Dr k k Aggarwal

CSW and Female Privacy

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
29th November 2019
Being a CSW is not illegal in India. However, most people including doctors consider it to be wrong. This has led to these workers being stigmatized and criminalized, which has severe effects on their physical and mental health. A recent study among 1000 CS workers in Tamil Nadu,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Innovative WHO HIV testing recommendations aim to expand treatment coverage

29th November 2019 Business and Medicine,Public Health
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new recommendations to help countries reach the 8.1 million people living with HIV who are yet to be diagnosed, and who are therefore unable to obtain lifesaving treatment.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Measles claims more than twice as many lives than Ebola in DR Congo

29th November 2019 Pediatrics, Pathology & Lab Medicine
Since the beginning of 2019, measles has taken more than 5,000 lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a top UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official said on Wednesday, pointing out that over 90 per cent... Read more »
Practice Updates

Bihar records highest prevalence of acute respiratory infections among under-5 children: Report

29th November 2019 Pediatrics, Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: Bihar recorded the highest prevalence of acute respiratory infections in under-five children among the five high-burden states between September 2018 and June 2019. The prevalence of acute respiratory infections among under-five children... Read more »
Practice Updates

Yoga Worth 'Serious Consideration' for Major Depression

29th November 2019Pharmacists, Public Health
Yoga practice consisting of physical postures and breathing techniques can be helpful in improving symptoms of depression and anxiety in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), new research suggests....Read more »

High CVD Mortality Risk for Cancer Patients

29th November 2019 Pathology & Lab Medicine Cardiology
Survivors of multiple types of cancer have a similar risk of dying of cardiovascular disease (CVD) or cancer, according to an analysis of more than 3 million cancer survivors. Overall, CVD accounted for 11% of deaths among patients who had new...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a patient dictate as to what all a doctor should write instead of following the protocol?

29th November 2019
No, the patient cannot dictate to any doctor as to what write and doctors have to follow their protocol. As per the provisions of Clause 7.7 of the Indian Medical Council Professional Conduct,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

When I answer the telephone

29th November 2019
A Psychiatrist was testing the mental status of a patient.
"Do you ever hear voices without being able to tell who is speaking or where the voices are coming from?" asked the psychiatrist...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A plane crash victim undergoes endotracheal intubation and positive pressure ventilation. The most immediate nursing intervention for him at this time would be to:

29th November 2019
A. Facilitate his verbal communication
B. Maintain sterility of the ventilation system...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: First aid for poisonous bites and stings

29th November 2019
People often panic if they have been bitten or stung. You should tell the patient that many snakes, spiders, insects and sea creatures are harmless and that even the bites and stings of dangerous animals often do not cause poisoning.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do we apply holy ash?

29th November 2019
Bhasma is the holy ash produced from the Homa, the sacrificial fire, wherein special wood along with ghee and other herbs are offered as a part of pooja. By the time a bhasma is formed, no trace of original matter remains...Read more »

Inspirational Story: We miss God's blessings because they are not packaged as we expected

29th November 2019
A young man was getting ready to graduate college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Cannabis tied to severe heart attack risk in younger adults

Teens and young adults who use cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis are more likely to be hospitalized for heart attacks by early adulthood than their counterparts who don’t use these drugs, a recent study suggests....Read more »


From Other Newsletter



Natural products and medicinal plants for fracture healing

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

Exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) – compounds widely used in industrial applications and consumer products, has been inconsistently associated with asthma,..Read more »


Diverse Diet in Pregnancy May Protect Baby From Eczema

Children born to women who ate a diverse, healthy diet while pregnant had a lower risk for eczema and food allergy... Read more »

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