Today is World Alzheimer's Day
World Alzheimer's Day is an international campaign to raise awareness and highlight issues faced by people affected by dementia. It's an opportunity for people and organisations to demonstrate how we can overcome these issues and help people live well with dementia.... read more
Regular Exercise May Slow Progression to Alzheimer's
Regular aerobic exercise appears to delay hippocampal atrophy in older amyloid-positive patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), new research suggests.
The single-blind, proof-of-concept study also showed that patients who were previously sedentary... read more
WHO, UNICEF and partners support Philippine Department of Health's polio outbreak response
The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) has announced an outbreak of polio in the country. A poliovirus case was confirmed on September 16, 2019 in a 3-year-old girl from Lanao del Sur. In addition, environmental samples from sewage in Manila and waterways in Davao were confirmed to contain the virus.... read more
Despite progress in childbirth safety, one woman or baby dies every 11 seconds
Childbirth survival rates are now a "staggering succes" compared with the year 2000, but one pregnant woman - or her child - still dies every 11 seconds from largely preventable causes, UN health experts said on Thursday.... read more
Valley Fever on the Rise and Spreading, Says CDC
The number of Coccidioidomycosis cases, also known as valley fever, has risen nearly 75% since 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most of those cases were from Arizona and California, but the Coccidioides fungus has been found as far north as central Washington.... read more
Novel Agent Imeglimin Improves Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes
A novel investigational first-in-class drug called imeglimin (Poxel Pharma) has shown promise in treating type 2 diabetes in a phase 3 study conducted in Japan.
Findings from the Trials of Imeglimin for Efficacy and Safety (TIMES) clinical development program... read more