Youth hospitalized in Kerala tested positive for Nipah
The government in Kerala issued a high alert on Monday after the 23-year-old patient admitted in an isolation ward in Ernakulam district tested positive for the deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus, reported Hindustan Times yesterday.... read more
UNICEF is urging support for parents to give children ‘the best start in life’
Kicking off on Saturday the first-ever global Parenting Month, the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, is calling on world leaders to invest in family-friendly policies that support parents to give their children "the best start in life".
According to UNICEF, the month of June is a time to focus on raising awareness of the impact that protection, nutrition and stimulation have on brains in the earliest years of life.... read more
Afternoon naps can boost kids’ happiness, IQ: Study
An afternoon nap can boost happiness as well as improve behavior and academic performance of children, a study has found.
The study included nearly 3,000 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders aged 10-12. Published in the journal SLEEP,... read more
Drug extends life of younger women with advanced breast cancer, study says
Younger women suffering from a common form of advanced breast cancer have experienced significantly improved survival rates when treated with a drug that targets cancer cells, according to the findings of an international clinical trial..... read more
Workplace Eating Habits Up Health Risks
A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that hospital employees who purchased the least healthy food in the cafeteria were more likely to have an unhealthy diet outside of work, be overweight and/or obese, and have risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, when compared to employees who made healthier purchases..... read more
What Happens When MS Patients Stop Treatment?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who stopped oral treatment for more than 60 days experienced more relapses, used more healthcare resources, and incurred higher costs than patients without treatment lapses, a retrospective analysis of U.S. insurance claims data showed.... read more