Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
21st May 2019
Assistant Ambulance Officers: Save a Life First

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Reproduced from: http://www.indialegallive.com/viewpoint/assistant-ambulance-officers-save-a-life-first-65657, published May 19, 2019

The debate over Assistant Ambulance Officers is needless, as in any medical emergency, what is vital is to save the life of the patient, even by a bystander

A scheme started by the Delhi government in February seems to have run into trouble and has reached the Delhi High Court. A PIL has said that Assistant Ambulance Officers (AAOs) who are assigned the job of driving two-wheeler First Responder Vehicles should also be trained paramedics. However, the Delhi government has said that they will not transport patients and will only give basic medical assistance until an ambulance arrives.....read more


The Indian Imperative For A Safer Alternative To Smoking

R. N. Sharan

Reproduced from: http://www.businessworld.in/article/The-Indian-Imperative-For-A-Safer-Alternative-To-Smoking/18-05-2019-170453/, published May 18, 2019

The imperative for including technological innovations such as ANDS and tobacco harm minimization as a supplementary tools to our existing arsenal of tobacco control measures should be, in my considered opinion, the collective priority of the public health communities and governments across the globe to adequately and effectively address the scourge of tobacco and its adverse effects

Tobacco smoking is one of the biggest public health threats to the world today. Ironically, it is a totally avoidable habit, affecting both the users and the bystanders....read more

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Practice Updates

Promoting 'a healthy sustainable future', UN health agency engages young and young at heart to 'Walk the Talk'

Celebrating the importance of fitness, on Sunday morning in Geneva, the United Nations health agency kicked off its second "Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge". In the lead up to Monday's 72nd Annual World Health Assembly (WHA), the World Health Organization (WHO) gathered people of all ages.... read more


Too many children in mental health hospitals, says report

Too many children in England are being admitted to mental health hospitals unnecessarily, suggests a report. Research for the Children's Commissioner for England found that children were often unable to get appropriate support at school and in the community. This was contributing to children ending up in institutions, sometimes for months or years, the report found. ... read more


FDA Warns Against Use of Unauthorized Devices for Diabetes Management

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning patients and health care professionals of risks associated with the use of unapproved or unauthorized devices for diabetes management, including continuous glucose monitoring systems, insulin pumps and automated insulin dosing systems..... read more


Cardiac drug sales up by double digits across India

Higher incidence of cardiovascular diseases has pushed up sales of cardiac medicines across the country. Cardiovascular drug sales have been clocking double digit growth every quarter in fiscal 2018-19 with the growth rate peaking at 14.8% in January to March period..... read more


High Juice Consumption Could Increase Mortality Risk

Several studies have shown that sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), such as soda and iced tea, have a deleterious effect on human health. Findings from a large cohort study suggest that 100% fruit juices should also be added to that list.....read more


Shorter Combo Treatment OK in Stage III CRC

While a shorter duration of adjuvant chemotherapy does not appear to increase the risk of death in stage III colon cancer patients on combination regimens, those receiving monotherapy should have the entire 6 months of treatment, suggested the authors of a new meta-analysis published in JAMA Network Open. ....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

Medical Voice

Abortion Ban: Republican State Alabama Passes Most Restrictive Law In Us

On Tuesday, the Alabama Senate passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the United States, which places a near-total ban on the termination of pregnancy – even in cases of rape and incest – and could punish doctors who perform the procedure with life in prison..... read more

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Be careful of the amount of exposure to the sun during peak summer: HCFI
Sun safety measures can help prevent skin cancer
 

New Delhi, 20th May 2019: Statistics indicate that the incidence of skin cancer is about 70% more in Indian men than women. It is one of the most common types of cancers around the world and can even occur without regular sun exposure. May is observed as the skin cancer awareness month and the need of the hour is to raise awareness on how to protective oneself from the condition.

Skin cancer occurs when there is unchecked growth of unnatural skin cells or tissues. The causes range from genetic factors to exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Although melanoma is the least common form of skin cancer, it accounts for majority of deaths due to the condition. Most skin cancers can be easily prevented by practicing sun safety measures.

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