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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
9th August 2018
Perfect Health Mela is based on the Vedic principles of knowledge

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Four types of knowledge have been described in our ancient texts. Correspondingly, there are four types of people who seek these four types of knowledge: What is it? What should be done with the information? How is it done? Why should it be done?

Some people only want the information i.e. facts ("what is it"), nothing more. The second group wants to know "what should be done" with the information they have obtained. The third group wants to know "how", the technique or procedure of how something is done (upasana). Lastly, some people seek answers to their questions; they ask "why" i.e. they look for logic or reasoning for the information given..

These four aspects of knowledge or learning correspond to the four Vedas. Rig Veda (it is the first Veda i.e. the first step to acquiring knowledge), Yajur Veda (Karma kand), Sam Veda (Bhakti Marg or Upasana) and Atharva Veda (Gyana Marg) more

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Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDTalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 9th August 2018

Is it easy to be on gluten-free diet? Celiac disease requires strict avoidance of exposure to gluten. However, the challenge is that variable amounts of gluten contaminate gluten-free foods because of less than precise food production, processing, packaging, or preparation. In addition, labeling may be inexact. Inadvertent exposure may be associated with exposure to nonfoodstuffs (e.g., lipstick, toothpaste). .. read more

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New follow-up guidance recommend longer follow-up for resected neuroendocrine tumors

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Heart Care Foundation of India’s (HCFI) annual flagship event – the MTNL Perfect Health Mela’s Silver Jubilee year to focus on "Affordable Healthcare"
• Some new attractions this year include the CSR Awards and evening Conclaves • Dr Tusker, the elephant, is the mascot for the event
New Delhi, 8th August 2018: Heart Care Foundation of India, National NGO working in the field of creating mass health awareness among people from all walks of life and providing solutions for India's everyday healthcare needs, announced the theme and mascot of its flagship event, the MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2018. This year marks the Silver Jubilee of the Mela to be organized from 24th to 28th October 2018 at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. The mela is being jointly organized with the Health and Family Welfare Dept. NCT Delhi, MTNL, NDMC, and other central and Delhi state government departments.

Speaking about this, Padma Shri Awardee, Dr KK Aggarwal, President, HCFI, said, "Type 2 diabetes is typically brought on by poor eating habits, too much weight and too little exercise.A condition such as this causes reduced productivity, increased absenteeism in working population and gives more room for complications to arise.Not getting checked in a timely manner and not following the doctor’s protocol can further exacerbate matters, putting people at a risk of acquiring comorbid conditions at a relatively younger age. There is also a belief that because young people with Type 2 diabetes do not need insulin, it is not as sinister as it seems. However, this is a false notion. This condition requires immediate treatment and management."

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