Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
17th June 2019

No politics with doctors please...

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Doctors are and will remain next to God. The medical profession is and will remain a noble profession.

In an All-Dharma Gurus spiritual meeting, gurus from all religions participated, and I too spoke on medical profession as also a religion or dharma.

Whether it is doing your duty with devotion and discipline, unconditional love, compassion, nonviolence, unity in diversity, detached attachment and selfless service, all these components of any religion are also the duties of a doctor. ...read more

Using nicotine to help smokers quit

Peter Hajek

Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Health and Lifestyle Research Unit at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine

In my presentation on "Using nicotine to help smokers quit" at the 6th Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw, Poland, I was comparing the reactions to the launch of nicotine replacement treatments (NRT) in 1980s with the reactions that have been meeting the recent advance of alternative nicotine products.

When nicotine chewing gum first appeared, there were concerns about its safety, its potential to entice children to nicotine use, and doubts about giving smokers the drug they are trying to quit. ...read more

Practice Updates

AIIMS, Safdarjung doctors issue 48-hour ultimatum to West Bengal CM to meet demands of protesting colleagues

New Delhi, June 15 (PTI) Resident doctors of AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital, who boycotted work on Friday in protest against attacks on their colleagues in Kolkata, have now given a?48-hour ultimatum to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to meet the demands of the state's agitating doctors, failing which they said they would go on indefinite strike.... read more

Nipah threat eases

KOCHI: The threat of Nipah virus seems to have come down, with no suspected cases being reported in the last couple of days.

However, the health authorities will remain vigilant till all those under quarantine are released after the incubation period. The health of the Nipah patient is satisfactory, according to the health bulletin issued by the Nipah control room authorities. One more person from the isolation ward at the Government Medical College Hospital was discharged on Friday,... read more

Second Ebola death confirmed in Uganda as UN health agency mulls global emergency call

Together with Uganda, UN humanitarian agencies are racing to contain deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) there, after the announcement that it has claimed a second victim. "The second of three persons who were confirmed Ebola positive has passed away," said WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic in Geneva. "Obviously, it is very important that the Ministry of Health together with the WHO go quickly to this area where the cases have been identified to... read more

Meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee for Ebola virus disease in DRC

The meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) took place on Friday, June 14, 2019. The Committee expressed its deep concern about the ongoing outbreak, which, despite some positive epidemiological trends, especially in the epicentres of Butembo and Katwa,... read more

Federal officials seize adulterated dietary supplements from Life Rising Corporation due to poor manufacturing practices

At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Marshals seized more than 300,000 containers of dietary supplements, including tablets, capsules, and teas from Life Rising Corporation. The seized goods consisted of more than 500 products bearing brand names Life Rising, Holicare, or HopeStream, and are valued at approximately... read more

Gabapentinoids Tied to Suicidal Behavior and Unintentional Overdose

Gabapentinoid prescriptions were associated with an increased risk of suicidal behavior and unintentional overdose, a population cohort study in Sweden showed. The risks were strongest for people who were prescribed pregabalin (Lyrica) over gabapentin (Neurontin),... read more

IL-17a Drug Rescues Many Refractory Psoriatic Arthritis Cases

Despite having been treated with numerous regimens, including multiple tries with biologic agents, many patients with psoriatic arthritis benefited from a 6-month course of secukinumab (Cosentyx) in a "real-world" analysis reported at the European Congress on Rheumatology. Among 177 heavily pretreated patients, 47% achieved remission or low disease activity as measured by the DAPSA... 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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