WHO welcomes landmark UN declaration on universal health coverage
World leaders have adopted a high-level United Nations Political Declaration on universal health coverage (UHC), the most comprehensive set of health commitments ever adopted at this level.
“This declaration represents a landmark for global health and development,” said Dr Tedros... read more
Healthy life a basic right, Prime Minister Modi tells UN meet
India's experience and capabilities in providing affordable healthcare is available for use to all developing countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the first-ever high-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage in New York on Monday, underscoring that a healthy life is the right of every person.... read more
Indonesia: 10 million children at risk from air pollution due to wild forest fires
Wild forest and peatland fires across Kalimantan and Sumatra in Indonesia are putting nearly 10 million children at risk from air pollution, UNICEF said.
Small children are especially vulnerable to air pollution because they breathe more rapidly, and their physical defences and immunities are not fully developed.... read more
High-Intensity Surveillance Decreases CRC Risk After Adenoma
High-intensity surveillance colonoscopy is associated with decreased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) after removal of precancerous adenomas, according to a study published online in Annals of Internal Medicine.... read more
Loss of Lean Mass, But Not Fat Mass, Tied to Fracture Risk
Prior loss in total body lean mass, but not fat mass, could be a predictor for future fracture, a researcher stated at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research annual meeting.
In a group of nearly 10,000 predominantly female patients, reductions in total body lean mass were associated with a significantly higher risk for fracture,... read more