Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
21st March 2019

Wish you a Happy and Healthy Adwait Holi

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The story behind the festival of Holi is familiar to us all.

It begins with Holika, the sister of Hiranyakashyap, who was the father of Prahalad. Hiranyakashyap had declared himself as God and wanted his son Prahalad to worship him and not Vishnu. When Prahalad refused to do the same, he was made to sit with Holika in an open fire. Holika had been granted a boon that she could not be burned even if she was on live fire. When she was made to sit with Prahalad on the live fire, the opposite happened. She burned to death but Prahalad came out unharmed and alive from the fire....read more

24th March is World TB Day (1)
Airborne infections: Some common terminologies

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Tuberculosis (TB) is known to be an airborne nuclei transmitted infection. It spreads by airborne nuclei, which means it spreads one person to another through the air between them. People acquire the infection by inhaling these nuclei containing the TB bacillus (Mycobacterium tuberculosis).

Open cases are considered contagious and just being within close proximity of an infected person who had just coughed, sneezed or spat (even if only while speaking) may expose a person to the risk of acquiring the infection....read more

Medical Voice

6-Year-Old in Kerala Dies of West Nile Virus, Contracted Through Mosquito

KOZHIKODE, KERALA: A six-year-old boy, who was undergoing treatment for vector-borne West Nile fever, died in Kozhikode on Monday. Kerala Health Minister KK Shylaja said there was no need to panic and steps were being taken to prevent the spread of virus....read more

Practice Updates

Today is World Down Syndrome Day: "Leave no one behind"

World Down Syndrome Day is observed annually on March 21 to raise public awareness of Down syndrome and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome..... read more

Every hour 30 people are diagnosed with TB in the European Region

The latest WHO/ECDC report Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2019 (2017 data) shows that despite an overall decline in numbers of people suffering from TB, the disease remains a major public health challenge in the Region.... read more

Health Ministry reviews the preparedness on West Nile Fever

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare with the officials from National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reviewed the current situation, state preparedness and action taken to deal with West Nile Fever (WNF) in Mallapuram district, Kerala, today.... read more

Lowering BP prevents worsening brain damage in elderly

Elderly people with high blood pressure, or hypertension, who took medicine to keep their 24-hour systolic blood pressure around 130 mm Hg for three years showed significantly less accumulation of harmful brain lesions compared with those taking medicine to maintain a systolic blood pressure .... 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

Emphysema is a risk factor for ruptured aortic aneurysm

People with emphysema were more than twice as likely as those without it to experience a ruptured aortic aneurysm and 50 percent more likely to have an aneurysm-caused subarachnoid hemorrhage,... read more

GAPIO Midyear Conference at Antigua, 4-5 May 2019
"Attractive places for visitors"
"Land of 365 Beaches"
"Natural majestic scenery"
"Pristine turquoise waters"
Good opportunity to network with doctors

Contact for registration: 8527849960; www.gapio.in
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1. Clarify the patient's report by reviewing the patient's nonverbal behavior.
2. Confronting the patient's denial of pain.
3. Obtaining an order for pain medication.
4. Supporting the patient's stoic behavior.
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Inspirational Story 1: The Hotel Clerk
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Wishing all our readers a happy and healthy Holi!
Throw water over your inner demons and bring colors to your life on this day
New Delhi, 20 March 2019: The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) wishes all its readers a very happy and harm-free Holi. On this day, let us all pledge to remove any impurities in our mind, share happiness with others, and forget all our individual differences. We should also take a pledge to not harm anyone in the process of playing Holi and be safe while also respecting others.

The practice of burning Holi a day before the festival symbolizes burning all your negative thoughts or emotions embedded in the mind and neutralize all the poison arising due to the negative feelings.

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