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

Heart Care Foundation of India appeals to Delhi Chief Minister to cap the prices of air purifiers and also to install them in public places

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The overall air quality in Delhi remains poor. At some places, it is still in the "hazardous" category; AQI at PGDAV College, Sriniwaspuri was 399 on Thursday 12 noon; it was 344 at Mandir Marg. The air was unhealthy at Anand Vihar with an AQI of 260 at 12 noon yesterday.

The harmful effects of air pollution on health are well-established. People should be made aware of the health effects of air pollution and how to protect themselves...read more


Sesame allergy is common among children with other food allergies

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

(Excerpts from NIH, Nov. 4, 2019): Sesame allergy is common among children with other food allergies, occurring in an estimated 17% of this population. In addition, the scientists have found that sesame antibody testing accurately predicts whether a child with food allergy is allergic to sesame. The research was published on Oct. 28 in the journal Pediatric Allergy and Immunology.

Sesame is among the 10 most common childhood food allergies. Only an estimated 20% to 30% of children with sesame allergy outgrow it...read more

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Practice Updates

Tackling Delhi pollution head-on with air filter helmets

Reproduced from: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/delhi/2019/nov/07/tackling-delhi-pollution-head-on-with-air-filter-helmets-2058315.html, published 7th November 2019

By Express News Service Even as the government takes measures to tackle the problem of air pollution, some people have pitched in with 'remedies'. To keep particulate matter at bay, Sandhar Amkin Industries has come up with a special helmet for two-wheeler drivers... read more


Guyana launches mass drug administration campaign to intensify efforts to end Lymphatic Filariasis

At-risk populations throughout Guyana will be treated for lymphatic filariasis (LF) over the next month in a bid to eliminate the disease as a public health problem. The Ministry of Public Health, Guyana, in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO),... read more


Takeda's dengue vaccine effective overall in study but with major limitation

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co's experimental dengue vaccine was highly effective at preventing the mosquito-borne disease in a late stage study, but it failed to protect against one type of the virus in people with no prior exposure to dengue... read more


Hypothyroidism Over-Treatment Linked to Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Low levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) that result from the over-treatment of hypothyroidism are associated with a significantly increased risk of atrial fibrillation and stroke, according to results from a large, population-based study using data from the Veterans Health Administration... read more


Why the Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer in Men With Diabetes?

Men with diabetes may appear to be at lower risk for prostate cancer because they are less likely to get a biopsy when they have elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a large cohort study suggested. The study, which included data on 564,666 men followed for 10 years, found that the likelihood of... read more

Medical Voice

Centre has freedom to amend its CGHS scheme, says Delhi HC

New Delhi, Nov 5 (PTI) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday declined to interfere with the modified Central Government Health Services (CGHS) scheme, saying it is for the Centre to decide how to give health benefits and supply medicines to its serving and retired employees...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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