IMA writes to PM Modi, seeks ordinance to check violence against health professionals
New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, underlining the urgent need to enact a Central law to check violence against health professionals and urged him to bring an ordinance in this regard. The letter comes in the backdrop of protests by the medical fraternity in Assam against the deadly assault on a doctor at a tea garden.... read more
PAHO – Wellness Week 2019
Building healthy schools is the slogan for Wellness Week 2019 which will take place from 14 to 21 September.
Through highlighting healthy schools for everyone, Wellness Week seeks to work towards universal health by promoting health in schools such that students, parents, and their communities are able to make the healthy choice the easy choice.... read more
3.7 million lives could be saved by 2025 if health services ramp up nutrition actions: WHO
If governments boost their focus on healthier eating, 3.7 million deaths could be prevented by the year 2025, according to the World Health Organization's (WHO) latest guidelines on improving nutrition, released on Wednesday.
The new report, Essential Nutrition Actions: mainstreaming nutrition throughout the life course,... read more
AAN, AHS Release New Guidelines on Pediatric Migraine
For the first time since 2004, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Headache Society (AHS) have updated two guidelines for acute treatment and prevention of migraines in children and adolescents.
New to the 2019 guidelines are evidence for using certain triptan-nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) combinations for acute pain relief; incorporation of more recently approved triptan nasal sprays; and indications that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) plus amitriptyline can be beneficial for the prevention of... read more
Precision Medicine Lowers DAPT Bleeds in STEMI
Selection of P2Y12 inhibitors based on genetic variants that influence response reduced bleeding events without hurting outcomes in ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI) patients getting stented, the POPular Genetics trial showed.
With CYP2C19 genotype guidance, 5.1% of patients experienced an MI, stent thrombosis, stroke, major bleed, or death compared with 5.9% in the standard care group (P<0.001 for noninferiority),... read more