World governments urged to condemn doctors' sentences
The World Medical Association has called on all governments to condemn the recent prison sentences against leaders of the Turkish Medical Association.
The WMA is demanding that the Turkish Government immediately annuls the convictions and prison sentences that were handed down to the Turkish physicians for issuing a press release claiming that 'War is a Public Health Problem'..... read more
Ebola threat still 'very high' in DRC, warns WHO chief
The risk of Ebola spreading in the Democratic Republic of the Congo remains "very high", said the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Monday.
The warning came after a recent spike in the number of infections due to the virus in the unstable north-eastern part of the country..... read more
WHO announces four new goodwill ambassadors for promoting global health
WHO, on May 20, announced the appointment of four new goodwill ambassadors from the fields of sports, politics and community mobilization to promote healthier lives, stronger health workforces and improved mental health globally.
The new ambassadors include Alisson Becker, goalkeeper of the Brazilian national and Liverpool football teams,... read more
Belgian doctors recommend against vegan diet for kids
Belgium's Royal Academy of Medicine recommended last week that children, teens, pregnant women and nursing mothers do not follow a vegan diet.
An estimated 3% of Belgian children follow this type of vegetarianism that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients, according to the academy's statement. The academy stated that the eating plan is "restrictive," creates "unavoidable".... read more
Liposuction rise linked to gym wear trend
An increasing number of women are seeking liposuction, possibly to get a body that looks good in trendy gym clothing, suggested a leading cosmetic surgeon.
Rajiv Grover, from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, says latest UK data suggest that procedures have gone up 12% in a year, from 2,039 in 2017 to 2,286 in 2018.
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FDA Approves Midazolam Nasal Spray for Seizure Clusters
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved midazolam nasal spray for the acute treatment of intermittent, stereotypic episodes of frequent seizure activity (seizure clusters, acute repetitive seizures) that are distinct from a patient's usual seizure pattern in epilepsy patients aged 12 or above.....read more
Even Moderate Exercise May Reduce Risk for Liver-Related Death
Engaging in mild physical active may lower the risk of liver-related mortality, revealed researchers at the annual Digestive Disease Week.
Across two 26-year prospective studies, patients with the highest quintile of physical activity had a 51% lower risk of dying from liver disease compared with sedentary adults after adjusting for age, BMI, diabetes,....read more