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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
21st September 2018
Fake it to make it

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

We all aspire to be successful, be happy always, or project confidence and put our best foot forwards…each one of us wants to be a person of sterling qualities. But, this is not always so. Not everybody is successful, our definitions of happiness vary and confidence often takes a long time to develop. So, if I am none of the above, then how can I be what I am not?

There is saying "Fake it till you make it", it suggests that by imitating confidence, competence, and an optimistic mindset, a person can realize those qualities in their real life. It is similar in meaning to the idiom "act as if" (Wikipedia).

Here are some ways how you can do more

Top News

Today is the International Day of Peace: "The Right to Peace - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70"

The International Day of Peace is observed globally on 21st September every year to strengthen the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Sustainable Development Goal 16 "Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions" calls for promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. A peaceful society is .. read more

WHO calls for urgent action to end TB

Although fewer people fell ill and died from tuberculosis (TB) last year, countries are still not doing enough to end TB by 2030, warns the World Health Organization (WHO). Global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million TB deaths since 2000, yet TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease. .. read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 21st September 2018

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TEDx Video: Doctor-patient relationship:
Dear Colleague How do we read the food labels and what do they mean in terms of sodium content? Let us have a look at them. ... read more

Practice Updates

People who walk just 35 minutes a day may have less severe strokes

People who participate in light to moderate physical activity, such as walking at least four hours a week or swimming 2 to 3 hours a week, were twice as likely to have a mild stroke rather than a moderate or severe stroke compared to people who are physically inactive, according to a study ... read more

Infant walkers are a major cause of serious injury

Infant walkers remain a dangerous and preventable source of injury for children, despite a U.S. mandatory safety standard, increased public awareness and fewer older walkers in the home, according to a study published online September 17, 2018. Majority of infant walker-related injuries occur when the child falls down the stairs in a walker, with most injuries to the head and... read more

NIH funds study to prevent, treat HIV among adolescents in poor countries

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $7.5 million for an international research program to prevent and treat HIV infection among adolescents and young adults in seven African countries and Brazil. The study, called Prevention and Treatment through a Comprehensive Care Continuum for HIV-affected Adolescents in Resource Constrained Settings (PATC3H), will ... read more

Complications are common in neonates born to obese women without hypertension or diabetes

Maternal obesity, even in the absence of hypertensive disorders or diabetes, is an independent risk factor for significant neonatal morbidity and neurologic neonatal morbidity, as reported in a study published August 17, 2018 ahead of print in Obstetrics & Gynecology. These neonates... read more

ASCO guidelines for treatment of C. difficile infection in children with cancer

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has published a guideline for the prevention and treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in children and adolescents with cancer and pediatric hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation recipients in the Journal of Clinical Oncology online September 14, 2018. The guideline strongly recommends either oral metronidazole or oral ... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
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All-out efforts a must to end AIDS a public health threat by 2030
Awareness and infection control are immediate priority areas
New Delhi, 20 September 2018: For AIDS to cease being a public health threat by 2030, the National AIDS Control Programme (NACO) would need to pull out all stops and reduce new infections to 75% by 2020, against the 2010 baseline. There has been a 71% decline in AIDS-related deaths in India due to scale-up of the anti-retroviral programme (ART), compared to 48% worldwide. However, the coverage stands low at 56% against the global target of putting 82% of people living with HIV on treatment by 2020.

Unprotected sex with an infected person and injecting drugs are two of the leading causes of new infections in India. Ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 is only possible only if services are offered to all, including high-risk groups.

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