ILBS urges Centre to bring law to curb discrimination against hepatitis patients
New Delhi: Delhi-based Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences has urged the Central Government to come up with a law to prevent discrimination and social stigma faced by hepatitis patients in India.
Doctors at the premier hospital dedicated for liver care highlighted that there is a need for legal framework to protect patients living with hepatitis B and C from the social discrimination.... read more
Risk of Ebola in the Western Pacific remains low
Following the declaration of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the World Health Organization (WHO) reaffirms that the overall risk of Ebola spreading to the WHO Western Pacific Region remains low.... read more
Link between diabetes and heart failure stronger in women than men, study says
A link between diabetes and an increased risk of heart failure has long been known, but a new paper suggests that the link is significantly stronger in women than in men.
Type 1 diabetes was associated with a 47% increased risk of heart failure in women compared with men, and type 2 diabetes was associated with a 9% increased risk, suggested the paper, published in the journal Diabetologia on Thursday.... read more
Menstrual Cups Safe, Effective, and Largely Unknown
Menstrual cups offer similar or better leakage protection compared with sanitary pads or tampons, cost less over time, have few adverse events, and are widely favored by women who have been educated on their use, revealed a study. Despite these attributes, awareness of the feminine hygiene product is limited by a lack of recognition of the device as an option for menses management, the researchers say.... read more
Habit of Workouts at Consistent Time of Day Linked to Meeting Activity Goals
People who always work out at the same time of day get more exercise overall and are more likely to get the recommended minimum amounts of weekly activity, a small U.S. study suggests.
Among 375 people who had lost weight and kept it off for at least a year, those who typically worked out at the same time every day averaged about 350 minutes of exercise per week, versus 285 minutes for those with inconsistent exercise schedules.
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