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15th March, 2018
Genesis of hoax message

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

A message advising against the use of paracetamol P/500 because it contained a virus “Machupo” is viral on social media. This message came up one year back and is still circulating in the media.

The Machupo virus causes a hemorrhagic fever, Bolivian hemorrhagic fever, which is included in the differential diagnosis of hemorrhagic fevers. Hemorrhagic fevers may present with jaundice such as Congo hemorrhagic fever, Yellow fever, or they can present without jaundice, such as dengue hemorrhagic fever and Bolivian hemorrhagic fever.

Bolivian hemorrhagic fever is also known as black typhus or Ordog Fever. It is a highly lethal disease..... read more


Supreme Court Stays Delhi high Court Judgment on PNDT Act

Sub: SLP(C) No. 16657-16659 of 2016 titled “Union of India Vs. Indian Radiological and Imaging & Ors etc. etc.” before Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, New Delhi.
Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, New Delhi on 14.03.2018 in respect of the above matter, vide which the court stayed operation of the judgment passed by Hon'ble Delhi High Court, New Delhi on 17.02.2016....read more

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Monthly financial assistance to TB patients

Under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), Government has proposed an incentive of Rs.500 per patient per month for the nutritional support of the TB-affected patients during the course of the treatment. The States have the option for providing these incentives in cash or kind. The Ministry has formulated the Guidance Document on nutritional care and support for TB patients which includes guidance on nutritional assessment, counselling and appropriate dietary advice. .... read more

Practice Updates

Triple combination pill achieves BP targets in hypertensive patients

A pill combining low doses of three blood pressure-lowering medications - telmisartan (20 mg), amlodipine (2.5 mg) and chlorthalidone (12.5 mg) - significantly increased the number of patients reaching blood pressure targets compared with usual care, .... read more


Older adults with daytime sleepiness have with increased ß-amyloid accumulation

Excessive daytime sleepiness in older people without dementia was associated with increased ß-amyloid accumulation over time in a study published online March 12, 2018 in JAMA Neurology suggesting that those with excessive daytime sleepiness may be more vulnerable to pathologic changes associated with Alzheimer disease...... read more


Team training can reduce patient mortality and clinical task performance

When implemented correctly, health care team training can reduce patient mortality by 13%, according to a new review paper by a psychologist at Rice University to be published in an upcoming edition of Group and Organization Management. In addition, clinical task performance improved by 32%,..... read more


Meat cooking methods influence risk of type 2 diabetes

Open-flame and/or high-temperature cooking for both red meat and chicken is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes among adults who consume animal flesh regularly, says a study published in the March 2018 issue of the journal Diabetes Care..... read more


Fecal microbiota transplantation is effective treatment for C. difficile infection in IBD patients

Fecal microbiota transplantation is an effective therapy for Clostridium difficile infection in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with an overall cure rate of around 90%, says a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies reported March 8, 2018 in the Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis...... read more


Visit-to-visit glycemic variability better predicts future complications in type 2 diabetes

Long-term visit-to-visit glycemic variability is a better risk predictor of future micro- and macrovascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes than mean HbA1c levels, suggests the Rio de Janeiro Type 2 Diabetes Cohort Study published February 24, 2018 in the journal Cardiovascular Diabetology..... read more

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Ambitious target of TB-free India by 2025 will require continuous and consistent efforts
There is a need to mobilize resources further and increasing awareness on the importance of immunization
 
New Delhi, 14th March 2018: Year 2025 has been set as the deadline for a tuberculosis (TB)-free India by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. This is five years ahead of the global deadline set by the WHO. About 25 years, TB was declared as an emergency, and since then, different countries have adopted varied strategies to keep it under check.

The number of TB-related deaths in India in 2016 was more than 4 lakh, a number that is one-third of the global toll.

Speaking about this, Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Immediate Past National President Indian Medical Association (IMA), said, “The target set for a TB-free India sounds ambitious and promising. However, it remains to be seen what efforts go into actualizing the same. TB is the third leading cause of years of life lost (YLLs) lost, in the country.

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