Nipah infection confirmed in Kerala, 86 under observation so far
KOCHI: The dreaded Nipah virus has returned to Kerala. A 23-year-old college student from Ernakulam, admitted in a private hospital, has been tested positive for Nipah on Tuesday. Four more persons who were in contact with the patient are suspected to have been infected.
"One of them has been shifted to the isolation ward at Government Medical College, Ernakulam. We are checking on the second person.... read more
Take action on air pollution to save lives, and the planet, urges UN chief
In a message to mark World Environment Day, celebrated on Wednesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has emphasized the link between worsening levels of air pollution and the climate crisis.
As well as claiming seven million lives every year, and damaging children's development, the UN chief noted that many air pollutants cause global warming,... read more
WMA welcomes Swiss court decision
The World Medical Association has welcomed the decision by a Swiss court to temporarily suspend the IAAF's testosterone regulations.
Dr. Leonid Eidelman, President of the WMA, said: ‘We are delighted that the Swiss court has listened to the objections to the IAAF rules, which would have forced Caster Semenya to take testosterone-reducing medication to compete in her athletic events.
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FDA approves first treatment for episodic cluster headache that reduces the frequency of attacks
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Emgality (galcanezumab-gnlm) solution for injection for the treatment of episodic cluster headache in adults.
“Emgality provides patients with the first FDA-approved drug that reduces the frequency of attacks of episodic cluster headache, an extremely painful and often debilitating condition,”... read more
ADA Standards Updated With Renal Guidance Based on CREDENCE
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has updated its "living" Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes to incorporate findings from the Canagliflozin and Renal Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes and Nephropathy (CREDENCE) trial, including revised renal management guidelines..... read more
Preemies Face Bigger Ischemic Heart Risk as Adults
Babies born prematurely were at increased risk for ischemic heart disease in adulthood, a population-based study in Sweden found.
Early-term birth (gestational age 37-38 weeks) and preterm birth (< 37 weeks) were linked, respectively,... read more