Ending antimicobial resistance is the lynchpin to #endTB as well as health security

(CNS): While reaffirming their commitment to end TB by 2030, the draft Political Declaration in the fight against tuberculosis by governments at the first UN High-Level Meeting on TB (#UNHLM to #endTB) acknowledges that “TB, including its drug-resistant forms, is a critical challenge and the leading infectious disease cause of death, the most common form of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) globally.” Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s Director General, calls AMR a global health emergency that will seriously jeopardize progress in modern medicine. It is creating superbugs that are making it impossible…

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Heart Attack? Can Doctors Predict

That technology doesn’t currently exist on a widespread basis, but that could soon change. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people in the United States experience heart attacks. These cardiovascular events, usually brought on by coronary artery disease, are so widespread that statistically, a heart attack will strike someone in this country every 40 seconds. Physicians are currently limited in the ways they can assess their patients’ relative heart attack risk. However, a team of researchers from the University of Oxford in England and the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio has developed a…

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How Harmful Are Energy Drinks : Britain proposes energy drinks ban for children

The sale of energy drinks could be banned in England to anybody under 18, amid fears they are damaging children’s health, the prime minister has said. The government has launched a public consultation on its plans to make it illegal to sell the drinks to children. Energy drinks contain high levels of sugar and caffeine and have been linked to obesity and other health issues. The government is asking for views on what age the ban should apply to, but gave under 16 and under 18 as options. Scotland, Northern…

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Help A Farmer’s Son Battle Thyroid Cancer Before It’s Too Late

I looked over and saw him shivering violently. The medicines from my hand dropped as I rushed over to his side, terrified that I was losing my boy. This happened right after his 4th operation. His weak fingers gripped my hand and he looked at me with bloodshot eyes and said, ‘Papa, I can’t do this anymore.’   Aryan is the middle child and is known for being the most quiet one in our family. Even when he was younger, he would be able to grasp the situation in the house…

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E-cigarettes, tobacco linked to higher risk of oral cancer

Washington D.C. [USA] July 29(ANI): Turns out, Tobacco use remains a leading cause of oral cancer but the tobacco landscape is evolving with increasing use of non-cigarette tobacco products and dual-use of multiple product types. Benjamin Chaffee and co-author Neal Benowitz, University of California, evaluated exposure to known carcinogens (a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue) according to recent use of different tobacco product types, alone or in combination. Participants were categorized according to use of combustible, which includes cigarettes, cigars, water pipe, pipes, blunts (marijuana-containing cigars), smokeless, which includes moist snuff, chewing tobacco and snus, e-cigarettes and…

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Monsoon effect: Malaria cases on the rise in Hyderabad

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Mar 14 (ANI): With the monsoon hitting the city, Hyderabad has shown an alarming increase in malaria and dengue cases in the past few weeks. Even though anti-larval operations and fogging are being conducted in the city, there is no respite for the people from mosquitoes. Recently, scores of people have been tested positive with the mosquito-borne virus in the state. Speaking to ANI, Superintendent of Fever Hospital Dr Shankar said, “Recently eight to ten cases of Malaria have got positive in the Fever Hospital. Most of the cases turned positive are…

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What are Benefits of Eating Healthy ?

A healthful diet includes a variety of fruits and vegetables of many colors, whole grains and starches, good fats, and lean proteins. Eating healthfully also means avoiding foods with high amounts of added salt and sugar, medicalnewstoday.com reported. In this article, we look at the top benefits of a healthful diet, as well as the evidence behind them. Weight loss There are many benefits to eating healthfully. Losing weight can help to reduce the risk of chronic conditions. If a person is overweight or obese, they have a higher risk…

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Savita Halappanavar’s parents hail Irish abortion vote

BBC: Her story was one that galvanised a movement; her face became a symbol of that movement. Savita Halappanavar died from infection after miscarrying her first child in an Irish hospital in October 2012. Her family said she pleaded for a termination during the miscarriage, but medical staff refused her requests because there was still a foetal heartbeat. Mrs Halappanavar’s death caused international controversy and sparked a campaign to have Ireland’s abortion law liberalised. Irish abortion result a seismic shift Timeline: Ireland and abortion Savita and abortion law confusion Her…

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Anti-people, Anti-students bill will not be accepted: Line of action decided at Doctors Mahapanchayat

New Delhi, 24th March, 2018: With the discussions over the NMC bill, the National President decided the line of action at the Doctor’s Mahapanchayat. Over 25000 doctors from all over the country convened at the Indira Gandhi stadium for the Doctors Mahapanchayat. Agitation was raised by the IMA and other organisations to oppose the suggested recommendations by the Parliamentary Standing Commission in the NMC bill. Dr Ravi Wankhedkar had to make the call before the completion of the mahapanchayat as the students’ crowd went furious to get the line of…

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She stood up to defeat TB

(CNS): The youngest of 3 sisters, Ingrid Schoeman grew up in Pretoria and later started working as a dietician in a government hospital in Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. She especially enjoys working in children’s wards in hospitals as part of her dietician’s job. But the year 2012 nearly shattered her happy and peaceful existence. She had a harrowing experience as TB struck her like a massive wave. But she rallied back and stood up to not only defeat TB, but also inspire others who are…

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