Abortion ban: Republican State ALABAMA passes most restrictive law IN US
On Tuesday, the Alabama Senate passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the United States, which places a near-total ban on the termination of pregnancy – even in cases of rape and incest – and could punish doctors who perform the procedure with life in prison.
The text passed by the Republican-led senate has been sent to Governor Kay .... read more
Final comments invited
Dear All, a reminder of the call for any final comments on the draft "Minimum Standards and Recommendations for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Care" for Emergency Medical Teams.
Please use the following link:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SkTUUKu7JL765FTU81gAxeDTIbYCpZMnHxnbzM32KE4/edit?usp=sharing .... read more
CDC's Eight Tips for Safe and Healthy Summertime Work and Play
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has proposed health tips, alerts, and social media updates that include practical advice for travelers, swimmers, and for all those who want to beat the summer heat...... read more
Countries move towards elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and Chagas disease
Countries are moving towards the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and Chagas, but progress has been uneven, suggests a new report from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).....read more
UN observes World Bee Day on May 20
Bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, are increasingly under threat from human activities.
Pollinators allow many plants, including several food crops, to reproduce. Not only do pollinators contribute directly to food security, they are key to conserving biodiversity - a pillar of the Sustainable Development Goals.....read more
EU Panel Backs Market Withdrawal of Fenspiride
The European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended canceling marketing authorizations for fenspiride medicines owing to heart risks, preventing them from being sold in the European Union (EU), according to an agency news release.....read more
CDC Guidelines Reject Annual TB Testing for Most Healthcare Workers
Healthcare workers should be tested for tuberculosis (TB) when they are hired and should be retested only after an occupational exposure, suggest new guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published online May 17, 2019 in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.....read more