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

An open letter to Mr Sourav Ganguly: Air quality should also be considered when determining suitable playing conditions

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri


Mr Sourav Ganguly
President, Board of Cricket Control of India

Dear Sourav Ji

Delhi is hosting the first T20 international cricket match between India and Bangladesh scheduled to be played at Arun Jaitley Stadium on 3rd November, 2019...read more

NIH study finds high-salt diet precipitates pathogenic tau and cognitive impairment

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Here is another reason to reduce intake of salt.

High levels of dietary salt can activate a pathway in the brain to cause cognitive impairment, according to a new study. The paper, which was published in Nature, shows that this effect is not due to a loss in blood flow to the brain as originally thought, but rather to clumps of a protein linked to several forms of dementia in humans....read more

Practice Updates

835 000 people to receive second dose of cholera vaccine in North Kivu, DRC

The second phase of an oral vaccination campaign to protect more than 835 000 people from cholera in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has begun. While North Kivu has been struggling with an outbreak of Ebola virus disease for more than a year, this north-eastern province is also endemic for cholera... read more

IOM suspends South Sudan Ebola screening after death of volunteers

The UN migration agency (IOM) on Wednesday condemned "in the strongest possible terms" the killing of three of its aid workers in South Sudan's Morobo County, who were working as volunteers at Ebola screening points along the country's border... read more

Indians are the least active, says analysis of fitness app data

India has emerged as the least active country among 18 countries including the U.S., the U.K., Japan and Singapore, according to a report by fitness solutions firm Fitbit. It said an Indian user walked an average of 6,533 steps daily... read more

Niti Aayog proposes creation of single body as regulator for drugs and food

NITI Aayog, the government's advisory body, has proposed creation of a single body as regulator for the drugs and food. Currently the drug is being looked after by the CDSCO while FSSAI is the apex food regulator. According to the reports, the NITI Aayog has recommended that the new body should be in line with the US FDA and headed by an IAS of the rank of additional secretary to the Government of India's Ministry of Health.... read more

Venous Closure Device Gets EP Patients Moving Sooner, With Less Pain

A resorbable collagen plug venous closure device got patients on their feet faster than did manual compression alone after a catheter-based electrophysiology procedure, according to the AMBULATE trial published online in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.... read more

Reduction in Melanoma After Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery and the weight loss that it induces are associated with a markedly reduced risk for skin cancer, including melanoma, according to a new analysis from the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study. At a median follow-up of 18.1 years, the research team has found that patients who underwent bariatric... read more

Medical Voice

Rehabilitating stroke survivors

Most stroke survivors reach a plateau after about three months, say doctors, but don't be discouraged by that Reproduced from: http://www.newindianexpress.com/lifestyle/health/2019/oct/29/rehabilitating-stroke-survivors-2054104.html, published Oct. 29, 2019...read more

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