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9th March, 2018
IMA Mahapanchayat on 25th March at Delhi

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

For over three years now, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has been fighting for the legitimate demands of the medical profession. And, each movement has been bigger than the previous.

The “Dilli Chalo” movement on the 6th of June last year to this end was a historical success and a milestone in the history of IMA. It was the biggest ever spontaneous congregation of doctors from all corners of India. In a follow-up to the Dilli Chalo movement, a dawn-to-dusk fast was observed throughout the country on October 2, 2017, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.

Carrying the momentum forward to this year, IMA is organizing a one-month program, wherein the IMA National President Dr Ravi Wankhedkar is on a one month Yatra,.... read more

Top News

Over half a billion ‘uncounted’ children live in countries unable to measure SDG progress: UNICEF

Early assessment of progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDB) confirms an alarming lack of data in 64 countries, as well as insufficient progress toward the SDGs for another 37 countries where the data can be tracked, according to a new report “Progress for Children in the SDG Era” from UNICEF. The report warns that 520 million children live in countries which completely lack data on at least two-thirds of child-related SDG indicators,... read more

Breaking News

ACP guidelines: Are they valid for Indians

Dr Anoop Misra
American college of physician’s issues guidelines regularly for physicians working in USA. This time, focussing on control of diabetes [Glycosylated Haemoglobin (HbA1C) Targets], they have issued four statements, after peer review of all trials and current guidelines from American Associations. In this commentary we list statements from ACP, followed by short critical analysis, especially pertaining to Indian patients.... read more

Practice Updates

FDA approves first tests to screen for tickborne parasite in whole blood and plasma

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the Imugen Babesia microtiArrayed Fluorescent Immunoassay (AFIA), for the detection of antibodies to Babesia microti (B. microti) in human plasma samples, and the Imugen Babesia microtiNucleic Acid Test (NAT), for the detection of B. microti DNA in human whole blood samples..... read more

High dose rifampicin safe for treatment of pulmonary TB

New findings presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston show that treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) with high dose rifampin (20 mg/kg/day) was safe versus the standard of care, and may shortened the time to clearance of the infection..... read more

Caregivers also report stress when heart failure patients receive LVADs

When heart failure patients receive a left ventricular assist device (LVAD), their caregivers also seem to suffer, at least initially, according to new research published March 7, 2018 in Journal of the American Heart Association. While patients reported dramatic improvement in quality of life in the first month after receiving an LVAD,.... read more

Living in a sunnier climate may reduce future risk of MS

People who live in areas where they are exposed to more of the sun’s rays, specifically UV-B rays, reduce their risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life by 45% across all pre-MS onset age groups when compared to those living in areas with the lowest UV-B ray exposure,.... read more

Updated clinical practice guidelines on management of hirsutism in women

Updated clinical practice guidelines on management of hirsutism in women recommend that all women who have unwanted dark, course hair growing on the face, chest or back should undergo testing for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and other underlying health problems..... read more

FDA expands approval of replacement heart valve, smallest mechanical valve size approved in the world

The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approval of a heart valve to include a size small enough to be used in newborn pediatric patients to treat heart defects. It approved the Masters Series Mechanical Heart Valve with Hemodynamic Plus (HP) Sewing Cuff to include the 15-mm valve size,.... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
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No woman should die of heart disease just because she cannot afford treatment, or it is ignored
This and other aspects were discussed at an event organized by the Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund
The event also marked the celebration of International Women’s Day
New Delhi, 08th March 2018: The Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund, an initiative of the Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) organized an event on its annual day, which aimed at celebrating International Women’s Day by unveiling the stories of over 500 women whose lives were saved due to the work being done under HCFI’s flagship project – the Sameer Malik Fund. Twenty of them were present on the occasion. The basic ideology of the fund is that no person should die of heart disease just because he or she cannot afford treatment.

Chief guests for the event included Kathak exponent, Padma Bhushan Uma Sharma ji and Mr P K Bajaj, Managing Director, Mayapuri group (LOTPOT). Other dignitaries present included Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Immediate Past National President Indian Medical Association (IMA), and Mr Deep Malik, Director of the Foundation.

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