Dr k k Aggarwal

Coronavirus: Will it be declared as International Public Health Emergency by WHO?

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
24th January 2020
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said physicians need more information. His committee, who held an emergency meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, was set to meet again on Thursday. The coronavirus has killed at least 17 people and sickened hundreds of others in China.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Guided self-help intervention reduces refugees’ psychological distress and improves wellbeing in humanitarian crises

24th January 2020Obstetrics and GynaecologyPsychiatry
A guided self-help approach that provides strategies for managing distress and coping with adversity is safe, and resulted in meaningful improvements in psychological distress and functioning compared to enhanced usual care over three months... Read more »
Practice Updates

China's Wuhan shuts down transport as global alarm mounts over virus spread

24th January 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Deaths from China’s new flu-like virus rose to 17 on Wednesday, with more than 540 cases confirmed, leading the city at the center of the outbreak to close transportation networks and urge citizens not to leave as fears rose of the contagion spreading....Read more »
Practice Updates

New survey reveals secret to longevity; healthiest and unhealthiest cities in India

24th January 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
Chandigarh has been found to be the healthiest city in India, while Kolkata scored the lowest, as per GOQii India Fit Report 2020. The preventive healthcare platform conducted a year-long study of about five million people to get an overview... Read more »

Coconut Oil Consumption Linked to Increased LDL

24th January 2020 Cardiology Pharmacists
Combining the findings from 16 published studies, investigators found that use of coconut oil was associated with increases in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and total cholesterol levels, potentially placing people at higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD)....Read more »  

Latent CMV Protects Bone in RA

24th January 2020 Orthopedics Pharmacists
Fewer patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who were seropositive for cytomegalovirus (CMV) had bone erosion progression at 1 year, French researchers reported. In a large cohort of RA patients, a change from baseline of at least 1 unit... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Should difference of opinion after consultation be conveyed to the patient?

24th January 2020
Regulation 3.4 of the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations “Statement to Patient after Consultation” has clarified this as below: “3.4.1 All statements to the patient or his representatives should take place in the presence of the consulting physicians, except as otherwise agreed....Read more »

eMedi Humor

Coffee Dilemma

24th January 2020
A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning. The wife said, "You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don’t have to wait as long to get our coffee"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Atropine is contraindicated in all but one of the following client?

24th January 2020
a. A client with high blood pressure
b. A client with bowel obstruction
c. A client with glaucoma ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips to avoid Smartphone addiction in children.

24th January 2020
• Interact with them: Instead of giving them a phone to keep them busy, spend some time interacting with them and talking to them. This will eliminate the need for a device.
• Put computers or TVs in shared spaces:... Read more »

eSpiritual: Always respect viewpoints of others

24th January 2020
It is an old saying that one is proud of his or her own intelligence and somebody else’s partner and wealth. Most disputes occur when there is ego clash and that occurs when you want your point to be noticed by everybody....Read more »

Inspirational: Temper Control

24th January 2020
There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Doctors come up with new surgical procedure to fix broken ribs faster

By pulling the muscles aside, instead of cutting through them, surgeons are able to access the chest wall and ribs less invasively. Washington D.C: Rib fractures can be problematic because unlike a snapped limb,...Read more »


From Other Newsletter



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 »


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 »


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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