340 kids suffering from TB adopted in Meerut
Meerut: With UP accounting for 20% of total notified tuberculosis (TB) cases in India, the state has started taking steps to help eradicate the disease by 2025.
Taking a cue from UP governor Anandi Ben Patel who adopted a Lucknow girl suffering from TB, her staff adopted 21 other children, undertaking the responsibility of providing them with nutritious... read more
FDA approves first treatment for children with rare diseases that cause inflammation of small blood vessels
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Rituxan (rituximab) injection to treat granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) in children 2 years of age and older in combination with glucocorticoids. It is the first approved treatment for children with... read more
Shift work tied to poor mental health
People who work night shifts or varied schedules that disrupt their sleep may be more likely to develop depression than individuals with 9-to-5 jobs, a research review suggests.
Researchers examined data from seven previously published studies of work schedules and mental health involving a total of 28,438 participants.... read more
Why being an optimist is good for your heart
People who look at life from a positive perspective have a much stronger shot at avoiding death from any type of cardiovascular risk than pessimistic people, according to a new meta-analysis of nearly 300,000 people published in JAMA.
"We observed that an optimist had about a 35% lower risk of major heart complications,... read more
Vegetarians have higher risk for stroke, lower heart disease risk
People who follow vegetarian or vegan diets may have lower odds for heart disease but higher chances of having a stroke, compared to meat eaters, a large UK study suggests.
Researchers followed 48,188 middle-aged adults without any history of heart attacks or strokes for about 18 years. Overall, 2,820 people developed coronary artery disease,... read more
Bariatric surgery may compromise mental health
Bariatric surgery may exacerbate underlying mental health issues or lead to new presentations, suggested a new study of almost 25,000 patients undergoing the procedure for the first time.
Over the 10-year study period, this group of Australian patients experienced a nearly fivefold increase... read more
Insulin Degludec fails to best Glargine in CONCLUDE study
Insulin degludec (Tresiba, Novo Nordisk) didn't reduce overall hypoglycemic events compared with insulin glargine U300 (Toujeo, Sanofi) in a head-to-head trial of the two second-generation basal insulins in more than 1600 patients with type 2 diabetes.
But degludec was associated with lower rates of nocturnal and severe hypoglycemia than its rival in the study.... read more