Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
11th October 2019

Happiness is your choice and not your destiny: Join the movement #MainKhushToHiIndiaKhush

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

India is unhappy as a country. So, it would seem according to the World Happiness Report for 2019.

India has slipped further down the list in happiness rankings this year as compared to 2018. India now ranks 140 out of the 156 countries surveyed, while last year India was placed at 133rd position out of 156 countries...read more

Superior verbal memory skills may mask mild cognitive impairment in women

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Women typically score higher than men on tests of verbal memory, and so may not be diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment as early as men are, even when they have the same levels of Alzheimer's disease-related brain changes, such as the amount of amyloid plaque deposits in the brain or the amount of shrinkage in the hippocampus area of the brain...read more

Practice Updates

New evidence shows significant mistreatment of women during childbirth

New evidence from a WHO-led study, published in the Lancet, shows that more than one-third of women in four lower-income countries experienced mistreatment during childbirth in health facilities. Younger, less-educated women were found to be the most at risk of mistreatment, which can include physical and verbal abuse, stigmatization and discrimination,... read more

FDA approves first treatment to increase pain-free light exposure in patients with a rare disorder

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to Scenesse (afamelanotide) to increase pain-free light exposure in adult patients with a history of phototoxic reactions (damage to skin) from erythropoietic protoporphyria.... read more

STD cases in U.S. rose to record high in 2018 as funding lags, says CDC

The number of Americans who were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) last year rose to a record high, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday, partly because funding for local health departments has dropped.... read more

Modest amount of weight loss enough to reverse type 2 diabetes

A relatively modest amount of weight loss within the first year of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes more than doubles the odds that patients will be in remission at 5 years, compared with those whose weight remains stable or who gain weight, a new prospective cohort study from the UK suggests.... read more

Early MI Linked to High Recurrent Events, Mortality

Even with coronary revascularization and secondary prevention, individuals with premature coronary artery disease (CAD) are at high risk for recurrent events and death, with much of the risk attributable to poor risk-factor control.... read more

Medical Voice

Discovery of how cells sense oxygen levels gets the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.” They identified molecular machinery that regulates the activity of genes in response to varying levels of oxygen and established the basis for our understanding of how oxygen levels affect cellular metabolism and physiological function....read more

IDEJ Update

Indian Diabetes Educator Journal (IDEJ), 1st of its kind in India aims to keep the members of diabetes care team abreast with concepts of DSME (Diabetes self-management education) and DSMS (Diabetes self-management support). IDEJ has set a new benchmark in educating the diabetes educators about evolving the concept of DSME- reaching to more than 25000 through Digital and Print Medium..... read more

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