WMA signs up to promoting universal health coverage
The World Medical Association has committed the world's 12 million physicians to promoting the benefits of universal health coverage across the globe.
In a special ceremony in Geneva yesterday, WMA President Dr. Leonid Eidelman officially signed the UHC2030 Global Compact for a safer,... read more
WHO certifies Algeria and Argentina malaria-free
Algeria and Argentina have been officially recognized by WHO as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years.
Algeria and Argentina reported their last cases of indigenous malaria in 2013 and 2010, respectively.
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Preserving biodiversity vital to reverse tide of climate change: UN
The food people eat around the world is becoming "alarmingly homogenous", suggest UN data, even though access to a wide variety of nutritious food has never been greater. That's one of the warning signs discussed as the world marked the International Day for Biological Diversity on Wednesday, which this year highlighted the impact of environmental neglect on food security and public health...... read more
Thousands of cancer diagnoses linked to a poor diet, study finds
Diet may have more impact on your cancer risk than you might think, suggests a new study. An estimated 80,110 new cancer cases among adults 20 and older in the United States in 2015 were attributable simply to eating a poor diet, reported the study, published in the JNCI Cancer Spectrum..... read more
FDA Approves Calcipotriene for Plaque Psoriasis in Adolescents
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved calcipotriene foam, 0.005% (Sorilux, Mayne Pharma Group) for the treatment of plaque psoriasis of the scalp and body in adolescents aged 12 years or older, according to a company news release.
Calcipotriene is a synthetic vitamin D analog that regulates skin cell production and growth.... read more
New Obesity Care Algorithm Addresses CVD, Diabetes, and Cancer
The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) has released its yearly updated algorithm to help clinicians care for adults with obesity. As a newly added component this year, the algorithm "explores exactly how obesity causes the most common conditions evaluated and treated by clinicians,.... read more