Ten African countries endorse cross-border collaboration framework on Ebola outbreak preparedness and response
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its nine neighboring countries, during a meeting of ministers, senior health and immigration officials and partners in Goma, endorsed a joint framework to strengthen cross-border collaboration on preparedness and response to Ebola virus and other disease outbreaks... read more
FDA approves new breakthrough therapy for cystic fibrosis
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Trikafta (elexacaftor/ivacaftor/tezacaftor), the first triple combination therapy available to treat patients with the most common cystic fibrosis mutation... read more
Do Personality Traits in Teens Indicate Future Dementia Risk?
Having a vigorous, calm, and mature personality during adolescence has been associated with a lower risk for dementia in later life, new research suggests.
Investigators assessed personality traits in more than 80,000 individuals from a national sample of high school students in 1960... read more
Oral Anticoagulant Choice Matters in Bone Health, Says Study
Bone fractures are a risk to be considered when choosing the oral anticoagulant for a patient with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (Afib), suggests a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology... read more
Frequent drinking is greater risk factor for heart rhythm disorder than binge drinking
Drinking small amounts of alcohol frequently is linked with a higher likelihood of atrial fibrillation than binge drinking, according to research published in EP Europace, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The number of drinking sessions per week was the strongest risk factor for new-onset atrial fibrillation... read more