Today is World Environment Day
The United Nations, aware that the protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue, which affects the well-being of people and economic development throughout the world, designated June 5 as World Environment Day.... read more
Nipah scare: Thiruvananthapuram dons battle gear
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the wake of suspected Nipah case in Ernakulam, hospitals in the capital city are prepping up to deal with any sudden outbreak. The Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, has already started an emergency ICU unit to accommodate patients..... read more
FDA approves new treatment for hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new indication for the previously FDA-approved drug, Zerbaxa (ceftolozane and tazobactam) for the treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia... read more
Poor Sleep May Increase COPD Exacerbation Risk
Poor sleep quality, assessed using a validated sleep questionnaire, was associated with higher COPD exacerbation risk over 18 months of follow-up in a Canadian prospective cohort study.
Among 141 people with physician-diagnosed COPD, each 2-point increment in Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index.... read more
ACP Guidance on Physician Impairment Emphasizes Rehabilitation
The American College of Physicians (ACP) issued a position paper on how clinicians and health systems should respond to evidence or suspicions of physician impairment.
The authors emphasize that illness does not always mean impairment and that rehabilitating physicians and reintegrating them into practice should be the goal whenever possible..... read more