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26th April 2018
There has been a paradigm shift in the behavior of Aedes mosquitoes

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Over the past years, there has been a paradigm shift in Aedes mosquitoes, which cause dengue fever.

Traditionally, Aedes aegypti has been regarded as a day biter and one which breeds indoors and also bites inside the house. This perception no longer holds true.

Then - It bites only in the day.
Now - It bites in the light. Day and night does not matter.

Then - It breeds in safe water.
Now - It breeds in stagnant water from natural sources..... read more

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What are the different medical software available for doctors and how do they help?

Game changers for practicing physicians, surgeons, clinicians and doctors, medical software completely relieves the burden of managing patient files and records, keeping track of insurance claims and payment structures, and the entire array of HR functions—offering a technologically advanced solution without any of the complexity..... read more

Top News

World Immunization Week, April 24-30, 2018: “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”

World Immunization Week is celebrated in the last week of April. It is an annual event, which highlights the collective action needed to ensure that every person is protected from vaccine-preventable diseases..... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 26th April 2018

The US Centers for Disease Control has launched its latest round of ads designed to discourage smoking. The "Tips from Former Smokers" campaign features real-life people who have suffered real health effects of smoking. One of the new ads includes a woman named Christine who had to have half of her jaw removed because of oral cancer... read more

Practice Updates

Study identifies 17 new gene variants associated with depression

A genome-wide association study published online April 16, 2018 in Nature Communications of three depression phenotypes in UK Biobank has identified 17 independent loci that are significantly associated across the three phenotypes of broad depression, probable major depressive disorder (MDD),.... read more

Ticagrelor + aspirin increases saphenous vein graft patency

PAccording to a randomized trial reported online April 24, 2018 in JAMA, in patients undergoing elective CABG with saphenous vein grafting, ticagrelor + aspirin significantly increased graft patency after 1 year vs aspirin alone.... read more

Increased physical activity both before and after treatment improves survival in cancer patients

Cancer patients who are physically active both before and after treatment are 40% more likely to survive compared to those who are sedentary, according to new findings presented April 18, 2018 at the recent American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago.... read more

Erenumab effectively prevents episodic migraine

Results of a study presented April 24, 2018 at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2018 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California show the beneficial effect of erenumab in preventing episodic migraine in whom previous treatments have failed. Erenumab inhibits the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor, .... read more


High serum levels of fibrinogen are associated with greater risk of developing end stage renal disease (ESRD) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and diabetic nephropathy. These conclusions of a study were published online April 20, 2018 in the journal Diabetes.... read more

Previous silent MI associated with poor prognosis in patients presenting with first acute MI

A study reported online April 18, 2018 in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging found evidence of silent myocardial infarction (MI) in around 9% of 392 patients presenting with their first acute MI with the use of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. It was also associated with poor prognosis.... read more

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Majority of Delhi high school children are at a risk for NAFLD
Lifestyle changes at the outset can reverse the condition
New Delhi, 25th April 2018: A survey conducted recently among high school students in Delhi has found that over one-fifth of them have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). One of the primary reasons for this is the increased consumption of junk food and little to no physical activity. There is a need to create awareness on the fact that a high waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio are markers for children at risk of acquiring this condition.

NAFLD is the inflammation of the liver because of excessive fat deposits. It can lead to scarring of the liver, cirrhosis and eventually liver failure. The damage it does is akin to that caused by excessive consumption of alcohol.

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