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23rd September 2018
Ayushman Bharat to roll out today across the country

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Today onwards, nobody will be poor in India, from the health point of view. Now, all needy people will have an insurance of Rs 5 lakh with the premium paid by the government.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, will launch the Ayushman Bharat scheme, officially known as the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) today in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

The scheme will provide insurance cover of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year at any government or empanelled private hospital all over India, for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization. More than 10 crore poor and economically deprived families and more than 50 crore people will benefit. There is no restriction on family size, age or gender. All pre-existing conditions are covered from day one of the policy. The benefit cover includes both pre and post hospitalization more

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Today is the International Day of Sign Languages: “With Sign Language, Everyone is Included!”

The UN General Assembly has proclaimed 23 September as the International Day of Sign Languages to raise awareness of the importance of sign language in the full realization of the human rights of people who are deaf.... read more

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Practice Updates

Use of solid fuels is linked to increased risk of respiratory illness and death

Burning wood or coal to cook food, for a long time, is associated with 54% higher risk of hospitalization or dying from respiratory diseases, according to a cohort 2 study of 280,000 Chinese never-smokers published online Sept. 21, 2018 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Those who switched from solid fuels to clean-burning fuels reduced .. read more

Hypertensive patients do not reduce their salt intake as recommended

Hypertensive patients rely only on antihypertensive drugs to control their high BP and to reduce their risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure, rather than decreasing salt intake as instructed by their physicians. BP levels and patients maintaining the target BP of less than 140/90mmHg improved during the seven-year study across all groups, but an increase in individual salt intake .. read more

BSG/HIS guidelines for use of fecal-microbiota transplant in C. difficile infection

Joint British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) guidelines recommend against the use of fecal microbiota transplant as initial treatment for Clostridium difficile infection. FMT should be used in cases of refractory CDI or in patients with recurrent CDI... read more

EU clears addition of cardiovascular benefits in labeling for canagliflozin

The European Commission has granted approval for the addition of positive cardiovascular outcomes data on the label of canagliflozin (Invokana, Vokanamet, Janssen). It can be now marketed for the prevention of major cardiovascular events as well as an oral hypoglycemic agent ... read more

Physical activity reduces risk of Parkinson's disease

A systematic review and meta-analysis of eight studies involving more than 500,000 people and published September 21, 2018 in JAMA Network Open has demonstrated an association of moderate and vigorous physical activity to reduced risk of Parkinson's disease, particularly in ... read more

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India sees a significant decline in under-five mortality
Mission Indradhanush and breastfeeding at birth should be actively promoted for further progress
New Delhi, 22 September 2018: As per the recently released mortality estimates by the UNICEF, WHO, the United Nations Population Division, and the World Bank Group, an estimated 6.3 million children under 15 years of age died in 2017, or 1 every 5 seconds. This is mostly out of preventable causes. In 2017, 2.5 million newborns died in their first month while 5.4 million deaths - occur in the first five years of life, with newborns accounting for around half of the deaths.

Most children under 5 die due to preventable or treatable causes such as complications during birth, pneumonia, diarrhea, neonatal sepsis and malaria. By comparison, among children between 5 and 14 years of age, injuries become a more prominent cause of death, especially from drowning and road traffic.

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