Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
7th April 2019
World Health Day calls for "Universal health: Everyone, Everywhere"

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Universal health coverage (UHC) means that all individuals and communities receive the health services they need without suffering financial hardship. It includes the full spectrum of essential, quality health services, from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care. However, UHC does not mean free coverage for all possible health interventions, regardless of the cost, as no country can provide all services free of charge on a sustainable basis.

UHC enables everyone to access the services that address the most significant causes of disease and death,....read more

Practice Updates

Measuring universal health care

WHO uses 16 essential health services in 4 categories as indicators of the level and equity of coverage in countries: Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health .... read more

Transgender men and women may have higher heart attack risk

A new study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes indicates that transgender men and women have a higher risk of heart attack than people who identify as the gender with which they were born..... read more

Eyes reveal early Alzheimer's disease

Reduced blood capillaries in the back of the eye may be a new, noninvasive way to diagnose early cognitive impairment, the precursor to Alzheimer's disease, suggests a study published April 2, 2019 in PLoS One.... read more

FDA issues 'clean' list for sartans

The US FDA has released a list of 40 angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) free from potentially carcinogenic nitrosamine impurities, which includes candesartan, olmesartan, telmisartan, and valsartan products -- many in fixed-dose combination pills with other antihypertensives....read more

Clip closure prevents bleeding after endoscopic resection of large colon polyps

Endoscopic clip closure of the mucosal defect after resection of large sessile polyps in the proximal colon reduced the risk of post-procedure bleeding in a study reported online March 15 in Gastroenterology. The protective effect appeared to be restricted to large polyps located in the proximal colon.... read more

Medical Voice

The FDA approved SuperSaturated Oxygen (SSO2) therapy to reduce cardiac infarct size in left anterior descending ST-elevation myocardial infarction (LAD STEMI, sometimes called "the widowmaker") within 6 hours of symptom onset, TherOx announced..... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: The Secret of Success!
Inspirational Story 2: The Comfort Zone
A 3 dimensional approach to Management of Diabetes
Cesarean section must be done only with informed consent and when required
The procedure may cause complications when not carried our properly
New Delhi, 28th: The government has brought 42 non-scheduled anti-cancer drugs under price control, capping trade margin at 30%. This would reduce their retail prices by up to 85%. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has invoked extraordinary powers in public interest, under Para 19 of the Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013 to bring 42 non-scheduled anti-cancer drugs under price control through trade margin rationalization.

A third of all deaths following caesarean section were attributed to postpartum hemorrhage

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