October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.... read more
Global Symposium on Health Workforce Accreditation and Regulation, December 2019
The 2019 Global Symposium on Health Workforce Accreditation and Regulation will be held from December 10-12, in Istanbul, Turkey.
Co-organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®), and the Global Health Workforce Network (GHWN),... read more
WHO and UNICEF in campaign to protect 1.6 million in Sudan from cholera
UN agencies are working with the authorities in Sudan to protect more than one million people from cholera, an infectious disease which can kill within hours if left untreated.
So far, there have been 215 confirmed cases, including eight deaths, since an outbreak was declared in Blue Nile state on 8 September.... read more
FDA says it found 'unacceptable level' of carcinogen in Zantac and its generics
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it found “unacceptable levels” of a cancer-causing impurity in the popular heartburn drug Zantac and its generic versions, known chemically as ranitidine.
U.S. and European health regulators said last month they were reviewing the safety of ranitidine,... read more
First Guideline to Say Colon Cancer Screening Is Not for All
For the first time, a guideline recommends that screening for colorectal cancer should not be routinely recommended for all adults aged 50 to 79 years, but instead should be limited to individuals with an elevated level of risk.... read more
Oral Contraceptives Tied to Depressive, Psychiatric Symptoms in Teens
Use of oral contraceptives is associated with an increased risk for depressive and other psychiatric symptoms in young women, new research shows.
A large prospective cohort study showed that individuals who took oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) reported experiencing more crying, eating problems,... read more