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

If Ayush doctors join mainstream practice, who will benefit?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Rajya Sabha passed the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill on Thursday, with two new amendments. The Bill will be sent back to the Lok Sabha again before the president gives his assent by signing the Bill into a law.

Under the National Medical Commission, there will be 25% public health experts, including all Ayush practitioners who can do limited practice of modern medicine. This will be done under Section 32 of the Bill, which provides limited license to unqualified non-medical persons.

They have been termed "Community Health Providers"....read more

Frailty may not necessarily be synonymous with aging

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Frailty is generally assumed to be a natural corollary to aging. But, a new Australian study suggests that frailty is not just an inevitable part of aging, but may be a medical condition. It says that "although not necessarily synonymous with aging, frailty is highly prevalent among older people".

The systematic review and meta-analysis published August 2, 2019 in JAMA Network Open concluded that community-living older adults, especially women, are prone to developing frailty and prefrailty.

Data from more than 120000 older adults from 28 countries was analysed. The incidence of frailty and prefrailty was estimated at 43.4 and 150.6 new cases per 1000 person-years, respectively....read more

Practice Updates

Security Council gravely concerned over Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

The Security Council reiterated Friday its "grave concern" about the most recent outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and emphasized the need for continued cooperation with the DRC authorities to address the outbreak, as well as with other countries in the region. The statement also expressed the Council’s apprehension over the security situation in the Ebola-affected... read more

Researchers find way to make immunotherapy work for lymphoma

New York: Researchers have developed a novel way to use immunotherapy drugs against lymphoma by combining them with stem cell transplantation. The study, published in Cancer Discovery journal, found that this new process is not only effective in lymphoma treatment but also increases the success of the drugs in melanoma and lung cancer.... read more

Yellow lens glasses don't improve drivers' night vision

Touted to improve nighttime eyesight, yellow lens glasses don’t help drivers see better and may, in fact, worsen vision, a new study suggests. Researchers found that yellow-lens wearing volunteers operating a driving simulator were no better at spotting a pedestrian when confronting oncoming headlights than those who wore clear lenses,... read more

Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... read more

Fractional CO2 Laser Improves Vaginal Health After Menopause

Fractional CO2 laser therapy is more effective than intravaginal promestriene or vaginal lubricant for improving vaginal health in women with genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), researchers from Brazil report. At week 14, the total Vaginal Health Index (VHI) score had improved to a significantly greater extent in ... 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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