TB cases increased by 16 per cent in India in 2018, says report
India witnessed 16 per cent increase in the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in 2018 against the previous year's figure of 18 lakh even though around 8 lakh patients went undetected, according to an official report released on Wednesday.... read more
WHO urges investments to stop measles transmission in Europe
The first-ever WHO Strategic Response Plan (SRP) for a measles emergency was launched to ensure financial commitment to stop the spread of this highly contagious and serious disease in the WHO European Region.... read more
Rwanda on Track to Achieve HIV Epidemic Control, says Survey
The Government of Rwanda, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ICAP at Columbia University released new data that demonstrate Rwanda's remarkable progress towards achieving HIV epidemic control — particularly in attaining high levels of linkage to treatment and viral load suppression among people living with HIV... read more
Chronic Diarrhea Linked to Obesity, Independently of Diet
Individuals with obesity are significantly more likely than their peers of normal weight to have chronic diarrhea, and the relationship does not appear to be mediated by diet or obesity-associated risk factors, new research suggests.
In a comprehensive analysis of health and nutrition data from a nationally representative sample,... read more
Omega-3s Recommended as Adjunctive Therapy for Major Depression
A clinical practice guideline from the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR) recommends omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) as adjunctive therapy for major depressive disorder (MDD).
The guideline emphasizes the importance of accurate clinical diagnosis and measurement-based... read more