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Discrepancies in Ayushman Bharat and Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi Schemes

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
29th December 2019
I saw a report of Rema Nagarajan in TOI that a 12-year-old Sameer from Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, suffering from aplastic anemia, needs Rs 12 lakh for a bone marrow transplant but in spite of being entitled under both Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) and Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN),... Read more »

News From All Specialities

World 'faces 80% calorie increase by end of century'

29th December 2019 Diabetes and Endocrinology, Family Medicine
The amount of food needed to feed the world's population by the end of the century could increase by almost 80%, a study has suggested. Researchers from Germany said a trend of increasing body mass index (BMI) is resulting in individuals requiring more calories.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Growing up with dogs linked to reduced risk of schizophrenia in adulthood

29th December 2019 Psychiatry, Neurology
The idea of a pet dog has many takers, and now a report in The New York Times has a health benefit linked to it. According to the report, living with a dog can be associated with a reduced risk of schizophrenia in adulthood....Read more »
Practice Updates

High BMI may increase chances of survival for some cancer patients: Study

29th December 2019 Diabetes and Endocrinology, Oncology
A new research suggests that a high body mass index (BMI) which is usually linked to diseases like diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases may in some cases improve the chance of survival for cancer patients.... Read more »

Flu Season Worsens Early, More Deaths Reported

29th December 2019Emergency Medicine, Business and Medicine
Influenza has spread across the entire United States during the week ending December 14 (week 50), worsening several weeks earlier than last year, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....Read more »  

Pregnant Women Can Reduce Thrombosis Risk on Flights

29th December 2019 Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cardiology
Pregnant air travelers face a higher risk of blood clots, but they can reduce their risks by walking airplane aisles, drinking water and doing calf exercises, according to a new review. For women with additional risk, doctors may recommend compression stockings... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to specify in which specialty he has done?

29th December 2019
No, it is not mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to specify in which specialty he has done his post-graduation qualification (MD/MS) on the prescription made by him to his patient. As per the provisions of Clause 1.4.2 of...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Law of Refrigerator Observation

29th December 2019
If a cat watches a refrigerator long enough, someone will come along and take out something good to eat....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

When developing a postoperative plan of care for an infant scheduled for cleft lip repair, the nurse should assign highest priority to which intervention?

29th December 2019
a. Comforting the child as quickly as possible
b. Maintaining the child in a prone position...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Younger women with acute coronary syndromes may not have classic chest pain

29th December 2019
Younger women with an acute coronary syndrome are slightly less likely than men to present with the classic symptom of chest pain, according to a study... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescription: Who am I? - Know Your Soul Profile

29th December 2019
“I am not my physical body, as I know, once my body dies, nobody wants to touch it.” (Adi Shankaracharya in the Bhaja Govindam) “I am not my mind as I know whenever I am in trouble; the mind asks the heart for help”...Read more »

Inspirational: Something you keep

29th December 2019
Some things you keep; like good teeth, warm coats and bald husbands. They’re good for you, reliable and practical and so sublime that to throw them away would make the garbage man a thief. So you hang on, because something old is sometimes better than something new,... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Mom's obesity in pregnancy linked to lower IQ, poor physical health in son: Study

The study, published in the journal BMC Pediatrics, noted that obesity in pregnant mothers is linked to lagging motor skills in preschoolers, and lower IQ in middle childhood for their sons. NEW YORK: Obesity in pregnant mothers may affect...Read more »


From Other Newsletter



Benefits of honey for the bones

Honey is a natural product that contains various natural macro- and micronutrients, including fructose and glucose. It also contains enzymes, amino acids, proteins, flavonoids, phenolic acids, organic acids, vitamins, and minerals.... Read more »


Suppressive Role of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Acute Exacerbations of Childhood Asthma.

A new study published in International Archives of Allergy and Immunology aimed to elucidate the effect of bacterial infections on bronchial asthma. In this study, pharyngeal bacterial colonization, duration of wheezing and serum levels...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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