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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
29th June 2018
Is there going to be an epidemic of non-identical twin pregnancies in the country?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Infertility is a growing problem in India and factors causing infertility are not just clinical. Rapid urbanization has brought about significant changes in lifestyle, which has also contributed to the rising infertility rates. Factors such as increasing alcohol and tobacco consumption, obesity, stress including a hectic lifestyle are leading to infertility. Today more women are choosing careers over marriage and/or motherhood. Consequent to this, the increasing marital age as well as increasing maternal age due to women delaying motherhood are also factors that have further added to the infertility burden. Modern medicine offers a solution for this.

Women can now hormonal drugs to boost ovulation to enhance fertility or they can opt for assisted reproductive technology. But, there are greater chances of multiple pregnancies with IVF or ovulatory drugs. A recent study jointly conducted by ICMR and Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR) in Mumbai has revealed that 45% of couples who opted for ART had twins or triplets. The practice of multiple embryo transfers in IVF to increase the chances of conception has increased the likelihood of multiple births and also preterm births. Twins born out of assisted pregnancies are usually non-identical (fraternal) twins..... read more


Top News

Today is "Statistics Day"

In recognition of the notable contributions made by Late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of statistics, statistical system and economic planning, Government of India in 2007, has designated 29thJune as the "Statistics Day" in the category of Special Days to be celebrated every year at the National level. .... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 29th June 2018

Seven Indore doctor’s suspension by MCI set aside by High Court of MP, Indore bench Earlier MCI had recommended three months suspension of 7 senior faculty members from MGM Medical College, Indore, MP alleging irregularities in conduction of Clinical Drug Trials. This matter was earlier investigated in 2012 by the regulatory authority DCGI, who did not find any unethicality or violation in conduct of Clinical Trials that were duly approved and monitored by ethics committees and DCGI.... read more

Practice Updates

Young binge drinkers may have higher heart risks

Young adults who frequently binge drink (more than 12 times a year) had higher systolic blood pressure and higher blood total cholesterol than non-binge drinkers and binge drinking young women, according to new research published June 27, 2018 in Journal of the American Heart Association.... read more


Type 2 diabetes risk in Asian Indian immigrants in US impacted by adopted lifestyle habits

New research presented at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA’s) 78th Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida shows that Asian Indian immigrants in the U.S. are at increased risk for chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Adopting ... read more


Heat-stable carbetocin as safe and effective as oxytocin in preventing PPH

Results of the WHO CHAMPION (Carbetocin HAeMorrhage PreventION) study published June 27, 2018 in the New England Journal of Medicine have shown that heat-stable carbetocin was as safe and effective as oxytocin in preventing postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). This new formulation of carbetocin .... read more


Men with migraine may have higher estrogen levels

A new research published June 27, 2018 in the journal Neurology suggests that estrogen may also play a role in migraine for men. In the study, men with migraine had higher levels of estrogen between migraines, 97 pmol/L vs 69 pmol/L in men without migraine, while testosterone levels were similar for both groups.... read more


Eating walnuts reduces risk of developing type 2 diabetes

A new epidemiological study suggests that eating walnuts, 3 tablespoons per day, reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 47% compared to adults who do not eat nuts. This amount of walnut intake is close to the recommended serving size of walnuts, which is one ounce or four tablespoons. .... read more


High risk younger women should be screened for osteoporosis

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recommended screening for osteoporosis with bone measurement testing to prevent osteoporotic fractures in women 65 years and older. (B recommendation) in a statement published June 26, 2018 in JAMA. It also recommends screening for .... read more

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A significant percentage of Indian population still at risk for malaria infection
Concerted efforts needed to achieve targeted elimination of the disease by 2030
 
New Delhi, 28th June 2018: A recent research has found that the immune cells called natural killer (NK) cells may be used to develop future malaria vaccines. NK cells are found among people living in areas where the parasite is common. The team identified a molecule that was essential for activation of NK cells in response to malaria-infected blood cells. PfEMP1 is crucial for activating NK cells in a manner dependent on antibodies.

More than 90% of India’s population is at the risk of a malaria infection, as compared to Bangladesh at 11% and Nepal at 48%. According to the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, last year, there were 840, 838 cases of malaria in India, while 103 people died due to the disease.

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