Nipah scare over, says Kerala Health Minister
After one positive case and over 300 suspects, the scare of the second attack of Nipah virus in Kerala is over, state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja told on Saturday.
"Even though the Nipah scare is over and there is no need for complete surveillance, the situation will be under observation till the middle of next month," Shailaja said.... read more
Amid measles outbreak, New York ends religious exemptions for vaccines
Amid an ongoing measles outbreak, New York is requiring schoolchildren to be vaccinated, even if parents have religious objections.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a legislation that removes nonmedical exemptions from school vaccination requirements. The law goes into effect immediately, his office said.... read more
Leuprorelin Depot Handling Errors Prompt EMA Review
Reports of handling errors with depot formulations of leuprorelin (leuprolide acetate, multiple brands) have prompted the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to launch a review.... read more
Incivility in ORs Linked to Diminished Clinical Performance
Research on anesthesiology residents exposed to incivility in a simulated operating room environment indicates that rudeness in the OR has a negative impact on clinician performance.
The recent research published in BMJ Quality & Safety exposed anesthesiology residents to an impatient surgeon-actor in a simulated OR hemorrhage scenario. Compared to a control group ... read more
Father's Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Kids
Children who are exposed to tobacco smoke from their fathers while they're in the womb may be more likely than those who are not to develop asthma by age 6, according to a study of chemical changes to DNA.... read more