Health ministry to conduct breastfeeding awareness week every month till 2022
New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry will conduct activities to create awareness and advocate benefits of breastfeeding during the first week of every month till 2022, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday.
"Breastfeeding should not be seen as an issue that concerns only women and mothers. Let's make it a shared societal responsibility where not only the mother but all in her family, community and also at... read more
Eat healthier, and you'll help save the planet
A climate change report published Thursday by United Nations scientists says that eating less meat and reducing food waste could slash global emissions and benefit our health and the environment.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which published the report, says that humans affect about 70% of ice-free land on Earth, and the panel previously concluded that changing our diets could contribute 20% of the effort needed to keep global temperatures from rising 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.... read more
Endometriosis Linked to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
Endometriosis is associated with increased risk for specific adverse pregnancy outcomes, including spontaneous abortion, ectopic pregnancy, and preeclampsia, according to a study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Endometriosis was found to be associated with elevated risk for spontaneous abortion... read more
Guideline Addresses Role of Phototherapy in Psoriasis
Phototherapy for psoriasis remains a reasonable and effective treatment option for patients who attain inadequate disease control with topical therapy, who want to avoid systemic medications, or who want an adjunct to failing therapy, according to a new clinical guideline.
Published jointly by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), the guideline covers information about safety, efficacy,.. read more
Higher Mortality with Off-Pump CABG in Left Main Disease
Patients with left main disease who underwent off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) had an almost twofold risk for death at 3 years compared with those who had on-pump surgery, a post hoc analysis of the EXCEL trial shows.
At 3 years, and after adjustment for baseline differences, all-cause mortality was seen in 8.8% of those who underwent off-pump CABG,... read more