New global strategy on health, environment and climate change
World Health Assembly Member States agreed a new global strategy on health, environment and climate change: the transformation needed to improve lives and well-being sustainably through healthy environments. The strategy provides a vision and way forward on how the world and its health community need to respond to environmental health risks and challenges until 2030.... read more
FDA permits marketing of first diagnostic test to aid in detecting prosthetic joint infections
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of the Synovasure Lateral Flow Test Kit as an aid for the detection of periprosthetic joint infection (infection around a joint replacement) in the synovial fluid of patients being evaluated for revision surgery..... read more
UN health agency applauds Brazilian compensation bid from tobacco giants
The Brazilian Government's offer to tackle tobacco giants to recover the cost of caring for people who've fallen ill from smoking – or exposure to tobacco smoke – has been applauded by the UN health agency..... read more
Half of US States Now Report Measles Cases
With Maine reporting its first measles case, half of the United States has now been hit with the highly contagious infection, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The case was reported in a vaccinated school-aged child who had no serious complications and has recovered completely from the infection.
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Price cuts, affordable treatment to drive healthcare agenda of Modi 2.0
With the Modi government being voted back to power, Centre's ambitious healthcare insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat (AB) is expected to get a boost, while there would be greater regulatory pressure on companies to reduce prices, in order to offer affordable healthcare. Along with a bigger push for generic medicines,... read more
Weight-training may help reduce hot flashes
Postmenopausal women can fight off hot flashes and night sweats through weight-training, suggested a new clinical trial published in the journal Maturitas.
"Resistance training is already recommended for all women always, but now we can see it may be effective also for hot flashes around menopause,".... read more