Telangana health officials put on alert for Nipah virus
HYDERABAD: With Karnataka sounding an alarm over the Nipah virus and neighboring Kerala reporting a confirmed case, health authorities in Telangana are gearing up to prevent the spread of the infection. An internal advisory has been issued directing health officials to be on the lookout for suspected cases and track travel history of patients showing symptoms.... read more
UNICEF ramps up humanitarian assistance to children in Venezuela, delivers 55 tons of health supplies since January
Fifty-five tons of UNICEF health supplies have reached Venezuela since the beginning of the year, the United Nations children's organization said June 7. The items were distributed in 25 hospitals in the most affected states of Caracas, Miranda, Zulia, Bolivar and Táchira. They include midwifery kits, antibiotics and malaria treatment.... read more
High-res snapshot of chikungunya virus may lead to drugs, vaccines
Scientists have snapped high-resolution pictures of the chikungunya virus latched onto a protein found on the surface of cells in the joints, an advance that may pave the way for new treatments against the infection.
Most people who become infected with chikungunya virus develop fever and joint pain that last about a week. A team at Washington University in the US snapped images of chikungunya virus latched onto a protein found on the surface of cells in the joints.... read more
The cost of cancer: 25% of survivors face financial hardship, says report
Cancer can take a toll not only on the body but also on a patient's bank account -- and just how much of a toll has been revealed in a new report.
About one-fourth of cancer survivors in the United States say they have had problems paying medical bills and about one-third say they have worried about medical costs, according to the report published in the US Centers for Disease Control... read more
Terrifying Complications in 20 Year Olds with Type 2 Diabetes
Young people who were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in their early teens had an "alarming" high rate of diabetes-associated complications by the time they were in their mid-20s, reported a new research.
Moreover, among more than 500 young participants in the Longitudinal Outcomes in Youth With Type 2 Diabetes (TODAY-2) study, five died of various causes, mostly related to their diabetes within about 7.5 years of being diagnosed.
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Excess Non-CV Mortality Persists in Gout
Patients with gout not only have a well-recognized increased risk of dying from cardiovascular (CV) disease, but also have higher all-cause mortality and die prematurely from other diseases, a Swedish study indicated.
In an analysis that included more than 800,000 individuals, patients with gout had a 17% higher risk of death from any cause compared with those without gout... read more