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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
3rd October 2018
Welcome to the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Perfect Health Mela

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

This year, we are celebrating 25 years of the MTNL Perfect Health Mela, scheduled to be held from 23th October to 27th October 2018 at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. The theme for the Mela this year is "Affordable Healthcare".

This year, the Mela promises to be bigger, better and more exciting for everyone as we have introduced many new features such as the ‘Evening Conclaves’, ‘Mini Melas’ and ‘HCFI CSR Awards’.

The Evening Conclaves are thematic conclaves, which will bring together experts from various fields for panel discussion on relevant issues such as antimicrobial resistance, IVF, Indoor pollution. The panel discussions will be followed by entertainment programs like a comedy night, concert night, qawwali and more

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Top News

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 jointly awarded to cancer researchers

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 was awarded jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation." ... read more

National initiatives launched in India emblematic of actions needed to achieve SDGs: UN chief

United Nations, Oct 1 (PTI) India's ambitious programmes such as 'Clean India' and 'Educate the Girl Child, Save the Girl Child' are "emblematic" of the types of actions needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said. Guterres,... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 3rd October 2018

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WHO has launched the first global guidelines on sanitation and health. The world will not reach the goal of universal sanitation coverage – where every person in the world has access to toilets that safely contain excreta – by 2030 unless countries make comprehensive policy shifts and invest more funds, said WHO. The new guidelines set out four principal recommendations:... read more

Practice Updates

Risk of subsequent osteoporotic fractures is higher in men

Men had a three-fold higher risk of sustaining a second fracture within the first year after their index fracture compared with men without a previous fracture (HR 3.3, 95% CI 2.6-4.1), whereas among women with an index fracture, the risk of a second fracture was elevated but to a lesser ... read more

High variability of cardiometabolic parameters is a predictor of mortality

High variability of fasting blood glucose and total cholesterol levels, systolic blood pressure and body mass index was an independent predictor of mortality and cardiovascular events according to a study of more than six million people with a follow-up period of a median of 5.5 years. The... read more

A limb loss and preservation registry to be established in the US

A new database supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense aims to establish the number of people in the United States living with limb loss and to provide insight on their challenges and needs. The Limb Loss and Preservation Registry, expected to be... read more

EPA guidelines recommend additional physical activity for patients with mental health conditions

Based on a meta-review of physical activity interventions and their impact on health outcomes for people with severe mental illness, including schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder, the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) has published... read more

Drinking more water prevents recurrence of cystitis

Premenopausal women with recurrent urinary tract infections (cystitis) who drank more water had less frequent infections in a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Episodes of cystitis were less frequent in women who drank more water for 12 months (average number of cystitis... read more

eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
1. Absorption of digoxin is delayed by the presence of food.
2. Concurrent food intake may severely reduce the rate of absorption of phenytoin.
3. Presence of food enhances the absorption of hydrochlorothiazide.
4. Anitimalarial drug halofantrine is more extensively absorbed if taken with food.
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Do not be jealous
Inspirational Story 2: God has a Sense of Humor Too
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