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

New rules for organizing social functions in Delhi

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Delhi Government has issued a draft policy for holding social functions in hotels, motels and low density residential areas (villages containing existing farm houses clusters - urban extension areas) in Delhi. The policy specifically takes into consideration to extravagance in expenditure and food wastage, waste management and safety of persons attending such functions.

All farmhouses, hotels, etc. hosting such events will now have to adhere to the directives in the policy. Some of the directives are:

  • Maximum number of guests in any marriage function will be calculated by dividing the gross floor area of the venue (in sq m) by the occupant load factor....read more

A new triple-drug combination antibiotic for complicated UTIs and intra-abdominal infections

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

A combination of imipenem, cilastatin and relebactam has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI) and complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI) resulting from Gram-negative microorganisms. The drug is intended for use in situations when there are limited or no alternative antibacterial drugs for treating the infection.

Available as an injection, the three-drug combination includes imipenem-cilastatin, which is already a FDA-approved antibiotic and relebactam, a new beta-lactamase inhibitor....read more

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Practice Updates

ILBS urges Centre to bring law to curb discrimination against hepatitis patients

New Delhi: Delhi-based Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences has urged the Central Government to come up with a law to prevent discrimination and social stigma faced by hepatitis patients in India.

Doctors at the premier hospital dedicated for liver care highlighted that there is a need for legal framework to protect patients living with hepatitis B and C from the social discrimination.... read more

Risk of Ebola in the Western Pacific remains low

Following the declaration of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the World Health Organization (WHO) reaffirms that the overall risk of Ebola spreading to the WHO Western Pacific Region remains low.... read more

Link between diabetes and heart failure stronger in women than men, study says

A link between diabetes and an increased risk of heart failure has long been known, but a new paper suggests that the link is significantly stronger in women than in men. Type 1 diabetes was associated with a 47% increased risk of heart failure in women compared with men, and type 2 diabetes was associated with a 9% increased risk, suggested the paper, published in the journal Diabetologia on Thursday.... read more

Menstrual Cups Safe, Effective, and Largely Unknown

Menstrual cups offer similar or better leakage protection compared with sanitary pads or tampons, cost less over time, have few adverse events, and are widely favored by women who have been educated on their use, revealed a study. Despite these attributes, awareness of the feminine hygiene product is limited by a lack of recognition of the device as an option for menses management, the researchers say.... read more

Habit of Workouts at Consistent Time of Day Linked to Meeting Activity Goals

People who always work out at the same time of day get more exercise overall and are more likely to get the recommended minimum amounts of weekly activity, a small U.S. study suggests.

Among 375 people who had lost weight and kept it off for at least a year, those who typically worked out at the same time every day averaged about 350 minutes of exercise per week, versus 285 minutes for those with inconsistent exercise schedules. ... read more

Medical Voice

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on Wednesday. "It is time for the world to take notice and redouble our efforts. We need to work together in solidarity with the DRC to end this outbreak and build a better health system,"... 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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