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“Undetectable Equals Untransmittable,” or U=U.

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
9th December 2019
This means that people living with HIV who achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load — the amount of virus in their blood — by taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) as prescribed do not sexually transmit HIV to others.... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Ticks and tick borne diseases : New diseases to revisit in 2020

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
9th December 2019
Ticks and tick borne diseases are increasingly becoming a major health concern for humans, domesticated animals, and livestock. More than 90% of the nearly 60,000 cases of nationally notifiable vector-borne diseases reported in 2017.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO unveils plan to tackle rising HIV drug resistance in Africa

9th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Pathology & Lab Medicine
Growing resistance to HIV drugs in Africa is threatening the significant progress made in the global fight against the virus. In an effort to reinforce the gains and end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the World Health Organization... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA authorizes marketing of diagnostic test that uses novel technology to detect MRSA bacteria

9th December 2019Business and Medicine, Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized marketing of a new diagnostic test based on bacterial viability and novel technology to detect Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterial colonization,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Brushing your teeth could be good for your heart

9th December 2019 Cardiology, Pharmacists
People who brush their teeth three times a day are less likely to develop atrial fibrillation or heart failure than those with less consistent oral hygiene habits, a Korean study suggests. Researchers examined data on 161,286 people... Read more »
New drug to fight migraine shows promise

Norovirus forces NHS England to close 1,100 hospital beds

9th December 2019 Internal Medicine, Pathology & Lab Medicine
Hospitals in England have had to shut more than 1,100 beds because of a serious outbreak of the norovirus winter vomiting bug. That is almost double the number that were closed for the same reason this time last year....Read more »

Kids Who Snack May Have Better-Quality Diets

9th December 2019 Pharmacists, Pediatrics
Children who eat between meals may be getting fruits and other elements of a healthy diet that they would not otherwise eat, a small study of kids' diet quality suggests. Researchers examined data on eating habits among... Read more »

Less Invasive Approach as Good as Surgery for Achalasia

9th December 2019 Pathology & Lab Medicine Gastroenterology
In idiopathic achalasia patients, a less invasive procedure proved equal to a surgical approach in controlling symptoms at 2 years but resulted in more cases of gastroesophageal reflux, according to an international randomized trial.... Read more »

Occupational Pesticide Exposure Linked to CVD

9th December 2019 Pharmacists, Cardiology
High levels of exposure to pesticides are positively associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence, research based on the Kuakini Honolulu Heart Program (HPP) suggests. The longest longitudinal study of occupational pesticide ... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What procedure and safeguard is to be followed if there is no advance medical directive?

9th December 2019
In the landmark judgment titled as “Common Cause versus Union of India, 2018 (5) SCC 1 passed by the Hon’ble Constitution Bench of 4 Judges of the Supreme Court of India, it has held that: “192. It is necessary to make it clear...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Old age secret

9th December 2019
Grandpa was celebrating his 100th birthday and everybody complimented him on how athletic and well-preserved he appeared. "Gentlemen, I will tell you the secret of my success," he cackled. ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is not an important division of subclavian artery?

9th December 2019
a- thyrocervical trunk
b- vertebral artery ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: If you have high BP keep your sugar lower than 90

9th December 2019
Hypertension is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. If not properly managed, people with hypertension are likely to end up with diabetes with subsequent high risk of kidney damage.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Prakriti, Vikriti and Sanskriti

9th December 2019
Prakriti is when a person lives for himself or when his actions are centered towards oneself. Sanskriti is when one lives for the sake of others and vikriti is nothing but distortion in one’s living...Read more »

Inspirational: Learn and Earn

9th December 2019
Chuan and Jing joined a wholesale company together just after graduation. Both worked very hard. After several years, the boss promoted Jing to sales executive but Chuan remained a sales rep. One... 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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