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Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee
Dr KK Aggarwal
President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist and Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy; Hony Director IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08–09); Hony Finance Secretary National IMA (07–08); Chairman IMA Academy of Medical Specialties (06–07); President Delhi Medical Association (05–06), President IMA New Delhi Branch (94–95, 02–04); Editor in Chief IJCP Group of Publications & Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR

 

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  Editorial …

25th September 2011, Sunday

Platelets revisited

  1. The normal platelet count in adults ranges from 150,000 to 450,000/microL.
  2. The mean value in males is 237,000/microL.
  3. The mean value in females is 266,000/microL.
  4. Thrombocytopenia or low platelet count is defined as a platelet count less than 150,000/microL.
  5. About 2.5 percent of the normal population has platelet count lower than 150,000 /microl (as a normal variant).
  6. A recent fall in the platelet count by one–half is abnormal even though it may still be in the normal range.
  7. Thrombocytopenia is not usually detected clinically until the platelet count has fallen to levels below 100,000/microL.
  8. Variation of the platelet count in a given individual is limited. Differences in the absolute platelet count greater than 70 to 90,000/microL will occur by chance less than one percent of the time.
  9. Surgical bleeding due solely to a reduction in the number of platelets does not generally occur until the platelet count is less than 50,000/microL, and clinical or spontaneous bleeding does not occur until the platelet count is less than 10,000 to 20,000/microL.
  10. Platelets survive in the circulation for 8 to 10 days, after which they are removed from the circulation by cells of the monocyte–macrophage system, as a result of programmed apoptosis.
  11. The youngest platelets in the circulation are larger and more hemostatically active. Thrombocytopenic patients, who do not have serious bleeding, suggest that the small numbers of young platelets in these patients are more hemostatically active than mixed age platelets in normal subjects.
  12. In dengue no transfusion is needed unless the count is lower than 2% of the baseline levels.
  13. Platelet count can be falsely low in a number of clinical situations:
    • If anticoagulation of the blood sample is inadequate, the resulting thrombin–induced platelet clumps can be counted as white cells by automated cell counters. The WBC count is rarely increased by more than 10 percent.
    • Approximately 0.1 percent of normal subjects have EDTA–dependent agglutinins which can lead to platelet clumping and spurious thrombocytopenia and spurious leukocytosis.
    • Pseudothrombocytopenia can also occur after the administration of the abciximab.
    • EDTA–induced platelet clumping can be diagnosed by examination of the peripheral smear. One should do a repeat count in a non–EDTA anticoagulant.
    • If platelet clumping is observed, the platelet count is repeated using heparin or sodium citrate as an anticoagulant. If citrate is used, one should remember to correct the platelet count for dilution caused by the amount of citrate solution used; no such correction is needed for heparin. Alternatively, one can use freshly–shed non–anticoagulated blood pipetted directly into platelet counting diluent fluid.
    • Patients with cirrhosis, portal hypertension, and spleen enlargement may have significant degrees of "apparent" thrombocytopenia (with or without low white cells and anemia), but rarely have clinical bleeding, since their total available platelet mass is usually normal.

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Harmony – An Inter School Health Festival at Perfect Health Mela

Purpose of this competition is not only to have a competition but to learn preventive strategies so that the children in future can become healthy adults.

 
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    National News

National Conference on Insight on Medico Legal Issues – For the First time any conference was posted live on Facebook & Twitter

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Nationwide drive to combat NCDs starts next April

NEW DELHI: India’s national programme to combat non–communicable diseases (NCDs) like cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), diabetes, stroke and cancer will be rolled out in the entire country by next April. Addressing the United Nations summit on NCDs in New York on Tuesday, Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said that screening of all adult males above 30 years of age and pregnant women of all age groups for diabetes and hypertension is underway in 100 identified districts across 21 states and urban slums in 33 cities. India aims to screen over 150 million people by next March under this pilot project, which is the largest such exercise attempted anywhere in the world. (Source: TOI, Sep 21, 2011)

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Moolchand Heart Hospital™ organizes Heart Awareness Week

To commemorate World Heart Day, Moolchand Heart Hospital™ is organizing a Heart Awareness Week. The free offerings at this Heart Awareness Week are: Consultation by senior cardiologist, ECG, ECHO, cholesterol test, blood sugar estimation, height, weight, BMI estimation, blood pressure and second opinion on possible procedure and surgeries. The tests available at the camp with upto 50% discount are: Lipid profile, TMT, Stress ECHO, Holter, Chest x–ray, ECHO colour Doppler and Lab packages. Angiography is being offered at a price of Rs. 6,999 only.

