Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
28th March 2019
Hon'ble Supreme Court: Death due to mosquito bite is not an accident under insurance policy

Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta

On Tuesday i.e. 26th March, 2019, the Hon'ble Supreme Court in the matter titled as "The Branch Manager, National Insurance Co. versus Smt. Mousmi Bhattacharjee & Others, Civil Appeal No. 2614 of 2019 has held that in a policy of insurance which covers death due to accident, the peril insured against is an accident: an untoward happening or occurrence which is unforeseen and unexpected in the normal course of human events. The death of the insured in the present case was caused by encephalitis malaria and insured was based in Mozambique which malaria prone area as per WHO. Thus, the illness of encephalitis malaria through a mosquito bite cannot be considered as an accident. It was neither unexpected nor unforeseen. It was not a peril insured against in the policy of accident insurance.

A person who suffers from flu or a viral fever cannot say that it is an accident. Of course, there is an element of chance or probability in contracting any illness.....read more

A1c is an unreliable diagnostic test for diabetes

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Using the hemoglobin A1c to diagnose diabetes tends to underestimate the prevalence of the disease, suggests a study presented at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

In the study, 9,000 adults without a diabetes diagnosis were randomized to an A1c test and an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). Comparison of the results showed that using A1c as a diagnostic test....read more

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Practice Updates

MCI makes NEET score valid for three years for the ease of students planning to study abroad

After making National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) mandatory for students aiming to pursue undergraduate medicine courses in foreign universities, Medical Council of India (MCI) has now put a three-year cap on the validity of NEET score..... read more

UN launches drive to highlight environmental cost of staying fashionable

It takes around 7,500 litres of water to make a single pair of jeans, equivalent to the amount of water the average person drinks over a period of seven years. That's just one of the many startling facts to emerge from recent environmental research, which show that the cost of staying fashionable is a lot more than just the price tag.... read more

Collector's Edition of Indian Journal of Medical Research commemorating 150th Birth anniversary of Gandhi

To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has developed a collector's edition of Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR) focusing on Gandhian principles of health. This special edition titled, 'Gandhi & Health... read more

Alcohol bottles to carry health warnings from April 1

From April 1, all liquor bottles in the will have on their labels prominent statutory warnings, asking consumers to not drink and drive and outlining how alcohol consumption is harmful for health....read more

10 key issues in ensuring gender equity in the global health workforce

1. Women make up 70% of the health workforce but only 25% hold senior roles.
2. Gender inequity in the health workforce is indicative of a wider problem in global health.
3. Often, gender norms and stereotypes of jobs can affect the roles that women occupy.... read more

Snacking while watching TV increases risk for metabolic disorder in teens

Teens who sit for hours watching TV, using the computer or playing video games while eating unhealthy snacks are at increased risk for a group of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, according to research presented March 25 at ENDO 2019,.... read more

Medical Voice

1. New European guidelines supporting the use of multiparametric MRI before performing a prostate biopsy.

2. Fast MRI can detect clinically significant prostate cancers with a similar degree of specificity to multiplane, multiparametric or standard biparametric approaches.... read more

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People with epilepsy can lead an absolutely normal life
The condition is can be cured if treatment is started in a timely manner
New Delhi, 27 March 2019: Statistics indicate that about 70 million people are affected by epilepsy worldwide, and it is one of the most common neurological diseases. The chronic non-communicable disorder of the brain affects people of all ages and is known to be more prevalent among the rural (1.9%) compared to urban population (0.6%) with nearly 80% of the people with epilepsy (PWE) living in low-and middle-income countries.

Epilepsy is a disease of the brain characterized by recurrent seizures, which are brief episodes of involuntary movement that may involve a part of the body (partial) or the entire body (generalized).

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