Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
3rd November 2019

AQI even more than 10 is harmful to human health

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

I am in Tokyo for the annual meeting of the Japan Medical Association and I see people wearing anti-pollution masks. When I enquired about the AQI levels, to my surprise, they were only 60.

Remember, the air quality in Delhi-NCR has been ranging between 'severe' to 'very poor' category, especially after Diwali, with the overall air quality index (AQI) levels more than 400. In some places, it has crossed even the 500 mark. Delhi continues to be enveloped in a thick layer of smog...read more

Childhood cognitive skills affect future cognitive performance

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

(Excerpts from American Academy of Neurology): How well eight-year-olds score on a test of thinking skills may be a predictor of how they will perform on tests of thinking and memory skills when they are 70 years old, according to a study published October 30, 2019 in Neurology. Education level and socioeconomic status were also predictors of thinking and memory performance...read more

Practice Updates

Partners join forces in Brazil to eliminate yellow fever epidemics in the world

Experts, member states, vaccine manufacturers, and other international partners gathered in Brasilia, Brazil, to help ensure that more than 1 billion people will be protected against yellow fever by 2026. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) hosted the event co-organized by... read more

Salmonella linked to ground beef

A multistate salmonella outbreak has sickened 10 people and caused one death, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The outbreak is believed to be connected to ground beef... read more

No Link Between Colonic Polyps at Younger Age and CRC

Colonic polyps detected in younger patients did not increase the likelihood of finding advanced adenomas, including colorectal cancer, at follow-up colonoscopy, data from a colonoscopy registry showed.... read more

Smell Test, Brief Cognitive Screen Combo May Help Rule Out Dementia

Performance on two quick tests - a cognitive screen and an olfactory test - may rule out future dementia, including Alzheimer disease (AD), for patients with mild memory problems, results of a large follow-up study show.... read more

Avoidant, restrictive eating often confused with anorexia

Patients with avoidant, restrictive food intake disorder need special attention and referral, but many specialists don't understand the condition, new research shows. These patients "are presenting to GI clinics and primary clinics. They're not presenting to a psychiatric clinic saying they have a fear of eating," said Kimberly Harer, MD, a gastroenterologist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor... read more

Medical Voice

EVALI Update

E-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) is an acute or subacute respiratory illness that can be severe and life-threatening.
Vaping is the process of inhaling an aerosol created by heating a substance such as nicotine or tetrahydrocannabinol(THC) with a battery-operated electronic device such as an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette). ...read more

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