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Senseless killing of Japanese doctor condemned by WMA and CMAAO

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
8th December 2019
The World Medical Association and Confederation of Medical Association of Asia and Oceania have condemned as “abhorrent” the killing of a Japanese doctor in Afghanistan. Dr. Tetsu Nadkamura 73, who had devoted his career to improving the lives of Afghans,... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Immune markers

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
8th December 2019
A Cleveland Clinic study published in JAMA Network Open showed that lymphopenia is associated with death due to heart disease, cancer and respiratory infections, including influenza and pneumonia.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

More complex foodborne disease outbreaks require new technologies, greater transparency

8th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Pathology & Lab Medicine
Food safety authorities and experts from 135 countries are meeting for the first time in a decade, calling for stronger action to protect people’s health and safeguard national and global economies from the effects of ever more complex.... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA approves first generics of Gilenya

8th December 2019 Neurology, Internal Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved three applications for first generics of Gilenya (fingolimod) capsules for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in adult patients. “Approving safe and effective... Read more »
Practice Updates

Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak

8th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Pharmacists
Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against measles as it lifted a two-day curfew imposed amid an outbreak that has killed 65 in recent weeks. There were, however, 103 new cases... Read more »
New drug to fight migraine shows promise

Living Near Oil Refinery Tied to Greater Bladder Cancer Risk

8th December 2019 Pharmacists, Public Health
Living near an oil refinery was tied to increased risk of bladder cancer, according to a study in Texas. After adjusting for various demographic and socioeconomic variables, individuals living within 10 miles of a refinery had...Read more »

New Typhoid Fever Vaccine Protects Young Children

8th December 2019 Pharmacists, Pediatrics
The first field trial of a new typhoid vaccine that can be used in young children provides protection for 81.6% of recipients, opening the door to better control of a disease that affects 11 million people each year and kills roughly 117,000.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a registered medical practitioner compel or force his patient to purchase the drug / medicine from him only?

8th December 2019
No, the registered medical practitioner cannot compel or force his patient to purchase the drug/medicine from him only. Though as per Item No. 5 of the Schedule K of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 and Clause 6.3 of the Code of Medical Ethics,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

For crying out loud

8th December 2019
With all the new technology regarding fertility, an 88-year-old woman was able to give birth to a baby recently. When she was discharged from the hospital and went home, various relatives came to visit....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All of the following are known risk factors for development of endometrial carcinoma except:

8th December 2019
1. Obesity.
2. Family history....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 5 steps to healthy bones and a fracture-free future

8th December 2019
1. Exercise regularly: Weight-bearing, muscle-strengthening and balance-training exercises are the best.
2. Ensure a diet rich in bone-healthy nutrients: Calcium,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why are coconut and kalash used in all poojas?

8th December 2019
If nature wanted you to drink coconut water in non-coastal areas it would not have grown coconuts in the coastal areas is a common naturopathic saying. Coconut water is the treatment for most humidity-related illness in coastal areas....Read more »

Inspirational: To Risk

8th December 2019
To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Delhi: Planned surgeries put off for a third day at 2 hospitals

Both hospitals are associated with Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC). More than 20 major planned surgeries are conducted daily in these two hospitals, a source said. New Delhi: Planned surgeries had to be postponed...Read more »


From Other Newsletter



Effects of Withania somnifera supplementation on muscle strength and recovery

Withania somnifera or Ashwagandha, also known as Indian Ginseng, is known for its analgesic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-stress, anti-diabetic, neuroprotective, immunoprotective and cardioprotective effects.... Read more »


Real world assessment of asthma control and severity in children, adolescents and adults.

A new study published in TheJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. In Practice aimed toexamine the rates and relative contributions of co-morbidities and care settings in terms of asthma...Read more »


Staphylococcus epidermidis: A Potential New Player in the Physiopathology of Acne

Research seems to confirm the beneficial role of S. epidermidis in acne by limiting Cutibacterium acnes over colonisation and inflammation. C. acnes has been identified as one of the main triggers of acne. However,... Read more »

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