Encephalitis toll in Assam reaches 120 this year
Guwahati: The death toll due to encephalitis in Assam has reached 120 this year, Minister of State for Health Pijush Hazarika said on Monday.
"The treatment for any person who is detected with Japanese Encephalitis has been made free by the government. Persons who are getting treated at private hospitals will be given Rs 1 lakh by the Assam government,"... read more
UNICEF ramps up Ebola prevention efforts as South Sudan assessed as 'high-risk' country
Since January 2019, UNICEF and its partners have engaged more than 3 million people in South Sudan with Ebola prevention messages, the UN children's agency said.
UNICEF is working with the Government of South Sudan, other UN agencies and partners to disseminate prevention messages and engage communities to help them protect themselves against the disease. ... read more
U.S. records 16 new measles cases as outbreak shows signs of slowing
The United States recorded 16 new measles cases between July 18 and July 25, federal health officials said on Monday, as the spread of the disease, which has infected 1,164 people this year in the worst U.S. outbreak since 1992, shows signs of slowing.
In recent weeks, the CDC has reported smaller increases in the number of measles cases,... read more
Drug-resistant superbug spreading in Europe's hospitals
Superbugs resistant to emergency antibiotics are spreading in hospitals, a Europe-wide study shows. The spread of resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae was "extremely concerning", researchers from the Sanger Institute said.
This is the largest study of carbapenem resistance in K. pneumoniae, with 244 hospitals involved from Ireland to Israel. Researchers analyzed the bacterium's DNA from samples from infected patients.... read more
New Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Not Linked to UTIs
Use of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors for the treatment of type 2 diabetes does not appear to increase the risk for urinary tract infections (UTIs) compared with two other new classes of type 2 diabetes agents, results from a large population-based study suggest.
In the study of two large US-based commercial claims databases, comparisons of more than 100,000 individuals with type 2 diabetes initiating SGLT-2 inhibitors with matched patients initiating either... read more
Acupuncture Shows Promise in Chronic Stable Angina
Acupuncture may help alleviate angina symptoms when added to antianginal medication in patients with chronic stable angina (CSA), suggests a multicenter study conducted in China.
Acupuncture administered three times weekly on acupoints in the disease-affected meridian (DAM) was superior to that in the nondisease affected meridian (NAM), sham acupuncture (SA),... read more