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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
11th May 2018
Prakriti, Vikriti and Sanskriti: The rules of life

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Prakriti is when a person lives for himself or when his actions are centered towards oneself. Sanskriti is when one lives for the sake of others and vikriti is nothing but distortion in one’s living.

Greed is a type of vikriti, which can make a ‘nar’ a ‘narbhakshi’ and later ‘nar rakshas. On the other hand, if a person works towards sanskriti, it can convert him/her from ‘nar’ to ‘narottam’ and from ‘narottam’ to ‘Narain’.

Lord Buddha also said that any action done should follow the rule that it be directed.... read more


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Top News

New Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Bikoro in Equateur Province. The outbreak declaration occurred after laboratory results confirmed two cases of EVD..... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 11th May

Clinical : Eating 12 eggs in 1 week was apparently not tied to an increase in cardiometabolic risk factors among people with type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to Diabetes and Egg (DIABEGG) study...... read more

Practice Updates

Study shows association of gut microbiome and atherosclerosis

A study published May 9, 2018 in the European Heart Journal suggests that targeting the gut microbiome may be a way to treat arterial ageing and reduce the risk of heart disease. .... read more

CT scan as effective as DXA in evaluating risk of hip fracture

Findings from the Fracture, Osteoporosis, and CT Utilization Study (FOCUS) show that biomechanical CT analysis of routine abdominal or pelvic CT scans done earlier has comparable efficacy as DXA testing for identifying patients at high risk of hip fracture..... read more

Depression linked to memory problems and brain aging

Depression in older adults may be linked to memory problems, according to a study published May 9, 2018 online in Neurology. Greater symptoms of depression were linked to worse episodic memory (ability to remember specific experiences and events)..... read more

Transcranial magnetic stimulation improves walking speed in stroke patients

Noninvasive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), especially high-frequency stimulation on the same side of the brain where the stroke occurred improves walking speed in patients who are undergoing rehabilitation after a stroke,.... read more

Mirabegron + solifenacin succinate combo approved for treatment of overactive bladder

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved mirabegron in combination with solifenacin succinate for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) accompanied by symptoms of urge urinary... read more

HPV vaccine prevents cervical pre-cancerous lesions, says Cochrane Review

A review of evidence published May 9, 2018 in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews has concluded that there is high-certainty evidence that prophylactic vaccination against human papilloma virus (HPV) protects against cervical precancer... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Never never give up
Inspirational Story 2: The Three Fishes
Number of people with hypertension in India shows significant increase in the last one year
A majority with the condition are unaware of it
New Delhi, 10 May 2018: According to a preventive health programme conducted by a union health ministry, around 1 of every 8 people in India have high blood pressure. The results were drawn after screening about 22.5 million adults across 100 districts in India in 2017. The figures have increased significantly from the 1 in every 11 indicated by the National Family Health Survey in 2015/16. This indicates an urgent need for people to change their current lifestyles for achieving better health outcomes.

What is alarming is the fact that the screened population belongs to the rural pockets of India, where hypertension has so far not been reported as a significant health concern.

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