Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
8th October 2019

The Science of Hygiene: Good hygiene is key to preventing infectious diseases

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Hygiene and cleanliness are often considered synonymous, but they are not the same. According to the WHO, hygiene refers to conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases. Cleaning involves removing dirt etc. from objects or surfaces. It can be personal cleanliness or that of our environment. Cleanliness therefore is a means to achieve hygiene.

There are many different kinds of hygiene...read more

Conquer your inner Ravana, Kumbhakaran and Meghnad for inner happiness

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Navratri is a process of detoxifying the body, mind and soul; fasting is an integral part of the detoxification and purification process or the "spiritual yagna".

Fasting does not simply mean "not eating" or missing a meal, it denotes controlling one's desires. Non-fulfillment of desires is at the root cause of anger and unrest. Navratri is a time to let go of all desires...read more

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Practice Updates

Bihar: 900 tested positive for dengue so far

Patna: Till now, around 900 people have been tested positive for dengue in Bihar including 640 cases in Patna due to waterlogged streets and the relentless rain in the region. The officials informed that the local authorities of the state have launched a fumigation drive to... read more

Statement of the Twenty-Second IHR Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus

The twenty-second meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 16 September 2019 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited Member States attending via teleconference, supported by the WHO secretariat.... read more

UN experts recommend elimination of toxic chemicals

Scientific experts gathering during the 15th meeting of the pollutant review committee, POPCR-15 in Stockholm, have advised for the elimination of a group of hazardous chemicals in a bid to protect human health and the environment... read more

Strong Ties Between Thyroid Disease, Mental Health in Kids

Children with hyperthyroidism have a higher prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), adjustment disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression and suicidality, according to a new study published online in Pediatrics. Researchers determined the prevalence of hyperthyroidism and mental-health conditions (MHCs)... read more

Ligelizumab May Improve Response in Chronic Urticaria

In the fight against chronic hives, the humanized anti-IgE monoclonal antibody ligelizumab may pack a more powerful punch than omalizumab, the previous top contender for trapping IgE antibodies for patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). A small international trial compared the efficacy and safety of the two drugs relative to placebo in... read more

Medical Voice

Government plans penicillin revival to fight rheumatic fever

(Indian Express, Oct. 1, 2019): In a bid to fight drug resistance and tackle rheumatic heart disease, the Government of India is planning a revival of penicillin, one of the oldest antibiotics known to man. Not many organisms have developed resistance to it yet...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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