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

Girl suspected to be suffering from dengue dies in Delhi
Rise in hematocrit along with rapid fall in platelets is the danger sign in dengue

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

A 16-year-old girl suspected to be suffering from dengue died at a Delhi hospital. She was running fever for the last 8-10 days. She was a resident of a housing complex; more than 1500 families are residing in various towers of the housing complex. The National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) is responsible for cleaning, sweeping, collecting garbage and carrying out anti-malarial and anti-larval activities at the complex.

Less than 1100 cases of dengue and no deaths due to the mosquito-borne disease have been reported so far this year in the city...read more


Adverse childhood experiences associated with leading causes of death

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

(Excerpts from CDC): A first-ever CDC analysis provides comprehensive estimates of the potential to improve health by preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

At least five of the top 10 leading causes of death are associated with ACEs. Preventing ACEs could potentially reduce chronic diseases, risky health behaviors, and socioeconomic challenges for adults...read more

Practice Updates

Union health minister urges people to donate organs

NEW DELHI: Describing organ donation as a divine and noble act that can save lives, Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan urged people to come forth and donate organs without any fear. Dr Harsh Vardhan, who presided over a donor felicitation ceremony organized... read more


Newborn Care Week starts today

Newborn Care Week is celebrated every year in the country from 15 to 21 November. The aim for celebrating the week is to raise awareness about the importance of newborn care for child survival and development.... read more


WHO prequalifies Ebola vaccine, paving the way for its use in high-risk countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) has prequalified an Ebola vaccine for the first time, a critical step that will help speed up its licensing, access and roll-out in countries most at risk of Ebola outbreaks. This is the fastest vaccine prequalification process ever conducted by WHO... read more


UN spotlights 'explosive' obesity rates, hunger in Latin America and Caribbean

Since 1975, adult obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean region has tripled, while one in four are going hungry, according to figures published by the UN on Tuesday. "The explosive increase in obesity, which affects 24 percent of the regional population, about 105 million people ... read more


SGLT2 Drug for T1D Gets Thumbs Down From FDA Panel

An FDA advisory committee on Wednesday declined to recommend approving a low-dose version of empagliflozin (Jardiance) for adults with type 1 diabetes. In a 2-14 vote, members of the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee felt the... read more


Nutrient Deficits Persist Long-Term in Teens after Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery in adolescents, particularly Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), was associated with an increasing prevalence of several nutritional deficiencies over 5 years, a study by the Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) consortium found.... read more

Medical Voice

New treatment for treatment of anemia in adults with beta-thalassemia

Luspatercept–aamt (Reblozyl) has been approved by the US FDA for the treatment of anemia in adults with beta thalassemia, also called Cooley's anemia. For the first time, patients now have a treatment option that will help decrease the number of blood transfusions... 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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HCFI and RKGIT College jointly organize training on how to save a life in the event of choking for pharmacy students on World Diabetes Day
Guests at the event gave insights on managing diabetes and preventing complications to students and others present
 

Ghaziabad, 14th November 2019: The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI), a leading national non-profit organization, committed to making India a healthier and disease-free nation, in association with the Raj Kumar Institute of Technology (Pharmacy division), Ghaziabad, recently organized a programme commemorating World Diabetes Day.

Dr K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and CMAAO was the Chief Guest for the event and Shri Laxman Prasad from RKGIT was the Guest of Honor.

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