Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
22nd April 2019
Time to fight for the rights of mentally challenged people

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Indian Psychiatric Society have condemned the title and poster of a soon to be released film "Mental Hai Kya". They have also asked the producer of the film to withdraw the trailer and also change the title and content, if it has any such provocative sequence, dialogues or songs. The film is a dark comedy centered on the lives of its two protagonists, both of whom show suicidal tendencies.

The title of a recent film "PK" may be an oblique reference to "somebody who is drunk". Films like "Munna Bhai MBBS", "Gabbar is Back" had also projected the medical profession in a bad taste.....read more


Not eating good food vs eating bad food

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Results of a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017, published online April 3, 2019 in The Lancet show that dietary factors accounted for 11 million deaths in 2017 and inadequate intakes of healthy foods caused more deaths compared to excessive consumption of unhealthy diet. And, improvement of diet could potentially prevent one in every five deaths globally.

Analyses of data from epidemiologic studies showed that globally, the largest deficiencies in healthy food consumption were related to nuts, seeds, milk, and whole grains, whereas sugary drinks,....read more

Video Of The Day : Women and Heart
Practice Updates

Today is World Earth Day

World Earth Day is observed annually on April 22 since the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring 22nd April as the “International Mother Earth Day”. It is an opportunity to raise public awareness around the world to the challenges regarding the well-being of the planet and all the life it supports..... read more


Nearly 70 million people to be vaccinated during Vaccination Week of the Americas

Washington, DC: Vaccination Week in the Americas, which is celebrated from April 20-27, is a call to protect the community, with the goal of immunizing 70 million people against vaccine preventable diseases. The initiative,.... read more


Informational brochure + video helps patients reach a decision to undergo lung scan for cancer

A short video describing the potential benefits and risks of low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in addition to an informational brochure increased patients’ knowledge and reduced conflicted feelings about whether to undergo the scan more than... read more


The first medical device for treatment of ADHD approved for marketing

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the go ahead to the marketing of the first medical device to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The prescription-only device, called the Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) System,.....read more


MRI imaging criteria help to select patients with good prognosis rectal cancer for primary surgery

Results of the phase 2 nonrandomized QuickSilver clinical trial reported online April 11, 2019 in JAMA Oncology show that the use of MRI criteria to select patients with good prognosis rectal cancer for primary surgery results in a low rate of positive circumferential resection margin....read more

Medical Voice

IMA and Indian Psychiatric Society have condemned the title and poster of the upcoming film Mental Hai Kya. The producer must withdraw the teasers and change the title and content, if it has any such provocative sequence, dialogue or song.

Under Section 92 ( a, f) of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act “whoever intentionally insults or intimidates with intent to humiliate a person with disability in any place within public .... 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

eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
a. Gluten-rich foods are wheat, rye, and barley.
b. Soybean or tapioca flours, rice, corn, buckwheat, and potatoes have no gluten.
c. Stabilizers or emulsifiers never contain gluten.
d. Distilled alcoholic beverages and vinegars, as well as wine, are gluten free.
e. Beers, ales, lagers, and malt vinegars are often made from gluten-containing grains.
Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 1: Inspiring Tears
Inspirational Story 2: The lucky starfish
Fatty liver disease sets in without apparent symptoms
In the absence of precautions, the condition can progress rapidly and cause complete scarring of the liver
 

New Delhi, 21 April 2019: There has been a rise in the cases of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) this year as compared to 2018. While there are no definite statistics available yet, doctors indicate that they have been observing at least 10 to 12 new cases every month, with patients across age groups. Fatty liver disease is a disorder that occurs due to excessive build-up of fat, which leads to scarring of the liver.

Not all types of NAFLD are lethal, but they’re not benign either. Once detected, the patient must undergo further tests to know if the liver is scarred or inflamed.

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