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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
12th August 2018
Meditation is a journey

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

  1. From sickness to wellness
  2. From particle towards wave particle duality
  3. From wave particle duality to wave
  4. From manifest to unmanifest
  5. From disturbed state of consciousness to undisturbed state of consciousness
  6. From sympathetic to parasympathetic mode
  7. From exercise to yoga
  8. From sahasrara (crown) chakra to muladhara (root) chakra and back
  9. Towards a thoughtless state
  10. Towards union of mind with the body ....read more
Top News

Central Sector and Centrally Sponsored health Schemes in India

Central Sector Schemes • Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana • National AIDS and STD Control Program • Family Welfare Schemes • Establishment and strengthening of NCDC Branches and Health Initiatives, Inter Sectoral co-ordination for preparation and control of Zoonotic Diseases and other neglected tropical diseases, Surveillance of Viral Hepatitis, Antimicrobial Resistance ... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDTalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 12th August 2018

Clinical signs of impending death A prospective multi-institutional study reported in Oncologist. 2014;19:681 documented the presence or absence of 10 physical signs every 12 hours from admission to death or discharge for 357 patients with advanced cancer who were admitted to two palliative care units Five of the signs (high positive LRs, were pulselessness of the radial artery, respiration with mandibular movement, decreased urine output, Cheyne-Stoke breathing and death rattle) that emerged mostly during the last three days of life had both high specificity... read more

Practice Updates

A new vaginal ring for one year of birth control

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Annovera (segesterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol vaginal system), which is a combined hormonal contraceptive for women of reproductive age used to prevent pregnancy and is the first vaginal ring ... read more


Older adults undergoing dialysis at risk of dementia

Older adults who initiate dialysis for kidney failure are at a greater risk of being diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Age =86 years, Black race, female sex and institutionalization were found to be the strongest risk factors for dementia and Alzheimer’s .. read more


Monitoring work emails during non-work hours is a significant stressor beyond actual workload

Organizational expectations to monitor work-related electronic communication during non-work hours, affects personal relationships and home life suffer for those tied to their work emails round-the-clock, according to a new study published in the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. According to the authors, organization expectations is an insidious ... read more


FDA approves first-of-its kind targeted RNA-based therapy to treat a rare disease

Onpattro (patisiran) infusion for the treatment of polyneuropathy caused by hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis (hATTR) in adult patients has been approved by the US FDA. It is also the first FDA approval of a new class of drugs called small interfering ... read more


Glaucoma may be an autoimmune disease, says study

A new study from MIT and Massachusetts Eye and Ear has found that glaucoma may in fact be an autoimmune disorder. In a study of mice, it was shown that the body's own T cells are responsible for the progressive retinal degeneration seen in glaucoma. Furthermore, these... read more


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a. Excess thyroid hormone
b. Increased levels of circulating catecholamines
c. The sympathetic nervous system
d. The vagus nerve
Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 1: Reaction vs. Response
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Campaign "Forget me not" at the 25th MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2018 to focus on Alzheimer’s disease
Awareness and dispelling myths are the need of the hour
 
New Delhi, 11 August 2018: The Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India, Delhi Chapter in association with Neurology Department of AIIMS will present skits and puppet shows on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the forthcoming 25th MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2018. The campaign, called "Forget me not", aims to create awareness about the condition among the masses and dispel myths.

AD is a progressive condition and about 5% to 6% of people over the age of 65 are affected by it. It is a neurogenerative disease and the most common cause of dementia. India has the third largest number of people suffering from dementia making it a health crisis that must be addressed at the earliest.

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