Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
31st March 2019
Consent of both husband and wife is needed in an operation which may result in sterility

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

In the Allahabad High Court: Dr Neetu Rastogi vs Union of India and 4 Others; WP 4369 of 2017, dated 31/01/2017

Petition: The petitioner Dr Neetu Rastogi has filed this writ petition challenging the order dated 16.01.2017 passed by MCI holding the petitioner to be guilty of professional misconduct, and her name has been directed to be removed from the State Medical Register and Indian Medical Register for a period of one year....read more


"Any and all movements" improve heart health in older women

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Even light physical activity such as gardening, strolling through a park, and folding clothes might be enough to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among women 63 and older. While the risk of stroke or heart failure is reduced by up to 22%, the risk of heart attack or coronary death, is reduced by as much as 42%.

In the five-year prospective study published March 15, 2019 in JAMA Network Open, researchers followed a racially and ethnically diverse group of 5,861 women aged 63 to 97 years to find out if higher amounts....read more

Practice Updates

New UN Global Climate report 'another strong wake-up call' over global warming

The increasing number of natural disasters and dangers linked to climate change, highlighted in a major UN report released on Thursday, represents “another strong wake-up call” to the world, which must be countered by finding sustainable solutions quickly,.... read more


Artesunate now first-line treatment for severe malaria in the US

CDC is issuing new guidance to clinicians for the treatment of severe malaria cases in the United States. This change in treatment protocol is necessary because the only FDA-approved intravenous (IV) antimalarial drug in the U.S., quinidine, has been discontinued by the manufacturer and will no longer be available..... read more


Diseases cost the African Region $2.4 trillion a year, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that nearly 630 million years of healthy life were lost in 2015 due to the diseases afflicting the population across its 47 Member States in Africa, now amounting to a loss of more than 2.4 trillion.... read more


HIV-positive woman donates kidney to HIV-positive recipient

An Atlanta woman became the first living HIV-positive kidney donor in the world on Monday when surgeons at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore transferred her organ to a recipient who is also HIV-positive, according to a statement from the medical center. Both the donor and the recipient, who wishes to remain anonymous, are doing well....read more


FDA approves treatment for patients with a type of inflammatory arthritis

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injection for treatment of adults with a certain type of inflammatory arthritis called non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), with objective signs of inflammation..... read more


Study shows safety of metformin in psoriasis patients with diabetes mellitus

Metformin can be prescribed for psoriasis patients with diabetes without safety concerns as reported in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, online February 19, 2019. The metformin group and the non-metformin group... read more

Medical Voice

1. AS per a British study a high-sensitivity cardiac troponin 1 (hs-cTnI) assay to diagnose myocardial infarction (MI) may lead to overdiagnosis with resulting inappropriate therapies. (UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SOUTHAMPTON).... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
 
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Easy availability of unhealthy snacks and obesity are a double whammy for children today
India home to the highest number of obese children in the world after China
 
New Delhi, 30 March 2019: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for tighter monitoring of digital marketing of unhealthy food products, especially those high in salt, sugar and fat, and alcohol and tobacco. In a recent report, the WHO/Europe observes that while data on the digital lives of children are scarce, the time children spend online, including on social media, has grown steadily. There is therefore an increased risk of children’s exposure to digital marketing.

The WHO has urged countries worldwide to expedite the development and implementation of a set of tools for monitoring children’s exposure to digital marketing. Monitoring the online advertising of unhealthy products to children is critical since heart disease,

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