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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
9th December 2018
Leading Veterinary organizations issue joint statement on antimicrobial resistance: Asian NMOs should join

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Veterinary organizations in North America and Europe have teamed up to combat antimicrobial resistance.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) issued a "Joint Statement on Continuous Monitoring of Antimicrobial Use & Antimicrobial Resistance" on Thursday, Dec. 6 that describes broad steps and strategies veterinarians around the world can take to preserve the effectiveness and availability of antimicrobial drugs while safeguarding animal, public and environmental health. ...read more

Central obesity is very prevalent in persons at high risk of heart disease and stroke

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Results of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) EUROASPIRE V survey presented yesterday at the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health in Dubai, UAE show that almost two-thirds of people at high risk of heart disease and stroke have excess belly fat or central obesity. EUROASPIRE is a series of cross sectional surveys on the prevention of heart disease in ESC member countries.

The survey found that almost two-thirds (64%) were centrally obese, with waist circumference ≥88 cm for women and ≥102 cm for men). Some 37% were overweight (body mass index (BMI) 25-29.9 kg/m2) and 44% were obese (BMI ≥30kg/m2 )...read more

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Asthma manual for schools in form of 2D animation videos

New Delhi, Dec 8 (PTI) An asthma manual for schools launched by the Environment Ministry will soon be shown to students in the form of 2D animation videos to assist in building better management strategies. Developed by the Lung Care Foundation, a not-... read more

Djibouti carries out mass immunization to protect children against polio, amid outbreaks in the Horn of Africa

In the last week of October, Djibouti’s Ministry of Health, working with WHO, UNICEF and other partners, successfully carried out the country’s first polio National Immunization Days (NIDs) since 2015. While Djibouti has not had a case of polio since 1999, the recent outbreak of polio in neighbouring countries in the Horn of Africa, and ... read more

Over 4.6 lakh people benefited under PMJAY so far, says Ayushman Bharat Mission CEO

NEW DELHI: Over 4.6 lakh people have availed the benefits of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) in the first 10 weeks of the implementation of the scheme, for which over Rs 600 crore has been authorised so far, Ayushman Bharat Mission CEO Indu Bhushan said on Friday.... read more

Case of fatal brain amoeba infection due to use of tap water

The case of a fatal Balamuthia mandrillaris brain infection associated with improper nasal lavage in a 69-year-old female has been reported in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. The patient had developed a chronic sinus infection one year prior to ... read more

International symposium on understanding the double burden of malnutrition for effective interventions

An international symposium on understanding the double burden of malnutrition for effective interventions will be held at IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, Austria from 10th -13th December. The purpose of the symposium, which is co-organized by the International .. read more

Schools should stay the course despite final USDA rule on nutrition standards

The American Heart Association issued the following statement in response to the final rule on school nutrition standards issued today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The rule eliminates the final sodium target, decreases the amount of whole grains, and allows 1 percent flavored milk in school meals:... read more

Key to lifelong heart health is childhood intervention

Evolving evidence shows that heart healthy habits in adults are rooted in the environments we live in early childhood, representing a window of opportunity in young children to focus on health promotion and potentially prevent disease in adulthood, according to a review paper published Dec. 6, 2018 in the Journal of the American .. read more

Four emerging STDs that you can't afford to ignore (CNN)

Neisseria meningitidis is known to cause invasive meningitis. More commonly, it's gaining a reputation as a cause of urogenital infections. About 5-10% of adults likewise carry N. meningitidis in the back of the nose and throat. Studies ... read more

Medicolegal Corner
Shared Decision making in Contraception In a joint effort by IJCP and HCFI, a training and workshop
Inspirational Story: That little girl
Lighter Reading
A man goes into a drug store and asks the pharmacist if he can give him something for the hiccups.
The pharmacist promptly reaches out and slaps the man's face.

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2. Sacroilitis.
3. Bone erosions.
4. Peri-articular calcification.
Health sutras can inculcate healthy living habits in children
Lifestyle changes should begin in childhood itself
New Delhi, 8th December 2018: In an effort towards inculcating the importance of healthy living among school children, Padma Shri Awardee, Dr KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) delivered an insightful talk on the 7th of December 2018 at the Universal Public School. He was invited as the Chief Guest at the Annual Day celebrations and spoke on the importance of health sutras for children.

Actor Inderpal Singh was also one of the special guests at the annual day celebrations at Universal Public School. Dr Aggarwal emphasized on how schools can be the hotbed for change -healthy change. Habits inculcated at this tender age can shape children into better individuals, both in body and mind.

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