Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
18th September 2019

One dirty fish can spoil the whole pond
Doctors should always uphold the dignity and honor of the medical profession

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Doctors represent the collective consciousness of the medical profession. They practice humanity; hence, they are role models for the society and should uphold the dignity of the noble profession they practice at all times. Compassion is the hallmark of a good doctor.

However, just as there are exceptions to every rule, there will be a few who lack the qualities that characterize a doctor and will behave in an inhuman and unethical manner. But they do not represent the collective wisdom of the medical profession and should be shunned by the medical community....read more

Mera Asia Mahan 8: Somatic symptoms of acute anxiety and panic reaction are well-described in Bhagavad Gita

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Bhagavad Gita has described ten symptoms that Arjuna faced when he was indecisive facing a life event. These somatic and mental symptoms are consistent with acute panic reaction or acute anxiety.

The Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse Sanskrit scripture that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (Chapters 23–40 of Bhishma Parva)....read more

Practice Updates

ICMR set to launch dengue vaccine in 2020

Kolkata: An indigenous dengue vaccine designed to counter the outbreak of the vector-borne virus — that claims hundreds of lives across the country every year — could be launched by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in 2020. A dengue serotype survey has been done across 15 states, including West Bengal, to identify the prevalence of the disease.... read more

PAHO Sets up Bahamas Health Relief Fund

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization has established a special Bahamas Health Relief Fund to receive unrestricted and unearmarked funds from donors who would like to support the Ministry of Health of The Bahamas in its relief and response efforts related to Hurricane Dorian.... read more

Ozone on track to heal completely in our lifetime, UN environment agency declares on World Ozone Day

At the current momentum, scientists predict the planet's protective shield of gas - or ozone layer - will be completely healed as far as some regions of the planet are concerned, by the 2030's, the UN's environmental agency (UNEP) has revealed.... read more

No new measles cases in the United States last week, says CDC

For the first time since early January, no new measles cases were reported in the United States last week, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials continue to monitor ongoing outbreaks in two New York counties.... read more

Physicians Still Weak on HPV Vaccine Delivery, Despite Benefits

There is substantial room for improvement in how primary care doctors communicate about and deliver the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a national survey of pediatricians and family practitioners. And a survey of US adults shows that few understand the link between HPV and cancer. Published online in Pediatrics, the snapshot of HPV vaccine practices and experiences of 302 pediatricians... read more

Optimized AED Placement May Improve Cardiac Arrest Outcomes

Determining the optimal location for automated external defibrillator (AEDs) may lead to increased defibrillation by bystanders and, possibly, increased survival among those experiencing an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), a new study suggests. Predicted outcomes using an in silico - or computer simulated - model that mimicked a randomized clinical... 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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