Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
9th March 2019

Supreme Court awards additional compensation of Rs 10 lakh for the "insensitivity" shown by the hospital and doctors
"Responsiveness and diligence of professionals has to be equi-balanced for all their consumers" says Supreme Court

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Supreme Court on Thursday granted an additional Rs 10 lakh in compensation to a poor woman from the hills in a medical negligence case on finding that when she was writhing in pain, doctors at a Shimla hospital insensitively chided her by saying "people from hilly areas make unnecessary noise"

Due to medical negligence at Ripon Hospital, Shimla, the woman's right arm had to be amputated. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission awarded her Rs 2 lakh compensation in addition to Rs 2.93 lakh ex-gratia granted by the state consumer forum.....read more

This is how much alcohol is safe per day for breastfeeding mothers, as per CDC

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Is there a safe level of alcohol consumption while breastfeeding?

In answer to this question, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says, "Not drinking alcohol is the safest option for breastfeeding mothers. However, moderate alcohol consumption (up to 1 standard drink/day) is not known to be harmful to the infant, especially if the mother waits two hours after consuming the drink to feed her baby."...read more

Medical Voice

Automated oscillo-metric blood pressure monitoring

1. Automated oscillo-metric blood pressure monitoring: AOBPM is an office-based method in which multiple consecutive readings are obtained and averaged while the patient is (typically) alone. In a meta-analysis of 26 studies involving over 7000 patients.... read more

Practice Updates

Cabinet approves continuation of NACP-IV beyond 12th Five Year Plan for three years

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister has given its approval for continuation of National AIDS Control Programme-IV (NACP-IV) beyond 12th Five Year Plan for a period of three years from April, 2017 to March, 2020. The total outlay will be Rs.6434.76 crore..... read more

Janaushadhi scheme led to Rs 1,000 cr savings for common people, says Prime Minister

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said the Janaushadhi scheme, under which the government provides quality medicines at affordable rates, has led to savings worth Rs 1,000 crore for common people..... read more

Tuberculosis diagnosis in people with HIV increases risk of death within 10 years

Among people with HIV in Latin America, those diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) at an initial clinic visit were about twice as likely to die within 10 years as people not initially diagnosed with TB, according to findings from a large observational study.... read more

Waterpipe and cigarette smoking linked to heart attacks at younger age

Waterpipe smoking - also called hookah and shisha – and cigarette smoking are associated with heart attacks at a younger age in Saudi Arabians, reports a study presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Saudi Heart Association (SHA 30). Smokers have more complications and worse outcomes..... read more

Secondhand smoke increases risk of kidney disease

Exposure to secondhand smoke was linked with a higher prevalence of kidney disease, as well as development of incident kidney disease. This association was present even at low levels of exposure, suggests a study published March 7, 2019 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN)..... read more

CRC is often misdiagnosed in young adults

A survey of young onset patients and survivors of colorectal cancer (CRC), administered over social media conducted indicates that medical professionals and young adults need to be aware of the increasing incidence rate of young-onset CRC, the signs and symptoms,.... read more

eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
a) Gluten-rich foods are wheat, rye and barley.
b) Soybean or tapioca flours, rice, corn, buckwheat, and potatoes have no gluten.
c) Stabilizers or emulsifiers never contain gluten.
d) Distilled alcoholic beverages and vinegars, as well as wine, are gluten free.
e) Beers, ales, lagers, and malt vinegars are often made from gluten-containing grains
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Live and Work
Inspirational Story 2: The Father and His Sons
Maintaining oral hygiene is a must across all age groups
Any warning signs such as bleeding are an indication to consult a specialist immediately
New Delhi, 8 March 2019: Older adults with poor cognitive function are found to have impaired oral health and higher risk of tooth loss later, says a study. According to the study, there was a clear association between cognitive function and tooth loss when cognitive function score was categorized into quintiles. The study, published in the Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, showed people in the lowest quintile reflecting poorer cognitive function had 39% higher odds of tooth loss than those in the highest quintile.

The burden of dental diseases in the elderly is increasing around the world. The need of the hour is to understand and address the oral health needs of geriatric population and integrate them with overall health aspects.

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