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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
6th December 2018
Meri Naina ki Shaadi

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

A marriage is a joyous occasion. There is happiness all around. The atmosphere abounds with fun and laughter. A marriage is a family affair to be celebrated with close family and friends.

My daughter, Naina, was married on 2nd December. Like all fathers, I too was a happy and proud father that day. But, for me, the wedding was a different experience all together. It was very profound and spiritual experience for me. It was my endeavour to have something for everybody who was present, so all could experience the ananda of the marriage ceremony. ...read more

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Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 6th December 2018

Check B12 deficiency in all patients on metformin: Diabetes patients taking metformin should have their vitamin B12 levels assessed regularly to avoid peripheral nerve damage. Vast majority of patients are not tested and almost 1 in 10 have vitamin B12 deficiency... read more

Practice Updates

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Older postmenopausal women with tooth loss are a high risk group for developing hypertension

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New guidelines for psoriatic arthritis released

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Study shows hydroxyurea to be safe for children with sickle cell anemia

Hydroxyurea treatment was feasible and safe in children with sickle cell anemia living in sub-Saharan Africa. Hydroxyurea use reduced the incidence of vaso-occlusive events, infections, malaria, transfusions, and death, which supports the need for wider access to treatment. These... read more

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Press Release
It is the marriage season: All women to be married should take folic acid supplementation
In view of the marriage season, the Heart Care Foundation of India recommends that all women to be married should start taking folic acid supplements
 
New Delhi, 05 December 2018: Statistics indicate that fewer than one in three pregnant women in India have access to iron and folic acid supplements, according to NFHS-IV. This is even after the percentage of women consuming these supplements during pregnancy doubled between 2005/06 and 2015/16, from 15% to 30%. There is a need to generate awareness about the importance of folic acid supplementation before and during pregnancy.

Folic acid is needed for the normal development of the baby. It can help prevent major birth problems called neural tube defects or NTDs; women need to take folic acid every day not only starting in the first trimester but even before they become pregnant to help prevent NTDs.

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