Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan
31

Dr KK Aggarwal receives Harpal S Buttar Oration Award from Nobel Laureate Dr Ferid Murad

: Padma Shri & Dr. B C Roy National Awardee, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India is awarded with Harpal S Buttar Oration Award by the 6th International conference of International Academy for Cardiovascular Sciences. The award consists of a memento and a cash prize of Rs. 10000. The Oration was …

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Jan
30

Vitamin D

: In a discussion organized by Zee Media and moderated by Padma Shri & Dr. B C Roy National Awardee, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India, Dr. Ambrish Mithal from Medanta, Dr. Rajesh Malhotra and Dr. P C Khadgawat from AIIMS in a joint statement said that the sunlight is the …

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Jan
29

Recent advances in understanding the causes of fractures make it easier for clinicians to identify victims of child abuse

Recent advances in understanding the causes of fractures make it easier for clinicians to identify victims of child abuse, according to a report by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The report, published online January 27 in Pediatrics, updates the academy’s 2006 guidelines for differential diagnosis of fractures caused by child abuse. Abuse causes between 12% …

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Jan
28

Over 1000 children trained in cardiac first aid

Padma Shri & Dr. B C Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India trained over 1000 school children at Guru Harkrishan Public School, Hargovind Enclave in cardiac first aid including how to revive a dead person after sudden cardiac death. Speaking to the children, Dr. Aggarwal said that all school …

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Jan
28

The offspring of obese mothers consuming a high–fat diet during pregnancy are at a higher risk than the children of thin mothers for lifelong obesity

The offspring of obese mothers consuming a high–fat diet during pregnancy are at a higher risk than the children of thin mothers for lifelong obesity, and related metabolic disorders. The molecular and cellular basis for these differences are clarified in a new study published in the recent issue of Cell by researchers at Yale School …

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Jan
27

Premature infants continue to have intermittent hypoxia (IH)

Premature infants continue to have intermittent hypoxia (IH) even after they are no longer experiencing clinically apparent apnea, new findings suggest. In the study, published January 20 in JAMA Pediatrics, Dr. Carl E. Hunt of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland and colleagues also show extending treatment with caffeine past the …

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Jan
27

Estimates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Estimates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) prevalence will likely be lower under the newly released Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM–5) criteria compared with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM–IV–TR) criteria, new research suggests. The study was published online January 22 in JAMA Psychiatry.

Jan
26

A new study from Germany reports that adolescent girls with anorexia nervosa may be able to safely participate in outpatient treatmen

A new study from Germany reports that adolescent girls with anorexia nervosa may be able to safely participate in outpatient treatment. While outpatient treatment for anorexia nervosa is not common in many countries, researchers found that adolescent girls who took part in a day–treatment program didn’t do any worse than those who stayed at a …

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Jan
26

The incidence of candidiasis in neonatal intensive care units has decreased since 1997

The incidence of candidiasis in neonatal intensive care units has decreased since 1997, according to a new study in Pediatrics. The authors suggest that this decline is the result of better use of antifungals as well as more conservative use of broad–spectrum antibiotics among infants.

Jan
25

Handheld optical coherence tomography (OCT)

Handheld optical coherence tomography (OCT) can be used to differentiate between young children with and without vision loss from optic pathway gliomas (OPGs), according to an observational study. Children with OPGs who had normal vision had significantly greater RNFL thickness in each of the four anatomic quadrants compared with children with OPGs who had vision …

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