WHO releases new guidance on treating drug-resistant tuberculosis in children and adolescents
WHO/Europe has released an expert opinion on managing drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) in children and adolescents, supported by a commentary in the Lancet.
The guidance is evidence-based and provides updates on recent scientific evidence,... read more
95% of tested baby foods in the US contain toxic metals, report says
Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby's brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday.
Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the US found 95% contained lead,... read more
Brain illness spread by ticks has reached UK
An infectious disease that can harm the brain and is spread to people by tick bites has been identified in ticks in the UK for the first time.
Public Health England (PHE) says it has confirmed cases of tick-borne encephalitis virus in ticks from two parts of England... read more
Fasting Before Workout Boosts Metabolism in Obese, Overweight Men
Obese and overweight people burn more fat and have greater improvements in insulin sensitivity when they exercise before rather than after eating, according to new findings.
Plasma glucose area under the curve (AUC) and serum insulin AUC were both significantly higher... read more
Antibiotic Add-On Active in Crohn's Disease
Treatment with an oral antibiotic combination led to clinically and significantly meaningful improvement in clinical response and remission in patients with active Crohn's disease, a randomized placebo-controlled trial showed.... read more
Endothelial Dysfunction Linked to Risk for Future Cancer
Microvascular endothelial dysfunction, a common early sign of cardiovascular disease, could also be a marker for predicting risk for solid-tumor cancer, a new study suggests.
Researchers noted that patients who had microvascular endothelial dysfunction as measured with reactive hyperemia peripheral arterial tonometry (RH-PAT)... read more