Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
2nd March 2019

Legal principles applicable in cases of medical negligence

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

"7. In order to appreciate the opinion of the NCDRC, it would be appropriate to lay down the legal principles which would apply in cases of medical negligence.

8. 'Negligence' has been defined in the Halsbury's Laws of England, 4th Edn., Vol. 26 pp.17-18 and extracted in Kusum Sharma & Ors. v. Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre & Ors. as under: ....read more

Over 30 organisations, industry bodies oppose proposal to ban vape content

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

PTI: More than 30 organisations and industry bodies, including Ficci, CII and the Cellular Operators Association of India, have written to the Electronics and IT Ministry (MeitY), urging it not to ban online content related to the Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS).

Other major organisations supporting this include Asia Internet Coalition, Broadband India Forum, Internet Freedom Foundation, Data Security Council of India, Heart Care Foundation of India, and The Centre for Internet and Society.....read more

Practice Updates

Union Cabinet approves AIIMS redevelopment plan

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave in-principle approval to a redevelopment plan of Delhi's AIIMS to convert it into a "world class" medical university.
The master plan envisages freeing up adequate space through redevelopment, vertical expansion and reorganising the land usage,.... read more

A tri-Agency task force to help facilitate rapid availability of diagnostic tests during public health emergencies

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have launched a Tri-Agency Task Force for Emergency Diagnostics.... read more

First semi-identical twins identified in pregnancy

Washington: Twins from Brisbane, a boy and a girl, have been identified as only the second set of semi-identical, or sesquizygotic, twins in the world. They are the first to be identified by doctors during pregnancy. ... read more

WHO publishes new estimates on congenital syphilis

27 February 2019: New estimates published today show that there were more than half a million (around 661,000) total cases of congenital syphilis in 2016. Co-authored by WHO and HRP with partners, and published in the scientific journal PLos One, the new estimates show that out of the 661,000 total cases of congenital syphilis,... read more

American College of Cardiology launches JACC: CardioOncology

The American College of Cardiology (ACC)will expand the JACC family of journals with the launch of JACC: CardioOncology in September 2019. The journal will aim to publish the most impactful original research and state-of-the-art review articles pertaining to this rapidly emerging field..... read more

Lowering BP and cholesterol may not improve thinking and memory

A study published in the February 27, 2019, online issue of Neurology found that when older people took candesartan + hydrochlorothiazide to lower BP or rosuvastatin to lower cholesterol, or a combination of the two,... read more

Medical Voice

New way to kill malaria mosquitoes

Mosquitoes that landed on surfaces coated with the antimalarial compound atovaquone were completely blocked from developing Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum), the parasite that causes malaria, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Atovaquone an active ingredient in medication.... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Don’t change the world
Inspirational Story 1: Just Listen
Quacks can be detrimental to life; exercising caution against them is harm reduction!
About 57% of those practicing modern medicine in India may be quacks, as per WHO
New Delhi, 1 March 2019: Studies suggest that in India, the mantra of scientific data and evidence is often not the basis of beliefs. Social media, 'cure-mongers', 'quacks' and 'diet gurus' issue medical diktats and people are inclined to be attracted to alternative, unscientific treatment methods. These leave some people confused and others undertake these measures believing in them. From hoax and fake news on chronic diseases such as diabetes to the miracle remedies that offer cure for these, there is a plethora of news flooding social media, and can be dangerous to health.
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