Hands on Endoscopy Workshop
A "Hands on Endoscopy Workshop – Basic/Advanced and Motility Workshop International Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology School and KVO IX Update on Hot Topics in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Liver Transplantation and Nutrition" is being organized from 30th October to 3rd November, 2019 at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi.... read more
IIT Kharagpur and Tata Medical Center set up Comprehensive Digital Archive of Cancer Imaging
IIT Kharagpur and Tata Medical Center have set up an open architecture image biobank to aid cancer research in the country. Named CompreHensive Digital ArchiVe of Cancer Imaging (CHAVI), it will address the emerging field of imaging-related research and will be India's first step towards harnessing artificial intelligence and deep learning methods to answer medical questions of importance in the field of image banking.... read more
Today is World Hepatitis Day: "Invest in Eliminating Hepatitis"
Today is World Hepatitis Day. The theme for this year is "Invest in eliminating hepatitis".
The date of 28th July was chosen because the day marks the birthday of Nobel-prize winning scientist Dr Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B virus (HBV) and developed a diagnostic test and vaccine for the virus.... read more
UN sees progress in fight against tobacco
Progress is being made in the battle against the global tobacco epidemic, but more action is needed to help people quit the deadly products, according to a new report from the UN World Health Organization (WHO).
With five billion people today – four times more people than a decade ago – living in countries that have introduced smoking bans, graphic warnings on packaging and other effective tobacco control measures, many governments are making progress in the fight against tobacco.... read more
A Boston Hospital with a Farm on Its Roof Seeks to Inspire Others
A rooftop farm at a medical center in Massachusetts could serve as a model for hospitals that seek to encourage healthy eating, says a new report.
In 2017, Boston Medical Center (BMC) began operating a 2658-square-foot farm on a roof terrace to supply the hospital's kitchen and food pantry with fresh produce... read more
Longer Pregnancy Linked to Higher Risk of Stillbirth, Newborn Death
Pregnant women who continue to carry their babies after they reach full term have a higher risk of stillbirth and newborn deaths than mothers who deliver by 37 weeks' gestation, suggests a recent study published online in PLoS Medicine.... read more
FDA Panel Narrowly Backs Ofev Label Expansion
An FDA advisory committee voted 10-7 that nintedanib (Ofev) should be approved to treat systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD).
Currently marketed to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), nintedanib would become the first drug approved for SSc-ILD, a condition with few other options for treatment.... read more