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5th October 2018
Eight Zika-positive cases in Jaipur: It seems that Zika is now here to stay

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Eight people in Jaipur have tested positive for the Zika virus. Of these, three are pregnant women, reports TOI. The first case was reported in the end of September. The health department has directed compulsory tests on pregnant women with fever in the Shastri Nagar area. There are 318 would-be mothers in the locality. Over 20 samples were sent to National Institute of Virology, Pune, and results of the remaining samples are awaited.

Last year in May, the WHO confirmed the first three cases of laboratory-confirmed Zika virus infection in India from Ahmedabad in Gujarat. The cases then detected were a 34-year-old female patient admitted to hospital with complaints of fever following delivery of a healthy baby, who had no travel history to any Zika affected country. The other two cases include a 22-year-old pregnant woman in her 37th week of pregnancy and a 64-year-old male with 8 days history of fever.

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Indian government stands committed to ensure safety of vaccines

There have been reports in a section of the print media mentioning that bivalent oral polio vaccine supplied by a particular manufacturer had some quality issues. India was certified polio-free in March 2014 and continues to be so. India continues to remain vigilant against all three types of polioviruses. The last polio case due to wild poliovirus in the country was detected on 13 January 2011... read more

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More than 300 crore compensation: A jury has awarded a paralyzed boy and his family $44.5 million in their medical negligence lawsuit against an Ohio laboratory. The Franklin County jury's verdict against Athens Medical Laboratory Inc. was announced recently in the lawsuit filed by Bradley Metts and his parents, Danny Metts II, of Athens, and Nikki Metts, of Albany. The family sued in 2014 over an ear... read more

Practice Updates

Prescribed exercise along with compression beneficial in healing venous leg ulceration

In a systematic review and meta-analysis of 5 randomized clinical trials comprising 190 patients with venous leg ulceration published October 3, 2018 in JAMA Dermatology, exercise was associated with increased healing rates by 14 additional cases per 100 patients in exercise... read more

Early menopause linked to higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Women having early menopause or primary ovarian failure were at a 15% higher risk for type 2 diabetes, according to new findings presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Berlin. And, women with primary ovarian failure (menopause... read more

Duration of sleep may affect stroke risk differently based on race

How many hours people sleep at night may affect their risk of stroke differently based on race, according to a study published in the October 3, 2018 in the journal Neurology. Black men who slept less than 6 hours per night were less likely to later have a stroke vs black men who were... read more

Few smokers with peripheral artery disease receive proven smoking cessation strategies

While many people with peripheral artery disease (PAD) smoke, few receive proven smoking cessation strategies from their doctor, according to new research published Oct. 3, 2018 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Thirty-seven percent of PAD patients were active... read more

A new antibiotic for pneumonia and skin infections

The FDA approved omadacycline (Nuzyra) for the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) and acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). Omadacycline is a semisynthetic derivative tetracycline antibiotic, specifically designed to... read more

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Prevalence of high blood pressure increase among rural Indian children
Sedentary lifestyles and easy access to junk food are some primary reasons
New Delhi, 04 October 2018: A recent study conducted across primary and secondary schools in rural areas of four Indian states has revealed that about 23% of the children had high blood pressure (BP). Of the 23% children with high BP, 13.6% exhibited systolic hypertension, 15.3% diastolic hypertension and 5.9% exhibited both. The high prevalence of high BP in otherwise healthy schoolchildren indicates the urgent need for proper screening and management programmes.

High BP in childhood is a precursor for the early onset of heart diseases in adulthood. In children who are obese or overweight, the condition can become worse unless timely measures are taken to reduce excess weight. Sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating are all risk factors that require comprehensive school-based interventions.

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