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A Vietnamese Nurse Sentenced for Infecting Children with Genital Warts

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A nurse in Vietnam has been sentenced to jail for 10 years, for violating the medical regulations. In a case of negligence, the nurse infected 117 children with genital warts, a disease which first saw an outbreak in July 2017 with more than 80 boys, maximum aged below 2 years.

Due to this negligence, the nurse was found guilty by Hung Yen Province People’s Court in Northern Vietnam, which barred her from doing her practice for 3 years after her release from jail.

The court also ordered the nurse to pay compensation of more than 2.2 billion Dong to the families, that amounts to a total of $94,850. This amount is to be distributed to 111 of the 117 families of victims. The remaining 6 families failed to prove whether the nurse was the only cause of their children’s infection or not.

This amount will help the parents to find a doctor who can prescribe the most appropriate treatment for genital warts in children.

As per the findings of the court, the nurse ran an unlicensed medical service at her own home, where she used to examine the genitals of the children. For each treatment, the nurse charged up to VND 520,000. The reason why children acquired genital warts was because the nurse was using unsterilized equipment to treat the children.

The treatment was given for phimosis. Phimosis is a condition in which the tight foreskin of the penis cannot be pulled back over the head. For treating phimosis, the foreskin has to be widened. But since the equipment to widen the foreskin was unsterilized, children contracted human papillomavirus (HPV), which subsequently led to the genital warts.

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Amphetamines Stimulants Double the Psychosis Risk for Young People Suffering from ADHD

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It has been found in a study that young adults who suffer from attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, ADHD may develop a high risk of psychosis if they rely on amphetamines stimulants such as Adderall to treat the disorder. Those who receive other types of stimulants such as Ritalin are less prone to psychosis risk.

After analyzing the insurance claim databases (between 2004 to 2015) of over 2 Lakhs young adults ranging from 13 to 25 with ADHD, it was observed that one out of every 660 young people suffered from psychosis even after the first few months of starting a stimulant. And the risk factor for the side effect of Amphetamines stimulants was double than that of taking methylphenidate.

Dr. Lauren Moran, the assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, carried out the observations on young people with ADHD taking amphetamines such as Adderall. People who face the problem of ADHD experience problems such as inattention, hyperactivity, and severe impulsivity. Many people who are aware of the side-effects of stimulants go for other alternatives to reduce ADHD problem. In order to help them find ways on how to focus on daily routine, people also go for natural alternatives to Adderall to treat symptoms of ADHD.

The U.S Food and Drug Administration issued the guidelines to manufacturers to mention the warning of using stimulants on drug labels. But still, there is an increase in the number of young people taking stimulants such as amphetamine as the treatment for ADHD. Dr. Moran said that the effect is less severe for first timers if they go for stimulants after taking a prescription from their doctors.

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