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Dr KK Aggarwal    23 March 2018

Before you Medtalks just reconfirm your commitment to participate in the IMA Mahapanchayat on Sunday 10 am- 2 PM at Indira Gandhi Stadium.

  1. WHO is coordinating efforts among 16 African countries in an attempt to contain the world’s largest ever Listeria outbreak, a preventable food born illness.
  2. Almost 200 people are confirmed to have died in the outbreak and almost 1,000 have been confirmed sick with listeriosis, according to South Africa’s health department.
  3. Listeria monocytogenes causes invasive disease, including central nervous system infection or bacteremia in immunosuppressed patients, individuals at the extremes of age including neonates and older adults, and pregnant women. The most common CNS manifestation of listerial infection is meningoencephalitis, which ranges from a mild illness with fever and mental status changes to a fulminant course with coma.
  4. Thoroughly cook raw food from animal sources to a safe internal temperature: ground beef 160ºF (71ºC), chicken 170ºF (77ºC), turkey 180ºF (82ºC), and pork 160ºF (71ºC).
  5. According to a notice by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation all pharma exporters can continue exporting without having to obtain no-objection certificates from the regulatory authorities.
  6. The Cabinet has approved the launch of Ayushman Bharat — National Health Protection Mission, (also known as Modicare)
  7. The government announced increase in the seats reserved for people with disabilities for admission to post graduate medical courses from 3% to 5%.
  8. USFDA has approved implants for increasing breast size in women (augmentation), for reconstruction after breast cancer surgery or trauma, and to correct developmental defects. Implants are also approved to correct or improve the result of a previous surgery.
  9. In a study research has revealed that a "few commonly used non-antibiotic drugs" are associated with changes in gut microbe composition. They compiled a panel of 40 species of gut bacteria that are typically found in the human gut and used it to screen more than 1,000 drugs currently on the market. Of the 923 non-antibiotic drugs that were analyzed, 250 had disrupted the growth of at least one of the 40 species of gut bacteria in the panel.
  10. The US CDC said that 13 people from eight states have been sickened in a Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to dried coconut
  11. phosphomycin is a safe and efficacious prophylaxis for those undergoing prostate biopsy. [Copenhagen, Denmark Dr. D’Elia, Bolzano General Hospital]
  12. National Human Right Commission has found doctors at 3 Delhi government hospitals negligent in providing treatment to a 22-year-old young man, resulting in his death on June 12 last year and recommended that the Delhi government pay Rs 2 lakh as compensation to the next of kin of the deceased.
  13. In a bid to curb quackery in the state, Health Minister C Vijayabaskar introduced the Tamil Nadu Private Clinical Establishments (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2018 in the Assembly on Tuesday.
  14. IMA Mahapanchayat: delegates coming on 25th morning : Those arriving before 9 am should directly come to IMA HQs. Facility for freshening up & breakfast is available at IMA HQs and those arriving after 9 am should come directly to venue i.e. Indira Gandhi Stadium. Breakfast will be available at the point of alighting from the buses.
  15. Transdermal nicotine treatment can decrease depressive symptoms in patients with late-life depression [Jason A. Gandelman, a medical student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee]
  16. Bio Spectrum: Samsung India has initiated Samsung Smart Healthcare program at King George Hospital in Visakhapatnam to provide affordable and quality healthcare to financially and socially backward patients.
  17. Money Ccontrol: The Madhya Pradesh Animal Husbandry Department has signed an MoU with Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd (BFIL) to roll out an animal healthcare programme.
  18. Economic Times: Healthcare Federation of India NATHEALTH today said Fortis Healthcare president Daljit Singh has been elected as its president for the year 2018-19. He succeeds Dr Lal PathLabs chairman and MD Dr Arvind Lal, NATHEALTH said in a statement.
  19. This year, the focus of WNTD 2018 is "Tobacco and heart disease" with the campaign theme of ‘Tobacco breaks hearts’.
  20. ISA, IAP, FOGSI supports Doctors Maha Panchayath on 25.03.2018at IDI Stadium, New Delhi
  21. Last month, a study published in JAMA reported that many American medical schools dont offer the 12 weeks of maternity leave recommended by physicians.
  22. A yellow fever outbreak that began a year and a half ago in Brazil is spreading further, with additional cases since last July in the Brazilian states of Sáo Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, plus several cities in Bahia State.

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