Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
5th October 2019

#MainFitToHiIndiaFit: Join the Fit Delhi-Fit India movement

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

If you can walk more than 400 m on a hard flat surface in six minutes with no discomfort, you are cardiac fit


On 2nd October, Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) organized a plogging run on the theme "Plog 2 km on 2nd October, 2019" as a part of the Join Fit India CMAAO-IMA Plogging campaign to make India free of single use plastic along with CMAAO, Indian Medical Association (IMA) and all its state branches and Padma Awardee Doctors' Forum.

We are extending this activity to the 26th Perfect Health Mela being held from 18th to 20th October at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi and starting the #MainFitToHiIndiaFit movement for Fit Delhi and Fit India....read more

Sleeping less than 6 hours may increase risk of cancer and even death

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Not getting enough sleep may put some people at risk for much more than being drowsy the next day.

As per a new study reported online Oct 2, 2019 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, middle-aged people with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at increased risk for cancer and early death if they get less than 6 hours of sleep a night.

Specifically, those with high blood pressure or diabetes who slept less than 6 hours had twice the risk of dying from heart disease or stroke compared with people who slept 6 or more hours....read more

Practice Updates

Countries agree plans to increase organ donation and transplant, promote health and improve health information systems at 57th Directing Council of PAHO

Ministers and high-level health authorities from the Americas, participating in the third day of the 57th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), agreed on a plan to increase organ donations and transplants in an effort to meet demand.... read more

Strict alcohol laws cut intake more than 40 per cent in Russia

Strict laws put in place by the Russian authorities since 2003 have resulted in a significant drop in alcohol-related deaths nationwide, a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed on Tuesday. The impact study on the effects of "alcohol control measures on mortality and life expectancy",... read more

At least 11 people have died from a rare mosquito-borne illness in the United States

A fourth person in Michigan has died of the rare Eastern Equine Encephalitis mosquito virus, raising the death toll to eleven nationwide. Calhoun County officials received confirmation Wednesday that a Battle Creek resident died from EEE complications.... read more

Neuroprosthetic leg recreates foot, knee sensations

A prototype leg prosthesis that mimicked sensory feedback in real time allowed patients with lower leg amputation to recreate foot and knee sensations, reported researchers in Europe. When nerves in their upper legs were stimulated wirelessly, three above-knee amputees in Belgrade, Serbia who wore the neuroprosthetic leg could avoid obstacles while walking,... read more

Dulaglutide Reduces Binge Eating in Pilot Study in Diabetes

Dulaglutide treatment reduces binge eating in patients with type 2 diabetes and binge eating disorder, and was associated with rapid and significant reductions in weight and glycemia compared with gliclazide, shows the first study of a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist in this setting.... 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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