Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
26th December 2018
Consumer Protection Bill 2018: Implications for the practicing doctor

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

On Thursday, the Lok Sabha passed the Consumer Protection Bill 2018, which will, if enacted, replace the current Consumer Protection Act 1986.

The bill, among other things, proposes setting up of the Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and forums at the District, State and National levels to examine and decide on consumer complaints.

It has also defined the pecuniary jurisdiction of the three fora, which have been increased from those provided in the Consumer Protection Act 1986....read more

Study supports guideline-recommended 10-year rescreening interval for colorectal cancer after a negative colonoscopy

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Current guidelines recommend colonoscopy every 10 years, after a colonoscopy with normal findings (negative colonoscopy results, as the preferred screening strategy for colorectal cancer.

A study published Dec. 17, 2018 in JAMA Internal Medicine has provided evidence that corroborates this recommendation....read more

Practice Updates

Torrent Pharma recalls two lots of losartan

USA: Torrent Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall of two lots of Losartan potassium tablets found to contain trace amounts of the probable carcinogen N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA). The recall applies to 30-, 90-, and 1000-count bottles of 100-mg tablets of the angiotensin receptor blocker... read more

Health ministry notifies uniform implementation of new labelling norms from April 1, 2019

The Union health ministry has come out with draft notification implementing labelling change for drug packs uniformly from April 1, 2019 thus bringing the much needed respite to pharmaceutical industry from complying with changes in drug label twice.... read more

Doctors' conference makes it to India Book of Records

AJMER: National Conference of Association of Physicians of India, Rajasthan branch, organized in Ajmer has got a place in the India Book of Records. Reason: It's theme was 'no plastic use.' The two-day conference (December 22-23) was attended by doctors throughout India and they discussed new methods of treatment of diabetes and infectious diseases..... read more

Human rights experts meet at PAHO headquarters to discuss the legal right to health

Washington, D.C: Experts from across the Region of the Americas and further afield met at the Headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) last Monday to discuss the right to health and the role of national courts in legally enforcing this right.... read more

AAP Clinical Report: How to help military families navigate health care for their children

Children in military families are challenged by frequent moves, prolonged separations and deployment of family members, yet many show increased resiliency when provided with family and community supports.... read more

Higher CV risk with sulfonylureas and basal insulin in type 2 diabetes

A retrospective analysis of national administrative claims data published online published online Dec. 21, 2018 in JAMA Network Open has shown that among insured adult patients with type 2 diabetes initiating second-line antidiabetic medications, the short-term cardiovascular outcomes of GLP-1... read more

Inhaled Levodopa for Parkinson's disease patients

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved levodopa inhalation powder (Inbrija, Acorda Therapeutics) for intermittent treatment of "off" episodes in people with Parkinson's disease who are already taking an oral carbidopa-levodopa regimen.... read more

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Press Release
Precautions and formula of 80 can help avert heart problems during festive season
Eating healthy and not stopping physical activity should be the norm
New Delhi, 25th December 2018: According to a new study, Christmas Eve is one of the most dangerous times of the year for the heart. It has indicated that a person's risk for heart attack reaches its peak around late night a day before Christmas. Christmas Eve is a time to cheer; people tend to consume excessive food, alcohol, and travel long distances, all of which may up the risk of heart attack. Emotional distress with acute experience of anger, anxiety, sadness, grief, and stress, too, increases the risk of a heart attack.
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