Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
24th September 2019

Mother Courage

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Reproduced from: India Legal, published September 30, 2019, p.40-41

The recent birth of twins to 74-year-old Mangayamma has once again ignited a debate about the moral and ethical dilemmas doctors face in cases of elderly women wanting to have children

The age for motherhood is pushing the frontiers of science. Recently, a 74-year old woman, Mangayamma, became the oldest ever woman to give birth after she delivered twins at a hospital in Guntur in Andhra Pradesh through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF)...read more

Mera Asia Mahan 14: Practice non-violence in your action, thoughts and speech

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Mahatma Gandhi's main weapon in his life was non-violence. His Satyagraha was based on truthfulness, non-violence and Sarvodaya (welfare for all).

Non-violence is also the fundamental 'vrat' or 'discipline' observed in Jainism. Even killing of insects is considered violence in Jainism...read more

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FDA expands indications for Pifeltro and Delstrigo for HIV

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the indications for two HIV drugs to include appropriate patients with HIV-1 who are virologically suppressed. The indications were expanded for doravirine (Pifeltro, Merck) in combination with other antiretroviral agents and for doravirine/lamivudine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate... read more

Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine

Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday that they plan to introduce a second Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, to counter the second-worst outbreak of the virus in history.... read more

Soot pollution particles cross the placenta

Particles of black carbon - or soot - can cross the placenta, a study has found. The Nature Communications research is the first direct evidence the particles can get into the part of the placenta that feeds the developing fetus.... read more

EMA Panel Backs Belimumab for Children with Lupus

The European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended extending the indication for intravenous (IV) belimumab to include add-on therapy in children aged 5 years or older with active, autoantibody-positive systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with a high degree of disease activity despite standard therapy.... read more

Even Normal and Low-Weight Minorities at Higher Diabetes Risk

Even at normal or below-normal body weight, certain racial and ethnic minorities were significantly more likely to have diabetes than whites, according to a large observational study. Among normal-weight individuals, the prevalence of diabetes in Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders was... read more

Medical Voice

Despite progress in childbirth safety, one woman or baby dies every 11 seconds

(WHO): Childbirth survival rates are now a "staggering success" compared with the year 2000, but one pregnant woman - or her child - still dies every 11 seconds from largely preventable causes, UN health experts said on Thursday. In a joint appeal for all nations to do more to provide better medical care for all,..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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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation must be taught to everyone to save lives
On World Heart Day, awareness is needed on the importance of initiating CPR within the first 10 minutes of a sudden cardiac arrest
Delhi, September 23, 2019: According to recent estimates, there are about 25 to 45 deaths in Delhi every day due to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The condition is emerging as the number one cause of mortality in India. With World Heart Day around the corner, there is a need to raise awareness on training people in essential life saving techniques such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and installing automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in public places.
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