Heart Awareness Week Details
Date: September 23, 2011
Timing: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon Venue: Indian Meteorological Department, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 016

Date: September 24–25, 2011
Timing: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm: Venue: Moolchand Auditorium

Date: September 26, 2011
Timing: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, Venue: Acharya Sushil Ashram, C–599, Defence Colony, RWA, New Delhi–110 024

Date: September 29, 2011
Timing: 10:30 am to 03:00 pm, Venue: Dilli Haat, opposite INA Market, Kidwai Nagar, New Delhi 110 024

For more information, please call Program Coordinator at + 91 99589 97293

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    International News

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Clinical Informatics is new subspecialty

The American Board of Medical Specialties will make clinical informatics a medical subspecialty, according to the American Medical Informatics Association. Informatics board certification will be based on "a rigorous set of core competencies," the AMIA said in a statement. The AMIA said the first board exam will take place in the fall of 2012, with certificates awarded early in 2013. AMIA, which has about 4,000 members, will offer online and in–person preparatory courses for the board exam beginning next spring. Physicians specializing in clinical informatics will assess the information needs of providers and patients, implement clinical decision–support systems, and "lead or participate in the procurement, customization, development, implementation, management, evaluation, and continuous improvement of clinical information systems, such as electronic health records and order–entry systems," according to AMIA. (Source: Medpage Today)

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ICAAC: For primary candidemia, yank the central line fast

In most patients with bloodstream Candida infections, removing central venous catheters within 48 hours slashed the death rate by more than 90%, according to a prospective study reported here. But for the minority of patients whose infections did not originate in the central line, yanking it did not affect mortality, said Jose Garnacho–Montero, MD, PhD, of Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville, Spain. (Source: Medpage Today)

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HBPR: MRI may link skin salt to hypertension

Move over kidneys, brain, and blood vessels because there may be a new organ involved in hypertension control – the skin. Not only does the skin store sodium that is possibly related to hypertension, but the amount of sodium can be assessed with an MRI scan, Peter Linz, PhD, from Friedrich–Alexander–University in Erlangen, Germany, and colleagues found. (Source: Medpage Today)

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  Fitness Update

(Contributed by Rajat Bhatnagar, International Sports & Fitness Distribution, LLC, http://www.isfdistribution.com)

Loss of key estrogen regulator may lead to metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis

UCLA researchers demonstrated that loss of a key protein that regulates estrogen and immune activity in the body could lead to aspects of metabolic syndrome, a combination of conditions that can cause type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis and cancer. Called estrogen receptor alpha, this protein is critical in regulating immune system activity such as helping cells suppress inflammation and gobble–up debris.

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    Dr KK Answers

(Dr KK Aggarwal, Group Editor in Chief, IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinews)

Which patients are at high risk for getting heart attack after sex?

  1. Patients with unstable or refractory angina
  2. Uncontrolled hypertension
  3. New York Heart Association class III or IV heart failure
  4. A heart attack within the past two weeks
  5. High–risk irregular heart rhythms
  6. Patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  7. Patients with moderate–to–severe valvular disease, particularly aortic stenosis

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    Spiritual Update

Dr KK formula of 80 for living up to 80 without a heart attack

To live above the age of 80 without a heart attack, one need to have ideal health parameters and life style and both can be remembered with the formula of eighty.

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    Legal Question of the Day

(Contributed by Dr MC Gupta, Advocate)

Please answer the following queries about post-MBBS certificate/diploma courses offered by IGNOU and other universities:

  • Is MCI recognition/approval not necessary for courses offered by IGNOU/other universities?
  • Are such courses valid for practice?

Ans.

  1. MCI deals only with degree and diploma courses. It does not deal with certificate courses.
  2. No university needs any approval from the MCI for starting a certificate or diploma course. If the university offers the course and the students join it on their own without any false assurance, there can be no objection to it unless some law is violated. It is a sort of contract between the student and the university. The two are free to enter into a contract.
  3. If a university wants its course to be recognized by the MCI, it would make a specific request which may be granted or refused as per rules. Refusal does not mean that the university is doing some illegality by offering the course or the students are doing something wrong by joining the course.
  4. A person who has undergone such a course, say a course in rural surgery or cardiology offered by the IGNOU, can do two things:
    • He may hold out in his letterhead, prescription slip etc. as: Dr. ABC, Cardiologist. This would be violative of MCI Regulations, 2002.
    • He may hold out in his letterhead, prescription slip etc. as: Dr. ABC, MBBS, Diploma in Cardiology (IGNOU). This would not violate any law.
  5. Such a person should practice cardiology only to the extent he has been trained and should not over–reach. It is not a crime for an MBBS to treat a patient of heart disease. He is expected to do so. If he has a Diploma in Cardiology from the IGNOU in addition, he is likely to do his expected job even better. The bottom line is that he should not start doing cardiac cath etc. on the basis of his IGNOU qualification since this would amount to over–reach. Whether he has committed a wrong would be decided by the court or the medical council depending upon where the complaint is lodged. If he has committed no negligence and has not openly held out as a cardiologist, he has nothing to be afraid of.

