Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
1st August 2019

Vedic description of insomnia: Insomnia maybe a symptom of suicidal ideation (Part 2)

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

There can be several reasons for insomnia.

The best description of the causes and treatment of insomnia comes from Vidura Niti, a dialogue (samvad) between Vidura and Dhritarashtra.

In the text, King Dhritarashtra said: "O Vidura, Sanjaya has come back. He has gone away after rebuking me. Tomorrow he will deliver, in the midst of the court, Ajatashatru's message. I have not been able today to ascertain what the message is of the Kuru hero. Therefore, my body is burning, and that has produced sleeplessness. Tell us what may be good for a person that is sleepless and burning."...read more

Poor diet quality increases risk of frailty in older adults

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Eating a poor quality diet may increase the chances of becoming frail for older adults, according to results from The Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study reported earlier thid month in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

More than 2000 older adults, aged 70 to 81 years were included in the study. They were either "robust," as they did not appear to have any cognitive problems or issues with physical frailty, or "pre-frail," because they only had one or two symptoms of frailty when they entered the study....read more

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Practice Updates

World Breastfeeding Week 2019 begins today

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1 to 7 to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organizations to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.... read more

UNICEF must triple budget to combat Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

With an unprecedented number of children affected by the Ebola virus outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said it would need to triple its budget to tackle the complex crisis, which included intensifying the overall public health response and launching measles vaccinations.... read more

Bangladesh hit by worst dengue outbreak on record

More than 1,000 people in Bangladesh, the majority of whom are children, have been diagnosed with dengue in the last 24 hours, amid the country's worst outbreak on record, a senior health ministry official said Tuesday.... read more

Findings Fortify Low Riboflavin, Migraine Link

Riboflavin supplementation may decrease headache severity in patients with migraine who are deficient in vitamin B2 and other micronutrients, suggests new research.

In a small study, all participants experienced a 50% or greater reduction in both headache severity and frequency following nutritional supplementation. A majority of the patients were migraine-free 2 years post treatment.... read more

More Evidence Links Preeclampsia to Long-Term Diastolic Dysfunction

Women who develop preeclampsia may face a wide range of heart problems long after they give birth, concluded a research review.

Investigators examined results from 13 studies that measured cardiac function by transthoracic echocardiography between 6 months and 18 years following a pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia.... read more

Medical Voice

Antihistamines may benefit patients with idiopathic postprandial diarrhea

Some patients with idiopathic postprandial diarrhea may respond to treatment with antihistamines, suggests a recent case series published online July 3, 2019 in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

The case series describes five cases of idiopathic postprandial diarrhea associated with concurrent dermatographia and chronic urticaria in patients aged 26 to 63 years with a diarrhea duration of 8 weeks to 13 years.... 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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