Dr k k Aggarwal

76 lakh compensation in case of blindness in a preterm baby 15; should associations become a party in such cases?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
28th December 2019
Family receives compensation of INR 76 Lakh, after 15 years. The case was treated at Maharaja Agrasen Hospital wherein a pre-term baby turned completely blind. A bench of Justices U. U. Lalit and Indu Malhotra held the hospital,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Countries implementing about half of WHO recommendations

28th December 2019 Public Health, Business and Medicine
About half of the recommendations suggested by the World Health Organization to reduce chronic disease are put into practice, according to a new study. Implementation is slowly improving, yet alcohol and tobacco policies are the least widely practiced,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Getting the recommended amount of physical activity tied to lower risk of cancer, says study

28th December 2019 Oncology, Radiology
A new study sheds light on one potential health benefit of exercise: a lower risk of certain cancers. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, analyzed data from more than 750,000 adults in the United States, Europe and Australia,...Read more »
Practice Updates

One in three teens globally at risk of lifestyle diseases: Study

28th December 2019 Pharmacists, Pediatrics
One in three adolescents globally are at the risk of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and cancer, with low fruit and vegetable intake, and physical inactivity as the most prominent risk factors, according to a study.... Read more »

Oatmeal Instead of Eggs and Toast Linked to Lowered Stroke Risk

28th December 2019 Diabetes and Endocrinology, Internal Medicine
People who eat oatmeal for breakfast instead of eggs and white toast may be lowering their risk of stroke as well, a Danish study suggests. Researchers examined dietary data on about 55,000 adults in Denmark who were 56 years old, on average,...Read more »  

Less Abdominal Surgery Post Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Gastric Bypass

28th December 2019 Internal Medicine,Gastroenterology
Compared with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy was associated with a lower risk for subsequent abdominal surgery or endoscopy, revealed a new study. In up to 4 years of follow-up, compared to patients who underwent gastric bypass,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What is res ipsa loquitur?

28th December 2019
Res ipsa loquitur is a legal Latin Maxim which means “the thing (situation) speaks for itself.” The principle of res ipsa loquitur is, in essence, an evidential principle, which, in certain cases, allows the court to draw an inference of negligence....Read more »

eMedi Humor

Looking Back on Photos

28th December 2019
The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture. "Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, ‘There’s Jennifer; she’s a lawyer,’ or ‘That’s Michael, he’s a doctor."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Only 30% get this right! How is the fear of pregnancy and childbirth called –

28th December 2019
1) mysophobia
2) erythrophobia
3) haphephobia...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Heart risks detected by age 7 in overweight kids

28th December 2019
Children at risk of future obesity should be examined for body mass index rebound. BMI rebound is the age at which body mass index (BMI) reaches its lowest point before increasing through later childhood, adolescence and adulthood.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Desire, Hatred and Ignorance

28th December 2019
According to Buddhism, the three negative emotions that cause a disease are ignorance, hatred and desire and accordingly physical sickness is classified into three main types:
• Disorders of desire (Ayurvedic equivalent of Vata imbalance): ...Read more »

Inspirational: 11 ways to comfort someone who’s grieving

28th December 2019
If you have a friend or relative who is grieving, it can be hard to know how to console him or her. If it seems that nothing you can do or say helps, don’t give up. You can’t take the pain away, but your presence is more important than it seems.... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

HIV affects young brains even after early treatment

Across sub-Saharan Africa today, a vast majority of children suffer from HIV. While early antiretroviral treatment, or ART, ensured that children with and exposed to HIV have less deadly results, studies have shown that the virus can still affect the brain....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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