Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
4th February 2019
"Crying Clubs": Crying is therapeutic

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Laughter therapy is familiar to us all as a means to reduce stress and anxiety of day to day life. Crying, on the other hand, has been looked upon as a sign of weakness. Shedding tears in public has been frowned upon. This has changed. Now, crying is considered good for health "therapeutic" and is being used as a therapy to reduce stress.

Chronic stress has a negative effect on health and well-being.

There are "crying clubs" where people collect and cry to release their emotions and alleviate their stress. ...read more

Progress in treatment of rare cancers named "Advance of the Year" by ASCO

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has named “Progress in Treating Rare Cancers” as the "Advance of the Year" in its annual Clinical Cancer Advances report released on Thursday.

According to the report, rare cancers account for about 20% of all cancers diagnosed annually in the United States. But progress in their treatment has not kept pace with the more common types of the cancer. ....read more

Practice Updates

Today is World Cancer Day 2018: "I Am and I Will"

World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008.... read more

New ATS clinical guideline on home oxygen for children

The American Thoracic Society has developed a new clinical practice guideline for home oxygen therapy for children in the Feb. 1 edition of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The guideline has defined chronic hypoxemia as lasting two weeks... read more

Exercise may improve thinking skills in people as young as 20

Regular aerobic exercise such as walking, cycling or climbing stairs may improve thinking skills not only in older people but in young people as well, according to a study published in the January 30, 2019, online issue of Neurology.... read more

USPSTF reaffirms prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns

The USPSTF has reaffirmed its recommendation of prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns to prevent gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum (A recommendation). In a statement published in JAMA, the USPSTF found no new data that would change its previous conclusion that topical ocular prophylaxis ...read more

Eating fried chicken increases risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in women

Frequent consumption of fried foods, especially fried chicken and fried fish/shellfish, was associated with a higher risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality among postmenopausal women,... read more

5 things that increase risk of sudden cardiac arrest (Cleveland Clinic)

Scarring. Rhythm problems can often be traced to scarred heart muscle. "Scarring causes the heart’s electrical signals to become confused and fragmented," explains Dr. Wilkoff, an expert in heart rhythm disorders. The most common causes are coronary artery disease and cardiomyopathy.... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: 20 Words to the Wise
Inspirational Story 2:The Treasure
To reduce the impact of liver diseases globally, prevention and screening are mandatory
Extension of harm reduction measures is essential
New Delhi, 3rd February 2019: Improvements in screening, prevention, and treatment in high-burden countries such as India, China, and Pakistan can reduce the impact of liver diseases and complications. By 2030, these measures can avert 15.1 million new hepatitis C infections and 1.5 million cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths worldwide. These findings were part of a study published in the journal Lancet

Implementing comprehensive blood safety and infection control measures was estimated to reduce the number of new infections in 2030 by 58%.

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