Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
20th March 2019

Scientific aspects of campaigning and winning or losing an election

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The general elections are on the horizon. And, quite soon, campaigning will start at fever pitch. Let us try to understand the scientific aspects of campaigning and winning or losing an election.

Campaigning involves all modules of advertising. The success of a campaign is based on the principle of collective consciousness, which is the critical mass above which the intended message spreads rapidly....read more

Delhi High Court stays Government's Ban on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

Dr K K Aggarwal and Advocate Ira Gupta

On Monday i.e. 18th March, 2019, the Hon'ble High Court of Delhi has stayed the operation of the letter / communication dated 22.02.2019 and also the circular dated 27.11.2018 of the Central Government in a writ petition.

Vide letter / communication dated 22.02.2019 the Central Government had requested the State Licensing authorities to endure that Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) including e-Cigarettes, Heat Not Burn devices, Vape, e-Sheesha,...read more

Medical Voice

1. The Indian stent market here is on a healthy growth track despite price caps. In 2018 calendar year the overall Indian cardiac stent market grew by 16-18 per cent in terms of volumes. Prices of coronary stents were capped in February 2017 (prices were slashed by nearly 80 per cent). In terms of value, thus, the growth is 4-6 per cent...read more

Practice Updates

Acid attack uncivilised, heartless crime, does not deserve any clemency: SC

New Delhi, Mar 18 (PTI) The Supreme Court has said that acid attack is an "uncivilised and heartless crime" which does not deserve any clemency. The apex court observed this while asking two convicts,.... read more

Gaps in HIV testing and treatment hinder efforts to stop new infections in the US

Most cases of new HIV infections in the US in 2016 were transmitted from the nearly 40% of people with HIV who either did not know they had HIV, or who received a diagnosis but were not receiving HIV care. Published on the first day of CDC’s 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference,... read more

NIH study suggests tiny electrical brain waves may be a hallmark of successful memory retrieval

In a study of epilepsy patients published in Science March 15, 2019, researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that split seconds before we recall past experiences tiny electrical waves, called ripples, may flow through key parts of our brains that help store our memories,.... read more

AAP reaffirms early introduction of peanut-based foods to prevent allergies

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has confirmed that a growing body of evidence supports the early introduction of peanut-based foods to infants to prevent peanut allergies in a report published online March 18, 2019 in the journal Pediatrics.... read more

Statin add-on may offer another option for reducing LDL cholesterol in high-risk patients

Patients at high risk for a heart attack or stroke who took an investigational drug in addition to a statin had significantly lower LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, after 12 weeks compared to similar patients who took a placebo in addition to statin therapy, according to research presented Mar 18, 2019... read more

Untreated osteoporosis accelerates bone metastasis

According to a study of patients with breast cancer published online March 8 in JAMA Network Open, precancer osteoporosis is not associated with the risk of bone metastasis but untreated osteoporosis is associated... read more

GAPIO Midyear Conference at Antigua, 4-5 May 2019
Inauguration by
Mr. Rodney Williams
Governor General of Antigua
Followed by Dinner
Contact for registration: 8527849960; www.gapio.in
eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
A. Administer the medication exactly on time
B. Administer the medication with food or mild
C. Evaluate the client’s muscle strength hourly after medication
D. Evaluate the client’s emotional side effects between doses
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Always remember those who serve
Inspirational Story 2: Do not be jealous
Diabetes may double the risk of acquiring lifetime tuberculosis
Every case must be notified, and treatment provided accordingly
New Delhi, 19 March 2019: The World Health Organization has indicated that about 15% of the global tuberculosis (TB) burden is now attributed to diabetes. A recent review pointed out that diabetes can double the lifetime TB risk. As per a review paper published in Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews recently, the prevalence of TB in diabetes and diabetes in TB was at least two-three times higher than that found in the general population.

In TB infections, the stress responses by the body result in impaired glucose tolerance, a risk factor for diabetes.

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