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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
8th June 2018
WHO Priority Diseases: Ebola Virus Disease

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Ebola virus disease, or Ebola hemorrhagic fever, as it was earlier known as, is a severe illness which is often fatal, if left untreated.

The disease was first identified in 1976 when two outbreaks were reported from Nzara, South Sudan, and the other in a village near the Ebola River in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo, from which the disease takes its name.

In May this year, WHO declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) making it the ninth outbreak of EVD in the country since it was first identified. On June 4, an ethics committee in DRC approved the use of five investigational therapeutics to treat Ebola, under the framework of compassionate use/expanded access. This is the first time such treatments are available in the midst of an Ebola outbreak, says the WHO..... read more

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How to start your own medical practice

According to the World Health Organization, India needs 80,000 more hospital beds every year. Currently, the ratio between hospital beds and patients is 1:879. In such a scenario, starting a self-owned practice that bridges the gaps in patient care while using the latest technologies would be the ideal way of creating a niche for yourself in the healthcare sector.... read more

Top News

Today is World Brain Tumor Day

World Brain Tumor Day is celebrated on June 8 every year to raise awareness and educate the public about signs and symptoms and management of brain tumor. The day was first started in 2000 by "Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe e.V" (German Brain Tumor Association), a non-profit organization.... read more

India shows 22% reduction in MMR since 2013

India registered a significant decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio. According to the just released SRS bulletin (2016), India has shown impressive gains in reduction of Maternal Mortality with 22% reduction in since 2013. Nearly one thousand fewer women now die of pregnancy-related.... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDTalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 8th June 2018

Clinical: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled a new rabies rapid test that can more easily and precisely diagnose rabies infections in animals. The LN34 pan-lyssavirus real-time polymerase chain reaction assay (LN34) displays a higher diagnostic capability when compared to the direct fluorescent antibody test, the current gold standard. ... read more

Practice Updates

Complete expulsion with mifepristone pretreatment in first-trimester pregnancy loss

Pretreatment with mifepristone followed by treatment with misoprostol resulted in a higher likelihood of successful management of first-trimester pregnancy loss than treatment with misoprostol alone in a study published online June 7, 2018 in the New England Journal of Medicine.... read more


Stroke survivors could gain the most from new BP guidelines

A new research published June 6, 2018 in Journal of the American Heart Association says that aggressive treatment of high BP can reduce stroke mortality. If stroke survivors were treated so their BP reach the new target of less than 130/80 mmHg, deaths might be cut 33% compared with previous guidelines with a higher target BP.... read more


Endocrine Society launches podcast highlighting advances in endocrinology

The Endocrine Society has launched podcast highlighting latest advances in endocrinology and clinical care on June 5, 2018. The topics covered in the first two episodes include explore male birth control pill, link between cancer treatments and diabetes, which are available on the website of the Endocrine Society..... read more


Zika infection is usually mild in children, says study

A new study reported online May 29, 2018 in JAMA Pediatrics has suggested that Zika virus infection is generally mild in infants, children and adolescents with nonspecific symptoms and most children do not require hospital admission. A clinical picture of maculopapular rash (often pruritic) with conjunctival injection in a patient who has fever is indicative of infection with Zika virus..... read more


Formal attire with white coats is the most preferred form of physician dress

A cross-sectional study examining patient perceptions, expectations and preferences regarding physicians dress has highlighted the significance of appropriate attire for doctors. Of 4062 patient responses, 53% indicated that physician attire was important to them during care. It also .... read more


FDA issues Class I Recall of Maquet Datascope CARDIOSAVE Hybrid IABPs

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a class I recall of all CARDIOSAVE Hybrid (Maquet Datascope) intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP) manufactured since December 12, 2011, and distributed through April 2018 due to a design issue that allows fluid (such as saline) to .... read more

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Work stress can even lead to mortality over time
Some simple lifestyle changes and balance can help in overcoming this condition
 
New Delhi, 7th June 2018: According to a recently published study, job stress can be detrimental to life. This is particularly true in case of men who work in a demanding environment with little control over their workload even if they maintain a healthy lifestyle. Such men have a 68% greater risk of premature death as per the study. Work is a common source of stress in adulthood, triggering natural stress responses.

While some workplace stress is normal, excessive stress can interfere with your productivity and performance, impact your physical and emotional health, and affect your relationships and home life. It can even mean the difference between success and failure on the job.

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