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15th March 2016
Editorial (Dr K K Aggarwal)
Should doctors advise molecular autopsy in every sudden unexplained death?
 
Yes. Personally, I feel the answer to this question should be a ‘yes’. I recall my college days when our head of the Pathology, Dr Arora, used to insist on a mini post mortem in every death for the purpose of learning.
 
Sudden death can be explained or unexplained. For example, a person may come with VT/VF and die; we know the cause. On the other hand, a person may be brought in as cardiac arrest with failed CPR.

 
If a person is brought in cardiac arrest and CPR fails then we need to inform the police as the primary cause of cardiac arrest is not known and an autopsy is usually done.
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Breaking News
Complete list of 344 drugs banned from today in the market
A gazette notification by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has banned 344 medicines of fixed drug combinations.
The Health Ministry banned 344 fixed drug combinations through a gazette notification.
The ban, which comes into effect immediately, follows recommendations of an expert committee formed to examine the efficacy of these drug combinations.
Click here to see the complete list of all drug combinations banned by the ministry
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Press Release
One in four people worldwide have fatty liver​
Obesity is a major public health problem and is associated with an increased risk of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, lifestyle modifications are crucial: IMA​
 
New Delhi, March 14, 2016: Fatty liver, or steatosis, is a term that describes the buildup of fat in the liver. While it’s normal to have some fat in your liver, more than 5 to 10 percent of your liver weight is fat in the case of fatty liver. Fatty liver is a reversible condition that can be resolved with changed behaviors. It often has no symptoms and typically does not cause permanent damage.

As per a recent study pubished in the journal of Hepatology by Dr. Younossi and colleagues, the pooled worldwide prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, diagnosed through imaging, was found to be 25.24%. The Middle East and South America had the highest prevalence, while Africa had the lowest prevalence. Simple fatty liver is also very common in India reflecting the number of people who are obese or overweight. It is one of the most common forms of liver disease, with an estimated 30-40%% people in India having early forms of NAFLD.

Speaking about the same, Dr. SS Agarwal – National President IMA & Padma Shri Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal, Honorary Secretary General IMA & President HCFI said, “Obesity is a major public health problem and is associated with an increased risk of NAFLD among other metabolic disorders. Even a 5% weight loss can be enough, but we should aim for at least a 10% decrease in weight to reduce risk for metabolic syndrome. All physicians must encourage lifestyle changes in their patients and help them make the right choices about food and exercise. Diseases like NAFLD, obesity, diabetes and hypertension are all preventable and manageable. With their rising incidence, awareness generation is crucial.”
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IMA Updates
 
IMA Polio Dates
  • April 1st: tOPV would not be available after this date.
  • April 11th: bOPV would be available in private market but it is not to be opened or used before 25th April.
  • April 25: IMA Polio Switch Day, when tOPV would be completely withdrawn and replaced by bOPV in both routine immunization and polio campaigns.
  • 9th May: IMA National Validation Day when India would be declared free of tOPV. 

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