Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
11th May 2019
Long-term antibiotic use tied to higher CVD risk

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Women in middle or late life who use antibiotics on a long-term basis have a higher risk for cardiovascular disease events. In a new research investigators followed close to 36,500 female participants in the Nurses' Health Study (NSH) who were free of CVD at baseline over an 8-year period.

After adjustment for demographic, lifestyle, medical, and medication-related covariates, they found that women 60 years or older who took antibiotics for 2 months or more had the greatest risk for CVD, but long-term use of antibiotics was also associated with increased cardiovascular risk if taken by women at midlife (40–59 years).....read more

Vedic Medicine is based on scientific evidence

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Antigua GAPIO: Quite often we say that Vedic Medicine is not based on scientific evidence. But Vedas do describe six types of evidence.

  1. Pratkyasha: What is seen, touched, smelt, tasted or heard; which happens before us. For example, diagnosing an acute myocardial infection by seeing an ECG
  2. Anumana: which is logic based on the assumption. E.g. any study based in modern medicine based on Null hypothesis. Most modern medicine studies are based on this concept......read more
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Practice Updates

Apex Court cancels 16% Maratha quota in medical PG admissions

The Maharashtra government was given a jolt on Thursday by the Supreme Court which cancelled the 16% Maratha reservation under socially and educationally backward classes (SEBC) quota in admissions to postgraduate (PG) medical courses for the 2019-20 academic session. Dismissing the special leave petition (SLP) filed by the government, the Apex Court upheld Nagpur bench’s verdict of May 2 when it ruled that the government’s March 8, 2019, ..... read more

WHO Adapts Ebola Vaccination Strategy in DRC to Account for Insecurity and Community Feedback

WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) issued new recommendations to address vaccination challenges in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The recommendations include endorsing operational adjustments to make the vaccination process faster and adjusting the dosage based on available efficacy data..... read more

Around 52 million in NENA region suffering chronic undernourishment, reveals new UN food agency report

Hunger continues to rise as conflicts and protracted crises have worsened in the Near East and North Africa region (NENA), which is possibly going to affect food security for years to come, warned the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday..... read more

Hepatitis A Infections Increased Nearly 300 Percent in Recent Years

Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections have gone up by almost 300 percent in recent years, reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The rise is predominantly due to widespread outbreaks among those reporting drug use or homelessness.....read more

Premature Birth Increases Risk of Kidney Disease Into Adulthood

Being born prematurely is linked with a significantly greater risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) from childhood into mid-adulthood, suggested a national cohort study in Sweden. The study revealed that even infants born between 37 and 38 weeks gestation (early rather than premature) ....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

Medical Voice

Hepatitis A infections increased by nearly 300% over two years in the US

Hepatitis A, a vaccine-preventable illness, like measles, has made a resurgence among adults in the United States who are at risk for the infection, according to a new report.

Researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed the number of cases reported to the agency through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System from 2013 to 2018..... read more

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Increasing obesity levels in rural India a cause for concern

New Delhi, 10th May 2019: Obesity is increasing more rapidly in the world’s rural areas than in cities, according to a study of global trends in body-mass index (BMI). The study, published in the journal Nature, analysed the height and weight data of over 112 million adults across urban and rural areas of 200 countries and territories between 1985 and 2017. The prevalence of obesity in India is increasing and ranges from 8% to 38% in rural and 13% to 50% in urban areas.

Rural areas in low- and middle-income countries have seen shifts towards higher incomes, better infrastructure, more mechanized agriculture and increased car use.

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