Today is World Suicide Prevention Day
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), on 10 September, is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). WHO has been co-sponsor of the day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe... read more
PAHO issues $3.5 million donor appeal for humanitarian health response in the Bahamas
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is requesting an initial US $3.5 million from donors to cover short-term health care and other needs for the population in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian.
Dr. Ciro Ugarte, PAHO's Director of Health Emergencies, said,... read more
India's life expectancy improves marginally
NEW DELHI: India has seen an improvement in overall life expectancy at birth to 69 years, with women expected to live for 70.4 years and men for 67.8 years, according to the latest Sample Registration Survey (SRS) for 2013-17. The overall life expectancy grew from 68.7 years in 2012-16,... read more
Meta-Analysis: Renal Events 'Rare' After Denervation for HTN
It's "rare" that hypertensive patients undergoing radiofrequency renal denervation end up getting another renal intervention, researchers said, and when it does happen it usually comes quickly.
A meta-analysis comprising trial and registry data for the Symplicity Flex and Symplicity Spyral catheters found... read more
Good News on Nipple-Sparing Breast Surgery
Incidence of breast cancer recurrence in the nipple-areola complex (NAC) following nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) and immediate breast reconstruction was extremely limited over the long-term, Korean investigators found, and cancers that did recur did not increase risk of distant metastases or compromise overall survival.... read more