Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
11th March 2019
Not knowing the latest may not be medical negligence
You have the right to recorder your earlier treatment
SC recalls its earlier order as SC was not aware about the amended law

Dr KK Aggarwal and Advocate Ira Gupta

Recently, on 7th March 2019 the Hon'ble Supreme Court consisting of the bench of Hon'ble Mr. Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre and Hon'ble Ms. Justice Indu Malhotra has recalled its earlier order and judgment dated 7th January 2019 passed in the matter titled as "Birla Institute of Technology versus The State of Jhrkhand & Others, Civil Appeal No. 2530 of 2012.

Earlier on 07th January 2019, the Hon'ble Court had placed reliance on the decision Ahmadabad Pvt. Primary Teachers Association vs.Administrative Officer and Others (2004) 1 SCC 755, which was brought to the Court's notice by the learned counsel appearing for the appellant and allowed the appeal filed by the appellant....read more

Banning use of plastic material for campaigning? NGT directs EC and Govt to hold a meeting to decide on Eco-friendly move
Medical conferences will have implications

Advocate Ira Gupta

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Election Commission, the Centre and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to convene a meeting to consider whether to ban the use of campaigning material made of plastic during elections.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the Election Commission, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and CPCB to convene a meeting at the earliest, preferably within one week.....read more

Medical Voice

Heart burn and Certain foods.

1. Soumya Swaminathan, an Indian paediatrician and clinical scientist has been named as chief scientist at World Health Organization (WHO).

2.In a move that will help thousands of students planning to pursue medical courses abroad, the government mulls extending the validity of their NEET score to three years. At present, the validity of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is one year - the same year it is being attempted ... read more

Practice Updates

President launches countrywide Pulse Polio Programme for 2019

The Hon. President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, launched the Pulse Polio programme for 2019 by administering polio drops to children less than five years old, at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, in the presence of Shri JP Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare. The Hon. President administered the polio drops on the eve of the National Immunization Day, which is observed on Sunday..... read more

First Indian guidelines for antibiotic use in ICU

Experts from across the country, in a first-of-its-kind initiative, have developed national guidelines for antibiotic use in intensive care units (ICUs). The 40-doctor committee, comprising members of the Indian Critical Care Medicine Society (ICCMS),... read more

MRP of more than 300 anti-cancer non-scheduled medicines reduced up to 87%

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), under Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers has put out list of 390 anti-cancer non-scheduled medicines with MRP reduction up to 87%. The revised prices would come into effect from 8th March, 2019.... read more

The first immunotherapy regimen for breast cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted its first approval to an immunotherapy regimen for breast cancer, which is a combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy: Tecentriq and Abraxane, respectively. The approved indication is triple-negative breast cancer that is locally advanced or metastatic,...read more

Vitamin D may protect against pollution-associated asthma symptoms in obese children

Vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children living in urban environments with high indoor air pollution, suggests a study published March 8, 2019 in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology:... read more

Irregular sleep could negatively impact heart health

People with irregular sleep patterns are at a higher risk for a cardiovascular event, including stroke, congestive heart failure and coronary heart disease. People whose night-to-night sleep length during a 7-day period varied by more than two hours on average were 2.2 times more likely to have a cardiovascular event than people whose sleep length varied by an hour or less..... read more

eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
1. Unlike tamoxifen, AI's are associated with an increased risk of endometrial cancer.
2. AI's have been shown to reduce bone density, and increase the risk of fractures.
3. Aromatase inhibitors are not indicated in premenopausal women.
4. The musculoskeletal symptoms associated with the AI's are transient.
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: I Tried to Climb the Mountain Today
Inspirational Story 2:The Treasure
Family members should encourage women to take care of their health
Many symptoms faced by women are passed off as anxiety
New Delhi, 10 March 2019: A few weeks ago, a study published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology revealed the bias gender creates in the perception of pain. Another study published in The British Medical Journal found that women required three or more consultations, twice more often than men, before they were referred to a specialist. Studies have shown that on an average, it is more likely that women's pain will be classified as psychogenic.

Women, seen as emotional, find doctors chalking their pain down to anxiety or stress, or other mental-health issues.

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