Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
4th May 2019
AMR a "global crisis", says UN report

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

According to a new report "No Time to Wait: Securing the future from drug-resistant infections" drug-resistant diseases could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050 and by the year 2030, antimicrobial resistance could force up to 24 million people into extreme poverty. The report also states:

  • Tuberculosis (TB) is becoming untreatable
  • Lifesaving medical procedures like surgeries carry increasing risks because of "alarming levels" of resistance to antimicrobial drugs
  • Resistance to antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals and antiprotozoals, which has been seen in countries of all income levels, is now a "global crisis"....read more

FDA adds Boxed Warning for risk of serious injuries due to complex sleep behaviors with insomnia medicines

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

In a safety communication, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added a Boxed Warning, its most prominent warning, to the prescribing information and the patient Medication Guides for some common prescription insomnia medicines.

Additionally, the FDA now also requires a Contraindication, its strongest warning, to avoid use in patients who have previously experienced an episode of complex sleep behavior. .... read more

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Practice Updates

Malaria vaccine pilot launched in Ghana

WHO Ghana welcomed the Ministry of Health's launch of the world's first malaria vaccine in a landmark pilot programme. Top health officials, WHO representatives, community leaders, and mothers and children gathered on 30 April 2019 to officially begin the vaccine rollout. The country-led phased vaccine introduction is supported by WHO and national and global health partners..... read more

Delhi govt extends ban on manufacture, sale of gutkha, pan masala, tobacco products for one year

New Delhi: The Delhi government has extended the ban on manufacture, storage, sale or distribution of gutkha, pan masala and any other tobacco products for one year in the national capital. The Food Safety Department has issued a notification extending the ban on these products..... read more

First FDA-approved vaccine for the prevention of dengue disease in endemic regions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Dengvaxia, the first vaccine approved for the prevention of dengue disease caused by all dengue virus serotypes (1, 2, 3 and 4) in people ages 9 through 16 who have laboratory-confirmed previous.... read more

A new combination treatment for hepatitis C in adolescents

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved glecaprevir and pibrentasvir (Mavyret, AbbVie) tablets for the treatment of all six hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes in children ages 12 to 17 years......read more

Alosetron and ramosetron most effective drugs for IBS-D and IBS-M

In a systematic review and network meta-analysis of 10 randomized-controlled trials of pharmacological therapies for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with diarrhea (IBS-D) or mixed stool pattern (IBS-M) reported April 17, 2019 online in Gut, all drugs to be superior to placebo, but alosetron and ramosetron appeared to be the most effective.....read more

Medical Voice

Long-term mortality risk linked to poor sense of smell

More evidence has linked loss of smell with long-term mortality among older adults, independent of commonly suspected confounders, a study published online in Annals of Internal Medicine shows.

Poor olfaction was associated with 46% higher mortality at year 10 and 30% higher mortality at year 13 compared with good olfaction. .... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
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Variety and moderation in diet are key to a healthy body and mind: HCFI
Poor diet has overtaken smoking as the world's biggest killer

New Delhi, 3rd May 2019: According to the latest Global Burden of Disease Study, poor diet has now overtaken smoking as the world's biggest killer, causing 20% of deaths globally in 2017. It is imperative to convince people to eat plant-rich diets, avoid junk food and care about nutrition. These measures will be critical to global human health and tackling climate change in future.

Crash diets, stressful work environments that encourage people to eat comfort foods, all-day desk jobs, etc. have distorted the definition of an ideal weight and wholesome eating.

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