Necessary steps have been taken to prevent Nipah virus in Puducherry: Dr KV Raman
Speaking to ANI on Nipah virus, Director of the Department of Health and Family Welfare Service in Puducherry, Dr KV Raman said, "Necessary steps have been taken to prevent Nipah. We are asking people to come to hospitals as soon as they experience fever, especially when a patient is delirious or have mental disorientation with high fever. Doctors are being trained to detect patients with brain fever, cough and those who have visited Ernakulam and four districts... read more
World Blood Donor Day – "Safe Blood for All"
World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on June 14 every year. The theme of this year's campaign is blood donation and universal access to safe blood transfusion, as a component of achieving universal health coverage. The slogan "Safe blood for all" has been developed to raise awareness of the universal need for safe blood in the delivery of health care and the crucial roles that voluntary donations play in achieving the goal of universal health coverage.... read more
Five-year-old Congolese boy with Ebola dies in Uganda, as family members test positive
After being infected with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the five-year-old child who had crossed the border into Uganda on Monday died on Wednesday, according to the country's Ministry of Health. This marked the first case of Ebola outside DRC since the epidemic began last August, the deadliest in the country's history.... read more
Physician Leaders Call For End to Violence in Honduras
The World Medical Association has called on the President of Honduras to bring to an immediate end the use of violence against protesters striking against the government's health and education reforms.
The protests, led largely by doctors and teachers against the privatization of education and public health services, have resulted in a national strike and violent clashes between police and protesters.... read more
More than Half of People who Misuse Prescription Opioids also Binge Drink
More than half of the 4.2 million Americans who misused prescription opioids between 2012 and 2014 also engaged in binge drinking, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.... read more
Mortality May Increase as Red Meat Consumption Rises
Increased red meat intake - especially processed red meat - is tied to increased risk for death over 8 years, according to results published online in BMJ.
Results also suggested that substituting red meat with healthier alternatives, such as fish, whole grains, or vegetables, may lower the risk for death.... read more