Nursing staff are vital for making progress towards universal health
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) called on countries to invest in nurses to improve their availability, distribution and roles in order to advance towards universal health at the launch of the Strategic Directions for Nursing in the Region of the Americas..... read more
Pregnancy-related deaths can occur up to a year after delivery
Pregnancy-related deaths can occur up to a year after a woman gives birth – but whenever they occur, most of these deaths are preventable, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.
Of the 700 pregnancy-related deaths that happen each year in the United States, nearly 31% happen during pregnancy,.... read more
WHO warns over spread of measles in Europe
Measles outbreaks will continue to spread in Europe without a robust response, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned as it urged countries in the region to vaccinate vulnerable populations, reported CNN.
There were 34,300 cases recorded in the region in the first two months of 2019,.... read more
Emergency treatment guidelines improve survival of people with severe head injury
Findings from the Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care (EPIC) Study involving more than 21,000 people published May 8, 2019 in JAMA Surgery show that training emergency medical services (EMS) agencies to implement prehospital guidelines for traumatic brain injury (TBI) may help improve survival ....read more
Avoid grapefruit juice with QT-prolonging medications
A study published May 8, 2019 in HeartRhythm has confirmed that grapefruit juice prolongs the QT interval and hence should be avoided by patients on QT-prolonging medications or who have long QT syndrome ....read more