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27th April 2018
Mandatory public health CMEs

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Recently, the government of India has proposed mandatory MDR TB centers in all medical colleges. Why focus only on MDR TB? Ideally all colleges should have a mandatory Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), which also incorporates MDR TB.

Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General ICMR has also said that every medical college should have a tobacco cessation clinic along the same lines. I will again go a step further “why only a tobacco cessation clinic and why not a substance abuse clinic’ in every college?.... read more


The Why and How of Healthcare Finance

Why Invest in Healthcare?
A fast, high-growing, recession-free and lucrative sector, healthcare is an avenue where many investors are channeling their funds in. A Deloitte report has predicted the $ 100 billion healthcare industry in India to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23% to $ 280 billion by 2020..... read more

Top News

Health Minister chairs high level review meeting on control of vector borne diseases

The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri JP Nadda, reviewed the preparedness of the Ministry for prevention and control of vector-borne diseases like kala azar, dengue, malaria and chikungunya in the country in a high level meeting..... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 27th April 2018

A report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has traced an outbreak of Salmonella enterica serotype Newport to dairy cattle and indicates a need for better traceability system. From October 2016–July 2017 an outbreak of Salmonella Newport was sourced to ground beef by the CDC.... read more

Practice Updates

US FDA approves expanded indication for Trelegy Ellipta in COPD

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expanded indication for GlaxoSmithKline's single inhaler triple therapy Trelegy Ellipta (fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol) to include patients with chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema who are on a fixed-dose combination.... read more

More than half of patients with heart disease continue smoking after hospitalization

Results of the EUROASPIRE V survey presented April 20, 2018 at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress in Ljubljana, Slovenia show that more than half (55%).... read more

Brain structure linked to symptoms of restless legs syndrome

People with restless legs syndrome had a 7.5% decrease in the average thickness of brain tissue in the somatosensory cortex that processes sensory information, according to a study published in the April 25, 2018 online issue of Neurology..... read more

Girls with type 2 diabetes at high risk of menstrual irregularities

Secondary analysis of data from the Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Youth (TODAY) study shows that girls diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have a high frequency of menstrual irregularities, according to a new study published April 24, 2018.... read more

SCAI updates consensus on length of stay for PCI

Updated guidelines on the length of stay for patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) published April 25, 2018 in the journal Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions include new criteria to assess readiness.... read more

Antisense therapy shows promise in Huntington's disease

Results from the first human trial of IONIS-HTTRx, an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO), for Huntington's disease were presented at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting in Los Angeles. The study showed 40-60% reduction in mutant huntingtin levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).... read more

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India must take urgent, proactive measures to banish malaria
Large-scale detection and awareness are the need of the hour
New Delhi, 26th April 2018: India has the fourth highest number of malaria cases and deaths in the world as per recent reports. Malaria exists in all Indian states and about 95% of the people are at risk. Most cases are reported from Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura also have high transmission. There is an urgent need to document cases and take integrated action at the earliest.

India has set a target of being malaria-free by 2027 and eliminating the disease by 2030.However, there are many challenges before this can be achieved. What is needed is large-scale detection of cases and major awareness campaigns.

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