Today is National Deworming Day
The National Deworming Day is an initiative of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India to make every child in the country worm free. The objective is to deworm all preschool and school-age children (enrolled and non-enrolled) between the ages of 1-19 years through the platform of schools and Anganwadi Centers in order to improve their overall health, nutritional status, access to education and quality of life... read more
Lok Sabha passes Bill to prohibit commercial surrogacy
New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a Bill which prohibits commercial surrogacy and allows "altruistic surrogacy" which does not involve monetary compensation to the surrogate mother apart from medical expenses and insurance coverage during the pregnancy.
The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019, was passed after a reply by Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan.... read more
PAHO updates list of key medical devices for primary health care services
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recently published the updated version of the List of Priority Medical Devices for the first level of care. This aims to help countries in the Region of the Americas prioritize critical devices and respond effectively to the main health issues faced by their population.... read more
One person has died of Legionnaires' disease after staying at Atlanta hotel
One person has died of Legionnaires' disease after staying at a prominent Atlanta hotel, officials said.
Eleven others who stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, while another 61 probable cases have been identified, according to Nancy Nydam, director of communications at Georgia Department of Public Health... read more
Pancreas-Tail Radiation Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk
Radiation to the tail of the pancreas as part of childhood cancer treatment is associated with an increased risk of subsequent diabetes, according to findings from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS).
The study revealed that survivors exposed to abdominal radiation were 2.92-fold more likely than siblings... read more
Pneumococcal Vaccine Safe, Effective in Adults with Stable HIV
Pneumococcal vaccination is safe and effective in people with HIV who are stable on antiretroviral therapy (ART), researchers say.
"In our clinical cohort of (close to) 1,200 subjects, we did not observe significant virological and immunological failures," Dr. Silvia Nozza of San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan said.... read more