Bill to improve medical education system introduced
New Delhi: A Bill that seeks to improve access to quality and affordable medical education and ensures availability of adequate and high quality medical professionals all over the country to promote equitable and universal healthcare was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday.... read more
FDA approves first generics of Lyrica
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, on July 19, approved multiple applications for first generics of Lyrica (pregabalin) for the management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, for the management of postherpetic neuralgia, as an adjunctive therapy for the treatment of partial onset seizures in patients 17 years of age and older,... read more
Resistant malaria spreading in South East Asia
Malaria parasites resistant to key drugs have spread rapidly in South East Asia, said researchers from the UK and Thailand.
The parasites have moved from Cambodia to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, where half of patients are not being cured by first-choice drugs.... read more
Lung-Cancer-Screening Eligibility Should Be Expanded, say Researchers
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) eligibility criteria for lung-cancer screening should be expanded to cover other risk groups, researchers say based on findings from an observational study.
"The current USPSTF should consider expanding the lower age limit to 50 years and extending years of quitting smoking for former smokers," Dr. Ping Yang from Mayo Clinic, in Scottsdale, Arizona, stated. In the new study,... read more
Can Plant-Based Diet Stave Off Diabetes?
Eating a plant-based diet was tied to a reduced risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to a review.
Pooled data from nine observational studies indicated that high adherence to a plant-based diet was associated with a 23% lower risk for incident type 2 diabetes versus poor adherence to such a diet... read more
Computer use, crafts and games slow or prevent age-related memory loss, says study
A new study has found that mentally stimulating activities like using a computer, playing games, crafting and participating in social activities are linked to a lower risk or delay of age-related memory loss called mild cognitive impairment, and that the timing and number of these activities may also play a role.... read more