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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
29th September 2018
The spiritual heart: Your heart and my heart are one

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

"My Heart, Your Heart" .... this is the theme for the World Heart Day this year, which happens to be today. This means to not only look after our own hearts but also of our loved ones.

It’s important to lead a healthy lifestyle, not only as individuals, but also make sure that people we care about do the same.

This is what our Vedas also expound.
"Tat tvam asi" is a mahavakya in the ancient Sanskrit texts of the Upanishads. It translates as "I am that" and means that "You and I are same" or "your heart and my heart are one". more

Video Of The Day : Dialogue on Srimad Bhagwat
Top News

Today is World Heart Day: “My Heart, Your Heart”

Heart disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the world. Every year, about 18 million people die due to heart disease and by 2030 this is predicted to rise to nearly 23 million. Around 80% of these deaths are in low- and middle-income countries.... read more

World leaders commit to bold targets and urgent action to end TB

World leaders meeting at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly have committed to ensure that 40 million people with tuberculosis (TB) receive the care they need by end 2022. They also agreed to provide 30 million people with preventive treatment to protect them from developing TB. “Today is a landmark in the long war on TB,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director- ... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 29th September 2018

Dear Colleague Here are two links for videos to watch. Share them with your colleagues and friends.
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• TEDx Video: Doctor-patient relationship
"My Heart, Your Heart" … this is the theme for the World Heart Day this year, which happens to be today. This means to not only look after our own hearts but also of our loved ones. The day also signifies the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle, not only as individuals, but also to make sure that people we care about do the same.... read more

Practice Updates

Childhood poverty may have lasting effects on cognitive skills in old age

Children who grow up in poverty or who are otherwise socially and economically disadvantaged may be more likely in old age to score lower than others on tests of cognitive skills (thinking, learning, reasoning, remembering and problem solving), according to a study published online ... read more

Fecal microbiota transplantation may restore beneficial gut bacteria in cancer patients

Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have shown that autologous fecal microbiota transplantation (auto-FMT) is a safe and effective way to help replenish beneficial gut bacteria in cancer patients who require intense antibiotics during allogenic hematopoietic stem ... read more

Antidepressants and psychological therapies may help IBS patients

An updated systematic review and meta-analysis of 53 trials published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology has concluded that antidepressants and psychological therapies are efficacious in reducing symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)... read more

PPIs shown to increase fracture risk in dialysis patients

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Leica Microsystems' augmented reality (AR) GLOW800 surgical fluorescence for vascular neurosurgery. In combination with ICG (Indocyanine Green), GLOW800 allows surgeons to observe cerebral anatomy in natural color, augmented by real-time vascular flow in a single image, with full depth ... read more

Pre-frailty and frailty associated with poor prognosis in type 2 diabetes patients

Pre-frailty and frailty increased the risk of mortality and cardiovascular events, and also led to greater healthcare utilization in patients with type 2 diabetes in a study published in Cardiovascular Diabetology. Patients with 1, 2 (pre-frail), and ≥ 3 frailty components (frail) had an increased risk of mortality, cardiovascular events, hospitalization and ICU admission compared to ... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Blue Hummingbird
Inspirational Story 2: God has a Sense of Humor Too
Social responsibility should be a part of every individual’s life
Registrations are invited for the HCFI CSR Awards 2018; last date for nominations is 1 October 2018
New Delhi, 28 September 2018: A study of India’s top companies for sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) shows that the top 200 companies spend around Rs 1369 crores on healthcare and wellness. About 24% of the total spend on CSR is focused on healthcare. Companies can do a lot to support healthcare as a part of their 2% mandatory spending. To recognize the contribution of business to healthcare, the HCFI CSR Awards 2018 are being organized as part of the 25th MTNL Perfect Health Mela this year.

Funds directed at CSR can become an enabler for driving innovation in healthcare processes and medical devices to deliver healthcare in a portable, convenient and cost-effective way. All this can further help in achieving the objective of ‘affordable healthcare’ which is also the theme for the Mela this year.

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