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    An Inspirational Story

(Dr Anil Kumar Jain)

Ferdu was a retired person. He retired from railways. He was a peon in railways. After retirement he opened a ‘khokha’ just opposite and a road across to my house. He used to sell pan,cigarettes and bidi there.

Ferdu told me that he was a lonely person. When he retired he had none of his relatives alive. So he used to come to the shop early in the morning and leave late in the evening. Nobody knew where he was residing.

He was very lean and thin, of about five feet in height and had a very dark complexion. His skin of face was full of wrinkles. There was not a single positive point in his personality. He was a very short tempered person and had no friends and only a few customers. He was a patient of asthma and a chain smoker of bidis. I always visited him at his shop and provided him some medicines for his asthma. In return he always paid me a very weak but wicked smile.

Some of the naughty boys of the colony almost daily used to come to his shop and used to say him ‘FUDDU’. And this altered name always irritated Ferdu and he always started shouting and abusing the boys. But as usual boys did not stop teasing him until Ferdu started throwing stones over them. Seeing his reaction, the boys laughed and clapped and enjoyed. The boys used to reappear again after a short time and again the whole episode was repeated. I saw this thing to happen again and again for so many years.

One day I heard that Ferdu was dead at that very shop. I went to the shop and certified that Ferdu was dead. I requested the crowd for the preparation of his funerals. But nobody gave ear to my request.

After a short period of time those naughty boys gathered at the scene. They all were sad and weeping a lot. They sat around the body of Ferdu and mourned his death. After some time they realized that Ferdu had no relatives and no other person was ready to arrange the funerals. So they took this responsibility. They inquired about the religion of Ferdu. But no one amongst the crowd knew the religion of Ferdu. The boys were Hindu so they decided to do the funerals as per Hindu religion. They contributed their Pocket money for this. Some persons also donated the money. Boys did all the arrangements for funerals. They did this as his sons could do.

I was amazed to see this mysterious relation. This relation developed out of hatred of Ferdu with the boys and a play of teasing and applauding of boys with Ferdu. ‘O’ life how many colors you have?

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    Pediatric Update

(Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity)

How do we manage a case of chronic constipation in children?

The basic aim for treating such cases is cleaning of fecal retention, prevention of further retention and promotion of regular bowel habits. The general approach includes:

  • Disimpaction
  • Initiation of maintenance treatment with laxative
  • Dietary modification, toilet training, and close follow–up

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    Infertility Update

(Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Infertility and IVF Specialist)

Infertility Update: (Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Infertility and IVF Specialist)

Infertility is still an enigma to us. The most advanced technique gives a pregnancy rate of at best 50–60% per attempt. Definitely there is lot more to be understood. We are hosting a Conference on 8th – 9th of October at Le’ Meridian, New Delhi on Current Practices and Recent Advances in ART (CUPART 2011). We have invited a very respectable panel of International and National faculty whose experiences will be a wealth of knowledge to us.

Under the aegis on AOGD

Organizing Chairperson – Dr Kaberi Banerjee

Day – 1 Interesting Highlights

Panel Discussion 1 – Obstetric Outcome in ART Pregnancies


This interesting panel discussion will cover all aspects relevant to ART pregnancies. This would include miscarriages, multiple pregnancies, congenital malformations, fetal reductions and pre term deliveries.

Panelists: Anita Kaul, New Delhi, Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar, Kolkata, Nandita Dimri, New Delhi, Ashutosh Gupta, New Delhi, Jaishree Sundar, New Delhi, Kiran Guleria, New Delhi

Inauguration & Welcome Address by Chief ICMR New Delhi at 7.00pm followed by Shaan – e– Hindustan – Sufi Night with Adil Hussaini, Hyderabad & Fellowship Dinner

For Registration Please Contact: E –23 Ayurvigyan Nagar New Delhi – 110049

For details contact +91 9871250235

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    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Serum calcium

Hypercalcemia (or high serum calcium level) is seen in

  • Malignant neoplasms (with or without bone involvement)
  • Primary and tertiary hyperparathyroidism
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Vitamin D intoxication
  • Milk–alkali syndrome
  • Paget’s disease of bone (with immobilization)
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Acromegaly
  • Diuretic phase of renal acute tubular necrosis
  • Drugs: alkaline antacids, DES, diuretics (chronic administration), estrogens (incl. oral contraceptives) and progesterone

For given total calcium level, acidosis increases the physiologically active ionized form of calcium. Prolonged tourniquet pressure during venipuncture may spuriously increase total calcium.

