Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
30th March 2019
From "Formula of 80" to "Section 80": Invest wisely for a healthy future

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

India is the midst of an epidemic of lifestyle diseases or noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, obesity, the genesis of which lies in an unhealthy lifestyle.

All the major lifestyle disorders or NCDs share common lifestyle-related risk factors like physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, tobacco and excess alcohol intake, which are modifiable. Hence, patients should be advised a common lifestyle that will prevent all lifestyle disorders and not just one....read more

ADA issues updates to its 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has issued three important updates to its 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes based on recently published literature. These updates principally focus on people with cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and for those with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and diabetes.

The latest updates published March 27, 2019 are as follows:...read more

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Practice Updates

Participation in sport can improve children's learning and skills development

Participation in sport improves children's educational attainment and skills development including empowerment, leadership and self-esteem - contributing to their overall well-being and future prospects, according to new research.... read more

Improving TB patient care in the Russian Federation with video-observed treatment

To help tuberculosis (TB) patients keep to their gruelling treatment regimens, WHO recommends that the intake of medicines is observed, in person, by a health-care worker, to support the patient in taking the medication regularly. However, ensuring daily face-to-face contact at a health facility.... read more

A new oral testosterone capsule for treatment of men with certain forms of hypogonadism

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Jatenzo (testosterone undecanoate), an oral testosterone capsule to treat men with certain forms of hypogonadism. These men have low testosterone levels due to specific medical conditions,... read more

AAP report advises on therapy services for children with disabilities

An American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinical report "Prescribing Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Services for Children with Disabilities" published online March 25, 2019 has described how health care providers can best connect the rising number of children who have disabilities with...read more

Eating later in the day may be associated with obesity

Eating later in the day may contribute to weight gain, according to a new study presented at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. On average, participants consumed food throughout an 11-hour timeframe during the day and slept for about 7 hours a night.... read more

Low-dose, low-frequency PUVA treatment safe and effective in mycosis fungoides

Low-dose, low-frequency oral psoralen-UVA (PUVA) treatment, followed by maintenance was safe and effective and can be used to treat early-stage mycosis fungoides with extended disease-free intervals as shown in a study reported online.... read more

Medical Voice

1. All institutions conducting biomedical and health research are now required to have an ethics committee, according to the new rules specified by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). These committees have to be constituted in line with the ICMR's National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research Involving Human Participants, 2017.... read more

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A. Depression.
B. Heart disease.
C. Diabetes.
D. High blood pressure.
E. All of the above.
Lifestyle Updates
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Prevention before antibiotic use should be practiced; say no to irrational use
Many bacteria have already developed resistance to wonder drugs
New Delhi, 29 March 2019: The emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections is seen more likely in populations with a high prevalence of AIDS-immunocompromised people, reveals new research. People with weakened immune systems are more vulnerable to opportunistic bacterial infections and are therefore frequently prescribed antibiotics to prevent or treat these infections. The study’s findings will help public health policymakers to combat the rising risk of drug-resistant infections in AIDS-affected communities.

A report published by the New Delhi-based Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) in November 2017 says that

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