Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
18th October 2019

The 26th Perfect Health Mela opens today
The theme for the Mela this year is "Fit Delhi-Fit India

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The three-day 26th Perfect Health Mela, the annual flagship event of the Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI), opens today at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Weightlifting Auditorium, New Delhi.

The theme for the Mela this year is "Fit Delhi-Fit India".

Delhi Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal has been invited to inaugurate the Mela at 11.30 am....read more

Lumacaftor + Ivacaftor: A new treatment option for cystic fibrosis?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

A combination of lumacaftor and ivacaftor has been found to improve lung function in cystic fibrosis patients and also reduced the need for intravenous (IV) antibiotics in a new study published online Oct. 11, 2019 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

The study conducted at 47 cystic fibrosis centers in France involved 845 patients, both adolescents and adults. Patients who took lumacaftor-ivacaftor continuously for 12 months experienced:...read more

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Practice Updates

Obesity rates soar due to dramatic global diet shift, says UN food agency

Eating food high in starch, sugar, fats and salt; combined with a sedentary lifestyle, is a recipe for soaring global obesity rates, even in countries where many still suffer from hunger. On World Food Day, on Wednesday, the UN’s food agency, FAO, called for action to make healthy, sustainable diets affordable and accessible for all.... read more

Climate crisis raises risk of more Ebola outbreaks

The climate crisis is going to raise the risk that Ebola will spread farther and reach areas previously unaffected by the virus, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. The study found that the climate crisis will bring a 1.75 to 3.2-fold increase in the rate at which the ... read more

IIT Kharagpur graduate develops device to curb air pollution

New Delhi: An IIT Kharagpur graduate has invented a device called "PM 2.5" which he claimed when fitted near the silencer pipe in vehicles will curb air pollution. Debayan Saha, a mechanical engineering graduate from IIT Kharagpur, who has invented the device claims that one car fitted with the device can neutralize the pollution emitted from 10 cars in its vicinity.... read more

FDA Panel: Thumbs Up for Cefiderocol in Urinary Tract Infections

An FDA advisory panel voted 14-2 to recommend approval for cefiderocol, a novel antibiotic for complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including pyelonephritis, in patients with limited or no other treatment options.... read more

Exercise Is Cancer Medicine, Says Global Coalition

Current oncology practice is "failing those diagnosed with cancer" with regard to prescribing exercise, says a call-to-action report from a global coalition of 40 leaders from 17 organizations, spearheaded by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).... read more

Medical Voice

Malaysia confirms first Zika case since 2016

The Malaysia Ministry of Health (MOH) reported a confirmed Zika virus in a patient from Perak state. This is the first case reported in the country since 2016. According to officials, the 30-year-old man presented with symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea on Sep. 26 and was admitted to the hospital the next day. The patient is in stable condition...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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