Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
26th May 2019
The science behind the "Modi Tsunami"

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

क्रिस गेल की आंधी में उड़ा शाहिद आफरीदी के ... - Aaj Tak Feb 21, 2019
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These are some of the headlines we are used to read in Cricket. These indicate how one player alone can completely turnaround the game and change the fortunes of his team.

The results of the recently concluded Parliamentary elections show a similar tsunami of Shri Narendra Modi and changing the subject from a tsunami to a "tsunami". Single-handedly, like Gayle, he created history. Former CM Delhi Sheila Dikshit said they could do nothing and were lost in the Modi wave......read more


First diagnostic test to detect prosthetic joint infections

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Prosthetic joint infections are a serious complication of joint replacement surgery, which necessitate surgical intervention. At present, potential infections are typically evaluated for with x-rays or laboratory analysis of joint fluid. This can be time consuming process.

But now the process may become simpler with the approval of a new diagnostic test to detect prosthetic joint infections.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has permitted marketing of the Synovasure Lateral Flow Test Kit as an aid for the detection of periprosthetic joint in the synovial fluid of patients being evaluated for revision surgery i.e. surgery performed to replace or compensate for a failed implant......read more

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Practice Updates

New global strategy on health, environment and climate change

World Health Assembly Member States agreed a new global strategy on health, environment and climate change: the transformation needed to improve lives and well-being sustainably through healthy environments. The strategy provides a vision and way forward on how the world and its health community need to respond to environmental health risks and challenges until 2030.... read more


FDA permits marketing of first diagnostic test to aid in detecting prosthetic joint infections

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of the Synovasure Lateral Flow Test Kit as an aid for the detection of periprosthetic joint infection (infection around a joint replacement) in the synovial fluid of patients being evaluated for revision surgery..... read more


UN health agency applauds Brazilian compensation bid from tobacco giants

The Brazilian Government's offer to tackle tobacco giants to recover the cost of caring for people who've fallen ill from smoking – or exposure to tobacco smoke – has been applauded by the UN health agency..... read more


Half of US States Now Report Measles Cases

With Maine reporting its first measles case, half of the United States has now been hit with the highly contagious infection, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The case was reported in a vaccinated school-aged child who had no serious complications and has recovered completely from the infection. .... read more


Price cuts, affordable treatment to drive healthcare agenda of Modi 2.0

With the Modi government being voted back to power, Centre's ambitious healthcare insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat (AB) is expected to get a boost, while there would be greater regulatory pressure on companies to reduce prices, in order to offer affordable healthcare. Along with a bigger push for generic medicines,... read more


Weight-training may help reduce hot flashes

Postmenopausal women can fight off hot flashes and night sweats through weight-training, suggested a new clinical trial published in the journal Maturitas. "Resistance training is already recommended for all women always, but now we can see it may be effective also for hot flashes around menopause,".... 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

Medical Voice

Beer before wine and you'll feel fine: Is it true?

Assumption": If you start with wine and then drink beer, the carbonation in beer makes you more easily or quickly absorb alcohol from the wine. In theory, this leads to greater inebriation and a worse hangover.

Study: Researchers enrolled 90 adults between the ages of 19 and 40, randomly assigning them to one of three groups: ... read more

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A. Talking directly to the person who is causing the stress.
B. Giving yourself a treat, like comfort food or a cocktail.
C. Accepting that there are things beyond your control.
D. Trying cognitive-behavioral therapy to learn new coping skills.
E. Working out regularly.
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Remedies and cures circulated via social media channels may be detrimental to health
 
New Delhi, 25th May 2019: Indian oncologists are increasingly battling unscientific miracle treatments for cancer shared widely on social media. Recently, Mumbai's Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), the country's premier cancer institute, issued a rebuttal on a strange cancer remedy attributed to them in a widely circulated WhatsApp message. The message stated that hot coconut water can destroy cancer cells of all types.

Often, many irrelevant and widely circulated unscientific remedies defer treatment for diseases in patients. There is a need to raise awareness on the fact that people should not be influenced by such false claims and miracle remedies posted or spread on social media.

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