Today is 'World No Tobacco Day'
Every year, on May 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form.... read more
Health Ministry requests MCI to extend last date for PG medical admissions
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has requested Medical Council of India (MCI) to consider extension of the last date for PG medical admission in States from 18th May to 31 May, 2019 to fill up the remaining vacant seats in the academic session 2019-20.
As per the time schedule notified by Medical Council of India, the last date for filling up of Post Graduate Medical seats by the States is 18th May, 2019.... read more
After 20-year increase, New Diabetes Cases Decline in the US
New cases of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. decreased by 35 percent since a peak in 2009 – the first sign that efforts to stop the nation's diabetes epidemic are working, CDC researchers report.
New cases have declined from 1.7 million new cases per year in 2008 to 1.3 million new cases in 2017. And there's more good news:... read more
WHO supports response to HIV outbreak in Sindh, Pakistan
An international team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) has arrived in Pakistan to support the response to an outbreak of HIV in Larkana in Sindh province, Pakistan, at the request of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination.... read more
Ultra-Processed Food, Drink Tied to Heart Disease, Earlier Death
Adults whose diet included more ultra-processed foods and beverages, such as ice cream, soda, and hamburgers, were more likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) or die sooner than others who had a more wholesome diet, in two large European cohorts.... read more
Sports a Win for Those with Childhood Trauma
Adolescents who experienced adverse events in childhood had better mental health in adulthood if they played sports in their youth, noted researchers.
Among individuals with adverse childhood experiences (ACE), those who played team sports in middle school and high school had a significantly lower chance of receiving a diagnosis of depression... read more