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9th November 2019

Medical Devices: Tighter Control

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Reproduced from: http://www.indialegallive.com/viewpoint/medical-devices-tighter-control-74613, November 5, 2019

From December 1, all devices will be treated as drugs and come under the purview of the Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation which will regulate them

According to a draft notification, the health ministry proposes to notify all medical devices under a section of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, which would define them as "drugs" starting from December 1. In April, the Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) had recommended this change....read more

Cleveland Clinic Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2020

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

  1. Dual-acting osteoporosis drug: The recent FDA approval of romosozumab, a new dual-acting drug is giving patients with osteoporosis more control in preventing additional fractures.
  2. Expanded use of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery: Expanding the approval of a minimally invasive valve repair device to a population of patients who have failed to get symptom relief from other therapies provides an important new treatment option. ...read more
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Practice Updates

Effects of air pollution on health

by Anindita Ghosh | November 1, 2019

Reproduced from: https://www.femina.in/trending/effects-of-air-pollution-on-health-139082.html

At this time of the year, Delhi is in the news for all the wrong reasons! Post-Diwali is typically when pollution levels in the city are sky-high and this year is no different. ... read more

Nine African countries agree to begin journey towards pooled procurement to increase access to affordable life-saving vaccines

Nine middle-income countries in Africa have agreed to work towards pooled procurement mechanisms by first sharing vital information on their vaccine purchasing practices, including the prices they pay and their suppliers... read more

Lung infections accounted for 69% morbidity in 2018: National Health Profile report

Acute respiratory infections (ARI) accounted for 69.47% of morbidity last year which was the highest in the communicable disease category leading to 27.21% mortality. Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal reported a large number of patients... read more

Lonely heart patients more likely to die within year of leaving hospital

Patients hospitalized for heart problems may be at greater risk of dying within a year of discharge when they live alone or feel lonely, a Danish study suggests. Researchers analyzed survey responses from 13,446 hospitalized patients with heart disease, rhythm disorders,... read more

Five-Minute Injection May Offer an Effective Option for PTSD

A quick injection that blocks the stellate ganglion relieves symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and may represent a new and urgently needed treatment option. Results of a randomized, sham-controlled trial in active-duty military members showed that stellate... read more

How Does HIV Affect Menopause Timing in Women?

Women living with HIV had an average age of menopause onset several years prior to the general population of women, and almost 30% experienced menopause prior to age 45, Canadian researchers found.... read more

Medical Voice

Tackling Delhi pollution head-on with air filter helmets

Reproduced from: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/delhi/2019/nov/07/tackling-delhi-pollution-head-on-with-air-filter-helmets-2058315.html, published 7th November 2019.

By Express News Service Even as the government takes measures to tackle the problem of air pollution, some people have pitched in with ‘remedies’. To keep particulate matter at bay, Sandhar Amkin Industries has come up with a special helmet for two-wheeler drivers. .. 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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