Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
24th October 2019

Prevention of antimicrobial resistance
Perfect Health Mela HCFI-WHO Consensus: No blood in stools, no antibiotics

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

  • For most patients with acute watery diarrhea (unless cholera), do not routinely administer empiric antimicrobial therapy.
  • Multiple pathogens can cause watery diarrhea.
  • Severe volume depletion is the most important complication of acute diarrhea in adults.
  • The clinical assessment of the adult patient with acute diarrhea should focus on characterizing the type of diarrhea (watery versus bloody) and the degree of volume depletion...read more

Kayotsarga or mind-body relaxation: A spiritual prescription

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Shavasana is a term used in Hatha Yoga, which means lying like a corpse.

In modern medicine, it is called mind-body relaxation. In terms of psychiatry, it is called progressive muscular relaxation. Mahavira called it as Kayotsarga in his teachings.

Kayotsarga does not mean only lying like a corpse but also abandonment of the body...read more

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Practice Updates

International lead poisoning prevention week of action – 20-26 October 2019

Lead poisoning is preventable, yet the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has estimated that in 2017 lead exposure accounted for 1.06 million deaths and 24.4 million years lost to disability and death due to long-term health effects, with the highest burden in developing regions.... read more


Climate change hampers progress on fighting epidemics: Global Fund

Climate change is making it harder to eradicate deadly epidemics, with rising temperatures helping mosquitoes spread malaria in higher places in Africa, the head of a global health fund said on Tuesday... read more


Malnutrition behind 69% deaths among children below 5 in India, says UNICEF report

Malnutrition caused 69% of deaths of children below the age of five in India, according to a UNICEF report. In its report, The State of the World's Children 2019, UNICEF said that every second child in that age group is affected by some form of malnutrition... read more


FDA Clears First Topical Form of Minocycline for Acne

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 4% minocycline topical foam (Amzeeq, Foamix Pharmaceuticals) to treat inflammatory lesions of nonnodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris in adults and in children aged 9 years or older... read more


Could Vaginal Swab Predict Preterm Birth?

Measuring concentrations of certain biomarkers in vaginal secretions may provide a way to assess risk of preterm birth, researchers found. Levels of tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMP-1), a protein that may play a role in pregnancy,... read more


Vitamins, Omega-3 Supplements May Improve Autism Symptoms

Children with autism who take supplements of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids may have fewer symptoms than kids who don't, suggests a meta-analysis. Researchers examined data from 27 trials involving 1,028 children with autism spectrum disorder... read more

Medical Voice

What can you do about flu?

Get vaccinated:Anyone can benefit from influenza vaccination, but it is particularly important if you are in a high-risk group. WHO recommends that older people, pregnant women, children under 5 years old, and people with an underlying health condition such as asthma or diabetes get vaccinated...read more

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