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Important 2019 take home heart messages

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
6th January 2020
• Icosapent ethyl a prescription omega-3 fatty acid, reduced the risk for cardiovascular events by 25% in people with elevated triglyceride levels who were taking statins (REDUCE-IT led the US FDA to approve icosapent ethyl for CV risk reduction in December.
• COMPLETE trial: STEMI heart attack with multivessel disease benefit from complete revascularization of any other angiographically... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Weight loss can make diabetes remission possible!

6th January 2020 Diabetes and Endocrinology Public Health
Recent study led by the University of Cambridge has suggested that people who achieve weight loss of 10% or more in the first five years after the diagnosis with type 2 diabetes have the highest chances of seeing their diabetes go in remission. The results of the study suggest... Read more »
Practice Updates

New drugs to fight multidrug-resistant strains

6th January 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Resistance to antibiotics is a major problem plaguing the world. Scientists are now exploring alternatives to antibiotics. One of the objectives of the Phage4Cure project is to overcome multidrug-resistant pathogens with viruses called bacteriophages...Read more »
Practice Updates

Sleep less, eat more!

6th January 2020Neurology Psychiatry
Research has shown that a loss of sleep can make you eat more. It has been suggested that total sleep deprivation can trigger brain in response to food stimuli. Study volunteers who entered a nine-day period with built up sleep debt were observed and scientists concluded that;... Read more »

Cardiorespiratory exercises improve brain health

6th January 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Cardiology
A study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings has shown a link between cardiorespiratory fitness and brain health, especially in gray matter and total brain volume. Cardiorespiratory fitness refers to the ability of the circulatory and respiratory systems to supply oxygen during physical activity....Read more »  

5 Eye-myths busted!

6th January 2020 Neurology Ophthalmology
Regular eye checkups can reduce half of all cases of blindness can be avoided or treated according to Harvard Medical School. It discredits five common eye myths:
1. Doing eye exercises will not improve or preserve sight... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is there any restriction on the use of loud speakers or public address system in India?

6th January 2020
Yes. The Noise Rules, 2000 have restricted the use of loud speakers / public address system and the same cannot be used without written permission. The loudspeakers / public address system / sound producing instruments / musical instruments cannot be used during night time,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Knowledge is worth as much as gold

6th January 2020
The next day, TV news reported that 100 million was taken from the bank. The robbers counted and counted and counted, but they could only count 20 million. The robbers were very angry and complained "We risked our lives and only took 20 million;...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A client has undergone with penile implant. After 24 hours of surgery, the client’s scrotum was edematous and painful. The nurse should:

6th January 2020
a. Assist the client with Seitz bath
b. Apply warm soaks in the scrotum...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Clinicians should aggressively treat unhealthy lifestyles

6th January 2020
Unhealthy behaviors should be managed as aggressively as hypertension, high cholesterol, and other heart disease risk factors, according to an American Heart Association policy statement published in the journal Circulation.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescriptions – Controlling the Inner Noise

6th January 2020
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali define yoga as restraint of the mental states (Chapter 1.2). In the state of total restraint, the mind is devoid of any external object and is in its true self or the consciousness. To control the mind many Vedic scholars have given their own formulas....Read more »

Inspirational: Power of Thought: Hitting Unseen Target

6th January 2020
Yogi Raman was a true master of the art of archery. One morning, he invited his favorite disciple to watch a display of his skill. The disciple had seen this more than a hundred times before, but he nevertheless obeyed his teacher.... 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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