Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
28th October 2019

HCFI PHM Consensus statement: Good personal hygiene is key to preventing infectious diseases

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

  • Personal hygiene involves behaviors and practices to maintain good health and prevent infectious diseases.
  • Nail hygiene, bathing, hand hygiene, oral hygiene, shoe hygiene are some of the important components of personal hygiene.
  • Hand hygiene is a simple and inexpensive method to reduce transmission of microorganisms. It is an integral part of infection control practices in healthcare.
  • "WHO 5 moments for hand hygiene": Health-care workers should clean their hands: Before touching a patient, before clean/aseptic procedures, after body fluid exposure/risk, after touching a patient and after touching patient surroundings...read more

The festival of Annakut after Diwali in India emphasizes on the benefits of eating a mix of vegetables

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Annakut festival is celebrated on the on the fourth day of Diwali and is the first lunar day of Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik.

The five days of Diwali are:

  1. Dhanteras: it marks the first day of Diwali and celebrates prosperity or wealth "dhan"; Dhanvantari, the God of Ayurveda is also worshipped...read more
Practice Updates

Medical students and physicians need to practice with empathy in caring for patients, says new WMA President

Medical students and physicians are becoming so exposed to the science of medicine that they are forgetting the emotional needs of their patients, according to the new President of the World Medical Association... read more

District of Columbia recognizes PAHO for including persons with developmental disabilities in the workplace

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has been recognized for its efforts to include persons with developmental disabilities in the workplace, in an event organized to hold the National Month of Awareness on Employment and Disability that is observed in the United States since 1988... read more

Govt issues norms for nanopharmaceuticals

New Delhi: Aiming to promote nanotechnology-based research, while also ensuring safety of medicines coming out of it, the government has rolled out guidelines to regulate nanopharmaceutical products... read more

Number of dengue cases crosses 67,000 in India

More than 67,000 people across India have been diagnosed with dengue so far this year, reports by the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) show. By mid-October, reports show, the disease had claimed 48 lives... read more

FDA Approves New Indication for Delafloxacin for CABP

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved delafloxacin (Baxdela, Melinta Therapeutics) for the treatment of adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) caused by designated susceptible bacteria, according to a company news release... read more

Trans Fats Tied to Increased Dementia Risk

Higher serum trans-fat levels have been associated with a significantly elevated risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease (AD), results of a large, longitudinal study, published online October 23 in Neurology, show... read more

Frailty Predicts Damage in SLE

A frailty index helped predict future disease damage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an international group of researchers and experts reported. On a multivariable analysis, each 0.05-point increase in the baseline frailty index developed by the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics... read more

Acromegaly Comorbidities Must Be Focus of Care: Consensus Update

A new consensus update on the diagnosis and treatment of acromegaly comorbidities emphasizes aggressive treatment of cardiovascular, endocrine, metabolic and other conditions, including sleep apnea and bone and joint disorders... 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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