Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
26th October 2019

HCFI PHM Consensus statement: Fabric hygiene

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

  • Fabric hygiene is an important component of personal hygiene.
  • Clothes are a potential vehicle of transmission of infections
  • Dirty clothes may be contaminated with resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in healthcare settings.
  • Wash clothes regularly to remove and inactivate micro-organisms and also to remove odor...read more

Bed time anti-hypertensive medication better controls BP

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

People with high blood pressure who take all their anti-hypertensive medication in one go at bedtime have better controlled blood pressure and a significantly lower risk of death or illness caused by heart or blood vessel problems, compared to those who take their medication in the morning, according to results from the Hygia Chronotherapy Trial published in the European Heart Journal...read more

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Delhi sees worst air quality of season

NEW DELHI: Delhi's air quality plunged to "very poor" level on Thursday as the air quality index reached 311. This was the worst AQI level recorded in the capital this season. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data showed Delhi's average PM2.5 and PM10 levels three times above the safe standards of 60 and 100 micrograms per cubic meter, respectively.... read more

World is closer than ever to seeing polio disappear for good

In a "historic achievement for humanity", two of three wild poliovirus strains have been eliminated worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday, following the conclusion by a group of experts that WPV3, type three of the disease, has been eradicated completely.... read more

Ultra-processed foods gain ground among Latin American and Caribbean families

Ultra-processed food, sugary beverages and fast food with poor nutritional quality are replacing more nourishing domestic foods in diets of families in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a report published by the Pan American Health Organization, "Ultra-processed food and drink products in Latin America: Sales,... read more

FDA Approves Ready-to-Use Phenylephrine Injection

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first ready-to-use formulation of phenylephrine HCl injection (Biorphen, Eton Pharmaceuticals) for treatment of clinically important hypotension resulting primarily from anesthesia-associated vasodilation,... read more

Vitamin D Spray as Good as Oral Tablets in Raising Levels

For individuals who cannot or prefer not to take oral capsules, the same increase in vitamin D levels in the blood can be achieved with a sublingual spray, suggests a small randomized controlled trial. Investigators examined the ability of a daily sublingual spray to raise serum vitamin D concentrations in 75 healthy volunteers.... read more

Treatment for common vision disorder does not improve children's reading skills

Results from a clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) show that while vision therapy can successfully treat convergence insufficiency (CI) in children, it fails to improve their reading test scores. Investigators from the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial – Attention and Reading Trial (CITT-ART) published the results online today in Optometry and Vision Science.... read more

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Cleveland Clinic Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2020 (Part 1)

1.Dual-acting osteoporosis drug:The recent FDA approval of romosozumab, a new dual-acting drug is giving patients with osteoporosis more control in preventing additional fractures...read more

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