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

Pot Luck

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Reproduced from: http://www.indialegallive.com/cover-story-articles/focus/legalisation-of-cannabis-in-india-pot-luck-70299, published August 4, 2019

In response to a PIL challenging the prohibition and criminalisation of the use of cannabis in India, the Delhi High Court has asked for a detailed report on the matter

The Great Legalisation Movement India (GLMI) is a Bengaluru-based organisation dedicated to educating the masses on the benefits of cannabis and hemp. Its website proclaims, "Let's educate the society. Cultivate the lands. Regulate the harvests. Medicate the people. And recreate the world!"

The organisation holds rallies, conferences and meetings with the goal of seeing widespread, actionable change, and to undo the damage of 31 years of cannabis prohibition....read more

Time for the government to take bold decisions in the interests of the country

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

In what can be truly described as a historic and bold decision, yesterday the government of India revoked Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Now, Jammu and Kashmir is no longer a state; instead it has been divided into two Union Territories (UTs): J&K and Ladakh.

UT in Ladakh will have no legislature like Chandigarh, while the UT of Jammu and Kashmir will have a legislature similar to that in Delhi and Puducherry....read more

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Practice Updates

Bihar tops stunting list, says National Family Health Survey

On July 26, when Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani submitted her written reply in the Lok Sabha, it revealed an alarming situation about malnutrition among children in India. The minister's reply quoted National Family Health Survey to conclude that as many as 48.3 per cent of Bihar's children under five years are 'stunted' owing to poor nutrition.... read more

Quarter of global population at tuberculosis risk: Study

A quarter of the world's population is at high risk of developing tuberculosis, reveals a new study. The study, published in European Respiratory Journal, shows that one in four people in the world carries tuberculosis bacterium in the body.... read more

Measles surveillance lags in U.S. workplaces, expert says

Monitoring for measles in U.S. workplaces needs improvement, especially in the healthcare sector, an occupational safety expert argues. Measles cases have reached a 27-year high in the U.S. To help prevent transmission, officials need to more closely monitor how and where the cases spread, Christopher Brown, a health scientist in the U.S.... read more

Standard HER2 Regimen Still Going Strong

Long-term follow-up in a large phase II trial of early HER2-positive breast cancer showed high rates of disease control and survival with a longstanding standard regimen. Treatment with adjuvant paclitaxel and trastuzumab (Herceptin) led to a 7-year disease-free survival (DFS) of 93% and overall survival (OS) of 95%. Additionally, 97.5% of the 410 patients remained relapse-free for at least 7 years, according to Sara M. Tolaney,... read more

Poorer Patients Less Likely to Get Blood Pressure under Control

Poorer patients may be less likely than their most well-off counterparts to get their blood pressure under control - even when all have the same access to medication and doctor's visits free of charge, researchers say. In a new analysis of data from a large U.S. clinical trial, patients from the poorest counties were half as likely as those from the wealthiest ones to get their blood pressure under control over six years,... read more

Medical Voice

PAHO recommends implementation of Maternity Protection Laws to protect breastfeeding mothers in the workplace

(PAHO/WHO): Working mothers should have 18-weeks of maternity leave on full pay, as well as two, 30-minute breastfeeding breaks per day, as per recommendations from the ILO. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recommends that countries in Latin America and the Caribbean implement laws to ensure that working women are given the time and support they need to breastfeed. This includes adequate paid maternity leave and sufficient breastfeeding breaks upon return to work.... 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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