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

HCFI & IJCP congratulate Dr Harsh Vardhan on becoming the Health Minister of India

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Dr Harsh Vardhan was sworn in as the Minister of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday. He also holds additional charge as the Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences.

This is indeed a happy and a proud moment for the entire medical fraternity.

An ENT surgeon by profession to start with, Dr Harsh Vardhan entered into active politics in the 90s and has been elected to the Delhi Assembly five times following which he became a Member of Parliament in 2014 from Delhi (Chandni Chowk constituency).....read more

Why eat Dal-Chawal or Rajma-Chawal combo?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Animal proteins are said to be complete because they provide us all the essential amino acids.

Plant-based proteins, leaving soy and quinoa, ingredients like beans, nuts and whole grains are incomplete in nature.

Legumes contain an essential amino acid called lysine, which is low in many grains.

On the other hand, whole grains provide a rich dose of methionine and cysteine, which are low in legumes, beans, peas, lentils and peanuts....read more

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Practice Updates

Polio: Statement of the Twenty-first IHR Emergency Committee

The twenty-first meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director-General on May 14, 2019 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited Member States attending via teleconference, supported by the WHO secretariat.... read more

U.S. measles cases in first five months of 2019 surpass total cases for any year since 1992

CDC, on May 30, reported 971 cases of measles in the United States thus far in 2019. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1992, when 963 cases were reported for the entire year. “Measles is preventable and the way to end this outbreak is to ensure that all children and adults who can get vaccinated, do get vaccinated. Again, I want to reassure parents that vaccines are safe, they do not cause autism.... read more

GM fungus rapidly kills 99% of malaria mosquitoes, study suggests

A fungus - genetically enhanced to produce spider toxin - can rapidly kill huge numbers of the mosquitoes that spread malaria, a study suggests. Trials, which took place in Burkina Faso, showed mosquito populations collapsed by 99% within 45 days. Researchers at the University of Maryland in the US, and the IRSS research institute in Burkina Faso, first identified a fungus called Metarhizium pingshaense, ... read more

Botox May Help Bipolar Depression, Social Anxiety

Botulinum toxin type A (BT), commonly known as Botox, may play a role in the treatment of bipolar depression and social anxiety disorder, preliminary research suggests. In two small case series, injecting BT into the glabellar region of the face — the area between the eyebrows and above the nose — reduced symptoms of treatment-resistant bipolar depression as well as social anxiety..... read more

More Men than Women Face Osteoporosis in Early Middle Age

More than a quarter of men and women in early middle age have osteopenia, placing them at risk of developing osteoporosis, the results of a new US study indicate. Bone mineral density (BMD) scans revealed that 28% of men and 26% of women had osteopenia at the femoral neck. The findings surprised the participants and researchers,... read more

Medical Voice

Transgender is not a mental disorder

Excerpts CNN News: The term the WHO uses to describe transgender people -- "gender incongruence" is being moved to the panel's sexual health chapter from its mental disorders chapter. The new classification will improve social acceptance among transgender people while still making important health resources available.

The new standard of classification appears in the 11th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), which was adopted Saturday by the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. It will go into effect on January 1, 2022. ... read more

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Understand the difference between heat cramps, exhaustion, and heat stroke: HCFI
An armpit test can help establish the difference between the three

New Delhi, 31st May 2019: With the heat wave intensifying across north Indian states, children, the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions need to be careful. Exposure to severe heat can cause various health issues including heat cramps, exhaustion, and heat stroke. There is thus a need to raise awareness on the importance of keeping well hydrated, not venturing outdoors when the heat conditions are at peak and take precautionary measures.

Clinically, both heat exhaustion and heat stroke may manifest as fever, dehydration and other symptoms such as headache, thirst, malaise, nausea or vomiting, rapid pulse etc. The main difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke is the presence of sweat in the former and absence in the latter.

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