World Medical Association Welcomes Decision on Burnout
The World Medical Association has given a warm welcome to the decision by the World Health Assembly to classify work related burnout as a problem that influences health status and to include it in the new version of the international code of diseases.
WMA President Dr. Leonid Eidelman said, 'For too long burnout among physicians has been largely ignored..... read more
World Health Assembly Resolution on Access to Medicines
The World Health Assembly adopted a resolution on improving the transparency of markets for medicines, vaccines and other health products in an effort to expand access.
The resolution urges Member States to enhance public sharing of information on actual prices paid by governments and other buyers for health products, and greater transparency on pharmaceutical patents,.... read more
DR Congo: Strengthened effort against Ebola is paying off, but insecurity still major constraint
Although the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to make headway thanks to the determination of health workers on the ground, insecurity is still hampering the response, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. This has led the UN to establish a new coordination structure in the hopes that access to at-risk areas can be improved.... read more
Transgender people are not mentally ill, the WHO decrees
The term the World Health Organization uses to describe transgender people -- "gender incongruence" -- is being moved to the panel's sexual health chapter from its mental disorders chapter, the WHO's legislative body has voted.
The new classification is expected to improve social acceptance among transgender people while still making important health resources available, ... read more
FDA Okays Smartphone-Controlled Wearable for Migraine Pain
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a noninvasive neuromodulation device (Nerivio Migra, Theranica) for the relief of acute migraine pain.
Nerivio Migra is a "first-in-category product," according to the company. It is worn on the upper arm and uses smartphone-controlled electronic pulses to relieve migraine through conditioned pain modulation... read more
Fasting Before CV Labs?
Fasting generally doesn't impact lipid levels, and taking a lipid panel soon after eating does not appear to misclassify cardiovascular risk, according to a post hoc analysis of the ASCOT trial.
The associations between lipid levels and coronary events broadly stayed the same between fasting and nonfasting samples from the same individuals, reported investigators led by... read more