Japanese Encephalitis Toll in Assam Rises to 97
Guwahati: The Japanese Encephalitis toll in Assam since the beginning of this month rose to 97, with three more deaths reported on Thursday, a National Health Mission (NHM) bulletin said.
The number of JE-positive cases increased to 426 as 20 new ones were registered, the NHM bulletin said.... read more
Renewed impetus to achieve universal access to immunization by 2030
As the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) 2011-2020 nears its conclusion in 2020, a regional consultation was held this week by the WHO Regional Office for Africa to shape a new immunization strategy for the next decade with the aim that everyone, everywhere, at every age, fully benefits from vaccines for good health and well-being.... read more
Oral health given short shrift, says study
Oral diseases present a major global public health burden, affecting 3.5 billion people worldwide, yet oral health has been largely ignored by the global health community, noted a new Lancet Series on Oral Health.
The report warns that with a treat-over-prevent model, modern dentistry has failed to combat the global challenge of oral diseases,... read more
Early Adult Health May Set Path for Later CVD
People ages 18-39 years who have consistently high blood pressure and high cholesterol are at substantially greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes coronary heart disease (CHD) and heart failure (HF), later in life regardless of treatments and the way they live their lives in the middle years, suggests new research.... read more
Heavy Alcohol Use May Triple Dementia Risk
Older female veterans who have alcohol use disorder (AUD) are at a threefold increased risk of developing dementia compared to their counterparts without AUD, new research shows.
The results have implications for screening and prevention, stated study investigator Amber L. Bahorik, PhD, research project coordinator in psychiatry, University of California,... read more