Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
20th August 2019

Fraudulent Practise

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Reproduced From: India Legal Magazine, August 26, 2019, p.38-39, Available at: http://www.indialegallive.com/e-magazine

The Prime Minister's Ayushman Bharat Scheme is riddled with dishonest practices by hospitals and common service centres, leading to their de-empanelment and FIRs being lodged

Trust Indians to find innovative ways to beat any system. The National Health Authority (NHA), the nodal agency for the government's health insurance scheme, has found that hospitals and common service centres (CSCs) have found ways to beat the centrally-sponsored Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) system....read more

Mera Bharat Mahan 4: Balanced food in moderation

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The current modern medicine teaching is to eat in moderation and eat a variety of foods. This has also been the teaching of the Vedic era.

There is a famous couplet (doha) from Kabir, which says: "Jaisa Bhojan Kijiye, Vaisa Hi Mana Hoye, Jaisa Paani Pijiye, Taisi Vani Hoye". This can be summarized as "You are what your food is".

Even Chanakya in Chanakya Niti wrote "Deepo Bhakshyta dhavantam kajjalam Cha Prasuata; Yadanam Bhakshyata Nityam Jayata Ta Drishi Praja", which means that the deepak or the lamp eats away (removes) the darkness and produces kajal; likewise, whatever we eat forms the very essence of our being....read more

Practice Updates

India gets its first national essential diagnostics list

India has got its first National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL) finalized by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) which aims to bridge the current regulatory system's gap that does not cover all the medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic devices (IVD). The current system is equipped to manage only the few notified devices... read more

Despite challenges, Yemen eliminates lymphatic filariasis

The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledges the achievement of the Republic of Yemen for eliminating lymphatic filariasis (LF) as a public health problem, making it the second country, after Egypt, in WHO's Eastern Mediterranean Region to achieve the criteria. The accomplishment comes after more than two decades of sustained disease control and prevention measures,... read more

FDA approves first of its kind device to treat pediatric patients with progressive idiopathic scoliosis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first spinal tether device intended to be used in children and adolescents to correct the most common form of scoliosis, called idiopathic scoliosis, that has not responded to conservative treatment options, such as external bracing. The device, called The Tether – Vertebral Body Tethering System,... read more

Better detection of clinically significant prostate cancer with MRI plus targeted biopsy

Prebiopsy multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) combined with targeted biopsy is associated with improved detection of clinically significant prostate cancer compared with transrectal ultrasonography-guided systemic biopsy alone, suggests a systematic review and meta-analysis. Researchers noted that the use of pre-biopsy mpMRI combined with targeted prostate biopsy was better in detecting clinically significant cancers... read more

Low vitamin D linked to worse Parkinson's symptoms

Parkinson's disease (PD) patients have lower levels of vitamin D than their healthy peers, a new study reveals. Vitamin D levels were also associated with several non-motor symptoms in PD patients, Dr. Jing Chen of The Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University in Suzhou, China, and colleagues found. "Together, these results indicate that vitamin D deficiency may play a role in PD pathogenesis, ... read more

Medical Voice

New health warnings for cigarette packages and advertisements proposed by US FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a proposed rule to require new health warnings on cigarette packages and in advertisements to promote greater public understanding of the negative health consequences of smoking. The proposed warnings, whichfeature photo-realistic color images depicting some of the lesser-known, but serious health risks of cigarette smoking,stand to represent the most significant change to cigarette labels in more than 35 years....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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