Today is International Albinism Awareness Day
People with albinism face multiple forms of discrimination worldwide. On December 18, 2014, the General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/69/170 proclaiming, with effect from 2015, 13 June as International Albinism Awareness Day.
"Still Standing Strong" is the theme for this year's International Albinism Awareness Day. This is a call to recognize, celebrate and stand in solidarity with persons with albinism around the world,... read more
Confirmation of Case of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda
The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have confirmed a case of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda. This is the first confirmed case in Uganda during the Ebola outbreak on-going in neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The confirmed case is a 5-year-old child from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who travelled with his family on 9th June 2019.... read more
USPSTF recommends PrEP to persons at high risk of HIV infection
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends HIV screening in adults and children, and well as in pregnant women, and now recommends that clinicians offer preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with effective antiretroviral therapy to persons at high risk for acquiring HIV infection (A recommendation).... read more
Little Difference with Oral Semaglutide vs Liraglutide in Diabetes
Oral semaglutide, an investigational agent, is noninferior to subcutaneous liraglutide in reducing HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes and superior in terms of weight loss, show results of the PIONEER 4 trial, the first study to compare the efficacy and safety of this form of semaglutide with liraglutide. The results were reported at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2019 Scientific Sessions.... read more
Rates of Self-Harm Soar, Especially Among Girls, Young Women
Rates of nonsuicidal self-harm (NSSH) are rising, especially among adolescent girls and young adult women. Few of these people receive medical or psychological help, new research suggests.
Researchers analyzed data regarding NSSH from a series of surveys of adults aged 16-74 years living in England during 2000, 2007, and 2014. ... read more