Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
8th February 2019
Why India should worry about being happy?
India ranked as 133 out of 156 countries in the UN 2018 World Happiness Report

Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta

2018 was not a bad year in general for India. GDP growth has been relatively good, the Modi government has launched several new initiatives and India’s status and world image has strengthened. The problem is that these are all top-line measures and do not get down to how the people are actually feeling.

Unfortunately, recent research on this indicates that Indians are not feeling very happy. India ranked as 133 out of 156 countries on the UN 2018 World Happiness Report (Happiness Report)....read more

Harm Reduction and IJCP Group
e-cigarettes are not tobacco cigarettes

About IJCP

IJCP Group is a medical communication group established in 1990 and caters to the health awareness needs of more than 2 lakh doctors daily. It has journals, handbooks, online news, online CMEs, medical events, medico-legal section etc.

IJCP Group also works with medical and other health-care establishments, eminent doctors, its editors, contributors, writers, health care industry and government to achieve its objectives.....read more

Practice Updates

More than 1,000 swine flu cases recorded in Delhi

New Delhi: One death due to swine flu and 124 fresh cases of Influenza A (H1N1) have been recorded in Delhi, taking the total number of people affected by the disease in the city this year to 1019, according to a report. The city had recorded 895 positive cases of swine flu till Monday... read more

Media Statement from CDC Director on Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America

"I'm excited that CDC is part of this unprecedented opportunity to end the HIV epidemic in America. The Administration's plan will deploy the people and key prevention and treatment strategies needed to reduce new HIV infections by 75 percent over the next 5 years, with the hope of a 90 percent reduction within 10 years.... read more

Health Ministry reviews the preparedness on seasonal influenza (H1N1)

In a high powered meeting with senior officers of the Health Ministry, Ms Preeti Sudan, Secretary (HFW) reviewed the state of preparedness and action taken to deal with H1N1 influenza cases, here today. Additional Secretary (Health) Shri Sanjeeva Kumar, DCGI Dr S Reddy, Directors and Senior Officials from NCDC and representatives from EMR were also present in the meeting.... read more

Capacity building for developing Trauma Care Facilities on National Highways

Under the scheme 'Assistance for Capacity Building for developing Trauma Care Facilities in Government Hospitals on National Highways',116 Trauma Care Facilities (TCFs) have been identified and funded in 17 states along the Golden Quadrilateral highway as well as North-South & East-west Corridors during the 11 Five year plan (FYP).....read more

Ambulance nitroglycerin patch to lower BP did not improve stroke outcomes, says study

Lowering blood pressure in the ambulance with a nitroglycerin patch for suspected stroke did not lessen post-stroke disability, according to results of the RIGHT-2 trial (Rapid Intervention with Glyceryl trinitrate in Hypertensive stroke Trial-2) presented Feb. 6, 2019 at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2019 in Honolulu.... read more

FDA approves first therapy for the treatment of adult patients with acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cablivi (caplacizumab-yhdp) injection, the first therapy specifically indicated, in combination with plasma exchange and immunosuppressive therapy, for the treatment of adult patients with acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura... read more

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Learn to differentiate between seasonal flu and swine flu
Mortality can be reduced or averted through timely precautionary measures
New Delhi, 7 February 2019: India has recorded an alarming spike in swine flu (H1N1) this year, with 6,701 cases and 226 deaths confirmed till February 3, compared to 798 cases and 68 deaths during the corresponding period in 2018. The sharpest spike was in the week ending February 3, which reported close to a third (2,101) of the total cases. Rajasthan alone confirmed 507 cases and 49 deaths in one week, followed by Delhi with 456 cases, shows data from across India. There have been no deaths in Delhi thus far.
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