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18 Important Medical Research Outcomes of 2019

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO and HCFI, Past National President IMA
5th January 2020
1. New neurons proliferate in the hippocampus as we age, even into the ninth decade of life (Nature Medicine).
2. Novel protein-coding genes evolve on a de novo basis far more commonly than previously thought (Nature Ecology and Evolution).... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Mitochondrial metabolites held responsible for disease physiology

5th January 2020 Nephrology Pathology & Lab Medicine
Mitochondria are cell organelles which regulate several cellular functions. Recent evidence has suggested that TCA cycle intermediates also act as signaling molecules with functions controlling chromatin modifications,... Read more »
Practice Updates

HPV vaccines with broadest ever therapeutic range to enter clinical trial

5th January 2020Oncology Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
An HPV vaccine which may act against persistent HPV infections and reduce the risk of women developing cervical cancer is going to be tested in clinical trial. Human papilloma virus infections occur commonly, but about 10% of infections are not cleared,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Air pollution affects bone health

5th January 2020 Internal Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A recent study conducted in India on over 3700 people has suggested a link between air pollution and a higher risk to develop osteoporosis. The effect of air pollution on health such as lung cancer, stroke, and respiratory diseases is already well documented.... Read more »

What men eat, affects their sperm quality

5th January 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A new study in which healthy young men were fed on a diet rich in sugar showed that sperm are influenced by diet, and the effects are seen in quick time. The study published in PLOS Biology throws a new light on the functioning...Read more »  

New treatment modality in malaria

5th January 2020 Pediatrics Pathology & Lab Medicine
Scientists have identified molecules which are capable of inhibiting DNA methylation and thus killing even the most resistant Plasmodium falciparum parasites. The results of this study were published in the journal ACS Central Science on November 27, 2019.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Are life-saving machines, devices and equipments like CPAP machine covered under insurance policy?

5th January 2020
Life-saving machines and devices such as pacemaker, CPAP, BiPAP, orthopedic implants, intracardiac valve replacements, vascular stents, relevant laboratory diagnostic tests, X-ray and such similar implants and machines are often prescribed...Read more »

eMedi Humor

What It Means

5th January 2020
Five year old Becky answered the door when the Census taker came by.
She told the Census taker that her daddy was a doctor and wasn’t home, because he was performing an appendectomy. ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All of the following statement regarding management of side effects of hormonal therapy are correct except

5th January 2020
1. Vaginal bleeding is a warning sign for possible endometrial cancer or pathology in postmenopausal women on tamoxifen.
2. Fluoxetine is the "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI)" of choice for the management of hot flushes in women taking tamoxifen...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: High fat diet, prostate cancer prone

5th January 2020
Diets high in saturated fat increase the risk of prostate cancer. As per a report from University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston published in the International Journal of Cancer. Men who consume high saturated animal fat diet are two times... Read more »

eSpiritual: Dealing with Stress

5th January 2020
Stress may be broadly defined as comprising of three components, namely a "known situation, interpretation of a situation and the physical and mental reaction to that interpretation of the situation"....Read more »

Inspirational: Always Remember Those Who Serve

5th January 2020
In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. "How much is an ice cream sundae?" "Fifty cents," replied the waitress.... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Pathology labs mistrusted, need to break doc-lab nexus: Survey

There is a deep mistrust among citizens with pathology labs and people feel there is a strong need to address the doctor-pathology lab nexus. New Delhi, There is a deep mistrust among citizens with pathology labs and people feel...Read more »


From Other Newsletter



Coffee consumption counters sarcopenia in elderly men

Sarcopenia, an age-related loss of muscle mass and strength, can occur as a result of diminished levels and sensitivity of anabolic hormones, lack of physical activity, nutritional deficiencies, and comorbid diseases. Coffee is known to possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties... 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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