WHO launches a new global influenza strategy
WHO released a Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030 on Tuesday aimed at protecting people in all countries from the threat of influenza. The goal of the strategy is to prevent seasonal influenza, control the spread of influenza from animals to humans, and prepare for the next influenza pandemic...... read more
Many preteens screen positive for suicide risk during ER visits
A research team found nearly one-third of youth ages 10 to 12 years screened positive for suicide risk in emergency department settings. In the study published online March 11, 2018 in Hospital Pediatrics, 7% of the preteens who screened positive for suicide risk were seeking help for physical problems and not psychiatric concerns..... read more
Kerala High Court prohibits use of flex, other non-biodegradable materials
Kochi, Mar 11 (PTI) The Kerala High Court Monday prohibited the use of flex and other non-biodegradable materials for campaigning throughout the state ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
A division bench, comprising Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy and Justice A K Jayasankaran Nambiar, gave the interim order while considering a plea seeking a ban on the use of flex and other ecologically harmful materials for the upcoming polls.
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Flu vaccination during hospitalization reduces chances of a heart attack
Findings of a study of nearly 30 million hospital records presented March 7, 2019 at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session shows that people who got a flu shot while hospitalized had a 10% lower risk of having a heart attack...read more
Eating healthy in early adulthood associated with better cognition in middle age
Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, moderate in nuts, fish and alcohol and low in meat and full-fat dairy is associated with better cognitive performance (thinking and memory) in middle age, according to a study published in the March 6, 2019, online issue of Neurology.... read more
Total thyroidectomy improves persistent Hashimoto-related symptoms
A randomized trial comparing thyroidectomy versus medical management for persistent Hashimoto-related symptoms despite euthyroid status found that total thyroidectomy improved health-related quality of life and fatigue, whereas medical therapy did not.... read more