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25th April 2018
On this World Malaria Day, let us pledge to "Test. Treat. Track" every malaria case

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

India is a malaria endemic country. The reported malaria cases in the country last year have declined by 23% compared to 2016, yet India still accounts for 87% of malaria cases in the South Asia region. Also, as per the World Malaria Report, India has among the weakest malaria surveillance systems globally, with only 8% of cases detected by the surveillance system.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Technical Strategy for Malaria has set a target of reducing malaria case incidence by at least 90%, reducing malaria mortality rates by at least 90%, eliminating malaria in at least 35 countries and preventing a resurgence of malaria in all countries that are malaria-free.... read more

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Six essentials of clinic management

India produces 50,000 doctors every year. Many of them go on to set-up their own practices, making the already competitive healthcare market, more aggressive. In such a scenario, it is important that doctors learn the skills of efficient clinic management to increase the footfalls and boost evenue..... read more

Top News

Today is World Malaria Day 2018: "Ready to beat malaria"

World Malaria Day is observed annually on April 25 since it was first observed in 2007 with an objective to spread knowledge about malaria. The day also recognizes global efforts to control malaria and progress achieved. The theme chosen for this year “Ready to Beat Malaria” highlights the collective energy. .... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 25th April

Current diabetes screening criteria that use age and weight alone, as recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force may miss up to half of prediabetes and diabetes cases, according to a study published April 12 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Using expanded criteria on the basis of other high-risk factors (gestational diabetes,.... read more

Practice Updates

AAP recommends limiting screen time for young children

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends parents develop healthy media habits for their families i.e. very limited screen time for young children, who learn best from people, not screens. In "Retro Toddler: More Than 100 Old-School Activities to Boost Development", Anne H. Zachry ..... read more


People with normal weight, but central obesity at greater risk of heart disease

Findings of a study presented April 20, 2018 at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress in Ljubljana, Slovenia show that belly fat, even in people who are not otherwise overweight, is bad for the heart. Participants with a normal BMI .... read more


AAN guideline recommends starting MS drugs as early as possible

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has issued a new guideline on the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), which says that drugs to treat MS must be started as early as possible on rather than letting the disease run its course. .... read more


Postpartum care should be an ongoing process, says ACOG

A revised Committee Opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) on April 23, 2018 re-emphasizes the importance of the "fourth trimester". ACOG has also recommended that postpartum care should be an ongoing process, rather than a single encounter and that all women have contact with their ob-gyns .... read more


Suspect acute aortic dissection with pulse or neurologic deficit and hypotension

A systematic review and meta-analysis published in the April 2018 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine suggests that presence of hypotension, pulse, or neurologic deficit - findings that have a high specificity and high positive likelihood ratio - should raise the suspicion for acute aortic dissection. ..... read more


Surgical resection after neoadjuvant therapy improves survival in localized pancreatic cancer

In highly selected patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer, surgical resection after neoadjuvant therapy is feasible and associated with longer overall survival as reported in Annals of Surgery, online March 28, 2018...... read more


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Delhi stands second to four cities in noise pollution levels
Long-term exposure to noise can lead to induced hearing loss and other issues
 
New Delhi, 24th April 2018: The National Capital of India, Delhi, is the second worst city in terms of high noise pollution levels, according to a report by the WHO. Noise pollution is a growing issue in the city, which is followed by Cairo, Mumbai, Istanbul, and Beijing in the line-up of cities where the levels have reached triple digits.

Noise pollution is generally defined as regular exposure to elevated sound levels that may lead to adverse effects in humans or other living organisms. One can tolerate exposure to 80 dB for up to 8 hours in a day; 85 dB for 4 hours; 90 dB for 2 hours; 95 dB for one hour; 100 dB for 30 minutes; 105 dB for 15 min and 110 dB for less than a minute without adequate sound protection.

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