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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
7th October 2018
Harm Reduction: The Canada way

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Harm reduction is gaining popularity as a public health strategy to reduce the potential risks associated with health behaviors. We’ll be coming out with a series of articles and viewpoints on harm reduction in the future. Here is the first one.

A seminar on “Harm Reduction” was organized on September 27th at IIC, New Delhi to discuss how alternates to nicotine and tobacco products can potentially reduce harm caused by smoking and oral tobacco more

Top News

Delhi High Court issues notice in petition to close Online Pharmacies

The Delhi High Court has issued notice in a petition seeking closure of online pharmacies that are offering drugs and prescription medicines through websites. A single-judge Bench of Justice Vibhu Bakru issued notice to the Central Government, Delhi Government, Central Drug Standard Control Organization and Commissioner of Food & Drugs ... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 7th October 2018

Dear Colleague Here are two links for videos to watch. Share them with your colleagues and friends.
• What is FDC?
• TEDx Video: Doctor-patient relationship
Experts urge Health Ministry to change stance on e-cigarettes (PTI) International experts have called on the Health Ministry to change its stand on electronic cigarettes and legalise safer alternatives to tobacco products available in India. In a recent advisory, the Health Ministry had asked the states and Union territories to ban the use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS)... read more

Practice Updates

FDA approves expanded use of Gardasil 9 to include individuals aged 27-45 years

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a supplemental application for Gardasil 9 (Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) expanding the approved use of the vaccine to include women and men aged 27 through 45 years. Gardasil 9 prevents certain... read more

Diet rich in fried and processed foods linked to increased hypertension

For both men and women, a diet composed of high amounts of fried and processed foods and sweetened beverages was the greatest factor associated with why blacks are at a greater risk of developing high blood pressure compared to whites, as per new findings published October 3, ... read more

In-utero exposure to efavirenz increases risk of neurologic abnormalities in infancy and childhood

In-utero exposure to efavirenz was associated with a higher risk of neurologic abnormalities (microcephaly, febrile seizures, seizure disorders, ophthalmologic disorders, other neurologic conditions) in infancy and childhood, according to a study presented at the ... read more

First self-fitting hearing aid controlled by the user now available

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed marketing of a new device, the Bose Hearing Aid, intended to amplify sounds for individuals 18 years or older with perceived mild to moderate hearing impairment (hearing loss). This is the first hearing aid authorized for marketing ,... read more

Patients with arthritis should be screened for anxiety and depression

As reported October 4, 2018 in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, among adults with arthritis, 22.5% reported symptoms of anxiety and 12.1% reported depression. Anxiety and depression symptoms were more common among younger adults, those with chronic pain or... read more

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Indoor air pollution is a silent killer and up to 10 to 30 times higher than outside pollution
Pollution can also trigger acute episodes in people with asthma and COPD
New Delhi, 06 October 2018: A recent study has found that during the day the air pollution inside homes can be worse than that outside. This is due to activities such as vacuuming, cooking, dusting or running the clothes dryer. The results can cause health problems, especially for the young and elderly with asthma. Researchers also learned that circumstances that made the air pollution worse differed in each home.

Most people spend 85% of their life indoors - inside homes or offices, commercial or industrial buildings or schools and colleges. With the increasing incidence of respiratory illnesses in the country, it is imperative to be aware of the health hazards of indoor air pollution. Some common sources of indoor air pollution include fire wood cooking, fire-based water heaters, indoor smoking, humidifiers with stagnant water, poorly maintained AC systems, and incense sticks.

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