World Hypertension Day 2019
World Hypertension Day is observed every year on May 17th in order to raise awareness and promote hypertension prevention, detection and control.
The theme for this year is "Know your numbers". Its purpose is to raise awareness globally about the importance of knowing what is your blood pressure measurement..... read more
CDC Updates Guidelines for Cancer Cluster Investigations
CDC is seeking public comment on updating federal guidelines used by public health agencies to assess and respond to potential cancer clusters in communities. The request for comment was posted on May 15, 2019 in the Federal Register and will be available for public comment through July 15, 2019..... read more
Countries must take greater action to reduce low birth weights, warns UN-backed report
Many countries need to invest more and take greater action to reduce the number of babies born with low birth weight which puts their health at risk, urges a United Nations-backed report released on Wednesday.
Around 1 in 7 babies globally weighed less than 5.5 pounds, or 2.5 kg at birth, suggest latest data from 2015.
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Benzodiazepines in Early Pregnancy Increase Miscarriage Risk
Use of benzodiazepines in early pregnancy is associated with increased risk of spontaneous abortion, revealed a nested case-control study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
Women who started using benzodiazepines in pregnancy were at an increased risk for miscarriage from the 6th through 19th gestational week compared to women not exposed to benzodiazepines.... read more
New AHA/ACC/AACVPR Statement on Home-based Cardiac Rehab
For patients who need cardiac rehabilitation (CR) but find it difficult to go to a clinic that offers it, home-based, medically supervised CR may be an alternative, suggests a joint scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).....read more
New Tool to Predict Childhood Asthma
Jocelyn Biagini Myers and colleagues have developed the Pediatric Asthma Risk Score (PARS),
a free online tool to assess the risk for asthma in young children.
“Asthma-prediction tools to date have, by and large, been binary," said Myers, PhD, from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.....read more