Dr k k Aggarwal

FDA Makes Legal Smoking raised to 21: All countries should raise it and make it uniform

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
4th January 2020
The smoking age is the minimum legal age required to purchase or smoke tobacco products. Most countries have laws that restrict those below a minimum age from legally purchasing tobacco products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has raised the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. As per FDA... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Investing in health workers yields ‘triple dividend’, WHO chief says in New Year’s message

4th January 2020Public Health Business and Medicine
At the start of the new year and new decade, the head of the United Nations health agency thanked “the brave health workers” around the globe and asked that the world do better in supporting them. “They are doing life-saving work every day,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Binge drinking and heavy alcohol consumption may damage the heart

4th January 2020 Internal Medicine Cardiology
Binge drinking and heavy alcohol consumption may directly damage the heart muscle, a new study suggests. In an analysis of data from nearly 3,000 adults from northwest Russia, researchers found that heavy drinking...Read more »
Practice Updates

Ocean climate patterns linked to diarrhea epidemic outbreaks: Study

4th January 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Gastroenterology
Spikes in cases of life-threatening diarrhea in young children across the world may be associated with climate conditions linked to the oceans, according to a study which may lead to new early-warning systems to prepare for diarrhea epidemics.... Read more »

Interferon Assays Useful in Latent TB Screening in Children

4th January 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pediatrics
In children under age 15, interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) appear no less effective than the standard tuberculin skin test (TST) in detecting latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and offer high specificity and negative predictive values....Read more »  

Underlying Cardiomyopathy May Cause Some Cryptogenic Stroke

4th January 2020 Pharmacists Neurology
Some patients with an ischemic stroke of unknown origin may have underlying cardiomyopathies that could be detected with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a new study suggests. For this study, 132 patients (mean age 68 years) with ischemic stroke of unknown origin (after having had an echocardiogram).... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

When is it a case of negligence?

4th January 2020
If no inquiry or experts are required, then it is a clear case of negligence. In such cases, medical negligence is established based on the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur (the thing speaks for itself).
• If there is any evidence of prima facie case, never events or mens rea...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Upset is Unhealthy

4th January 2020
The mother of a problem child was advised by a psychiatrist, "You are far too upset and worried about your son. I suggest you take tranquilizers regularly." On her next visit the psychiatrist asked, "Have the tranquilizers calmed you down?"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

What percentage of your diet should fat make up?

4th January 2020
A. About 10 percent of your daily calories.
B. About 20 percent of your daily calories.
C. About 30 percent of your daily calories....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 3 diet changes to help lower cholesterol levels (Harvard)

4th January 2020
If you have high cholesterol (a total cholesterol level of 240 milligrams per deciliter of blood or above), taking steps to lower it can greatly reduce your chances of having a heart attack. For every 10% drop in your cholesterol level,... Read more »

eSpiritual: What is the importance of life force?

4th January 2020
A physical body becomes useless once the life force is gone. The same body, which was lovable to everyone, becomes a liability after death. Everyone wants to dispose it as early as possible, as keeping a dead body at home is considered a bad omen....Read more »

Inspirational: Get What You Give

4th January 2020
A son and his father were walking on the mountains. Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!" To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Researchers inch closer to potential treatment for heart diseases

The study has shown that a protein therapy-recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor-AB (rhPDGF-AB) can improve the outcomes that follow myocardial infarction. Washington D.C: Researchers in a recent study have found a potential treatment for heart diseases that follow after a heart attack...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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