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Enjoy coffee this winter: Caffeine offsets some health risks of diets high in fat, sugar

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
30th December 2019
A new study, published in Science Daily, in rats, suggests that caffeine offsets negative effects of an obesogenic diet by reducing the storage of lipids in fat cells and limiting weight gain and the production of triglycerides. In the study,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Just 1 dose of the HPV vaccine may protect against infection, suggests study

30th December 2019 Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology
A single dose of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine may be just as effective as two or three doses at preventing cancer-causing HPV infection, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Proton therapy for cancer significantly reduces risk of severe side effects as against traditional radiation: Study

30th December 2019 Oncology, Radiology
Proton therapy, as it turns out, has fewer side effects on cancer patients when compared to the traditional radiation treatment. While the cure rates of both the treatment methods are almost similar, radiation leads to much more frequent unplanned...Read more »
Practice Updates

Left Ventricular Dysfunction Can Follow in Utero Exposure to Antiretroviral Therapy

30th December 2019 Pathology & Lab Medicine, Cardiology
Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction can follow in utero exposure to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV-uninfected infants, according to findings from a longitudinal study. ART-exposed children had differences in echocardiographic LV diastolic indices... Read more »

NOBLE Update: CABG Keeps Edge Over PCI in Left Main CAD

30th December 2019 Internal Medicine, Cardiology
More complete data from the NOBLE trial didn't change a preliminary finding that patients with left main coronary artery disease did better after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) than stenting at 5 years.....Read more »  

M. Pneumoniae May Trigger Inflammatory Skin and Mucous Membrane Lesions in Children

30th December 2019Pediatrics, Dermatology
Inflammatory lesions of the skin and mucous membranes in children and adolescents may be signs of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection and should be identified and treated early, researchers say. Dr. Patrick Meyer Sauteur of University... Read more »

Fecal Bacterial Marker Noninvasively Diagnoses Colorectal Cancer

30th December 2019 Oncology, Radiology
A fecal marker of Lachnoclostridium might prove useful for noninvasively diagnosing colorectal adenoma and cancer, researchers from Hong Kong report. In the current study, investigators identified and evaluated the utility of a new Lachnoclostridium... Read more »

Equal Ratio of Plasma, RBCs Appears Best for Hemorrhaging Trauma Patients

30th December 2019 Pharmacists,Public Health
A 1:1 ratio of fresh frozen plasma to packed red blood cells (FFP:pRBC) is associated with the lowest 24-hour mortality in trauma patients needing massive transfusion, according to a study of data from a nationwide cohort.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is membership in a medical society/association mandatory for a doctor?

30th December 2019
The MCI has issued guidelines in this regard as below.
“1.2.2 Membership in Medical Society: For the advancement of his profession, a physician should affiliate with associations and societies of allopathic medical professions and involve actively in the functioning of such bodies....Read more »

eMedi Humor

A Dishonest Honest Man

30th December 2019
A woman went shopping. At the cash counter she opened her purse to pay. The cashier noticed a TV remote in her purse.
He couldn´t control his curiosity and asked, "Do you always carry your TV remote with you?"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All of the following are the ECG features of severe hyperkalemia except:

30th December 2019
1. Peaked T waves.
2. Presence of U waves.
3. Sine wave pattern...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Normal Aging Changes

30th December 2019
• Heart rate shows less variability.
• There is altered circadian pattern (24-hour cycle of the body).
• There is a delayed response of bone marrow to loss of blood... Read more »

eSpiritual: Music as a Drug

30th December 2019
Our body is the largest pharmaceutical group in the world and has the capacity to heal each and every disease. The very fact that there is a receptor for every drug in the body means that the body has the capacity to produce that drug....Read more »

Inspirational: How often do you stop to count your blessings?

30th December 2019
In your daily struggle for more, how often do you feel joyful and thankful for the many, many things you already have? Sometime today, stop and take stock of the things you have, the things you know, the people in your life, your spirituality,... 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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