Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
6th April 2019
The top 10 causes of death in India

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

India continues to face a twin burden of diseases, both communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as is evident from the list of top 10 causes of death in the country. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death in India as they are globally. Diarrheal diseases come next.

As per data, the top 10 causes of death in India are:...read more

Screening for ovarian cancer

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

A screening protocol for ovarian cancer should have a positive predictive value of at least 10% i.e. no more than nine healthy women with false-positive screens would undergo unnecessary procedures for each case of ovarian cancer detected.

Survival for ovarian cancer is much improved in early stage disease. But, most ovarian cancers have spread beyond the ovary at the time of diagnosis.....read more

Video Of The Day :Women and Heart
Medical Voice

1. Myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA): A new document, published in Circulation helps physicians better recognise patients with this condition. It is especially important for women, who represent a disproportionate number of MINOCA cases. Some patients who have chest pain and elevated heart enzymes, but do not have severe narrowing of their arteries are told that they did not have a heart attack, and this is often an incorrect diagnosis..... read more

Practice Updates

Health Ministry forms a Solidarity Human Chain; reaffirms commitment towards Universal Health Care

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with World Health Organization (WHO) formed a Solidarity Human Chain as part of the World Health Day celebrations to reaffirm their commitment to bridging gaps and working collaboratively towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC)..... read more

Uneven access to health services drives life expectancy gaps: WHO

Women outlive men everywhere in the world, particularly in wealthy countries according to a new report, World Health Statistics 2019, which have been disaggregated by sex for the first time.... read more

SEARO marks five years of polio-free certification

New Delhi, 27 March 2019: On this day in 2014, WHO South-East Asia Region was certified polio-free, proving wrong many public health experts who believed that the Region, which accounts for one-fourth of the global population, would be the last bastion for polio eradication. Five years on, the Region not only continues to maintain... read more

Tegaserod reintroduced for IBS-C in women under 65

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the reintroduction of tegaserod oral tablets (Zelnorm, Sloan Pharma) for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in women younger...read more

FDA expands approved use of metastatic breast cancer treatment to include male patients

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the indication of Ibrance (palbociclib) capsules in combination with specific endocrine therapies for hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2... read more

Opioid epidemic is increasing rates of some infectious diseases in the US

The United States faces a converging public health crisis as the nation’s opioid epidemic fuels growing rates of certain infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, heart infections, and skin and soft tissue infections. Infectious disease and substance use disorder professionals must work together to stem... 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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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Is your hut burning?
Inspirational Story 2: Happiness is a Voyage
Excessive use of multiple digital devices can cause weight gain in the longer term
It is imperative to take a social media holiday at frequent intervals
New Delhi, 5 April 2019: A recent study has found that people who switch between digital services tend to gain weight. It has revealed that media multitasking is associated with increased susceptibility to food temptations and lack of self-control, which may result in weight gain. When media multitaskers saw pictures of food, researchers observed increased activity in the part of the brain dealing with food temptation. The findings indicate that there could be links between media multitasking, a risk for obesity, brain-based measures for self-control and exposure to real-world food cues.
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