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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
21st October 2018
Noise pollution: Keep noise levels less than dB during Diwali

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Diwali, the festival of lights is just around the corner. It’s the most widely celebrated festival in the country. Along with all the festivities, unfortunately Diwali is now associated with public health issues like air pollution and noise pollution due to bursting of fire crackers.

Noise is now well-recognized as a health hazard. Noise is an environmental stressor, which has both physiological and psychological effects.

Environmental noise is among the top environmental risks to physical and mental health and well-being, according to the WHO’s “Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region 2018” more

Top News

Today is Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day

Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) Prevention Day or World Iodine Deficiency Day is observed every year on 21st October with the aim to create awareness of adequate use of iodine and to highlight the consequences of iodine deficiency. The iodine deficiency disorders have... read more

Zika Update: Zika cases rise to 109 in Rajasthan

The number of people infected with Zika virus rose to 109 in Rajasthan on Friday. According to a spokesperson of the state medical and health department, the nine new cases confirmed were from Jaipur. However, 91 Zika virus infected patients are healthy now after treatment, he said,... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 21st October 2018

Harm Reduction: People who use drugs are offered only two choices: Get sober or die. Safe injection-that’s the message behind the Church of Safe Injection. The "church" is a harm reduction initiative in Portland, Maine-with plans for offshoots in other cities.. read more

Practice Updates

EMA approves Bevespi Aerosphere as a new maintenance bronchodilator treatment

The European Medicines Agency's (EMA's) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended marketing for the medicinal product Bevespi Aerosphere, intended for the maintenance treatment to relieve symptoms in adult patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)... read more

AF progression is associated with increased adverse events

Results of a survey of the patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto published in the October 2018 issue of the journal Stroke show that AF progression was associated with increased risk of clinical adverse events -... read more

Insulin resistance is prevalent in children as young as age 6

A significant percentage of 6-year-old children showed abnormal metabolic profiles, including insulin resistance, which increased their risk of cardiovascular disease in a longitudinal cohort study of healthy children, the results of which .. read more

Shorter duration of sleep apnea increases mortality risk

Duration of the apnea-hypopnea event is a predictor of mortality in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). According to the study published online October 19, 2018 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, individuals with shorter respiratory events may be predisposed to increased ventilatory instability... read more

Better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to longer life

A retrospective study of 122,007 patients who underwent exercise treadmill testing at Cleveland Clinic between Jan. 1, 1991, and Dec. 31, 2014, to measure all-cause mortality relating to the benefits of exercise and fitness found that increased cardiorespiratory fitness was directly associated with reduced long-... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
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Prevention and precaution are key to avoiding disease like swine flu
Medication for this condition should only be taken under supervision
New Delhi, 20 October 2018: There has been a spike in the number of positive H1N1 cases reported in Bengaluru in the month of September. October has been no different and the causes attributed to the increasing prevalence include change in weather and rains.There were 68 positive cases during the first week of October, which further increased by 21 in a matter of some days.

This disease is caused by a strain of the influenza A virus and was found to have been transmitted to humans from pigs. H1N1 can also be fatal if not treated on time. Its symptoms include a cough, sore throat, fever, headache, nausea and vomiting.

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