eMediNews
(Incorporating eIMA News)
16th February 2016
Editorial
Should we adopt Brazil Model to fight Dengue? 
 
Brazil has deployed over 2 million armed force personnel recently to fight Zika. These have been accompanied by mosquito control teams and community health agents to help educate the people on how they can eliminate mosquito breeding zones in their neighborhood. The teams have an ambitious target of visiting 30 lakh homes in 350 cities to hand people explanatory pamphlets. 
 
Wearing a t-shirt with the “Zero Zika” Slogan, the Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff visited the Brazilian working class neighborhood of Zeppelin. Mayor Eduardo Paes and the Rio State Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao also accompanied her. They spoke to residents about the importance of eliminating the breeding areas of the mosquito that also transmits Yellow Fever, Dengue and Chikunguniya. Setting an example, she also sprayed insecticide in certain drains that were possible mosquito breeding areas. 
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Treatment of Prediabetes can help prevent chronic kidney disease in chronic hyperglycemia
 
 
New Delhi, February 15, 2016:  A recent study published in the American Journal of Kidney disease conducted on a sample base of 1,261 non-diabetic people aged 50 to 62 years has suggested that healthy persons who have blood sugar levels higher than normal, but not yet in the diabetic range are still at risk of developing kidney damage. Such individuals are more likely to have glomerular hyper filtration and albuminuria.
 
In the study, 595 people were found to have slightly abnormal blood glucose levels. And these individuals had higher probability of having glomerular hyperfiltration and albuminuria at 5-years follow up compared to those who had normal blood sugar levels, indicating early kidney damage.
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IMA Polio Dates
  • April 1st: tOPV would not be available after this date.
  • April 11th: bOPV would be available in private market but it is not to be opened or used before 25th April.
  • April 25: IMA Polio Switch Day, when tOPV would be completely withdrawn and replaced by bOPV in both routine immunization and polio campaigns.
  • 9th May: IMA National Validation Day when India would be declared free of tOPV. 

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The Indian Medical Association (IMA) presents a series of weekly webcasts for the benefit of the Indian medical profession, engaging you with the latest in advocacy efforts for doctors, through an interactive exclusive digital webcast partnership with eMediNexus.

Next Webcast: 
18th February 2016
Topic - Men's Health
Panel: Dr Rajiv Sood, Dr Anil Goel