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

Investigative public health: The scope of public health detectives

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Resurgence of infectious diseases is a reflection of the existing public health system in the country. Infectious diseases occur every year in India with monotonous regularity and we are unable to control the frequency of their occurrence and their subsequent spread.

A public health approach to health care may be the answer. Unlike clinical medicine, which focuses on individuals and diagnosis and treatment, public health deals with the whole community and is preventive.

Every preventable death should be audited, and every index case of any communicable disease should be traced for the source....read more

American Academy of Pediatrics urges all families to learn to swim

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

With the advent of summer, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has urged all communities to make water safety a No. 1 priority, which includes making swim lessons accessible for everyone.

"This is an essential life skill for children, teens and adults. It's an important part of the 'layers of protection' that families and communities can put in place to protect children and teens around water", says AAP President Kyle Yasuda, MD, FAAP.

The AAP published updated recommendations on drowning prevention in March 2019. It recommends 'layers of protection' including: ...read more

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Practice Updates

LS passes Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill

New Delhi, Jul 2 (PTI) The government will soon come with a National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill to usher in comprehensive reforms in the medical education sector, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said in the Lok Sabha Tuesday.

He said this while replying to a debate on Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which was later passed by the House by voice vote.... read more

HC concerned over shortage of anti-rabies vaccines, seeks Delhi govt's stand

NEW DELHI: Expressing concern over the alarming situation prevailing due to non-availability or short supply of the anti-rabies vaccines in the city, the Delhi High Court Tuesday sought response of the AAP government on it.... read more

Zika transmission low, but WHO warns travelers to be vigilant

Pregnant women and couples intending to have a baby after traveling to places where Zika virus has been found should "consider the risks and possible consequences" of infection, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

In a generally positive update on the spread of the mosquito-borne virus, which was linked to an unprecedented rise in the number of children born with unusually small heads in Brazil, the UN health agency said that Zika "persists", but global transmission has been low since 2018.... read more

American Pain Society Officially Shuttered

It's official - the American Pain Society (APS) shutters its doors. A much-anticipated decision by its board to proceed with Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection has shuttered the doors of the society, which has promoted multidisciplinary research and clinical care in pain diagnosis and management since 1978.... read more

Angry citizens sue Indonesian government over growing air pollution

Fed up about worsening air pollution in the Indonesian capital, a group of Jakarta residents is suing the country's president.

Ayu Eza Tiara, one of the lawyers working on the case, said that 31 people had joined the lawsuit in the past week, which will be filed against President Joko Widodo, as well as the country's Home Affairs Minister, Health Minister, Environmental Minister and the Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan.... read more

FDA Approves New Formulation of Tiopronin for Cystinuria

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an enteric-coated delayed-release formulation of tiopronin (Thiola EC, Retrophin) for treatment of cystinuria, a rare inherited disorder that causes an increase in cystine levels in the urine, leading to recurring cystine kidney stones.

Thiola EC tablets can be taken with or without food, "an advancement over the original formulation (Thiola) which has limiting food restrictions,... read more

Low LDL Cholesterol and Hemorrhagic Stroke

Lower levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol were tied to a higher risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), an epidemiological study in northern China reported. People with LDL cholesterol concentrations under 70 mg/dL had a significantly higher risk of developing hemorrhagic stroke than people with LDL levels from 70 through 99 mg/dL,... read more

Medical Voice

Punishment for perpetrators of violence against doctors should be component of central law: IMA

Citing recent cases of violence against doctors, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Monday asked the government to declare hospitals as "safe zones" and asserted that exemplary punishment for perpetrators of such acts should be a component of the central law. On National Doctors' Day, the IMA organized a mass awareness programme throughout its 1,750 branches and emphasized the insistent requirement for the enactment of central legislation to avoid violence against the medical fraternity.... 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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