Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
18th February 2019
'Register complaints of virginity test as sexual harassment case', instructs Maharashtra government

Dr K K Aggarwal and Advocate Ira Gupta

On Wednesday i.e. 06.02.2019, in a crackdown on the reported cases of a 'virginity test' being performed on newly-wed women of the Kanjarbhat community, the Maharashtra State Government has said it would soon take steps to ensure that such complaints are treated as cases of sexual harassment. The Minister of State for Home said that the state government would issue a notification directing police stations to register a case of sexual harassment in case a woman comes with a complaint of having been forced to take the 'virginity test'....read more

Heavy use of CT raises concerns about radiation exposure: Keep your radiation account

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

The use of radiation-based imaging is rising, especially in critically ill patients, who are often subject to CT scans and x-rays. In many ICUs, 100 millisieverts (mSv), the limit which otherwise should not exceed in five years, is exceeded within a week of admission. Children undergo between 5 million and 9 million CT scans annually....read more

Practice Updates

FDA approves triclabendazole for fascioliasis

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved triclabendazole (Egaten, Novartis) to treat fascioliasis a neglected tropical disease, in patients aged 6 years or older. Fascioliasis or liver fluke infestation is a waterborne and food-borne zoonotic disease caused by ... read more

Oral complications rare in older women on anti-osteoporosis treatment

Oral complications such as osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) are rare in women taking medications for postmenopausal osteoporosis, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers used data from the seven-year FREEDOM Extension trial to assess information on oral procedures and cases of ONJ in women taking denosumab for postmenopausal osteoporosis.... read more

Cardiac abnormalities present in patients with Alzheimer's disease

ECG and echocardiographic abnormalities, including diastolic dysfunction, are present in patients with AD and that these studies reproduce the pattern of cardiac amyloidosis, suggests a study published online in the February 2018 issue of JACC Heart Failure.... read more

Five dermatologic emergencies to know

Recognizing the signs of potentially fatal skin emergencies and knowing when to call for a dermatology consult can save lives. These emergencies will be discussed at Society of Hospital Medicine 2018 Annual Meeting 2019 to be held in March. The five dermatologic emergencies that physicians should know are: ...read more

Darolutamide improves metastasis-free survival in nonmetastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer

Among men with nonmetastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer, metastasis-free survival was significantly longer with darolutamide, androgen-receptor antagonist than with placebo. The incidence of adverse events was similar for darolutamide and placebo. ... read more

e-AUSHADHI portal for online licensing system of Ayush medicines launched

Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik launched the e-AUSHADHI portal, for online licensing of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy drugs and related matters at New Delhi. Addressing the gathering Shri Naik said that this e-AUSHADHI portal is intended for increased transparency, ... read more

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Sleep restriction
Do not spend a lot of time in bed with the hope of falling asleep.
Less time in bed helps you to sleep better
Make the bedroom a welcome sight instead of a torture chamber. ... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Look Fear in the Face
Inspirational Story 2:Temper Control
Abstinence from drinking alcohol is harm reduction
Excessive consumption can case heart problems, liver disease, and even mortality in the longer term
New Delhi, 17th February 2019: As per WHO estimates, worldwide, 3.3 million (6%) deaths every year result from harmful use of alcohol. The harmful use of alcohol is a causal factor in more than 200 disease and injury conditions. Overall 5.1% of the global burden of disease and injury is attributable to alcohol, as measured in disability-adjusted life years (WHO).
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