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27th December, 2017
Straight from the Heart: Introducing our new National President Dr Ravi Wankhedkar
 

Dr Ravi Wankhedkar will be the National President IMA 2017-18.

Ravi is a Consulting Surgeon and Coloproctologist. He completed his schooling from Canossa Convent, Dhule and MBBS and MS (General Surgery) from the renowned BJ Medical College, Pune.

Ravi was sure of the district of Dhule as his area of work even before starting college, having witnessed poverty and other related health problems in the district. Upon becoming a General Surgeon, he joined Shri Bhausaheb Hire Government Medical College. As a lecturer in surgery at the college, he was bestowed with the 'Teacher of the Decade Award' in 1999.... read more

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Video Of The Day Male Infertility
Top News

Second phase of door-to-door TB drive kicks off

As part of the nationwide drive to wipe out tuberculosis (TB), nearly 200 teams of doctors and health officers will go door-to-door to collect cough samples of people in Meerut. During this second phase of the 15-day long drive, the teams will screen 5.26 lakh people in the district alone. This campaign is part of a nationwide effort to eradicate the disease that has re-emerged as a potent killer,... read more

Practice Updates
Fatty Acid Intake and Glaucoma

Consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) had mixed effects on the risk of glaucoma, suggested data from a US survey. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) exhibited a protective effect; however, increased total consumption of PUFAs was associated with a higher risk of glaucoma.....read more


Abuse and adversity in childhood linked to more cardiovascular risk in adulthood

Children and teens who experience abuse, bullying, neglect or violence and other forms of adversity have higher odds of developing heart and blood vessel diseases as adults, suggests a new scientific statement by the American Heart Association published in Circulation. Unhealthy responses to stress (such as overeating),....read more


Kidney Failure Risk Equation Works for Kids Too

The kidney failure risk equation (KFRE), a validated tool for estimating the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in adults, works well for children too, suggests new research published online in JAMA Pediatrics. In a cohort of 603 children with chronic kidney disease (CKD), the four-variable KFRE discriminated the risk of ESRD with a C-statistic of 0.90 for the 1-year risk score,....read more


FDA Approves New Oral Ertugliflozin For T2D

Another SGLT2 inhibitor, ertugliflozin, was approved for glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. The once-daily, single therapy oral agent was approved as an adjunct to diet and exercise and will be available in two doses, 5mg and 15mg tablets....read more


Underactive Thyroid Implicated in Unexplained Infertility

Subclinical hypothyroidism may play a role in some cases of unexplained infertility, suggested a new study online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Women with unexplained infertility were found to have significantly higher median levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) compared to a control group of women with infertility of a known cause (1.95 mIU/L versus 1.66 mIU/L)....read more

 
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Lifestyle Updates
 
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Dr K K Aggarwal to deliver the 1st IMA Dr Ketan Desai Medical Statesman of the Highest Order Oration
IMA achieved some major milestones during his tenure as the National President
 
New Delhi, 26 December 2017: Marking the culmination of his tenure as the 88th National President of IMA, Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, will deliver the 1st IMA Dr Ketan Desai Medical Statesman of the Highest Order Oration during the Central Council Meeting in Mumbai on Dec 27-28, 2017. Dr Aggarwal’s association with the IMA began as the Honorary Secretary General from and then continued as the National President. The IMA achieved some major milestones during his tenure. Dr Ravi Wankhedkar succeeds him as the National President.
 
Dr Aggarwal’s multifaceted and dynamic personality, and his quest for excellence was evident throughout his term at the IMA. This continues in the other roles he assumes – that of a physician-scientist, academic teacher, writer, editor, administrator and a public health activist.
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