Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
26th April 2019
Time for a new law for non-disclosure of the identity of the accused until proven guilty

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

The news of a sexual harassment complaint by a woman court staffer against Hon'ble Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has created a new debate in the country.

The allegations were leaked to the media and while the investigation into the sexual harassment allegations is yet to start the minds of the nation have already started passing a verdict in their mind.

There is no doubt that fair and impartial investigation and trial should be carried out in the present case too,.....read more


FDA stops sale of surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse in the US

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Earlier this month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered the manufacturers of all remaining surgical mesh products indicated for the transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) to stop selling and distributing their products in the US immediately.

The FDA had reclassified these mesh products as class III (high risk) in 2016 and the manufacturers, Boston Scientific and Coloplast, were not able to comply with the premarket review standard that now applies.....read more

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Practice Updates

Limit daily screen time to one hour only for toddlers, says WHO

Toddlers should spend no more than 60 minutes passively watching a screen every day, while babies under 12 months should have none, to ensure that they grow up fit and well, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, as part of a campaign to tackle the global obesity crisis...... read more


Government adopts existing state level PPP program for screening NCDs under Ayushman Bharat

NEW DELHI: Government has adopted an existing state level disease screening program running in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode for monitoring the Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) under Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY). NITI Aayog, government's policy think tank also recently chalked out .... read more


Antibiotic resistant superbugs will kill more people than cancer by 2050

An additional 10 million people all over the world will likely die every year by 2050 because of drug-resistant diseases. Superbugs are expected to become one of the leading causes of deaths globally, overtaking even cancer in the next 30 years, according to a report commissioned by the United... read more


Plant-based diets reduce risk of heart failure

Plant-based diets are associated with a lower risk of heart failure in adults without known heart disease, while Southern diets consisting of more fried and processed foods and sweetened drinks are associated with greater risk, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that looked at the association between five dietary patterns.....read more


5-alpha-reductase inhibitors increase risk of type 2 diabetes

Men on long-term treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy with steroid 5alpha-reductase inhibitors are at a modestly increased risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published online April 10 in ...read more

Medical Voice

1. Asian individuals with diabetes have substantially increased risk for all-cause and cause-specific death, according to a study published online today in JAMA Network Open.

Sciatica

  1. Exercise is a key way to prevent or help relieve sciatica. Consider these types: Aerobic exercise: walking, jogging, swimming, and cycling candancing, and other activities that increase your heart rate without causing more pain if you already have sciatica. Strength training: exercises using free weights or weight machines, or isometric exercises, which involve contracting muscles without obvious movement. Flexibility training: yoga, tai chi, Pilates, and similar activities that increase both flexibility and strength..... 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

eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
a. Arrange nursing home placement for the couple.
b. Consult the wife's health care practitioner about the wife's ability to care for her husband.
c. Contact the children to ascertain if they will definitely help.
d. Discuss community resources with the wife and offer to make referrals
Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 1: The Mango Tree
Inspirational Story 2: Believe in Yourself
High cholesterol can be detrimental to the heart and lead to stroke over time
People with a family history or heart disease must take precautions early
 

New Delhi, 25 April 2019: Researchers have unveiled how bad cholesterol enters the artery which leads to narrowing of the blood formation due to the formation of plaque. The narrow blood vessels cause heart attack and strokes, according to a study. In the early stages of atherosclerosis, LDL that has entered the artery wall attracts and is engulfed by important immune system cells called macrophages. LDL-laden macrophages become foam cells promoting inflammation and leading to formation of atherosclerotic plaques.

The plaques narrow the artery and can become unstable. Plaques that rupture can activate blood clotting and block blood flow to the brain or heart, resulting in a stroke or heart attack.

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