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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
23rd November 2018
Landmark PALISADE trial brings hope for children with peanut allergy

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Peanut allergy is a severe and potentially life-threatening food allergy. But, the landmark phase 3 PALISADE trial published Nov. 22, 2018 in the New England Journal of Medicine has provided a breakthrough and brought hope for children and adolescents who have peanut allergy.

The trial showed that oral immunotherapy resulted in higher doses of peanut protein that could be ingested without dose-limiting symptoms and in lower symptom severity during peanut exposure at the exit food challenge than placebo.

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Guest Editorial
6th International Congress of Person-Centered Medicine
Keynote address - Personalized Medicine

Dr Ketan Desai

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome all the learned delegates to this notable conference on an all important theme, which is bound to be of consequence and relevance to the fate and future of nature of medicine in the interest of men and mankind. I am grateful to the World Medical Association (WMA) for vesting this onus and responsibility on the Indian Medical Association. The trust and faith posed therein would be upheld in all its manifestations.

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Video Of The Day : Pollution Flood in Delhi
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India to host the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in 2019

The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health will be held in Hyderabad next year, a global organisation working in this field announced Wednesday. The conference 'Ending the Emergency: Science, Leadership, Action' which will be held from October 30 to November 2 next year, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease said. It will focus on what is .. read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 23rd November 2018

Which oil to choose for cooking? Canola oil and olive oil are very versatile and are great to use in many different recipes, even in baking. These unsaturated oils in place of saturated fats can help reduce the incidence of chronic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.... read more

Practice Updates

Obesity increases risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease

In a systematic review and meta-analysis of nearly one million participants, obesity was associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease (CAD) but not with stroke. The study was published online on Nov. 16, 2018 in JAMA Network... read more

Omalizumab is effective as rescue therapy for status asthmaticus

A case report published Nov. 20, 2018 in Annals of Internal Medicine describes the successful use of omalizumab as rescue therapy for refractory status asthmaticus in a 41-year-old man with a history of asthma with pollen allergy, who developed severe dyspnea while working at an.. read more

Complementary treatments may help relieve headache patients

Acupuncture, massage, yoga, biofeedback, meditation and other complementary practices can have a positive effect on migraine and tension headaches, as reported at the American Headache Society's Scottsdale Headache Symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona.... read more

Older obese never-smokers should also be routinely screened for COPD

In a study published in the Journal of Obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is much more common among never smoking older women who are morbidly obese (BMI of 40 or higher) than among their female peers in the normal... read more

Increased alcohol consumption in colder climates, says study

According to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Division of Gastroenterology published online in Hepatology, as temperature and sunlight hours dropped, alcohol consumption increased. People living in colder regions with less sunlight drink more alcohol than their warm-.. read more

ESICON 2018 Updates

Treating the Elderly Patient with Type 2 Diabetes: Striking a Balance: Prof Nilanjan Sengupta

  • In case of newly diagnosed T2DM in elderly, it is difficult to change long-maintained eating habits.
  • In the elderly, decreased appetite, unpredictable meal consumption and impaired swallowing can make antihyperglycemic therapy... read more

Artificial Sweeteners: Sweet or Sour- Dr Madhukar Mittal

  • Sugar is said to be the “New Cigarette!” India’s domestic sugar requirement is estimated to touch record 30 million tons by the year 2020. Sugar contributes to anxiety, depression, hyperactivity; ... read more

Impact of Vitamin D Deficiency Across Life Stages: Strategies to Overcome this Public Health Problem Maj Gen RK Marwaha (Rtd),

  • Poor bone health is responsible for causation of 8.9 million fractures annually worldwide. Lifetime risk for hip, vertebral
  • Vitamin D maintains blood calcium level in normal range which is vital for normal functioning of nervous system, bone growth and achieving peak bone density... read more

Post-transplant Diabetes: Current Understandings Dr Debmalya Sanyal,

  • Transplant patients may have pre-existing diabetes, develop post-transplant
  • It is associated with decreased patient and graft survival and increased CVD and infection... read more
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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Never leave the mind idle
Inspirational Story 2:Look Fear in the Face
Diabetes set to become a global epidemic with India taking the second spot after China
Demand for insulin also set to rise due to this increasing prevalence
New Delhi, 22 November 2018: A recent study has warned that about 98 million people in India may have Type 2 diabetes by 2030. It has also found that the number of adults worldwide with the condition is expected rise by over a fifth. Additionally, the amount of insulin needed to effectively treat Type 2 diabetes will rise by more than 20% worldwide over the next 12 years. What is alarming is that over half of those with this condition will reside in three countries alone: China, India, and the USA.

Insulin is essential for all people with Type 1 diabetes and for some of those with Type 2 diabetes. It can help reduce the risk of complications such as blindness, amputation, kidney failure, and stroke.

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