Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
6th June 2019

Autopsies: Respect Cadavers Too

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Reproduced from: http://www.indialegallive.com/health/autopsies-respect-cadavers-too-66037, published May 28, 2019

A move to have CCTV cameras inside autopsy halls was opposed by the Delhi government in the High Court as it violates the constitutional rights of the dead

The Delhi government has opposed installation of CCTV cameras inside autopsy halls in mortuaries, stating that it amounts to a violation of constitutional rights of the dead. The statement was part of the minutes of a meeting held by the Delhi chief secretary on March 28 to discuss the proposed action on the Delhi High Court's directions on management of mortuaries.

This stand opposed the amicus curiae's recommendation of providing a facility to record post-mortem procedures and install CCTV cameras in all mortuaries to check the practices being followed.....read more


Walk 7500 steps a day instead of 10,000

Dr KK Aggarwal

Now, one can add another goal to my "Formula of 80": "Walk 80 hundred steps a day". Most people in the United States take, on average, 4,000 to 5,000 paces a day.

Researchers from Harvard Medical School have found that older women who took about 7,500 steps a day had the same mortality risk level as their counterparts in the study who walked the entire 10,000 steps.

Nearly 17,000 women with an average age of 72 years were part of the Women's Health Study, originally created to study the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer among women taking low-dose aspirin and vitamin E....read more

Practice Updates

Nipah infection confirmed in Kerala, 86 under observation so far

KOCHI: The dreaded Nipah virus has returned to Kerala. A 23-year-old college student from Ernakulam, admitted in a private hospital, has been tested positive for Nipah on Tuesday. Four more persons who were in contact with the patient are suspected to have been infected.

"One of them has been shifted to the isolation ward at Government Medical College, Ernakulam. We are checking on the second person.... read more


Take action on air pollution to save lives, and the planet, urges UN chief

In a message to mark World Environment Day, celebrated on Wednesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has emphasized the link between worsening levels of air pollution and the climate crisis.

As well as claiming seven million lives every year, and damaging children's development, the UN chief noted that many air pollutants cause global warming,... read more


WMA welcomes Swiss court decision

The World Medical Association has welcomed the decision by a Swiss court to temporarily suspend the IAAF's testosterone regulations.

Dr. Leonid Eidelman, President of the WMA, said: ‘We are delighted that the Swiss court has listened to the objections to the IAAF rules, which would have forced Caster Semenya to take testosterone-reducing medication to compete in her athletic events. ... read more


FDA approves first treatment for episodic cluster headache that reduces the frequency of attacks

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Emgality (galcanezumab-gnlm) solution for injection for the treatment of episodic cluster headache in adults. “Emgality provides patients with the first FDA-approved drug that reduces the frequency of attacks of episodic cluster headache, an extremely painful and often debilitating condition,”... read more


ADA Standards Updated With Renal Guidance Based on CREDENCE

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has updated its "living" Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes to incorporate findings from the Canagliflozin and Renal Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes and Nephropathy (CREDENCE) trial, including revised renal management guidelines..... read more


Preemies Face Bigger Ischemic Heart Risk as Adults

Babies born prematurely were at increased risk for ischemic heart disease in adulthood, a population-based study in Sweden found.

Early-term birth (gestational age 37-38 weeks) and preterm birth (< 37 weeks) were linked, respectively,... read more

Medical Voice

Nipah is back in Kerala

Nipah virus, the National Institute of Virology, which tested the Kerala man's blood samples, confirmed the presence of the virus A 23-year-old college student, admitted in a private hospital in Kerala's Ernakulam, has tested positive for Nipah virus, which killed 17 people in the state last year. .... 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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Tech-free time is imperative for adults and children alike
 
New Delhi, 5th June 2019: Children who are exposed to violent video games were found to more likely pull the trigger in real-life situations, when compared to kids who don't indulge in such gaming habits, recent research has warned. In its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the WHO has classified addiction to digital and video gaming as a mental health disorder. There is a need to raise awareness on both the physical and mental health hazards of this addiction, especially in children.

In those with a 'Gaming disorder', gaming takes precedence over other activities to the extent that everything else is pushed to the periphery.

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