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7th July 2019

Delhi High Court takes cognizance of two PILs filed by Heart Care Foundation of India

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Recently, the Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) had filed two PILs on issues of public health importance.

On 3rd of this month, the Hon'ble Chief Justice of Delhi High Court had strictly directed Central Government to prepare a "partial list" of Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs by September 12. Currently no such list is available by the government and the chemists and pharmacists are dispensing the schedule drugs on the plea that they do not have a list of OTC drugs where medical prescription is not required. The Central Government has filed its counter affidavit in which the Government had stated that it has constituted committee for the formulation of law on OTC drugs, however, the minutes of the meetings conducted by the sub-committee are under preparation....read more

One in five adults experiences secondhand harms of drinking

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Drinking too much alcohol over a long period of time may lead to chronic diseases. But, the harmful effects of alcohol are not just limited to negative health effects. Too much alcohol drinking also has social effects, which not only affect the individual, but also the family, friends and society.

A study published June 30, 2019 in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs has shown that one in five adults i.e. an estimated 53 million women and men experienced at least one harm because of someone else's drinking....read more

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Healthcare industry disappointed with lack of incentives in the Budget

New Delhi: The healthcare industry Friday expressed disappointment over the Union Budget 2019-20 saying it hardly touched upon the sector and asked the government to consider increasing public spending on healthcare. Max Healthcare in a statement said: "The private healthcare sector had a lot of expectations from the Union Budget.... read more

Major step towards control of noncommunicable diseases in the WHO European Region

Dr Piroska östlin, Acting WHO Regional Director for Europe, and Mr Dmitry Kostennikov, Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation, signed the Donor Agreement between WHO/Europe and the Russian Federation. The Agreement sets out the Russian Federation's financial contribution for continued joint work to fight noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in the Region.... read more

Bladder cancer attacked and killed by common cold virus

A strain of the common cold virus can infect and kill bladder cancer cells, a small study suggests.

In the study, 15 patients with the disease were given the cancer-killing coxsackievirus (CVA21) through a catheter one week before surgery to remove their tumors. When tissue samples were analyzed after surgery, there were signs that the virus had targeted and killed cancer cells in the bladder.... read more

FDA OKs Immunoglobulin Xembify for Primary Immunodeficiencies

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a 20% immune globulin solution for subcutaneous injection (Xembify, Grifols) to treat primary immunodeficiencies in patients as young as 2 years old, according to a company statement.... read more

Men Who Eat Yogurt May Have Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Men who eat at least two servings a week of yogurt may be lowering their risk for colorectal cancer, a study suggests. Researchers examined data on 32,606 male and 55,743 female health professionals who had a colonoscopy between 1986 and 2012. Compared to men who didn't eat any yogurt,... read more

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WHO's recommendations on saturated fat are out of date, expert team says

A global team of researchers has taken aim at World Health Organisation draft guidelines that recommend people reduce their saturated fat intake, saying advice should be framed around foods, not nutrients.

The WHO draft guidelines, which were released last year, recommend keeping intake of saturated fatty acids (which are found in many animal products) to less than 10 per cent of total energy intake,... 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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Ansal University partners with Heart Care Foundation of India

Delhi, July 6, 2019: Ansal University, India's leading private university, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI), a leading national non-profit organization committed to making India a healthier and disease-free nation, on Doctor's Day (1 July 2019).

The partnership is intended towards setting up a Centre of Excellence at Ansal University campus to impart students training in advance areas relevant to emerging healthcare industry.

The MoU was signed by the Registrar, Ansal University and Padma Shri Awardee, Dr K K Aggarwal, President, HCFI.

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