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4th July 2018
Should organ donation be incentivized?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The govt. is considering giving financial incentives to persons and/or their families who donate their organs. The Union health ministry has recommended that state health departments offer ‘cash rewards’ for organ donation. As per the recommendations and as per TOI reports, the donor's family may get anything between Rs 1 lakh-Rs 5 lakh per year for five years and the organ retrieving hospital will get Rs 50,000.

Deceased organ donation is the main source of organs, but it requires informed consent of the family or the legal heir. Live organ donation is also an option in some cases. .... read more

Top News

Food safety critical to development and ending poverty

Ensuring that people everywhere can trust the safety and quality of the food they eat is the focus of a UN meeting taking place this week in Rome. The international food standards body known as the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) is expected to adopt a text on the maximum level of mercury in fish, among other matters, during its annual session, which opened on Monday. ... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 4th July 2018

Nipah free India
KOZHIKODE: Kozhikodeand Malappuram districts were declared Nipah-free at a function organized by state health department to mark Doctor’s Day. The whole credit goes to the health cate providers..... read more

Practice Updates

Sotagliflozin adjunct treatment improves A1c and lowers hypoglycemia in type 1 Diabetes

Findings of a new study presented June 24, 2018 at the 78th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in Orlando, Florida show that addition of sotagliflozin 200/400 mg to optimized insulin therapy lowers HbA1c, body weight and the incidence of severe hypoglycemia after a year of treatment in patients with type 1 diabetes.... read more

Rivaroxaban safe and effective in patients with atrial fibrillation

In what should be reassuring news to cardiologists world over, a global prospective safety analysis of rivaroxaban in 11,121 patients from 47 countries published online July 2, 2018 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has shown low rates of bleeding, stroke, and treatment discontinuation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) treated with the novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC) rivaroxaban.... read more

DMARDs not better than placebo in relieving pain in osteoarthritis pain

Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) did not offer clinically significant pain relief in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) vs placebo, as per the first meta-analysis of conventional and biologic DMARDs for osteoarthritis published June 16, 2018 in Rheumatology suggesting that ... read more

Genetics + poor lifestyle have an additive effect in increasing risk of heart disease

In a population-based cohort study of 339 003 individuals, genetic predisposition combined with health behaviors had an additive effect on the risk of developing future cardiovascular disease, says a study published online in JAMA Cardiology on June 27, 2018. Genetic risk and lifestyle were ... read more

Postprandial glycemic response to rice can be blunted by replacing them with lentils

Replacing carbohydrates from rice or potato with lentils reduces the postprandial glycemic response in healthy adults, says a study reported in the April 2018 issue of the Journal of Nutrition. The relative glycemic response of rice and potato were lowered by ~20% and 35%, respectively, when half of ... read more

Pre and postnatal exposure to tobacco smoke increases risk of hearing impairment in children

Exposure to tobacco smoke prenatally and during infancy increases the risk of hearing impairment in children, says a study from Japan published online June 5, 2018 in the journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. Avoiding smoking before and during pregnancy including avoiding exposure... read more

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Smoking can delay bone healing, especially in older adults and women
Counselling can play a very important role in helping people quit this habit

New Delhi, 3rd July 2018: Smoking cigarettes can affect bone health and delay healing after injury if a recent study is to be believed. Although smoking does not increase the risk of nonunion but significantly extends the median time to union. Nonunion risk also shows a nonlinear trend with age and women in middle adulthood may be at increased risk compared with all other groups.

Statistics indicate that over 13,000 Indian men and 4,000 women die every week due to chronic tobacco use. Smoking is clearly becoming a public health emergency and there is a need for recalibrating measures to protect young boys and girls, who are particularly susceptible to the ill effects of smoking.

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