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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
12th December 2018
Asian doctors should join the fight against climate change

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Reversing climate change could be the greatest health accomplishment of the 21st century.

In an article in the US magazine 'Fortune' to coincide with the climate change summit in Poland, Dr. Eidelman President WMA writes that if doctors wanted to fully uphold the Declaration of Geneva's creed that ‘the health and well-being of my patient will be my first consideration'’, they needed to take an active role in defending their patients from the adverse effects of climate change...read more


Canada says Talc may be 'harmful to human health'

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

The government of Canada is considering prohibiting or restricting the use of talc in some products. The government "proposes that inhaling loose talc powders and using certain products containing talc in the female genital area may be harmful to human health." The announcement was made Wednesday on the Health Canada website.

The draft screening assessment will be published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, and will be open for public comment for 60 days, until February 6, 2019...read more

Top News

Today is International Universal Health Coverage Day: "Unite for Universal Health Coverage: Now is the Time for Collective Action."

On 12 December 2012, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed a resolution urging countries to accelerate progress toward universal health coverage (UHC) - the idea that everyone everywhere should have access to quality, affordable health care - as an essential priority for international development. On 12 December 2017, the United... read more

Doctors at PGI to get teacher training for the first time

CHANDIGARH: Now, doctors joining PGIMER will be taught a course in teaching. The course besides medical teachers' training shall include humanities and even communication skills. Moreover, there will be five new fellowships of Rs 5 lakh each for young faculty members who can travel anywhere in the world for their research work... read more

Practice Updates

ERCOSUR Ministers of Health commit to prioritize health in climate change adaptation plans

Ministers of Health from MERCOSUR and Associated States have signed a declaration to place health at the front and center of national climate change adaptation plans. This aims to ensure that health systems become climate resilient, and that health prevention... read more


Worldwide UN family celebrates enduring universal values of human rights

Across the world, the UN family has been making sure that this year’s Human Rights Day – which marks 70 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – succeeds in raising awareness of the principles enshrined in the document, which are as important and relevant today, as they were in 1948. Speaking in Marrakesh, where... read more


Diabetics can use dried fruits as low glycemic index food source

Dried fruits do not cause a spike in blood sugar level, says a study published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes compared the glycemic response of four dried fruits -- dates, apricots, raisins and sultanas -- versus white bread in 10 healthy participants and... read more


Women having heart attack symptoms wait longer than men before seeking help

Researchers have urged women to call an ambulance immediately if they have heart attack symptoms, in a retrospective analysis of all 4,360 patients (967 women and 3,393 men) with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction published ... read more


Patients want their doctors to actually review and use the information they provide, finds study

A new Regenstrief Institute study has found that patients want to tell their doctors about their symptoms and would be willing to do so via a formal computerized reporting system, but patients are reluctant to report symptoms if they perceive busy clinicians will not use that information to improve care... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
 
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Excess screen time can cause premature thinning of the cortex in children
Parents should set an example and limit their screen time as well
 
New Delhi, 11 December 2018: Researchers have found "different patterns" in brain scans among children who record heavy smart device and video game use. The first wave of information from the 300 million National Institute of Health (NIH) study is showing that 9- and 10-year-old kids spending more than seven hours a day using such devices show signs of premature thinning of the cortex, the brain’s outermost layer that processes sensory information.
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