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3rd May 2018
Controlling air pollution is an urgent global concern

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Air pollution has become a much-discussed topic these days. Lot is being written about and spoken about the rising pollution levels in the country and its impact on health. Air pollution has been recognized as a critical risk factor for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in adults, accounting for 24% of all deaths due to heart disease, 25% from stroke, 43% from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and 29% because of lung cancer.

New data from WHO has shown that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants reiterating the need for urgent action to check the dangerously high levels of pollution. . ... read more

Video Of The Day : Police learning CPR

Did you know that there is a customized loan for doctors?

Yes, there’s a special personal loan just for doctors by Bajaj Finserv, which makes getting financing easier, quicker and more convenient. .... read more

Breaking News

Delhi Medical Council terms AIIMS doctors strike illegal, may initiate action

The Delhi Medical Council (DMC) has termed the strike observed by Resident Doctors Association (RDA) of All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) as illegal. Condemning the strike, the council said it will soon come up with a memorandum regarding the issue and that unnecessary strike will not be tolerated..... read more

SC issues notices on bonds for super speciality docs

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Centre, Medical Council of India and others on a plea by doctors challenging the mandatory service bond or penalty introduced by the state governments, including Karnataka for pursuing super speciality courses..... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 3rd May

Public Health Ministry of health is soon launching National Health Resource Repository through CBHI to create a comprehensive, robust registry with details on infrastructure, services, patient load, manpower and equipments of all over 25 lac public and private health care facilities..... read more

Practice Updates

Adopting five healthy habits increases longevity

Following five lifestyle habits, including eating a healthy diet, regular exercise (30+ minutes a day of moderate to vigorous activity) and not smoking, keeping a healthy body weight (18.5-24.9 kg/m), and moderate alcohol consumption ..... read more

3-D printing is transforming care for congenital heart disease

3-D printing is an emerging technology that is impacting the way cardiologists treat patients with congenital heart disease (CHD), according to a review paper published April 30, 2018 in JACC: Basic to Translational Science.... read more

Better postoperative outcomes with radial artery grafts for CABG

Lower rate of adverse cardiac events and a higher rate of patency at 5 years of follow-up were observed when radial artery was used in place of saphenous vein for multivessel coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in a study published April 30, 2018 in the New England Journal of Medicine..... read more

Dabrafenib + trametinib approved for treatment of some patients with melanoma

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the combination of dabrafenib (Tafinlar, Novartis) and trametinib (Mekinist, Novartis) for the adjuvant treatment of patients with resected, stage III melanoma with BRAFV600 mutations..... read more

Emotional distress from managing diabetes hinders glycemic control

According to a study published online March 28, 2018 in the journal Diabetes Care, people with diabetes had better glycemic control when they get encouragement from family and friends to help them overcome the stress of managing their disease..... read more

Glyburide not a first-line treatment for gestational diabetes

New research examining the effect of glyburide vs subcutaneous insulin on perinatal complications among women with gestational diabetes published online May 1, 2018 in JAMA recommends against glyburide, an oral sulfonylurea drug, as a first-line treatment for gestational diabetes..... read more

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Alcohol consumption can increase the risk of atrial fibrillation
Lifestyle changes made at a younger age can improve heart health
New Delhi, 2nd May 2018: A new study has warned that smoking and alcohol consumption increase the lifetime risk of a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation. This can further lead to a stroke, dementia, heart failure, and other complications. It is important for people to be aware of atrial fibrillation especially because it is emerging as a global epidemic and poses considerable socioeconomic burden.

Under normal conditions, the heart contracts and relaxes to a regular beat. In atrial fibrillation, the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) beat irregularly (quiver) instead of beating effectively to move blood into the ventricles.

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