Nipah virus: Six suspected patients test negative
Six persons admitted to a quarantine facility at the Government Medical College in Kerala's Ernakulam have tested negative for the potentially deadly Nipah virus, a senior Health Ministry official said Thursday.
The condition of the college student, diagnosed with Nipah infection, is stable and a total of 314 persons who were in touch with the infected person have been kept under observation, the official said.
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Today is World Food Safety Day: "Food safety, everyone's business"
The first ever World Food Safety Day is being celebrated today under the slogan "Food safety, everyone's business".
With an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne diseases annually - almost 1 in 10 people in the world fall ill after eating contaminated - food safety is an increasing threat to human health. Children under 5 years of age carry 40% of the foodborne disease burden with 125 000 deaths every year.
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'Bicycle Kingdom' makes a comeback, as China seeks solutions to tackle air pollution crisis
Cars have replaced bicycles as the primary means of transport in many Chinese cities but, with air pollution a major problem for the country, the bike is making a comeback, thanks to digital technology, and some 21st Century thinking.
In Hangzhou, a city in eastern China, air pollution has had a devastating effect.... read more
Federal court issues decision holding that US Stem Cell clinics and owner adulterated and misbranded stem cell products
U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro of the Southern District of Florida granted the government's motion for summary judgment against US Stem Cell Clinic LLC, of Weston, Florida, and US Stem Cell Inc., of Sunrise, Florida, and their Chief Scientific Officer Kristin Comella, Ph.D. The court held that the defendants in that case adulterated and misbranded a stem cell drug product made from a patient's adipose tissue.... read more
VADT at 15 Years Published: Lack of 'Legacy Effect' in Diabetes
The lack of a "legacy effect" of intensive glucose lowering at 15 years in the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial (VADT) suggests that other cardiovascular risk reduction strategies should be prioritized in patients with advanced type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease.
That is the conclusion of Kasia J. Lipska, MD, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven,.... read more
It's Official: Over 1,000 U.S. Measles Cases in 2019
U.S. measles cases in 2019 passed the 1,000 mark on Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced.
There are now 1,001 measles cases in the U.S., the HHS statement said, citing CDC data. This is an increase of 20 cases from the CDC's last official update of 981 confirmed cases in 26 states... read more