Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
23rd July 2019

Health Ministry bans the use of colistin for food-producing animals and poultry

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Vide a notification F. No. X. 11014/8/2019-DR issued on the 19th July, 2019, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has prohibit the manufacture, sale and distribution of the drug Colistin and its formulations for food producing animals, poultry, aqua farming and animal feed supplements.

The notification reads as follows:

"And whereas, the Central Government is satisfied that it is necessary and expedient in the public interest to prohibit the manufacture, sale and distribution of the drug Colistin and its formulations for food producing animals, poultry, aqua farming and animal feed supplements; ...read more

Screen patients with broken heart syndrome for cancer

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

People with broken heart syndrome, also known as Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), should be screened for cancer, suggests a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. And, a history of malignancy might increase the risk for TTS.

In the study of 1,604 people with broken heart syndrome, 16.6% showed an association with malignancy....read more

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Japanese Encephalitis claims four more lives in Assam, death toll increases to 101

Four more people in Assam died due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE), taking the toll to 101 in the state, a National Health Mission (NHM) bulletin said. One death each was reported from Udalguri, Baksa, Golaghat and Karbi Anglong districts on Friday, it said.... read more

India to launch its first human genome cataloguing project

MUMBAI: India will launch its first human genome mapping project by October, a move that will help researchers get closer to developing effective therapies for treating diseases such as cancer. In the first phase of the initiative called the Genome India project, the genomic data of 10,000 Indians will be catalogued. The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has initiated the project.... read more

Women Doctors Skip Conferences Because of Family Responsibilities

Female oncologists are more likely than their male colleagues to skip scientific meetings that could offer networking opportunities and a chance to catch up with the latest developments in their field, a new study finds.

One big reason the women oncologists give is the lack of available child care, according to the report in JAMA Oncology, July 18.... read more

First Oncology Biosimilars Reach US Market

The first anticancer biosimilars have reached the US market. Both bevacizumab-awwb (Mvasi), a biosimilar to bevacizumab (Avastin), and trastuzumab-anns (Kanjinti), a biosimilar to trastuzumab (Herceptin), are now available... read more

Night Shifts, Long Hours Linked to Miscarriages and Preterm Births

Pregnant women who work nights or long hours may be more likely to have a miscarriage or preterm delivery than those with day jobs, a research review suggests. With night shifts, pregnant women were 21% more likely to have preterm deliveries and 23% more likely to have miscarriages than women who worked days, noted the analysis.... read more

Medical Voice

Optimal shoe design for older adults

Due to changes in foot morphology and the occurrence of foot deformities and foot pain with ageing, older people frequently wear ill-fitting shoes leading to discomfort and reduced mobility, says a review of literature published in the September 2019 issue of the journal Maturitas.... 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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