Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
6th May 2019
OCD vis-ã-vis Perfectionism

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD as it is commonly referred as is driven by perfectionism, but they are not the same.

People with OCD are aware that their behavior is problematic but cannot prevent that particular behavior. People who are perfectionists don't care, it makes their lives orderly.

OCD is a mental health disorder that involves repeated, unwanted thoughts that cause anxiety or fear. And, to eliminate this anxiety, the person does a compulsive action that may or may not be related to the fear or anxiety, to cope. OCD may be of several types; attention to details or checking frequently to see if the door is locked or people have fears of germs or there may be a need to count things or it may just be an obsessive thought that they cannot get out of their head......read more

LATE, a new type of dementia

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

National Institutes of Health scientists have identified a new type of dementia and have named it LATE or Limbic-predominant Age-related TDP-43 Encephalopathy as reported April 30, 2019, in the journal Brain.

LATE is an under-recognized condition and the "oldest-old" (80 years and older) are at greatest risk of developing it.

LATE affects multiple areas of cognition, ultimately impairing activities of daily life. It mimics the clinical features of Alzheimer's disease, but is more slowly progressing. But, LATE combined with Alzheimer's causes a more rapid decline than either condition alone would..... read more

Practice Updates

SC refuses to dilute stringent provisions against pre-natal sex-determination test

NEW DELHI: Observing that a fall in sex ratio has not only demographic impact, but also leads to trafficking of women and bride-buying, the Supreme Court on Friday refused to dilute stringent provisions of the PNDT Act under which a medical practitioner could be sent to jail for up to three years for even anomalies in paperwork and not keeping records of patients..... read more

Kathmandu to mitigate air pollution with UHI: First in Asia

In Nepal, the annual average air pollution concentration is five times above the World Health Organization (WHO) air quality guidelines, which poses a serious health risk for hundreds of thousands of Nepalese..... read more

Ebola outbreak in Congo hits record for confirmed cases in single day

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached a grim milestone, with 27 new cases confirmed in a single day -- a record for the current outbreak, reported CNN on Thursday. The outbreak, which is the second deadliest in history, has proved difficult to bring under control because of community mistrust and violent attacks on health care workers..... read more

Avoid smoky environments to protect your heart

If a room or car is smoky, stay away until it has cleared, says a study presented at EuroHeartCare 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Passive smoking at home or work was linked with a 13% increased risk of hypertension.....read more

Study identifies method to verify if children fasted before medical testing

Testing the blood for free fatty acids could help doctors verify if children fasted before undergoing tests for diabetes or other medical conditions, according to a study published in Pediatrics. In the study, 9.7% of outpatients had lower free fatty acid levels,....read more

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