Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
15th October 2019

Celebrate Global Handwashing Day today

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Hand hygiene is the single most important measure to reduce transmission of microorganisms from one person to another or from one site to another on the same person. It is inexpensive and forms an integral part of infection control practices in healthcare.

Our hands are home to two types of bacterial flora - the resident flora and the transient flora. The resident flora is found in the deeper layers of skin...read more

Why wash hands: Is there a mention in ancient Vedic Literature?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Vedic prayer

कराग्रे वसते लक्ष्मिः करमध्ये सरस्वति ।
करमूले तु गोविन्दः प्रभाते करदर्शनम् ॥

Karaagre Vasate Lakssmih Karamadhye Sarasvati |
Karamuule Tu Govindah Prabhaate Karadarshanam || ..read more

Practice Updates

Today is Global hand washing Day: "Clean hands for all"

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives... read more

Western Pacific leaders discuss need to protect health in relation to climate change and the environment

The 70th session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific concluded after discussions on climate change and environmental health. Delegates took note of actions to protect human health from climate change and environmental health threats.... read more

Congo to start using Johnson & Johnson Ebola vaccine in November

Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo will introduce a Johnson & Johnson Ebola vaccine in November in the country's eastern provinces, to counter the current outbreak, they said. The J&J vaccine will complement another vaccine manufactured by Merck, which has been administered to more than 225,000 people.... read more

Blood Test Helps Identify Pneumonia Patients at Risk for Acute Respiratory Failure or Sepsis

A blood test can identify a subgroup of pneumonia patients at increased risk for developing acute respiratory failure or sepsis, according to new research. Researchers analyzed clinical data and used real-time PCR to determine microRNA profiles in blood samples from 169 hospitalized CAP patients... read more

High lead levels during pregnancy linked to child obesity

Children born to women who have high blood levels of lead are more likely be overweight or obese, compared to those whose mothers have low levels of lead in their blood, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and Health Resources and Services Administration. The study was conducted by Xiaobin Wang, M.D.,... read more

Medical Voice

Use of non-pharmaceutical forms of Artemisia: WHO Position Statement

Following an extensive evidence review on the effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical forms of Artemisia, conducted in 2019, WHO has issued a new position statement on this issue "The use of non-pharmaceutical forms of Artemisia," published in October 2019, with a clear message: WHO does not support the promotion or use of Artemisia plant material in any form for the prevention or treatment of malaria....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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