Nipah virus: Patient who tested positive progressing well
The patient who tested positive for the Nipah virus, recuperating in a private hospital, is progressing well. The patient was able to walk without help on Monday, said a health bulletin.
The condition of all patients admitted to the isolation ward in the Government Medical College, Ernakulam is said to be stable. On Monday, another patient from Varapuzha was admitted to this ward, taking the number of patients to eight.... read more
Future food systems centre stage at Rome symposium
The food systems of the future must deliver healthy and quality food for all, while preserving the environment, the UN agriculture chief said on Monday, kicking off an international Future of Food symposium in Rome.
José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization, (FAO), called for a transformation of food systems to improve people's diets.... read more
FDA approves first chemoimmunotherapy regimen for patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to Polivy (polatuzumab vedotin-piiq), in combination with the chemotherapy bendamustine and a rituximab product (a combination known as "BR"), to treat adult patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) that has progressed or returned after at least two prior therapies. Polivy is a novel antibody-drug conjugate, and DLBCL is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.... read more
Sleeping with lights on and weight gain in women linked in new study
Keeping a lot of light on while you snooze -- such as from a television or bright nightlight -- has been linked with an increased risk of weight gain and obesity.
Specifically, sleeping with a television or light on in the room was positively associated with gaining five kilograms, or 11 pounds, over a five-year period among women in a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday.... read more
Blood transfusions infected 1,342 with HIV in 2018-19, says NACO
The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), in an RTI, has said that around 1,342 people across India have contracted the HIV infection due to blood transfusion in 2018-19, giving rise to serious safety and quality concerns. Maharashtra accounted for 13% of these cases with 169 infections.... read more