Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
5th November 2019

Should we all wear anti-pollution masks all through the year?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

I was in Tokyo recently and there I saw people on the streets wearing anti-pollution masks. When I asked why, I was told that all asthmatics and patients with allergies need to wear mask throughout the year.

Air pollution levels of 60 are considered normal in India, whereas the WHO norms are less than 10.

The pollution levels had spiked post-Diwali, but it has been more than a week,...read more

Consider septic pulmonary embolism in patients with IV substance use disorder presenting with reversed halo sign

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Septic pulmonary embolism (PE) should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with IV substance use disorder presenting with reversed halo sign, suggests a new study published online October 31 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

The study retrospectively analysed chest CT scans obtained between 2007 and 2017 that had findings of septic PE associated with IV substance use disorder...read more

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WMA issues revised guidelines on genetic testing

Revised guidelines on the use of genetics and genetic testing in health care have been published by the World Medical Association. The guidelines say that genetic testing should be done for the benefit of the patient. The document highlights patient autonomy and preferences,... read more

Air pollution: Delhi govt issues health advisory

New Delhi: The Delhi government issued a health advisory on Sunday in view of the severe air pollution in the city and asked people to avoid outdoor activities as much as possible, especially during the morning and late evening hours.... read more

CBT More Cost Effective than Meds in the Long Run?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for major depression appears to be slightly more cost effective than treatment with second-generation antidepressants (SGAs) in the long run and shows equivalent, or even superior, efficacy.... read more

Subcostal TAP Block May Relieve Chronic Pancreatitis Pain

Subcostal transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block with depot steroids provides durable pain relief in many patients with abdominal pain secondary to chronic pancreatitis, reveals an observational study. All 38 patients who successfully received subcostal TAP block reported a numb upper abdomen... read more

Physical activity protects against cognitive impairment in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Physical activity appeared to be protective against the development of cognitive impairments among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a prospective cohort study found. Among patients with RA who met the 2008 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services physical activity guidelines,... read more

Medical Voice

WMA urges all governments to introduce Sugar Tax

In a new policy statement, the WMA calls on all national governments to reduce the affordability of added sugar and sugar-sweetened beverages through a tax on sugar. The tax revenue collected should then be used for health promotion programs aimed at reducing obesity and non-communicable diseases....read more

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