Dr k k Aggarwal

Most Kota infants' deaths in India are occurring within 48 hours of admission

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
7th January 2020
Net death rate of an institution is not the same as gross death rate. In Kota government hospital over 106 infants have died. If we want to do preventive Public Health audit, we need to compare the gross death rate with the institutional net death rate; both are different terms.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Hearing loss is a major modifiable risk factor for developing dementia

7th January 2020 Psychiatry Neurology
Recent findings have suggested a link between minimal hearing loss and decline in cognitive functions. It has been shown that the biggest drop in cognitive ability occurs at the slightest level of hearing loss – a reduction from zero to the "normal" level of 25 decibels.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Having less muscle and more body fat may have a negative impact on the flexibility of thinking with advancing age

7th January 2020Allergy & Immunology Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The investigators have reported that middle-aged individuals who had higher amounts of fat in their midsection had worse fluid intelligence (concept which refers to the ability to think and reason flexibly) as they got older....Read more »
Practice Updates

Viral pneumonia outbreak is not SARS, MERS or bird flu, state the Chinese healthcare authorities

7th January 2020 Public Health Pathology & Lab Medicine
According to the Chinese healthcare authorities in Wuhan, an outbreak of viral pneumonia was not Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) or bird flu. The search for the cause and source is still on.... Read more »

Obese people who undergo weight loss surgery have a reduced risk of developing skin cancer

7th January 2020 Oncology Pharmacists
The incidence of melanoma is remarkably reduced in patients with obesity after bariatric surgery. In this study, individuals in the surgery group (n = 2,007) had lost an average of 21.6 kg while those in the control group (n = 2,040) had remained...Read more »  

Asthma has been determined as a contributing cause of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor-induced cough

7th January 2020 Allergy & Immunology Pathology & Lab Medicine
The findings of a study published in The Clinical Respiratory Journal reported that asthma and an atopic background form a substantial risk factor for angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor induced cough. On the contrary,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to specify in which specialty he has done?

7th January 2020
No, it is not mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to specify in which specialty he has done his post-graduation qualification (MD/MS) on the prescription made by him to his patient. As per the provisions of Clause 1.4.2 of Indian Medical Council...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Get me a Battleship

7th January 2020
After lunching at the Algonquin Hotel, Robert walked through the lobby, out the front door, and said to the uniformed man on the sidewalk, "My good man, would you please get me a taxi?" The man immediately took offense and replied indignantly,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Epidermodysplasia veruniciformis is caused by which of the following HPV serotypes:

7th January 2020
b.3...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: About thyroid gland

7th January 2020
• Low functioning thyroid is a new epidemic of the society affecting more than 3% of people. If thyroid function is low, it causes weight gain, loss of energy, cold intolerance and menstrual irregularities in women.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do we Offer Food to God in Every Pooja?

7th January 2020
We follow a ritual of offering ‘bhog’ to the deity we worship. The ritual also involves sprinkling water all around the place where we sit down to eat food. Many people have advocated that the sprinkling of water is related to preventing ants and insects from approaching the food....Read more »

Inspirational: Helping Yourself

7th January 2020
Well my story starts 3 years ago. I was working in a retail store; I like to talk to everybody and know what’s going on in their lives. I remember this one girl who started working there a few months after me. I remember always seeing her.... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Scientific study finds additional uses of anti-cancer drugs

More than the removal of tumor cells from the body, doctors working on cancer patients aim to provide a scenario that would prevent tumor cells from proliferating and causing a new disease....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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