Only a Single 'Non-fatal' Case of Nipah Virus Reported from Kerala This Year, Says Union Health Minister
New Delhi: Only one case of Nipah virus has been reported so far this year from Ernakulum district of Kerala and the patient has been discharged, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan informed the Lok Sabha on Friday. The case was reported in the first week of June, he said.... read more
WHO welcomes Egypt's support to 14 African countries in their fight against hepatitis C
Egypt has announced that it would be providing hepatitis C testing and treatment for one million people in 14 African countries.
Speaking at the opening of the African Hepatitis Summit 2019, HE Dr Hala Zaid, the Egyptian Minister of Health and Population, stated that the initiative would be implemented with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO).... read more
FDA approves new treatment for hypoactive sexual desire disorder in premenopausal women
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Vyleesi (bremelanotide) to treat acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women.
Vyleesi activates melanocortin receptors, but the mechanism by which it improves sexual desire and related distress is unknown. Patients inject Vyleesi under the skin of the abdomen or thigh at least 45 minutes ... read more
Long working hours 'linked to stroke risk'
Working long hours is linked to an increased risk of stroke, researchers say. Long hours were defined in the French study as more than 10 hours on at least 50 days per year.
People who did long hours for more than a decade were at the greatest risk of stroke, they suggest.
Writing in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke, the researchers say people working long hours ... read more
Vitamin D Doesn't Do a Heart Good: Meta-Analysis
Taking vitamin D supplements may not reduce cardiovascular disease risk, a meta-analysis of randomized trials found.
Vitamin D supplementation didn't reduce major adverse cardiovascular events compared with placebo (P=0.85), reported Mahmoud Barbarawi, MD, of the Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, and... read more