Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
1st October 2019

Antibiotics on your plate

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Reproduced from: India Legal magazine, published October 7, 2019:p.28-29

As the global demand for meat increases, the use of antibiotics on animals for slaughter is also spiralling. Not labelling them as antibiotic-treated is fraud and a violation of fundamental rights

In livestock production, antibiotics are given to animals for a number of reasons-therapeutic treatment, disease prophylaxis and growth promotion. The administration of antibiotics to control or kill bacteria also leads to the emergence of antibiotic-resistance bacteria, which can spread from one organism to another. So the question arises:...read more

Mera Asia Mahan: How to be happy

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

A person who is disturbed cannot be happy. For inner happiness, one needs to get detached from desires and expectations. Persistent attachment to even one of the senses can be responsible for all unhappiness.

Lord Krishna first took Arjuna to his near and dear ones (Dronacharya and Bhishma Pitamaha) and not Duryodhana. He first developed attachment (moha) in Arjuna and then taught him...read more

Practice Updates

Today is International Day of Older Persons

As health care improves, the population of older people is growing. Their needs are also growing, as are their contributions to the world. The International Day of Older Persons is an opportunity to highlight the important contributions... read more

Govt. hospitals should be removed from ambit of Ayushman Bharat: IMA

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on September 29 said government hospitals should be removed from the ambit of the Centre's ambitious Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme, as services there are already free of cost.... read more

Call to End Dog-Transmitted Human Rabies by 2030

A call for the total elimination of dog-transmitted human rabies by 2030 has come from the World Veterinary Association (WVA) and the World Medical Association (WMA). WVA President, Dr. Johnson S.M. Chiang, said: 'To meet the target for eliminating dog-transmitted rabies by 2030,... read more

U.S. travel warning adds to pressure on Tanzania over suspected Ebola cases

The United States has warned its citizens to take extra care when visiting Tanzania amid concerns over Ebola, adding to calls for the East African country to share information about suspected cases of the deadly disease there.... read more

Neuromodulating Pacemaker May Tackle Resistant Hypertension

A pacemaker with neuromodulation capabilities appears promising for blood pressure reduction, a proof-of-concept trial showed. Patients hypertensive on a mean of more than three antihypertensive drugs randomized to have the... read more

Blood Pressure Med May Improve Cognitive, Social Impairment in Autism

The beta-blocker propranolol may improve social and cognitive impairment for patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), new research suggests. Investigators found that for patients with autism, propranolol improved performance on a word... read more

Medical Voice

Second Ebola vaccine to complement "ring vaccination" given green light in DRC

(WHO): The health authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have announced plans to introduce a second experimental Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, from mid-October. This vaccine, which is given as a 2-dose course, 56 days apart, will be provided under approved protocols...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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