Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
27th April 2019
150-300 minutes physical activity offsets the harm from prolonged sitting

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

What bad food you eat may not matter, if you take enough amount of good food. And, if you sit for prolonged periods (6 or more hours daily), but replace the sitting time with exercise of at least moderate intensity, and with vigorous-intensity exercise, you can reduce the excess cardiovascular (CV) mortality risk.

The excess all-cause and CV mortality risks caused by regular, prolonged sitting is mainly seen in people who achieve less than 150 minutes of physical activity in a week. Those who maintain physical activity 150 to 200 minutes per week can considerably offset this excess risk; 300 minutes per week is even better.....read more

NIH statement on World Malaria Day 2019

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Statement of B.F. (Lee) Hall, M.D., Ph.D., and Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Eliminating malaria - one of the world's oldest and deadliest diseases - remains a critically important public health and biomedical research challenge. Despite remarkable advances in reducing malaria incidence and deaths since 2000, recent progress has become stagnant and has even reversed in some regions. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that in 2017 about 219 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide and approximately 435,000 people died of the disease. Unfortunately, malaria cases increased from 2016 to 2017 in the 10 highest-burden countries in Africa, and the number of cases per 1,000 in populations at risk remained at 59 from 2015 to 2017.....read more

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Practice Updates

Vaccinations create 'umbrella of immunity' against global measles outbreaks, says UNICEF

Between 2010 and 2017, an average of 21.1 million children missed their first dose of the measles vaccine, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) revealed on Wednesday, stressing its importance to creating “an umbrella of immunity for everyone.”.... read more

ICMR unveils plan to ensure malaria-mukt India by 2030

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday officially unveiled the 'Malaria Elimination Research Alliance' (MERA), a conglomeration of partners - mostly research organisations working on malaria control — in order to prioritise, plan, conduct and scale up relevant research. "The MERA India alliance is very important because of its operational research..... read more

Decline in measles vaccination is causing a preventable global resurgence of the disease

The United States and many other countries that had eliminated the disease are experiencing concerning outbreaks of measles because of declines in measles vaccine coverage. Without renewed focus on measles vaccination efforts, the disease may rebound in full force, according to a new commentary published.... read more

Study shows increasing rates of PCI in very old adults with acute MI

People approaching their 90th birthdays are going for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in increasing numbers and with improving odds of survival after an acute myocardial infarction (MI). The study reported in the May 2019 issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions found that from 2000 to 2016,...read more

TransPyloric shuttle intragastric device approved for obesity

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the TransPyloric Shuttle (TPS) intragastric device to help eligible obese patients lose weight. The intragastric device is endoscopically implanted into the stomach to help patients feel full sooner and then endoscopically explanted after a year....read more

Medical Voice
  1. A woman died after she fell off the bed at the newly built super-specialty hospital in Bongaon in Kolkata on Wednesday night. Munmun Mondal (43), a resident of Chalki village at Gopalnagar in Bongoan was admitted to the hospital by her family members on April 23 as she complained of severe respiratory distress.
  2. Tea and coffee: In a 2014 study published in The Journal of Nutrition, participants with higher caffeine consumption scored better on tests of mental function. Caffeine might also help solidify new memories, according to other research..... 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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Limited screen time, healthy lifestyle, and adequate physical activity a must for children
Parents must model healthy behavior for kids

New Delhi, 26 April 2019: The United Nations on Wednesday released its first-ever recommendations on physical activity for children under five, with disputed advice on subjects ranging from screen time to “tummy time”. The guidelines from the WHO may read to some parents like common-sense practices, including not exposing babies under one-year-old to screens. With obesity posing a rising public health threat and 80% of adolescents “not sufficiently physically active,” WHO said it was time to outline best practices for children under five.

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