Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
12th August 2019

With NMC taking over it may be time to revise MCI Code of Ethics (Part 3)

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The MCI Code of Ethics Regulations requires a Declaration (Appendix 1) to be signed and submitted at the time of registration.


  1. I solemnly pledge myself to consecrate my life to service of humanity.
  2. Even under threat, I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of Humanity.
  3. I will maintain the utmost respect for human life from the time of conception.
  4. I will not permit considerations of religion, nationality, race, party politics or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient.
  5. I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity....read more

Choosing Wisely: 5 things doctors & patients should question about tests or treatment for rheumatologic diseases

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - Section on Rheumatology, as part of the national "Choosing Wisely" campaign, has released a list of tests and procedures commonly used to treat rheumatologic diseases that should be questioned by patients and physicians to ensure they are evidence-based and necessary.

The five list items are

  1. Do not prescribe opioids for chronic pain management in patients with autoimmune disease.
  2. Antinuclear antibody (ANA) and other autoantibody testing should not be ordered on a child unless there is strong suspicion or specific signs of autoimmune disease.
  3. Do not test for Lyme disease as a cause of musculoskeletal symptoms without an exposure history or appropriate exam findings. ...read more
Practice Updates

Today is International Youth Day

August 12 was first designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999, and serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth. This year’s theme -"Transforming education" - highlights efforts to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youth, including efforts by youth themselves.... read more

Every child to get Rotavirus vaccine by September

"The Health Ministry has drawn an ambitious plan under the 100 days agenda of the newly elected government, wherein it has been decided to provide Rotavirus vaccine to every child across all States and Union Territories by September, 2019," Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Friday. "Rotavirus vaccine along with proper sanitation, hand washing practices, ORS and zinc... read more

All kinds of cancer treatment to be included under PM-JAY

New Delhi: The National Health Authority (NHA) is planning to include all types of cancer and its treatment under their healthcare packages. As of now, officials feel the healthcare packages for cancer treatment are not very comprehensive. For the treatment of cancer, a patient has to undergo various types of medical procedures, including chemotherapy, surgery and radiations.... read more

Late puberty may lead to weaker bones

Teens who hit puberty late may end up with weaker bones, a new study finds. In the study, which included more than 6,000 British children, researchers found that kids who experienced their growth spurts - which occur around the age of puberty - late had lower than average bone density in young adulthood. "Teens who mature later than their peers tend to have lower bone density on average... read more

Dark Chocolate Tied to Lower Depression Risk

Eating dark chocolate may positively affect mood and relieve depressive symptoms, suggests new research. Using data from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), investigators at University College London in the United Kingdom found that individuals who reported eating any dark chocolate in two 24-hour periods... read more

In RA, Safety Similar for Anti-TNF vs. Triple Therapy

The rates of serious infections did not differ substantially among patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with methotrexate plus a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor and those receiving triple therapy, noted a real-world cohort study. There also were no significant differences between the groups on secondary outcomes, with a weighted hazard ratio of... read more

Biologic Therapy Tied to Less Coronary Inflammation in Psoriasis

Anti-inflammatory biologic therapies are associated with reduced coronary inflammation in patients with psoriasis, a new study suggests. Investigators noted that after 1 year, the perivascular fat index (FAI) — a novel imaging biomarker that assesses coronary inflammation, measured by coronary computed tomography angiography... 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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