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1st May 2018
Always eat fully cooked meat

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The sale of meat has fallen in Kolkata following rumors that chemically processed carcass meat was being sold to the public. As a result, the price of fish increased markedly due to increased demand.

The carcass meat had been treated with chemicals like calcium propionate, aluminum phosphate, aluminum sulfate and other nitrites and nitrates to pass it off as fresh meat. It has been suggested that lead sulfates may also have been used.

This unregulated use of chemicals to keep the meat fresh at the same time retaining its odor and flavor is dangerous for human health and may even be potentially fatal. ... read more


How can Electronic Health Records Improve your practice

Are you a medical practitioner, who dreams of expanding his practice, but the dreams get entangled with the daily operation of the practice? Does the doctor in you, has to take a back seat, to do the clerical tasks? Are you still stuck with physical paperwork? Electronic health records (EHR) is the answer to all your practice needs! With EHR, you can work hard and work smart.... read more

Top News

"Leaving no one behind – saving lives through immunization" exhibit

To mark European Immunization Week and World Immunization Week 2018, WHO/Europe and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) collaborated to create a photo and video exhibit titled "Leaving no one behind – saving lives through immunization". The exhibit showcases WHO and ..... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 1st May

Legal: Doctors are reluctant to discuss prognostic information because of concerns about a negative impact on the patient-doctor relationship, but accumulating evidence suggests that prognostic disclosure might improve patient satisfaction. ( J Clin Oncol 2018; 36:225.)..... read more

Practice Updates

Severely obese RA patients have more rapidly progressing disability

Severely obese patients with rheumatoid arthritis have more rapidly progressing disability than patients compared to overweight adults, according to a study reported April 30, 2018 in the journal Arthritis Care & Research. A management strategy for weight loss therefore benefits patients with rheumatoid ..... read more

Lipid accumulation in brain indicates early Parkinson's disease

High levels of glycosphingolipids in the brain may be an early sign of Parkinson's disease, suggests a study published April 29, 2018 online in Neurobiology of Aging .... read more

Metabolically healthy obesity not a reliable predictor of future cardiovascular risk

Latest analysis from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) cohort published April 24 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology show that even metabolically healthy obesity is not a reliable indicator of future risk for cardiovascular events or transition to metabolic syndrome. Hence, .... read more

Five major issues associated with the use of NOACs

A study published online April 18, 2018 in JAMA Surgery has identified five major issues associated with the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in the perioperative setting: patient populations for which NOAC use is indicated and contraindicated, the timing of NOAC treatment ..... read more

IBD patients at risk of Parkinson's disease

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk for Parkinson's disease (PD), but early treatment with anti–tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy appears to offer protection, according to a study reported in JAMA Neurology online April 23, 2018.,.... read more

Nusinersen safe and effective in children with infantile-onset spinal muscular atrophy

Longer-term use of the antisense oligonucleotide nusinersen is both safe and effective in children with infantile-onset spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). These results from the open-label SHINE study of patients who were transitioned from the phase 3 ENDEAR trial were presented April 24, 2018...... read more

High BMI & shorter total vaginal length predict unsuccessful pessary fitting in symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse

A higher body mass index (BMI) and shorter total vaginal length in a patient predict unsuccessful pessary fitting in women with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse. The study published April 26, 2018 in BJOG further suggests that vaginal pessary in not a suitable option for women with a total vaginal length less than 7.3 cm. ...... read more

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India still has a long way to go in preventing rabies
Lack of awareness about rabies protocols exacerbates problems
New Delhi, 30th April 2018: Although rabies is a 100% preventable condition, South East Asia’s substantial progress in driving down the burden of the disease remains an issue till date. More than 26,000 people in the region die of rabies every year. India alone accounts for about one-third of all related deaths. Lack of awareness remains a major impediment to timely treatment.

Rabies is caused due to a virus, which is transmitted when an infected animal bites or scratches a human being. Almost 95% of the cases result from dog bites. If a person gets rabies, then death is almost certain.

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