Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
19th December 2018
Hon'ble Delhi High Court sets aside the central Govt's ban on making & selling of oxytocin by private firms

Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta

On Friday, 14th December, the Hon'ble Delhi High Court set aside the Govt.’s decision to ban private firms from producing and selling oxytocin, a drug used for inducing labour contractions & controlling bleeding.

A bench of Hon'ble Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Hon'ble Justice AK Chawla said that the government's decision was arbitrary and unreasonable.

The bench also said that there was no scientific basis behind the Center's decision restricting private companies from making or supplying the drug,which helps new mothers lactate, to prevent its alleged misuse in the dairy sector for increasing milk production....read more

IBD may be an independent risk factor for heart disease

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at a significantly higher risk of myocardial infarction (MI), says a study reported in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, online November 30, 2018. The relative risk of MI was highest in younger patients and decreased with age.

The researchers examined a nationwide database of medical records for more than 29 million people, of which, 131,680 had ulcerative colitis and 158,750 had Crohn's disease....read more

Practice Updates

Madras HC bars e-sale of drugs from Thursday

Mumbai: In what could be a big disappointment for e-pharmacies and a huge inconvenience to patients, the Madras high court barred online sale of medicines from December 20, while directing the government to expedite regulations for e-pharmacies.... read more

Thailand becomes first in Asia to introduce tobacco plain packaging

New Delhi, 17 December 2018: World Health Organization has commended stronger tobacco control measures being adopted by Thailand which has become the first in Asia and the first low and middle-income country to adopt plain packaging for tobacco products.... read more

Two new AIIMS to be established in Tamil Nadu & Telangana

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the establishment of two new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Madurai, Tamil Nadu and Bibinagar, Telangana.... read more

Record 169 UK patients a week get diabetes-related amputations

A record 169 people a week are having to undergo an amputation procedure as a result of diabetes, a study has found. Analysis by the charity Diabetes UK found that 26,378 people had lower limb amputations linked to diabetes... read more

AAP offers guidance on caring for psychosocial needs of children with special health care needs

To equip pediatricians in caring for these children, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is published a new clinical report, "Psychosocial Factors in Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Their Families"... read more

US FDA approves prucalopride for treatment of chronic constipation

Montegrity (prucalopride), a selective 5-HT4 serotonin receptor agonist, has been approved by the US FDA for treating adults with chronic idiopathic constipation. ... read more

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity ISWD Conference January 2019

Position statement of the Task Force on food allergy of the German Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

The present position statement reflects the following aspects about non-celiac gluten/wheat sensitivity (NCGS) from an allergist's and nutritionist's point of view: ... read more

The Year in Medicine 2018: News that made a difference

Shingles vaccine, drug and IV bag shortages

  • Drug shortages compounded by last year's hurricanes; called an "urgent public health crisis"
  • FDA working with manufacturers to address shortages; expiration dates for some products safely expanded... read more

The Top Trending Clinical Topics of 2018: Trend 7: Gout

New treatment information, insight into risk factors and news about potentially serious comorbidities helped increase the popularity of this seventh overall trending clinical topic of 2018.... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
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Press Release
Understanding food labels may lead to healthier eating choices
One should check for the fat and sugar content in labels specifically
New Delhi, 18th December 2018: New research has indicated that labels on packaged foods such as nutrition facts, "low-sodium" or "fat-free" as well as calorie counts on restaurant menus, have to some extent encouraged healthier eating choices in people. It also found that labelling reduced consumers' intake of calories by 6.6%, total fat by 10.6%, and other unhealthy food options by 13%. Labelling also increased consumers’ vegetable consumption by 13.5%.
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