Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
13th March 2019
Will the government consider comprehensive insurance for doctors?
Secretary Legal Affairs to head a committee on Comprehensive Insurance Scheme for Advocates: This should have been explored for doctors first

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

My colleague Ira, an advocate brought to my attention a recent PIB release (dated 8th March, 2019), 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.

The Union Minister for Law set-up the committer under the chairmanship of Secretary Legal Affairs with members including a senior representative from the Department of Financial Services, representative of Department of legal affairs and one representative each from Bar Council of India and State Bar Councils.....read more

Renowned endocrinologist Padma Shri Dr Anoop Misra joins IJCP Group as Advisor

Dr Anoop Misra, Chairman of the Fortis Centre for Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol (C-DOC) and Head of the National Diabetes Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation (NDOC) has joined the IJCP Group as Group Advisor. Dr Misra is an acclaimed endocrinologist and a former honorary physician to the Prime Minister of India.

A former Fellow of the World Health Organization (WHO) at the Royal Free Hospital, UK, Dr Anoop Misra is a recipient of the Dr BC Roy Award, the highest Indian award in the medical category. In 2007, the Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honor of the Padma Shri for his contributions to the field of medicine in the country....read more

Medical Voice

1.Preliminary research suggests a possible association between consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and higher disability in patients with multiple sclerosis. In a cross-sectional study, MS patients who reported drinking two cans of SSBs per day were far more likely to have severe disability than those who seldom consumed these drinks.... read more

Practice Updates

WHO launches a new global influenza strategy

WHO released a Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030 on Tuesday aimed at protecting people in all countries from the threat of influenza. The goal of the strategy is to prevent seasonal influenza, control the spread of influenza from animals to humans, and prepare for the next influenza pandemic...... read more

Many preteens screen positive for suicide risk during ER visits

A research team found nearly one-third of youth ages 10 to 12 years screened positive for suicide risk in emergency department settings. In the study published online March 11, 2018 in Hospital Pediatrics, 7% of the preteens who screened positive for suicide risk were seeking help for physical problems and not psychiatric concerns..... read more

Kerala High Court prohibits use of flex, other non-biodegradable materials

Kochi, Mar 11 (PTI) The Kerala High Court Monday prohibited the use of flex and other non-biodegradable materials for campaigning throughout the state ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. A division bench, comprising Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy and Justice A K Jayasankaran Nambiar, gave the interim order while considering a plea seeking a ban on the use of flex and other ecologically harmful materials for the upcoming polls. ... read more

Flu vaccination during hospitalization reduces chances of a heart attack

Findings of a study of nearly 30 million hospital records presented March 7, 2019 at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session shows that people who got a flu shot while hospitalized had a 10% lower risk of having a heart attack...read more

Eating healthy in early adulthood associated with better cognition in middle age

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, moderate in nuts, fish and alcohol and low in meat and full-fat dairy is associated with better cognitive performance (thinking and memory) in middle age, according to a study published in the March 6, 2019, online issue of Neurology.... read more

Total thyroidectomy improves persistent Hashimoto-related symptoms

A randomized trial comparing thyroidectomy versus medical management for persistent Hashimoto-related symptoms despite euthyroid status found that total thyroidectomy improved health-related quality of life and fatigue, whereas medical therapy did not.... read more

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Maintaining oral hygiene is a must across all age groups
Any warning signs such as bleeding are an indication to consult a specialist immediately
New Delhi, 8 March 2019: Older adults with poor cognitive function are found to have impaired oral health and higher risk of tooth loss later, says a study. According to the study, there was a clear association between cognitive function and tooth loss when cognitive function score was categorized into quintiles. The study, published in the Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, showed people in the lowest quintile reflecting poorer cognitive function had 39% higher odds of tooth loss than those in the highest quintile.

The burden of dental diseases in the elderly is increasing around the world. The need of the hour is to understand and address the oral health needs of geriatric population and integrate them with overall health aspects.

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