Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
1st May 2019
Why do manufacturing units differ in quality for export and indigenous supply of drugs?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

A few days back in a stakeholders meeting, a senior medical colleague raised a very important issue that pharmaceutical companies have two different types of plants; one, where they manufacture drugs for export and second, which manufacture drugs for sale in the country.

For indigenous manufacturing and supply, they only rely on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification.

But for international supply, they also comply with the stringent United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) of the United Kingdom (UK) certification standards.....read more

Paint your plate with the colors of the rainbow: Include all 7 colors and 6 tastes

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

The most recent US Dietary Guidelines recommend consuming even more: 2 1/2 cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruit, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. The American Cancer Society recommends 2 1/2 cups per day of fruits and vegetables.

All vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans contain phytonutrients. Phytonutrients have potent anti-cancer and anti-heart disease effects besides other health benefits......read more

Practice Updates

New report calls for urgent action to avert antimicrobial resistance crisis

UN, international agencies and experts have released a groundbreaking report demanding immediate, coordinated and ambitious action to avert a potentially disastrous drug-resistance crisis. If no action is taken - warns the UN Ad hoc Interagency Coordinating Group on Antimicrobial Resistance who released the report – drug-resistant diseases could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050 and damage.... read more

Work stress and poor sleep increases risk of death due to heart disease

A study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology has found an association between increased risk of cardiovascular death in hypertensive employees and work stress and impaired sleep. Compared to those with no work stress and good sleep, people with both risk factors had a three times greater likelihood of death from cardiovascular disease..... read more

Botulinum toxin type A approved for glabellar lines in Europe

The European Medicines Agency's (EMA's) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommended granting marketing authorization for botulinum toxin type A (Nuceiva, Evolus Pharma Ltd) for the temporary improvement of vertical lines between the eyebrows in patients younger than 65 years.... read more

Foodborne disease infections are on the rise, says CDC

A new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report has identified campylobacter, a bacteria most often found in chicken, raw milk and water, as the no. 1 cause of bacterial foodborne illness since 2013. In 2018, it was followed by salmonella, shiga toxin-producing E. coli, shigella and vibrio in the number of cases per 100,000 people. ....read more

Sleepy athletes may face higher concussion risk

College athletes may face a higher risk for sport-related concussions if they have insomnia or even if they're just chronically sleepy, as per a new study reported online March 25, 2018 in the journal Sleep Medicine. While moderate-to-severe insomnia increased the risk three-times,....read more

Medical Voice

Now gallium-68 PET scan for recurring prostate cancer

Scientists in California have published results with an experimental imaging technique that detects recurring prostate cancer with the best accuracy. The Gallium-68 PET scanning. Two tracers have been approved so far by the FDA for use in prostate cancer diagnostics: one called choline C11 and another called fluciclovine-18-F..... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Learn and Earn
Inspirational Story 2: Emotional management
Stress can lead to unhealthy eating and several health issues
It is imperative to inculcate mindful eating from a young age

New Delhi, 30 April 2019: Indulging in high-calorie 'comfort' foods when you are stressed can lead to more weight gain than usual, says recent research. The study talks about a molecular pathway in the brain, controlled by insulin, which drives the additional weight gain.

In Chapter 6 Shloka 17 of the Bhagwad Gita Krishna says to Arjuna, Yukaharaviharasya yuktachestasya karmasu. Yuktasvapnavabodhasya yoga bhavati duhkhaha. It means that the one, whose diet and movements are balanced, whose actions are proper, whose hours of sleeping and waking up are regular, and who follows the path of meditation, is the destroyer of pain or unhappiness.

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