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7th April 2018
Occupational exposure to loud noise increases risk of heart disease

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Noise-induced hearing loss is the most obvious outcome of exposure to loud noise. Now a study says that high blood pressure (BP) and high cholesterol are also more common among workers exposed to loud noise at work.

Researchers from CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) examined the prevalence of occupational noise exposure, hearing difficulty and heart conditions within industries and occupations in the US as well as the association between workplace noise exposure and heart disease...... read more

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Today is World Health Day: Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere

The World Health Day is observed annually on April 7 to raise awareness about global health issues. The theme for the year 2018 is “Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere”.... read more

WHO and WMA sign memorandum of understanding

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the World Health Organisation and the World Medical Association to reaffirm and consolidate co-operation between the two organisations. At a ceremony at the WHO’s headquarters in Geneva, the two bodies agreed to foster understanding on topics of common interest, including the development, improvement and protection of health, and action on the social determinants of health.... read more

Breaking News

Team of specialists constituted to look into Arun Jaitleys kidney disorder treatment

The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been diagnosed with kidney disorder and is most likely to undergo renal transplant this week at the All India Institute of Medical Science(AIIMS)...... read more

India Supreme Court orders expulsion of 180 Kerala medicos

They were allegedly given admission in violation of Medical Council of India norms
Thiruvananthapuram: The ruling and opposition fronts in Kerala suffered a serious embarrassment on Thursday,.... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr K K Aggarwal 6th April 2018

One of my doctor friend with low ejection fraction went for a second opinion to Cleveland Clinic USA and underwent echo evaluation ( limited echo, full echo followed by trans oesophageal echo). He paid cash the following (Limited echo 418$, Echo Doppler Colour Flow 795$, Trans-oesophageal echo 2333$)...... read more

Practice Updates

Heart defects in infant may predict heart problems in birth mother later in life

Women who give birth to infants with critical congenital heart defects were at 43% higher risk of cardiovascular hospitalizations later in life, according to new research published in the journal Circulation. Women whose infants had noncritical .... read more

Demoralization is common in patients with Parkinson’s disease

A study published in the April 4, 2018 issue of the journal Neurology suggests that people with Parkinson’s disease who show signs of depression may actually have a condition called demoralization. Demoralization is a state of feeling helpless and hopeless, ... read more

Tai Chi as good as pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD patients

Practicing Tai Chi helps improve respiratory function in patients with COPD suggesting Tai Chi as an appropriate substitute for pulmonary rehabilitation for improving respiratory function in patients with COPD says a study published in the journal Chest..... read more

New ACC/AHA performance and quality measures for cardiac rehabilitation

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) has published a new set of performance and quality measures for cardiac rehabilitation in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology online March 29, 2018.... read more

A wait and watch approach in infants born to mothers with chorioamnionitis reduces antibiotic exposure

A wait and watch approach before initiating antibiotics in infants was successful in reducing antibiotic exposure and was not associated with any clinically relevant delays in care or adverse outcome as per a study reported online March 29, 2018 in Pediatrics..... read more

Obesity in early childhood increases risk of NAFLD

A greater waist circumference at early childhood and greater increases in adiposity measures from early to mid-childhood were associated with higher levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) at mid-childhood, according to a study published online in the Journal of Pediatrics.... read more

Gynecology Updates

Breast Hygiene is the Best Hygiene!

The evidence on the benefits of breastfeeding has continued to increase over the years. The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that breastfeeding can potentially diminish child mortality and its health benefits extend into adulthood...... read more

Dry, sore and cracked nipples during breastfeeding

About 80-90% of breastfeeding women are estimated to experience some degree of nipple soreness owing to nipple trauma and infection.1 In an evaluation of the prevalence and factors associated with the occurrence of cracked nipples in the first month postpartum,.... read more

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Cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure and related disability
The condition does not show any signs or symptoms in the early stages and is a major cause of sudden cardiac death
New Delhi, 06th April 2018: Four in ten cardiomyopathies – a major cause of sudden cardiac death and heart failure in young people – are genetic, according to a study. People with cardiomyopathy usually experience no signs or symptoms in the early stages of the disease. It usually occurs later as the heart weakens. With proper lifestyle modification, one can lower the risk for diseases or conditions that may lead to or complicate cardiomyopathy.

Cardiomyopathy is a progressive disease of the myocardium, the heart muscle. The condition is either confined to the heart or is part of generalized systemic disorders. They often lead to cardiovascular death or progressive heart failure-related disability.

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