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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
Editor-in-Chief eIMANews - Dr Ravi Wankhedkar
22nd April 2018
The answer to high cost of drugs is “Adopt a one drug-one price-one company policy”

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The recent comments of the Prime Minister on doctors in his visit to the UK have been widely criticized among the fraternity. Yes, he should not have spoken so.

But, let’s go back to his main allegation that doctors don’t write cheaper medicines.

There are two types of drugs in India: patented and non-patented. It is the non-patented drugs, which are called generic drugs. The only way to differentiate between the two is to give the drug a name, either a brand name or the name of the pharmaceutical company.... read more

Video Of The Day : Understanding Headaches

Expand your clinic with a Loan for Doctors from Bajaj Finserv

For a doctor, there’s nothing better than a waiting room full of patients. It is a sign that your medical practice is flourishing. But with 50,000 Indian doctors joining the workforce every year, you must do all it takes to ensure that your medical practice is a cut above the rest.... read more

Top News

Today is World Earth Day: “End Plastic Pollution”

World Earth Day is observed globally on April 22 annually to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The theme chosen for the World Earth Day this year is “End Plastic Pollution” to change human attitude and behavior about plastics thereby reducing plastic pollution. “Inform and activate citizens” .... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 22nd April 2018

A US FDA advisory committee unanimously recommended approval of an epilepsy drug that would be the first plant-derived cannabidiol medicine for prescription use. The FDA has approved synthetic versions of some cannabinoid chemicals found in the marijuana plant for other purposes, including cancer pain relief.... read more

Practice Updates

Risk of stroke increases with the number of cigarettes smoked

A new study published April 19, 2018 in the journal Stroke reports that men younger than 50 years who smoked were 88% more likely to have a stroke compared to men who never smoked. Quitting smoking is the ultimate goal,.... read more

Walking fast reduces hospitalizations in patients with heart disease

Walking fast results in fewer hospitalizations for patients with heart disease, according to research presented April 20, 2018 at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress at Ljubljana, Slovenia. Fifty-one percent of slow walkers had at least one hospitalization vs 44%.... read more

Non-invasive nerve stimulation may help with hand tremor

Non-invasive peripheral neuromodulation via a wrist-worn neuromodulation device provides symptomatic relief to people with essential tremors in their hands, according to a study to be presented at the American Academy of... read more

ACIP recommends Heplisav-B vaccine to prevent hepatitis B infection

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) says that Heplisav-B (HepB-CpG), a yeast-derived hepatitis B vaccine made with a novel adjuvant may be used as a HepB vaccine in persons aged 18 years and older recommended for vaccination against hepatitis B virus..... read more

Recommendations for screening for lung cancer

An expert panel report on screening for lung cancer has suggested annual screening with low-dose CT for asymptomatic smokers and former smokers age 55 to 77 who have smoked 30 pack years or more and either continue to smoke or have quit within the past 15 years.... read more

Cannabidiol gets unanimous votes as adjunctive treatment for Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee has voted unanimously to support approval of a purified formulation of cannabidiol (Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceuticals) as an adjunctive treatment for Lennox-Gastaut syndrome... read more

Gynecology Updates

Stretch marks during pregnancy

Striae gravidarum (SG), or stretch marks commonly develop during pregnancy, and affect up to 90% of women. SG can be disfiguring, and often cause emotional and psychological distress.1 These atrophic linear scars are one of the most common connective tissue changes during pregnancy..... read more

Coconut oil for sore and cracked nipples

Sore, painful and cracked nipples are a common problem during pregnancy. Nipple pain or infection during breastfeeding can often lead to cessation of exclusive breastfeeding..... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Don’t change the world
Inspirational Story 1: Just Listen
Majority of people with hemophilia in India remain undiagnosed
Lack of awareness about the condition is a big impediment
New Delhi, 21st April 2018: According to Hemophilia Federation India, there are about 19,858 people with Hemophilia in India. Of these, about 80% have Hemophilia A, 12% have Hemophilia B, and about 3% suffer from von Willebrand disease (VWD).Most people with this condition are undiagnosed in the country and lack access to care. There is a need to raise awareness about Hemophilia among people.

Hemophilia is an inherited disorder of blood clotting. There are substances called clotting factors in the blood, which mix with blood cells to make clots causing the bleeding to stop. People with hemophilia are deficient in these clotting factors.

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