Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
28th February 2019

Acupuncture to be now an independent system of healthcare

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

As per an office order dated 21st Feb, 2019 by Department of Health Research (No.U-11018/03/2018-HR/e-office: 3164145) on the subject "Recognition of Acupuncture as a system of Healthcare/Therapy", an Inter-Departmental Committee (IDC) was constituted on 20.10.2016, to examine the proposals received for recognition of acupuncture as a system of medicine. Acupuncture was accepted as a mode of therapy vide Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Order No. R.14015/25/96-U&H(R)(Pt), dated 25.11.2003.

The Committee, which held its meetings on 04.10.2017 and 09.01.2018, submitted its report on 11.06.2018, which included the following two recommendations, among others....read more

Get TSH done in an elderly if...

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Hypothyroidism is very common in patients older than 60 years of age. The manifesting symptoms are very non-specific as in the younger patients, but the frequency of multiple symptoms decreases in the older patient, according to the American Thyroid Association.

A high index of suspicion is therefore required to diagnose hypothyroidism in the elderly....read more

Practice Updates

10th India Live conference begins today

The 10th India Live conference begins today at the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel Powai in Mumbai. The Course Directors are: Dr Ashok Seth (New Delhi), Dr Ashwin Mehta (Mumbai), Dr Samuel Mathew (Chennai), Dr Upendra Kaul (New Delhi) and Dr VK Bahl (New Delhi)..... read more

Global health leaders adopt 'Delhi Declaration' on digital health

"This Delhi Declaration on digital health firmly aligns with our Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi's Digital India." This was stated by Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, at the concluding session of the '4th Global Digital Health Partnership Summit,' here today. As part of the high-level summit, the ministers and delegation also adopted the Delhi Declaration on digital health for sustainable development,.... read more

Dr Rakesh Kumar Vats takes charge as the new Secy General, Board of Governors

Medical Council of India (MCI) has a new Secretary General. Dr Rakesh Kumar Vats, IAS, has taken charge the new Secretary General of Board of Governors MCI, according to the MCI website. Dr. (Mrs.) Reena Nayyar, who served as the Secretary in the now defunct MCI, is an Additional Secretary in the Board of Governors. ... read more

Amitabh Bachchan, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for hepatitis welcomes India’s hepatitis initiatives

Mumbai, 25 February 2019: The World Health Organization and its Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region, Mr Amitabh Bachchan, have welcomed India’s national action plan for viral hepatitis which aims to reach life-saving drugs and diagnostics to over 50 million affected people across the country..... read more

No more shortage of Linezolid 300 mg

Tablet Linezolid 600 mg is now available with the Global Drug Facility (GDF), Stop TB Partnership with scoring line to facilitate the administration of Linezolid 300 mg when needed for the treatment of resistant TB..... read more

Noninvasive stool test effective for colon cancer screening

Fecal immunochemical tests (FITs), used annually, are effective for screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) in average-risk, asymptomatic adults, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis published online Feb. 25, 2019 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.... read more

Medical Voice

If you are diabetic add vitamin C, cinnamon and ginger in your diet

Taking vitamin C supplements can lower elevated blood sugar levels in diabetics throughout the day. The research, published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, also found that vitamin C lowered blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes. According to Glenn Wadley from Deakin University in Australia.... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
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Lack of sleep can lead to heart problems over time
Making changes to one’s lifestyle to prevent diseases amounts to harm reduction
New Delhi, 27 February 2019: Getting enough sleep can help protect against cardiovascular disease by preventing the build-up of plaques in the arteries, as per a study. The research describes the mechanism by which insufficient sleep increases production of inflammatory white blood cells, which are known to be major contributors to atherosclerosis. It also found that a hormone in the brain known to control wakefulness controls processes in the bone marrow and protects against cardiovascular disease.

One of every five patients in India suffers from sleeping disorder, as per a study and about 20.3% patients visiting doctors for such issues ask for sleeping pills. Many patients suffer from sleep disturbances, the reasons for which include hectic schedule, night shifts, and high stress levels.

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