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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
1st July 2018
On this Doctor’s Day, let’s pledge to change with the changing times

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Patients are the most important part of the delivery of health care. They form the epicenter of the healthcare team and there is no stakeholder bigger than them in this relationship between patients, doctors and the healthcare team.

Today patients are more aware about their illnesses courtesy the Internet. Even this group of aware patients can be categorized into four based on their levels of awareness: Ignorant, Informed, Empowered and Enlightened. .... read more


Top News

Today is Doctors Day

Doctor’s Day is celebrated every year on 1st of July. The day honors the renowned physician Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, whose birth and death anniversary fall on this day. He also served as the second Chief Minister of West Bengal. The Dr BC Roy Awards were instituted in his memory by Medical Council of India in 1962.... read more

Health Minister gives away the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan 'IPledgefor9' Achievers and MMR Reduction Awards

“In just 23 months, we have achieved 1.3 crore antenatal check-ups at 12,900 healthcare facilities across the country. And we also identified 6.5 lakh high-risk pregnancies.” This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare while giving away the ‘IPledgefor9' ... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 1st July 2018

Work stress may be deadly for men with heart disease and diabetes Men with heart disease, diabetes or a history of stroke are more likely to die prematurely when they have a stressful job even when they’re relatively healthy, a large European study suggests and published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology..... read more

Practice Updates

Metformin with or without insulin does not improve beta-cell function in youth with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes

Findings from the Restoring Insulin Secretion (RISE) program’s Pediatric Medication Study presented June 25, 2018 at the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) 78th Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida show that the insulin resistance and pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction associated with type 2... read more


Virtual reality technology is transforming cardiovascular medicine

Rapid advancements in the field of virtual reality are leading to new developments in cardiovascular treatment and improved outcomes for patients, says a review paper published June 25, 2018 in JACC: Basic to Translational Science. Extended reality applications in cardiac care include education and ... read more


Chanting mantras may reduce PTSD symptom severity

According to a study published online June 20, 2018 in the American Journal of Psychiatry, mindful repetition of a mantram, a sacred word, effectively reduces severity of symptoms of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and insomnia..... read more


FDA approves novel device for treating breathing difficulty from severe emphysema

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new device, the Zephyr Endobronchial Valve (Zephyr Valve), intended to treat breathing difficulty associated with severe emphysema..... read more


Dupilumab improves lung function and asthma control in patients with uncontrolled asthma

In a study published June 28, 2018 in the New England Journal of Medicine, patients with uncontrolled asthma who received dupilumab had significantly lower rates of severe asthma exacerbation vs those who received placebo. They also had better lung function and asthma control. Greater benefits were .... read more


ADA-EASD consensus statement on diabetes recommends starting treatment with CV assessment

A draft of the forthcoming 2018 joint consensus statement from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) was presented June 26, 2018 at the ADA’s 78th Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida. According to this statement, treatment .... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 1: Family
Inspirational Story 2: The Comfort Zone
Prevention is better than cure in the monsoon season
Children and elderly should take special care as they are low in immunity
 
New Delhi, 30 June 2018: It is that time of the year again when monsoons hit the National Capital. With the monsoon, varsha ritu starts in India. In Ayurveda, it is the time for aggravation of Vata or the movement functions in the body. While this is a time to rejoice, it is also imperative to take certain precautions, especially in children, failing which they can become susceptible to a host of diseases and infections.

Monsoon is the time when the adage ‘Prevention is better than cure’ should apply to one and all. Mosquito borne diseases like dengue, malaria and chikungunya are dreaded by all parents. Large number of children have been affected by dengue in the last few years.

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