Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
14th November 2019

World Diabetes Day: Family support is key to successfully managing diabetes

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Today is World Diabetes Day and the focus of the day this year is on the family.

Diabetes is a chronic life-long condition. For this reason, it does not affect just the person, who has the disease. Diabetes affects everyone - family and friends.

Diabetes can usually be controlled with lifestyle changes, medication and self-care measures. This is where the role of the family in type 2 diabetes comes into play...read more


FSSAI bans sale of foods high in fat, salt and sugar to school children in school canteens or within 50 m of the school campus

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a draft notification for regulating the food sold to school children in school canteens and periphery. Called the Food Safety and Standards (Safe Food and Healthy Diets for School Children) Regulations, 2019, these regulations are based on FSSAI’s 10-point charter for food sold, supplied to school children....read more

Video Of The Day : Marriages and Pollution
Practice Updates

Today is World Diabetes Day

In 2007, the General Assembly adopted resolution 61/225 designating 14 November as World Diabetes Day. The document recognized “the urgent need to pursue multilateral efforts to promote and improve human health, and provide access to treatment and health-care education.”... read more


One child dies of pneumonia every 39 seconds, agencies warn

Pneumonia claimed the lives of more than 800,000 children under the age of five last year, or one child every 39 seconds, according to a new analysis. Most deaths occurred among children under the age of two, and almost 153,000 within the first... read more


Smoking associated with increased number of lung cancer deaths

New Delhi: November has been declared as lung cancer awareness month to educate the people who are at a higher risk of the disease. Though several reasons are associated with lung cancer, the harmful effects of smoking are linked to about 80 per cent deaths... read more


'Best in Class' Diabetes Drugs Compared in Head-to-Head Trial

Oral semaglutide lowered hemoglobin A1c more than empagliflozin in a recently published open-label, head-to-head comparison of the type 2 diabetes drugs. The findings from the PIONEER-2 trial were published online in Diabetes Care. At 26 weeks,... read more


Diverse Diet in Pregnancy May Protect Baby From Eczema

Children born to women who ate a diverse, healthy diet while pregnant had a lower risk for eczema and food allergy than those born to women whose overall diet was poor, according to an analysis of data from the Healthy Start Study.... read more

Medical Voice

FSSAI issues draft notification for regulating food sold to school kids

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a draft notification for regulating the food sold to school children in school canteens and periphery. Called the Food Safety and Standards (Safe Food and Healthy Diets for School Children) Regulations, 2019, these regulations are based on FSSAI’s 10-point charter for food sold, supplied to school children.... 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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Medicolegal Corner
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Lifestyle Updates
 
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Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) delegation meets Hon’ble Speaker of Lok Sabha to discuss implementation of important measures for better public health
Apart from demonstrating the CPR technique, the meeting also served as a platform to bring other issues to the Hon’ble Speaker’s attention
 

New Delhi 13th November, 2019: A 50-member delegation from the Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) recently met with the Hon’ble Speaker of Lok Sabha, Shri Om Birla at his office on 13th November 2019. The delegation was led by the President of HCFI, Padma Shri Awardee, Dr KK Aggarwal. Apart from discussing the various activities of the HCFI, the meeting also served as a platform to raise some pertinent issues in front of the hon’ble speaker.

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