Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
3rd July 2019

Resurgence of diphtheria in India: Time to act

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Recently in a meeting, young doctors of Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) expressed their concern about the resurgence of diphtheria in Delhi. They are the first point of contact with the patients and can talk about real-life situations they come across.

Last week Delhi reported its first death as per an Indian Express report. It is unfortunate that as doctors we get this information from the media. It is the duty of the public health detective in the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to report and issue an alert.

Source of the first case should be traced and surrounding areas issued an alert. ...read more


Early warning signs of eating disorders

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

New research from the Swansea University Medical School has identified early warning signs that someone may have an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder, which may help in earlier detection of these disorders.

The results, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, showed that people diagnosed with an eating disorder had higher rates of other conditions and of prescriptions in the years before their diagnosis. The researchers examined anonymised electronic health records from GPs and hospital admissions in Wales. More than 15,000 people in Wales were diagnosed as having eating disorders between 1990 and 2017....read more

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21 deaths reported in Assam due to Japanese Encephalitis

Twenty-one people have died due to Japanese Encephalitis outbreak in Assam, which has reported 69 cases of the disease, a senior official of the Union Health ministry said Monday after a central team reviewed the situation.... read more


WHO launches five-year plan to improve quality and safety of health products

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a five-year plan 'Delivering Quality-assured Medical Products for All 2019–2023' on July 1. The plan outlines work and activities to reach four main objectives: strengthen country and regional regulatory systems; increase regulatory preparedness for public health emergencies; strengthen and expand WHO prequalification; increase the impact of WHO's Regulatory Support activities.... read more


Leg fat 'better than belly fat' for older women

Carrying more fat on legs compared with the stomach protects postmenopausal women from heart disease, reported a study. Women of a healthy weight with the highest risk of stroke or heart disease had the most belly fat and the least hip and thigh fat, the European Heart Journal research found. The scientists said "apple-shaped" women should try to lose belly fat and become more "pear-shaped".... read more


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: 'Red Flag' for Subsequent Amyloidosis, Heart Failure

Carpal tunnel syndrome may be an early warning sign of amyloidosis and heart failure, a Danish study showed. Matched by age and sex to the general population, people who got carpal tunnel surgery had higher risks of developing amyloidosis... read more


Antipsychotic Use in Dementia Linked To Increased Mortality

More evidence is linking use of antipsychotics to an increased mortality risk in patients with dementia. In a Danish registry study of almost 33,000 patients with dementia, those who received an antipsychotic drug had a 35% increased risk of mortality compared with their peers who did not receive this type of medication.... read more

Medical Voice

Study identifies early warning signs of eating disorders

New research from the Swansea University Medical School has identified early warning signs that someone may have an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder, which may help in earlier detection of these disorders. ... 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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