Will not wait for data on POCSO cases, says SC and passes slew of directions
New Delhi, Jul 25 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Thursday said that for speedy justice in child rape cases, directions can be passed without waiting for additional data on cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. "Instead of adjourning the case for receipt of further/additional data, we are inclined to proceed to issue certain directions,"... read more
WHO urges countries to invest in eliminating hepatitis
Ahead of World Hepatitis Day (July 28), WHO calls on countries to take advantage of recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis and scale up investments in disease elimination.
A new study by WHO, published in Lancet Global Health, has found that investing US$6 bn per year in eliminating hepatitis in 67 low- and middle-income countries would avert 4.5 million premature deaths by 2030,... read more
CDC confirms US fertility rate fell to 'all-time low' in 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Wednesday that the US fertility rate continued to fall in 2018, to an all-time low. "The 2018 general fertility rate fell to another all-time low for the United States," researchers with the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics wrote in a July 24 report.... read more
Some Travelers, Lab Workers Should Get Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine
Travelers to high-risk areas and laboratory workers who could be exposed to Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus should receive the JE vaccine, according to updated recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).... read more
More ESKD Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery in patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) -- and sleeve gastrectomy in particular -- has gained dramatically in popularity, and outcomes data suggest the surgery is safe in this population, scientists said.
An analysis of Medicare data found a more than nine-fold increase in the number of ESKD patients undergoing bariatric surgery, from a mere 50 in 2006 to 475 in 2016, according to researchers led by Kyle Sheetz,.. read more