Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
31st May 2019

WHO decision on burnout should translate into better working conditions

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

We should all welcome the decision by the World Health Assembly to include work-related burnout as a problem that influences health status of an individual.

The decision was taken during the World Health Assembly in Geneva.

Burn-out has been included in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an occupational phenomenon. It is not classified as a medical condition. It is described in the chapter: ‘Factors influencing health status or contact with health services', which includes reasons for which people contact health services but that are not classed as illnesses or health conditions....read more

Added versus natural sugars

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Natural sugars are present in foods such as fruit, vegetables and dairy, while added sugars are added to foods and beverages during manufacturing, processing, or preparation.

Our bodies do not need, or benefit from, eating added sugar. The greatest sources of added sugar in the diet are the sugary beverages, followed by sweets and grains such as ready-to-eat cereals. Intake of added sugar, particularly from beverages, has been associated with weight gain and higher risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Natural and added sugars are metabolized the same way in our bodies....read more

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Today is 'World No Tobacco Day'

Every year, on May 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form.... read more

Health Ministry requests MCI to extend last date for PG medical admissions

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has requested Medical Council of India (MCI) to consider extension of the last date for PG medical admission in States from 18th May to 31 May, 2019 to fill up the remaining vacant seats in the academic session 2019-20. As per the time schedule notified by Medical Council of India, the last date for filling up of Post Graduate Medical seats by the States is 18th May, 2019.... read more

After 20-year increase, New Diabetes Cases Decline in the US

New cases of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. decreased by 35 percent since a peak in 2009 – the first sign that efforts to stop the nation's diabetes epidemic are working, CDC researchers report. New cases have declined from 1.7 million new cases per year in 2008 to 1.3 million new cases in 2017. And there's more good news:... read more

WHO supports response to HIV outbreak in Sindh, Pakistan

An international team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) has arrived in Pakistan to support the response to an outbreak of HIV in Larkana in Sindh province, Pakistan, at the request of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination.... read more

Ultra-Processed Food, Drink Tied to Heart Disease, Earlier Death

Adults whose diet included more ultra-processed foods and beverages, such as ice cream, soda, and hamburgers, were more likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) or die sooner than others who had a more wholesome diet, in two large European cohorts.... read more

Sports a Win for Those with Childhood Trauma

Adolescents who experienced adverse events in childhood had better mental health in adulthood if they played sports in their youth, noted researchers. Among individuals with adverse childhood experiences (ACE), those who played team sports in middle school and high school had a significantly lower chance of receiving a diagnosis of depression... read more

Medical Voice

New tick-borne Alongshan virus in China

Researchers in northeastern China has discovered a new segmented RNA virus associated with febrile illness in dozens of patients, and they suspect that the virus is transmitted by ticks, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

They named the previously unknown pathogen the Alongshan virus (ALSV).

It should be differentiated from other tick-borne diseases, such as severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, tick-borne encephalitis, anaplasmosis, rickettsiosis and babesiosis. Here is the NEJM Abstract ... read more

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