Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
12th March 2019
J&J to pay Rs74.5 lakh to the first victim of faulty hip implant
If the faulty device had not been found, then the entire blame would have gone to the doctors

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Central drug regulator, DCGI, has instructed Johnson and Johnson (J&J) to pay a compensation of over Rs 74.5 lakh to the first patient from Maharashtra affected by the company’s faulty hip implants.

The State-level committee, headed by Dr RK Arya Director Sports Injury Centre at Safdarjung hospital looked into the patient’s issue and forwarded its recommendation to the central expert committee along with various documents including the disability certificate issued by a medical authority in Mumbai. The compensation amount was arrived at by a committee through a formula that was devised to calculate the expenses in each patient’s case....read more

Alchemy of Quirky Alternatives
While there are various holistic therapies for the treatment of depression, stress and anxiety, wellness experts are constantly looking at unique ways to approach lifestyle ailments.

Anu Jain Rohatgi

Feeling tired and sleepy despite drinking several cups of coffee? Go to a closed room, stretch your shoulder and scream out loud. Repeat this a few times and you will feel energetic and fresh. This is known as power posture therapy and has become popular over the years.

While there are various holistic therapies for the treatment of depression, stress and anxiety, wellness experts are constantly looking at unique ways to approach lifestyle ailments. Power posture is one such cure. However, there are different ways to use this technique. It can be done with or without shouting or by forceful action of hands, legs and other body parts. But each action should be accompanied with positive thoughts. ...read more

Medical Voice

This should have been explored for doctors first

Secretary Legal Affairs to head committee on Comprehensive Insurance Scheme for Advocates

My colleague Ira, an advocate brought my attention about a PIB release which stated that the Government has set-up a five-member committee to examine the issues related to framing of a proper, structured scheme for providing of medical insurance cover to the advocates and also suggest modalities for the implementation of such scheme. ... read more

Practice Updates

Blood banks must enrol in HvPI to get NABH accreditation, proposes health ministry

Blood banks and transfusion centres may soon have to enrol in the Haemovigilance Programme of India (HvPI) and follow the National Blood Transfusion Council (NBTC) guidelines on donor selection criteria to obtain the stamp of approval from the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH)..... read more

Air pollution claims 7 million lives a year

David Boyd, Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, insisted that air pollution is a “silent, sometimes invisible, prolific killer” which affected women and girls more than men. This is despite the fact that the right to a healthy environment is legally recognised by 155 States, Dr. Boyd explained.... read more

National policy experts call for bold action for healthy aging in Europe

National policy experts on healthy ageing have called for bold action to promote healthy ageing and to invest in a future where all older people have the freedom to live an active and healthy life that allows them to continue doing what they value. The call was made during a meeting held on 26–27 February 2019 in Moscow,... read more

Living in a green, leafy neighborhood may reduce risk of heart attack

A new study presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions conference says that older people living in places with lots of trees and other vegetation...read more

High number of depression symptoms linked to increased risk of stroke

People who report an elevated number of depression symptoms may be more likely to have a stroke years later than people with no depression symptoms or a low number of depression symptoms, according to a preliminary study to be presented at the American Academy of ... read more

Analysis of urban sewage reveals global antimicrobial resistance levels

A comprehensive analysis of sewage collected in 74 cities in 60 countries published March 8, 2019 in Nature Communications suggest that global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) gene diversity and abundance vary by region. North America, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand generally have the lowest levels of antimicrobial resistance, while Asia,... read more

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