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SGL2 Inhibitors in 2020

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
31st December 2019
In 2020, the American Diabetes Association is making two paradigm-shifting recommendations in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
1. Prescribe Sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors or glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists to patients at high risk for... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Rise in pediatric ICU patients due to pain killer poisoning

31st December 2019 Critical Care Pathology & Lab Medicine
Although there is a drop in the rate of painkiller poisoning in children, the severity of these cases has increased drastically. The study findings showed that the proportion of admissions escalated by more than a third from 6.6% during 2005 and 2009 to 9.6% between 2015 and 2018.... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21

31st December 2019Business and MedicinePublic Health
The United States Food and Drug Association has raised minimum age to 21 years for all tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes in U.S. The FDA had 6 months to amend their policy after the bill was signed by the president, and then was given 90 days to put the change in place....Read more »
Practice Updates

Fenebrutinib modestly effective for treating rheumatoid arthritis, according to phase II trial

31st December 2019 Orthopedics Pharmacists
An orally available inhibitor of Bruton's tyrosine kinase, an important regulator of B-cell proliferation and myeloid cell activity found to be modestly effective and apparently safe for treating rheumatoid arthritis.... Read more »

Lynparza receives U.S. regulatory approval for the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer

31st December 2019Pathology & Lab Medicine Business and Medicine
The United States FDA approved the AstraZeneca and Merck & Co’s ovarian cancer drug, Lynparza as a first-line maintenance therapy for patients with BRCA gene mutations whose cancer had spread beyond pancreas and whose tumors...Read more »  

Milrinone considered a feasible therapy for stage D heart failure patients with limited therapeutic options

31st December 2019 Neurology Cardiology
Stage D heart failure patients with a history of ventricular tachyarrhythmia have similar survival on outpatient milrinone in comparison to those without, reported a study published in the American Journal of Medicine.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What are the duties of a doctor in respect of signing professional certificates, reports and other documents?

31st December 2019
Regulation 7.7 elaborates on the issue of signing professional certificates, reports and other documents. It states as follows: “Registered medical practitioners are in certain cases bound by law to give, or may from time to time be called upon...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Pitching Friday

31st December 2019
There were these two friends, Bill and Bob, and they both loved baseball. So, they made a promise to each other, the first one to die, will come back and let the other know if there's baseball in heaven. Well, the day comes and Bob passes....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A female client with chronic renal failure (CRF) is receiving a hemodialysis treatment. After hemodialysis, the nurse knows that the client is most likely to experience:

31st December 2019
a. Hematuria
b. Weight loss...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Do not ignore breakfast

31st December 2019
Taking a good breakfast made up of carbohydrates and lean protein, can help lessen cravings and hunger during the rest of the day, which can lead to significant weight loss A research by Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz, a clinical professor... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why are most temples located in faraway places?

31st December 2019
Most temples represent God or the spirit or the deity located in the temple or mandir situated in an area at the outskirts of the city. A spiritual atmosphere is one that is devoid of pollution and which promotes rajasik or tamasik behavior....Read more »

Inspirational: The Whale Rescuing Experience

31st December 2019
A 50-foot female humpback whale became entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. The whale was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her tail,... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Fatty food can restrict gut communication with body: Study

A recent study has suggested that food items containing more grease and fat can put the communication between intestine and rest of the human body to stop. Washington D.C. (USA), Dec 29 (ANI): A recent study has suggested that food items containing more grease...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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