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3rd June 2018
WHO Priority diseases: Zika virus infection

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Zika is a disease caused by the Zika virus. It was first discovered in 1947 and is named after the Zika Forest in Uganda. The disease was first detected in humans in 1952. Since then, outbreaks have occurred in tropical Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands.

The most recent outbreak of Zika occurred in early 2015 in Brazil, which spread to South and North America, several islands in the Pacific, and Southeast Asia. In February 2016, WHO declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern as evidence grew that Zika can cause birth defects as well as neurological problems. This outbreak was officially declared as over in November 2016 by the WHO. This 2015-16 outbreak also affected the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro. .... read more

Video Of The Day : Dr KK Aggarwal on Nipah Virus

How to start your own medical practice?

According to the World Health Organization, India needs 80,000 more hospital beds every year. Currently, the ratio between hospital beds and patients is 1:879. In such a scenario, starting a self-owned practice that bridges the gaps in patient care while using the latest technologies would be the ideal way of creating a niche for yourself in the healthcare sector...... read more

Top News

WHO Commission on NCDs calls for urgent action against chronic diseases

A new report "Time to deliver", a report of the WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases has called for urgent action to address chronic diseases and mental health disorders. It demands high-level political commitment and the immediate scaling up of actions to address the epidemic of NCDs, the world’s leading causes of death and ill health.... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 3rd June

Event of the day After the United Nations declared June 3 as World Bicycle Day, a mega cycling event is being organised at Connaught Place in Delhi today. The event, organised by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) in collaboration with Smartbike and World Cycling Alliance will see participation from thousands of cyclists. Why don't each one of us cycle today... read more

Practice Updates

Long-term kidney health is the most important concern among kidney donors

A new study that examined living kidney donors’ concerns about their decision to undergo kidney removal found that long-term kidney health, aspects of surgery and recovery and impacts on life satisfaction were among those that donors felt were most important. These findings were published May 31, 2018 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.... read more

Long term exercise program benefits thinking skills

A longer-term exercise program may be necessary to gain the benefits in thinking skills, suggests a study published May 30, 2018 online in the journal Neurology. People who exercised an average of at least 52 hours over about six months for about an hour each session may improve their thinking skills..... read more

Comorbid depression and anxiety associated with the risk of type 2 diabetes

Depression with comorbid anxiety may be a subgroup of depression that is strongly associated with the risk of type 2 diabetes, as per findings from the Lifelines Cohort Study published May 22, 2018 in the Journal of Affective Disorders. .... read more

Walk fast to reduce all-cause mortality risk

Brisk or fast walking reduces all-cause mortality by 24% and cardiovascular disease mortality by 21%, while walking at an average pace reduced all-cause mortality by 20% and cardiovascular disease mortality by 24%, says a study published June 1, 2018 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine..... read more

Complications of pregnancy are predictable and preventable in early pregnancy

An article published online May 2, 2018 in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice says that first-trimester testing provides a window of opportunity to predict and prevent many complications of pregnancy. It may also help in future prevention of NCDs in mother and offspring ..... read more

HEART score predicts cardiovascular events in low risk patients with acute chest pain

The HEART score helps to evaluate the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) within the first 30 days and also reduces unnecessary cardiac imaging in low-risk acute chest pain patients, according to a study published in June 2018 issue of the journal Medicine (Baltimore).... read more

eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
1. Campylobacter enteritis is an important cause of acute diarrhea
2. It is never seen in India
3. It is typically caused by Campylobacter jejuni or Campylobacter coli, and is largely a foodborne disease.
4. Campylobacter infection can also be transmitted via water-borne outbreaks and direct contact with animals or animal products.
Lifestyle Updates
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Majority of hemophilia cases still undiagnosed in India
About 1 in 10,000 people are born with this condition
New Delhi, June 2, 2018: As per estimates, of all the Hemophilia cases in India, only about 15% are identified, and the remaining lie undiagnosed. While there are about 16,000 patients registered with this condition in the country, reports indicate that the number could be as much as 7 times more. About 50% of those with this condition live in India and 70% of the PwH (People with Haemophilia) do not have adequate knowledge or access to treatment, which further exacerbates the risk of death.

This will be a one-of-its-kind initiative in Delhi/NCR reinforcing HCFI’s pledge towards the prevention and treatment of diseases and saving lives. Founded in 1986, HCFI is a National Charitable Trust with the basic objective of creating awareness about all aspects of health for people from all walks of life. In all its activities and initiatives, the organization attempts to bring together all pathies and low-cost infotainment modules under one roof.

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