Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
7th October 2019

Fabric Hygiene: Always choose a quality laundry detergent to remove dirt and stains from clothes

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Hygiene of the clothes we wear is an important aspect of personal hygiene. Clothes get dirty and need to be changed every day.

Dirty clothes, especially underclothes and socks, can harbor microorganisms. Re-wearing dirty clothes many times or sharing dirty, sweaty sports equipment can lead to skin infections. Unpleasant body odor can also arise from bacteria that accumulate on stains, from mold on clothing and from stale cigarette smoke that has permeated fabric. Washing clothes keeps clothes free from micro-organisms...read more


Hand sanitizers may not protect against flu virus

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Rubbing hands with ethanol-based sanitizers should provide a formidable defense against infection from flu viruses, which can thrive and spread in saliva and mucus. But findings published in the journal mSphere suggest that that a splash of hand sanitizer, quickly applied, isn't sufficient to stop the influenza A virus.

The influenza A virus remains infectious in wet mucus from infected patients, even after being exposed to an ethanol-based disinfectant (EBD) for two full minutes,...read more

Practice Updates

PrEP prevents HIV — so why aren't more people taking it?

A key part of HIV control plan is pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, a daily medication to help prevent HIV that is recommended for people at high risk. Recently, the FDA approved a new formulation of PrEP for many — but not all — of those at risk.... read more


NHA, Google tie up for Ayushman Bharat implementation

New Delhi: The National Health Authority (NHA) has joined hands with Google to collaborate and strengthen the implementation of the government's flagship health scheme, Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY), it was announced on Friday.... read more


WHO and FIFA team up for health

The World Health Organization (WHO) and football's world governing body, FIFA, agreed a four-year collaboration to promote healthy lifestyles through football globally. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and FIFA President Gianni Infantino signed the memorandum of understanding... read more


UN highlights milestone of 1,000 Ebola survivors in DR Congo

One thousand people have survived the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): a testament to the strong leadership of the Congolese health authorities combined with the tireless efforts of thousands of local health workers and partners, United Nations agencies said. The latest figures released by WHO on Friday for the week ending 1 October,... read more


U.S. retains measles-elimination status despite worst outbreak in quarter century

The United States has kept its WHO designation as a country that has eliminated measles even though it had 1,249 reported cases this year in the worst outbreak since 1992, federal health officials said on Friday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said in a report on Friday that 75% of cases of the ... read more


FDA OKs Trifarotene, First New Retinol Acne Cream in 20 Years

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved trifarotene cream 0.005% (Aklief, Galderma), the first new retinoid molecule to be approved in the United States in over 20 years for the once-daily topical treatment of acne vulgaris, according to a company news release. Trifarotene is the only topical retinoid that selectively targets retinoic acid receptor (RAR) gamma,... read more


Similar Benefits for Thrombectomy, Medical Management, in Mild Stroke

Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) and best medical management (bMM) have comparable outcomes in patients who have had a mild stroke, new research suggests. Investigators conducted a study and performed a meta-analysis of other studies, comparing MT and ... read more


Serum Interferon Predicts Lupus Flares

Elevated serum levels of interferon-a among patients whose systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was in remission helped predict future disease flares, researchers found. Among 254 SLE patients who were in remission, 26% had abnormally high serum levels of... 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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