Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
30th July 2019

Use of smartphones for more than 5 hours daily increases risk of obesity

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Use of smartphones for 5 or more hours daily increases the risk of obesity, suggests a new study presented at the recently concluded ACC Latin America Conference 2019 in Cartagena, Colombia.

Students who used their smartphones for 5 or more hours daily had a 43% increased risk of obesity and were more likely to have other lifestyle habits that increase the risk of heart disease.

Researchers analyzed 1060 students (700 women and 360 men with an average age of 19 years and 20 years respectively) of the Health Sciences Faculty at the Simón Bolívar University during June to December 2018....read more

Being overweight or obese in 60s may accelerate aging in the brain by a decade

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Having a bigger waistline and a high body mass index (BMI) in your 60s may be linked with greater signs of brain aging years later, according to a study published in the July 24, 2019, online issue of Neurology, which suggests that these factors may accelerate brain aging by at least a decade.

Participants' BMI and waist circumference were measured at the beginning of the study. An average of six years later, participants had MRI brain scans to measure the thickness of the cortex area of the brain, overall brain volume and other factors...read more

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SC dismisses petition seeking directions for safety, security of doctors

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday declined to entertain a petition seeking direction for safety and security of doctors in government hospitals across the country. "Having heard counsel for the petitioner and on perusing the relevant material, we are not inclined to entertain the present writ petition and the same is accordingly dismissed. Pending interlocutory applications, if any, shall stand disposed of," a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta said.... read more

Deadly mosquito-borne virus that causes brain swelling in humans detected in Florida

Florida health officials are warning of an uptick in a mosquito-borne virus known as Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Several sentinel chickens tested positive for EEE, which can spread to humans via infected mosquitoes and cause brain infection and swelling, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County said in a statement.... read more

WHO says it could use more U.S. help on the ground in Ebola fight

The United States could bolster the battle against the Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo by allowing more of its experts to travel to the outbreak zone, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Friday.... read more

Noninvasive Intracranial Pressure Tests 'Unreliable'

Although widely used to detect elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) in primary brain injury, noninvasive tests are not accurate and relying on them may mean many patients with this life-threatening condition are missed, suggests new research.... read more

Athletes with ADHD may take longer to recover from concussion

For college athletes, having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be linked to increased symptoms, and longer recovery time from concussions, according to a preliminary study presented at the American Academy of Neurology Sports Concussion Conference in Indianapolis. The athletes with ADHD who were taking medication had symptoms for an average of 12 days vs 10 days for those with ADHD who were not taking medication and four days for the control group.... read more

Medical Voice

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Thailand achieve Hepatitis B control: WHO

New Delhi, July 26, 2019: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Thailand have become the first countries in WHO South-East Asia Region to achieve Hepatitis B control, with prevalence of the deadly disease dropping to less than 1% among five-year-old children,the World Health Organization announced. "Unwavering determination to reach every child, everywhere, every time, with life-saving Hepatitis B vaccines through childhood immunisation, has made this achievement possible.... 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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