Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
6th October 2019

Timely diagnosis and management is critical to preventing diabetes complications
1000 people will be tested for HbA1c in the forthcoming 26th Perfect Health Mela in memory of Shri Arun Jaitley

Dr KK Aggarwal and Dr Navin Dang

The A1c or glycosylated haemoglobin test is recommended as a diagnostic test for diabetes by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

In a 2009 consensus report, an International Expert Committee recommended that A1c level =6.5% be used to diagnose diabetes. This cut-off has been affirmed by the ADA. A1c level ranging between 5.7 and 6.4%, along with a repeat A1c test has been confirmed by the ADA as indicative of increased risk for developing diabetes...read more

Eight types of Lakshmi or Wealth

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Wealth means all assets owned by an individual. Money is commonly used to define or measure wealth, but all wealth is not money alone. Knowledge, good health, strength, children also constitute our wealth.

Our wealth or assets can be described by "Ashta Lakshmi", the eight forms of Goddess Lakshmi, which denote different aspects of wealth...read more

Practice Updates

Vast progress in reducing rubella, but 3 in 10 children still unprotected against the disease

For the first time, more than half of all the world's infants are protected against the debilitating rubella virus, according to a new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Worldwide, more than 80 countries have eliminated the disease... read more

Ground-breaking clean air protocol to guard human health and the planet enters into force

European and North American countries will take a major stride in cleaning up the atmosphere on Monday, 7 October, through the implementation of an amended legally binding treaty to limit the amount of emissions polluting the air. With 18 countries and the European Union now having ratified the amended treaty, from a total of 51 who have signed,... read more

Calcutta High Court grants temporary reprieve to vendors of electronic cigarettes

Granting temporary reprieve to vendors of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), the Calcutta High Court has passed an interim order staying the ordinance banning the sale of e-cigarettes in so far it relates to requiring e-cigarette companies to surrender their stocks to the authorities. To this end, the order passed by Justice Arindam Sinha on Tuesday states,... read more

FDA approves second drug to prevent HIV infection as part of ongoing efforts to end the HIV epidemic

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Descovy (emtricitabine 200 mg and tenofovir alafenamide 25 mg) in at-risk adults and adolescents weighing at least 35kg for HIV-1 pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce the risk of HIV-1 infection from sex, excluding those who have receptive vaginal sex.... read more

New Dual Antimicrobial Effective for Nosocomial Pneumonia

The combined antibacterial ceftolozane-tazobactam is a safe and effective option for nosocomial pneumonia, according to results of a noninferiority trial. The double-blind, phase-3 noninferiority trial, enrolled 726 mechanically ventilated adults with Gram-negative nosocomial pneumonia; 362 were randomly assigned to ceftolozane/tazobactam (2 g ceftolozane plus 1 g tazobactam infused over one hour every eight hours)... read more

Reducing Obese Moms' Sitting Time Lowers Fat Mass in Newborns

Improving diet, increasing physical activity, and reducing sedentary time among obese pregnant women seems to have a knock-on effect on their babies, who were born with lower fat mass than the offspring of women in control groups, a new analysis of the Vitamin D and Lifestyle Intervention study for gestational diabetes prevention (DALI) trial has shown... read more

Medical Voice

Vice President asks medical fraternity to launch awareness to prevent NCDs

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has asked the medical fraternity to take lead and launch an awareness campaign on the need to prevent non-communicable diseases like diabetes, hypertension and cancer, which are assuming disturbing proportions. He wanted both private and public hospitals as well as individual doctors to visit nearby schools,...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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