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28th April 2018
MBBS doctor can admit patients under his/her self

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The provisions of Section 15 of Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 deals with right of persons possessing qualifications in the schedules to be enrolled which is reproduced hereunder:

“(15) (1) Subject to the other provisions contained in this Act, the medical qualifications included in the Schedules shall be sufficient qualification for enrolment on any State Medical Register.

(2) Save as provided in section 25, no person other than a medical practitioner enrolled on a State Medical Register:-

(a) shall hold office as physician or surgeon or any other office (by whatever designation called) in Government or in any institution maintained by a local or other authority;.... read more


How to attract patients and keep them too!

With the advent of technology, attracting patients is no more an easy task. Now a day, patients extensively research online by reading reviews and comparing consultation fees before consulting a physician. Referral by other physicians is not enough to get an impressive count of patients. To attract new patients and retain existing ones, physicians must adopt good promotional strategies such as.... read more

Top News

Handbook on Prevention of Accidents and Awareness of First Aid released

Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare released a Handbook on Prevention of Accidents and Awareness of First Aid on the occasion of ‘Road Safety Week’ at the function, where he emphasized on the need for giving medical trauma care to the injured during the first hour of the accident, known as the golden hour for saving the lives of the injured persons. ..... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 28th April

Dear Colleague In the field of Clinical Medicine Medall Healthcare has announced the launch of SASH - 'Stay Aware. Stay Healthy' health screening package of 57 non-fasting tests done @ 640 Rs. More US children are considered to have elevated blood pressure ( 14.2% from 11.8%) under new American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines published in JAMA Pediatrics. The 2017 BP guidelines .... read more

Practice Updates

Dietary antioxidants may reduce risk of Parkinsonism

New research presented at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2018 Annual Meeting shows that dietary antioxidants, including carotenoids, lutein, and vitamins E and C, have been strongly linked to a reduced risk for parkinsonism as well as progression of parkinsonian symptoms in older adults...... read more

Low vitamin D levels linked to risk of type 2 diabetes

People with vitamin D levels lower than 30 mg/mL may be at increased risk of type 2 diabetes, according to the results of a new US epidemiological study published online April 19, 2018 in PLoS One. Every 10 ng/mL increase in 25(OH)D levels above 30 ng/mL was associated with a 36% reduction in diabetes risk..... read more

US FDA approves tolvaptan for rapidly progressing polycystic kidney disease

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved tolvaptan (Jynarque, Otsuka), a vasopressin-2 receptor antagonist, to slow decline in kidney function in adults at risk for rapidly progressing autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). ..... read more

ADA and APA announce first-ever directory of mental health professionals with specific knowledge about diabetes

Acknowledging the psychosocial factors that impact people with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Psychological Association (APA) have partnered to build the ADA-APA Mental Health Provider Diabetes Education Program to prepare mental health providers with the knowledge .... read more

Penicillin allergy testing could improve care and save money

A new study published in the May 2018 issue of Pediatrics has found that allergy testing for children who have low-risk symptoms is successful in determining if these children can be treated with penicillin and its derivatives, resulting in cost savings. .... read more

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D. Evaluate the client's emotional side effects between doses
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Always remember those who serve
Inspirational Story 2: Sometimes ignorance is bliss
Poor dental health can even lead to heart problems
Conditions such as dental caries are on the rise among school going children
New Delhi, 27th April 2018: Dental diseases are a significant public health burden in India, with dental caries affecting 60% to 65% and periodontal diseases affecting an estimated 50% to 90% of the general population. It is highly prevalent among school children today largely due to consumption of junk food. There is need to create awareness about the condition and avoiding excessive consumption of sucrose in any form.

Dental caries is caused by the action of acids on the enamel surface. The acid is produced when sugars (mainly sucrose) in foods or drinks react with bacteria present in the dental biofilm (plaque) on the tooth surface. The acid produced leads to a loss of calcium and phosphate from the enamel; this process is called demineralization.

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