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27th March, 2018
It’s time to change food labeling policy to tackle the obesity epidemic in the country

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Health Ministry has made it mandatory for some medicines to have a red vertical line on their strips to sensitize the public to the fact that these medicines are meant to be consumed only with the doctor's prescription. Most notable of these ‘prescription-only’ drugs are antibiotics. This Red line campaign is intended to create public awareness about antibiotic resistance, which has emerged as a major public health problem.

It is also now mandatory to display pictorial health warnings covering 85% of the tobacco product packages as a means to discourage consumption of tobacco by the people.

There is an upsurge of obesity in India, which is rising at an alarming pace. India has the second highest number of obese children in the world after China....... read more

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Top News

Five actions to advance efforts to end TB and AIDS by 2030

The UN is calling on all partners to take unprecedented and bold action to advance efforts to end TB and AIDS by 2030. While preventable and curable, persistent challenges remain, many of which are shared by the HIV response, including unequal access to services. Noting that both can be addressed effectively with integrated programmes, UNAIDS outlined five important actions for partners...... read more

Breaking News

IMA rejects suggestions on NMC bill, calls strike from April 2

New Delhi: Rejecting the recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the National Medical Commission bill, the Indian Medical Association, the largest body of private doctors in India, on Sunday called for an indefinite strike from April 2...... read more

NIMS doctor found hanging in hostel

A 31-year-old doctor working and studying at Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) reportedly committed suicide early on Sunday morning.
The Punjagutta police identified the victim as P. Siva Teja Reddy, who hails from Tanuku in West Godavari district in A.P. He stayed in the hostel on NIMS campus for a day as he got off work late...... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 26th March 2018

IMA Mahapanchayat Held at Indira Gandhi Stadium. IMA announced indefinite strike if the NMC is passed by the government.

1. The National Consumer Commission has issued notice to Fernandez Hospital and the Aarohi Blood Bank in Hyderabad in a complaint seeking Rs. 6 crores in damages for a botched platelet transfusion resulting in an infant becoming infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus.... read more

Practice Updates

Long term use of antibiotics increases risk of death in women

A new research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2018 in New Orleans has said that compared to no antibiotic use, women who take antibiotics for two months or longer,.... read more

PFO closure after stroke improves prognosis

Patients who underwent closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) with a device after a stroke had a better prognosis at two years compared to those who were treated with stroke-preventing medications alone as shown in a study presented March 12, 2018at the American College of..... read more

Perimenopausal vasomotor symptoms may improve with oral micronized progesterone

Oral micronized progesterone (OMP) taken every day at bedtime may diminish vasomotor symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats in perimenopausal women, as per a new study presented March 19, 2018 at ENDO 2018, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, which concluded recently in Chicago, Illinois..... read more

Frist trial of empagliflozin for treatment of NAFLD in type 2 diabetes shows promise

Findings of the effect of empagliflozin on liver fat content in patients with type 2 diabetes (E-LIFT) presented March 19, 2018 at ENDO 2018: The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting in CHICAGO, Illinois show that empagliflozin may help in the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)...... read more

Activity status and cardiac size predict exercise capacity in patient with diabetes

Type 2 diabetes mellitus was associated with reduced exercise capacity whereas active subjects with type 1 diabetes had preserved exercise capacity relative to healthy controls. In the study published March 23, 2018 in the journal Cardiovascular Diabetology,..... read more

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Importance of CPR in saving lives cannot be underscored, Dr K K Aggarwal
About 4000 students from an institution in Delhi to participate in the MTNL Perfect Health Mela this year
New Delhi, 26th March 2018: Dr K K Aggarwal delivered a lecture today at the Fairfield Institute of Management Technology (FIMT) Group of Institutions inMahipalpur, New Delhi. Demonstration of CPR and information about the Formula of 80 for living up to 80 years devised by Dr Aggarwal were also included as a part of this lecture. Among the other dignitaries at the lecture included Mr V K Nangaliya, Chairman of FIMT Group of Institutions.

The lecture was attended by about 300 paramedics and other youth professionals.
Speaking about this, Padma Shri Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Immediate Past National President Indian Medical Association (IMA), said, “Learning CPR amounts to real voluntary work.

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