Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
4th November 2019

Charity begins at home: Look after your health first

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Doctors often neglect their health because of the increasing demands of their profession. There is a common perception among the public that doctors are never ill. But, this is not true.

Learning on the job gives doctors their clinical skills, which help them to practice medicine safely and in an effective manner. But, at the same time, doctors are also exposed to factors that are potential health risks such as exposure to infections (HIV, TB, hepatitis B and C) and radiation, long and unregulated working hours, high work load, poor sleep quality or sleep deprivation, lack of exercise, work-related stress...read more

In utero exposure to acetaminophen increases risk for autism spectrum disorder in childhood

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

(Excerpts from NIH): Exposure to acetaminophen in the womb may increase a child's risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. The study appears in JAMA Psychiatry.

Researchers analyzed data from the Boston Birth Cohort, a long-term study of factors influencing pregnancy and child development...read more

Practice Updates

WHO releases new guidance on treating drug-resistant tuberculosis in children and adolescents

WHO/Europe has released an expert opinion on managing drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) in children and adolescents, supported by a commentary in the Lancet. The guidance is evidence-based and provides updates on recent scientific evidence,... read more

95% of tested baby foods in the US contain toxic metals, report says

Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby's brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday. Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the US found 95% contained lead,... read more

Brain illness spread by ticks has reached UK

An infectious disease that can harm the brain and is spread to people by tick bites has been identified in ticks in the UK for the first time. Public Health England (PHE) says it has confirmed cases of tick-borne encephalitis virus in ticks from two parts of England... read more

Fasting Before Workout Boosts Metabolism in Obese, Overweight Men

Obese and overweight people burn more fat and have greater improvements in insulin sensitivity when they exercise before rather than after eating, according to new findings. Plasma glucose area under the curve (AUC) and serum insulin AUC were both significantly higher... read more

Antibiotic Add-On Active in Crohn's Disease

Treatment with an oral antibiotic combination led to clinically and significantly meaningful improvement in clinical response and remission in patients with active Crohn's disease, a randomized placebo-controlled trial showed.... read more

Endothelial Dysfunction Linked to Risk for Future Cancer

Microvascular endothelial dysfunction, a common early sign of cardiovascular disease, could also be a marker for predicting risk for solid-tumor cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers noted that patients who had microvascular endothelial dysfunction as measured with reactive hyperemia peripheral arterial tonometry (RH-PAT)... read more

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