Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
21st September 2019

2-Km Walk Test and 6-Minute Walk Test
Join the campaign "Walk 2 km on 2nd October"

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The year 2019 is the year for wellness and fitness. If you can walk 2 km without symptoms or 500 meters in six minutes, you are cardiac fit.

Heart Care Foundation is inviting members of the public in Delhi to join the campaign "Walk 2 km on 2nd October" at various locations. During the walk, you can also look for plastic littered on the roads and remove them to highlight the fact that plastic is banned in Delhi...read more

Mera Asia Mahan 11: A Prescription for Gandhigiri (Gandhism)

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Mahatma Gandhi taught four basic principles of satya (truthfulness), ahimsa (non-violence), sarvodaya (welfare for all) and Satyagraha.

Gandhigiri (Gandhism) or the Gandhian principles always united the common man.

The word Dharma means to hold together. All the above four principles can hold people together and hence form the backbone of dharma...read more

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Practice Updates

Today is World Alzheimer's Day

World Alzheimer's Day is an international campaign to raise awareness and highlight issues faced by people affected by dementia. It's an opportunity for people and organisations to demonstrate how we can overcome these issues and help people live well with dementia.... read more

Regular Exercise May Slow Progression to Alzheimer's

Regular aerobic exercise appears to delay hippocampal atrophy in older amyloid-positive patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), new research suggests. The single-blind, proof-of-concept study also showed that patients who were previously sedentary... read more

WHO, UNICEF and partners support Philippine Department of Health's polio outbreak response

The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) has announced an outbreak of polio in the country. A poliovirus case was confirmed on September 16, 2019 in a 3-year-old girl from Lanao del Sur. In addition, environmental samples from sewage in Manila and waterways in Davao were confirmed to contain the virus.... read more

Despite progress in childbirth safety, one woman or baby dies every 11 seconds

Childbirth survival rates are now a "staggering succes" compared with the year 2000, but one pregnant woman - or her child - still dies every 11 seconds from largely preventable causes, UN health experts said on Thursday.... read more

Valley Fever on the Rise and Spreading, Says CDC

The number of Coccidioidomycosis cases, also known as valley fever, has risen nearly 75% since 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most of those cases were from Arizona and California, but the Coccidioides fungus has been found as far north as central Washington.... read more

Novel Agent Imeglimin Improves Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes

A novel investigational first-in-class drug called imeglimin (Poxel Pharma) has shown promise in treating type 2 diabetes in a phase 3 study conducted in Japan. Findings from the Trials of Imeglimin for Efficacy and Safety (TIMES) clinical development program... read more

Medical Voice

Distribution of Generic Zantac stopped worldwide amidst contamination concerns

Distribution of generic versions of the popular heartburn drug ranitidine (Zantac, Novartis) is being halted in markets worldwide by the manufacturer, according to a spokesperson for Novartis, after findings that the medication may have become tainted with a cancer-causing agent. ...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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