Dr k k Aggarwal

Top 11 medical updates in 2019

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
26th December 2019
1. A WHO report has shown that the confirmed cases of measles have increased from 716 in 2018 to 2719 in the first 11 months of 2019 in Turkey. Out of the 2,719 confirmed cases some 1,800 were children under five years of age, with over 900 unvaccinated children.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

One in seven persons in India suffers from mental disorders: ICMR study

26th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Pharmacists
New Delhi: About one in seven persons in India suffered from mental disorders of varying severity in 2017, with depression and anxiety disorders being the most common mental disorders affecting 45.7 million and 44.9 million people each in the country,... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA approves first generics of Eliquis

26th December 2019 Cardiology, Pharmacists
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two applications for the first generics of Eliquis (apixaban) tablets to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation....Read more »
Practice Updates

Knee injuries in early adulthood may hasten arthritis

26th December 2019Pharmacists, Orthopedics
Young adults who have had knee injuries are much more likely than uninjured peers to develop arthritis in the knee by middle age, especially if they have broken bones or torn connective tissue, a recent study suggests.... Read more »

Stent Healing Delayed in Presence of Severe Coronary Calcification

26th December 2019 Cardiology, Pharmacists
Severe coronary calcification is associated with delayed healing after implantation of newer-generation drug-eluting stents (DES), according to a new registry study. Researchers used data from the CVPath stent autopsy registry to investigate healing in severely...Read more »  

Anxiety Symptoms Predict Later Fasting Among Teen Girls

26th December 2019 Pediatrics, Psychiatry
Presence of anxiety disorders in teenage girls was predictive of later restrictive eating habits, a longitudinal study found. Among 2,406 teenage girls, such disorders -- including social or specific phobias, panic disorders,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is membership in a medical society/association mandatory for a doctor?

26th December 2019
The MCI has issued guidelines in this regard as below.
“1.2.2 Membership in Medical Society: For the advancement of his profession, a physician should affiliate with associations and societies of allopathic medical professions and involve actively in...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Forgive me

26th December 2019
When I was a kid, I used to pray every night for a new bike. Then I realized that The Lord doesn't work that way, so I stole one and asked him to forgive me....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Discharge instructions for a patient with a newly-placed pacemaker include avoiding:

26th December 2019
a. Cellular phones
b. Contact sports
c. Cordless phones...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips to prevent Dengue and Malaria

26th December 2019
• Both malaria and dengue mosquitoes bite during day time.
• It is the female mosquito which bites.
• Dengue mosquito takes three meals in a day while malaria mosquito.... Read more »

eSpiritual: The Scientific Aspects of Prayer

26th December 2019
It is natural for us to promise or offer to pray for someone who suffers from sickness. So many people believe in the power of prayer that it has now caught the attention of scientists and doctors. Today most hospitals and nursing homes...Read more »

Inspirational: Don’t Give Up

26th December 2019
I had competed in Speech competitions for two years. This was my graduating year but it looked as though I might not go. Because of the small school that I attend we could only take 12 competitors. As the state meet approached, I felt relieved that I did not have to prepare.... 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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