Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
14th May 2019
Sex Determination Tests: Foeticide Next To Genocide

Dr KK Aggarwal

Reproduced from: http://www.indialegallive.com/constitutional-law-news/supreme-court-news/sex-determination-tests-foeticide-next-to-genocide-65336, published May 11, 2019

Nothing can be a more sinister, immoral and anti-social act than allowing female foeticide." With those words, a Supreme Court bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Vineet Saran brought the curtains down on a two-year-old case that challenged the constitutionality of Sections 23(1) and 23(2) of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection Act), 1994. The petitioner, Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), had contended that the Act was not being implemented practically.

They submitted that they were being charged with female foeticide on the basis of certain clerical mistakes in Form F.....read more

Exposure to personal black carbon increases systolic BP

Dr KK Aggarwal

A study has demonstrated an association between personal black carbon and ambulatory BP unraveling another layer of the relationship between urbanization and hypertension

The air pollution and cardiometabolic disease (AIRCMD-China) study conducted in 2012 in Beijing, China assessed the personal black carbon using microaethalometers in patients with metabolic syndrome for 5 consecutive days from February to July.

Black carbon is the sooty black material emitted from gas and diesel engines, coal-fired power plants, and other sources that burn fossil fuel. It constitutes a major part of particulate matter (EPA). It is also a marker of combustion-related anthropogenic air pollution....read more

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Practice Updates

WHO announces "Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge" event 2019

The World Health Organization announced the staging of the second edition of the "Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge" event on Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Geneva. Building on the success of the inaugural event held in 2018, WHO and partners are looking forward to engage the local and international communities in Geneva, and participants at the 72nd World Health Assembly to participate in the event. .... read more

World Migratory Bird Day highlighted serious risks of plastic pollution

Saturday, May 11, marked the World Migratory Bird Day which, this year, was dedicated to raising awareness about the serious threats that plastic pollution poses to bird life, with a call for urgent measures to tackle the problem..... read more

NHS to begin major campaign to recruit health workers from other countries

The UK's National Health Service (NHS) is soon going to begin a major campaign to recruit health workers from other countries to meet the escalating staff shortages. Reports suggest that a strategy has been drawn up to target a number of countries across the world, including poorer nations outside Europe. It is estimated that the NHS will need 5,000 extra nurses every year - three times the figure it currently recruits annually..... read more

Prepregnancy BMI Linked to Risk for Poor Maternal-Fetal Outcomes

Prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) may be a more significant risk factor for adverse maternal-fetal outcomes than weight gain during pregnancy, suggested a meta-analysis published online in JAMA. "Results from this study suggest that maternal prepregnancy BMI was more strongly associated with adverse maternal and infant outcomes than gestational weight gain. ....read more

Exercise Improves Function in Older CKD Patients

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with comorbidities gained some benefits from exercise training, suggested trial results presented at the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting. In the AWARD (Aerobics, Weights, and Renal Disease) trial, the peak VO2 was about 17 mL/kg/min for both the exercise and education groups;....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

Medical Voice

Anti Inflammatory food choices

Our diets play an important role in chronic inflammation because our digestive bacteria release chemicals that may spur or suppress inflammation.

The types of bacteria that populate our gut and their chemical byproducts vary according to the foods we eat. Some foods encourage the growth of populations of bacteria that stimulate inflammation, while others promote the growth of bacteria that suppress it. .... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
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Preventive measures imperative in averting cancer and other lifestyle diseases: HCFI
People with a family history of cancer should be more careful

New Delhi, 13th May 2019: Between 2018 and 2040, the number of patients requiring first-course chemotherapy annually will increase from 9.8 million to 15 million, as per estimates. A study published in The Lancet, Oncology indicates that a steady growth curve of patients (eligible for chemotherapy) will be seen in low and middle income countries going from 63% in 2018 to 67% in 2040.

Statistics also indicate that the cancer burden in India has more than doubled over the last 26 years. Cancers of the breast, cervix, mouth, and lung together constitute 41 per cent of the disease burden in the country. The need of the hour is to create awareness on the importance of prevention.

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