Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
2nd June 2019

Woman writhing in labor made to wait 4 hours, loses baby

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

As per a video that went viral last week, a pregnant woman is seen sitting on the floor of the empty Kolar's KGF government hospital, writhing in labur pains. She was allegedly made to wait for four hours. When she was not attended to by a doctor, the woman was eventually taken to a private hospital for the delivery. Her baby, however, did not survive.

22-year-old Sameena, a resident of Kolar, was taken to KGF Government Hospital on Tuesday noon last week after she began experiencing contractions. She was accompanied by her husband Riyaz and two other female relatives. Dr Shivakumar, the surgeon who was on call at the time at KGF has since been suspended by officials.....read more

Transgender is not a mental disorder

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The World Health Organization (WHO) uses the term "gender incongruence" to describe people whose gender identity is different from the gender they were assigned at birth.

Now, the WHO is moving this term to the panel's sexual health chapter from its mental disorders chapter. The new classification will improve social acceptance among transgender people while still making important health resources available.

The new standard of classification appears in the 11th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), which was adopted Saturday by the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. It will go into effect on January 1, 2022.....read more

Practice Updates

WHO highlights huge scale of tobacco-related lung disease deaths

A World Health Organization news release recently highlighted the damage tobacco causes to lung health: over 40% of all tobacco-related deaths are from lung diseases like cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and tuberculosis. WHO is calling on countries and partners to increase action to protect people from exposure to tobacco..... read more

Overall cancer mortality continues to decline: CDC

The latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that for all cancer sites combined, cancer death rates continued to decline in men, women, and children in the United States from 1999 to 2016. Overall cancer incidence rates, or rates of new cancers, decreased in men from 2008 to 2015, after increasing from 1999 to 2008, and were stable in women from 1999 to 2015..... read more

Concerns over exaggerated health claims prompt FDA hearing on effects of CBD products

Cannabis-related products have flooded the market, making health claims about pain relief, immune function and anxiety and depression. But the US Food and Drug Administration says there is little known about how effective they are. On Friday, the FDA held its first hearing to assess the safety and efficacy of CBD products.... read more

FDA Warns Stem Cell Company for Unapproved Treatments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent an untitled letter to R3 Stem Cell, LLC of Scottsdale, Arizona, and its chief executive officer, David Greene, M.D. The company, through its affiliated centers or clinics throughout the U.S., offers unapproved stem cell products to treat a variety of diseases and conditions, such as Lyme disease, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, stroke, kidney failure and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)..... read more

Common Skin Bacterium Linked to Food Allergy Risk in Kids

Colonization with the Staphylococcus aureus bacterium was significantly and independently associated with food allergy in young children with eczema enrolled in a pivotal peanut allergy prevention study.... read more

T2D, Cholesterol, and Neuropathy: What's the Link?

Lower levels of serum cholesterol were linked to more peripheral nerve damage in type 2 diabetes, a German study found. In a cohort of 100 adults with type 2 diabetes, the lipid equivalent lesion load of nerve tissue was positively correlated with the average size of a peripheral nerve lesion... read more

Medical Voice

People with borderline high QT interval in ECG should not consume energy drinks

A clinical trial reports that energy drinks can prolong QTc interval in ECG and raise blood pressure in volunteers

Packed with caffeine and ingredients like guarana, taurine, ginseng, and B vitamins, these drinks promise to boost concentration, improve physical performance, and reduce fatigue.

In the largest randomized, controlled clinical trial on the subject to date, researchers from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, along with collaborators from other institutions, identify how energy drink consumption affects the heart. ... read more

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Regular consumption of energy drinks can be fatal to the heart: HCFI
Substances such as caffeine and taurine present in these drinks can lead to arrythmia

New Delhi, 1 June 2019: Consuming too many energy drinks in a short span of time may increase blood pressure and disrupt heart rhythm, a study has found. Energy drinks are readily accessible and commonly consumed by teens and young adults. The need of the hour is to make people aware of the impact of energy drinks on their body especially if they have other underlying health conditions.

Energy drinks contain high levels of caffeine, taurine, and other stimulating substances, and their safety has always been debated. These drinks may increase the risk of sudden cardiac death due to increase in BP and prolonged QT interval, which can lead to life-threatening arrhythmia.

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