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

'Think Fungus'? Blastomycosis and coccidioidomycosis manifest with flu-like symptoms

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

There are over 5.1 million species of fungi on Earth, from the mushrooms that we eat to the microscopic fungi that can infect us. Most live on soil, trees, air and water. Only a small subset of the 5.1 million – some 300 species - pose a health threat and are capable of causing serious life-threatening infections.

The US CDC has designated the week of Sept. 23-27 as Fungal Disease Awareness Week. CDC handles between 3 and 5 fungal outbreaks per year. This number was between 1 and 2 in the 90s. This increase in overall number of outbreaks is alarming....read more

"I am the Best": The mantra of success

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Most people lack self-confidence and self-esteem and face episodes of depressions. They suffer inferiority complex and are in habit of comparing themselves with others.

Whether an organization is good or bad is decided by its people. If the people are good the organization is good and if the people are bad the organization is bad. Imagine a situation where two students of a school are asked "how is your school"...read more

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Practice Updates

WHO welcomes landmark UN declaration on universal health coverage

World leaders have adopted a high-level United Nations Political Declaration on universal health coverage (UHC), the most comprehensive set of health commitments ever adopted at this level. “This declaration represents a landmark for global health and development,” said Dr Tedros... read more

Healthy life a basic right, Prime Minister Modi tells UN meet

India's experience and capabilities in providing affordable healthcare is available for use to all developing countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the first-ever high-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage in New York on Monday, underscoring that a healthy life is the right of every person.... read more

Indonesia: 10 million children at risk from air pollution due to wild forest fires

Wild forest and peatland fires across Kalimantan and Sumatra in Indonesia are putting nearly 10 million children at risk from air pollution, UNICEF said. Small children are especially vulnerable to air pollution because they breathe more rapidly, and their physical defences and immunities are not fully developed.... read more

High-Intensity Surveillance Decreases CRC Risk After Adenoma

High-intensity surveillance colonoscopy is associated with decreased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) after removal of precancerous adenomas, according to a study published online in Annals of Internal Medicine.... read more

Loss of Lean Mass, But Not Fat Mass, Tied to Fracture Risk

Prior loss in total body lean mass, but not fat mass, could be a predictor for future fracture, a researcher stated at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research annual meeting. In a group of nearly 10,000 predominantly female patients, reductions in total body lean mass were associated with a significantly higher risk for fracture,... read more

Medical Voice

Can changing my sleep habits help with neck pain?

Q. I often wake up with a sore neck in the morning. What can I do to prevent this?

A. Poor sleep habits can cause neck pain or make it worse. Simple changes can make it less likely that you will wake up in pain in the morning...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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