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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
1st October 2018
Aim at achieving a parasympathetic state of mind

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Every adversity is an opportunity to learn and therefore giving up is not the answer.

A new research from the University of Portsmouth in the UK has found that people can die simply because they've given up, life has even beaten them, and they feel defeat is inescapable to them. The study is the first to describe the clinical markers for 'give-up-itis', a term used to describe what is known medically as psychogenic death. It usually follows a trauma from which a person thinks there is no escape, making death seem like the only rational outcome.

Although not akin to depression, the act of giving up on life and dying usually within days is a very real condition often linked to severe trauma. There are five stages leading to progressive psychological decline. Research indicates that give-up-itis could stem from a change in a frontal-subcortical circuit of the brain governing how a person maintains goal-directed behaviour...read more

Video Of The Day : Dialogue on Srimad Bhagwat
Top News

Today is International Day of Older Persons: "Celebrating Older Human Rights champions"

October 1st is celebrated annually as the International Day of Older Persons. The day brings to focus the particular needs and challenges faced by many older people and also appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.... read more

WHO launches initiative to reduce harmful use of alcohol

New Delhi, Sep 28 (PTI) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday released SAFER, a new initiative and technical package outlining the five high-impact strategies that can help governments reduce the harmful use of alcohol and related health, social and economic consequences... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 1st October 2018

Dear Colleague Here are two links for videos to watch. Share them with your colleagues and friends.
• What is FDC? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGv6BRIG8UA
• TEDx Video: Doctor-patient relationship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9ml1vKK2DQ
This is not done, it’s like sheltering terrorists. Eradicated polio strain found in vaccines made in India. Polio virus type 2, a strain that has been eradicated in almost all countries, including in India, has been found in some batches of oral polio vaccine (OPV) manufactured by Biomed. Though the health ministry and the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) have initiated preventive measures to keep a... read more

Practice Updates

The first specific treatment for metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Libtayo (cemiplimab-rwlc) injection for intravenous use for the treatment of patients with metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) or locally advanced CSCC who are not candidates for curative surgery or... read more


Combination HIV antibody infusions safely maintain viral suppression in select individuals

A small group of people living with HIV sensitive to two potent anti-HIV broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) - 3BNC117 and 10-1074 - tolerated multiple infusions of the antibodies and ... read more


Screening for lung cancer reduces mortality risk

New data from the NELSON study conducted in the Netherlands and Belgium demonstrate that a population-based lung cancer screening program significantly reduces mortality risk for high-risk former and current smokers. Mortality risk from lung cancer in men reduced by 26% with ... read more


Amoxicillin-clavulanate preferred as first-line antibiotic for bronchiectasis exacerbations

Results from the BEST-2 trial published September 18, 2018 in The Lancet show that though azithromycin was noninferior to amoxicillin-clavulanate for resolving exacerbations in children with non-severe bronchiectasis, the shorter time to resolution with amoxicillin-clavulanate makes it the ... read more


Inhaled amikacin approved to treat refractory Mycobacterium avium complex infection

Amikacin liposome inhalation suspension (Arikayce) has been FDA approved for the treatment of lung disease caused by a group of bacteria, Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in patients who do not respond to conventional treatment i.e. they have refractory disease. It is the first drug ... read more

eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
1. Spares nerve supply to extensor carpi radialis longus.
2. Results in paralysis of anconeus muscle.
3. Leaves extension at elbow joint intact.
4. Weakens pronation movement.
Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 1: The Choice
Inspirational Story 2: Happiness is a Voyage
Social responsibility should be a part of every individual’s life
Registrations are invited for the HCFI CSR Awards 2018; last date for nominations is 1 October 2018
 
New Delhi, 30th September 2018: A study of India’s top companies for sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) shows that the top 200 companies spend around Rs 1369 crores on healthcare and wellness. About 24% of the total spend on CSR is focused on healthcare. Companies can do a lot to support healthcare as a part of their 2% mandatory spending. To recognize the contribution of business to healthcare, the HCFI CSR Awards 2018 are being organized as part of the 25th MTNL Perfect Health Mela this year.

Funds directed at CSR can become an enabler for driving innovation in healthcare processes and medical devices to deliver healthcare in a portable, convenient and cost-effective way. All this can further help in achieving the objective of ‘affordable healthcare’ which is also the theme for the Mela this year.

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