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

How to protect yourself from air pollution?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The air quality in Delhi-NCR has improved, but, we cannot 'breathe' a sigh of relief yet, as the AQI remains in the "very unhealthy" category.

Here are few tips on how you can protect yourself from air pollution.

  • Keep the nose (nasal passages) wet; use saline nasal drops. These not only moisturize the nose but also clean out any dust particles, pollen...read more

Screen average-risk adults for colorectal cancer between 50 and 75 years of age

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued new guidelines for screening asymptomatic, adults at average-risk for colorectal cancer (CRC).

"Average-risk" means an adult who does not have any of the following:

  • Family history of CRC
  • History of CRC, noncancerous polyps, or inflammatory bowel disease ...read more
Practice Updates

Dentist group says antibiotics not needed for most toothaches

In most cases, adults don't need to take antibiotics for a toothache, according to new guidelines from the American Dental Association (ADA). Even though patients with toothaches are often prescribed antibiotics to help ease symptoms and... read more

Stimulating white blood cells helps clear TB bacteria

Instead of using drugs to directly kill TB bacteria, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar have directly stimulated the immune system to kill the bacteria. This was achieved by using small molecules (ligands) to stimulate two specific receptors... read more

Preschoolers' Screen Time Tied to Brain Structure Irregularities

Preschool children exposed to more screen media showed lower structural integrity of white matter tracts in parts of the brain that support language and emergent literacy skills, a cross-sectional study showed... read more

FDA OKs First Rifabutin-Based H pylori Therapy Talicia

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Talicia, the first rifabutin-based treatment for Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection in adults, according to a company news release. Each delayed-release capsule of Talicia contains omeprazole 10 mg... read more

Study finds association between sleep apnea and diabetic macular edema

New research from Taiwan presented at AAO 2019, the 123rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology shows that severe sleep apnea is a risk factor for developing diabetic macular edema, a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss or blindness... read more

Medical Voice

Tdap vaccine can be given instead of Td

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a unanimous 14-0 vote, in a policy change, recommended either tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) or tetanus...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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