WHO mobile medical clinics reach displaced people in Iraq
More than 8000 internally displaced Iraqis living in camps and villages in Kalar and Kifri districts in Garmian, south-east of the Sulaymaniyah governorate, now have access to basic primary health services provided by WHO-supported mobile medical teams..... read more
FDA approves first anticoagulant for pediatric patients to treat potentially life-threatening blood clots
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Fragmin (dalteparin sodium) injection for subcutaneous use to reduce the recurrence of symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) in pediatric patients >1 month of age. VTE can include deep vein thrombosis.... read more
Bowel cancer rates rising among young adults
More young people below 50 years of age are being diagnosed with bowel cancer, report two studies in European and high-income countries.
Although total numbers of cases in young people remain low, the studies underscore a sharp rise in rates in 20 to 29-year-olds.
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New App Boosts Kids' Asthma Management
An app called e-AT (for e-Asthma Tracker) helps physicians and families manage children's asthma, reducing severe attacks and keeping kids out of the hospital, suggests a prospective cohort study. The app "has potential to broadly improve pediatric ambulatory asthma care," write Flory L. Nkoy, MD, MS, MPH, of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City,.... read more
Reduced-Fat, Balanced Diet May Cut Death Risk from Breast Cancer
Long-term adherence to a reduced-fat diet that includes a robust daily intake of fruits, vegetables, and grains reduces the relative risk for death from breast cancer in postmenopausal women, suggest investigators from the landmark Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study.....read more