Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
4th October 2019

Aao Plog Karein: Plogging for a Fit & Clean India

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Heart Care Foundation of India, CMAAO, Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Delhi Medical Association (DMA) with the help of many other NGOs organised "Fit India Plog 2 kms" on 2nd October 2019.

More than 1000 plogging activities were done across the country, with more than 200 such activities in Delhi alone.

The program was a part of Fit India Plog Run inaugurated by Shri Kiren Rijiju at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on 2nd October....read more

Emerging parasitic disease mimics the symptoms of visceral leishmaniasis in people

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

(Excerpts from NIH): A new study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases suggests that transmission of a protozoan parasite from insects may also cause leishmaniasis-like symptoms in people. The parasite, however, does not respond to treatment with standard leishmaniasis drugs. The research was conducted by scientists at the Federal Universities of Sergipe and São Carlos, the University of São Paulo, and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, all in Brazil, along with investigators at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health...read more

Practice Updates

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.... read more

Global Symposium on Health Workforce Accreditation and Regulation, December 2019

The 2019 Global Symposium on Health Workforce Accreditation and Regulation will be held from December 10-12, in Istanbul, Turkey. Co-organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®), and the Global Health Workforce Network (GHWN),... read more

WHO and UNICEF in campaign to protect 1.6 million in Sudan from cholera

UN agencies are working with the authorities in Sudan to protect more than one million people from cholera, an infectious disease which can kill within hours if left untreated. So far, there have been 215 confirmed cases, including eight deaths, since an outbreak was declared in Blue Nile state on 8 September.... read more

FDA says it found 'unacceptable level' of carcinogen in Zantac and its generics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it found “unacceptable levels” of a cancer-causing impurity in the popular heartburn drug Zantac and its generic versions, known chemically as ranitidine. U.S. and European health regulators said last month they were reviewing the safety of ranitidine,... read more

First Guideline to Say Colon Cancer Screening Is Not for All

For the first time, a guideline recommends that screening for colorectal cancer should not be routinely recommended for all adults aged 50 to 79 years, but instead should be limited to individuals with an elevated level of risk.... read more

Oral Contraceptives Tied to Depressive, Psychiatric Symptoms in Teens

Use of oral contraceptives is associated with an increased risk for depressive and other psychiatric symptoms in young women, new research shows. A large prospective cohort study showed that individuals who took oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) reported experiencing more crying, eating problems,... read more

Medical Voice

NutriRECS guideline says consuming red and processed meat at current levels is safe

Consuming red and processed meat at current levels is safe, according to guidelines published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The NutriRECS (Nutritional Recommendations) guideline is based on four systematic reviews that addressed the health effects associated with red meat and processed meat consumption, and 1 systematic review, which addressed people's health-related values and preferences regarding meat consumption...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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