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24th October 2018
Say No to self-antibiotics: Join us at the Conclave on Antimicrobial Resistance at the Perfect Health Mela today

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern and its impact on patients and communities are known to us all. This is a public health problem, one which is rapidly spreading across the globe, with not enough resources to control it. Antibiotic resistance has made it harder for us to treat many infections such as typhoid, pneumonia, tuberculosis.

A Conclave on "Antimicrobial resistance" from 5 pm onwards is the highlight of the 2nd day of the 25th MTNL Perfect Health Mela, where an expert panel will deliberate on this very important public health issue. "Say No to self-antibiotics", a campaign against AMR will also be launched at the Conclave with WHO and NCDC. more

Top News

Today is World Polio Day: “One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio”

World Polio Day is celebrated on 24th October globally, to generate awareness towards completely eradicating polio from all the parts of the world, making the world ‘Polio Free’. The day also commemorates the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis... read more

Today is UN Day

October 24 has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. The day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members... read more

Rajasthan now has 126 cases of Zika

Jaipur/ New Delhi, Oct 22 (PTI) Three more persons tested positive for Zika virus in Jaipur Monday, taking the total number of such cases to 126, a government official said. Out of the 126 patients, 41 of them pregnant women, around 111 have recovered after treatment, he said. According to the latest report, out of the total 1,32,872 houses searched, 84,580 were... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 24th October 2018

Being unfit should be considered as strong a risk factor as hypertension, diabetes and smoking, if not stronger than all of them, according to a retrospective study of 122,000 people from Cleveland Clinic reported in JAMA Network Open. The study suggests that pure workaholics-many of whom are the type of people who never find the time to exercise-are creating worse conditions for themselves than some of the worst health habits and most common fatal conditions known to humankind... read more

Practice Updates

Poor oral health linked to higher BP and also worse BP control

Poor oral health may interfere with blood pressure control in people diagnosed with hypertension. People with high blood pressure taking medication for their condition are more likely to benefit from the therapy if they have good oral health, according to new... read more

ADA launches Diabetes Food Hub, a new digital recipe platform for people with diabetes

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has launched Diabetes Food Hub™, a new digital cooking and recipe destination to help people living with diabetes and their families eat healthfully. Including a collection of tasty recipes approved by ADA’s nutrition experts... read more

Updated clinical report on health care transitions for youth and young adults

A new clinical report, released jointly by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and American College of Physicians (ACP) published online Oct. 22 in the journal Pediatrics provides new practice-based quality improvement guidance on key elements of transition from adolescence to adulthood: planning, transfer,... read more

Study shows antipsychotics ineffective for delirium in critically ill patients in ICU

Critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs) did not benefit from two antipsychotic drugs - haloperidol or ziprasidone - used to treat delirium, according to findings from the Modifying the Incidence of Delirium USA (MIND USA) study published online Oct. 22,... read more

Adjunctive satralizumab reduces neuromyelitis optica relapses

Findings of a study presented at the 34th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) 2018 in Berlin demonstrate that addition of satralizumab - anti-interleukin-6 receptor monoclonal antibody - to standard... read more

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Hon’ble Health Minister, Government of Delhi, Shri Satyendra Jain, inaugurates Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI)’s annual flagship event
– the 25th MTNL Perfect Health Mela

• The inaugural function of the Silver Jubilee year of the Mela saw a spellbinding vocal performance by Padma Bhushan Awardee Pandit Chhannulal Mishra
• Other highlights included Launch of National Campaign on Hands-only CPR10 in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Government of India  
New Delhi, 23rd October 2018: Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI), a leading national non-profit organization committed to making India a healthier and disease-free nation flagged off its annual flagship event – the 25th MTNL Perfect Health Mela (PHM) today. The theme of the Silver Jubilee edition of the Mela is ‘Affordable Healthcare’ and it promises to be bigger and better with various new additions. The PHM is being held from 23rd to 27th October 2018 from 8 am to 10 pm at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi.

Inaugurating the event was none other than the Hon’ble Health Minister, Government of Delhi, Shri Satyendra Jain. The other dignitaries present at the even included Dr Ravi Wankhedkar National President IMA, Dr R N Tandon HSG IMA, Mr S P Rai Executive Director MTNL, Ms Nisha Mendiratta DST, Nalini Kamalini, and Mr J K Jain CMD Dasnac apart from a galaxy of Padma Awardees in the field of performing arts.

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