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eMediNexus    05 February 2018

  1. Low ejection fraction: why reduce water intake: the booster pump is defective on the ground floor if you load it with water it will overload basement ( lungs) and not third floor ( kidneys0
  2. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention is cutting its epidemic prevention programs in 39 out of 49 countries due to a lack of funding
  3. Do you know World Health Day is one of eight official global health campaigns marked by WHO, along with World Tuberculosis Day, World Immunization Week, World Malaria Day, World No Tobacco Day, World AIDS Day, World Blood Donor Day, and World Hepatitis Day.
  4. Who day theme: 2018: BE ACTIVE! Regular Exercise And Physical Activity. Reduce the risk of non communicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer
  5. The Ministry of Health (MOH) has proposed for enlarged health warnings on tobacco packaging – which could cover 75 percent of the packaging surface. [Singapore]
  6. The US FDA has asked the pharma companies to change the package inserts of loperamide in an effort to reduce abuse.  Some people take extremely high doses of loperamide in an attempt to manage opioid withdrawal symptoms or to achieve euphoric effects of opioid use. Loperamide is safe when used at recommended doses. But when it is taken at extremely high doses, the drug can cause dangerous, irregular heartbeats.
  7. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has allowed registration of diesel ambulances of the premier medical institute AIIMS which conform to BS-IV emission norms. A bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi granted the relief to the applicant after it assured the tribunal that it does not possess vehicles which were more than 10 years old.
  8. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi has released the official notification for AIIMS MBBS 2018 for the candidates who wish to appear for the examination.
  9. After its proposal to make floor cleaners using cow urine, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to give a push to the use of cow urine in preparing medicines. The ayurveda department has prepared eight medicines using ‘gau mutra’ which can prove to be useful in case of liver ailments, joint pain and immunity deficiency [PTI]
  10. In patients with varying severity of sepsis, EMS personnel training improved early recognition and care in the whole acute care chain. However, giving antibiotics in the ambulance did not lead to improved survival, regardless of illness severity. [The lancet Nov 2017]

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