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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
19th May 2018
Kerala High Court rules that talking on a mobile phone while driving is not illegal

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

On Wednesday i.e. on 16.05.2018, the Hon'ble Kerala High Court ruled that talking on a mobile phone while driving is not illegal. It ordered that the police cannot register a case against those who talk on the mobile phone while driving, unless the act causes a danger to the public.

The police had registered a case under and Section 118(e) of Kerala Police Act.

Section 118(e) of Kerala Police Act states that any person who knowingly does any act which causes danger to public or failure in public safety shall on conviction be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend up to three years or with a fine not exceeding Rs 10,000/- or with both....read more

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How to Enhance Your Practice Visibility?

You are one among the 9,88,922 allopathic doctors practising in India. You can find a clinic in every nook and corner. How do you attract patients to your practice? What do you do to become more visible to your target audience? The only solution is to be different from others and think out-of-the-box..... read more

Top News

WHO calls an emergency meeting as Ebola spreads to Congolese city

The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting on Friday to "consider the international risks" of the latest outbreak of the deadly disease Ebola, which has now moved to an urban area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). .... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 19th May 2018

Practice changing news: Delhi saw a series of storms. I noticed large number of cases with accelerated hypertension. Some within the family. Would like to know observations of others. Answer lies in Ayurveda in two terms Vayu Vikriti and Kal Vikriti. When there happens a reverse of what is expected in that Ritu or time there will occur vitiation of doshas. .... read more

Practice Updates

A new rapid test for Rabies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a new rabies test ‘LN34 test’ designed for use in animals, which can more easily and precisely diagnose rabies infection, according to a study published May 16, 2018 in PLoS One. In the pilot study, it produced no false negatives,.... read more


First FDA-approved preventive treatment for migraine

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults. Given as once-monthly self-injections, it is the first FDA-approved preventive migraine treatment in a new class of drugs that work by blocking the activity of calcitonin ... read more


One in 3 swimming-related disease outbreaks occur at hotels

According to a report published May 17, 2018 in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, one-third of treated recreational waterborne disease outbreaks such as diarrhea, respiratory illnesses and skin rashes during 2000 through 2014 occurred in hotel pools or hot tubs. The most common pathogens involved are Cryptosporidium, Pseudomonas and Legionella.... read more


AHA recommends eating two servings of fish per week

A new scientific advisory reaffirms the American Heart Association’s recommendation to eat fish- especially those rich in omega-3 fatty acids twice a week to help reduce the risk of heart failure, coronary heart disease, cardiac arrest and stroke (ischemic). The advisory is published May 17, 2018 .... read more


Clopidogrel and aspirin combination therapy may prevent stroke

Results from a trial published May 17, 2018 in the New England Journal of Medicine show that compared to aspirin alone, combining aspirin and clopidogrel following a small stroke or experiencing minor stroke symptoms decreases risk of a new stroke, heart attack or other ischemic event within 90... read more


High-intensity exercise does not prevent cognitive impairment in patients with dementia

A moderate to high intensity aerobic and strength exercise training program does not slow cognitive impairment in patients with mild to moderate dementia even as it improved physical fitness, according to the findings of the Dementia And Physical Activity (DAPA) trial published online May 16, 2018 in The BMJ.... read more


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About 90% of strokes can be prevented with lifestyle changes
Provided timely action is taken, a stroke can leave a person with permanent disabilities
 
New Delhi, 18 May 2018: Statistics indicate that 15% of all strokes are caused by hemorrhagic stroke when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, leading to permanent damage. While all people with acute stroke benefit from treatment on a stroke unit, there is currently no specific treatment for hemorrhagic stroke and unfortunately many people affected will die within a few days.

A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when blood from an artery begins bleeding into the brain. Pressure from the leaked blood damages brains cells, and, as a result, the damaged area is unable to function properly.

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