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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
5th September 2018
We wish a Very Healthy & Happy Birthday to Dr KK Aggarwal, our Group Editor-in-Chief
Kya Khoya Kya Paaya: It’s time to file my Vedic returns

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Once again, it’s time to file my annual Vedic returns. I was born on 5th September, day of Janmashthmi. On this day, every year, I file my Vedic returns of all that I have done or achieved in the last one year.

A birthday is a reminder of our true purpose in life, towards which our actions should be directed. These are Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha.

Dharma is righteousness - doing our duty; artha is righteous earning of the means to do our duty; these righteous acts should be directed towards fulfilling the desires of acquiring inner happiness...Kama and Moksha.

We must also draw up a balance sheet of the three debts that we have to pay in our lifetime and repay them, if not paid by this time. These are: Dev rin, Pitra rin and Rishi/Guru rin....read more

Top News

Today is Teacher’s Day

Teachers’ day is celebrated every year on 5th September since 1962 to honor the contribution made by teachers to the society. Today is the birth anniversary of former President Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was a well-known scholar, teacher and promoter of education. ... read more

Health Ministry releases draft "charter of patient rights"

The Health ministry has released a draft "Charter of patient rights" prepared by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The draft is in public domain for comments and suggestions for a period of 30 days. The ministry plans to implement the charter through state governments for provision of proper health care to patients by clinical establishments. The charter includes 17... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDTalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 5th September 2018

Could more antibiotics be the key to battling antibiotic resistance? Findings from a new research seems to suggest so. Researchers from the University of California discovered around thousands of four- and five-drug combinations of antibiotics that are more effective at killing harmful bacteria, rather than the traditionally used single drug therapy or at most a combination of two drugs. .. read more

Practice Updates

New AAP flu vaccine recommendations

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends a flu vaccine for all children aged 6 months and older to provide the optimal protection against all strains of influenza. The injectable flu vaccine is recommended as the primary choice for children as it has provided the most consistent protection against all strains of the flu virus in recent years. The AAP and CDC also... read more


Abnormal cholesterol levels still persist in hypothyroid patients treated with levothyroxine

Results of a systematic review and meta-analysis of 99 studies show that while treatment with levothyroxine normalized serum TSH levels, not all systemic biological markers of thyroid hormone signaling were normalized, including serum LDL and TC levels. The study is published... read more


Most patients with unilateral glaucoma likely to develop bilateral glaucoma

Most patients with unilateral newly diagnosed open-angle glaucoma will develop bilateral glaucoma and therefore should be closely monitored, especially if disease progression is noted in the initially diagnosed eye, according to a post hoc analysis of 607 participants of the .. read more


Children born through IVF may have higher risk of hypertension

According to a new meta-analysis of 36 studies published August 31, 2018 in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia, a history of stroke increases dementia risk by around 70%, and recent strokes more than doubled the risk. As per the authors, improvements in stroke prevention... read more


Taking zolpidem at high altitude alters cognitive functions and postural control

Taking zolpidem at high altitude alters cognitive functions and postural control during early wakening which may be deleterious for safety and performances of climbers, says a study published online August 7, 2018 in the journal Sleep. Zolpidem increased symptoms of acute ... read more

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a. The client sets the drainage bag on the floor while sitting down.
b. The client keeps the drainage bag below the bladder at all times.
c. The client clamps the catheter drainage tubing while visiting with the family.
d. The client loops the drainage tubing below its point of entry into the drainage bag.
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Antibiotic resistance rapidly spreading around the world
These resistant bacteria can lead to severe infections and mortality in the long term
 
New Delhi, 04 September 2018: A superbug resistant to all known antibiotics is spreading undetected through hospital wards across the world, according to scientists. The bacteria, known as Staphylococcus epidermidis, is related to the better-known and more-deadly MRSA. Found naturally on human skin, it most commonly infects the elderly or patients who have had prosthetic materials implanted, such as catheters and joint replacements. The bacteria can cause "severe" infections or even death over time.

Many of the most powerful antibiotics are extremely expensive and even toxic, and the team behind the study said that the practice of using multiple drugs at once to prevent resistance may not be working. The World Health Organization (WHO) has long warned of antibiotic overuse sparking new strains of killer, drug-resistant bacteria.

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