Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
16th September 2019

Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever: Doctor among two kept in isolation
Anticipation and preparedness will prevent future outbreaks

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Two healthcare employees, who were suspected to have contracted infection from two Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) patients who died while undergoing treatment, have been kept in an isolated ward at AIIMS Jodhpur. One of them is a doctor and the other is a paramedical staff as reported in Times of India on Friday. At AIIMS Jodhpur, two persons - a 40-year-old woman from Borunda and a 17-year-old from Jaisalmer — died due to the disease on September 7 and September 10. Following the incidents, the health department sounded a CCHF alert and roped in the department of animal husbandry to kill Hyalomma ticks, which causes the disease. So far, 129 samples have so far been sent to the virology lab in Pune by the microbiology department of SN Medical College. Reports are awaited....read more

Mera Asia Mahan 6: "Yogastha Kuru Karmani" Be focused in what you are doing

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

"Yogastha kuru karmani sangang tyaktva Dhananjaya
Sidhyasidhyoh samo bhutva samatvang yoga uchyate" 2.48 Bhagavad Gita

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Practice Updates

Croatia increases health literacy to reduce salt intake

As part of the comprehensive national health promotion project Healthy Living, Croatia has implemented measures to help people choose healthy food options and to encourage food producers to reduce the amount of salt added to foods.... read more

Expert panel suggests removing cataract surgeries, sterilisation procedures from AB-PMJAY

New Delhi: Citing that cataract surgeries and sterilisation procedures are covered under existing national programmes, an expert panel has suggested removing these from the list of services under the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. The panel headed by Niti Aayog member Vinod K Paul has also recommended constituting ... read more

Scientists keen on setting up Cancer Genome Atlas for Indian population

Scientists are hoping to set up an Indian version of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a landmark project in the US which has provided publicly available data sets to help improve diagnostic methods and treatment standards to prevent cancer.... read more

PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer

Women who exhibit many classic symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be much more likely to develop ovarian cancer than their counterparts who don’t, a new study suggests. Women who suffered from six or seven PTSD symptoms were more than twice as likely to develop ovarian cancer as women... read more

FDA Approves Tenapanor for IBS With Constipation in Adults

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved tenapanor tablets for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in adults. The recommended dosage is 50 mg twice daily,... read more

Heavy menstrual bleeding: Keyhole hysterectomy technique 'more effective'

A keyhole-surgery technique for treating heavy menstrual bleeding is more effective and just as safe as a non-invasive alternative, a study of more than 600 UK women suggests. Those who had a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy were more satisfied than a group that had endometrial ablation... read more

Undiagnosed Celiac Disease Linked to Unexplained Behavioral Problems in Kids

Subclinical celiac disease autoimmunity (CDA) is associated with anxiety and oppositional defiant behavior in children without a formal diagnosis of celiac disease, new research suggests. Celiac disease is associated with emotional and behavioral problems in children, but whether this association is already present in children ... 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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