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26th January, 2018
eMedinewS & eIMANews wishes its readers a Happy Republic Day!!!
Congratulations to all Padma Awardee Doctors for the year 2018

Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country.

These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year.

Dr Abhay Bang, Dr Rani Bang, Sh. Yeshi Dhoden, Dr Pankaj M Shah, Sh. M R Rajagopal, Sh. Sanduk Ruit

Reducing MMR & IMR

The Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) crossed one crore mark in antenatal check-ups, according to a Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) Press release dated January 19, 2018. Out of these one crore checkups across the country, more than 25 lakh check-ups were conducted in high priority districts identified by the Health Ministry for focused attention.

PMSMA was launched last year with the aim to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates by providing comprehensive and quality antenatal care, free of cost, universally to all pregnant women on the 9th of every month leading to safe pregnancies and safe deliveries.

The medical profession has been fully supportive of this initiative of the Health Ministry since it was announced and all doctors are committed to participating in antenatal care and providing voluntary services on the 9th of every month..... read more

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Top News

NPPA fixes prices of six formulations

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has fixed/revised ceiling prices/retail prices of six formulations under Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013 as per Notification /order dated 23.01.2018 posted on its website. The six drugs include:... read more

NIH begins a new trial to evaluate HIV treatment regimens in pregnant women

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a large international study - IMPAACT 2010 or VESTED (Virologic Efficacy and Safety of Antiretroviral Therapy Combinations with TAF/TDF, EFV and DTG) – to evaluate the current preferred first-line regimen (efavirenz (EFV), lamivudine (3TC) or emtricitabine (FTC), and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) for pregnant women recommended by the World Health Organization... read more

Practice Updates

Sleep apnea after stroke increases risk of recurrence

Stroke survivors, especially Mexican-Americans, with sleep apnea are more likely to die or experience another stroke, according to preliminary research presented January 24, 2018 at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2018 in Los Angeles.... read more

Adding zonisamide to levodopa may improve movement symptoms in dementia with lewy bodies

A new study published January 24, 2018 online in the journal Neurology suggests that adding zonisamide, anti-seizure drug may effectively treat the movement symptoms in people with dementia with Lewy bodies without causing additional psychiatric symptoms when combined with the current dose of levodopa.... read more

PCOS may reduce gut bacteria diversity

Women who have who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) had the least diverse gut bacteria compared to women who did not have PCOS, according to a new study published January 23, 2018 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.... read more

Many older adults with type 2 diabetes being treated too aggressively, says study

A new analysis published online January 24, 2018 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism says that older people aged ≥70 years with type 2 diabetes are being treated too aggressively to control their blood sugar, with probable harmful consequences such as hypoglycemia and falls.... read more

Low carbohydrate intake during pregnancy increases risk of birth defects

Compared with women who do not restrict their carbohydrate intake, women with low carbohydrate intake during pregnancy are at a 30% increased risk of having babies with neural tube defects, such as spina bifida and anencephaly, according to a new study reported January... read more

Surfers at risk of exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Antibiotic resistant organisms may now abound outside the hospitals too as shown in a study from UK in which surfers and body-boarders in coastal waters were three times more at risk of exposure to and colonization by clinically important and potentially dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as E.... read more

Recent Updates

Adolescents with nocturnal enuresis and daytime urinary incontinence.

A study published in the Neurourology and Urodynamics reviewed studies on prevalence, clinical symptoms, and associated risk factors, as well as formulated recommendations for the assessment and treatment of nocturnal enuresis (NE) and daytime urinary incontinence (DUI).... read more

Underdiagnosis of Mild Congenital Anorectal Malformations.

The aim of a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics was to determine whether the frequency and severity of congenital anorectal malformations (CARMs) differ by sex. This study enrolled 129, 0-319 week olds diagnosed with CARMs, who had been referred to the Department of Pediatric Surgery, between 2004 and 2013..... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: :Remember the Small Things
Inspirational Story 2: Always remember those who serve
People with influenza stand the risk of a heart attack
Vaccination can go a long way in preventing the onset of flu
New Delhi, 25 January 2018: Statistics indicate that people who get flu may be at a six-fold higher risk of heart attack in the week following infection. The risk of heart attack -- or myocardial infarction -- is particularly acute in older adults. These findings assume importance as an association between influenza and acute myocardial infarction reinforces the need for vaccination. While other respiratory viruses were also seen to raise the risk of heart attack, the incidence was not as high as the flu virus.
Influenza or 'the flu' is a highly contagious disease caused by infection from influenza type A or B (or rarely C) virus. These viruses infect the upper airways and lungs. Flu is not similar to a common cold and can be a serious illness. It is particularly of harm to the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions.
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