Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
4th April 2019
Doctor's Prescription To Buy Dettol, Savlon???

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

In 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) barred the use of 24 ingredients, including triclosan, in over-the-counter (OTC) antiseptic products such as hand washes and surgical hand scrubs. Though these products were an important component of infection control strategies in healthcare settings, there was fear that they may contribute to antimicrobial resistance if they were not manufactured or used appropriately.

FDA also deferred grant letters for six of the most commonly used antiseptic ingredients-alcohol (ethanol), isopropyl alcohol, povidone-iodine (betadine), benzalkonium chloride, benzethonium chloride, and chloroxylenol (Dettol).....read more

Potassium and chronic kidney disease

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Most talk about reducing sodium in the diets, but now the shift is to increase potassium intake and change the potassium-to-sodium ratio, to be much healthier.

Plant-based diets contain sources of potassium, which has many benefits but can be fatal for people with kidney disease if the level of potassium in their blood spikes, a condition known as hyperkalemia....read more

Video Of The Day :Women and Heart
Medical Voice

1. Regular savings bank accounts require customers to maintain a certain average monthly balance (AMB). Leading lenders such as State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank have fixed their monthly average balance requirements according to the location of a customer's account in urban, metro, semi-urban and rural areas. Banks also charge a penalty from customers who fail to maintain an average monthly balance in their savings account. The penalty varies on factors such as the location of branch.... read more

Practice Updates

USDA, EPA, and FDA recognize April as Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) kick off Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month by calling for greater collaboration with public, private, and nonprofit partners as well as state and local officials to educate ... read more

Dana-Farber opens first center devoted to Lynch Syndrome

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, has opened the Lynch Syndrome Center, with the goal of providing genetic counseling and testing to those at risk for the syndrome as well as delivering a new model of coordinated care. It is the first such center.... read more

CDC's successful "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign returns this month

New emotionally powerful ads today kick off the eighth year of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign. The new ads share personal stories of Americans suffering from smoking-related illnesses — and the devastating impact of these illnesses on smokers' families..... read more

Long-distance commuting during pregnancy adversely affects health of the baby

The first study on the effects of long commutes during pregnancy on infant health has shown that a 10-mile increase in travel distance raises the probability of low birth weight by 0.9 percentage points. A 10-mile increase in travel distance raises the probability of intrauterine growth restriction by 0.6 percentage points....read more

Monocytes may predict prognosis in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Increased monocyte count was associated with poorer outcomes in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to a retrospective, multicenter analysis reported March 29, 2019 in Lancet Respiratory Medicine.... read more

FDA approves Letairis (Ambrisentan) Generics for PAH

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved four generic versions of Letairis (ambrisentan), an endothelin receptor antagonist indicated for treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension... 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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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 2: Emotional management
Therapy and understanding are key to managing children with autism
Even autistic children can excel at some things with the right approach
New Delhi, 3 April 2019: According to the World Health Organisation, 1 out of every 160 children is living with autism. However, there is a lack of awareness about this disorder on a whole. People living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are prone to problems relating to communication and social interaction. These issues can be tackled successfully if ASD is detected at a young age and thereof managed-well.

About 3 million people in India suffer from ASD and the count is rapidly increasing, with 1 in every 60 children being the victim now.

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