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The Price of Health

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO and HCFI
13th January 2020
Reproduced from: https://www.indialegallive.com/viewpoint/the-price-of-health-81005, January 4, 2020
The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has hiked the prices of 12 life-saving essential drugs to ensure their availability as manufacturers were unable to sustain productivity... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Deaths from Democratic Republic of the Congo measles outbreak top 6000

13th January 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
With the death toll from the world’s worst measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) surpassing 6000, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for more funding to stop the outbreak.... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA approves first targeted therapy to treat a rare mutation in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors

13th January 2020 OncologyPharmacists
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Ayvakit (avapritinib) for the treatment of adults with unresectable or metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) – a type of tumor that occurs in the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly in the stomach...Read more »
Practice Updates

Pan-Resistant C. auris Found in New York City

13th January 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Three patients in New York had "pan-resistant" Candida auris unresponsive to three or more classes of antifungal drugs, researchers found. These individuals had no history of recent travel. Resistance apparently developed after exposure to antifungal medications,... Read more »

Four Months of Rifampicin May Be Best Option for Latent TB

13th January 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Public Health
Four months of daily rifampicin is "short, safe, and effective" and is likely the best way to achieve the ambitious goal set forth by the World Health Organization (WHO) to treat 30 million patients for latent tuberculosis infection by 2022, TB experts say in Lancet Infectious Diseases...Read more »  

Fractional Flow Reserve Helps CAD Management in Diabetes

13th January 2020 Pharmacists Diabetes and Endocrinology
Fractional flow reserve (FFR) makes a different impact on treatment decisions if diabetes is involved, registry data showed. The proportion for which FFR would reclassify the treatment strategy was similar between those with and without diabetes ... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can license to practice be revoked pending inquiry by the criminal court?

13th January 2020
Yes. In its order, MCI-211(2)/2011-Ethics/ 10th May, 2011, Complaint against Dr. RV, F No 396/2009, the MCI stated “The Ethics Committee considered the complaint against RV and after hearing both the parties and perusing the records and FIR,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Coffee Dilemma

13th January 2020
A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning. The wife said, "You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don’t have to wait as long to get our coffee"....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

An increase in which of the following parameters will shift the O2 dissociation curve to the left.

13th January 2020
1. Temperature.
2. Partial pressure of CO2
3. 2,3 DPG concentration...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Keep your baby safe and healthy - 4 tips from the CDC

13th January 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among US babies each year. These 4 simple sleep tips from the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) can help keep your baby safe and healthy:... Read more »

ESpiritual: Lohri: Adieu To Winters: “Til Tadake; Din Jhatake”

13th January 2020
Means ‘Good bye to Til or Sesame’, (which is used excessively in winters) and ‘welcome to longer days’ (which signify the dawn of summer). Lohri, the festival of bonfire falls on 13th January. The earth, farthest from the sun at this point of time,...Read more »

Inspirational: The Little Wave

13th January 2020
The story is about a little wave, bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand old time. He’s enjoying the wind and the fresh air, until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore. "My God, this terrible", the wave says. "Look what’s going to happen to me!"... Read more »


From Other Newsletter



Exercises to increase bone density in osteoporotic patients

Physical exercise is known to stimulate bone osteogenesis in patients with osteoporosis. However, all types of exercise do not have the same beneficial effect on bone mineral density (BMD). Two types of exercises have emerged as being appropriate for patients with osteoporosis.... Read more »


Individual Characteristics and Blood Eosinophil Counts in Adults with Asthma or COPD.

Elevated blood eosinophil (bEOS) counts are markers of inflammation associated with poorer outcomes in individuals with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A new study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology aimed to determine the association...Read more »


Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »

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