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

Water is a precious resource: Each one of us must make efforts to conserve water

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Last week, the UP Government issued a circular vide which the Assembly Speaker has directed that only half glass of water should be served in the state secretariat, offices and canteens at first. If needed, more water can be provided. This is to be implemented with immediate effect.

This step has been taken to check wastage of water because it has often been seen that people only take few sips of water when offered and leave the rest of the water in the glass.

India is a land of rivers; yet, ironically, many parts of the country are facing an acute water crisis. ...read more

Optimal shoe design for older adults

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Due to changes in foot morphology and the occurrence of foot deformities and foot pain with aging, older people frequently wear ill-fitting shoes leading to discomfort and reduced mobility, says a review of literature published in the September 2019 issue of the journal Maturitas.

Anton Jellema of Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and colleagues concluded that there is a need for shoe design specifically aimed at the foot morphology and demands of older people, including aesthetics. Shoes need to provide stability, also in the lateral direction...read more

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Practice Updates

Bill to improve medical education system introduced

New Delhi: A Bill that seeks to improve access to quality and affordable medical education and ensures availability of adequate and high quality medical professionals all over the country to promote equitable and universal healthcare was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday.... read more

FDA approves first generics of Lyrica

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, on July 19, approved multiple applications for first generics of Lyrica (pregabalin) for the management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, for the management of postherpetic neuralgia, as an adjunctive therapy for the treatment of partial onset seizures in patients 17 years of age and older,... read more

Resistant malaria spreading in South East Asia

Malaria parasites resistant to key drugs have spread rapidly in South East Asia, said researchers from the UK and Thailand. The parasites have moved from Cambodia to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, where half of patients are not being cured by first-choice drugs.... read more

Lung-Cancer-Screening Eligibility Should Be Expanded, say Researchers

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) eligibility criteria for lung-cancer screening should be expanded to cover other risk groups, researchers say based on findings from an observational study. "The current USPSTF should consider expanding the lower age limit to 50 years and extending years of quitting smoking for former smokers," Dr. Ping Yang from Mayo Clinic, in Scottsdale, Arizona, stated. In the new study,... read more

Can Plant-Based Diet Stave Off Diabetes?

Eating a plant-based diet was tied to a reduced risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to a review. Pooled data from nine observational studies indicated that high adherence to a plant-based diet was associated with a 23% lower risk for incident type 2 diabetes versus poor adherence to such a diet... read more

Computer use, crafts and games slow or prevent age-related memory loss, says study

A new study has found that mentally stimulating activities like using a computer, playing games, crafting and participating in social activities are linked to a lower risk or delay of age-related memory loss called mild cognitive impairment, and that the timing and number of these activities may also play a role.... read more

Medical Voice

Identifying preschoolers with ADHD symptoms may help them in elementary school

Preschoolers with symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are much less likely than other children their age to be ready for school, says a new research from the Stanford University School of Medicine published online July 21 in the journal Pediatrics. Children with ADHD were73 times more likely than children without ADHD to be impaired in approaches to learning; they were more than seven times as likely to have impaired social and emotional development;... 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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