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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
22nd June 2018
Uttarakhand High Court ruling on charging exorbitant fee

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Uttarakhand High Court says that SCs, STs, OBCs, BPL, disabled students, wards of freedom fighters should not be charged an exorbitant fee.

Coming to the aid of thousands of students and parents who suffer the wrath of exorbitant education fee in private unaided schools and professional institutions in the state, the Uttarakhand High Court has directed the state government to bring in a law to regulate the admission and fee structure in such institutions within three months. A bench of Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Lok Pal Singh also quashed the appointment of Justice Shri Gurmeet Ram as chairman of the Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee and Justice Shri Brijesh Kumar Srivastava as chairman of the Appellate Authority since they were appointed by the government by way of an amendment made in the year 2010 to the Uttarakhand Unaided Private Professional Education Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fee) Act, 2006. .... read more

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How can Electronic Health Records Improve your practice

Are you a medical practitioner, who dreams of expanding his practice, but the dreams get entangled with the daily operation of the practice? Does the doctor in you, has to take a back seat, to do the clerical tasks? Are you still stuck with physical paperwork? Electronic health records (EHR) is the answer to all your practice needs! With EHR, you can work hard and work smart... read more

Top News

Union Health Minister releases National Health Profile 2018

Shri JP Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare released the National Health Profile (NHP)-2018 prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI). The E-book (digital version) of the annual document was also released. The National Health Profile covers demographic, socio-economic, health status and health finance indicators, along with comprehensive information on health infrastructure and human resources in health.... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 22nd June

WHO will stop classifying transgender people as mentally ill

CNN: The United Nations health agency said that in its 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) catalog that "gender incongruence" -- the organization's term for people whose gender identity is different from the gender they were assigned at birth -- has been moved out of the mental disorders chapter and into the organization's sexual health chapter.... read more

Practice Updates

Psychotherapy may be an effective therapeutic option for early childhood depression

A new research published online June 20, 2018 in the American Journal of Psychiatry has shown that at the completion of treatment, children in the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)-emotional development (ED) group were less likely to meet criteria for depression, more likely to have achieved remission, and were more likely to score lower on depression severity than children in the waitlist group.... read more


ASH working to increase awareness about sickle cell disease

In support of World Sickle Cell Day on June 19, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) is taking measures to raise awareness of sickle cell disease in Africa in an effort to improve health outcomes for people with the disease from infant to adulthood. The United Nations has designated sickle cell disease as a global public health problem..... read more


ASCO endorses integrative treatment during and after breast cancer treatment

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has endorsed new clinical practice guidelines issued by the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO). In a statement published online June 11, 2018 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the ASCO Expert Panel determined that the recommendations in the SIO guideline for integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment are clear, thorough, and based on the most relevant scientific evidence.... read more


Study suggests fecal microbiota transplantation as first-line treatment for C. difficile

A study published online June 2, 2018 has suggested that fecal microbiota transplantation may be an alternative to antibiotics for the first-line treatment of acute Clostridium difficile. After 70 days, patients who underwent fecal transplantation were less likely to suffer a late recurrence of C difficile... read more


Autopsy findings may provide answers to causes of sudden cardiac death

A special issue of the journal Circulation discusses how autopsy findings provide valuable information about causes and natural history of overall cardiovascular disease. Three studies in the issue deal with how autopsy may provide answers to causes of sudden cardiac death and also acquiring information from implantable device to improve heart function, and identifying the original cause of atherosclerosis..... read more


Impulse control disorders common in patients on dopamine agonist for Parkinson’s disease

A study found that 94 of the 306 patients taking dopamine agonist for Parkinson’s disease and who did not have baseline impulse control disorder such as compulsive gambling, shopping or eating developed a disorder during the study period. The study is published online June 20, 2018 in the journal Neurology..... read more


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Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 1: Honesty
Chronic stress can cause various health issues including loss of vision
Everyone should incorporate some stress management techniques in their routine
 
New Delhi, 21st June 2018: A recent study conducted at the Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg in Germany has identified that continuous stress and elevated cortisol levels negatively impact the eye and brain due to autonomic nervous system (sympathetic) imbalance and vascular deregulation.

The research team also found that increased intraocular pressure, endothelial dysfunction (flammer syndrome) and inflammation are some of the consequences of stress causing further damage.

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