Mexico is free from human rabies transmitted by dogs
Mexico has become the first country in the world to receive validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for eliminating dog-transmitted rabies as a public health problem.
In order to achieve elimination, the country has implemented a national strategy for the control and elimination of rabies... read more
Air pollution in India linked to heart attack, stroke: Study
A new study has found that air pollution in the country is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD).
The study shows that people most exposed to fine particles have a higher CIMT index (carotid intima-media thickness)... read more
U.S. records one new case in measles outbreak
One new case of measles was reported in the United States, with the country suffering its worst outbreak of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease in close-to three decades.
The measles case was confirmed on Saturday in an unvaccinated resident of the southeastern U.S.... read more
Middle-Aged Muscle Mass Tied to Future CVD Risk in Men
Higher levels of lean muscle mass in middle age may be linked to lower 10-year CVD risk, regardless of traditional risk factors such as diet, income, smoking, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and abnormal cholesterol levels, a study found.... read more
Smoking May Raise Psychosis, Depression Risk
Traditionally, it's been widely assumed that patients with mental illness start smoking to self-medicate, but a novel study suggests the reverse may be true — that cigarette smoking actually raises the risk of mental illness, including depression and psychosis.... read more