Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
28th August 2019

Bonds for PG Seats: Arm-twisting Doctors

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Reproduced from: http://www.indialegallive.com/viewpoint/bonds-for-pg-seats-arm-twisting-doctors-71170, published 25 August, 2019

Odisha has proposed a penalty of about Rs 1.5 crore on MBBS students in state-run colleges who don't sign a bond with it. Is this reasonable and does it not infringe the Constitution?

Anything done under coercion is hardly likely to get the desired results. And if involving doctors, it is very sad, for they are the ones who save lives. An adequate means of livelihood cannot be secured by taking away without any reason the means of livelihood....read more

Mera Bharat Mahan 13: Life after death as explained in Chandogya Upanishad

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Life after death is the most difficult subject. Firstly, you, must be a believer of rebirth, have faith in Vedas and have some knowledge of Sankhya philosophy and Advaita Vedanta. You must also understand the concept of unmanifest God and manifest God.

Both Prashna and Chandogya Upanishad answer some of the unanswered questions in modern medicine.

What make life reversible with CPR even after hours if the body temperature is low? Why food is considered Brahman in Vedas? How soul travels in the universe? But also raise some questions which are difficult to understand as on today...read more

Practice Updates

Parliamentarians: Climate crisis one of the most critical threats to health in the Asia-Pacific region

Parliamentarians from 20 Asian and Pacific nations delivered a clear message, naming the climate crisis as one of the region's most critical threats to human health. Hosted by the Parliament of Fiji, the 20-22 August 5th Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health brought together Parliamentarians from various jurisdictions and sectors to discuss solutions, actions and opportunities for collaboration, to protect health from climate change.... read more

Venezuelan migrants to get regional vaccination cards under 10-nation pact

Venezuelan migrants will be provided with a regional vaccination card beginning in October, health officials from 10 countries agreed on Monday, in an effort to ensure they receive needed vaccines and are not given double doses. Health officials from the United States, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Canada, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Peru and Paraguay unanimously approved the measure in a meeting in the Colombian border city of Cucuta.... read more

The US is throwing away at least 3,500 donated kidneys every year, study finds

There are currently 93,000 people in the United States on a waiting list for a donated kidney, yet at least 3,500 donated kidneys are discarded every year, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. In this study, researchers looked at the number of deceased donors with organs offered to kidney transplant centers between 2004 and 2014.... read more

Close Relatives of Celiac Disease Patients at Higher Risk

First-degree relatives of people who have celiac disease (CD) are at elevated risk of developing the condition — although they may have no symptoms — and could benefit from screening, according to results of a study published online August 22 in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Of 477 first-degree relatives of the 104 patients, 360 individuals had been screened for CD and of these 160... read more

FDA Wants Men in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials: Draft Guidance Issued

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft guidance encouraging the inclusion of male patients in clinical trials of breast cancer drugs. One of the recommendations is that eligibility criteria for clinical trials "should allow for inclusion of both males and females" and that, if men are excluded, there be an explicit scientific rationale. Men are not typically included in clinical trials for breast cancer treatment,... read more

Medical Voice

Updated USPSTF recommendations on BRCA1/2 testing in women

For women with a personal or family history of breast, ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal cancer or an ancestryassociated withBRCA1/2 gene mutation, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians assess women with a personal or family history of breast, ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal cancer or who have an ancestry associated with breast cancer susceptibility 1 and 2 (BRCA1/2) gene mutations with an appropriate brief familial risk assessment tool....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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