Dr k k Aggarwal

High-Protein Diet May not be Safe

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
4th December 2019
(Excerpts from Medscape): Even a high-protein diet, often recommended to lose weight or build muscles can be harmful to normally functioning kidneys as per two separate new studies from the Netherlands and Korea, published online in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. Many earlier studies have shown... Read more »

News From All Specialities

ICMR drafts guidelines for doctors to perform CPR on cardiac patients

4th December 2019 Business and Medicine,Public Health
New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has drafted a guide for doctors to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on a patient with cardiac arrest. The apex medical research body has drafted a position paper... Read more »
Practice Updates

'Prediabetes' common in U.S. teens, young adults

4th December 2019 Pharmacists, Pathology & Lab Medicine
About one in five teens and one in four young adults in the U.S. have slightly elevated blood sugar, sometimes known as “prediabetes,” that can lead to full-blown diabetes, a study suggests. For the study, researchers examined data... Read more »
Practice Updates

Warming temperatures put women at risk of giving birth early, says study

4th December 2019Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pharmacists
Women are at risk of giving birth early due to warmer temperatures brought on by the climate crisis, a new study finds. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, found that on days when temperatures soar past... Read more »
New drug to fight migraine shows promise

Obesity Drug a New Treatment Option for Dravet Syndrome?

4th December 2019 Pharmacists, Internal Medicine
Adding the obesity drug fenfluramine to an antiseizure medication regimen that includes the anticonvulsant stiripentol significantly reduces seizures in Dravet syndrome (DS), new research suggests....Read more »

Predicting Cognitive Decline in Heart Failure

4th December 2019 Pharmacists,Cardiology
Greater cognitive decline appeared to occur among systolic heart failure patients who had better cognitive function at baseline, a post-hoc analysis of the WARCEF trial data showed. Higher baseline Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is there a difference between active euthanasia and passive euthanasia?

4th December 2019
Yes. Active euthanasia and passive euthanasia differ from each other.
Active euthanasia means where death is caused by the administration of a lethal injection or drugs. Active euthanasia also includes physician-assisted suicide,...Read more »

HCFI Survey

In 2020 I would like the new healthy policy to

4th December 2019
1. Add degenerative and immunological diseases to be added in insurance
2. Duty hours of employees should be strictly followed like the ones for airplane pilots...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Visiting a barber

4th December 2019
A man enters a barber shop for a shave. While the barber is foaming him up, he mentions the problems he has getting a close shave around the cheeks....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is not a post transcriptional modification of RNA?

4th December 2019
1. Splicing.
2. 5' capping.
3. 3' polyadenylation....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Clinicians Should Aggressively Treat Unhealthy Lifestyles

4th December 2019
Health care providers should treat unhealthy behaviors as aggressively as they treat hypertension, high cholesterol, and other heart disease risk factors, according to an American Heart Association policy statement... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spirituality The Key To Health

4th December 2019
To stay healthy, we must eat right, get plenty of exercise and rest, and avoid bad habits such as smoking. But, now it is said that “what you believe in” can have a big impact on health and longevity. There have been a lot of studies...Read more »

Inspirational: How to Handle Teens

4th December 2019
A wise old gentleman retired and purchased a modest home near a junior high school. He spent the first few weeks of his retirement in peace and contentment. Then a new school year began.... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Time to take stock of your winter check list

Winter is here. Most people have still not overcome pollution effects. A deep breath of cold winter air can be risky for people with asthma, bronchitis, or COPD. (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)...Read more »


From Other Newsletter



Herbal remedies in the management of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is one of the commonest metabolic bone disorders that is associated with decreased bone strength. This progressive systemic skeletal disorder increases the susceptibility to fractures.... Read more »


Race disparity in blood sphingolipidomics associated with lupus cardiovascular comorbidity.

Systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) is a chronic multi-organ autoimmune disease. Genetic and environmental factors contribute to the disease onset and severity. Sphingolipids are signaling molecules involved in regulating cell...Read more »


Fracture Risk Increased Among Those with Atopic Dermatitis

A large population-based study reports a definitive increase in risk for hip, pelvis, spine, and wrist fractures among adults with atopic dermatitis. The risk was even higher for patients with severe disease.... Read more »

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