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14th June 2018
Mens rea and undisclosed knowledge are essential to establish criminal negligence

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

A WhatsApp message has been circulating that Supreme Court has said that criminal charges are not applicable to doctors. The judgment is of 2012 and not new.
It is a settled law that unless a criminal intent is proved (mens rea) or there is an element of undisclosed knowledge, criminal sections are not applicable to doctors.

Here are some salient excerpts from the said judgement.

In the matter titled as “CBI, Hyderabad versus K Narayana Rao, Criminal Appeal No. 1460 of 2012, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India vide judgment dated 21.09.2012 has dealt with the main question whether the panel lawyer of the bank has committed any offence by giving false legal opinion on the basis of the documents provided to him by the bank..... read more

Video Of The Day : Pollution meter - A New Test

The A-Z of Practice Management Tools

Practice management tools are the software designed to perform specific activities related to your day-to-day practices. It is, therefore, important to choose the right management tools and software to meet practice requirements and efficiently .... read more

Top News

Today is World Blood Donor Day: “Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life”

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated annually on June 14 to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need. The host country for World Blood Donor Day 2018 events is Greece, through the Hellenic National Blood Centre. The global event will be held in Athens on 14 June 2018.... read more

Ten new Swachh Iconic Places launched under Swachh Bharat Mission

Ten new iconic sites, namely, Raghavendra Swamy Temple (Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh); Hazardwari Palace (Murshidabad, West Bengal); Brahma Sarovar Temple (Kurukshetra, Haryana); VidurKuti (Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh); Mana village (Chamoli, Uttarakhand); Pangong Lake (Leh-Ladakh, J&K); Nagvasuki Temple (Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh); ImaKeithal/market (Imphal, Manipur); Sabarimala Temple (Kerala); and Kanvashram (Uttarakhand) have been taken up under Phase III of the flagship project Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) of the Swachh Bharat Mission.... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 14th June

Dear Colleague
Mind's Vision
Success will be yours unless you decide to QUIT after seeing size of the hurdles.
Kolkata hospital gives blood of wrong group to woman
Was the headline of the day? Abhijit Saha alleged that the hospital transfused AB positive blood instead of A positive on his wife Baishakhi Saha leading to multi organ failure. Twenty-five-year-old Baishakhi was admitted to Columbia Asia hospital on June 5 for a surgery for ectopic pregnancy.... read more

Practice Updates

USPSTF recommends against ECG screen in low risk asymptomatic adults

In a statement published June 12, 2018 in JAMA, the USPSTF has recommended against screening with resting or exercise ECG to prevent cardiovascular events in asymptomatic adults at low risk of cardiovascular events. (D recommendation).... read more

US FDA approves Gamified Neurorehabilitation System

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a mobile neurorehabilitation therapy system ‘MindMotion GO(MindMaze)’ for use in patients with light- and medium-severity neurologic impairments to motivate and engage them in daily rehabilitation.... read more

Depression common in patients not able to return to work following a heart attack

New research published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes has shown that 90% of people who suffer a major heart attack return to work. But, those who cannot return to work or work less report poor quality of life, depression and moderate to extreme financial hardship,.... read more

Individuals with high BP below the threshold for treatment initiation also at risk of dementia

New findings from the long-running Whitehall II study of over 10,000 civil servants has found 50-year-olds who had blood pressure that was higher than normal but still below the threshold commonly used when deciding to treat the condition, were at increased risk of developing dementia in later life. The study is published June 13, 2018 in the European Heart Journal. ..... read more

HerbList, a NIH mobile app on herbal products

The National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health has launched HerbList™, an app for research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. It is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The app is designed to help consumers,.... read more

Avoid aerobic fitness training in early subacute stroke

According to results of the PHYS-STROKE study presented May 18, 2018 at the 4th European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC) 2018 in Gothenburg, Sweden, aerobic fitness training in the early subacute phase of stroke should be avoided..... read more

eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
1. Calcium gluconate via IV push
2. Normal saline via bolus IV
3. Oxygen
4. Sodium bicarbonate via IV push
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Burned biscuits
Inspirational Story 2: Lesson in Leadership
Timely treatment, therapy, and healthy lifestyle important in managing Parkinson’s disease
Caregivers have an important role in helping patients cope with the condition
New Delhi, 13 June 2018: As per a recent study, bacteriophages may have a certain role in the onset of Parkinson’s disease (PD). The research indicates that an abundance of lytic Lactococcus phages was higher in PD patients when compared to healthy individuals. This led to a 10-fold reduction in neurotransmitter-producing Lactococcus, suggesting the possible role of phages in neurodegeneration.

PD is a common chronic degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It is a disabling disease of the ageing population and affects mobility and locomotion. It is classified as a movement disorder. The condition affects over 10 million people in the world and about 1% of the population affected by it is over 60 years of age.

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