Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
24th April 2019
Life and Death Matter

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Reproduced from India Legal, Published April 29, 2019, p.44-45

A handful of VVIP deaths in recent times puts the focus back on the landmark judgment of the apex court last year where it held that the right to die with dignity is also a fundamental right

We often see that politically sensitive deaths are put on hold until the security threat is over or to avoid violence and unrest. Sometimes, this is done to deal with the politics of succession.

According to a recent report in The Times of India, which later created a controversy, former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa died on December 4, 2016, at 5.15 pm and not on December 5,....read more

Drinking water reduces intake of sugary beverages by children

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Children and young adults who do not drink water during the day drink more sugary beverages and thus consume more calories from these sugary drinks, suggests a new study published April 22, 2019 in JAMA Pediatrics. Plain water was defined in the study as tap or nonsweetened, noncarbonated bottled water.

Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) includes soda, sweetened fruit juices, sports drinks, energy drinks, and sweetened tea and coffee drinks. They do not include 100% fruit juices,.....read more

Practice Updates

World Immunization Week begins today: "Protected Together: Vaccines Work!"

April 24th-30th is World Immunization Week.

Celebrated in the last week of April, World Immunization Week aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions...... read more

UNICEF launches #VaccinesWork campaign to inspire support for vaccines

UNICEF is launching a new global campaign on 24 April to emphasize the power and safety of vaccines among parents and wider social media users. The campaign will run alongside World Immunization Week from 24 to 30 April to spread the message that together communities, including parents, can protect everyone through vaccines. This year,.... read more

Delayed cardioversion non inferior to early cardioversion in recent-onset AF

In patients presenting to the emergency department with recent-onset, symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF), a wait-and-see approach was noninferior to early cardioversion in achieving a return to sinus rhythm at 4 weeks, according to a study published April 18,... read more

AAP updates clinical advice on treating children with neurofibromatosis type 1

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics have published updated guidelines on neurofibromatosis type 1, online April 22, 2019. Children often are identified when they develop multiple flat patches of the skin.....read more

Study shows association between visit-to-visit variability in fasting glucose and systolic dysfunction

Visit-to-visit fasting plasma glucose variability is an important risk factor for long-term changes in left cardiac structure and systolic dysfunction in patients with type 2 diabetes as reported in a study published April 16, 2019 in the journal Cardiovascular Diabetology....read more

Medical Voice

1.Older adults with end-stage kidney disease who start dialysis--a treatment that keeps their blood free of toxins--appear to die at higher rates than previously thought, according to findings of a new study by researchers at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, among other institutions. More than half of older adults who started dialysis died within a year of beginning treatment, according to the research, and nearly one in four succumbed to the disease within a month of doing so..... 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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Measles cases still not showing signs of dipping worldwide
India accounts for one-third of all measles deaths worldwide

New Delhi, 23 April 2019: Measles cases rose 300% worldwide through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, as per recent statistics by the UN. Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented through a two-dose vaccine, but the WHO has in recent months sounded the alarm over slipping global vaccination rates.

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