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Dr k k Aggarwal

Opinion: Amendment in Schedule K Drugs and Cosmetic Act

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA. Recipient of Padma Shri
3rd January 2020
Multispeciality
The government under the drugs and cosmetic rules schedule K (5.23) provides special provision under the National Health Program to SUPPLY defined drugs under the National Health Program by health care providers ( other than doctors).
I am personally of the opinion that,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Physician Leaders Send Anniversary Message Of Thanks To Nurses

3rd January 2020Public Health Nursing
A New Year message of support for nurses and midwives has come from the World Medical Association to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. The message follows the World Health Organization’s decision to designate 2020 as the ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife’..... Read more »
Practice Updates

Cutting out alcohol may reduce atrial fibrillation episodes

3rd January 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Cardiology
For people with atrial fibrillation, abstinence from alcohol may make the heart beat better. Eliminating most alcohol consumption dramatically cuts the number of episodes of the potentially-deadly heart rhythm disturbance among moderate and heavy drinkers,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Century-old TB vaccine may work better if given in a new way

3rd January 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Scientists think they’ve figured out how to make a century-old tuberculosis vaccine far more protective: Simply give the shot a different way. In a study with monkeys, injecting the vaccine straight into the bloodstream dramatically improved its effectiveness over today's skin-deep shot,... Read more »
Important

Filter Coffee Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk in Metabolomics Study

3rd January 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Cardiology
In a Swedish case-control study, drinking filtered coffee was associated with a lower 10-year risk of developing type 2 diabetes than abstaining from coffee completely, but the same was not true for drinking boiled coffee....Read more »  

Deep Vein Thrombosis Risk Declines After Bariatric Surgery

3rd January 2020 Pharmacists Cardiology
Bariatric surgery is associated with a significant decrease in the long-term risk of venous thromboembolic events (VTEs), principally deep vein thrombosis (DVT), according to findings from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD).... Read more »
 

Medicolegal Corner

Can a doctor use a sign board?

3rd January 2020
Yes, a doctor can use a sign board. However, the MCI Code of Medical Ethics Regulations, 2002 have prescribed criteria for the information to be carried on the sign board in section 7.13 as follows:...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Frying Eggs

3rd January 2020
The wife was busy frying eggs, when her husband came home. He walked into the kitchen and immediately started yelling. "Careful...CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Turn them!...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Acantholysis is characteristic of:

3rd January 2020
1. Pemphigus vulgaris.
2. Pemphigoid.
3. Erythema multiforme....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 5 steps to lower Alzheimer’s risk (HealthBeat)

3rd January 2020
1. Maintain a healthy weight.
2. Check your waistline.... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Vedic principles behind cognitive behavior therapy

3rd January 2020
1) What is counseling?
A: The mental process involves generation of a thought or idea, which is analyzed and then acted upon. Thought, analysis and action therefore are the primary ...Read more »

Inspirational: A Strong Woman vs. Woman of Strength

3rd January 2020
A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape... but a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape... A strong woman isn't afraid of anything... but a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear.... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Ocean climate patterns linked to diarrhea epidemic outbreaks: Study

The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, noted that diarrhea is the second leading cause of death in children younger than five years of age in low- and middle-income countries, with 72 percent of the deaths occurring in the first two years of life....Read more »
 

Medbytes

From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

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 »

Allergy-and-Immunology

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 »

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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