Bihar tops stunting list, says National Family Health Survey
On July 26, when Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani submitted her written reply in the Lok Sabha, it revealed an alarming situation about malnutrition among children in India.
The minister's reply quoted National Family Health Survey to conclude that as many as 48.3 per cent of Bihar's children under five years are 'stunted' owing to poor nutrition.... read more
Quarter of global population at tuberculosis risk: Study
A quarter of the world's population is at high risk of developing tuberculosis, reveals a new study.
The study, published in European Respiratory Journal, shows that one in four people in the world carries tuberculosis bacterium in the body.... read more
Measles surveillance lags in U.S. workplaces, expert says
Monitoring for measles in U.S. workplaces needs improvement, especially in the healthcare sector, an occupational safety expert argues.
Measles cases have reached a 27-year high in the U.S. To help prevent transmission, officials need to more closely monitor how and where the cases spread, Christopher Brown, a health scientist in the U.S.... read more
Standard HER2 Regimen Still Going Strong
Long-term follow-up in a large phase II trial of early HER2-positive breast cancer showed high rates of disease control and survival with a longstanding standard regimen.
Treatment with adjuvant paclitaxel and trastuzumab (Herceptin) led to a 7-year disease-free survival (DFS) of 93% and overall survival (OS) of 95%. Additionally, 97.5% of the 410 patients remained relapse-free for at least 7 years, according to Sara M. Tolaney,... read more
Poorer Patients Less Likely to Get Blood Pressure under Control
Poorer patients may be less likely than their most well-off counterparts to get their blood pressure under control - even when all have the same access to medication and doctor's visits free of charge, researchers say.
In a new analysis of data from a large U.S. clinical trial, patients from the poorest counties were half as likely as those from the wealthiest ones to get their blood pressure under control over six years,... read more