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    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient of asthma was put on tiotropium.
Dr. Bad: Stop it.
Dr. Good: Continue it.
Lesson: The addition on tiotropium to low–dose, inhaled steroids has been shown to improve asthma control in many studies.

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Make Sure

Situation: A patient after sublingual nitrate developed fainting attack.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was the systolic murmur missed on auscultation?
Lesson: Make sure that patient with left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction are not given sublingual nitrates.

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  Rabies Update

(Dr. AK Gupta, Author of "RABIES – the worst death")

What is the criterion for "protection" after immunization?

The criterion for protection after immunization is that the rabies virus neutralizing antibody (RVNA) titer of ≥ 0.5 IU/ml of serum in the vaccinated person is considered protective. The facility for this test is available at NICD, Delhi, CRI, Kasauli, Pasteur institute, Coonnor, NIV, Pune and NIMHANS, Bangalore. Lab technicians, researchers and other persons working in environments where they may be frequently subjected to high doses of virulent rabies virus, must receive one routine booster dose of cell–culture vaccine should their titer fall below 0.5 IU/ml.

Is there a one–shot ARV? Is there any ARV that offers lifelong protection?

There is no single dose vaccine or a vaccine that gives lifelong immunity.

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  Quote of the Day

(Dr GM Singh)

Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize. Elizabeth Harrison

 
  IDIOMS

In the Heat of the Moment: Overwhelmed by what is happening in the moment.

 
  Sri Chanakya Niti–Sastra: The Political Ethics of Chanakya Pandit

(Dr Anupam Sethi Malhotra)

One should save his money against hard times, save his wife at the sacrifice of his riches, but invariably one should save his soul even at the sacrifice of his wife and riches.

 
    Medicolegal Update

(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Additional Prof, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS)

Suicide by motor vehicle and fake vehicular Accidents to conceal crime

The one–vehicle car crash creates a special problem in the classification of death because the law states that suicidal intent must be proven. Reasons for this legal mandate relate to other legal issues, insurance claims, family concerns, and the stigma attached to suicide.

  • Some vehicular accidents are suicidal in nature and most victims are drivers of the vehicle.
  • Suspicion may arise from the circumstances preceding the accident, e.g. family quarrel, financial crisis, threats of suicide, history of depression, suicidal notes, etc.
  • The characteristic of a suicidal death by a driver is a head–on collision with a road side object, pole or bridge support at a high rate of speed, without evidence of an effort to apply brakes or to evade striking the object.
  • The accelerator pedal imprint is an additional evidence of the deliberate nature of the crash. Rarely, premeditated homicide may be disguised an accident. Suspicion should arise when the accident cannot be reconstructed.
  • It is very rare a person may be killed by other means and the body placed in a vehicle is pushed off the road to make the scene look like an accident. In such a case careful examination of all the injuries is necessary. Sometimes a murder victim is burnt in a vehicle to conceal the crime. Sometimes putrefaction indicates the body to have been dead prior to the fire.
  • The number of vehicular deaths recorded in the United States total 48,800, 46,620, 43,980, and 41,040 for 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992, respectively. It is observed by analysts of fatal accidents that many of the deaths attributed to vehicle car accidents, especially single–vehicle car, may result from suicidal intent. However, the information necessary to conclude that the driver's intent was to terminate his/her life is generally unavailable.

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    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

For children with β–thalassemia, the transplant outcome is likely to be best in which subgroup?

a. Hepatomegaly
b. Liver fibrosis
c. Inadequate iron chelation
d. Absence of above factors

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: o2ne

Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Two in one

Correct answers received from: YJ Vasavada, Dr KV Sarma, Dr Bharat Bhushan Aggarwal, Dr Prabha Luhadia, Dr HL Kapoor, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr Neelam Nath, Dr Anil Bairaria, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay.

Answer for 23rd September Mind Teaser: c. CD15(+), CD 30(+), CD45(–)
Correct answers received from: Dinesh Yadav, Dr Gunjesh kumar, Dr Anupama, Dr Shrish, Dr Jai,
Dr Deepesh, Dr Karan.

