World Health Assembly's Stand on Antimicrobial resistance
Member States at the World Health Assembly agreed a resolution calling for continued high-level commitments to implement and adequately resource multisectoral National Action Plans.
The resolution urges Member States to strengthen infection prevention and control measures including water sanitation and hygiene; enhance participation in Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System; ensure prudent use of quality-assured antimicrobials;... read more
DR Congo: 'No time to lose' says newly appointed UN Ebola response coordinator
With the Democratic Republic of the Congo's worst ever Ebola outbreak now in its tenth month, the United Nations on Thursday announced measures to strengthen its response, with the Organization's newly appointed Emergency Coordinator (EERC) declaring there is “no time to lose”...... read more
Obstetric fistula continues to afflict women globally
Marking the International Day to end Fistula on Thursday, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) cited UN data in pointing out that although the injury has largely been eliminated in developed countries, more than two million women and girls still suffer from the painful and disfiguring condition. .... read more
FDA Clears First Zika Blood Test for Routine Use
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of a diagnostic test to detect Zika virus immunoglobulin (IgM) antibodies in human blood. The ZIKV Detect 2.0 IgM Capture ELISA is the first Zika diagnostic test the FDA has allowed to be marketed in the U.S. Previously, tests for detecting Zika virus .... read more
Antiplatelets After ICH: Start or Avoid?
Antiplatelet therapy did not appear to raise the risk for recurrent spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), noted the open-label RESTART randomized trial.
Over a median of 2 years, ICH recurrence was similar among people who started antiplatelet therapies... read more
Loneliness Common in Urban-Dwelling, Mid-Aged Women
Living in densely populated urban areas isn't protective against severe loneliness in middle-aged women, suggests new research.
Results from a small study of urban-dwelling women aged 35-60 years revealed that caregiver responsibilities, past trauma, and social isolation,.... read more
Keto diet not for heart patients
Low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diets are crossing over from weight-loss fad to medical practice.
Recent research has pointed to improved fatigue and depression symptoms for multiple sclerosis patients on the diet, and improvements in nonmovement symptoms for patients with Parkinson disease..... read more