New WHO report to bolster efforts to tackle leading causes of urban deaths
A new report by the World Health Organization offers guidance and tools for urban leaders to tackle some of the leading causes of death in cities.
The report, titled 'The Power of Cities: Tackling Non-Communicable Diseases and Road Traffic Injuries' is geared towards mayors,... read more
Sex ratio improves in country; birth and death rates dip
India has registered an improved sex ratio and a decline in birth and death rates with non-communicable diseases dominating over communicable in the total disease burden of the country, according to the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence's (CBHI) National Health Profile (NHP) 2019.... read more
Bedtime Dosing of Hypertension Meds Reduces CV Events
Taking antihypertensive medication at bedtime led to an almost halving of cardiovascular events in a new study.
The Hygia Chronotherapy Trial is the largest ever study to investigate the effect of the time of day when people take their antihypertensive medication on the risk of cardiovascular events.... read more
Measles Erases 'Immune Memory' of Other Illnesses
Measles infection in unvaccinated children was associated with up to a 70% decline in antibodies to other pathogens following infection, researchers noted.
After cases of severe measles, unvaccinated children lost a median... read more
High Court: Medical council can take action
The Medical Council of India and the West Bengal Medical Council can take action against three private hospitals for running a three-year postgraduate course in emergency medicine, apparently without their approval, Calcutta High Court said on Wednesday. In the same order,... read more
Drug-resistant E. coli bacteremia transmitted by fecal microbiota transplant
A new report published October 30, 2019 in the New England Journal of Medicine describes two patients in whom extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)–producing Escherichia coli bacteremia occurred after they had undergone FMT in two independent clinical trials;... read more