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4th November 2018
Everyone should have health insurance

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

People who are government employees or PSUs are automatically insured as ESI is compulsory. Most corporates have an insurance policy.

Regardless, there are many who still do not have a health insurance.

Most of us have cars and we have a car insurance policy as protection from damage due to accidents or floods or thefts. We shop for and buy the best insurance for our car, which can be expensive, as high as Rs 40,000/- or even higher, depending on the car model. Nonetheless, we make regular payments every year with no questions more

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Kerala Antimicrobial Resistance Strategic Action Plan launched

Mr Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala launched the Kerala Antimicrobial Resistance Strategic Action Plan (KARSAP), the first of its kind in the country, at a consultation organized by the state government in partnership with the World Health Organization Country Office for India at Thiruvananthapuram on 25 October 2018. In his opening remarks, the Chief Minister expressed ... read more

WMA invites comments on its Statement on Antimicrobial Resistance

Please read and make suggestions for changes to this document before January 10, 2019... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 3rd November 2018

India’s MBBS curriculum acknowledges the importance of ethics, responsiveness to needs of patients and families and fine communication skills to engage the ailing. The new MBBS curriculum has a course called Attitude, Ethics and Communication (AETCOM) which will run across years. Students will be assessed for how they communicate with patients; how they counsel people for organ donations ... read more

Practice Updates

ATS & ALA launch a new website to help institutions manage a lung cancer screening program

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the American Lung Association (ALA)’s LUNG FORCE initiative have launched a new website “” and an online toolkit to ... read more

Lower disease-free survival with minimally invasive radical hysterectomy for early cervical cancer

Minimally invasive radical hysterectomy was associated with lower rates of disease-free survival and overall survival and a higher rate of locoregional recurrence vs open abdominal radical hysterectomy among women with early-stage cervical cancer, according to a study published... read more

FDA recalls irbesartan

The US FDA is recalling irbesartan, a blood pressure medication, after finding contamination that could cause cancer. FDA found the pills contain organic chemical N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), which is classified as a probable human carcinogen. NDEA is used to make liquid rocket fuel and... read more

Testing CSF for cytokines may differentiate between infectious from non-infectious CNS disorders

Measurement of cytokine levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) may have clinical utility in both identifying a CNS disorder as infectious in etiology and, furthermore, in distinguishing viral from non-viral CNS infections. The study was published online October 31, 2018 in the journal PLOS... read more

FDA safety alert about risk of inaccurate results from home-use device to monitor warfarin

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned patients and doctors, who use at-home or in-the-office medical devices to monitor levels of the blood thinner, warfarin, that certain test strips used with the devices may provide inaccurate results and should not be relied upon to adjust the drug dosage. Roche Diagnostics issued a voluntary recall of certain test strip lots used with its ... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
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Polio vaccination still evades the world’s poorest and most marginalized communities
About 1% cases can develop into paralytic polio
New Delhi, 03 November 2018: Statistics indicate that while polio is a distant memory in most of the world, the disease still exists in some places and mainly affects children under 5. One in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis (usually in the legs). Among those paralysed, 5% to 10% die when their breathing muscles become immobilized.

Today, only three countries in the world have never stopped transmission of polio (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria). Despite the progress achieved since 1988, as long as a single child remains infected with poliovirus, children in all countries are at risk of contracting the disease.

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