With five countries in Western Africa reporting outbreaks of Lassa fever, the World Health Organization (WHO) has scaled up its efforts to support the region’s response to the disease.
The World Health Organization and health partners are appealing for US$ 43.5 million to provide life-saving interventions for 388 000 people inside Libya affected by ongoing conflict.
The fourth Conference of AYUSH/Health Ministers of States/UTs was inaugurated by the Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in New Delhi today. The day long conference was organized by the Ministry of AYUSH to provide an opportunity to States/UT to interact with each other for the development of AYUSH sector. The conference was attended by AYUSH/Health Ministers/Secretaries and officials from 29 States/UTs; senior officials of AYUSH Ministry and representatives of AYUSH organizations.
Hyperglycemia, or increased glucose, is common in patients with acute ischemic stroke and is associated with worse outcomes compared to normal glucose levels. Doctors all over the world have debated whether intensive glucose management, which requires the use of IV insulin to bring blood sugar levels down to 80-130 mg/dL, or standard glucose control using insulin shots, which aims to get glucose below 180 mg/dL, lead to better outcomes after stroke. Primary results from the Stroke Hyperglycemia Insulin Network Effort (SHINE) study, a large, multisite clinical study provide a clear answer to that question.
In a high powered meeting with senior officers of the Health Ministry, Ms Preeti Sudan, Secretary (HFW) reviewed the state of preparedness and action taken to deal with H1N1 influenza cases, here today. Additional Secretary (Health) Shri Sanjeeva Kumar, DCGI Dr S Reddy, Directors and Senior Officials from NCDC and representatives from EMR were also present in the meeting.
The Indian healthcare sector is diversifying rapidly and new opportunities are emerging in every segment. This has made India very critical in the current global healthcare scenario. Foreign investments have made the medical devices market a fast moving sector contributing significantly to the GDP. In its endeavor to fuel this growth and present a plethora of opportunities for Indian healthcare space to connect with the medical world, exchange ideas, invest and explore new growth avenues, Medical Fair India is back with it’s 25th edition. Medical Fair India (MFI) 2019 is slated to be held from 21st - 23rd February at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
EMA has published public consultation its updated scientific advice on the categorisation of antimicrobials . The scientific advice refines the classification of these medicines according to the risk their use in animals causes to public health through the possible development of antimicrobial resistance.
As per information of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI), an organization under Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change estimated more than 8,000 species of medicinal plants are found in India.
Researchers have found that treating psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, with biologic drugs that target immune system activity can reduce the early plaque buildup that clogs arteries, restricts blood flow, and leads to heart attacks and stroke. The findings highlight how immunotherapies that treat inflammatory conditions might play a role in the reduction of cardiovascular disease risks. The study, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, appears online today in the journal Cardiovascular Research.
The Ministry of AYUSH is organising State AYUSH and Health Ministers Conference on 6-2-2019 at New Delhi. The AYUSH /Health Ministers along with senior Officers from all the State and UT Government have been invited to participate in deliberation related to issues concerning AYUSH Sector.