Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Statement on World AIDS Day 2019: Ending the HIV Epidemic in Asia

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
28th November 2019
A Plan for CMAAO Countries for reducing the incidence of HIV by 75% in 5 years, and by 90% by 2030 has been developed. The kwy highlights of the plan are:
1. Today, antiretroviral drugs combined in a single pill taken once a day can enable a person living with HIV to achieve a nearly normal lifespan.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

World AIDS Day 2019 report: Power to the people

28th November 2019 Business and Medicine,Public Health
A new report by UNAIDS, Power to the people, released ahead of World AIDS Day, shows that where people and communities living with and affected by HIV are engaged in decision-making and HIV service delivery,... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA approves novel treatment to target abnormality in sickle cell disease

28th November 2019 Internal Medicine, Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to Oxbryta (voxelotor) for the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD) in adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older. The approval was based on the results.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Exposure to polluted air can cause damage to optic nerve and cause blindness

28th November 2019 Pharmacists, Public Health
LONDON: Exposure to polluted air is associated with an increased risk of glaucoma, a debilitating eye condition that can cause blindness, according to a study. The findings, published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science,... Read more »
New drug to fight migraine shows promise

Illiteracy Tied to a Threefold Increased Risk of Dementia

28th November 2019Business and Medicine, Neurology
Individuals who cannot read or write have significantly increased risk of dementia compared with their literate peers, new research shows. The latest results from the ongoing Washington Heights-Inwood Columbia Aging Project...Read more »

Don't Screen for Thyroid Problems in Asymptomatic Patients

28th November 2019Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Business and Medicine
The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has issued a strong recommendation against routine thyroid screening in nonpregnant adults without symptoms in the primary care setting, saying there is insufficient evidence of clinical benefit... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Are doctors supposed to share the pictures or video recording of surgery or any case notes other than the discharge summary with the patient or his relative?

28th November 2019
Yes, it is obligatory for doctors, hospitals to provide the copy of the case record or medical record and also share the pictures...Read more »

eMedi Humor


28th November 2019
a person who wants to have her ache and treat it too...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following are true about restless leg syndrome?

28th November 2019
1. RLS also occurs at rest
2. RLS is predominantly in the evening or at night ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Blood pressure drugs should be taken at night

28th November 2019
Uncontrolled blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, paralysis and heart failure. Most such attacks occur in the early morning hours. Pulse, blood pressure and thickening of platelets are all higher in the early morning hours.... Read more »

eSpiritual: The vast power of the Spirit

28th November 2019
The whole is whole; if you take away the whole away from the whole, the whole will still remain (That is infinite, this is infinite, from the infinite, the infinite has come out. Having taken the infinite out of the infinite, the infinite alone remains)...Read more »

Inspirational Story: Be a Good Friend

28th November 2019
One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself,... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

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

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...Read more »


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

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Diverse Diet in Pregnancy May Protect Baby From Eczema

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