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

An outbreak of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever recurs in Gujarat?

Dr KK Aggarwal and Dr Adit Desai

Ahmedabad, Aug 28 (PTI) Three women from Gujarat have fallen victims to Congo Fever in one week while as many new cases have come to light, the state government said on Wednesday. Of the three, two women from Surendranagar district died earlier this week while another woman succumbed to the infection late on Tuesday night, said deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel in Gandhinagar. The latest deceased hailed from Bhavnagar district. "A total of three women have died due to Congo fever, which spreads through ticks in humans. Three new cases were also reported till now. Among the three, a woman is currently undergoing treatment at civil hospital in Ahmedabad while two male patients are admitted to SVP hospital," he said. Health Commissioner Jayanti Ravi said since cattle-rearers are more susceptible to the Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) virus, which is responsible for the infection, preventive measures are being taken.

Ahmedabad, TNN | Aug 29, 2019: Deputy CM and state health minister Nitin Patel confirmed that the three deaths in the state were due to CCHF virus. “A total 17 people including two from Halvad in Morbi district have tested positive for the virus while 11 samples tested negative....read more

Mera Bharat Mahan 16: You cannot live without water for more than 3 days

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

It is a well-known fact that you cannot live without oxygen in the air for 3 minutes; without water for more than 3 days and without food for more than 3 weeks.

The Vedic references

Chandogya Upanishad explains about not taking food but continuing to take water.

6.7.1: षोडशकलः सोम्य पुरुषः पञ्चदशाहानि माशीः काममपः पिबापोमयः प्राणो नपिबतो विच्छेत्स्यत इति: ...read more

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Practice Updates

Cabinet approves setting up of 75 govt medical colleges

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved on Wednesday setting up of 75 government medical colleges to be attached with existing district or referral hospitals by 2021-22. The establishment of new medical colleges, under phase III of the ongoing Centrally sponsored scheme, will add at least 15,700 MBBS seats in the country.... read more

European Region loses ground in effort to eliminate measles

Following several years of steady progress toward elimination of measles in the WHO European Region, the number of countries having achieved or sustained elimination of the disease has declined. This was the conclusion of the European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC) based on an assessment of annual status updates for 2018 submitted by the 53 Member States of the Region.... read more

Why red wine could be good for your gut - in moderation

Red wine could be good for the gut, increasing the number of different types of helpful bacteria that can live there, according to researchers. The benefits are likely to come from polyphenols - compounds that white wine, beer and cider have far less of, the King's College London team says. A glass a fortnight was enough to make a difference, but researchers say the findings are not an excuse to binge.... read more

Decades-Long Drop in Cardiovascular Deaths Slowing Down

The dramatic decreases in deaths from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and hypertension seen between 1999 and 2009 have started to level off since 2010, portending a future where these gains could be lost, new research suggests. The age-adjusted mortality rate (AAMR) for heart disease prior to 2010 translated to 8.3 fewer deaths per 100,000 US population per year. However, a new study shows that since the start of this decade the rate has slowed to 1.8 fewer deaths per 100,000 US population per year.... read more

FDA: Serious Liver Injury Possible with Some HCV Tx

Patients with advanced liver disease taking certain medications for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may be at risk for serious liver complications, including liver failure, the FDA said Wednesday. In a statement, the agency said it had received reports linking the use of three agents for treating chronic HCV infection -- glecaprevir/pibrentasvir (Mavyret), elbasvir/grazoprevir (Zepatier),... read more

Medical Voice

Men should be included in clinical trials of breast cancer drugs, says US FDA

Breast cancer is rare in males, with less than one percent of all breast cancer cases occurring in male patients. Hence, they have been usually excluded from clinical trials.

The US FDA has published draft guidance for including men in clinical trials of breast cancer drugs. It recommends that eligibility criteria for clinical trials of breast cancer drugs should allow for inclusion of both males and females. It further recommends that “Scientific rationale should be included in the protocol when proposing to exclude males from breast cancer trials. FDA does not intend to consider low expected accrual rates of male patients with breast cancer to be a sufficient scientific rationale for excluding them from a clinical trial”....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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