Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
11th November 2019

Marijuana is legal as an Ayurvedic drug in India
Taking both marijuana and alcohol during early pregnancy may disrupt fetal development

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

New preclinical research has shown in animal models that exposure to cannabinoids (CBs), which includes cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), during early pregnancy can cause malformations in the developing embryo. The research also demonstrated that co-exposure to CBs and alcohol increased the likelihood of birth defects involving the face and brain. The study, funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, was published in Scientific Reports. The compounds are present in Marijuana and in India the Ayurvedic formulations containing marijuana are Jatiphaladi Churna and Madanananda Modaka...read more


Men with BRCA2 mutations should be screened for prostate cancer

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Results from the IMPACT study show that men with BRCA2 mutation had a higher incidence of prostate cancer, were diagnosed at a younger age and presented with more clinically significant tumours compared to those without these mutations.

The IMPACT study (Identification of Men with a genetic predisposition to ProstAte Cancer: Targeted screening in men at higher genetic risk and controls) is an international, multicentre study evaluating targeted PrCa screening in men with BRCA1/2 mutations...read more

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FDA approves first therapy to treat patients with rare blood disorder

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to Reblozyl (luspatercept–aamt) for the treatment of anemia (lack of red blood cells) in adult patients with beta thalassemia who require regular red blood cell (RBC) transfusions... read more


Pakistan accused of cover-up over fresh polio outbreak

Officials in Pakistan have been accused of covering up an outbreak of the most dangerous strain of polio and planning a covert vaccination programme to contain the disease. According to a source in Pakistan’s polio eradication programme and documentation seen by the Guardian,... read more


IITs told to bring projects on curbing pollution to Delhi

NEW DELHI: The Union HRD ministry has asked all the IITs to bring to Delhi their innovations on curbing air pollution, reflecting the urgency showed by the Supreme Court and the Prime Minister's Office. The SC had specifically asked the Centre to seek the help of IITs to find a solution to the crisis... read more


First native Zika cases in Europe confirmed as experts warn climate change could bring more

The first native cases of Zika in Europe have been confirmed after three people became infected with the virus in France. Experts warn that climate change could lead to more cases emerging across the continent. Three people caught Zika in Hyères, southern France, in August this year,... read more


Copper ICU Beds Mostly Untarnished by Bacteria

Hospital beds with copper surfaces in an intensive care unit had significantly fewer bacteria than hospital beds with plastic surfaces, even after daily cleaning and disinfection, researchers found. Active colony forming units per 100 cm2 on beds with copper rails,... read more


Investigational Drug Reduces Body Fat in Obese Patients With Diabetes

An investigational agent, bimagrumab — which was originally being tested to see if it would increase lean muscle mass in people with sarcopenia — is effective and safe for weight loss, according to preliminary results from a study in patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes... read more


Acute Kidney Injury Common With Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

About one in six cancer patients treated with immune-checkpoint inhibitors develops at least transient acute kidney injury (AKI), a retrospective study found. In a review of data on more than 1,000 cancer patients who received checkpoint inhibitors between 2011... 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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