Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
18th May 2019
Malaysia: Social Media ordered suicide of a teen girl. Know the sad story and dark side

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Never ignore any post of social media, which suggests suicidal ideation. It is a medical emergency. Never take it lightly.

Not just on social media, if someone calls you that I am feeling like committing suicide do not take it lightly.

Most patients who commit suicide successfully will talk to someone minutes before they commit suicide. The commonest precipitating factor is that they are not been loved or cared by the society.....read more

Breaking news: Glucosamine supplements can lower CVD risks

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

(Medscape Excerpts)

Patients who regularly take glucosamine supplements may have a moderately lower risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, results from 22 centers participating in the UK Biobank suggest.

Glucosamine use was associated with a 15% lower risk for total CVD events and a 9% to 22% lower risk for stroke, coronary heart disease and CVD death after adjustment for age, sex, body mass index, race, lifestyle factors, diet, medications, and other supplements....read more

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Practice Updates

Smarter research & development to tackle global health priorities

WHO's new Science Division launched an online resource to guide the development of new health products for which there are limited markets or incentives for research and development. An essential tool for realizing universal health coverage, the Health Product Profile Directory, is aimed at promoting research and development for products to combat neglected diseases and threats to global health,.... read more

Pool Chemical Injuries Lead to Over 4,000 ED Visits Each Year: CDC

Pool chemical injuries led to 4,535 U.S. emergency department visits annually during 2008-2017, revealed a report published in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Pool chemicals kill germs in the water but can harm people if mishandled.

While injuries from pool chemicals are preventable, the number of serious injuries from these chemicals has not shown much change over the last 15 years..... read more

In 4 years, severest form of TB strikes 55 in Pune

A total of 55 cases of the extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) - the world's most untreatable form of TB - have been detected within the municipal limits of Pune in a little over four years, between January 2015 and March 2019, revealed the latest report of the Pune Municipal Corporation's health department..... read more

U.S. Recorded 75 New Measles Cases Last Week

The United States recorded 75 new measles cases last week, bringing the number of confirmed cases for the year so far to 839, the worst outbreak since 1994, said federal health officials.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the number of cases of the highly contagious and sometimes fatal disease rose by 9.8% in the week ended May 10.... read more

Zilucoplan May Decrease Symptoms of Generalized Myasthenia Gravis

The novel peptide inhibitor zilucoplan is safe and effective in treating patients with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG), suggests new research.

A randomized, double-blind phase 2 trial of 44 patients with gMG revealed that those who received zilucoplan 0.3 mg/kg daily for 12 weeks showed a significant 6-point improvement from baseline in Quantitative Myasthenia Gravis (QMG) scores, the primary endpoint, and significantly improved scores on the MG Activities of Daily Living (MG-ADL) scale. ....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

Antibiotics in outer space

Becker's Hospital Review, from January through May 15.

Antibiotics should be used with caution in outer space since they may quickly fuel drug resistance in bacteria, researchers report in mBio.

The researchers found E bacteria treated with antibiotics in a simulated microgravity environment rapidly developed resistance to antibiotics..... read more

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C. Assess his response to the equipment
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Hypertension during pregnancy can be detrimental to mother and baby: HCFI
Awareness must be raised on preventive measures during and after pregnancy

New Delhi, 17th May 2019: National studies show that prevalence of hypertension among the Indian urban middle-class men and women is 32% and 30%, respectively. Factors such as family history, age, gender, diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, obesity, alcohol consumption, smoking, physical inactivity, and stress increase the risk. Despite this, not many people are aware of the condition or do not take preventive measures at an early stage.

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