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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
8th October 2018
Should the opposition always criticize the government?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Opposition is an important and integral part of democracy, which is a government of the people, by the people and for the people.

We have two main national political parties in the country; both have a country-wide presence down to the grassroots level

But, every day we either read, or see that the opposition only criticizes the government, without any constructive suggestion or views. Being in the opposition does not just mean to always oppose the government in every action or every policy decision it takes. This only reduces the growth and development of the country...read more

Top News

Healthy cities of the European Region adopt the Belfast Charter

The WHO European Healthy Cities Network officially adopted the Belfast Charter for Healthy Cities on 4 October 2018, at the conclusion of the 4-day International Healthy Cities Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. The Charter ushers in Phase VII of action for the Network, spanning 2019-2024. It builds on the political vision and framework established by the Copenhagen Consensus of Mayors, adopted earlier this year... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 8th October 2018

Dear Colleague Here are two links for videos to watch. Share them with your colleagues and friends.
• What is FDC? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGv6BRIG8UA
• TEDx Video: Doctor-patient relationship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9ml1vKK2DQ
The National Health Agency responsible for implementing the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY), in a circular has advised states to authorise district collectors and district magistrates to identify eligible beneficiaries under the scheme. ... read more

Practice Updates

DOR/3TC/TDF regime non-inferior to EFV/FTC/TDF in treatment-naive adults with HIV-1 infection

Doravirine/lamivudine/tenofovir DF (DOR/3TC/TDF) was non-inferior to efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir DF (EFV/FTC/TDF) in treatment-naive adults with HIV-1 infection with no additional doravirine resistance between week 48 and 96according to follow-up results of... read more


Between 2 and 6 years of age is the critical window for rapid weight gain

According to a study published October 4, 2018 in the New England Journal of Medicine, among obese adolescents, the most rapid weight gain had occurred between 2 and 6 years of age with a further rise in BMI ... read more


Outpatient antibiotic prescriptions continue to high

Clinicians prescribed antibiotics without an infection-related diagnosis nearly half of the time and one in five prescriptions were provided without an in-person visit. The study presented at IDWeek 2018 in San Francisco is the first to look at overall outpatient antibiotic prescribing and analysed... read more


Zoledronate reduces fracture risk in older women with osteopenia

According to a study published October 1, 2018 in the New England Journal of Medicine, administration of zoledronate injection every 18 months for 6 years reduced the risk of nonvertebral or... read more


Negative-pressure wound therapy reduces surgical site infections

In a meta-analysis of 9 studies with 1266 patients published online September 26, 2018 in JAMA Surgery, the use of negative pressure wound therapy was associated with a significantly lower rate of surgical site infections in closed laparotomy incisions in general and colorectal surgery... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
 
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Colorful and flavorful may not be healthy; processed foods can cause long-term damage
Beware of hidden additives in foods and check nutrition labels
 
New Delhi, 07 October 2018: While food is meant to nourish our bodies, today, it is one of the primary reasons for disease and disability. Modern foods are highly processed and stripped of their nutrients. Reading food labels carefully and being vigilant about the quality of the processed foods is extremely essential. What is even more necessary is to inculcate healthy eating practices right from childhood.

Various chemicals are added to packed and processed food to enhance flavor and increasing their shelf life. Most people consume these without realizing and succumb to several diseases later in life. Unhealthy eating is perhaps one of the topmost risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) today.

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