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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
16th October 2018
Swine Flu: Messages of public health importance for the public

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

  • Fever with cough and cold is flu, unless proved otherwise.
  • No fever, no flu
  • In low risk patients (no pregnancy, not a newborn/elderly or no comorbidity), with no breathlessness, no testing, hospital admission and/or Tamiflu is required.
  • People with co-morbid conditions, pregnant women and the elderly should not ignore flu
  • No breathlessness, then only digital consultation to avoid crossinfection.
  • For the general public, simple surgical mask; for doctors, N95 mask more
Top News

Today is World Food Day: "Our Actions are our Future. A #ZeroHunger world by 2030 is possible"

World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. Today also marks the beginning of the World Food Week, which will be observed from 15-19 October, which... read more

Six ways how climate change will affect your health

(CNN): A new report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of dire consequences if governments dont make "rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" to stem global warming. But the planet isnt the only thing at risk as temperatures rise; your health might be in danger, too. Here are six ways that climate change... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDTalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 16th October 2018

Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare released an Analytical Report of the National Health Profile-2018 prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI), under the aegis of the Directorate General of Health Services at Patna, today. The National Health Profile covers demographic, socio-economic, health status and health finance... read more

Practice Updates

Family and gender play a role in extended post-concussion symptoms

In a study of children with mild traumatic brain injury published online Oct. 15, 2018 in the journal Pediatrics, 25-31% of study participants still experienced post-concussion symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, headache and irritability, one year after injury. Factors like gender ... read more

Significant hair regrowth with dupilumab in a patient with alopecia totalis

A case report published online October 10, 2018 in JAMA Dermatology describes the case of a 13-year-old patient with alopecia totalis along with extensive, treatment-resistant atopic dermatitis, who had significant hair growth while being treated with dupilumab for atopic... read more

Women who are pregnant should be taking this flu season very seriously

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a new study published Oct. 11, 2018 in Clinical Infectious Diseases found that pregnant women who got the flu shot reduced their risk of being hospitalized for the flu by 40%. More than 80% pregnancies overlapped with flu... read more

Mindfulness reduces postmenopausal symptoms and stress

A study presented October 5, 2018 at the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) 2018 Annual Meeting in San Diego suggests that mindfulness (being aware of the present and being nonjudemental) can reduce postmenopausal symptoms such as anxiety, sleep disturbances, hot... read more

Do not prescribe decongestants for colds in children

A study analyzing treatments for common cold in adults and children has concluded that for adults, consider a trial of decongestants alone for up to 3 to 7 days, or with antihistamines or analgesics to alleviate bothersome nasal symptoms. However, decongestants should not be... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
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Only 12.5% of those with cancer avail treatment at an early stage of the disease
India is witnessing a steep rise in cancer cases, majority of which are due to lifestyle factors
New Delhi, 15 October 2018: Recent research suggests that there has been an increase in the incidence of gastrointestinal (GI) and skin cancer among locals in the Ladakh region of India. The high altitude, exposure to excessive ultraviolet (UV) rays, lack of oxygen, and a sedentary lifestyle are some of the causes attributed to the increase. The rise in GI cancer is mostly due to the unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle which includes consumption of stored meat and hot beverages.

GI cancer is more common in men over the age of 40. Women who have undergone menopause are also prone to it. What adds to the burden is that fact that people are not aware of the early symptoms of this condition especially in Ladakh. There is also a lack of access to cancer treatment and proper drugs to combat GI cancer.

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