Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
12th October 2019

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The six-minute walk test, the easiest first-line test to assess cardiac fitness

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The six-minute walk test (6MWT) is the easiest test to assess cardiac fitness. It measures the distance (recorded in meters) a person can walk on a hard, flat surface in 6 minutes. While the test is primarily used to assess exercise tolerance in chronic respiratory disease and heart failure, it may also be used to measure exercise capacity in healthy older adults.

6MWT is an inexpensive, simple to do and easy to administer test, requires no special equipment or specially trained technician/s,...read more

Work-family conflict not heart friendly

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

(AHA): When family demands affect work performance or work demands undermine family obligations, the resulting stress may contribute to decreased heart health, particularly among women.

Work family conflict is classically defined as "a form of inter-role conflict in which the role pressures from the work and family domains are mutually incompatible in some respect."...read more

Practice Updates

Today is World Arthritis Day: "Don't Delay, Connect Today"

World Arthritis Day is observed annually on 12th October. Through this day, EULAR aims to raise and promote awareness of the symptoms connected to rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) and the importance of gaining early diagnosis and access to care... read more

Ebola on the run in DR Congo, ‘now we have to kill the virus': UN health agency

Efforts to eradicate the deadly Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are proving successful but “now we have to kill the virus”, the UN health agency said on Thursday. In an update to journalists in Geneva, the medic leading the World Health Organization's campaign... read more

Unpredictable income may be bad for brain health

Young adults who don't earn the same amount of money from year to year, or who weather substantial pay cuts, do worse on brain health assessments in midlife compared to those with steady income, a recent study suggests.... read more

Antipsychotics in Alzheimer's Tied to Increased Morbidity

Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients who receive antipsychotics have more morbidity, as indicated by a greater number of days spent in the hospital, compared with their counterparts who were not prescribed these agents, new research suggests... read more

Investigational Osteoarthritis Drug Results Mixed

An injection of the investigational osteoarthritis drug sprifermin into the knee joint every 6 or 12 months resulted in statistically significant improvement in cartilage thickness after 2 years compared with placebo, suggests new research.... read more

Medical Voice

Health Minister launches WHO IndiaCountry Cooperation Strategy 2019–2023

“The country is passing through a phase of not only transition, but also immense productive transformation in the health sector”. This was stated by Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan as he launched ‘The WHO India Country Cooperation Strategy 2019–2023: A Time of Transition'...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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