Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
17th July 2019

Delhi High Court Order On 2 PILs Of Heart Care Foundation Of India (HCFI) On Issues Of Public Health Importance

Dr K K Aggarwal and advocate Ira Gupta

On 3rd of this month, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Delhi High Court had strictly directed Central Government to provide the list of Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs by September 12 in the PIL filed by Heart Care Foundation of India. The Hon’ble High Court passed the following order:

"If the report as per the directions of this Court is not filed so far, the same be filed on or before the next date of hearing. We also direct the respondents to provide a list of Over the Counter (OTC) drugs by the next date of hearing."...read more

Aspiring desensitization therapy is safe and effective in patients with acute coronary syndrome

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

New research suggests that acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) desensitization therapy is safe and effective in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The meta-analysis published July 1, 2019 in the American Journal of Cardiology found that 98% of the patients were able to complete an aspirin-introduction protocol and continue aspirin until discharge, without symptoms of hypersensitivity.

After a PubMed database search, 15 reports consisting of 480 ACS patients with previous hypersensitivity to ASA were included in the meta-analysis. The primary end point was desensitization protocol success. Hypersensitivity adverse events and ASA discontinuation due to hypersensitivity adverse events at follow-up were the secondary end points. ...read more

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National Digital Health Blueprint report released in the Public domain

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare released the National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) report in the public domain for inputs from various stakeholders. Speaking on the occasion, the Union Health Minister said that the Government under the guidance of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi ji is committed to ensuring high quality healthcare, accessible to all up to the last mile.... read more

WHO/Europe studies find baby foods are high in sugar and inappropriately marketed for babies

Two new studies from WHO/Europe show that a high proportion of baby foods are incorrectly marketed as suitable for infants under the age of 6 months, and that many of those foods contain inappropriately high levels of sugar. WHO's long-standing recommendation states that children should be breastfed, exclusively, for the first 6 months. Its 2016 global Guidance on Ending the Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants and Young... read more

Maldives eliminates mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis

Maldives has eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, joining first few countries in the world to ensure a generation free of these deadly diseases, World Health Organization said. Maldives is the second country in WHO South-East Asia Region to achieve this feat,.... read more

Microvascular disease anywhere in the body may be linked to higher risk of leg amputations

Microvascular disease, a disorder of very small blood vessels, may increase the risk of leg amputation independent of other blood vessel conditions and regardless of the location of the microvascular issue, such as eyes (retinopathy), kidneys (nephropathy) or feet (neuropathy), according to new research published in the journal Circulation.... read more

NIH and partners to launch HIV vaccine efficacy trial in the Americas and Europe

The National Institutes of Health and partners today announced plans to conduct a Phase 3 HIV vaccine efficacy trial at multiple clinical research sites in North America, South America and Europe. The trial, called HPX3002/HVTN 706 or Mosaico, will assess whether an investigational vaccine regimen designed to induce immune responses against a variety of global HIV strains can safely and effectively prevent HIV... read more

Medical Voice

Health ministry issues Advisory to all States/UTs over assault on doctors

Answer of the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey) Question No. 3253 for 12.07.2019 regarding "Assaults on Doctors".

"(a) & (b): Yes, incidents of strike by doctors because of alleged assault on doctors on duty in various parts of the Country have come to the notice of the Government. As per Constitutional provisions, 'Health' and 'Law & Order' are State subjects. Therefore, the concerned State/UT Government are required to take measures... read more

IDEJ Update

Indian Diabetes Educator Journal (IDEJ), 1st of its kind in India aims to keep the members of diabetes care team abreast with concepts of DSME (Diabetes self-management education) and DSMS (Diabetes self-management support). IDEJ has set a new benchmark in educating the diabetes educators about evolving the concept of DSME- reaching to more than 25000 through Digital and Print Medium..... read more

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