Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
25th February 2019

Can vaping be the answer for cancer prevention?
Emirates also has lifted the ban on the sale of vaping products

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Earlier this week, the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) announced the lifting of a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes. For the first time now, e-cigarettes and vaping devices will be legally sold in the UAE under new regulations, known as UAE.S 5030, which allow the sale of electronic cigarettes, electronic pipes, electronic shisha devices plus the liquid refills.

Under the new standards, Esma will regulate all nicotine components used in e-cigarettes including other details such as technical specifications, weight, list of ingredients, import, packaging, and labeling, among others....read more

Chronic wasting disease detected in wild deer in the US: Could this be another emerging zoonosis?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Chronic wasting disease (CWD has been detected in wild deer, elk or moose in 24 states in the United States. It is a fatal progressive neurodegenerative illness, which was first identified in the 1960s and has been found in the US and Canada, Norway and South Korea.

  • It is a prion disease belonging to the same family as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the human prion disease.....read more
Practice Updates

Ayushman Bharat CEO says over 12 lakh people availed free treatment under scheme

New Delhi: Over 12 lakh people have received free treatment under the Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, while around two crore beneficiary e-cards have been issued since its launch in September last year, Indu Bhushan, the CEO of Ayushman Bharat said Friday.... read more

Shrinking biodiversity poses major risk to the future of global food and agriculture

With the biodiversity of plants cultivated for food shrinking, the global population's health, livelihoods and environment are under severe threat. This warning from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) comes as the UN agency releases.... read more

Leprosy still present in the US

Leprosy is a disease most people think ended in the Middle Ages, but a new study in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings shows that it's not a thing of the past. Mayo Clinic researchers wanted to understand how common it was in their clinic after a patient was diagnosed with the disease in March 2017. In the clinic's electronic health records,... read more

Scientists identify unique subtype of eczema linked to food allergy

Scientists have now found that children with both atopic dermatitis and food allergy have structural and molecular differences in the top layers of healthy-looking skin near the eczema lesions, whereas children with atopic dermatitis alone do not. Defining these differences may help identify children at elevated risk for developing food allergies, ... read more

Plazomicin, a new drug for complicated UTIs

Once-daily plazomicin was noninferior to meropenem for the treatment of complicated UTIs and acute pyelonephritis caused by Enterobacteriaceae, including multidrug-resistant strains, according to a study reported Feb. 21, 2019 in the New England Journal of Medicine.... read more

Higher tau levels may explain why women are more prone to develop Alzheimer's

A study of two cross-sectional cohorts of 296 clinically normal adults published online Feb. 4, 2019 in JAMA Neurology has possibly shed some light on why more women than men develop Alzheimer's disease. It was found that women with higher amyloid burden showed greater entorhinal cortical tau signal compared with men with higher amyloid.... read more

Medical Voice

Vaccine travel advise

When Americans are advised travel vaccine to India then why are we not advised travel vaccine when we mone fron Urban India to Rural India or to other states.
1.You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination in India. Some additional vaccines may also be required for travel. ... read more

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Dr K K Aggarwal bestowed with the Art Karat Awards for Excellence 2019 in the field of medicine
The awards celebrate contributions in various fields such as art, culture, and medicine, among others
24th February 2019: Padma Shri Awardee, Dr KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and renowned senior cardiologist and physician received the Art Karat Award for Excellence 2019 for his exemplary contribution to the field of medicine. Held on 23rd February 2019, the awards salute and honor those who have contributed for the society, art, and culture in various capacities. The High Commissioner of Canada in India, His Excellency, Mr Nadir Patel, was the chief guest for the evening. The award was given by Padma Shri Awardee Geeta Chandran.

Art Karat is one of India's oldest and most renowned designer jewellery houses and celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. Other awardees included vocalists Pandit Rajan and Sajan Mishra, journalist Mr Sunit Tandon, boxer Ms Mary Kom, among others.

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