Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
10th October 2019

"Health is wealth": Everyone should have health insurance

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The rising costs of health care place a burden on most households as most Indians continue to spend "out of pocket" on health care. India has one of the highest "out of pocket" in the world, which is over 60%.

According to a National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) 2015 survey,...read more

Eat a healthy diet to prevent CKD and albuminuria

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

A healthy dietary pattern may prevent development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and albuminuria in adults without kidney impairment, according to a new Australian study published in the October 2019 issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

The systematic review and meta-analysis included 18 studies with 630,108 adults who were followed for an average of 10.4 years...read more

Practice Updates

Today is World Mental Health Day - Focus on suicide prevention

World Mental Health Day is organized by the World Federation for Mental Health. This year's Day is supported by WHO, the International Association for Suicide Prevention,... read more

As cholera continues to spread, UNICEF charters 1.6 million doses of vaccines to Sudan

UNICEF chartered a plane carrying 1.6 million doses of Oral Cholera Vaccines (OCV) to Khartoum. The vaccines arrived at Sudan at a critical time as cholera cases continue to be reported... read more

One billion people have preventable eye conditions, increasingly linked to lifestyle choices: UN health agency

A staggering 2.2 billion people already suffer from eye conditions and visual impairment today, but the global need for eye care is set to increase "dramatically", with lack of exercise a key factor, the UN health agency said on Tuesday, unveiling its first ever report on vision across the world... read more

More Pregnant Women Need Encouragement for Flu, Tdap Shots, CDC Says

Pregnant women need more encouragement to get influenza and pertussis vaccines, as many of them are missing these recommended shots that can protect both them and their babies, federal officials said... read more

More Children Have High Blood Pressure

Hypertension affected 4% of children worldwide, a systematic review and meta-analysis showed. The prevalence of childhood hypertension rose at a relative rate of 75% to 79% from 2000 to 2015 and was tied to BMI,... read more

Medical Voice

Antibiotic resistant genes prevalent in groundwater

(Science Daily): With climate change comes increasing water shortages, and potentially longer periods of drought. As policymakers look urgently to wastewater recycling to stem the gap in water resources,...read more

IDEJ Update

Indian Diabetes Educator Journal (IDEJ), 1st of its kind in India aims to keep the members of diabetes care team abreast with concepts of DSME (Diabetes self-management education) and DSMS (Diabetes self-management support). IDEJ has set a new benchmark in educating the diabetes educators about evolving the concept of DSME- reaching to more than 25000 through Digital and Print Medium..... read more

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