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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
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5th May 2018
Hand hygiene is the fundamental principle to prevent infection

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Hand hygiene is the fundamental principle to prevent infection. It is also the single most important, simplest, effective and least expensive intervention to prevent and control the spread of infections in hospital and other healthcare settings.

Hands of the healthcare workers are among the most common routes of transmission of pathogens. Lack of or inadequate adherence to hand hygiene means the hands remain contaminated and result in either between-patient or within-patient cross-transmission, occurrence of infection and spread of antimicrobial resistance.... read more

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How to start your own medical practice?

According to the World Health Organization, India needs 80,000 more hospital beds every year. Currently, the ratio between hospital beds and patients is 1:879. In such a scenario, starting a self-owned practice that bridges the gaps in patient care while using the latest technologies would be the ideal way of creating a niche for yourself in the healthcare sector..... read more

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Today is World Hand Hygiene Day: “It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care”

World Hand Hygiene Day observed annually on May 5 highlights the importance of hand hygiene in health care. The theme this year “It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care” illustrates the important relationship between good infection prevention and control practices, such as washing your hands, .... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 5th May

Clinical : Topical treatment with live Roseomonas mucosa — a bacterium naturally present on the skin — was safe for adults and children with atopic dermatitis and was associated with reduced disease severity, according to initial findings from an ongoing early-phase clinical trial at the National Institutes of Health.... read more

Practice Updates

Encouraging results with bacteria therapy for eczema

Topical treatment with live Roseomonas mucosa — a bacterium naturally present on the skin — was safe for adults and children with atopic dermatitis and was associated with reduced disease severity, according to initial findings from an ongoing early-phase clinical trial published May 3,.... read more


Increasing noise levels increase risk of atrial fibrillation

A study published May 3, 2018 in the International Journal of Cardiology reports that the incidence of atrial fibrillation in subjects with extreme noise annoyance reactions increases to 23% vs 15% without this environmental impact..... read more


Electric cars do not cause dysfunction of cardiac implantable electronic devices

Electromagnetic interference from increasingly popular electric cars presents no risk to people with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs), including pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators,.... read more


Guselkumab improves anxiety and depression in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis

Greater improvements in symptoms of anxiety/depression scores in moderate-to-severe psoriasis were seen following treatment with guselkumab compared with placebo and adalimumab, according to results... read more


Oily fish delays onset of natural menopause

A new published analysis of data from the UK Women's Cohort Study (UKWCS) reports that eating oily fish and fresh legumes delayed the onset of natural menopause by up to 3 years. Refined pasta and rice was associated with earlier menopause..... read more


Eating a healthy diet lowers the risk of developing NAFLD

Improving the quality of diet is associated with less liver fat accumulation and reduced risk for new-onset fatty liver. The study published online March 28, 2018 in the journal Gastroenterology highlights the need for improved diet in individuals at high genetic risk .... read more

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Vitamin D can become an important source in managing malnutrition
Parents should be made aware of optimizing the intake of this essential vitamin
 
New Delhi, 04th May 2018: A recent research has indicated that vitamin D can help in improving the overall health of malnourished children and help them learn languages easily. This finding could be a game-changer in the management of severe acute malnutrition, which affects 20 million children worldwide currently.

Vitamin D, known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ has beneficial effects and is well known for its improving bone and muscle health. Earlier studies have also shown that a normal intake of vitamin D can cut down on your risk of early death significantly in people who have cardiovascular disease. The research showed that the risk can be lowered by 30%.

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