Anti-stigma campaign 'Let's Talk About Dementia' marks beginning of World Alzheimer's Month in the Americas
An Americas-wide campaign launched by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) aims to get people talking more comfortably and openly about Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
1 September marks the beginning of the month of awareness. 'Let's Talk About Dementia' is based on the understanding that talking about dementia helps tackle the stigma, normalizes language and encourages... read more
Six WHO South-East Asia countries felicitated for public health achievements
Ministers of Health of six Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region were felicitated for public health achievements in recent months such as measles elimination, hepatitis B control, and elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.
Sri Lanka was recognized for eliminating measles; Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Thailand for becoming the first four countries from the Region to control Hepatitis B; and Maldives for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.... read more
New York City measles outbreak has ended, health officials say
A massive measles outbreak that spread across parts of Brooklyn since October has ended, New York City health officials announced Tuesday. This marks the end of the largest measles outbreak New York City has seen in nearly three decades.
No new cases have been reported since mid-July, the city's health department said, but officials will continue ... read more
Inflammation in Adolescence Linked to Early Mortality
Inflammation during late adolescence may be associated with early death from cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD), a large study published online in JAMA Pediatrics suggests.
The investigators used erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) data as a nonspecific marker of inflammation. During a mean follow-up of 35 years (maximum age 57 years), 4835 of the men died; underlying causes of death included cancer,... read more
Intense Step Training May Improve Walking, Balance After Stroke
High-intensity step training that mimics real-world conditions could better promote walking ability after a patient experiences a stroke compared with traditional, low-impact training, new research suggests.
In a study of 90 patients who had weakness on one side of the body after experiencing a stroke 6 months previously, high-intensity step training was associated with greater improvements in both walking ability and gait symmetry than low-intensity training,... read more