Dr k k Aggarwal

Let’s Be Self-reliant

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
24th February 2020
Reproduced from: https://www.indialegallive.com/analysis/lets-be-self-reliant-87760, published February 8, 2020
China supplies 70 percent of bulk drugs and raw materials for medicines in India. With the epidemic now hitting the antibiotic and vitamin industry, India should think of manufacturing these The recent coronavirus outbreak and the resultant lockdown in China could affect Indian industry, especially pharma.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

First Hong Kong police officer infected by novel coronavirus

24th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A Hong Kong police officer has been confirmed to have the novel coronavirus infection, authorities said on Friday. Dozens of other officers have been quarantined over concerns of contagion. The 48-year-old police officer had attended a banquet that had 59 other officers, in the city’s western district,... Read more »
Practice Updates

11 Americans at Omaha facility test positive for coronavirus

24th February 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Most of the Americans being monitored at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for coronavirus infection after being evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the virus, said the hospital. UMNC said in a statement that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed the Nebraska...Read more »
Practice Updates

Eating fruits, vegetables tied to decrease in menopause symptoms

24th February 2020 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Pharmacists
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can potentially decrease various menopause symptoms, suggested a new study. Assessing previous studies, scientists noted that the consumption of fruits or a Mediterranean-style diet, characterized by a high content of vegetables, fruits, cereals, and nuts, is linked to fewer menopause... Read more »

Severe Infection Linked with Substance-induced Psychosis

24th February 2020Pharmacists Gastroenterology
A new research has found a link between severe infection and an increased risk of substance-induced psychosis and later conversion to schizophrenia. The large, population-based study revealed that any infection was associated with a 30% increased risk for substance-induced psychosis...Read more »

FDA Approves Weekly Contraceptive Patch

24th February 2020 Internal Medicine Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol transdermal system as a contraceptive method in women with body mass index (BMI) < 30 kg/m2 for whom a combined hormonal contraceptive is suitable. The contraceptive patch can be applied weekly to the abdomen,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

A patient’s blood pressure values as reported by one doctor were higher than those recorded by another doctor. How does one defend?

24th February 2020
The onus to prove negligence is on the complainant and not the doctor. The complainant has to make an allegation supported by evidence. Mere allegation has no value. It is for the complainant to produce expert opinion that the first reading was wrong and that the second reading was right...Read more »

eMedi Humor


24th February 2020
A baseball club is among the features of a boys’ organization connected with a prominent church. The team was challenged by a rival club. The pastor gave a special contribution of five dollars to the captain, and stated that the money should be used to buy bats, balls, gloves, or anything else that might help to win the game...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is recommended in pregnant women with a history of travel to an area with an ongoing Zika virus outbreak?

24th February 2020
a. Agglutination testing of maternal serum b. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) screening of maternal serum c. Western blot testing of maternal serum...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: A mix of exercise protocol is better

24th February 2020
A combination of weight training and aerobic exercise is the best prescription for overweight patients at risk for diabetes and heart disease. Only aerobic exercise is also good as it reduces weight and inches off the waistline. Just weight lifting alone has very little benefit.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Types of Memory

24th February 2020
The easiest way to remember types of memory is by understanding the concept of Suno, Samjho, Jano and Karo (hearing, listening, knowledge and wisdom). Hearing is the shortest lasting memory. We hear and we forget is the rule....Read more »

Inspirational: Do not interfere in others’ business unless asked

24th February 2020
Most of us tend to create our own problems by interfering too often in the affairs of others. We do so because in a way we are convinced that our way is the best way, our logic is the perfect logic and those who do not conform to our thinking must be criticized and must be shown the right direction, i.e., our direction.... Read more »


Medical voice

How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  


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Curcumin for aging skeletal muscles

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Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....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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