Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
12th April 2019
The Right Prescription?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

The amendments in Clinical Establishments Second Amendment Rules, 2019 are aimed at ensuring that patients are not conned into undergoing costly tests and diagnosis that may be totally unwarranted

The Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010, was enacted by the central government to provide for registration and regulation of all clinical establishments in the country with a view to prescribing the minimum standards of facilities and services provided by them. On March 1, 2019, the ministry of health issued another notification that lists certain rules for further amendments in the sector.....read more

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Guest Editorial
Drug Regulatory System

Anil Khaitan, Immediate Former President –PHD CCI, New Delhi

In my opinion, India needs a single Drug Regulatory System under a federal set-up. This may solve all the drawbacks that plague the present drugs control administrations in both Center and States. It will also eliminate the PAN India presence of Not-of-Standard-Quality (NSQ) drugs, which pose a challenge to regulators all over India.

As a permanent solution to this technical snag, the central and state drugs control administrations (Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation [CDSCO] and state DCAs) should merge into one single entity under the federal set up of the constitution.....read more

Practice Updates

A suspected anthrax outbreak in Kenya

A suspected anthrax outbreak is raising alarm at Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya after the sudden deaths of 10 buffalo since last month, reported CNN. Officials are working to make sure the outbreak doesn't put humans at risk. "Visitors to our park are at no risk if they observe park rules on avoiding contact with wild animals and we encourage them to continue with their tours," Susan Koech, principal secretary of Kenya's State Department of Wildlife..... read more

Inaugural WHO Partners Forum launches new push for collaboration on global health

To meet the world’s most pressing health challenges, WHO, governments and global health leaders today called for improved partnerships and resourcing to support WHO’s mission to deliver care, services and protection for billions of people by 2023. The inaugural two-day WHO Partners Forum opened Tuesday (9 April) in Stockholm and is co-hosted with the Government of Sweden..... read more

PAHO outlines 10 recommendations on how to achieve health for all in the Americas

A report “Universal Health in the XXI Century: 40 years of Alma-Ata” outlining 10 recommendations on how countries can ensure that all people have access to health in the Region of the Americas was launched in Mexico by the country’s highest authorities, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the United Nations,.... read more

A new treatment for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk of fracture

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Evenity (romosozumab-aqqg) to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk of breaking a bone (fracture). These are women with a history of osteoporotic fracture or multiple risk factors for fracture, or those who have failed or are intolerant to other osteoporosis therapies....read more

ACP guidance statement for breast cancer screening of asymptomatic average-risk women

Average-risk women between the ages of 50 and 74 who have no symptoms for breast cancer should undergo breast cancer screening with mammography every other year, the American College of Physicians (ACP) states in a new evidence-based guidance statement published April 9, 2019 in Annals of Internal Medicine....read more

Topical PDE4 inhibitors as new option for treatment of mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis

A meta-analysis of double-blind randomized clinical trials with topical phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitors compared to placebo ointments found that topical inhibitors are safe and effective for the treatment of mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis.....read more

Medical Voice

1. 478 breathing: The numbers in the name of the 4-7-8 breathing technique show how many seconds every action takes – 4 is for breathing in, 7 is for holding the breath, and 8 is exhaling. It is important to do this regularly, in no more than 4 breath cycles. This method will help you cope with stress and anxiety, as well as insomnia and other sleep disorders..... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Be a Good Friend
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A 3 dimensional approach to Management of Diabetes
Lifestyle disorders and depression form a two-way street
Follow the formula of 80 to prevent diseases and live healthy
New Delhi, 12th April 2019: Patients with heart diseases often experience difficulty in thinking and likely suffer depression, a new study has found. The circadian mechanism influences neural effects of heart failure. Human patients with heart failure often have neurological conditions such as cognitive impairment and depression. Though there is no cure for the heart condition, understanding how the circadian mechanism works in the brain may lead to new strategies to improve patients’ quality of life.

As per another study, severely mentally ill people are more than three times as likely to die from coronary heart disease and stroke than those not suffering from mental illness.

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