Parliamentarians: Climate crisis one of the most critical threats to health in the Asia-Pacific region
Parliamentarians from 20 Asian and Pacific nations delivered a clear message, naming the climate crisis as one of the region's most critical threats to human health.
Hosted by the Parliament of Fiji, the 20-22 August 5th Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health brought together Parliamentarians from various jurisdictions and sectors to discuss solutions, actions and opportunities for collaboration, to protect health from climate change.... read more
Venezuelan migrants to get regional vaccination cards under 10-nation pact
Venezuelan migrants will be provided with a regional vaccination card beginning in October, health officials from 10 countries agreed on Monday, in an effort to ensure they receive needed vaccines and are not given double doses.
Health officials from the United States, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Canada, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Peru and Paraguay unanimously approved the measure in a meeting in the Colombian border city of Cucuta.... read more
The US is throwing away at least 3,500 donated kidneys every year, study finds
There are currently 93,000 people in the United States on a waiting list for a donated kidney, yet at least 3,500 donated kidneys are discarded every year, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
In this study, researchers looked at the number of deceased donors with organs offered to kidney transplant centers between 2004 and 2014.... read more
Close Relatives of Celiac Disease Patients at Higher Risk
First-degree relatives of people who have celiac disease (CD) are at elevated risk of developing the condition — although they may have no symptoms — and could benefit from screening, according to results of a study published online August 22 in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Of 477 first-degree relatives of the 104 patients, 360 individuals had been screened for CD and of these 160... read more
FDA Wants Men in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials: Draft Guidance Issued
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft guidance encouraging the inclusion of male patients in clinical trials of breast cancer drugs.
One of the recommendations is that eligibility criteria for clinical trials "should allow for inclusion of both males and females" and that, if men are excluded, there be an explicit scientific rationale.
Men are not typically included in clinical trials for breast cancer treatment,... read more