Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
19th March 2019

 It is a medical shame: How Cuban doctors were used to coerce Venezuela voters

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Nicholas Casey wrote in NY Times about Yansnier Arias who was sent to Venezuela by the Cuban government, one of thousands of doctors deployed to shore up ties between the two allies and alleviate Venezuela's collapsing medical system. But with President Nicolás Maduro's re-election on the line, not everyone was allowed to be treated.

As per the article a 65-year-old patient with heart failure urgently needed oxygen. But his Cuban and Venezuelan superiors told him to use the oxygen as a political weapon and not for medical emergencies that day....read more

Manohar Parrikar passed away due to pancreatic cancer: All about pancreatic cancer

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Union Minister Shri Ananth Kumar passed away last year due to pancreatic cancer. And, now Manohar Parrikar died of pancreatic cancer on Sunday.  

Let us take a quick recap on pancreatic cancers

  • Cancer of the exocrine pancreas is a highly lethal malignancy...read more
Medical Voice

Date expired pharmaceutical products

  1. Expiry drugs should not be returned to manufacturers.
  2. Some manufacturers may reprocess the drugs....read more
Practice Updates

10 things you didn't know about water

The world is not yet on track to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6: Access to safe water and sanitation for all.

1. There is a water crisis and it's happening now. 2.1 billion people do not have access to safe water..... read more

CDC issues Level 2 travel alert for Rubella in Japan

The CDC has issued Level 2 "Practice Enhanced Precautions" travel alert for Rubella in Japan. It says that there is an outbreak of rubella in Japan. And, travelers to Japan should make sure they are vaccinated against rubella with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine before travel. ... read more

Dengue strikes even in winters, 93 cases so far in Jaipur

JAIPUR: Even in winters, dengue has taken toll on the health of the people in the city. So far this year, 93 persons have already been tested positive for dengue in the city. Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease and the cases of the disease are commonly reported during rains and post rainy season.... read more

Ears can be used for ECG to predict heart rhythm

London, March 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel electrocardiogram (ECG) method that uses signals from the ear to check heart rhythm, making it easy for drivers, athletes and persons in the military to scan their own heart beat.... read more

Overweight children at higher risk for blood clots as adults

Overweight children may be more likely than normal-weight children to develop life-threatening blood clots as adults, as per a study published March 15, 2019 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.... read more

Women who gain excess weight during pregnancy at risk of severe complications

Women who gain more weight than recommended during pregnancy i.e. 1–19 lbs above or 20 lbs or more above the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations are at a increased risk of severe maternal morbidity such as eclampsia,.... read more

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3. Nuclear magnetic resonance.
4. X–ray diffraction.
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Trust Your Relationship
Inspirational Story 2: No time to brag
GAPIO Midyear Conference at Antigua, 4-5 May 2019
Reputed speakers
India: Dr. Vinit Suri, Dr. Arun Jamkar, Dr. KK Aggarwal, Dr. Anupam Sibal, Dr. Sanjiv Jasuja
UK: Dr. Ramesh Mehta, Dr. Shailesh Shankar, Dr. Parag Singhal, Dr. Hemadri
USA: Dr. Brahma Sharma, Dr. Sudhir Parikh and Dr. Sanku Rao
Antigua: Dr. Georgette Meade, Dr. George Mansoor, Dr. Sekeena Goodwin, Dr. Leslie Walwyn and Dr. Alafea Stevens
Lack of sleep major cause for several lifestyle disorders including Type 2 diabetes and infertility
At least 6 to 7 hours of sleep are needed for optimal body functioning
New Delhi, 18 March 2019: More than 80% of those suffering from shift work sleep disorder are from the IT and BPO sector, according to recent estimates. This is because they work in the same shifts, disrupting their sleep pattern. Shift Work Sleep Disorder occurs when the body's internal biological clock gets altered or confused. While there are many professionals who work at night, it is the employees of the IT sector who are the most affected, mainly due to the regular night shift patterns.

For those with this sleep disorder, the symptoms are like chronic jet lag. Irritability, anxiety and depression are among the symptoms.

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