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21st March, 2018
Join the Mahapanchayat on 25th March to make the Indian medical profession strongest in the world

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The IMA has been opposing the proposed NMC Bill in its present format on several grounds. Following a country-wide 12-hour strike on 2nd January this year, the proposed NMC Bill was referred to a Parliamentary Standing Committee.

The Rajya Sabha Committee considered each clause of the proposed NMC Bill and has given its recommendations on each in Chapter 4 of its report “109th Report on the National Medical Commission Bill, 2017 (Presented to the Rajya Sabha on 20th March, 2018) (Laid on the Table of Lok Sabha on 20th March, 2018)”. The report is in the public domain.

To deliberate on the report, the IMA is organizing a Mahapanchayat on 25th March at Indira Gandhi Stadium, New Delhi, 10 am to 2pm. Over 10,000 doctors from all across the country will deliberate on the issue...... read more

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ECDC and WHO Europe call for Europe’s commitment to increase investment to end TB

A new report published today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe indicates that the number of new tuberculosis (TB) patients has been decreasing at an average rate of 4.3% yearly in the last decade in the WHO European Region. Despite being the fastest decline in the world, this trend is insufficient to achieve the target of ending the TB epidemic by 2030,.... read more

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CDC issue warning on monkeypox outbreak

A concern for global health security, the US CDC have issued an alarm about a surge in cases of monkeypox. In its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the CDC notes a “recent apparent increase in human monkeypox cases across a wide geographic area”..... read more

Practice Updates

Severe war injuries and PTSD can affect risk of hypertension

Severe combat wounds and chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may put service men and women at risk of having high blood pressure later, according to new research published March 19, 2018 in the journal Hypertension. Patients who had 1 to 15 PTSD notations in their files had an 85% higher risk of hypertension..... read more

Impulsivity may be a risk factor in childhood obesity

As per a study to be presented at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Illinois, children with high impulsivity had higher body mass index (BMI) measures and greater body fat mass compared to those who rated lower in impulsivity children..... read more

AAP publishes policy statement on Diversity and Inclusion

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published a policy statement on diversity and inclusion in the journal Pediatrics online March 19, 2018. The statement recognizes that children are increasingly diverse, with differences that may include race, ethnicity,... read more

EU approves the first subcutaneous immunoglobulin for CIDP

The European Commission has granted marketing authorization for human normal immunoglobulin (Hizentra, CSL Behring), the first and only subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIg) for maintenance therapy to prevent relapse in patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP),... read more

Inflammatory bowel disease is a risk factor for heart attack, says study

Younger patients and women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are more vulnerable to develop myocardial infarction (MI), according to a new study presented March 11, 2018 at the recently concluded American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2018 Annual Scientific Sessions.... read more

Eating a high energy breakfast may reduce insulin requirement in type 2 diabetes

In uncontrolled insulin treated patients with type 2 diabetes, high energy breakfast diet was shown to be more effective than the traditional diet with six small meals evenly distributed along the day, for weight loss, overall glycemia, HbA1c, appetite and for the reduction of insulin requirements,.... read more

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Is Yagna the answer to rising air pollution levels?
Burning wood in excess can contribute to air pollution
It can also be detrimental to those with respiratory and cardiovascular ailments
New Delhi, 20th March 2018: A religious group in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh that goes by the name Shri Ayuchandi Mahayagya Samiti has begun a “mahayagya”, or Hindu ritual of burning wood from the mango tree. They believe this will help in reducing air pollution and plan to burn 50,000 kg of wood over nine days during Navratri.

The smoke from wood burning is made up of a complex mixture of gases and fine particles (also called particle pollution, particulate matter, or PM).
Speaking about this, Padma Shri Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Immediate Past National President Indian Medical Association (IMA), said, “Poor air quality has been linked to various diseases and may trigger acute asthma, heart attack. Air pollution has become a major public health problem, which is still persisting, despite several efforts to curb pollution.

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