Another Patient from Tamil Nadu Admitted in JIPMER with Nipah Virus Symptoms
PUDUCHERRY: A 72-year-old patient from neighboring Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu has been admitted to Jipmer on Monday with suspected symptoms of Nipah virus. Samples of his body fluids have been sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune, for examination. Earlier, Natarajan (51), who had returned to his hometown of Cuddalore from Guruvayoor, was admitted to Jipmer with symptoms of nipah infection recently. ... read more
Today is International Day of Yoga
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word 'yoga' derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.
Recognizing its universal appeal, on December 11, 2014, the United Nations proclaimed June 21 as the International Day of Yoga by resolution 69/131.... read more
WHO flags critical funding gap, calls for political parties to join fight against Ebola
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will only end with bipartisan political cooperation and community ownership, according to the World Health Organization's Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. He was speaking to Member States in Geneva after returning from a visit to DRC,... read more
Cardiac MRI Safely Reduces Invasive Tx for Stable Angina
A noninvasive approach to imaging for stable angina in patients with risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) reduces invasive treatment without greater risk of a major cardiac event, the MR-INFORM trial showed.
A strategy of myocardial-perfusion cardiovascular MRI led to revascularization... read more
CARMELINA: Linagliptin Safe in Diabetes Across Age, Renal Groups
In patients with type 2 diabetes and either cardiovascular disease or impaired kidney function, the DPP-4 inhibitor linagliptin demonstrated cardiovascular safety, no increased risk of hospitalization for heart failure, and "reassuring" kidney safety including a reduction in albuminuria — across renal function and age groups — over 2.2 years.... read more