Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
15th August 2019

Wishing You All A Very Happy And Healthy Independence Day

We need azadi from violence against doctors on this Independence Day

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Inclusion of the medical profession under the ambit of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) has radically altered the dynamics of the doctor-patient relationship. Doctors are no longer regarded as "next to God" but are now reduced to the status of "service providers". The outcome is a dissatisfied and often disgruntled "consumer", the patient, who now does not hesitate to resort to violence.

In June, junior doctors in West Bengal went on a strike after two of their colleagues were attacked and seriously injured at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata by the relatives of a patient who died. This strike spread nationwide and doctors across the country joined the protest in solidarity. ...read more


From Rakshabandhan to Janmashtami: A Spiritual Yagna

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

India is a land of diverse faith and myriad cultures. The festival of Rakhi, though rooted in mythology and ancient Indian history, has not really been understood for what it actually represents.

Rakhi traditionally celebrates the bond of love between a brother and a sister. Tying of rakhi, exchanging of sweets, a gift from the brother to his sister/s –this is the common perception and this is how most of us celebrate this festival.

But how many of us have given a thought to what this bond actually denotes?

First and foremost, Rakhi is synonymous with purity of the relationship and purity of the self and therefore of the soul. It is not just a thread tied by the sister on her brother's wrist whereby the brother pledges to protect her from any worldly harm....read more

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Practice Updates

Only 6% mothers in India okay with public breastfeeding places, says survey

Breastfeeding in public is still a challenge in India, with only 6% of mothers finding designated areas to comfortably nurse their children, according to a pan-India survey by Momspresso.com. In a five-minute, web-link based survey, 900 mothers were surveyed. Women have fed their babies in their own car (90%), public transport (78%), restaurants (56%), car parking (49%), trial rooms (47%),... read more


Youth leaders to share ideas with PAHO on improving adolescent health in the Americas

The Youth Leaders Initiative, to be created by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), will bring together people under the age of 25 to seek innovative ideas and solutions to address health problems that affect adolescents and young people in the Americas. The Youth Leaders Initiative will consist of around 20 participants, representing the various subregions, genders, ethnic groups and other segments of communities in the Americas. They will participate voluntarily... read more


Social media use may harm teens' mental health by disrupting positive activities, study says

Social media use has been linked to depression, especially in teenage girls. But a new study argues that the issue may be more complex than experts think. The research, published Tuesday in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, found that social media may harm girls' mental health by increasing their exposure... read more


ESRD: Extreme Heat Tied to Risk for Hospitalization, Death

Even a single day of extreme heat is associated with an increased risk for same-day hospital admission and same-day mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), new research suggests. Extreme heat events were found to be associated with a 27% increase in the rate of same-day hospital admission... read more


Superbug E. coli Strains in Healthy Women Raise Risk of Resistant UTIs

Fluoroquinolone-resistant (FQR) strains of Escherichia coli may persist in the gut of healthy women and subsequently invade the urinary system, researchers say. FQR E. coli were found in feces of 8.8% of healthy adult women, with most bacteria belonging to pandemic multi-drug resistant ST131-H30R or ST1193 clonal groups, note Dr. Evgeni Sokurenko of the University of Washington in Seattle and colleagues.... read more

Medical Voice

Dangerous drug interactions more common in women and the elderly

A new study led by researchers at Indiana University has found that women and older adults who use multiple prescription drugs are significantly more likely to be prescribed pills whose combination produces dangerous side effects. The analysis, conducted in the Brazilian health care system and recently published in the journal npj Digital Medicine, revealed a 60% increased risk for adverse drug reaction in women compared to men ...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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