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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
Editor-in-Chief eIMANews - Dr Ravi Wankhedkar
9th February, 2018
Every hospital should have a social PRO to reduce the menace of touts

Disputes involving hospitals are becoming commonplace nowadays. The reasons being mainly death of the patient, huge hospital bills, impaired trust, differing expectations among several others. Such incidents further undermine the doctor-patient relationship, which is already tenuous at best, especially these days. Emotional reactions, at times, may aggravate conflicts between doctors and patients. This deteriorating doctor-patient relationship manifests as violence against doctors and hospitals and damage to hospital property and essential equipments at times. If we analyze these incidents, we often find miscommunication or failure to communicate, to be at the root of these conflicts. Such conflicts give a bad name to the whole of the medical fraternity.

Another issue that is of grave concern is the rising number of touts. Patients are often give long waiting times for their surgery or investigations. About 50% of these will default everyday.... read more

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New Govt. Initiatives in Health Sector

The Government has devised various new initiatives on health sector which inter-alia includes:.... read more


Yellow Fever Cases in Brazil

The current yellow fever epidemic in Brazil is the most severe outbreak of the last 5 decades and raises concerns for some local doctors and other countries, some of them not even neighboring the Latin American country... read more

Practice Updates

Severe pre-eclampsia often leads to undetected high BP after pregnancy

Lingering hypertension is common and may go unnoticed among women who have severe pre-eclampsia during pregnancy, according to new research published February 5, 2017 in the journal Hypertension. The study suggests that post-pregnancy ambulatory BP monitoring of all women who have severe pre-eclampsia .... read more


Adding immunotherapy to standard treatment slows advanced kidney cancer progression

Patients with previously untreated metastatic renal cell cancer (mRCC), combining immunotherapy atezolizumab with targeted therapy bevacizumab delayed cancer growth by about three months longer than sunitinib particularly in patients with PD-L1-positive tumors. These findings will be presented at the upcoming 2018 .... read more


Noise increases risk factors for heart disease

An article published February 5, 2018 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says that noise may disrupt the body on the cellular level in a way that increases the risk of common heart disease risk factors. The authors put forth that noise induces a stress response, characterized by activation of the sympathetic nervous ... read more


Stand up more to lose weight

An article published February 5, 2018 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says that noise may disrupt the body on the cellular level in a way that increases the risk of common heart disease risk factors. The authors put forth that noise induces a stress response, characterized by activation of the sympathetic nervous system and increased levels of hormones, ... read more


Patients with severe psoriasis at risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Patients with severe psoriasis covering more than 10% of their body surface area (BSA) were at significantly greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2DM) over a period of 4 years compared with those without psoriasis, according to a study published in the February 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology..... read more


Questionnaire to evaluate the impact and outcomes of brachial plexus injury

Researchers from the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have developed the first-ever patient questionnaire to assess the impact, both physical and psychological as well as patient expectations and outcomes of brachial plexus injury. The questionnaire is published February 7, 2018 in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.... read more

Gynecology Updates

Glial cells as mediators of protective actions of prolactin (PRL) in the CNS.

A new article published in General and Comparative Endocrinology reported that prolactin (PRL) is a hormone with multiple actions in the central nervous system (CNS) spanning from physiology.... read more


Pregnancy outcomes after maternal use of thiocolchicoside.

The 2014 report by European Medicines Agency (EMA) restricted the use of thiocolchicoside for all reproductive-age women. A new article published in Reproductive Toxicology aimed to expand.... read more

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Indian children face twin burden: malnutrition and obesity
While concentrated efforts are needed to prevent malnutrition, preventing obesity entails encouraging healthy habits right from a young age
 
New Delhi, 08 February 2018: As per a recent survey conducted in 10 of the country’s most populous cities, 1 in 4 urban children under the age of five is stunted and suffers from chronic malnutrition. Of the cities surveyed, Delhi ranks first in terms of the highest percentage of severely stunted children (11.7%). On the contrary, child obesity is also an emerging concern with about 2.4% children in the 10 cities found to be overweight or obese.
 
India is facing a double burden – child obesity on one end and malnutrition on the other. While those in rural India predominantly suffer from stunting and malnutrition, children in urban areas are falling prey to a sedentary lifestyle and consumption of fast food.
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