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Intradermal Vaccination for CMAAO Countries

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
25th December 2019
Most vaccines are delivered by the intramuscular or subcutaneous routes. The intradermal route is only used for the administration of BCG and rabies vaccines. There is now a renewed interest in intradermal vaccine delivery because the dermis and epidermis of human skin... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Quality immunization and surveillance help stop polio outbreaks in three African countries: WHO

25th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Pediatrics
Three African countries have halted recent polio outbreaks which indicates that the disease can be stopped elsewhere in the region, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Kenya, Mozambique and Niger... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA approves new treatment for adults with migraine

25th December 2019 Neurology, Pharmacists
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Ubrelvy (ubrogepant) tablets for the acute (immediate) treatment of migraine with or without aura (a sensory phenomenon or visual disturbance) in adults....Read more »
Practice Updates

Nearly all U.S. kids eating added sugars before age two

25th December 2019Pharmacists, Pediatrics
Nearly 85% of toddlers and infants in the United States eat foods containing added sugars and artificial sweeteners on any given day, researchers say. Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 2011 through 2016,... Read more »

Vitamin D Needs Calcium to Help Lower Fracture Risk

25th December 2019Orthopedics, Pharmacists
Once regarded as a potent silver bullet for preventing fractures, vitamin D appears to need calcium to exert a preventive effect. Neither intermittent nor daily consumption of standard doses of vitamin D alone was associated with a reduced fracture risk,...Read more »  

Stiff Heart Seen as Marker of Future HFpEF

25th December 2019 Cardiology, Pathology & Lab Medicine
Asymptomatic individuals with the earliest structural changes in the heart were at high risk of progressing to heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), researchers found. Left ventricular (LV) myocardial stiffness was nearly... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is there a law for curbing noise pollution in hospitals?

25th December 2019
Yes. The Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 (hereinafter referred to as “Noise Rules, 2000) has been enacted and enforced in India with the object to regulate and control noise producing and generating sources with the objective of maintaining...Read more »

eMedi Humor

First day at School

25th December 2019
A school teacher injured his back and had to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body. It fit under his shirt and was not noticeable at all. On the first day of the term, still with the cast under his shirt, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in school...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Because of difficulties with hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis is initiated to treat a female client’s uremia. Which finding signals a significant problem during this procedure?

25th December 2019
a. Potassium level of 3.5 mEq/L
b. Hematocrit of 35% ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Diet and Aging: Gaining a Nutritional Edge

25th December 2019
Choose fruits and vegetables wisely
• Get at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
• When filling your plate with fruits and vegetables,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Merits & Demerits of Focused Living

25th December 2019
In the epic Mahabharata, Yudhishthir symbolizes a person who has learnt the art of being in balance in loss and gain and the one who practices righteous living. Arjuna symbolizes the quality to focus and the quality to see only the eyes of a fish...Read more »

Inspirational: Who you are speaks louder to me than anything you can say

25th December 2019
At the beginning of my 8:00 a.m. class one Monday at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), I cheerfully asked my students how their weekend had been. One young man said that his weekend had not been very good.... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Study reveals rising cases of serious harm to children involving strong pain killers

Washington D.C.(USA), Dec 22 (ANI) According to recent research in the US, the cases of poisoning among children due to high strength pain killer and their emergency admissions in hospitals have markedly gone up....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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