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

On this World Hepatitis Day, let's join hands to eliminate hepatitis from the country

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Viral hepatitis is emerging as an important global public health challenge. Infectious diseases such as HIV and TB have been the hot topics for discussion, but, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), viral hepatitis is the 2nd major killer infectious disease after tuberculosis (TB), and 9 times more people are infected with hepatitis than HIV. Viral hepatitis is now the 7th most important cause of death worldwide, as per the World Hepatitis Alliance, moving up three ranks from the 10th position in 1990.

Hepatitis is preventable, treatable and in the case of hepatitis C, curable. Yet its prevalence is rising. This is because in its early stages, viral hepatitis is mostly asymptomatic. Many people are unaware that they are infected because jaundice appears only in the later stages. But asymptomatic patients are as infectious as those who have symptoms. This scenario highlights the role of “silent transmission” in spread of the disease....read more

Join the Delhi Andolan on Monday, 29th July

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The National Medical Commission Bill 2019 has been approved by the Union cabinet and has been tabled in the Parliament. The Bill provides for setting up of a National Medical Commission (NMC) in place of Medical Council of India (MCI) and repeal of the Indian Medical Council Act 1956.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called for a Delhi Andolan on Monday, 29th July, 2019 to protest against the Bill. It is planned to march to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi in the forenoon (morning)....read more

Video Of The Day : Know about Nipah Virus
Practice Updates

Hands on Endoscopy Workshop

A "Hands on Endoscopy Workshop – Basic/Advanced and Motility Workshop International Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology School and KVO IX Update on Hot Topics in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Liver Transplantation and Nutrition" is being organized from 30th October to 3rd November, 2019 at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi.... read more

IIT Kharagpur and Tata Medical Center set up Comprehensive Digital Archive of Cancer Imaging

IIT Kharagpur and Tata Medical Center have set up an open architecture image biobank to aid cancer research in the country. Named CompreHensive Digital ArchiVe of Cancer Imaging (CHAVI), it will address the emerging field of imaging-related research and will be India's first step towards harnessing artificial intelligence and deep learning methods to answer medical questions of importance in the field of image banking.... read more

Today is World Hepatitis Day: "Invest in Eliminating Hepatitis"

Today is World Hepatitis Day. The theme for this year is "Invest in eliminating hepatitis". The date of 28th July was chosen because the day marks the birthday of Nobel-prize winning scientist Dr Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B virus (HBV) and developed a diagnostic test and vaccine for the virus.... read more

UN sees progress in fight against tobacco

Progress is being made in the battle against the global tobacco epidemic, but more action is needed to help people quit the deadly products, according to a new report from the UN World Health Organization (WHO). With five billion people today – four times more people than a decade ago – living in countries that have introduced smoking bans, graphic warnings on packaging and other effective tobacco control measures, many governments are making progress in the fight against tobacco.... read more

A Boston Hospital with a Farm on Its Roof Seeks to Inspire Others

A rooftop farm at a medical center in Massachusetts could serve as a model for hospitals that seek to encourage healthy eating, says a new report. In 2017, Boston Medical Center (BMC) began operating a 2658-square-foot farm on a roof terrace to supply the hospital's kitchen and food pantry with fresh produce... read more

Longer Pregnancy Linked to Higher Risk of Stillbirth, Newborn Death

Pregnant women who continue to carry their babies after they reach full term have a higher risk of stillbirth and newborn deaths than mothers who deliver by 37 weeks' gestation, suggests a recent study published online in PLoS Medicine.... read more

FDA Panel Narrowly Backs Ofev Label Expansion

An FDA advisory committee voted 10-7 that nintedanib (Ofev) should be approved to treat systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD). Currently marketed to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), nintedanib would become the first drug approved for SSc-ILD, a condition with few other options for treatment.... read more

Medical Voice

Being overweight or obese in 60s may accelerate aging in the brain by a decade

Having a bigger waistline and a high body mass index (BMI) in your 60s may be linked with greater signs of brain aging years later, according to a study published in the July 24, 2019, online issue of Neurology, which suggests that these factors may accelerate brain aging by at least a decade.... 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. 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.
Lifestyle Updates
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