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

Use the metro to check air pollution and improve your health

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

As part of the Delhi Metro's 25 year anniversary celebrations, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has roped in celebrities, social activists and healthcare experts in an effort to encourage citizens to ditch private vehicles and use the Metro in its place, reported the Hindustan Times. A series of video messages are being circulated via the DMRC's Twitter and Facebook pages as part of its #25YearsOlderAndWiser initiative, which includes quizzes, games and facts about the metro.

Delhi has become synonymous with air pollution. Delhi has been experiencing high air pollution levels for the past few years and it seems that air pollution is now here to stay. ...read more

Long-term exposure to air pollution now linked to increase emphysema

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

(Excerpts from NIH): Long-term exposure to air pollution was linked to increases in emphysema between 2000 and 2018, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study is published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.

The relationship between various air pollutants and emphysema was measured through computed tomography (CT) lung imaging and lung function testing. Consistent results were found in these varied metropolitan regions: Winston-Salem, North Carolina; St. Paul, Minnesota; New York City; Baltimore; Chicago; and Los Angeles. Participants came from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a medical research study, and involved more than 7,000 men and women from the six localities. Researchers measured all major air pollutants with longitudinal increases in percent emphysema revealed by more than 15,000 CT scans acquired from 2000 to 2018....read more

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Eating more gluten early in life is tied to children's higher risk of celiac disease, says study

A study published Tuesday in the journal JAMA suggests that eating higher-than-normal levels of gluten during the first five years of life can increase a child's likelihood of developing celiac disease. Higher gluten intake was associated with a 6.1% increased risk of celiac disease autoimmunity, an immunological response to gluten,... read more

Fewer parents smoke when pediatricians offer tobacco screening, treatment

Parents who smoke may be more likely to quit when they receive tobacco screening and smoking cessation treatment from their child's pediatrician than when they don't get this support, a new study suggests. According to a report in JAMA Pediatrics, over two years, the proportion of parents who were current smokers declined 2.7%... read more

Common ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development

Treatment with methylphenidate (multiple brands) may affect the development of the brain's signal-carrying white matter in boys with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suggests new research. Results of a randomized placebo-controlled study conducted in treatment-naive boys and men with ADHD showed that 4 months of treatment with methylphenidate affected specific tracts in brain white matter in boys but not in their adult counterparts.... read more

Physically Active People Have Lower Colon Cancer Risk

People who exercise regularly may be less likely to develop precursors to colorectal cancers, suggests a research review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Compared to people who get the smallest amount of physical activity, individuals who get the most exercise are 23% less likely to develop precancerous neoplasias that can sometimes progress into full-blown colorectal cancer. Regular exercisers are also 27% less likely than sedentary people to develop... read more

Social media use may harm teens' mental health by disrupting positive activities

Social media use has been linked to depression, especially in teenage girls. But a new study argues that the issue may be more complex than experts think, reported CNN on August 13, 2019. The research, published Tuesday in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, involved interviews with almost 10,000 children between the ages of 13 and 16 in England.... 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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