Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
23rd September 2019

What is vaccine-derived polio?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Oral polio vaccine (OPV) contains an attenuated (weakened) vaccine-virus, activating an immune response in the body. When a child is immunized with OPV, the weakened vaccine-virus replicates in the intestine for a limited period, thereby developing immunity by building up antibodies. During this time, the vaccine-virus is also excreted. In areas of inadequate sanitation, this excreted vaccine-virus can spread in the immediate community (and this can offer protection to other children through ‘passive’ immunization), before eventually dying out.

On rare occasions, if a population is seriously under-immunized, an excreted vaccine-virus can continue to circulate for an extended period of time...read more

Mera Bharat Mahan 13: The Antim Ardas

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

After death it is usual to mourn and arrange for the prayer meeting. The purpose of any prayer meeting is for the relations and friends to face the loss and get inner peace.

One way is to listen to bhajans and shift from sympathetic to parasympathetic state of mind. But as per Upanishads, karma alone will not give the peace of mind without the Gnana. Hence one should also listen to the discourse about the atman during this period...read more

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Practice Updates

Poshan Abhiyaan targets are aspirational: Study

India is unlikely to meet targets set under the ambitious Poshan Abhiyaan or National Nutrition Mission (NNM) for reduction in prevalence of stunting, underweight, low birth weight and anemia in women and children by 2022 if there is no progress achieved in improving the rate of decline observed between 1990 and 2017,... read more

Philippines confirms second case of polio

The Philippines health department on Friday confirmed it had detected a second case of the polio virus, as the virus re-emerges in the country 19 years after it was declared polio free. The second case was a five-year-old boy in Laguna, south of the capital Manila. The department had announced on Thursday... read more

Tanzania Tells WHO It Has No Ebola Cases - Statement

Tanzania has formally told the World Health Organization (WHO) that it has no cases of Ebola after a woman died there earlier this month from an unknown illness following Ebola-like symptoms, the organization said on Wednesday.... read more

Most young children shouldn't drink plant-based milk, new guidelines say

Most children under the age of 5 should avoid plant-based milk, according to new health guidelines about what young children should drink. Plant-based milk made from rice, coconut, oats or other blends -- with the exception of fortified soy milk -- lack key nutrition for early development, according to guidelines released by a panel of experts with the Academy of Nutrition... read more

IUD Use Linked to Reduced Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Using an intrauterine device (IUD) for contraception was associated with a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of existing retrospective data. There was a 32% reduction in ovarian cancer risk among women who had ever used an IUD... read more

Novel Drug Impresses in Postpartum Depression Phase 3 Trial

Results of a phase 3 trial show the novel drug SAGE-217 (Zuranolone, Sage Therapeutics) for postpartum depression (PPD) was associated with significantly greater reductions in depressive symptoms over placebo that were maintained after just 2 weeks of treatment.... read more

Surgical Technique Lowers Right-Sided Colon Ca Recurrence Risk

In patients with right-sided adenocarcinoma, complete mesocolic excision could reduce the risk of recurrence and improve long-term outcome after resection, according to Danish researchers. Analysis of prospective data from a population-based cohort study of all patients undergoing elective... 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

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