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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
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4th May 2018
Non-antibiotic antibacterial agents: Has their time come?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The discovery of penicillin ushered in the antibiotic era, which dramatically cut down the prevailing infection rate. Since then, antibiotics have successfully treated and prevented many infections and saved countless lives as a result.

But now, many bacteria have developed resistance to these ‘wonder drugs’ reducing their effectiveness. The emergence of resistance to antibiotics was perhaps a development ‘waiting to happen’ given their indiscriminate use since they were first discovered. With no new antibiotics in the pipeline, a ‘pre-antibiotic era’ looms ahead, where many common infections might no longer have a cure and, once again, become a threat to human life.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is rapidly increasing worldwide and has now become a global public health issue. . ... read more

Video Of The Day : Pollution meter - A New Test
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Setting up a super speciality hospital in India

A super speciality hospital treats patients on a systematic foundation. A collaboration with other community professionals, such as doctors, surgeons, and other organisations adds essence to its success. The necessities to set up a super specialty hospital in India include:.... read more

Top News

Cabinet approves accession to the Protocol under WHO Framework Convention on tobacco control

The Union Cabinet Chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given approval to accede to the Protocol under World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on tobacco control to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products..... read more

Breaking News

India rejects US request to rethink price caps on medical devices

US companies irked by price control
NEW DELHI, MAY 2
India has told the United States it will not abstain from capping prices for more medical devices, regardless of pressure to rethink its stance after price controls on heart stents and knee implants spoilt the market for some US firms, sources familiar with the matter said..... read more

In MP, male doctors examine women police recruits for medical fitness

In a viral video clip from Bhind in Madhya Pradesh, a male doctor is seen examining a woman constable while two male police recruits dressed only in their undergarments are seen standing in a line for their medical examination in the same room.... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 4th May

Pollution : 14 cities in India, along with our national capital Delhi, are among the 20 most polluted cities in the world about PM2.5 levels in 2016. For PM10 levels also, 13 Indian cities are included among the 20 most-polluted cities of the world in 2016. (WHO).... read more

Practice Updates

AHA scientific advisory on medical nutrition education, training for diet counseling by physicians

A new scientific advisory from the American Heart Association says that while healthcare providers are willing to counsel heart disease patients on diet, they need more but need more educational support. The Advisory titled Medical Nutrition Education,.... read more


Study shows association of saunas to lower risk of stroke

According to a study published May 2, 2018 in the journal Neurology, taking frequent saunas may be lower the risk of stroke. The rate of stroke per 1,000 person-years was 8.1 for those who took one sauna per week vs 7.4 for those who took two to three sauna per week.... read more


Sitting in cars for long periods increases VTE risk

Researchers from japan have highlighted the increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in people who remain seated and immobile in vehicles for prolonged periods in a Letter to the Editor published May 3, 2018 in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology..... read more


CBT + physical therapy is beneficial benefits patients with low back pain

Findings of a study presented April 27, 2018 at the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) 2018 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia show the benefits of combining cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with physical therapy in patients.... read more


Adalimumab treatment improves psoriatic nail disease in patients with psoriatic arthritis

A rapid and significant improvement was observed in terms of nail and skin disease activity following treatment with adalimumab for psoriatic nail disease in patients with psoriatic arthritis in a study presented at the annual conference of the British Society .... read more


Delay in intervention increases risk of upstaging in stage I NSCLC

Analysis of data from more than 50,000 patients with clinical stage 1 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) shows that the risk of upstaging increases as time from clinical staging to resection increases in patients with stage 1 NCSLC who undergo lobar resection and lymph node staging..... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
 
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About 14 Indian cities have alarmingly high air pollution levels, including Delhi
Every individual must support governmental efforts to reduce pollution through action at an individual level
 
New Delhi, 3rd May 2018: Nine out of ten people around the world breathe air containing high pollutant levels, the WHO has recently revealed. Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. In addition to this, ambient and household air pollution is responsible for about seven million deaths every year. The need of the hour is urgent action on this issue to achieve the target of sustainable development.

Air pollution has become a much-discussed topic today.

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