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Positive affirmations and optimism in life prolongs life by 15%

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
27th December 2019
Multispeciality
Researchers from Harvard, Boston University and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System have shown a link between optimism and longer life expectancy i.e. living 10 to 15 percent longer and 50 to 70 percent chance of reaching age 85. Optimists look for and find opportunities in negative situations.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

E-bikes associated with a different pattern of injury risks

27th December 2019 Public Health, Orthopedics
The researchers of this study have mentioned that injuries from e-bikes were more serious compared to electric scooters. In this study, people riding e-bikes were more likely to suffer internal injuries and be hospitalized in contrast to other riders,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Fasting for 18 hours and eating in a 6-hour window may help in improving health conditions and increasing life expectancy

27th December 2019 Diabetes and Endocrinology,Family Medicine
Abstaining from food for 16-18 hours a day could help in treating a wide range of diseases including hypertension and diabetes. This report serves as a road map of sorts for physicians to advise fasting as a method...Read more »
Practice Updates

Recent polio outbreaks halted in three African countries

27th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Pediatrics
Kenya, Mozambique and Niger have successfully curbed different outbreaks of vaccine-derived poliovirus over the past 2 years which affected 14 children. According to the World Health Organization, if outbreaks can be ended... Read more »
Important

FDA approves a novel treatment for patients suffering from migraine

27th December 2019 Neurology, Internal Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Ubrelvy (ubrogepant) tablets for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults. It is the first drug in the class of oral calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonists that has...Read more »  

Type 1 diabetes can be effectively treated with rapid-acting insulin analogues than regular human insulin

27th December 2019 Diabetes and Endocrinology, Pharmacists
Rapid-acting insulin analogues are found to be more effective at reducing postprandial glucose and improving HbA1c than regular human insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes. The findings of a meta-analysis published in the Diabetes Therapy journal... Read more »
 

Medicolegal Corner

Can the consent for stenting be taken from the non-spouse relatives of the patient?

27th December 2019
No, consent for stenting cannot be taken from the non-spouse accompanying relatives of the patient, unless the patient is minor, mentally challenged or incapacitated. The MCI Code of Ethics Regulation, 2002 state:...Read more »

eMedi Humor

What the beer’s for

27th December 2019
A couple was having money problems so the wife says to her husband: "We have to cut back, so, no more beer." The husband says: "OK. But no more beauty parlor either." The wife replies: "But I need that, so I can look good for you,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is not a common site for gastrinoma?

27th December 2019
a. 1st part of duodenum
b. 2nd part of duodenum
c. 3rd part of duodenum...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 5 Ways to Use less Salt

27th December 2019
1. Use spices and other flavor enhancers (spices, dried and fresh herbs, garlic and ginger, citrus, vinegars, and wine. Flavors can be black pepper, cinnamon, and turmeric to fresh basil, chili peppers, and lemon juice.... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: The Road to Spirituality

27th December 2019
‘Love’ is what one is born with and ‘fear’ is what one learns. Spiritual journey is nothing but unlearning of fears and prejudices along with return of love back into ones heart. The first principle, therefore, of living a spiritual life is to be full of love. Love is not escaping...Read more »

Inspirational: Love and Time

27th December 2019
Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all constructed boats and left. Except for Love.... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Why is there no staph vaccine?

Attempts to establish a Staphylococcus aureus methicillin-resistant vaccine (MRSA) did not outsize the ubiquity and antibiotic adaptability of the superbug. Washington D.C: Staph bacteria are mostly feared for drug-resistant strains,...Read more »
 

Medbytes

From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

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 »

Allergy-and-Immunology

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 »

Dermatology

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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