Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurates WHO Regional Committee of South-East Asia meet
New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan inaugurated on Monday a week-long meeting of WHO Regional Committee of South-East Asia, being attended by his counterparts and experts from member nations to deliberate on public health issues and work towards elimination of diseases. He called for a 'mission-mode approach' for creating and spreading public health success stories from the region... read more
WHO updates Cardiovascular Risk Charts
WHO has updated the cardiovascular risk charts through the WHO Cardiovascular disease risk chart working group. Updated charts are published in the Lancet Global Health.
Widespread use of these charts could enhance the accuracy, practicability and sustainability to reduce the burden of cardiovascular diseases... read more
Microplastics turning up in human stool
Tiny bits of plastic may be getting into our bodies via the air we breathe and the food we eat, a new study suggests.
Researchers who examined stool samples from eight people from diverse geographic locations found that all contained bits of plastic, according to a report in Annals of Internal Medicine.
"This small prospective case series showed that various microplastics were present in human stool, and no sample... read more
ESC Diabetes and CVD Guideline: 'Unprecedented' New Evidence
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in collaboration with the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) has released new guidelines for the management and prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients with diabetes or prediabetes.
Recommendations in the document reflect recent positive findings from large cardiovascular outcome trials (CVOTs) of new classes of diabetes drugs and other new developments.... read more
Weight Loss Cuts Hospital Stays for Obese TKA Patients
Morbidly obese patients who lost 20 lbs before total knee arthroplasty (TKA) cut their hospital stays by about 1 day, and were 76% less likely to have an extended hospital stay, research showed.
However, morbidly obese patients who lost between 5 and 10 lbs before the surgical procedure did not have shorter hospital stays, according to David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA,... read more