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23rd April 2018
CGHS may not be able to deny claim for medical reimbursement now

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Government employees who are Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) beneficiaries are required to seek treatment in empanelled hospitals. CGHS guidelines say that "if the Central govt servant or a member of his family covered under CGHS falls ill at a place not covered under CGHS, the treatment shall be admissible under CS(MA) Rules. The reimbursement in such cases shall be restricted to the amount which would have been incurred had the treatment been taken in a Govt / State government hospital in that city" (

However, the CGHS now may not be able to deny claim for medical reimbursement to retired government employees, who have a CGHS card valid for whole life, for medical treatment taken by them in private hospitals or even a hospital which is not on the list of government empanelled hospitals following a ruling of the Supreme Court of India. ... read more

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World Book and Copyright Day: Athens is the World Book Capital for 2018 

World Book and Copyright Day is an annual event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on 23rd April to promote reading, publishing and copyright. Each year, UNESCO and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry - publishers, booksellers and libraries, select the World Book Capital for a one-year period. This year, Athens in Greece gets this honor as the World Book Capital for 2018. .... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 23rd April

Clinical In a study, in Lancet of over 600,000 drinkers in 19 high-income nations without a history of heart disease weekly consumption of > 100 grams of alcohol ( 30 ml is 10 grams) increased the risk of stroke, heart failure, fatal hypertensive disease and fatal aortic aneurysm. Excessive drinking did appear to reduce the risk of nonfatal heart attacks, but that benefit is more than wiped out by the more serious consequences..... read more

Practice Updates

Piperacillin+tazobactam inferior to meropenem in bloodstream infections due to ceftriaxone-resistant  E. coli 

A new research presented April 22, 2018 at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Madrid, Spain has shown piperacillin+tazobactam to be inferior to meropenem in potentially fatal bloodstream infections (BSI) caused by ceftriaxone-resistant Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. ..... read more

First test to identify Candida auris

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has permitted marketing for a new use of the BRUKER MALDI Biotyper CA system as the first test to identify the emerging pathogen Candida auris, which can cause serious infections in hospitalized patients..... read more

Screening as per limited criteria of weight and age misses out on 50% of patients with diabetes

About half of adults with diabetes and prediabetes would be missed out as a result of targeted screening for diabetes only with age- and weight-based criteria as recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), says a published online April 12, 2018 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Inclusion of other risk factors in screening improves detection of such cases. .... read more

Very resistant case of gonorrhea successfully treated with ertapenem

The very resistant case of gonorrhea from the UK has been successfully treated with a three-day course of intravenous ertapenem. The gonorrhea strain was highly resistant to the dual first-line antibiotics azithromycin and ceftriaxone.... read more

High risk of multi-drug resistant infections with multi-use thermometers

The use of multi-patient axial thermometers increases risk of multi-drug resistant hospital infections as per findings of a study presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in Madrid, Spain. The outbreak of multi-drug resistant Candida auris in a hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) was found to be due to the use of multi-use thermometers..... read more

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ADHD is manageable and not indicative of a child’s lack of intelligence
It is important to reinforce positive behavior in children with this condition and offer some understanding
New Delhi, 22nd April 2018: About 6% to 7% of children around the world are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is one of the most common pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders associated with inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Most teachers and parents do not recognize the signs of this condition, which can translate into a highly humiliating scenario for children.

ADHD is a disorder that makes it difficult to pay attention and control impulsive behaviours. The child may also be restless and almost constantly active. Although the symptoms begin in childhood, they can last way into adulthood as well.

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