Dr k k Aggarwal

Congratulations to all Padma Awardee Doctors for the year 2020

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
26th January 2020
Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country.
These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Haiti reaches one-year free of Cholera

26th January 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The cholera outbreak in Haiti that began in October 2010, affecting over 820,000 people and killing 9,792, has been stopped in its tracks, with the country reaching 1-year free of confirmed cases this week. The achievement follows concerted efforts from Haiti, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)... Read more »
Practice Updates

Work to start on three possible China virus vaccines: Epidemic response group

26th January 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Three separate research teams backed by a global coalition set up to fight epidemic diseases are to start work on developing potential vaccines against the new coronavirus that has caused a disease outbreak in China...Read more »
Practice Updates

Practising Psychiatry in the Era of Google

26th January 2020 Neurology Psychiatry
There are 5 types of patients – Suspicious, emotional, obedient, cognitive and philosopher. All may come after googling their symptoms, disease, medicines, etc. and react in different ways. They may come to the doctor with all sorts of weird questions. This is quite frustrating for the doctors.... Read more »

Recent Advances in Treatment-resistant Schizophrenia

26th January 2020 Neurology Psychiatry
• Clinical course of treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS) – TRS from onset (majority); Delayed-onset treatment resistance (minority); Spontaneous remission following TR (with age); Ultra treatment resistance (resistance to clozapine)....Read more »  

Place of Psychotropics in the Universe of Pharmacology

26th January 2020 Neurology Psychiatry
All psychotropics are epigenetic drugs and their final actions are changing gene expression profiles. The neurotransmitter theories are misleading and are only minor part of the picture. All psychiatric disorders listed in DSM and ICD are symptoms only and the real diseases producing these symptoms... Read more »

History and Mystery of Dhat Syndrome: Current Status and Future Directions

26th January 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
• Historical perspectives in India – Semen is the most concentrated, powerful and precious substance. There is emphasis on conservation of semen. In an individual’s psyche, semen takes an overwhelming importance. Loss of semen frightens the individual into developing a sense of doom.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a registered medical practitioner compel or force his patient to purchase the drug / medicine from him only?

26th January 2020
No, the registered medical practitioner cannot compel or force his patient to purchase the drug/medicine from him only. Though as per Item No. 5 of the Schedule K of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 and Clause 6.3 of the Code of Medical Ethics,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

If a lion is chasing you

26th January 2020
Teacher: If a lion is chasing you, what would you do?
Student: I'd climb a tree.
Teacher: If the lion climbs a tree?...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

LE cell is a

26th January 2020
a. Neutrophil
b. Macrophage
c. Histiocyte...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Plate Your Food Now

26th January 2020
A ‘Food Plate’ symbol has replaced the traditionally recommended ‘Food Pyramid’ of the USDA. These guidelines break down a healthy diet into 4 main quadrants on a plate: red for fruits, green for vegetables, orange for grains and purple for protein.... Read more »

eSpiritual: How to Finish Your Pending Work?

26th January 2020
• This involves principles of time management and some Vedic principles.
• The first thing to do is to make a checklist of all the pending work by writing it down and re–categorizing them depending upon the urgency and importance...Read more »

Inspirational: If and When

26th January 2020
IF and WHEN were friends. Every week they met and had lunch. Their conversation usually centered on all the things they were going to achieve. They both had many dreams and they loved to talk about them. This particular Saturday when they met,... Read more »


From Other Newsletter



Yoga and Ayurveda for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a genetic X chromosome-linked disorder, is marked by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. Presently, no cure exists for this condition. Medical and rehabilitative therapy for genetic defects may help maintain function and provide some comfort.... Read more »


Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....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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