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14th December 2018
Hon’ble Delhi High Court bans online sale of medicines across the country

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

On Wednesday i.e. 12.12.2018, the Hon’ble Division Bench of Chief Justice of Delhi High Court has directed the Central government and the Delhi government to restrain the online sale of medicines by e-pharmacies, as the same it is not permitted under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and the Pharmacy Act, 1948 in a petition filed by one Dermatologist Dr Zaheer Ahmed.

The petition claimed that lakhs of medicines are being sold online through e-pharmacies, in spite of a direction of the Drug Controller General of India to the State Drug Controllers,...read more


Always enquire about chronic rhinitis in asthma and COPD patients

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Patients hospitalized for either asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a higher risk of being readmitted for a hospital stay within 30 days of release if they also suffer from chronic rhinitis, says a new research from the University of Cincinnati.

The study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, examined....read more

Top News

Prime Minister inaugurates the Partners’ Forum, 2018

"It is only partnerships that will get us to our goals. Partnerships between citizens, Partnerships between communities, Partnerships between countries. The Sustainable Development agenda is a reflection of this."... read more

WHO and Luxembourg: Partners in global health

WHO is proud to partner with Luxembourg, a strong supporter of global health that contributes more than 15% of its official development assistance to the health sector. Since 2009,... read more

Practice Updates

Study reports acute findings from the Havana Embassy phenomenon

A team of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty, along with collaborators from the University of Pittsburgh, today presented the first report of acute symptoms and clinical findings in 25 diplomatic personnel living in the U.S... read more


Non-celiac gluten sensitivity ISWD conference January 2019

Duodenal and rectal eosinophilia are new biomarkers of non-celiac gluten sensitivity: NCGS is unlikely to be single or unique disease. In many cases, NCGS is likely a mislabeled functional GI disorder... read more


Exercise after heart attack may improve survival

Results from the SWEDEHEART Registry published Dec. 11, 2018 in the Journal of the American Heart Association showed that patients who remained physically active over the first year post-myocardial infarction... read more


Many people still perceive weight loss surgery to be for cosmetic reasons

A recent telephonic survey reported in JAMA Surgery has shown that 50% of the participants believed that weight loss surgery was mainly for cosmetic rather than health-related reasons. Nearly... read more


Omission of medication is the most common medication error category

In a new study, medication errors were most often reported on wards (66.4%, n = 152), and in patients aged over 75 years (41.5%, n = 95). The most common error category was omitted medicine or ingredient.. read more


The Year in Medicine 2018: News that made a difference

Opioid crisis updates

  • Congress (US) passed a bipartisan opioid abuse package in October
  • HHS Secretary said opioid deaths starting to plateau ... read more

The Top Trending Clinical Topics of 2018: Trend 2: Hypothyroidism

News about an artistic diagnosis, an important annual meeting, a potential new diet, and surprising treatment recommendations resulted in the second overall trending clinical topic for 2018... read more

eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
1. Progressive, fairly symmetric muscle weakness accompanied by absent or depressed deep tendon reflexes.
2. Patients usually present a few days to a week after onset of symptoms.
3. The weakness can vary from mild difficulty with walking to nearly complete paralysis of all extremity, facial, respiratory, and bulbar muscles.
4. Weakness never begins in the arms or facial muscles
Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 1: Determination and Persistence
Inspirational Story 2: Believe in Yourself
Healthy housing is also a harm reduction strategy
Social well-being is also a determinant of good health
 
New Delhi, 13th December 2018: The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released the first-ever guidelines to guide governments, builders and developers on framing healthier policies and to ensure better housing standards in the community.

Housing quality is becoming a major social factor determining health in view of climate change such as global warming, the rise in the elderly population and the spurt in urban growth and population.

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