Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
11th April 2019
Madras High Court issued guidelines for curbing sexual harassment in educational institutions

Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta

In an unexpected turn of events, a plea made against the transfer of a government school teacher has prompted the Madras High Court to direct the creation of a toll-free number to report instances of sexual harassment and indiscipline by teachers in state educational institutions.

Further, Justice SM Subramaniam has also ordered that government school teachers be warned by the state of disciplinary action if they conduct private tuitions beyond school hours, whether on a working day or holidays. The judge opined,....read more


Tafenoquine, a new drug to prevent relapse of vivax malaria

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

A new drug, tafenoquine was approved this year by US FDA as a single-dose treatment to prevent relapse (radical cure) of Plasmodium vivax malaria.

Tafenoquine is a new 8-aminoquinoline antimalarial drug. It is a synthetic analog of primaquine with an elimination half-life of 15 days. It acts on all stages of malaria (Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2007 Aug;51(8):2709-15), including the quiescent liver stage, the hypnozoite. Hence, it is used for the radical cure or prevention of relapse of Plasmodium vivax infections.....read more

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Practice Updates

WHO urges stronger action to reduce deaths from NCDs in Europe by one third

WHO "best buys" – targeted policy interventions aimed at reducing the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – can be a game-changer for achieving target 3.4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through which governments have committed to reducing premature deaths from NCDs by one third by 2030..... read more


FDA warns about risks of using home use test strips that are pre-owned or not authorized for sale

The US Food and Drug Administration has warned against using test strips from a previous owner (pre-owned) or test strips not authorized for sale in the US because they may potentially cause infection or lead to inaccurate test results, which can cause serious harm, including death. The FDA issued a safety communication alerting patients and health care professionals about the risks of using these kinds of test strips..... read more


New York City declares a public health emergency

CNN has reported that New York City has declared the measles outbreak affecting the Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg to be a public health emergency, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. Unvaccinated people living in select zip codes will be required to receive the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, known as MMR, to curtail the outbreak and protect others, he said..... read more


Cesarean deliveries associated with greater risk of maternal morbidity than vaginal deliveries

Cesarean delivery is associated with a higher risk of intra- or postpartum severe acute maternal morbidity than vaginal delivery, particularly in women aged 35 years and older, according to a new case-control study published...read more

Medical Voice

1. CDC estimates that, during 2012-2015, over 9 million Americans tried to quit smoking cigarettes because of the campaign and over half a million quit for good.

2. In India nicotine products are not covered in COTPA and hence is a non tobacco product. .... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 1: Choose a habit
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A 3 dimensional approach to Management of Diabetes
Influenza virus is a shape shifter and more precautions are needed
Flu is not similar to cold and can be a serious illness
 
New Delhi, 10th April 2019: Food additive tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ)-found in many common products from frozen meat to crackers and fried foods-suppresses the immune response the body mounts when fighting the flu, a recent study has suggested. In addition to increasing the severity of flu symptoms, the study found evidence that tBHQ exposure could reduce the effectiveness of the flu vaccine through its effects on T cells, a vital component of the immune system.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently launched a strategy to protect people worldwide over the next decade against the threat of influenza, warning that new pandemics are ‘inevitable’. WHO’s new strategy, for 2019 through 2030, aims to prevent seasonal influenza,

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