Mothers demand action on climate change in London march
Thousands of mothers and their families staged a march in central London to demand action on climate change. "The Mothers Rise Up" protest was led by eleven 11-year-olds to represent the deadline of 2030 for tackling global warming, set by the United Nations.
The march began near Hyde Park Corner and ended at Parliament Square. It was held in support of youth strikes nationwide..... read more
India facing critical shortage of healthcare providers, says WHO
Despite the health sector employing five million workers in India, it continues to have low density of health professionals with figures being lower than those of Sri Lanka, China, Thailand, United Kingdom and Brazil, reported a World Health Organization database. This workforce statistic puts the country into the "critical shortage of healthcare providers" category. Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are the worst hit while Delhi, Kerala,..... read more
Doctors' unusual prescription: Ride bicycles
LONDON: A new program in Wales will allow family doctors to offer patients an unusual prescription for better health - bicycles.
The pilot program, the first such initiative in Britain, is an effort by medical professionals around the world to provide patients with alternatives to drugs, in a bid to avoid side effects and improve cost efficiency..... read more
Is Insulin Resistance The Missing Link in Fibromyalgia?
A small study found that insulin resistance measured with the surrogate marker HbA1c was strongly associated with fibromyalgia. This may hold implications for the treatment of this poorly understood pain syndrome.
In a cohort of 23 patients with fibromyalgia, levels of HbA1c were significantly higher ....read more
Baroreflex Device Eases HF Symptoms
A novel implanted neuromodulation device substantially improved quality of life and functional capacity in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) in the BeAT-AF study. Baroreflex stimulation with the Barostim Neo device also improved the key prognostic biomarker N-terminal pro–B-type natriuretic peptide ....read more