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Too Many for Too Little

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
2nd March 2020
Multispeciality
Reproduced from: https://www.indialegallive.com/top-news-of-the-day/news/too-many-for-too-little-89202, published February 22, 2020
A proposed bill to bring in the two-child norm is in conjunction with the Constitution which says that it is the duty of the State to raise the standard of living and improve public health Recently, there was a private member’s bill proposing incentives to promote the two-child norm. Shiv Sena MP Anil Desai proposed that the Constitution be amended to introduce a new provision incentivising those adhering to the two-child norm... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Air Pollution ECHO Program

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI AND Past National President IMA
2nd March 2020
Multispeciality
All children above age 10 should know all about 10 in relation to pollution. 1. As per WHO, only 10% of people in the world breathe non-polluted air 2. Air pollution (Outdoor plus indoor) contributes to 10% of deaths globally 3. Pollutants are: Sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides,... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Smoking and drinking linked to recreational drug use by young people

2nd March 2020 Business and Medicine Psychiatry
The use of alcohol and tobacco by young people and children is associated with the use of illicit drugs, stated a UN-backed narcotics control body. The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) annual report mentioned studies that suggested that in young people 16-19 years of age, early use of alcohol,... Read more »
Practice Updates

UK PM says coronavirus top priority

2nd March 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that impeding the spread of the novel coronavirus is his government’s top priority, shortly after news of the first Briton dying of the disease after contracting it on a cruise ship in Japan. He stated that the country was right in being concerned...Read more »
Important
Practice Updates

California confirms second US case of coronavirus, origin unknown

2nd March 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
California health officials confirmed Friday a second suspected US case of the new coronavirus transmitted to a person who had no history of travel overseas or contact with anyone known to be ill. This has prompted fears of a possible outbreak in the country. Sara Cody, director of public health for Santa Clara County,... Read more »

Wearable Sensor Detects Worsening Heart Failure

2nd March 2020Pharmacists Cardiology
A wearable multisensor patch has been shown to detect signals of patients' heart failure (HF) exacerbations days before hospital readmission in the LINK-HF study. Continuous 24-hour monitoring analyzed by a machine learning algorithm identified precursors of hospitalization...Read more »

FDA Approves Dulaglutide for Primary and Secondary CV Risk Reduction

2nd March 2020 Diabetes and EndocrinologyPharmacists
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has additionally approved dulaglutide for reducing the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in adults with type 2 diabetes with and without established cardiovascular disease (CVD) or several CV risk factors. Dulaglutide is the first and only type 2 diabetes medicine... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can the consent for stenting be taken from the non-spouse relatives of the patient?

2nd March 2020
No, consent for stenting cannot be taken from the non-spouse accompanying relatives of the patient, unless the patient is minor, mentally challenged or incapacitated.
The MCI Code of Ethics Regulation, 2002 state:...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Bank name

2nd March 2020
Mother decided that 10-year-old Cathy should get something 'practical' for her birthday. "Suppose we open a savings account for you?" mother suggested. Cathy was delighted. "It's your account, darling," mother said as they arrived at the bank, "so you fill out the application."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is not a good approach to managing stress?

2nd March 2020
A. Talking directly to the person who is causing the stress.
B. Giving yourself a treat, like comfort food or a cocktail.
C. Accepting that there are things beyond your control...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Elderly Beware of Commonly Prescribed Group of Drugs - Anticholinergics

2nd March 2020
Anticholinergics have been shown to cause elderly people to slow down in their daily physical activities. Two reports from Wake Forest University School of Medicine suggest that anticholinergic drugs, commonly used to treat acid reflux,... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: The very purpose of life is to face sufferings

2nd March 2020
According to Hinduism, the very fact we are born means that in our last life, we did not get liberation or Moksha. It also means that some sufferings in our last birth still remained. Therefore, the purpose of this birth is to face those sufferings...Read more »

Inspirational: The Duck and the Devil

2nd March 2020
A little boy was visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practiced in the woods, but could never hit the target. He got a little discouraged and headed back for dinner. As he was walking back, he saw his Grandma's pet duck.... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Coronavirus outbreak: Drug pricing regulator asks companies to give information on price, inventory

The government has been examining the impact of the shutdown in China on the pharmaceutical sector in India. The DoP has also asked the country’s drug regulatory authority, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization,...Read more »  

Survey

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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
Growing your digitize you clinic and practice...Read more »  
Medical voice

How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  

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From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Astaxanthin builds strength, endurance, and enhances mobility in the elderly

Increasing age is associated with a progressive loss of mobility. Exercise training is important to delay or reverse sarcopenia. Resistance training (RT) is highly beneficial to treat muscle wasting, while endurance training is beneficial for exercise intolerance... Read more »

Allergy-and-Immunology

Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....Read more »

Dermatology

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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