Dr k k Aggarwal

Ignorance is Not Bliss

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
2nd January 2020
Reproduced from: https://www.indialegallive.com/viewpoint/ignorance-is-not-bliss-79470, December 22, 2019
Ministers who delink pollution from ill-health need to look at studies done by the ICMR and The Lancet which show that high particulate matter leads to asthma and cardiovascular diseases... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Low levels of environmental pollutants may slow fetal growth

2nd January 2020Public Health Nursing
Pollutants that persist for decades in the environment may affect fetal growth, a U.S. study suggests. Even when women had low blood levels of these pollutants, which include substances such as DDT and PCBs, babies’ growth in utero was impacted,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Immunotherapy Effective in Rare Malignancies

2nd January 2020Business and MedicinePublic Health
Anti-PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibition has once again proved its mettle in rare malignancies, yielding responses in patients with difficult-to-treat cutaneous T-cell lymphomas and advanced adrenocortical carcinoma, two small studies in the Journal of Clinical Oncology showed....Read more »
Practice Updates

Newly Approved Insomnia Drug Bests Zolpidem in Phase 3

2nd January 2020 Neurology Pediatrics
Lemborexant (Dayvigo, Eisai) emerged superior to placebo and to a commonly prescribed medication, zolpidem tartrate extended release (Ambien CR, sanofi-aventis), in a phase 3 randomized clinical trial of older adults with insomnia.... Read more »

Fecal-Microbiota Transplantation Improves IBS Symptoms

2nd January 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Cardiology
Fecal-microbiota transplantation (FMT) improves symptoms and quality of life in patients with irritable-bowel syndrome (IBS), researchers from Norway report. Researchers investigated the effect of FMT on IBS symptoms three months after treatment in a double-blind,...Read more »  

Decolonizing Parents Cut Staph Colonization in NICUs

2nd January 2020 Pharmacists Oncology
Half as many infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) became colonized with the same strain of Staphylococcus aureus as their parents when the latter underwent decolonization procedures in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it obligatory for hospitals to provide copy of the case record to patient or his legal representative?

2nd January 2020
Yes, it is obligatory for doctors, hospitals to provide the copy of the case record or medical record to the patient or his legal representative. The Medical Council of India has imposed an obligation on doctors as per the Indian Medical Council...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Three things happen

2nd January 2020
"As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two..." Sir Norman Wisdom...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

An early finding in the EKG of a client with an infarcted myocardium would be:

2nd January 2020
A. Disappearance of Q waves
B. Elevated ST segments...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Slowly add fiber to diet

2nd January 2020
Fiber is a plant substance that is required for a healthy diet. Lots of fiber is needed each day to help reduce the risk of heart disease, improve digestion, prevent constipation and maintain a healthy body weight. Fiber can be found in fruits, whole grains and vegetables.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Confession

2nd January 2020
Confession is one of the many ways of detoxifying the mind. It has its roots in Hindu mythology but today it is mainly practiced in Christian religion as a hardcore ritual where one usually goes to a Church and confesses to the Bishop without disclosing his or her identity. In Hindu mythology,...Read more »

Inspirational: It is the little things that make a big difference

2nd January 2020
There was a man taking a morning walk at the beach. He saw that along with the morning tide came hundreds of starfish and when the tide receded, they were left behind and they would die with the morning sun rays. The tide was fresh and the starfish were alive.... 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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