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25th March, 2018
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Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

“Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved” said Mattie Stepanek.
The unity of lawyers, way back in 1990, made sure that Kiran Bedi, then the deputy commissioner of police for northern Delhi was transferred from her post.
Public unity saw the creation of Nirbhaya Fund by the Govt.
The unity of the ‘aam janta’ saw the emergence of Arvind Kejriwal as the Chief Minister of Delhi.

Such is the strength of unity.
A critical mass of only 1% of professionals is required to stand united and act the same way at the same time to make any nation-wide movement a success.
More than 25,000 doctors will gather today in Delhi for the Mahapanchayat at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, New Delhi between 10 am and 2pm, where they will deliberate on the various issues faced by the medical profession in the country..... read more

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Top News

‘Bold action’ needed to end TB, AIDS, says UN

Claiming more than 4,500 lives daily, tuberculosis (TB) continues to be the top infectious killer worldwide as well as the leading cause of death among people living with HIV. The UN has called on all partners to take unprecedented and bold action to advance efforts to end TB and AIDS by 2030..... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 24th March 2018

1. Your date with IMA today: Students Sansad at Indira Gandhi stadium 4PM onwards
2. IMA Maha Panchayat tomorrow at 10 am – 2 PM Indira Gandhi stadium
3. Antibiotics differ from almost every other class of drugs in one important and dangerous way: the more they are used, the less effective they become.... read more

Practice Updates

Exposure to loud noise at workplace increases BP and cholesterol

According to a study published March 14, 2018 in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, occupational noise exposure is associated with hypertension, elevated cholesterol and hearing difficulty. Hence, it is important to reduce workplace noise levels..... read more

Depression increases risk of atrial fibrillation

Depression may increase the risk for atrial fibrillation, which increases the risk of stroke, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2018 at New Orleans..... read more

ESC syncope guidelines recommend filming the attack and recovery to improve diagnosis

Guidelines on syncope from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) have been published March 19, 2018 in the European Heart Journal. The guidelines recommend a new algorithm for emergency department (ED) to stratify patients and discharge those at low risk. Patients at intermediate or high risk should receive diagnostic tests in the emergency department or an outpatient syncope clinic.... read more

Poor dental health may herald risk of diabetes

Poor dental health may be a sign of increased risk for diabetes, according to a study presented March 19, at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Illinois. A progressive increase in the number of patients with missing teeth was observed as glucose tolerance declined,.... read more

FDA expands use of Tasigna for Ph+ chronic myeloid leukemia in children

The FDA has expanded the use of nilotinib (Tasigna) to treat children aged one year or older, with Philadelphia chromosome–positive (Ph+) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in chronic phase in both the first- and second-line settings..... read more

Older adults who walk slowly are more prone to dementia

Older adults with slower walking speeds, and those who experienced a greater decline in their walking speed over time, were at increased risk for dementia independent of changes in cognition, according to results of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society...... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: An Office Boy
Inspirational Story 2: The Black Dot
Synthetic steroidal androgens can cause liver damage
Anabolic steroids can also lead to other associated complications over time
New Delhi, 24th March 2018:In a Merck-IJCP symposium organized in Delhi, it was discussed that dietary supplements containing 17-alpha-alkylated androgens can cause liver damage. Those consuming these supplements can present with high serum concentrations of liver enzymes, cholestatic jaundice, and peliosis hepatis, characterized by blood-filled hepatic cysts.

Androgenic steroids also referred to as ‘anabolic-androgenic steroids’, are synthetic steroidal androgens available orally as oral 17-alpha-alkylated androgens (stanozolol).They were originally developed to have a greater anabolic to androgenic effect than testosterone.

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