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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
9th May 2018
Why spirituality is friendly to wellbeing

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

What you believe in can have a big impact on health and longevity. People with high levels of religious beliefs or spirituality have lower cortisol responses. Cortisol is a hormone the body releases in response to stress.

  • Positive thinking produces nearly a 30% drop in perception of pain.
  • Spirituality and the practice of religion are associated with a slower progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Those who regularly attend organized religious activities may live longer than those who don’t. Regular participation lowers mortality rate by about 12% a year.... read more
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How can Electronic Health Records Improve your practice

Are you a medical practitioner, who dreams of expanding his practice, but the dreams get entangled with the daily operation of the practice? Does the doctor in you, has to take a back seat, to do the clerical tasks? Are you still stuck with physical paperwork? Electronic health records (EHR) is the answer to all your practice needs!... read more

Breaking News

Pharmacists failing to notify TB cases to be penalised

Hyderabad: The decision of the Union ministry of health to file criminal cases against doctors and pharmacists who do not report tuberculosis cases has not gone down well with the medical community, who have stated that all cases of TB are referred to government hospitals... read more

Top News

Largest cholera vaccine drive in history to target spike in outbreaks

A spate of cholera outbreaks across Africa has prompted the largest cholera vaccination drive in history, with more than 2 million people across Africa set to receive oral cholera vaccine (OCV). The vaccines, funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, were sourced from the global stockpile and are being used to carry out five major campaigns in Zambia, Uganda, Malawi, South Sudan and Nigeria.... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 9th May

Clinical : A higher intake of vitamin E is thought to counteract the increased oxidative stress found in patients with NAFLD and it is commonly prescribed as a supplement in the clinical practice. Integr Med Insights. 2016; 11:19-25, Am J Gasstroenterol 2012; 107(6): 811-826.... read more

Practice Updates

ICMR draft guidelines on management of type 2 diabetes

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has published draft guidelines for management of type 2 diabetes. The guideline, posted on the website, is open for comments till 18th May 2018 by 5pm (IST). Comments and suggestions can be sent to Dr Tanvir Kaur,.... read more


US FDA permits marketing of new endoscopic device for treating GI bleeding

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has permitted the marketing of Hemospray, a new device as a non-surgical option for treating upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. It is not intended for use in patients with variceal bleeding.... read more


US FDA approves a lower volume, one-liter bowel cleansing product for colonoscopies

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a lower-volume, 1-liter bowel cleansing polyethylene glycol-based (PEG) preparation for colonoscopies. The product called Plenvu is available as oral solution and contains polyethylene glycol 3350,.... read more


Hypertensive patients may benefit from folic acid supplements

Hypertensive adults with low platelet count who took a combined daily pill of both enalapril and folic acid had a 73% decline in their risk of first stroke compared to patients who took only enalapril daily, according to a study published... read more


Use of atypical antipsychotics during early pregnancy increases risk of gestational diabetes

Compared with women who discontinued use of an atypical antipsychotic medication before the start of pregnancy, women who continued treatment with olanzapine or quetiapine had a 28% increased risk of gestational diabetes, according to findings of a study published online May... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
 
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Only 40% Indians are aware that they suffer from hypertension
The May Measurement Month is an effort to create awareness and encourage people to get checked at regular intervals
 
New Delhi, 08 May 2018: May 2018 has been declared as the Measurement Month worldwide by doctors to get more people to pay closer attention to their blood pressure and avoid the silent killer called hypertension. Hypertension is defined as sustained high blood pressure over five weeks or more. The condition shows no real symptoms and can lead to complications such as kidney failure, stroke and even blindness in the longer term.

India has about 200 million adults with hypertension. Of this, only 40% are aware of the condition and only 20% take measures to tackle it. In light of this,

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