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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
24th June 2018
Sexual privacy is my fundamental right

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Last year, there was a campaign "Sexual privacy is my fundamental right" with the message that doctors cannot ask "Are you married?", unless this question relates to the illness concerned. At the most, doctors can ask "Are you active sexually?" Here is a glossary of some pertinent related terms.

Sex: Biological characteristics that define humans as female or male - based on their genitals or the biological character that distinguishes male and female from one another as expressed by their gonadal or morphological, chromosomal characteristics

Sexual: Relating to sex.... read more

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How to Enhance Your Practice Visibility?

You are one among the 9,88,922 allopathic doctors practising in India. You can find a clinic in every nook and corner. How do you attract patients to your practice? What do you do to become more visible to your target audience? The only solution is to be different from others and think out-of-the-box! This write-up will familiarize you with different approaches to making yourself stand out from the crowd, and increase your patient base.. read more

Top News

Nine key facts on how the SDGs impact the lives of children

More than half a billion children live in countries where most child-related Sustainable Development Goal indicators are not measured. Two years ago, with the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, world leaders embarked on an ambitious agenda to give every child the best chance in life. However, in the first comprehensive assessment of progress toward achieving these goals, UNICEF has discovered alarming global data-deficiencies affecting a staggering 64 countries with a lack of information on how to meet and measure the goals... read more

IJCP & eMediNexus congratulates Dr Ajay Kumar on receiving ASGE Honorary Awards-International Excellence Award

This year’s recipient of ASGE Honorary Awards- "International Excellence Award", Dr Ajay Kumar is the second Indian to have received the prestigious award. The only other Indian to have been bestowed the award was Dr Nageshwar Reddy in the year 2011. .. read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 24th June 2018

KERALA HIGH COURT HELD THAT IMAGE OF MOTHER FEEDING THE BABY IS NOT PRURIENT OR OBSCENE: In the matte title "Felix MA versus P. V. Gangadharan, Writ Petition No. 7778/2018”, the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala at Ernakulam has vide judgment dated 08.03.2018 has held that the image of the mother breast feeding the baby is not prudient or obscene. ... read more

Practice Updates

Paediatric chewable mebendazole as treatment of soil-transmitted helminthiases

The World Health Organization (WHO) will begin distributing a paediatric (chewable) formulation of mebendazole to countries with a high prevalence of soil-transmitted helminthiases (intestinal worms) making it easier for children aged 1 year or older who have difficulty swallowing solid tablets will be able to easily ingest the tablet. ... read more


Automated insulin delivery & monitoring system for younger children with type 1 diabetes

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approval of the MiniMed 670G hybrid closed looped system, a diabetes management device that is intended to automatically monitor glucose (sugar) and provide appropriate basal insulin doses with little or no input from the user, to include individuals aged 7 to 13 with type 1 diabetes. This device had earlier been approved last year for children aged 14 years and older with type 1 diabetes.... read more


US FDA allows first catheter-based systems used to create vascular access for hemodialysis patients

The US FDA has allowed marketing of two catheter-based devices - Ellipsys Vascular Access System and the everlinQ endoAVF System - designed to create an arteriovenous (AV) fistula in patients with chronic kidney disease who need hemodialysis. .... read more


Canakinumab reduces acute gout attacks in atherosclerotic patients

Secondary analysis of data from the Canakinumab Anti-inflammatory Thrombosis Outcomes Study (CANTOS) presented June 13, 2018 at the recent European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress 2018 in Amsterdam shows that treatment with canakinumab reduces acute gout attacks by 50-60%," in atherosclerotic patients, though it has no effect on serum urate levels. .... read more


Sodium thiosulfate can protect from cisplatin-induced hearing loss

Addition of sodium thiosulfate, administered 6 hours after cisplatin chemotherapy reduced cisplatin-induced hearing loss among children with standard-risk hepatoblastoma, without adversely affecting the overall or event-free survival, reports a study published online June 20, 2017 in the New England Journal of Medicine.... read more


Mindful walking lowers stress and anxiety

A study conducted among college students reports that students were less stressed out and had lower anxiety when they were on their feet and moving and reported even greater benefit when were more mindful of their breathing and surroundings. The study is published in the journal Psychology of Sports and Exercise..... read more


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eMedi Quiz
1. The source of infection is mainly clinical cases.
2. The disease is more common in dry and cold months of the year
3. Chemoprophylaxis of close contacts of cases is recommended.
4. The vaccine is not effective in children below 2 years of age.
Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 1: Temper Control
Gaming addiction is now officially a mental health disorder
It is important to give sufficient family time to children to prevent such addiction
 
New Delhi, 23rd June 2018: In its new International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the WHO has classified addiction to digital and video gaming as a mental health disorder. It described the addiction as a ‘pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior’ that becomes so extensive it ‘takes precedence over other life interests’. It is imperative to make people aware of this condition and ensure that those who suffer get appropriate and timely help.

In those with a ‘Gaming disorder’, gaming takes precedence over other activities to the extent that everything else is pushed to the periphery. The condition can lead to significant distress and impairment in personal, familial, social, educational or occupational functioning. Apart from this, it can also cause disturbed sleep patterns, diet problems and deficiency in physical activities.

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