Today is World Humanitarian Day: #WomenHumanitarians
World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on August 19 to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.
This World Humanitarian Day honors the work of women in crises throughout the world. The focus is on the unsung heroes who have long been working on the front lines... read more
WHO statement urging governments to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship at international expositions
As called for in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Governments must comprehensively enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (Article 13) at international expos and conferences, in order to ensure their events and programmes are tobacco free and that their activities and participants are not sponsored by tobacco companies.... read more
Govt not to allow knee implants cost rise beyond 10% in a year
New Delhi: The government has said that the ceiling price of orthopedic knee implants will be monitored to ensure that the cost does not increase beyond 10 per cent in a given year. "Though the industry has requested for a 20 per cent (10 per cent for the year 2018 and 10 per cent for the year 2019) increase in the price of knee implants, it was decided to further monitor the price increase of knee implants as per para 20 of the DPCO,.. read more
Type 1 Diabetes Often Misdiagnosed in Adults and Children
Type 1 diabetes is frequently misdiagnosed in both children and adults, and misdiagnosis increases the risk for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in children, new research suggests.
Results of a survey of 2526 participants recruited from the T1D Exchange clinic and online communities were published in Clinical Diabetes. Overall, the survey revealed 25% of respondents... read more
Estrogen Patch a Boon for Schizophrenia in Women?
Adjunctive estrogen patches significantly improve positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia in premenopausal women, suggests new research. The study, a randomized controlled trial, replicates previous research but also extends it. The beneficial effect of the patch was especially evident in women older than 38 years.... read more