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

WMA is updating its International Code of Medical Ethics: Suggestions invited

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Dear colleague

The World Medical Association (WMA) is updating its International Code of Medical Ethics. CMAAO has taken the responsibility to communicate the Asian perspectives. I invite your suggestions on the same.

The WMA International Code of Medical Ethics is reproduced as below:...read more

Mera Asia Mahan 3: How to restrain the senses, a Wellness Prescription

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

There are several ways of practicing detached attachment. The purpose is to slowly detach oneself with the attachment in a step-wise manner.


1. Vruti Sankshep: Limit the number of items eaten in each meal. ...read more

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FDA approves an easy-to-use glucagon rescue pen for severe hypoglycemia in diabetes

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Medical Voice

Community-based salt substitution program lowers BP

A community-based salt substitution program in Peru lowered blood pressure and cut new cases of hypertension. These results from a study were present at the ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology in Paris, France....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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