Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
16th October 2019

"All citizens of the world can save a life": World Restart a Heart Day highlights bystander CPR
Hands-only CPR is a simple, effective life-saving technique and can be performed by anyone

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including a heart attack or near drowning. Along with the access to external defibrillators (AEDs), CPR has the potential to improve outcomes in all patients of cardiac arrest outside the hospital.

It has been shown that CPR, especially if performed immediately (especially in the first 10 minutes of cardiac arrest), can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival...read more

Lefamulin: A new antibiotic for community-acquired pneumonia?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The US FDA has approved a new drug "lefamulin" as treatment for adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia. It will be available as oral and intravenous (IV) formulations both.

The drug is a semisynthetic pleuromutilin that inhibits prokaryotic ribosomal protein synthesis through a unique mechanism...read more

Practice Updates

Today is World Restart a Heart Day

World Restart A Heart Day is a global initiative to raise awareness and education of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillators (AED) among the general public and promote bystander CPR. The theme for the campaign is... read more

Today is World Food Day - Healthy Diets for A #Zerohunger World

Achieving Zero Hunger is not only about addressing hunger, but also nourishing people, while nurturing the planet. This year, World Food Day calls for action across sectors to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to everyone. At the same time,... read more

Names of 25 members of National Medical Commission finalized

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Monday finalized the names of 25 members of the National Medical Commission (NMC), which will replace the Medical Council of India (MCI), through a draw of lots from the nominations sent by the state governments, Union territories and state medical councils. Once the NMC comes into being,... read more

WHO gravely concerned about humanitarian situation in northeast Syria

WHO is gravely concerned about the humanitarian health situation in northeast Syria, where up to 200,000 people have been displaced due to increased military operations since 9 October, and almost 1.5 million people are in need of health aid. Many of those affected by the recent hostilities have already experienced immense physical and mental stress as a result of years of conflict and repeated displacement... read more

Xarelto Approved for VTE Prevention in Acute Medical Illness

The FDA approved rivaroxaban (Xarelto) to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) and related deaths for at-risk acutely ill medical patients not at high risk of bleeding, Janssen announced Monday. The approval was for the hospitalization and through discharge... read more

No Need for Intensive Oxygen in the ICU, says Study

Lowering the oxygen-saturation target in intensive care unit (ICU) patients showed no disadvantage relative to usual care either in the number of days patients needed mechanical ventilation or in overall survival, according to a randomized trial of 1,000 patients in Australia and New Zealand... read more

Drug Offers 'Stunning' Improvement in Dry AMD

Patients with non-exudative (dry) age-related macular degeneration (dAMD) obtained meaningful vision improvement at 6 months with a drug targeting oxidative stress versus sham treatment in a phase II clinical trial.... read more

Medical Voice

Singapore to become first country to ban ads on sugary drinks

(CNN)Singapore is set to become the first country in the world to ban ads for unhealthy drinks with high sugar content in what it says is the latest move in its ongoing "war on diabetes." The ban, which will apply to "the least healthy" sugar-sweetened beverages, will cover all media platformsincluding print, broadcast and online, said Edwin Tong,..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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Heart Care Foundation of India’s (HCFI) flagship event 26th Perfect Health Mela 2019 to focus on fitness, food, and hygiene
The attractions at the event this year include a cyclothon for fitness, science and laughter shows, and a dandiya night

New Delhi, 15th October 2019: The 26th Perfect Health Mela 2019, a leading health and wellness fair organized by leading National NGO – Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) will be inaugurated on 18th October 2019. The event will run for 3 days until the 20th October 2019 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. The event is co-organized in association with departments of Delhi and Central Government and the World Health Organization. The theme of the Mela this year is "Fit Delhi, Fit India."

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