24th December 2019 Oncology, Radiology
Taking supplements while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer may not be such a good idea. A small study found that patients who took antioxidants, iron, vitamin B12, and/or omega-3 fatty acid supplements had worse outcomes than patients who did not.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it obligatory for hospitals to provide copy of the case record to patient or his legal representative?

24th December 2019
Yes, it is obligatory for doctors, hospitals to provide the copy of the case record or medical record to the patient or his legal representative. The Medical Council of India has imposed an obligation on doctors as per the Indian Medical Council...Read more »

eMedi Humor


24th December 2019
One day there is a couple of kids in a psychology class. The teacher stands up and says to the class “stand up if u think you’re stupid!” after about 5 minutes Little Johnny stood up and the teacher says “do you think you’re stupid Johnny?”...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

High resolution computed tomography of the chest is the ideal modality for evaluating:

24th December 2019
1. Pleural effusion.
2. Interstitial lung disease.
3. Lung mass...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Natural fast food is good for health

24th December 2019
Natural fast food includes fruits, vegetables, milk products, sprouts and sattu. On the contrary, unnatural fast food, also called as junk food, is bad for heart health as it includes items like refined ‘bad’ carbohydrates and either animal ‘bad’ fat or... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do We Worship the Tulsi Plant?

24th December 2019
Yanmule sarvatirhaani
Yannagre sarvadevataa
Yanmadhye sarvavedaascha...Read more »

Inspirational: God will never take away something without giving you something better in its place.

24th December 2019
The cheerful little girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them, a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box. "Oh mommy please, Mommy. Can I have them? Please, Mommy, please?" ... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

'Tumor-on-a-chip' to revolutionize cancer drug testing

Touted as 'tumour-on-a-chip', this piece of equipment opens up new possibilities for testing several potential cancer-fighting drugs with greater accuracy and ease. Kyoto (JAPAN): Researchers from Kyoto University, Japan have created...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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