Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
25th April 2019
Antibiotics are prescribed more often during teleconsultations

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

NIH: In direct-to-consumer telemedicine visits people use their personal devices to connect with doctors. Using telemedicine for children, particularly for acute problems like respiratory tract infections, can be harmful.

The situations include colds, sore throats, and ear infections. Kids may not be able to describe their symptoms. Specific physical exams or tests might also be needed that aren't possible during telemedicine visits. For example, diagnosing an ear infection requires the doctor to look inside the ear canal. Diagnosing strep throat requires a strep test.....read more


All pregnant women should be screened for asymptomatic bacteriuria

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

All pregnant women should be screened for asymptomatic bacteriuria with urine culture, reiterates the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in its updated draft guidelines, which also continue to recommend against screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in nonpregnant adults.

However, in these guidelines, the USPSTF has changed the grade for pregnant women one level, from an "A" to a "B", based on new evidence that shows a significantly lower risk of pyelonephritis than found in previous reviews, leading to a reduction in the magnitude of benefit......read more

Practice Updates

Today is World Malaria Day: "Zero malaria starts with me"

April 24th-30th is World Immunization Week.

World Malaria Day 2019 is on April 25th, this annual event is a worldwide effort, to raise awareness of Malaria and funds for the treatment and prevention of malaria. The day works to highlight the need for better political intervention in malaria control and prevention. The day also marks the continuing great achievements in the fight against Malaria...... read more


Malaria vaccine pilot launched in Africa in Malawi

WHO welcomes the Government of Malawi's launch of the world's first malaria vaccine in a landmark pilot programme. The country is the first of three in Africa in which the vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be made available to children up to 2 years of age; Ghana and Kenya will introduce the vaccine in the coming weeks..... read more


Worksite health promotion continues to grow in the US, says CDC

Almost half of all US worksites offered some type of health promotion or wellness program in 2017, according to a new study “Workplace Health in America 2017” published April 22, 2019 in the American Journal of Health Promotion. The study is the first government survey of workplace health promotion programs in 13 years.... read more


Walk more to reduce mortality risk due to too much sitting

For less active adults, the amount of time spent sitting may be associated with an increased risk of death; however, increasing physical activity to recommended levels may eliminate this association in some, according to a study published April 22, 2019 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.....read more


Study identifies risk factors for villous atrophy in children with potential celiac disease

A study reported online April 9, 2019 in Gastroenterology has identified factors that can be used to identify children with potential celiac disease at highest risk for villous atrophy. The baseline factors most strongly associated with development of villous atrophy were numbers....read more

Medical Voice

Quit smoking before planning to conceive a baby

Smoking during pregnancy is linked with negative health outcomes. Research indicates that smoking cessation during pregnancy may reduce the risk of pre-term birth. The findings, published in the JAMA Network Open journal, showed that the probability of pre-term birth decreased with earlier smoking cessation in pregnancy - up to a 20% per cent relative decrease if cessation occurred at the beginning of pregnancy. ..... 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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Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 1: Believe in Yourself
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Quit smoking before planning to conceive a baby
It is also imperative to keep weight and other vitals in check in would-be mothers
 

New Delhi, 24th April 2019: Smoking during pregnancy is linked with negative health outcomes. Research indicates that smoking cessation during pregnancy may reduce the risk of pre-term birth. The findings, published in the JAMA Network Open journal, showed that the probability of pre-term birth decreased with earlier smoking cessation in pregnancy - up to a 20% per cent relative decrease if cessation occurred at the beginning of pregnancy.

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