Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
30th August 2019

Five doctors summoned in 2012 infant death case under section 304

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Anuj Agrawal summoned four doctors of two different private hospitals and the medical superintendent of one of the government hospitals in East Delhi district under Section 304 (culpable homicide) of the Indian Penal Code. The court noted that the Medical Council of India (MCI) had also ordered the removal of their names from its register for three months. The case refers to the death of a 10-month-old baby in 2012. The court also pulled up police officers probing the case for not taking into consideration the ethics committee report, which had clearly directed that names of the guilty doctors be removed from the Medical Council of India's register for a period of three months (Hindustan Times)....read more

Mera Bharat Mahan 15: The origin of strings theory is in Vedas

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

In Vedic language, the body is divided into three parts:

  1. Sthool sharira (physical body)
  2. Sukshma sharira (Subtle body)
  3. Karan sharira (Soul)

The physical body (bahya karana or externalization) is made up of Tanmatras and five basic elements. It has five Karmendriyas.

The sukshma sharira has the Gnanendriyas and the antaha karana – manas (mind), buddhi (intellect), ahamkar (ego), chitta (pure intelligence).

Karan sharira is the soul. It is the unmanifest and is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. ...read more

Practice Updates

PM launches 'Fit India Movement', says it will lead India towards healthy future

New Delhi, Aug 29 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'Fit India' Movement' on Thursday, saying the initiative is the need of the hour and will take the country towards a healthier future. At a colourful ceremony, which included a presentation of India's indigenous martial art forms, dances and sports, Modi said technology has contributed to a sedentary lifestyle... read more

Weak systems and funding gaps jeopardize drinking-water and sanitation in the world's poorest countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) and UN-Water sounded the alarm for an urgent increase in investment in strong drinking-water and sanitation systems. The call came as the international water sector meets in Stockholm for its annual conference during World Water Week (25-30 August 2019). It is triggered by a new report published by WHO on behalf of UN-Water that reveals that weak government systems and a lack of human resources and funds are ... read more

Childhood cancer survivors face variety of heart risks

Childhood cancer survivors' risks for heart problems may be broader than what was previously recognized, say researchers. It's been known for years that some treatments for childhood cancer increase the risk of heart failure. But in a new study of more than 43,000 children, Canadian researchers found young cancer survivors had as much as a three-fold increased risk of developing a variety of other cardiovascular problems, too,... read more

An optimistic outlook 'means you live longer'

Optimists are more likely to live longer than those who have a more negative approach to life, a US study has found. The study used two existing groups of people recruited for different studies - 70,000 women in the Nurses' Health Study and 1,500 men in the Veterans' Health Study. On average, the most optimistic men and women had an 11-15% longer lifespan, and were significantly more likely to live to 85... read more

Guidelines May Speed Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Diagnosis

Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is a serious yet commonly misdiagnosed condition. New recommendations from a panel of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) offer clinical guidance on screening and treatment for the condition, which is likely to become more prevalent as obesity rates rise. A key issue addressed in the recommendations involves OHS screening, during which most diagnosis ... read more

Modern Tech May Shed Light on Hypoglycemia in Absence of Diabetes

Use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) may detect clinically hypoglycemic blood glucose values that correlate with reported hypoglycemic symptoms in individuals without diabetes, a small pilot study has found. The study is believed to be the first to use modern CGM technology to address the long-controversial phenomenon of hypoglycemia as a condition unto itself in people without diabetes.... read more

Medical Voice

5 hidden dangers in international travel

1.Vaccination:Ensure that your patients are up to date on all routine vaccines, including measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR); varicella (chickenpox); and the seasonal flu vaccine or other specific vaccines advised for the destinations your patient will be visiting.

2.Insect bites:Encourage patients to use insect repellents (DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, para-menthane-3, 8-diol, or 2-undecanone); advise use of mosquito nets, especially for rooms without screens or air conditioning. Insect bites can transmit mosquito-borne diseases (Zika, dengue, yellow fever, or malaria), tick-borne diseases (Lyme disease, spotted fevers), fly-borne diseases (leishmaniasis, sleeping sickness) and flea-borne diseases (typhus, plague). ...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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