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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
10th December 2018
Never go against the recommendations of the manufacturer

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

All drugs/devices are accompanied with labeling or full prescribing information or the package insert, which includes directions for use, warning and precautions and dosage and administration. This package insert is for the doctor as the “learned intermediary”, who can evaluate this information and sift out that which is relevant for his patient and accordingly balance the dangers of the drug against the benefits of its use. This is because prescription drugs and devices can be obtained by patients only when prescribed by their treating doctor. So, once the doctor has been warned, the duty to use the drug properly and to warn the patient about any risks is lies upon the physician. ...read more

Low-allergenicity landscaping plant selection criteria for patients with pollen-related allergies

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Patients with pollen-related allergic rhinoconjunctivitis or asthma and landscapers sometimes enquire about modifying outdoor environments to choose plants that are less likely to trigger symptoms. However, there are only few information sources available to help them identify allergenic plants and strategies to avoid personal exposure to them

Now, the Landscape Allergen Working Group of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has created a guide, which for the first time lists plants of low allergenic potential and also provides general guidance...read more

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Non-celiac gluten sensitivity @ ISWD conference January 2019

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58 million Americans still exposed to secondhand smoke, says CDC

Progress in reducing exposure to secondhand smoke among U.S. nonsmokers has stalled in recent years, despite longstanding declines over the past three decades. An estimated 58 million American nonsmokers (1 in 4) were still exposed to secondhand smoke from burning tobacco products such as cigarettes during 2013–2014,... read more

Egypt offers free tests as part of campaign to eradicate hepatitis C

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Simulation exercise put global pandemic readiness to the test

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Ebola situation reports: Democratic Republic of the Congo

The latest numbers as of Dec. 6, 2018 are:

Total cases: 477
Confirmed cases: 429
Probable cases: 48 ... read more

Buildings account for close to 40% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions

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Administration of oral vitamin C to mothers who smoke during pregnancy may prevent lung damage

Vitamin C may reduce the harm done to lungs in infants born to mothers who smoke during their pregnancy, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online Dec. 7, 2018 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. At three months of age, the infants whose mothers took 500 mg of vitamin C... read more

Low gluten diet alters the intestinal flora of healthy adults

Compared with a high-gluten diet, a low-gluten diet induces moderate changes in the intestinal microbiome, reduces fasting and postprandial hydrogen exhalation, and leads to improvements in self-reported bloating. These observations suggest that most of the effects of a low-gluten diet in non-celiac adults may be due to qualitative changes in ... read more

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A healthy diet is a gateway to a healthier adulthood
Schools are agents of change and should focus on balanced eating habits
New Delhi, 9th December 2018: The Delhi Public School, R K Puram, organized a Diet Mela ( SNF@School)on the 8th of December 2018. Padma Shri Awardee, Dr K K Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) was the Special Guest at the event.

Furthering his efforts towards encouraging healthy living and eating habits among the youngsters, Dr Aggarwal spoke about the importance of a balanced and healthy diet right from the childhood.

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