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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
Editor-in-Chief eIMANews - Dr Ravi Wankhedkar
21st April 2018
A heartfelt tribute to my friend and colleague

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Yesterday, Dr Rajiv Dhir, my friend and colleague of many years, suddenly decided to hide himself from us forever and hereafter to stay on with us, in our memory and soul.

He was always an active member of IMA and DMA and was working with me for the last several years.

A General Practitioner, Writer, Editor and Leader, he always had a smile and a cheerful word for everybody. It remains upon us to keep his memory alive.

This brings to my mind the question of life after death. Life is nothing but a connection between wave and particle. Death occurs when they disconnect with each other. The particle then merges with the five elements and the wave part stays alive merging with the virtual part of the waves. ... read more

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Doctors, here’s how you can grow your practice

With more than 9 lakh allopathic doctors across India, it’s hardly surprising to find a clinic or hospital across every nook and corner. But as a doctor, are you doing enough to stand out from the crowd?.... read more

Top News

Mosquito-packed drones soon to join fight against Zika and other deadly diseases

Robotics may soon be a critical ally in the fight against disease-spreading bugs, after a successful test releasing sterile mosquitos from aerial drones as part of efforts to suppress the insect that spreads Zika and other diseases..... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 21st April 2018

A US FDA advisory committee unanimously recommended approval of an epilepsy drug that would be the first plant-derived cannabidiol medicine for prescription use. The FDA has approved synthetic versions of some cannabinoid chemicals found in the marijuana plant for other purposes, including cancer pain relief.... read more

Practice Updates

A single concussion may increase risk of Parkinson’s disease

A study published April 18, 2018 in Neurology says that patients with mild concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury have a 56% higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. The study defined mild traumatic brain injury as loss of consciousness for up to 30 minutes,.... read more


Coffee safe in some patients with arrhythmias

Many clinicians advise patients with atrial or ventricular arrhythmias to avoid caffeinated beverages, according to a review published April 16, 2018 in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. Caffeine doses up to 500 mg daily .... read more


Once-daily triple therapy with fluticasone furoate + umeclidinium + vilanterol reduces COPD exacerbations

A decline in the frequency of moderate or severe COPD exacerbations along with fewer hospitalizations was observed after once-daily triple therapy with fluticasone furoate (inhaled glucocorticoid) + umeclidinium (long-acting muscarinic receptor antagonist) + vilanterol (Long-acting beta-agonists) as compared to dual therapy with ... read more


Study shows artificial pancreas as effective treatment for type 1 diabetes

A review of published evidence has concluded that as compared with standard treatment, artificial pancreas helps to achieve better glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes with 2.5 extra hours of normoglycemia daily and reduced hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.... read more


Antipsychotic drugs associated with free thyroxin levels

Findings of a study presented April 5, 2018at the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) 2018 Biennial Meeting in Florence, Italy show low free thyroxin (fT4) levels with the use of antipsychotic drugs such as ... read more


FDA safety alert about 24-hour multipatient endoscope connectors

In a safety alert, the US FDA has cautioned about the risk of cross-contamination from 24-hour multi-patient use endoscope connectors that are used without reprocessing. The FDA has advised health care providers and... read more

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1. Persistent and inappropriate repletion of the same thoughts.
2. When a patient feels very distressed about it.
3. Characteristic of schizophrenia.
4. Characteristic of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
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Number of people with HIV infection has halved in India, but more needs to be done
Follow the ABC mantra for preventing the infection
 
New Delhi, 20th April 2018: Recent estimates suggest that the number of people living with HIV in India has more than halved from 5.1 million in 2003 to 2.1 million in 2016. Adult HIV prevalence in India is 0.28%, compared to South Africa’s 18.9%, shows UNAIDS data for 2017.The need of the hour is lower infections in the high-risk groups including transgenders and female sex workers.

India is home to the world’s third-largest HIV population. Some reasons for the decrease in incidence could include intensive HIV prevention campaigns among the most affected; and free testing and treatment under the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) since 2004.

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