Editor in Chief Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee                                                                               Dated:02 March,2020

Virus scare: Travellers from 12 countries under scanner in GB Nagar

People from 10 more countries — S Africa, Japan, Singapore, Italy, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal, USA and Vietnam — are also under scanner.

Noida: After China, people from 12 countries, especially South Korea and Iran that have reported several novel coronavirus cases, are now under scanner of the health department.

On February 27, South Korea confirmed 505 new Coronavirus cases, taking the total number of infected to 1,766 and Iran’s health ministry confirmed 245 cases and the death toll at 26....read more


Too Many for Too Little

Reproduced from: https://www.indialegallive.com/top-news-of-the-day/news/too-many-for-too-little-89202, published February 22, 2020

A proposed bill to bring in the two-child norm is in conjunction with the Constitution which says that it is the duty of the State to raise the standard of living and improve public health

Recently, there was a private member’s bill proposing incentives to promote the two-child norm. Shiv Sena MP Anil Desai proposed that the Constitution be amended to introduce a new provision incentivising those adhering to the two-child norm. The bill is framed keeping in view India’s population explosion and should be implemented in view of the demographic changes in the country....read more


Air Pollution ECHO Program

All children above age 10 should know all about 10 in relation to pollution

1.As per WHO, only 10% of people in the world breathe non-polluted air

2.Air pollution (Outdoor plus indoor) contributes to 10% of deaths globally

3.Pollutants are: Sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulates, ozone, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), unburned hydrocarbons and lead and heavy metals....read more


The very purpose of life is to face sufferings

According to Hinduism, the very fact we are born means that in our last life, we did not get liberation or Moksha. It also means that some sufferings in our last birth still remained. Therefore, the purpose of this birth is to face those sufferings.

When the purpose of our life is to face sufferings, then why suffer from them?....read more


How Corona Aware Are You

Health Sutras By Dr K K Aggarwal

Fats that are liquid at room temperature are unsaturated fats. Unsaturated fats are heart friendly.


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Healthcare News Monitor

EU and UK regulators to visit Hyderabad to share knowledge with Indian firms on how to succeed in European markets
Pharmabiz India – A Raju

Regulatory authorities from Europe and United Kingdom (UK) are scheduled to visit Hyderabad next week to take part in an interactive awareness seminar with the Indian pharmaceutical firms and are expected to share regulatory knowledge as to how to succeed in European markets. As it is well known, unlike the US markets, the European markets are posing a tough challenge for Indian pharmaceutical exporters as they are having a completely different set of regulatory requirements to be complied with to export the Indian drug products in to the EU markets. Keeping this in view, the Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Councils of India (Pharmexcil) with the support of Department of Commerce has decided to organise a one-day seminar at Taj Krishna on March 2, 2020, wherein lead regulatory officials from United Kingdom Medicines Healthcare Products Regulatory Agencies (UK MHRA) are invited to discuss on the regulatory issues bothering the exporters. They are also expected to delve on the impact of Brexit and would give suggestions and tips for the Indian firms as to how to meet the changing regulatory requirements of European agencies with regard to plant inspections and getting new product registrations for exporting into European markets. “India has a vast market share in USA for its high quality generics and other pharmaceutical products, however, the exporters of our country are not able to capture the European markets on the same scale, because of the stringent regulatory systems adopted by the European regulatory agencies. In view of the above the Pharmexcil with the support of Department of Commerce (DoC) have decided to rope in top regulatory authorities from UK and Europe to take part in an awareness seminar in Hyderabad. We are hoping the member companies will take part in large numbers and interact with the international regulators and remove their doubts and apprehensions,” informed Uday Bhaskar, Director General of Pharmexcil.

78-Year-Old Retired Army Doctor Gets Life Imprisonment For Killing Wife, Chopping Her Body Into 300 Pieces
Medical Dialogues- Garima

In a case of a brutal murder, a 78-year-old retired Army doctor has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering his wife and destroying evidence. The deceased woman's body was found chopped into 300 pieces, and kept in separate 22 steel containers in the couple's house. The doctor was accused of hitting his wife's head with a blunt object then hacking her body into six-inch pieces using a surgeon's scalpel, scissor, saw and a kitchen knife and stashing the body parts in 22 small containers at his posh residence in Bhubaneswar. He had poured phenyl on the body parts to kill the stench. The court, after taking cognizance of the submissions and evidence, convicted the doctor for the murder based on circumstantial evidence as there were no eyewitnesses. The incident reportedly took place in June 2013 which had come to light after almost a fortnight following the couple's daughter, who stays abroad, raised suspicion as she failed to talk to her mother over the phone. Though she insisted to talk to her mother, her father did not give her the phone, the government pleader, submitted before the bench.