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Fatty food can restrict gut communication with body: Study
A recent study has suggested that food items containing more grease and fat can put the communication between intestine and rest of the human body to stop.
Washington D.C. (USA), Dec 29 (ANI): A recent study has suggested that food items containing more grease and fat can put the communication between intestine and rest of the human body to stop.
A team of Duke researchers has discovered that a high-fat meal completely shuts down the communication for a few hours. After they observed using the fish to examine cells that normally tell the brain and the rest of the body what's going on inside the gut after a meal....read more
Discrepancies in Ayushman Bharat and Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi Schemes
I saw a report of Rema Nagarajan in TOI that a 12-year-old Sameer from Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, suffering from aplastic anemia, needs Rs 12 lakh for a bone marrow transplant but in spite of being entitled under both Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) and Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN), he is getting no relief.
The hurdles are that Ayushman Bharat does not cover bone marrow transplant and an office order says that he cannot be covered under Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (which provides up to Rs 15 lakh coverage for serious illnesses) because he is covered under Ayushman....read more
Spiritual Prescription: Who am I? - Know Your Soul Profile
“I am not my physical body, as I know, once my body dies, nobody wants to touch it.” (Adi Shankaracharya in the Bhaja Govindam)
“I am not my mind as I know whenever I am in trouble; the mind asks the heart for help” (Deepak Chopra in the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success).
“I am my consciousness which is residing in the core of my heart” (Svetasvatara Upanishad 5.8). ....read more
Healthcare News Monitor
Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) will be hosting International Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Exhibition (iPHEX) from May 6 to 8, 2020 at IEML, Knowledge Park II, Greater Noida, attracting over 750 delegates in addition to regulators from all over the world. iPHEX is one of the major initiatives of the Pharmexcil to showcase Indian pharma as the most affordable, sustainable and high quality compliant drugs in the world. The event will focus on areas such as active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), formulations, bio-similars, Ayush, medical devices, nutraceuticals, natural extracts, diagnostic and surgicals, healthcare services such as CRO, clinical trials and research and development. Udaya Bhaskar, director general of Pharmexcil said, “iPHEX has been a successful journey because of overwhelming participation of all stakeholders and in particular our valued members. This is the only exhibition where all Indian Embassies and missions actively participate to provide valuable support by inviting regulatory officials recommending overseas buyers/manufacturers besides sharing the details of IPHEX extensively at various forums with which they interact regularly.”
Study claims neurologists took pharma sponsored trip with South Indian actresses, Medical Council asks WHO?
Taking strict cognizance of unethical claims of a survey report that specifically mentioned about three neurologists from Mumbai, who were allegedly sponsored by a pharma company for a foreign trip with two South Indian actresses, the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) has recently sought details of the three doctors from the authors of the survey report. New Delhi: Accounting for the intensity of claims made in the report that might harm the repute of the medical fraternity, the council has initiated an inquiry seeking details of the doctors from Mumbai as mentioned in the report. Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported about a report that was prepared following a study conducted by NGO Support for Advocacy and Training to Health Initiatives (SATHI). The study was qualitative in nature and “50 In-depth interviews” were conducted with various key informants in six selected cities across the country. The study primarily focused on interviewing medical representatives with the assumption that they are the ones who are involved as front-line key persons on the actual field to promote drugs to doctors. Thereafter a report was authored by Dr Arun Gadre and Dr Archana Diwate under the title Promotional practices of the pharmaceutical industry and implementation status of related regulatory codes in India. The report mentioned; However, it was repeatedly emphasized that not every doctor or every company indulged in such practices; there were good doctors and some companies that followed ethical practices, the report added.
Three men from Uttar Pradesh admitted to hospitals in Delhi with suspected gunshot injuries when protests over the new citizenship law had hit the state died during treatment, doctors said on Thursday. Mohammed Shafeeq, aged about 40, and Mukeem, 20, were shifted to Safdarjung Hospital from a hospital in Firozabad on December 24 and 22, respectively, while Mohammed Haroon, 30, was admitted to AIIMS Trauma Centre on Wednesday. "Haroon had suffered bullet injury on the neck and was shifted from a hospital in Firozabad. He died during the course of treatment early Thursday," a doctor at AIIMS Trauma Centre told PTI. He, however, could not confirm whether Haroon was injured during protests in UP. A senior doctor at Safdarjung Hospital said they have no information whether Shafeeq and Mukeem had suffered injuries during a protest in UP or not. He also refused to say whether the two had gun-shot injuries or not. "The hospital registrar mentions that both these men were shifted here from a hospital in Firozabad and were treated for 'suspected gunshot injuries'. Both are medico-legal cases. Shafeeq expired early morning today while the other person died on December 23," the doctor at Safdarjung Hospital said. Scores of people had held protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act on December 20 in Firozabad and allegedly suffered injuries.
India Times – Priyanshi Mathur
A young mother, Rushina Doctor Marfatia, from Ahmedabad, realised that she was producing more milk than her boy could feed on. It was then that she decided to donate her breast milk to five premature babies who were battling for their lives in the ICU. The biological mothers of the babies were either too sick or could not provide their milk to them. "Rushina's deed is priceless. Her milk served as a panacea for these fragile babies weighing anywhere between 600 gm and 1.5 kg who are more prone to infections," said senior neonatologist Dr Ashish Mehta of Arpan Newborn Care Center. The center started Arpan's MOM (mother's own milk) bank earlier this year. 29-year-old Rushina became a mother to baby Viaan, recently. "When I wondered if I could donate the milk for some sick or needy baby, my father rummaged through hospitals and found this bank. Apart from exclusively breastfeeding my son, I started donating my milk and do not plan to stop anytime soon," says Rushina, who is also a former event manager and now teaches event management at a private college. She also believes the children are healthiest when breastfed for a long time. It is not just Rushina, there are 250 mothers who are a part of the Arpan MOM bank. It has got nearly 90 litres of mother’s milk in donations which roughly translates to 600 milk feeds of 150 ml each.