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Dr. A K Dutta

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Dr A K Dutta is a practising general physician with clinical care experience of 13 years. He is based in Delhi and attached to a premier private hospital in South Delhi. He can be reached at: ashokdutta2011@gmail.com
Under new curriculum students will have clinical exposure right from the first yearNext academic year onwards, undergraduate medical students in India will have clinical exposure right from the first year. This marks a major shift in the undergraduate medical education...
Avoid a run, stay indoors, if you can this November weekWith continued burning of crop stubbles in neighbouring states and dipping temperatures having sent Delhi's air quality for a toss - yet again - pollution control agencies are advising...
New review paper says exercise is important to prevent and control heart diseases Are there days when you wonder if exercising is really essential? Here's the bad news. It is. A new review paper in the Journal of the American College...
  The age at which women stop menstruating is not linked to the amount of physical activity they do If you were worried about conflicting reports  about the relation between physical activity and menopause, take heart. A new study by University of...
The test looks at gene expression to diagnose the disease A new blood test to diagnose Kawasaki disease on the basis of gene expression is on the anvil, according to a study by researchers at University of California San Diego...
Study finds better treatment outcomes in hypertensives with combination pill People who are prescribed a combination pill to manage their high blood pressure are more likely to take their medicine as instructed. Their health outcomes too are better than those...
Celebrities have come out and spoken about their own battles, yet depression remains poorly understood Two back to back celebrity suicides have shone the spotlight once again on depression. Days after designer Kate Spade was found dead, American chef Anthony Bourdain...
Women who are metabolically healthy but obese have higher risk of cardiovascular diseases compared to normal weight metabolically healthy women Obesity alone can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases in women - including those who are otherwise fit. A new study...
An artificial pancreas measures blood sugar and transmits that information to an insulin pump If your pancreas is acting up and cannot control your blood sugar any more, why not get a machine to do that for you? Why not,...
Current methods are subjective, the evaluators' biases tend to creep inResearchers at the Johns Hopkins University have devised a method in which a smartphone application may be used to determine the severity of Parkinson's Disease (PD). In an article in...

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