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Virtual autopsy will be a reality: An IMA success story

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
7th December 2019
New Delhi: AIIMS Delhi and Indian Council of Medical Research have joined hands to work on a technique for post-mortem without dissecting the body and it is likely to be functional within the next six months, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said in Rajya Sabha Tuesday. India will be the first country to start “virtual autopsy”... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Fight breathing problems due to cold and dry air in winter!

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
7th December 2019
A deep breath of cold winter air can be risky for people with asthma, bronchitis, or COPD. It can trigger wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. It can irritate the airways, causing the upper airways to narrow and making it a little harder to breathe even in healthy individuals.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

More than 140,000 die from measles as cases surge worldwide

7th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Pediatrics
Worldwide more than 140,000 people died from measles in 2018, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC). These deaths occurred as... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA launches app for health care professionals to report novel uses of existing medicines for patients with difficult-to-treat infectious diseases

7th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the global launch of CURE ID, an internet-based repository that will allow the clinical community to report their experiences treating difficult-to-treat infectious diseases with... Read more »
Practice Updates

Rural hospital acquisitions may reduce patient services

7th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Internal Medicine
Although hospitals can improve financially when they join larger health systems, the merger may also reduce access to services for patients in rural areas, according to a new study. After an affiliation, rural hospitals are more likely... Read more »
New drug to fight migraine shows promise

Combined Exercise Types Optimal for Older Obese Adults Losing Weight

7th December 2019 Pharmacists, Public Health
Combining aerobic and resistance exercise not only optimally improved physical function, but also protected against loss of bone mineral density (BMD) that can occur during weight loss therapy in older obese adults,...Read more »

Hair Dyes Linked to Elevated Breast Cancer Risk

7th December 2019 Pharmacists,Public Health
Use of permanent hair dye or hair straightening chemicals were both associated with a higher risk for breast cancer than 'never use' — and the risks are particularly pronounced among black women, a new analysis... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a Doctor give 100% guarantee that the treatment and/or surgery would be beneficial to the patient?

7th December 2019
No doctor can give 100% guarantee that the treatment or surgery would be beneficial for the patient. For that matter, no guarantee is given by any doctor or surgeon that the patient would be cured. The only assurance which a doctor can give...Read more »

HCFI Survey

In 2020 I would like the new healthy policy to

7th December 2019
1. Add degenerative and immunological diseases to be added in insurance
2. Duty hours of employees should be strictly followed like the ones for airplane pilots...Read more »

eMedi Humor

"Swim with the tide"

7th December 2019
After the robbers left, the bank manager told the bank supervisor to call the police quickly. The supervisor says "Wait, wait, wait, let's put the 5 million we embezzled into the amount the robbers robbed"....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The nurse on duty is aware that most oral pediatric medications are administered

7th December 2019
a. With the nighttime formula
b. 1/2 hour after meals...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Top 10 ways to keep the kidneys healthy

7th December 2019
1. Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol.
2. Control weight.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Relieve stress by changing the interpretation

7th December 2019
Stress is the reaction of the body or the mind to the interpretation of a known situation. Stress management, therefore, involves either changing the situation, changing the interpretation or taming the body the yogic way...Read more »

Inspirational: The Cross Room

7th December 2019
A young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer. "Lord, I can't go on," he said. "I have too heavy a cross to bear." The Lord replied, "My son, if you can't bear its weight, just place your cross inside this room.... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Five Easy Ways to Protect Yourself From Air Pollution

Air pollution, a silent killer, can have both short term and long term effects on health, but these can be curtailed through some easy steps New Delhi: “My father, a former heart surgery survivor and someone who has been living with the...Read more »


From Other Newsletter



Herbal remedies in the management of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is one of the commonest metabolic bone disorders that is associated with decreased bone strength. This progressive systemic skeletal disorder increases the susceptibility to fractures.... Read more »


Race disparity in blood sphingolipidomics associated with lupus cardiovascular comorbidity.

Systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) is a chronic multi-organ autoimmune disease. Genetic and environmental factors contribute to the disease onset and severity. Sphingolipids are signaling molecules involved in regulating cell...Read more »


Fracture Risk Increased Among Those with Atopic Dermatitis

A large population-based study reports a definitive increase in risk for hip, pelvis, spine, and wrist fractures among adults with atopic dermatitis. The risk was even higher for patients with severe disease.... Read more »

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