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

 
    Laugh a While

(Dr GM Singh)

New Accountant
Fresh out of business school, the young man answered a want ad for an accountant. Now he was being interviewed by a very nervous man who ran a small business that he had started himself.

"I need someone with an accounting degree," the man said. "But mainly, I'm looking for someone to do my worrying for me." "Excuse me?" the accountant said.

"I worry about a lot of things," the man said. "But I don’t want to have to worry about money. Your job will be to take all the money worries off my back." "I see," the accountant said. "And how much does the job pay?"

"I’ll start you at eighty thousand." "Eighty thousand dollars!" the accountant exclaimed. "How can such a small business afford a sum like that?" "That," the owner said, "is your first worry."

 
    Drug Update

List of Approved Drug From 01–01–2011 to 30–06–2011

Drug Name

Indication

DCI Approval Date

Cefpodoxime IP 100mg/200mg + Ofloxacin IP 100mg/200mg Tablets

For the treatment of lower and upper respiratory tract infection and typhoid fever in adults only

16.04.11

 
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Navratre: Time to eat buck wheat flour

Navratre is the time to omit wheat flour from the diet and substitute it with buckwheat flour or kuttu ka aata said Padmashri and Dr B C Roy national Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal President Heart care Foundation of India and MTNL Perfect Health Mela. It’s not a cereal but a classified under fruit and hence a good substitute for a Navratre fasts where cereals are prohibited.

  1. The flour is extremely high in protein and is a wonderful substitute for those who are allergic to gluten (found in wheat).
  2. It’s good for patients with celiac disease as it is gluten free.
  3. It contains phytonutrient rutin, which lowers cholesterol and blood pressure.
  4. It is rich in magnesium, vitamin B, iron, calcium, folate, zinc, copper, manganese and phosphorus.
  5. As the buckwheat hulls are hard to chew, traditionally they are soaked for about six hours and then cooked so as to make them softer and easily digestible.
  6. It also contains Alpha Linolenic Acid which is helpful in promoting HDL cholesterol ("good" cholesterol) and controlling LDL cholesterol ("bad" cholesterol).
  7. It is a good source of insoluble fibre and prevents occurrences of gall–bladder stones. According to the American Journal of Gastroenterology, a 5% increase in the insoluble fiber intake results in a 10% reduced risk of gall–bladder stones.
  8. Kuttu is 75% of complex carbohydrates and 25% of high quality protein which makes it an ideal food for weight loss.
  9. The flour is gluten–free and hence potato is used to bind the flour together.
  10. The flour has a different taste
  11. Pooris made of this flour are crunchier than the normal wheat flour pooris.
  12. One should not make pooris with hydrogenated oils or vanaspati as it will take away all the medical benefits of buckwheat flour.
  13. Buckwheat flour however is subjected to adulteration.
  14. Mixtures of rye flour, Indian corn flour, wheat flour, and other ground cereals are often used as a substitute for buckwheat.
  15. Being high in fiber and with low glycemic index it is good substitute for diabetic patients. The glycemic Index for buck wheat is 47. Low GI foods have a GI value less than 55; medium GI foods have a GI value between 55 and 69 and high GI foods have GI value greater than 70.
  16. The chiro–inositol present in the buckwheat has been identified as responsible for the diabetes preventing component.
  17. Asthma symptoms can occur in sensitized children when food allergens such as buckwheat are cooked in a confined area. Both acute and late–phase respiratory symptoms are seen.
  18. In the place of puri or pakodas (fried items) made from kuttu atta (buckwheat flour), one must go for kuttu ki roti.
  19. One can also prepare some idli from the kuttu atta (buckwheat flour) and dosa from the samak rice. (a type of fruit)
  20. Left over flour of last year can cause food poisoning.

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    Forthcoming Events

International Heart Protection Summit (IHPS–2011)

Organized by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Govt. of India & ASSOCHAM September 28th, 2011 at Hotel Ashok, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
President: Dr. H.K. Chopra, Intl. President: Dr. Navin C. Nanda, Scientific Chairman: Dr. S.K. Parashar, Org. Secretary: Dr. O.S. Tyagi,
For Registration & Details: Contact – Mob. 9971622546, 8010222883,
E–mail: agnideep.mukherjee@assocham.com; sandeep.kochhar@assocham.com,
Website:www.assocham.org/ihps2011

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18th MTNL Perfect Health Mela

Date: 14th–18th October
Different locations in Delhi
19th–23rd October
Venue: NDMC Ground, Opp. Indira Nari Niketan Working Girls Hostel
Near Philanji Village, Laxmibai Nagar, New Delhi
Theme: Science Behind Rituals

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