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  • Home-based visits benefit rural patients with kidney disease
    on November 15, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Home visits by trained health representatives in the community can help rural patients become more involved in their own daily diabetes and kidney disease care, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). […]

  • Lasting benefit for CABG in diabetes, multivessel disease
    on November 15, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    (HealthDay)—For patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) with multivessel coronary disease (MVD), coronary revascularization with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is associated with lower all-cause mortality than percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents (PCI-DES) in the long term, according to a study published online Nov. 11 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The research was published to coincide […]

  • CDC: Many Americans may have prediabetes and not know it
    on November 15, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    (HealthDay)—More than one-third of Americans have prediabetes, but 90 percent of them do not know they have it, medical experts say. […]

  • DNA-encoded PCSK9 inhibitors may provide alternative for treating high cholesterol
    on November 15, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Researchers at The Wistar Institute have developed novel synthetic DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies (DMAbs) directed against PCSK9, a protein key to regulating cholesterol levels in the bloodstream. Results of preclinical studies showed a significant cholesterol decrease, opening the door for further development of this approach as a simple, less frequent and cost-effective therapy, as reported in a paper published online in Molecular Therapy. […]

  • Achilles tendon may be window into heart disease severity
    on November 15, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    For people with coronary artery disease, the thickness of the Achilles tendon may be an indicator of the severity of their disease and how likely they are to have a heart attack, new research suggests. […]

  • Option found for retreatment of chronic hep C infection
    on November 15, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    (HealthDay)—Combined treatment with glecaprevir and pibrentasvir (G/P) is highly effective in treating chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype-1 infections that failed to respond to direct-acting antiviral therapy, according to a study presented at The Liver Meeting, the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, held from Nov. 9 to 13 in San Francisco. […]

  • Breast cancer recurrence rate not up with autologous fat transfer
    on November 15, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    (HealthDay)—For patients with breast cancer, reconstruction with autologous fat transfer (AFT) seems not to increase the rate of locoregional recurrence versus conventional breast reconstruction, according to a study published online Oct. 10 in JAMA Surgery. […]

  • Sex Ed before college can prevent student experiences of sexual assault
    on November 15, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Students who receive sexuality education, including refusal skills training, before college matriculation are at lower risk of experiencing sexual assault during college, according to new research published today in PLOS ONE. The latest publication from Columbia University's Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT) project suggests that sexuality education during high school may have a lasting and protective effect for […]

  • Caring for loved one with heart failure even tougher for rural Americans
    on November 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Living in a rural area increases the difficulty of caring for someone with heart failure, according to new research. […]

  • New research finds omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of premature birth
    on November 15, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    A new Cochrane Review published today has found that increasing the intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births. […]

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  • WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally
    on April 11, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    WHO and UNICEF today issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually. The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding underpin the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, which both organizations launched in 1991. The practical guidance encourages new […]

  • WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria
    on April 11, 2018 at 10:00 am

    WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta. According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. In particular, there were signs of severe irritation of mucous membranes, respiratory failure and disruption to central […]

  • Nearly one billion people in Africa to be protected against yellow fever by 2026
    on April 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners. The commitment is part of the Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) in Africa strategy, which was launched by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, Nigeria’s Minister of Health and […]

  • WHO at 70 - working for better health for everyone, everywhere
    on April 5, 2018 at 9:00 am

    On 7 April, World Health Day, the World Health Organization marks its 70th anniversary. Over the past 7 decades, WHO has spearheaded efforts to rid the world of killer diseases like smallpox and to fight against deadly habits like tobacco use. This year, World Health Day is dedicated to one of WHO’s founding principles: “The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being […]

  • Donors pledge over US$ 15 million to WHO’s Contingency Fund for Emergencies
    on March 27, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Donors have pledged an additional US$15.3 million to support quick action by the World Health Organization to tackle disease outbreaks and humanitarian health crises through its emergency response fund in 2018, the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE). Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, the Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland announced contributions […]

  • Promote health, keep the world safe, serve the vulnerable
    on March 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    A warm welcome to all meeting participants! I sincerely regret not being able to join you this week to take part in your discussions. However, I know that several members of my senior leadership team will be joining some sessions. I have asked them to brief me on your deliberations and meeting outcomes. […]

  • Seven years of Syria’s health tragedy
    on March 14, 2018 at 11:00 am

    After seven years of conflict in Syria, WHO has renewed its call for the protection of health workers and for immediate access to besieged populations. Attacks on the health sector have continued at an alarming level in the past year. The 67 verified attacks on health facilities, workers, and infrastructure recorded during the first two months of 2018 amount to more than 50% of verified attacks in all of 2017. […]

  • Working together for the health and welfare of humankind
    on March 12, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    1. We, the Heads of the International Narcotics Control Board, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the World Health Organization are committed to support our Member States to effectively address and counter the world drug problem. We agree that if we are to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, including its health targets, we need to vigorously address the world drug problem with a greater focus on the health and […]

  • Gender equality must be at the core of 'Health for All'
    on March 7, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    On this International Women's Day, we imagine a world where every woman and girl has access to quality and affordable health care, a world in which women and girls can freely exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights, and one where all women and girls are treated and respected as equals. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is the “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s […]

  • World leaders join new drive to beat noncommunicable diseases
    on March 1, 2018 at 11:00 am

    WHO is announcing today a new high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs. The group will propose bold and innovative solutions to accelerate prevention and control of the leading killers on the planet – noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like heart and lung disease, cancers, and diabetes. The WHO Independent High-level Commission on NCDs is co-chaired by President […]

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