Mass measles vaccination campaign begins in Ebola-hit DR Congo province
Health workers have started a massive measles vaccination campaign in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a region that's in the grip of the second deadliest Ebola virus outbreak on record.
UN Children's Fund UNICEF said on Thursday that it aims to inoculate 67,000 children in Ituri province.
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Most US adults favor lowering nicotine levels in cigarettes
Most US adults-including 8 in 10 cigarette smokers-favor requiring cigarette makers to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes so that they are less addictive, according to a new report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.... read more
Are sugary drinks causing cancer?
Sugary drinks, including fruit juice and fizzy pop, may increase the risk of cancer, suggest French scientists.
The link was suggested by a study, published in the British Medical Journal, that followed more than 100,000 people for five years. The study concluded that drinking an extra 100 ml of sugary drinks a day - about two cans a week... read more
ICD-11 Fails to Capture Psychiatric Patients' 'Lived Experience'
Diagnostic descriptions for schizophrenia and other mental health disorders in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) don't always mirror patients' "lived" experience, new research shows.... read more
Blood Eosinophil Count, Smoking Status Predict ICS Response in COPD
Assessment of patient blood eosinophil count and smoking status may help optimize treatment with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), a post-hoc analysis of the pivotal IMPACT trial noted.
Prospective modeling of blood eosinophil count as a continuous measure, rather than a single cut-off eosinophil threshold, showed greater response to ICS in terms of exacerbation reduction with increasingly ... read more