Union health minister urges people to donate organs
NEW DELHI: Describing organ donation as a divine and noble act that can save lives, Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan urged people to come forth and donate organs without any fear.
Dr Harsh Vardhan, who presided over a donor felicitation ceremony organized... read more
Newborn Care Week starts today
Newborn Care Week is celebrated every year in the country from 15 to 21 November. The aim for celebrating the week is to raise awareness about the importance of newborn care for child survival and development.... read more
WHO prequalifies Ebola vaccine, paving the way for its use in high-risk countries
The World Health Organization (WHO) has prequalified an Ebola vaccine for the first time, a critical step that will help speed up its licensing, access and roll-out in countries most at risk of Ebola outbreaks. This is the fastest vaccine prequalification process ever conducted by WHO... read more
UN spotlights 'explosive' obesity rates, hunger in Latin America and Caribbean
Since 1975, adult obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean region has tripled, while one in four are going hungry, according to figures published by the UN on Tuesday.
"The explosive increase in obesity, which affects 24 percent of the regional population, about 105 million people ... read more
SGLT2 Drug for T1D Gets Thumbs Down From FDA Panel
An FDA advisory committee on Wednesday declined to recommend approving a low-dose version of empagliflozin (Jardiance) for adults with type 1 diabetes.
In a 2-14 vote, members of the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee felt the... read more
Nutrient Deficits Persist Long-Term in Teens after Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery in adolescents, particularly Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), was associated with an increasing prevalence of several nutritional deficiencies over 5 years, a study by the Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) consortium found.... read more