Today is World Restart a Heart Day
World Restart A Heart Day is a global initiative to raise awareness and education of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillators (AED) among the general public and promote bystander CPR. The theme for the campaign is... read more
Today is World Food Day - Healthy Diets for A #Zerohunger World
Achieving Zero Hunger is not only about addressing hunger, but also nourishing people, while nurturing the planet. This year, World Food Day calls for action across sectors to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to everyone. At the same time,... read more
Names of 25 members of National Medical Commission finalized
New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Monday finalized the names of 25 members of the National Medical Commission (NMC), which will replace the Medical Council of India (MCI), through a draw of lots from the nominations sent by the state governments, Union territories and state medical councils.
Once the NMC comes into being,... read more
WHO gravely concerned about humanitarian situation in northeast Syria
WHO is gravely concerned about the humanitarian health situation in northeast Syria, where up to 200,000 people have been displaced due to increased military operations since 9 October, and almost 1.5 million people are in need of health aid. Many of those affected by the recent hostilities have already experienced immense physical and mental stress as a result of years of conflict and repeated displacement... read more
Xarelto Approved for VTE Prevention in Acute Medical Illness
The FDA approved rivaroxaban (Xarelto) to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) and related deaths for at-risk acutely ill medical patients not at high risk of bleeding, Janssen announced Monday.
The approval was for the hospitalization and through discharge... read more
No Need for Intensive Oxygen in the ICU, says Study
Lowering the oxygen-saturation target in intensive care unit (ICU) patients showed no disadvantage relative to usual care either in the number of days patients needed mechanical ventilation or in overall survival, according to a randomized trial of 1,000 patients in Australia and New Zealand... read more
Drug Offers 'Stunning' Improvement in Dry AMD
Patients with non-exudative (dry) age-related macular degeneration (dAMD) obtained meaningful vision improvement at 6 months with a drug targeting oxidative stress versus sham treatment in a phase II clinical trial.... read more