Dr k k Aggarwal

National and International opinions requested: What should be the TDS levels in water in kidney patients?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
26th November 2019
Is TDS linked to health and disease? Should we use RO water and if yes at what TDS levels
Presence of chemicals in groundwater has contributed to the prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin (CKDu) in parts of Sri Lanka,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

1.7 million Somali children to be reached with life-saving vaccines

26th November 2019 Business and Medicine,Public Health, Pediatrics
Health authorities launched a campaign to vaccinate 1.7 million children against measles and polio in Benaadir, Galguduud, Hirshabelle, Jubaland and South West State, Somalia. The 5-day campaign, running from 24 to 28 November,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Decline in Early Childhood Obesity in WIC Families

26th November 2019 Business and Medicine,Public Health, Pediatrics
In a new study, 41 U.S. states and territories show significant declines in obesity among children, aged 2-4 years, from low-income families enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children... Read more »
Practice Updates

Poor hand hygiene may be biggest transmitter of superbug E.coli

26th November 2019 Business and Medicine,Public Health,
One of the best ways to cut down on antibiotic-resistant E. coli infections would be making sure that everyone washes their hands after using the toilet, a UK study suggests. Outbreaks of E. coli - a potentially fatal illness - are commonly... Read more »
New drug to fight migraine shows promise

Ebola Vax Seems to Work in Kids, Too

26th November 2019 Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Critical Care
An experimental two-dose vaccine regimen against Ebola was safe and produced immune responses in children and adolescents, a researcher said at a presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene....Read more »

Fracture Risk Increased Among Those with Atopic Dermatitis

26th November 2019 Allergy & Immunology, Orthopedics
A large population-based study reports a definitive increase in risk for hip, pelvis, spine, and wrist fractures among adults with atopic dermatitis. The risk was even higher for patients with severe disease.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can license to practice be revoked pending inquiry by the criminal court?

26th November 2019
Yes. In its order, MCI-211(2)/2011-Ethics/ 10th May, 2011, Complaint against Dr. RV, F No 396/2009, the MCI stated "dThe Ethics Committee considered the complaint against RV and after hearing both the parties and perusing the records and FIR,..Read more »

eMedi Humor

Modern Technology

26th November 2019
1st Person: "Do you know anything about this fax machine?"
2nd Person: "A little. What's wrong?"
1st Person: "Well, I sent a fax, ...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?

26th November 2019
a. Agglutination testing of maternal serum
b. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) screening...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: A mix of exercise protocol is better

26th November 2019
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 waistlines.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescription: You are born with a quota, use it judiciously

26th November 2019
Everyone is born with a passport with a defined battery life to live up to 100 years after which one has to go back to renew or recharge the batteries.If the battery is overused or misused and is depleted early, one may have to go back prematurely for...Read more »

Inspirational Story: The Mouse Trap

26th November 2019
A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. "What food might this contain?" the mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.... Read more »


From Other Newsletter



Natural products and medicinal plants for fracture healing

The approach to fracture healing is not restricted just to surgery, slings braces, or any other device but it also requires proper nutrition, since broken bones have the ability to repair themselves naturally.... Read more »


Perfluoroalkyl substances, airways infections, allergy and asthma related health outcomes.

Exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) – compounds widely used in industrial applications and consumer products, has been inconsistently associated with asthma,..Read more »


Diverse Diet in Pregnancy May Protect Baby From Eczema

Children born to women who ate a diverse, healthy diet while pregnant had a lower risk for eczema and food allergy... Read more »

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