Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
27th September 2019

Ranitidine safety alert: DCGI should have put the drug on temporary hold till it had been certified safe

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Vide a notification F. No. 12-03/19/DC (Safety-007), the DCGI has issued a directive to all the States and UT Drug controllers regarding a nitrosamine impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in ranitidine.

Ranitidine is an OTC drug. It is also one of the most commonly prescribed drugs for heartburn and GERD.

The DCGI has asked all Drug controllers of states and UTs to communicate to the manufacturers of ranitidine...read more

A student's health and well-being can impact educational progress: Doctors too can help support academic success

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published a clinical report on how pediatricians too can help children who do not making expected progress in school.

According to AAP, while traditionally, the school system has the responsibility for evaluation and management of children who have academic problems, pediatricians too can play an important role in a child's academic success as part of a multidisciplinary team comprising of family, school and other related professionals....read more

Practice Updates

TB cases increased by 16 per cent in India in 2018, says report

India witnessed 16 per cent increase in the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in 2018 against the previous year's figure of 18 lakh even though around 8 lakh patients went undetected, according to an official report released on Wednesday.... read more

WHO urges investments to stop measles transmission in Europe

The first-ever WHO Strategic Response Plan (SRP) for a measles emergency was launched to ensure financial commitment to stop the spread of this highly contagious and serious disease in the WHO European Region.... read more

Rwanda on Track to Achieve HIV Epidemic Control, says Survey

The Government of Rwanda, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ICAP at Columbia University released new data that demonstrate Rwanda's remarkable progress towards achieving HIV epidemic control — particularly in attaining high levels of linkage to treatment and viral load suppression among people living with HIV... read more

Chronic Diarrhea Linked to Obesity, Independently of Diet

Individuals with obesity are significantly more likely than their peers of normal weight to have chronic diarrhea, and the relationship does not appear to be mediated by diet or obesity-associated risk factors, new research suggests. In a comprehensive analysis of health and nutrition data from a nationally representative sample,... read more

Omega-3s Recommended as Adjunctive Therapy for Major Depression

A clinical practice guideline from the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR) recommends omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) as adjunctive therapy for major depressive disorder (MDD). The guideline emphasizes the importance of accurate clinical diagnosis and measurement-based... read more

Medical Voice

Napping twice a week good for the heart

People who napped once or twice a week were 48 percent less likely than non-nappers to face serious cardiovascular problems — heart attack, stroke, heart failure. The findings, published in the journal Heart, were based on nearly 3,500 adults, ages 35 to 75, who were tracked for about five years....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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