Tamil Nadu: Patient with suspected Nipah infection still critical
PUDUCHERRY: The 53-year-old resident of Cuddalore district, who was admitted to Jipmer with symptoms akin to that of Nipah infection on Sunday, continues to be in a critical state.
"The patient was admitted in a semiconscious state on Sunday. He continues to be critical. His condition neither worsened nor improved. He is responding only to a painful stimulus," said Jipmer medical superintendent A S Badhe.
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Collaboration between France and WHO to realize the vision of the WHO Academy
Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General met at WHO Headquarters in Geneva and signed a Declaration of Intent to establish the WHO Academy that will revolutionize lifelong learning in health.
The Academy aims to reach millions of people with innovative learning via a state-of-the-art digital learning experience platform at a campus in Lyon.... read more
One-in-five suffers mental health condition in conflict zones: UN figures
More than one-in-five people living in conflict-affected areas suffers from a mental illness, according to a new report based on UN figures, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to call for increased, sustained investment in mental health services in those zones.
Around 22 per cent of those affected, suffer depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder, according to an analysis of 129 studies published in The Lancet.... read more
New Guidelines Issued on Sexually Transmitted Infections
Updated guidelines on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) address a number of dermatologic manifestations that are not always included in recommendations from other specialty groups, delegates heard at the World Congress of Dermatology 2019.... read more
TAVR on Bicuspid Valves May Carry Early Risks
People with bicuspid aortic stenosis had an early disadvantage for stroke after getting transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with a balloon-expandable valve, researchers found from the TVT Registry.
While post-TAVR mortality rates were similar between Sapien 3 recipients with two- and three-leaflet anatomy, early stroke was more common with bicuspid valves before reaching statistical equivalency at 1 year.
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