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16th November 2018
Request of HCFI for formulation of law relating to national essential devices and disposables in India has been accepted by the central government

Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta

Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) had filed one RTI Application dated 22.01.2018 with National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, Department of Pharmaceuticals and also with Drug Controller General of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare asking them to provide following information:

1. Is there any law relating to National Essential Medicine in India? If yes, please provide the details of the said law.
2. Is there any policy of Ministry of Health relating to National Essential Medicine? If yes, please provide the copy of the said policy.
3. Is there any list of National Essential Medicine in India? If yes, please provide the copy of the said list. more

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Merck Consumer Health India announced the publication of the country's first handbook that highlights unknown benefits and widespread utility of Vitamin E: Titled “Vitamin E - Clinical Applications and Benefits” ... read more

Health Ministry has taken up several targeted schemes to address nutrition challenges in the country, says Health Minister

“The Health Ministry has taken up several focused and targeted schemes for addressing nutrition challenges in the country in a convergence mode with the other Ministries. We have focused on Immunisation, detection and supplementation.” This was stated by Shri JP Nadda, Union Minister... read more

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Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 16th November 2018

‘Make healthy choices’ to prevent and manage chronic diabetes, says WHO. The global prevalence of adult diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday on the World Diabetes Day, with the call to "eat healthily, be physically active and avoid excessive weight... read more

Practice Updates

FDA alerts doctors and patients about risk of complications when implanted pumps are used to deliver pain medications not approved for use with the devices

The US FDA has alerted health care providers and patients about the serious complications that can occur when using medications not approved for use with implanted pumps that deliver medication into the spinal fluid to treat or manage pain. Complications may include dosing errors, pump failure, opioid withdrawal, infection and other complications like pain, fever, vomiting, ... read more

Migraines that affect vision may increase risk of atrial fibrillation

People with migraine with aura were found to be 30% more likely to develop atrial fibrillation than people who did not have headaches and 40% more likely to develop atrial fibrillation than people with migraine with no aura, according to a study published in the November 14, 2018, online issue of the journal Neurology. Also, the stroke rate in the migraine with aura group was four out ... read more

Treatment withdrawal in patients who have recovered from dilated cardiomyopathy leads to relapse

Results of the TRED-HF study show that many patients deemed to have recovered from dilated cardiomyopathy will relapse following treatment withdrawal. In this pilot study, treatment was withdrawn successfully in only 50% of patients, while 40% had a relapse of their dilated cardiomyopathy within 6 months. The results are published online November 11, 2018 in The... read more

Prednisone prevents paradoxical tuberculosis-associated IRIS

Prednisone treatment during the first 4 weeks after the initiation of ART for HIV infection resulted in a lower incidence of tuberculosis-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) than placebo, without evidence of an increased risk of severe infections or cancers in a ... read more

LT4 monotherapy that normalizes serum TSH for overt, primary hypothyroidism does not normalize total and LDL cholesterol

A systematic review and meta-analysis of 99 studies published online August 15, 2018 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism concluded that in studies of levothyroxine (LT4) monotherapy at doses that normalized serum TSH for overt, primary hypothyroidism, not all .. read more

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More women suffer from seasonal affective disorder in winter
Eating healthy, staying hydrated, and regular exercise can prevent the condition
New Delhi, 15 November 2018: More than 10 million in India experience similar or the same symptoms of a usually self-diagnosable ailment called Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), indicate studies. Its milder version usually resolves itself within months. It is also estimated that 4 out of 5 sufferers of this condition are women. The age of onset is estimated to be between 18 and 30 years but it can affect anyone irrespective of this.

SAD is defined as recurring depression with seasonal onset and remission. Fall-onset (winter) SAD is more common. It is primarily characterized by atypical symptoms of depression. SAD occurs in climates where there is less sunlight at certain times of the year. It can be mistaken as a “lighter” version of depression, but this is not the case. It is a different version of the same illness and people with SAD are just as ill as people with major depression...

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