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

Malaria to be made notifiable disease

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Monsoons bring welcome relief from the scorching heat, but they also bring with them a host of illnesses, notably dengue, Chikungunya.

In a meeting held to review the preparedness for prevention and control of vector borne diseases (malaria, dengue, and chikungunya) in the national capital, the Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan urged the state government and the Mayors to work towards making hospitals, schools and government buildings 'Vector-Free'.

He also suggested that Malaria should be made a notifiable disease, which was assured by the Delhi Health Minister....read more

Low vitamin D in early childhood predicts high BP in adolescence

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Deficiency or insufficient levels of vitamin D in early childhood predisposes children to greater risk of high blood pressure during later childhood and adolescence.

  • Compared to children born with adequate vitamin D levels, low vitamin D status at birth was associated with higher risk of elevated systolic BP at ages 3 to 18 years: odds ratio, 1.38 (95% CI, 1.01–1.87).
  • Low vitamin D status in early childhood was associated with a 1.59-fold (95% CI, 1.02–2.46) higher risk of elevated systolic BP at age 6 to 18 years....read more
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Venezuela: More than 2.8 million people to gain access to safe drinking water with UNICEF support

More than 2.8 million people, including Venezuelan children, adolescents and families, will gain improved access to safe drinking water after a collaboration agreement signed between UNICEF and the Government of Venezuela.... read more

Most older adults with 'prediabetes' don't develop diabetes

Older adults with slightly elevated blood sugar, sometimes called "prediabetes," usually don't develop full-blown diabetes, a Swedish study suggests. Researchers followed 2,575 men and women aged 60 and older without diabetes for up to 12 years. At the start of the study, 36% of the group did have higher-than-normal blood sugar levels that were still below the threshold for diabetes. ... read more

Opioids Overused in Acute Gout

Opioids were commonly given to patients as a treatment for acute gout attacks, despite the availability of other effective and appropriate therapies, a retrospective study found. Among 456 patients who were discharged from the hospital or emergency department (ED) with a primary diagnosis of gout, 28.3% received an opioid prescription, according to Deepan S.... read more

New Guideline for Trigeminal Neuralgia Released

All patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) should undergo MRI, a new guideline for diagnosing and treating this condition recommends. The guideline, developed by a task force of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), also recommends that neurovascular contact (NVC) should not be used to confirm a diagnosis of primary TN but to determine whether surgery is warranted. In addition,... read more

A Few Pathogens Account for Most Severe Pneumonias in African, Asian Kids

A short list of pathogens accounts for most cases of pneumonia requiring hospital admission in children without HIV infection from Africa and Asia, according to results from the PERCH study. Researchers noted that pneumonia was most commonly due to viral pathogens (61.4%), with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causing the greatest number of cases... 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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