Health alert on ranitidine
(ET Healthworld-IANS): The Drugs Controller of India on Tuesday sounded a public health alert on ranitidine, a old, cheaply-priced medicine used commonly to counter stomach acidity, as some drug regulators in other countries have found it to contain a chemical compound which can cause cancer. ... read more
AYUSH Ministry proposes to include 19 treatment packages in PM-JAY
The Ayush Ministry has proposed the inclusion of 19 Ayurvedic, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) treatment packages in the cashless health insurance scheme Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), Union Minister Shripad Naik said on Tuesday. The proposal to treat neurological diseases, arthritis among others has been submitted to the National Health Authority, AYUSH Secretary Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha said.... read more
Multilateral agencies launch a joint plan to boost global health goals
At the United Nations General Assembly, 12 multilateral agencies launched a joint plan to better support countries over the next 10 years to accelerate progress towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).... read more
Tanzania urged to provide more information on suspected Ebola case
Authorities in Tanzania have been urged by the UN to supply further information about the death of an individual from suspected Ebola Virus Disease earlier this month in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam.
The development comes as neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to... read more
FDA approves first live, non-replicating vaccine to prevent smallpox and monkeypox
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Jynneos Smallpox and Monkeypox Vaccine, Live, Non-Replicating, for the prevention of smallpox and monkeypox disease in adults 18 years of age and older determined to be at high risk for smallpox or monkeypox infection... read more
IVF Associated with Higher Risk of Gestational Diabetes
Mothers who undergo assisted reproduction are more likely to develop gestational diabetes than those who conceive naturally, shows a new meta-analysis presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2019 Annual Meeting.... read more
Deep Brain Stimulation Offers New Hope for Severe Tinnitus
Bilateral deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the caudate nucleus appears safe and effective for patients with severe refractory tinnitus, early research suggests.
Results of a small open-label study showed a 60% to 80% response rate for efficacy outcomes.... read more