Hands on Endoscopy Workshops, International Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology School & IX Update on Hot Topics in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Liver Transplantation and Nutrition
A “Hands on Endoscopy Workshop – Basic/Advanced and Motility Workshop; International Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology School and IX Update on Hot Topics in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Liver Transplantation and Nutrition” is being organized from October 30 to November 3, 2019.... read more
WHO calls for more research into microplastics and a crackdown on plastic pollution
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health, following the release of an analysis of current research related to microplastics in drinking water. The Organization also calls for a reduction in plastic pollution to benefit the environment and reduce human exposure.... read more
Lack of funds forces UN to close down life-saving aid programmes in Yemen
The United Nations announced on Wednesday that it is being forced to close down several humanitarian programmes in Yemen because money pledged by Member States to pay for them has “failed to materialize”.
At a pledging event for Yemen held in February, the UN and humanitarian partners were promised $2.6 billion to meet the urgent needs of more than 20 million Yemenis.... read more
Bacteremic UTI in Infants Can Be Managed with Shorter-Course Parenteral Antibiotics
Recurrent urinary-tract infections (UTIs) are no more frequent among infants with bacteremic UTI who receive shorter versus longer parenteral antibiotic treatment, according to a retrospective study.
In the study, half the infants (58/115) received short-course (seven days or fewer) parenteral antibiotics, and half (57/115) received longer-duration parenteral antibiotics.... read more
High Levels of Exhaust Pollutants May Raise Risk for AMDh
Exposure to high levels of exhaust may raise the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study suggests.
In a study of nearly 40,000 people in Taiwan, researchers found that high levels of exhaust could nearly double the risk of the age-related eye condition, which damages the macula, the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision.... read more
Former smokers’ CV risk remains high beyond 5 years after smoking cessation vis-à-vis never smokers
In an observational cohort study of 8770 participants, former heavy smokers’ (=20 pack-years) risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease was significantly lower within 5 years of smoking cessation relative to current smokers but remained significantly elevated for at least 5 to 10 years and possibly for 25 years after cessation relative to never smokers. The study is published August... read more