Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
16th November 2019

Air pollution and Delhi: Pollution levels in Delhi have worsened

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

  • The Supreme Court has expressed concern that despite reduction in stubble burning, pollution levels in Delhi have become worse.
  • The Delhi government told the top court that its odd-even scheme has helped in reducing pollution and the "real culprit" behind the region's pollution is stubble burning.
  • The Centre also told the bench that it is examining the feasibility of putting up smog towers to reduce pollution in Delhi.
  • The Supreme Court on Friday asked Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to conduct random checks on three-wheelers running on polluting fuels and to file a report about it....read more

People with insomnia at higher risk of acute cardiovascular events

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

People who have trouble sleeping may be more likely to have a stroke, heart attack or other cerebrovascular or cardiovascular diseases, according to a study published in the November 6, 2019, online issue of Neurology.

The study involved 487,200 people in China with an average age of 51. Participants had no history of stroke or heart disease at the beginning of the study. Participants were asked if they had any of three symptoms of insomnia at least three days per week: trouble falling asleep or staying asleep; waking up too early in the morning; or trouble staying focused during the day due to poor sleep...read more

Practice Updates

WHO launches first-ever insulin prequalification program to expand access to life-saving treatment for diabetes

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the start of a pilot program to prequalify human insulin to increase treatment for diabetes in low- and middle-income countries. The decision is part of a series of steps WHO will take to address the growing diabetes burden in all regions.... read more

Revealed: danger and squalor for cleaners who remove human waste by hand

The plight of sanitation workers in the developing world should be addressed urgently, the UN said on Thursday, warning that their rights, health and dignity are at risk. Highlighting the dangers for the millions of people who clean toilets, sewers and septic tanks,... read more

Antibiotic-resistant infections killing twice as many Americans as once thought

Nearly twice as many people are dying in the United States from antibiotic-resistant infections than previously believed, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday, as so-called “superbugs” alarm experts with their rate of growth and spread.... read more

Increased VTE Risk with Testosterone Therapy

Men with and without hypogonadism have an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) with testosterone therapy, according to a case-crossover study. Researchers investigated whether exposure to testosterone therapy is associated with an increased risk of incident VTE... read more

Triple Combo Tx Seems to Work in Hep D Patients

Triple combination therapy for hepatitis D was associated with a decline in hepatitis D virus (HDV) RNA for nearly all patients receiving the regimen, with more than half achieving undetectable or nearly undetectable RNA levels, a researcher said at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.... read more

Medical Voice

Prevalence of antibiotic resistance in the US much higher than estimated

Antibiotic resistance is a greater threat in the United States than previously estimated and is not going away, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each year, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and fungi cause more than 2.8 million infections... 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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