Dr KK Aggarwal (Gp Editor in Chief)


Medanta to export doctors from other hospitals

Dr Naresh  Trehans MEDANTA is likely to have Dr Ashok Rajgopal, Dr Randhir Sood, Dr Vijay Kher and Dr R Ahlawat. Dr A N Jha has already joined them. On 9.9.9 three of the above resigned from respective hospitals. Many more are likely to follow. Keep treading emedinews.


DMC Elections update

The hot war is still on between FAITH and KARMA group. Now the fight will be for the 9th DMA seat. Four nominations from the government and the 8 eight others from govt. and medical colleges will decide who will ultimately become the president of DMC.


P K Jain from Panacea Biotec dies in the Kerala boat mishap

P K Jain and his family (only one survived) lost their lives.  He was a close friend of emedinews and a thorough gentleman. IJCP group wishes the almighty to rest his soul in peace.

Obese and Overweight Women Have a Higher Risk of Giving Birth to Baby with Heart Defects

The largest study of obesity during pregnancy and babies with heart defects in the United States finds that women who were overweight or obese before they became pregnant had an approximately 18 percent increased risk of having a baby with certain heart defects compared with women who were of normal body mass index (BMI) before they became pregnant.  Severely obese women had approximately a 30 percent increased risk, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, found a significant increase in several types of heart defects in babies born to overweight and obese women, compared to babies born to normal weight women. These included obstructive defects on the right side of the heart, and defects in the tissue that separates the two upper chambers of the heart.

Health Tip: Preventing Varicose Veins

While not all varicose veins can be prevented, the National Women's Health Information Center says there are things you can do to reduce your chances of getting new varicose veins:

Mini Stroke Found to Precede 1 in 8 Strokes

Just one of every eight strokes is preceded by a milder interruption of blood flow to the brain, called a transient ischemic attack (TIA), a new Canadian study shows. And because of that, the researchers conclude, such an attack is not the crucial warning sign that physicians need. The clinical implication of this study is that we cannot rely on the TIA as a warning signal to tell us to intervene to prevent a stroke because it is seen before only one of every eight strokes, said Dr. Daniel G. Hackam, an assistant professor of medicine in neurology at the University of Western Ontario in Canada and lead author of a report in the Sept. 29 issue of Neurology.

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