Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
29th October 2019

Post-Diwali air pollution in Delhi: Air quality deteriorates to severe category
Public cooperation is a must to reduce air pollution and its harmful effects

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The air quality in Delhi became 'severe' post-Diwali with AQI levels crossing the 400 mark. The overall AQI at 11.30 am yesterday was 463, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR). PM 10 levels in severe AQI category exceed 430 and PM2.5 levels are higher than 250. Yesterday, the PM10 level was 439 and PM2.5 level was 271.

The AQI continued to be in the 'severe' to 'very poor' category even at 4 pm yesterday in most parts of Delhi; IGI Airport (T3), the AQI was 421; Anand Vihar, the AQI was 390; ITO 373; JLN Stadium 360; RK Puram 363; Wazirpur 384...read more

Children with severe obesity should have greater access to bariatric surgery

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Recognizing that severe obesity is a serious and worsening public health crisis in children and adolescents, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for greater access to metabolic and bariatric surgery. In a new policy statement, "Pediatric Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: Evidence, Barriers, and Best Practices," published Sunday, Oct. 27, the AAP describes severe obesity among children and adolescents as an "epidemic within an epidemic," one that portends a dramatically shortened life expectancy for today's generation compared to their parents...read more

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Practice Updates

Today is World Stroke Day

This year, World Stroke Day brings global attention to the urgent need for us all to take action on stroke prevention. One in four of us is at risk of stroke in our lifetime, but most strokes can be prevented by taking a few simple steps. It is important to take action and spread the word #DontBeTheOne... read more

As part of Maharashtra drive, BMC detects 170 tuberculosis, 36 leprosy cases in two weeks

MUMBAI: In a special drive to detect tuberculosis (TB) and leprosy directly from the community, BMC detected over 170 TB and 36 leprosy cases in two weeks, indicating that many people are unaware and living with the symptoms. Over 1,000 were found with symptoms of oral, breast and cervical cancer... read more

Less Than Half of Kids Get Enough Sleep, says Survey

Less than half of school age children reported getting the recommended amount of sleep on weekdays, a researcher reported at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) annual meeting. Among more than 50,000 children, ages 6 to 17 years,... read more

Poor Glycemic Control Tied to Bone Formation in Younger Women with Type 2 Diabetes

Bone histomorphometry suggests that in premenopausal women with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) glycemic control is associated with bone remodeling, and may increase fracture risk, according to researchers in Brazil... read more

Medical Voice

Health Ministry to observe Vigilance Awareness Week from 28th October to 2nd November, 2019

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will observe the Vigilance Awareness Week from 28th October to 2nd November, 2019 as per directions of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Government of India. The theme of the vigilance awareness this year is "Integrity- a way of life”.Vigilance Awareness Week will commence with the administration...read more

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