Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
24th March 2019

Are wireless headphones safe? The jury is still out

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Wireless technology is in vogue today. It allows communication without the use of cables. We all use Wi-Fi to connect to the internet on our laptops, mobile phones….wireless keypads, mouse, head phones, speakers, routers, are familiar generic terms.

Technology has undoubtedly made life comfortable and easier for us. However, the impact of technology on human health is not yet fully known. It's still a subject of research and hence, is a cause for concern.

Wireless technology uses electromagnetic waves as do the mobile phones....read more

Today is World TB Day: "It's time for action! It's time to End TB"
Should natural ventilation be a part of preventive efforts to control TB?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Tuberculosis (TB) is known to be an airborne transmitted infection. It spreads by airborne droplets, which means it spreads one person to another through the air between them. People acquire the infection by inhaling these droplets containing the TB bacillus (Mycobacterium tuberculosis).

Re-circulated indoor air has long been recognized as a mode of transmission of infectious disease. And the vehicle for release of airborne infectious particles is the exhaled air...read more

Video Of The Day : Women and Heart
Medical Voice

1. Patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) who take daily aspirin may lower their risk for developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to a study published online March 18 in JAMA Internal Medicine....read more

Practice Updates

Today is World TB Day: "It's Time…"

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is observed annually on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.... read more

Drug resistant strains could become the dominant form of TB in Europe

The latest WHO/European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) report, "Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2019 (2017 data)", shows that the European Region is struggling to make sufficient progress to finally end TB. Challenges in timely detection, which result in ongoing transmission,.... read more

WHO consolidated 2019 guidelines on drug-resistant TB: Composition of longer MDR-TB regimens

In MDR/RR-TB patients on longer regimens, all three Group A agents (levofloxacin/moxifloxacin, bedaquiline, linezolid) and at least one Group B agent (clofazimine, cycloserine/terizidone) should be included to ensure that treatment starts with at least four TB agents likely to be effective, and that at least three agents are included for the rest of the treatment after bedaquiline is stopped..... read more

Blood pressure control reduces dementia risk in mid-life AF patients

Dementia risk in mid-life patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) can be reduced by controlling high blood pressure, according to a study presented March 18, 2019 at EHRA 2019, a congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)..... read more

No evidence that calcium increases risk of AMD, says study

Eating a calcium-rich diet or taking calcium supplements does not appear to increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to the findings of a retrospective analysis of data from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study .... read more

Solriamfetol approved for obstructive sleep apnea

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved solriamfetol (Sunosi, Jazz Pharmaceuticals) to improve wakefulness in adults with excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy (75 mg, 150 mg) or obstructive sleep apnea (37.5 mg, 75 mg, 150 mg).... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
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Notifying, prevention, and treatment are the three pillars to tuberculosis elimination
Access to TB services need to be scaled up in India
New Delhi, 23 March 2019: According to The Lancet Global Health article based on modelling for three high-burden countries, including India, compared with 2015 data, 57% reduction in incidence and 72% reduction in mortality will been seen only by 2035. Strengthening the care cascade could reduce cumulative TB incidence by 38% in the case of India, it notes. India must adopt measures to prevent TB on a population level to eliminate the disease in the coming decades, it adds.

The Lancet Commission recommends that India should scale up access to TB services for all those seeking them,

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