ICMR set to launch dengue vaccine in 2020
Kolkata: An indigenous dengue vaccine designed to counter the outbreak of the vector-borne virus — that claims hundreds of lives across the country every year — could be launched by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in 2020.
A dengue serotype survey has been done across 15 states, including West Bengal, to identify the prevalence of the disease.... read more
PAHO Sets up Bahamas Health Relief Fund
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization has established a special Bahamas Health Relief Fund to receive unrestricted and unearmarked funds from donors who would like to support the Ministry of Health of The Bahamas in its relief and response efforts related to Hurricane Dorian.... read more
Ozone on track to heal completely in our lifetime, UN environment agency declares on World Ozone Day
At the current momentum, scientists predict the planet's protective shield of gas - or ozone layer - will be completely healed as far as some regions of the planet are concerned, by the 2030's, the UN's environmental agency (UNEP) has revealed.... read more
No new measles cases in the United States last week, says CDC
For the first time since early January, no new measles cases were reported in the United States last week, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials continue to monitor ongoing outbreaks in two New York counties.... read more
Physicians Still Weak on HPV Vaccine Delivery, Despite Benefits
There is substantial room for improvement in how primary care doctors communicate about and deliver the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a national survey of pediatricians and family practitioners. And a survey of US adults shows that few understand the link between HPV and cancer.
Published online in Pediatrics, the snapshot of HPV vaccine practices and experiences of 302 pediatricians... read more
Optimized AED Placement May Improve Cardiac Arrest Outcomes
Determining the optimal location for automated external defibrillator (AEDs) may lead to increased defibrillation by bystanders and, possibly, increased survival among those experiencing an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), a new study suggests.
Predicted outcomes using an in silico - or computer simulated - model that mimicked a randomized clinical... read more