Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
1st April 2019
Fertile Smuggling

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

A Malaysian national arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence for smuggling human embryos could spill the beans on a thriving multi-crore international racket

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) that is used to all kinds of smuggling-from gold to jewellery to drugs-increasingly has to deal with smuggling of a different kind of cargo. Last week, the agency began probing an alleged case of smuggling of human embryos after Partheban Durai, a Malaysian national, was arrested at Mumbai International Airport on his arrival from Kuala Lumpur on March 15 with a nitrogen canister containing a single human embryo tucked inside his suitcase.....read more

Stent Rates Revised

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Part II, Section 3, Sub-section
(ii) of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary
National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority: New Delhi, the 29th March, 2019

SO:…. In continuation of the notifications issued by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers vide S.O. 639(E) dated 12.02.2018 and S.O. 1464(E) dated 02.04.2018, regarding the fixation of ceiling price of the Coronary Stents as specified in column no. (2) mentioned in the table below; after considering the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) @ 4.2662 percent for the year 2018 over 2017,....read more

Medical Voice
Today's question

In my morning class today my colleague Charu asked me a question "how to make others happy"?

I will divide this answer into two aspects one is 'happiness' and second is 'needs. ... read more

Practice Updates

Climate change could expose 1 billion more people to bug-borne diseases

As the planet gets warmer, scientists say, diseases like Zika, chikungunya and dengue will continue spreading farther north. The authors of the new study, published Thursday in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases,... read more

Fewer reproductive years in women linked to an increased risk of dementia

According to a new study published in the March 27, 2019 in the journal Neurology, women who start their period later, go through menopause earlier or have a hysterectomy may have a greater risk of developing dementia..... read more

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may play opposite roles in childhood asthma

Dietary intake of two fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6, may have opposite effects on the severity of asthma in children and may also play opposite roles in modifying their response to indoor air pollution,...read more

A new oral treatment for multiple sclerosis

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Mavenclad (cladribine) tablets to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults, to include relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease.... read more

Beetroot, nitrate supplements could help prevent salt-induced hypertension

Adding tiny amounts of beetroot or dietary nitrate to salty food products might help prevent high blood pressure, according to a preliminary study of rats reported in the journal Hypertension, March 28, 2019.... read more

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A. Their ovaries release fewer eggs.
B. Their eggs have begun to degenerate.
C. They have sex less frequently.
D. The uterine lining thins.
E. It is a high-stress period in their lives.
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: It pays to be patient
Inspirational Story 2: Be a Good Friend
Childhood asthma can be prevented by keeping homes free of dust mites
The condition can even develop in children below 3 years
New Delhi, 31 March 2019: A new study has found that consuming a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids is linked to fewer childhood asthma symptoms which are triggered by indoor air pollution. The study lays out that families and health care providers may be able to protect children from harmful effects of indoor air pollution by serving a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids while reducing foods rich in omega-6 fatty acids such as soya bean oil and corn oil.

Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found abundantly in fish and certain nuts and seeds, are considered healthy as they are known to reduce inflammation.

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