emedinews: 5th Oct.

DMC Election results announced

Dr KK Aggarwal, editor daily emedinews and president heart care foundation of India, the only medical daily of the country was elected as the member Delhi Medical Council in the election held in the city here today. Others who got elected were Dr Vinay Aggarwal, Dr Chander Prakash, Dr Anil Goel, Dr Praveen Bhatia, Dr N P Singh, dr Ajay Gambhir and Dr A Bansal. The election saw a high profiule election campaigning o one side the mud sledging on each other on the other side.


Thanks You Readers

Dr KK Aggarwal editor in chief of daily emedinews thanked all its readers for the support they gave in his DMC Elections.


MTNL Perfect Health Mela Update

Inaugurating the 10 days? annual popular health carnival, the MTNL Perfect Health Mela, Prof. (Dr.) Kiran Walia, Health Minister, Delhi Government on 3rd said that lifestyle disorders are on the rise in the country in general and Delhi in particular. She showed concern about the rising lifestyle disorders amongst middle class and upper lower class people. Eating junk food and not exercising are the two main reasons which are affecting this population. Dr. Kanwar Sain, Mayor Delhi, who himself is a medical doctor, said that the rising epidemic of obesity in the city affecting almost 35% of the population is a matter of concern. He further said that anemia is rampant in the society and needs to be controlled. MCD is also doing a general public survey and distributing iron tablets to people with anemia. Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, President of the Mela said that the mela will be a perfect picnic spot for public to understand everything about health.


Guests included Sh. R S P Sinha, CMD, Acharya Sadhvi Sadhna Ji Maharaj, Sh. T V Prabhu, CMD Oriental Bank of Commerce, Sh. Anuj Sinha, Advisor, DST, Sh R Mehta Advisor, Env. Ministry, Sh H B Bhangur, CMD Shree Cement Ltd, Sh Vivek Kumar, Trustee,  Brij Rama Foundation., Dr. P K Sharma, MOH, NDMC, Dr. N K Yadav, MHO, MCD, Dr. S Bhattacharjee, DHS, Mr. V K  Sinha,  Zonal Manager LIC and Sh. Deepak Jolly from Coca Cola.


Food Adulteration

Doctors cautioned the people against food adulteration in black pepper (kali mirch), saunf and udad ki daal. Black pepper may be coated with mineral oil, cloves (laung) with volatile oils and udad ki daal with artificial colours. The on-going Mela is giving practical demonstrations about the common adulteration practices. Mineral oil-coated black pepper gives kerosene like smell.  Coated black peppers can cause cancer in the long run.  The adulterated exhausted cloves when put in water will float on the surface. 


Adulterated pulses with artificial colours would make the water coloured when these pulses are mixed with water and shaken in a test tube.  Testing of starch as adulterant is also easy.  Boil small quantity of sample with some water, cool and add a few drops of iodine solution.  Formation of blue colour indicates presence of starch.  Starch is also added to chhena and paneer in this season.  Chalk powder can often be added in sugar, which can cause stomach disorder.  The test is very simple when this sugar is added to a glass of water the chalk will settle down at the bottom.  Washing soda is added in pithi sugar, which can cause skin disease and damage to respiratory tract.  When a few drop of hydrochloric acid is added to the sample, adulterated one will cause effervescence.


Heritage ? Inter Classical Dance School Competition

One of the main highlights of the Mela was ?LIC Heritage?, an inter classical dance school competition where Bharatnatyam and Kathak competitions were organised. First prize for Bharatnatyam Junior Solo was bagged by Sonali Sharma, second prize was shared by Rashi Chaudhary and Dikshita Venkatesh. The third prize was shared by Ramya Kannan and V. Praharhini. Consolation prize went to Astha Chauhan and Muskan. Shruti Gangadharan got the first prize in Bharatnatyam Senior Solo competition. The second prize went to Rajni Seshadri and the third prize to Deepa Narayanan. Shilpi Saini and Sapna Anil Atavar got the consolation prize. National Bal Bhawan got the first prize in Bharatnatyam Group competition and the second and third prizes were bagged by Nritya Bharti. The competition was judged by eminent Bharatnatyam dancers Jayalakshmi Eshwar, Rashmi Aggarwal and dancer-duo Nalini Kamalini.

Cheap three-drug combination helps cut heart risks

High-risk patients who took a combination of three heart drugs, a statin, an ace inhibitor and a low-dose aspirin -- cut their risk of a heart attack or stroke by as much as 80 percent. Even in people who took it less than half the time, they got over a 60 percent drop in heart attacks and strokes. The study published in the American Journal of Managed Care, those who took it more than half the time -- they got more like an 80 percent drop.

The study set out to offer a uniform approach to preventing heart attacks and strokes in people with heart disease or diabetes. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or suffer a stroke than people without diabetes, according to the American Heart Association.

Researchers at Kaiser Permanente followed 68,560 people with diabetes or heart disease who each day took the drug combination, consisting of 40 milligrams of the cholesterol fighter lovastatin and 20 milligrams of the blood pressure pill lisinopril for two years. People were also encouraged to take a low-dose aspirin. The treatment prevented 1,271 heart attacks and strokes in the first year of follow up.


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