Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
2nd October 2019

Join Fit India CMAAO-IMA Plogging: Plog 2 km on 2nd October

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

As part of the Swachhata Hi Seva campaign, launched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, to make India free of single use plastic, CMAAO, Indian Medical Association and all its state branches, Heart Care Foundation of India and Padma Awardee Doctors’ Forum are organizing a plogging run on 2nd October on the theme "Plog 2 km on 2nd October, 2019".

Plogging is a fitness movement, which first started in Sweden around 2016. It slowly picked up and spread to other countries in 2018, following increased concern about plastic pollution...read more

Mahatma Gandhi, an inspiring figure even today
Follow his principles of Satya, Ahimsa, Sarvodaya and Satyagraha

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Today is Gandhi Jayanti, the day which marks the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who was born today in 1869. This year, 2nd October commemorates his 150th Birth Anniversary.

Today is an opportunity to recall the four basic principles taught by Mahatma Gandhi: Satya (truthfulness), ahimsa (non-violence), sarvodaya (welfare of all) and Satyagraha (peaceful protest)...read more

Practice Updates

Today is International Day of Non-Violence

The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.... read more

WHO launches digital app to improve care for older people

On the International Day of Older Persons – 1 October – the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a package of tools, including a digital application to help health and social workers provide better care for older people... read more

PIL against digital thermometer, BP monitor being notified as drugs, HC seeks Centre's stand

The Delhi High Court has sought the Centre's response on a plea challenging its decision to notify blood monitoring devices, digital thermometers, nebulizers and glucometers as 'drugs' under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act... read more

Fruit fly trial unlocks clues for 'polypill' to beat aging

Scientists who gave fruit flies a triple drug combination treatment and found that it extended their lives by almost 50% say their work offers clues on how to fight aging in people. The researchers said that their aim is to figure out the mechanism of the aging process to find ways to help people stay healthy for longer.... read more

MCI, heavy drinking a hazardous cocktail

The combination of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and heavy drinking is associated with an increased risk for progression to dementia, new research shows. Results from a large, prospective cohort study showed that individuals with MCI who consumed an average of more... read more

Women who don't speak up at risk for heart disease

The more women hold back instead of speaking up, the more likely they are to have plaque in the carotid artery, an indicator of subclinical cardiovascular disease, said Karen Jakubowski, MS, from the University of Pittsburgh.... read more

Medical Voice

Humans can get tuberculosis from deer, the CDC says

(CNN)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found another unusual way animals can get humans sick. After two decades of hunting, a 77-year-old Michigan man came down in 2017 with a case of tuberculosis. The carrier, according to a new CDC report, was an infected deer...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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