Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
20th October 2019

100 Mohalla Clinics opened in Delhi
A Mohalla Clinic model is being showcased live at the 26th Perfect Health Mela

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

100 Mohalla Clinics opened in Delhi yesterday. Now there are more than 300 Mohalla Clinics operating in Delhi since the first Mohalla Clinic was opened in 2015.

The concept of Mohalla Clinic was started by the Delhi Government to provide primary healthcare to all. As part of a four-tier health care delivery system, these clinics have been conceptualized as the first point of contact for the public, which provide basic quality primary health care services including medicines, diagnostics and consultation free of cost. This also reduces the load on secondary and tertiary hospitals...read more

Artificial pancreas system better controls blood glucose levels than currently used sensor-augmented insulin pump

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

(Excerpts from NIH, Oct. 16, 2019): A multicenter randomized clinical trial evaluating a new artificial pancreas system has found that the new system was more effective than existing treatments at controlling blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes. The research is published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The NIH-funded study of people with type 1 diabetes showed that the system improved participants’ blood glucose control throughout the day and overnight...read more

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Practice Updates

Today is World Osteoporosis Day

World Osteoporosis Day (WOD), on October 20 each year, marks a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. WOD aims to make osteoporosis and fracture prevention a global health priority by reaching out to health-care professionals,... read more

Universal Health Coverage Passes Key Global Milestone

The World Health Organization welcomed a new Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Resolution on achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030. The resolution, adopted at the IPU Assembly in Belgrade, Serbia, comes one month after heads of state agreed a high-level United Nations Political Declaration on UHC in New York.... read more

J&J recalls 33,000 bottles of baby powder as FDA finds asbestos in sample

Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it is recalling around 33,000 bottles of baby powder in the United States after U.S. health regulators found trace amounts of asbestos in samples taken from a bottle purchased online.... read more

30% of HIV/AIDS Patients Have Depression, says Global Study

The worldwide prevalence of depression among people with HIV/AIDS is 31%, according to new findings. Depression prevalence tended to be higher in less developed countries, Dr. Ahmad Ghashghaee of the Iran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran and colleagues report in BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, online September 25.... read more

Abridged Rabies-Exposure Regimen Appears Effective

In people bitten by rabid dogs, intradermal rabies vaccinations given over the course of a week may provide the same protection as a standard four-session, one-month post-exposure prophylaxis, according to an observational study... read more

Medical Voice

7 million people receive record levels of lifesaving TB treatment but 3 million still miss out

(WHO, Oct. 17, 2019): More people received life-saving treatment for tuberculosis (TB) in 2018 than ever before, largely due to improved detection and diagnosis. Globally, 7 million people were diagnosed and treated for TB - up from 6.4 million in 2017– enabling the world to meet one of the milestones...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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c. Bacteria are absent on urine culture.
d. The red blood cell (RBC) count is normal.
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