Today is World Pneumonia Day
World Pneumonia Day is observed every year on November 12 to:
- Raise awareness about pneumonia, the world's leading infectious killer of children under the age of 5
- Promote interventions to protect against, prevent, and treat pneumonia and highlight proven approaches and solutions in need of additional resources and attention
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Municipalities from Brazil, Guatemala, and Honduras receive the 2019 PAHO Malaria Champions Award
Three projects have been recognized as "Malaria Champions of the Americas" for 2019 for their work in reducing malaria cases in Brazil, Guatemala and Honduras.
The awards were presented at a Malaria Day in the Americas event by the Pan American Health Organization... read more
Advice ignored repeatedly, plan afoot to ban junk food at schools
New Delhi: Soon, junk food will go completely off the menu at school canteens with Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) proposing to ban food items like burgers, pizzas, chowmein and french fries from December.... read more
Only children are more likely to be obese, says study
Only children may be at a higher risk for obesity than children who have siblings, according to a new study.
The study looked at the eating habits and body weight of only children -- called "singletons" by researchers... read more
Biologics Offer Hope as Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy
The experimental agent etokimab appeared to boost the tolerance to oral peanut challenge among peanut-allergic adults, according to a proof-of-concept study.
In 20 adults with confirmed allergy to peanuts by standardized food challenge, 67% treated with a single 300 mg/100 mL dose of etokimab passed a blind oral food challenge 15 days after treatment... read more
Left Atrial Implant Appears to Curb Stroke Risk in Some With Atrial Fibrillation
Older patients with atrial fibrillation show a reduced risk of stroke following left-atrial-appendage closure (LAAC) with an implanted device, according to a retrospective study.
Investigators examined Medicare data on more than 13,000 patients with AF who underwent LACC with the Watchman device between 2015 and 2017... read more