Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
13th May 2019
Price discrimination in Health Care

Dr KK Aggarwal and Professor Nitin Aggarwal

Price discrimination is a microeconomic pricing strategy where identical or largely similar goods or services are transacted at different prices by the same provider in different markets.

It is not same as product differentiation.

Price differentiation essentially relies on the variation in the customers' willingness to pay and in the elasticity of their demand.

The term differential pricing is also used to describe the practice of charging different prices to different buyers for the same quality and quantity of a product....read more

Better health and a better sex life

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

  • According to one Harvard study, just 30 minutes of walking a day was linked with a 41% drop in risk for erectile dysfunction (ED).
  • Moderate exercise can help restore sexual performance in obese middle-aged men with ED.
  • In the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, eating a diet rich in natural foods like fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and fish — with fewer red and processed meat and refined grains — decreased the likelihood of ED.
  • High blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides can all damage arteries in the heart (causing heart attack), in the brain (causing stroke) and leading to the penis (causing ED). An expanding waistline also contributes...... read more
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Practice Updates

Food Safety Alert for Gastrointestinal Illnesses Linked to Raw Oysters

CDC has posted a food safety alert about a multistate outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses associated with raw oysters imported from Mexico at https://www.cdc.gov/vibrio/investigations/rawoysters-05-19/index.html CDC as well as public health and regulatory officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses linked to raw oysters harvested from Estero El Cardon, an estuary in Baja California Sur,.... read more

WHO for eliminating industrially produced trans fats by 2023

Trans fat, accountable for over 5,00,000 deaths globally from coronary heart disease each year, could be eliminated from the industrially produced global food supply by 2023 if the World Health Organization (WHO) has its way. The WHO has welcomed its partnership with the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) to achieve this target. It said,..... read more

E-cigarette lobby group wants Karnataka to lift ban on its use

BENGALURU: The e-cigarette ban imposed by Karnataka will affect 1.8 crore smokers in the State, according to Association of Vapers India (AVI), a nonprofit organization that favors use of vapor products and electronic cigarettes to help smokers quit. E-cigarettes are electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and their use is also referred to as vaping..... read more

Hip Fracture Linked to Vitamin B Supplements

High doses of vitamin B supplementation may put women at risk for fracture, suggests a new study published in JAMA Network Open. In an analysis of more than 75,000 postmenopausal women, higher total intakes of vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 were both associated with a higher relative risk of hip fracture, reported Haakon E. Meyer, MD, PhD, of the University of Oslo in Norway, and colleagues.....read more

Worse Prostate Cancer Outcomes With 5-Alpha-Reductase Inhibitors

Treatment with 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors (5-ARIs) is associated with worse mortality in prostate cancer, report findings from Veterans Affairs electronic health records. Dr. Brent S. Rose, from the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, said, "5-ARIs, like finasteride and dutasteride, reduce the PSA by about 50%. It is very important to adjust the PSA for men on 5-ARIs to avoid the possibility of delayed prostate cancer detection." ....read more

Patiromer, sodium zirconium cyclosilicate effective for hyperkalemia

A systematic review suggests that new therapeutic agents, including patiromer (Veltassa) and sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (ZS-9; Lokelma), appear effective in reducing serum potassium levels; however, more research is needed to evaluate long-term cardiovascular outcomes.....read more

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