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

Right to drinking water is constitutional right

Dr K K Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to list out steps taken by it to provide drinking water to two talukas in Bidrai district.

The division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice H T Narendra Prasad said that "Right to have drinking water is a part of Right guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India."

The bench was hearing a petition filed by one Gurunath Vade who claimed that residents of Aurad (B) and Kamalnagar Taluka in Bidar district are facing severe drinking water shortage. ...read more

Nipah Update: Was an infected guava the source of infection?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

This page will be regularly updated till the Nipah scare is over. Inputs invited in this white paper.

A team of doctors and experts sent by the Union Health Ministry is investigating whether the confirmed Nipah case in Kerala was caused by an infected guava that the patient had consumed. The patient informed the doctors that he ate guava two weeks before he was admitted to hospital (on June 3). The authorities have been informed about this and asked to initiate surveillance, reported Indian Express yesterday.

Fruit bats are the carriers of the Nipah virus and their saliva transmits the infection...read more

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Today is International Albinism Awareness Day

People with albinism face multiple forms of discrimination worldwide. On December 18, 2014, the General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/69/170 proclaiming, with effect from 2015, 13 June as International Albinism Awareness Day. "Still Standing Strong" is the theme for this year's International Albinism Awareness Day. This is a call to recognize, celebrate and stand in solidarity with persons with albinism around the world,... read more

Confirmation of Case of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda

The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have confirmed a case of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda. This is the first confirmed case in Uganda during the Ebola outbreak on-going in neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo. The confirmed case is a 5-year-old child from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who travelled with his family on 9th June 2019.... read more

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The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends HIV screening in adults and children, and well as in pregnant women, and now recommends that clinicians offer preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with effective antiretroviral therapy to persons at high risk for acquiring HIV infection (A recommendation).... read more

Little Difference with Oral Semaglutide vs Liraglutide in Diabetes

Oral semaglutide, an investigational agent, is noninferior to subcutaneous liraglutide in reducing HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes and superior in terms of weight loss, show results of the PIONEER 4 trial, the first study to compare the efficacy and safety of this form of semaglutide with liraglutide. The results were reported at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2019 Scientific Sessions.... read more

Rates of Self-Harm Soar, Especially Among Girls, Young Women

Rates of nonsuicidal self-harm (NSSH) are rising, especially among adolescent girls and young adult women. Few of these people receive medical or psychological help, new research suggests. Researchers analyzed data regarding NSSH from a series of surveys of adults aged 16-74 years living in England during 2000, 2007, and 2014. ... read more

Medical Voice

Gait speed as a "vital sign" to predict prognosis in older adults with blood cancers

Gait speed is an easily obtained "vital sign" that accurately identifies frailty and predicts survival and unplanned hospital visits regardless of age, cancer or treatment type, or other factors among older patients with blood cancers, according to a new study published June 5, 2019 in the journal Blood. The association was strongest in those with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.... 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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