Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
8th April 2019
Bombay High Court allows abortion beyond 20 weeks to save the woman's life

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

The Bombay High Court has ruled that permission from either the High Court or the Supreme Court will have to be taken for terminating a pregnancy over 20 weeks where the woman feels that its continuation would involve risk to her or the fetus' mental/ physical health and/or there is substantial risk that the child when born would suffer from abnormalities.

However, permission would not be required from the court for terminating a pregnancy that has crossed the 20-week period, if it poses a risk to the woman's life.....read more

Practice changing: Advise interval appendectomy to all conservatively managed patients with perforated appendicitis

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Should an interval appendectomy be done in patients with perforated appendicitis and who have been managed conservatively or nonoperatively with intravenous antibiotics and percutaneous drainage of an abscess, if present? Or, can these patients be followed-up with MRI scans?

The Peri–Appendicitis Acuta randomized clinical trial examined this question and found the answer. It recommends interval appendectomy for patients with perforated appendicitis managed conservatively at the time of presentation to exclude an appendiceal neoplasm.....read more

Practice Updates

Out-of-pocket payments for health, particularly for medicines, are unaffordable for many in Europe

Released on World Health Day 2019, new evidence from WHO finds that some people face barriers to access and forego treatment due to the cost involved; some pay and experience financial hardship as a result; and some are affected in both ways, even in Europe's richest countries..... read more

Gout treatment may help prevent obesity-related type 2 diabetes

Colchicine, used to treat the gout, could potentially reduce complications accompanying metabolic syndrome, a combination of high blood pressure, high blood sugar and other conditions that increase the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes,.... read more

Recently approved Annovera vaginal ring effectively prevents unwanted pregnancy

Annovera, a recently approved contraceptive vaginal ring, the first that can be used for an entire year, is a highly effective birth control method, according to clinical trial data presented at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans,.... read more

Gluten-free foods in restaurants test positive for gluten

A study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology found that more than half of gluten-free pizza and pasta dishes in restaurants tested positive for the presence of gluten; about one-third of supposedly gluten-free foods had detectable gluten....read more

Meta-analysis says enucleation better than resection for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Compared with resection, enucleation showed better efficacy and safety postoperatively with less hematological changes and severe complications, except for longer operative time, according to a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials examining the efficacy... read more

Medical Voice

Pollution Shorten Lives by 20 Months

The life expectancy of a child born today could be reduced by an average of 20 months due to health damage caused by air pollution. In South Asia, where air pollution levels are the highest, the life expectancy for children born in countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh falls by more than 30 months,.... read more

eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
Asymptomatic H1N1 infection is seen in a. 9% cases
b. 20% cases
c. 30% cases
d. 40% cases
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Hide and Seek
Inspirational Story 2: The Secret of Success!
A 3 dimensional approach to Management of Diabetes
Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) organizes Mega Health Camp and discourse on inner healing on World Health Day 2019
Hon'ble Chief Secretary of Delhi, Shri Vijay Kumar Dev was the chief guest for the day
Over 10 dharma gurus give insights on physical to spiritual heart and healing from within
New Delhi, 7th April 2019: The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) organized a mega health camp on World Health Day at the Acharya Sushil Muni Ashram, Defence Colony, New Delhi on 7th April 2019. The event was conducted in association with Public Diplomacy Forum, Temple of Understanding Foundation, IMA-New Delhi Branch, World Fellowship of Religions, Vishwa Ahimsa Sangh, Delhi Heart and Lung Institute, the Lions Club of Delhi, Alaknanda, and Sai Milan.

Hon'ble Chief Secretary of Delhi Shri Vijay Kumar Dev graced the event as the Chief Guest for the day. Other special guests included Shri C K Khanna

To Read More or Comment, Click Here