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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
25th June 2018
Stages of adolescent development

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Adolescence heralds a period of physical and psychological changes in the body. Such is the multitude of these transitions, including an expression of sexual behaviors, that even the adolescent may have difficulty in pinpointing should something be amiss. This makes the knowledge and ability to notice varying problems of different stages of adolescence absolutely essential.

There are three stages of adolescent development: early, middle and late. This staging is based on chronologic age and level of functioning of the adolescent..... read more

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How to start your own medical practice

According to the World Health Organization, India needs 80,000 more hospital beds every year. Currently, the ratio between hospital beds and patients is 1:879. In such a scenario, starting a self-owned practice that bridges the gaps in patient care while using the latest technologies would be the ideal way of creating a niche for yourself in the healthcare sector... read more

Top News

1.50 lakh wellness centres to be set up by 2022, says Health Minister

Over 1.50 lakh wellness centres will be set up by 2022 across the country and each centre will have yoga facility, Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda said at an event to mark the fourth International Yoga Day, reports ET Healthworld. He further said that 1,50 lakh health subcentres and primary health centres would be upgraded into wellness centres with modern facilities for treatment. The health minister was participating in the event held to mark the day at Shimla … (ET Healthworld-PTI, June 22, 2018).... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 25th June 2018

Doctors are our lifestyle guides; they not only cure but also heal: PM Modi PM in Man Ki Baat "Fourth Yoga Day celebrations on 21st June were unique; People around the world performed yoga with great enthusiasm" “Yoga goes beyond boundaries and forms a bond with the society" "Entire nation was proud to see the dedication of our soldiers to perform yoga - In the waters, on the land and in the sky" ... read more

Practice Updates

Pulmonary embolus patients on rivaroxaban can be discharged early

The direct-acting oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban can be used to facilitate emergency department discharge of patients with low-risk pulmonary embolism, according to results from the MERCURY PE trial reported in Academic Emergency Medicine, online May 14, 2018.... read more


Stress disorders tied to increased risk of autoimmune diseases

A new research reported online June 19, 2018 in JAMA has suggested that people who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other stress-related psychiatric issues may be at higher risk for development of autoimmune diseases.... read more


Ramucirumab significantly improves survival in patients with hepatic cancer

New data here presented at the 2018 World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer (WCGC) has shown significant improvement in overall survival with ramucirumab in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in whom a-fetoprotein levels are =400 ng/mL. It also increased progression-free survival and objective response rates and was well tolerated.... read more


Topiramate increases risk of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm newborns

Use of topiramate for seizures increases risk of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm newborns, reports a study in Pediatrics, online June 14, 2018. Out of 10 preterm neonates who received topiramate for seizures, four developed radiographic signs of necrotizing enterocolitis.... read more


BMD may not reliably detect asymptomatic vertebral fragility fractures in postmenopausal women

A new study published in a study online May 9, 2018 in the journal Bone says that bone mineral density (BMD), particularly lumbar BMD, might not reliably detect asymptomatic vertebral fragility fractures in postmenopausal women. .... read more

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About 91% of the world’s population lives in areas with unsafe air pollution standards
Indian metropolitan cities record some of the worst particulate matter levels
 
New Delhi, 24th June 2018: Metropolitan cities such as Mumbai and Delhi are not only the most populous in India but also the most polluted, indicate statistics. Air pollution is a major cause of life threatening diseases such as stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and chronic and acute respiratory syndromes such as asthma in these cities. The need of the hour is to take urgent action both at the public and governmental levels to curb air pollution.

Recent data by WHO indicates that Delhi recorded Particulate Matter 2.5 levels at 143 micrograms per cubic meter, which is 14 times higher than the recommended safe limit. Surrounding areas such as Jaipur and Chandigarh also have PM 2.5 levels which is well above the safe limits.

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