Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
9th February 2019
Board of Governors proposes granting permission to medical colleges for lower sanctioned intake capacity

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

It has generally been the practice that colleges found deficient in fulfilling the norms (such as faculty, no. of beds) as per prescribed regulations on inspection are disqualified and not allowed to admit any students. This holds true for both new as well as existing colleges.

But, now Board of Governors has proposed an amendment to the Health Ministry that if the college is not able to fulfil the required number of seats then it may still be allowed if it fulfils the requirement for less number of seats.....read more


Practice changing: NIH study provides answer to long-held debate on blood sugar control after stroke

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Hyperglycemia is common in patients with acute ischemic stroke and is associated with worse outcomes compared to normal glucose levels.

It has often been debated whether intensive glucose management, which requires the use of IV insulin to bring blood sugar levels down to 80-130 mg/dL, or standard glucose control using insulin shots, which aims to get glucose below 180 mg/dL, lead to better outcomes after stroke.

Primary results from the Stroke Hyperglycemia Insulin Network Effort (SHINE) study,....read more

Practice Updates

India stands committed to increase its overall health allocations to 2.5 pc of its GDP, says Union Health Minister

New Delhi: Union Health Minister J P Nadda said Thursday India has set an example by increasing its domestic financial allocation for health and stands committed to increase its overall health allocations to 2.5 pc of its GDP, as enunciated in the 2017 National Health Policy. In his address at the inauguration... read more


Delhi government launches bike ambulance services

NEW DELHI: To ensure timely health assistance in traffic-congested areas and small lanes, the Delhi government on Thursday launched bike ambulance services. The bikes, to be known as the First Responder Vehicles, will have a portable oxygen cylinder,... read more


After stroke, anxiety is common in women

New findings presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference in Honolulu show that one in four stroke survivors (32% of women and 21% of men) report experiencing moderate to severe anxiety two to eight weeks after their stroke, with incidence more common in women and those who are single,.... read more


Study links psoriasis treatment and improvement in heart artery disease

Researchers have found that treating psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, with biologic drugs that target immune system activity can reduce the early plaque buildup that clogs arteries, restricts blood flow, and leads to heart attacks and stroke. The findings published online in the journal Cardiovascular Research highlight how ....read more


Education may not protect against dementia as previously thought

Previous studies have suggested that having a higher level of education may protect the brain to some extent against dementia, providing a “cognitive reserve” that buffers against the disease. But results have been mixed, and a new study finds that education does not play a role in when the disease starts or how fast it progresses.... read more


Benign adnexal masses can be managed conservatively

The 2-year interim results from an analysis of the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis phase 5 (IOTA5) study published online Feb. 5, 2019 in Lancet Oncology suggest that the risk of malignancy and acute complications is low if adnexal masses with benign... read more

Medical Voice

SGLT2 inhibitors in diabetes

SGLT2 inhibitors are a class of prescription medicines that are FDA-approved for use with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 1: Believe in Yourself
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Breast cancer accounts for about 50% of the related deaths in India
Stage Zero Breast Cancer cannot be detected easily and can spread to surrounding tissues
 
New Delhi, 8 February 2019: According to statistics by the WHO, less than 5% of women undergo breast screening in India. Some reasons for this include lack of awareness about the importance of early detection and the absence of an organized nationwide breast cancer screening programme. Stage Zero Breast Cancer is the earliest form of breast cancer and medically termed as Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS). While more than one lakh new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year in the country, no precise statistics are available on the incidence of DCIS in India.
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