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

30 minutes redressal mechanism ruled by NGT in noise pollution may be the answer for patient doctors redressal at establishment level

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Government of NCT of Delhi has launched an exclusive website for receiving and distributing information to the public related to noise pollution as directed by National Green Tribunal (NGT). Last year, the NGT had asked for the creation of an exclusive website for receiving and dissemination information to the public for creating awareness and dealing with the issue of noise pollution vide order dated 27.9.18 in OA No. 519/2016titled Hardeep Singh & Ors vs SDMC & Ors.

The main features and flow chart of the website are as follows:

The complainant will visit the website ngms.delhi.gov.in to login and to select the concerned police station and to register the complaint. A complaint number will be generated and complainant will get an sms/email alert and contact number of the SHO concerned....read more

Both low and high levels of hemoglobin linked to increased risk of dementia

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

A new study has linked both low and high hemoglobin levels to an increased risk of developing dementia in the future.

The study involved 12,305 people with an average age of 65 who did not have dementia. Overall, 745 (6%) of the study subjects were found to have anemia. The participants were followed for an average of 12 years. During that time, 1,520 people developed dementia. Of those, 1,194 had Alzheimer's disease.

Subjects who had anemia were 41% more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and 34% more likely to develop any type of dementia compared to those who did not have anemia. Of the 745 people with anemia,...read more

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Rajya Sabha passes National Medical Commission Bill

The Rajya Sabha on Thursday cleared the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill with a crucial amendment brought in by the government to increase representation of States in the new body, as demanded by the Opposition. The Bill was passed by a voice vote. The Lok Sabha had earlier cleared the proposed law on July 29. The NMC will replace the Medical Council of India (MCI).... read more

Thailand becomes first in SEAR with WHO classified emergency medical team

Thailand has become the first in WHO South-East Asia Region to get WHO classification for its emergency medical team (EMT). This classification makes Thailand EMT the 26th team in the international roster of WHO classified, internationally deployable medical teams. The classification followed two days of intense evaluation by a team of experts from WHO Regional Office, Ministry of Health of Indonesia,... read more

Greater investment in family-friendly policies critical to support breastfeeding – UNICEF

While the benefits of breastfeeding for both children and mothers are extensive, policies that support nursing, particularly in workplaces, are not yet available to most mothers worldwide, according to the Head of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). "The health, social and economic benefits of breastfeeding - for mother and child – are well-established and accepted throughout the world", said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore.... read more

Atherosclerosis Risk Rises With Less Education; Smoking Is the Link

An association between achieved level of education and the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis in a cohort of middle-aged adults appeared to be directed by whether they were smokers and how much they smoked. Those with less than a university education showed a significant 46% increased adjusted risk for generalized atherosclerosis compared with people who had attended university.... read more

'Presenteeism' Takes Toll on Menstruating Women

Women who push themselves to work or study despite menstrual symptoms like painful cramps may be less productive on those days and might benefit from being able to work from home or take a day off and make it up later, a survey suggests. The online survey, conducted in The Netherlands, found that the average woman took off 1.3 days per year for reasons related to her periods. ... read more

Medical Voice

10 areas governments could work with to reduce the harmful use of alcohol

(WHO): Each year 3 million lives are lost due to harmful use of alcohol. The WHO global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol seeks to improve the health and social outcomes for individuals, families and communities, with considerably reduced morbidity and mortality due to harmful use of alcohol and their ensuing social consequences. It is envisaged that the global strategy will promote and support local, regional and global actions to prevent and reduce the harmful use of alcohol.... 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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