Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
13th November 2019

Repeated eye rubbing is a risk factor for keratoconus

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Keratoconus (KC) is a progressive degenerative condition of the eye in which the cornea becomes progressively thinner and cone-like. If left untreated, it can lead to significant visual impairment.

The word keratoconus originates from the Greek words kerato-idis (cornea) and konos (cone). The condition was first described by John Nottingham.

Key points about keratoconus...read more

Sudden cardiac arrests over the weekend have poor prognosis

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

(Excerpts from AHA, Nov. 11, 2019): People who experience cardiac arrests over the weekend are less likely to survive long enough to be admitted to a hospital, compared to those who had the same medical event on a weekday, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association's Resuscitation Science Symposium 2019 - November 16-17 in Philadelphia...read more

Video Of The Day : World Pneumonia Day
Practice Updates

Mexico is free from human rabies transmitted by dogs

Mexico has become the first country in the world to receive validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for eliminating dog-transmitted rabies as a public health problem. In order to achieve elimination, the country has implemented a national strategy for the control and elimination of rabies... read more

Air pollution in India linked to heart attack, stroke: Study

A new study has found that air pollution in the country is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The study shows that people most exposed to fine particles have a higher CIMT index (carotid intima-media thickness)... read more

U.S. records one new case in measles outbreak

One new case of measles was reported in the United States, with the country suffering its worst outbreak of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease in close-to three decades. The measles case was confirmed on Saturday in an unvaccinated resident of the southeastern U.S.... read more

Middle-Aged Muscle Mass Tied to Future CVD Risk in Men

Higher levels of lean muscle mass in middle age may be linked to lower 10-year CVD risk, regardless of traditional risk factors such as diet, income, smoking, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and abnormal cholesterol levels, a study found.... read more

Smoking May Raise Psychosis, Depression Risk

Traditionally, it's been widely assumed that patients with mental illness start smoking to self-medicate, but a novel study suggests the reverse may be true — that cigarette smoking actually raises the risk of mental illness, including depression and psychosis.... read more

Medical Voice

Rapid HIV testing saves lives – It's time to make the switch, says WHO

(WHO Europe, Nov. 11, 2019): The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a strong recommendation on HIV testing, urging countries to stop using the slow, less accurate western blot and line immunoassay methods in favour of simple, rapid tests... 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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