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Health Care PGI doctors to boycott work today onwards in protest against NMC Bill
Author: 0 PGI doctors to boycott work today onwards in protest against NMC Bill

At AIIMS, resident doctors resumed emergency services around midnight but non-essential services, including OPD, remained suspended. When contacted, RDA President, Safdarjung hospital, Prakash Thakur, said that protest will continue. On Thursday, Rajya Sabha had passed the National Medical Commission Bill for replacing the corruption-plagued MCI with a new body, in what was described by the government as one of the biggest reforms for medical education in the country.

Health Care Kamala Harris reveals a different type of Medicare for All
Author: 0 Kamala Harris reveals a different type of Medicare for All

Biden, the front-runner right now in the 2020 Democratic race and the only top-tier contender who doesn't support a single-payer Medicare-for-all system, has repeatedly taken jabs this month at Harris over a lack of straightforwardness on how she'd pay for her plan.

Health Care Rwanda Briefly Shuts Congo Border Over Ebola Fears
Author: 0 Rwanda Briefly Shuts Congo Border Over Ebola Fears

The announcement to close the border came just hours after a third case of Ebola was recorded in Goma, widening the scope of the epidemic on its first anniversary. A government official told The EastAfrican that the Ministry of Health would give more details on the border closure but confirmed that the move was due to fears of the spread of the deadly virus.

Health Care Mayo Clinic Retains Top 'Best Hospital' Ranking
Author: 0 Mayo Clinic Retains Top 'Best Hospital' Ranking

The Mayo Clinic was the only hospital to rank in the top five for cardiology and heart surgery , cancer and orthopedics. The annual Best Hospital rankings and ratings, now in their 30 year, are created to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for health conditions and common elective procedures.

Health Care Trump administration to allow Americans to access lower-cost drugs from Canada
Author: 0 Trump administration to allow Americans to access lower-cost drugs from Canada

HHS Secretary Alex Azar said that he has had a prior discussion with Canada about importation - and that it would be up to U.S. states, pharmacies and distributors to address any obstacles. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America says there's "no way to guarantee the safety of drugs" coming from outside the United States. During Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate, multiple candidates talked about the need to lower prescription drug costs.

Health Care 2nd confirmed Ebola case in Congo's city of Goma dies
Author: 0 2nd confirmed Ebola case in Congo's city of Goma dies

The Ebola outbreak was declared a " public health emergency " by the WHO on July 17. Goma , a city of around two million people, sits on the border with Rwanda and acts as a busy transportation hub, running an global airport and overseeing around 15,000 border crossings each day.

Health Care Pfizer to absorb Mylan Pharmaceuticals
Author: 0 Pfizer to absorb Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Robert J. Coury, Mylan's current chairman, will be executive chairman of the new firm. Mylan shares jumped 20% to $22.10, while Pfizer shares slipped almost 2% to $42.34 in early trading on Monday. Second-quarter adjusted earnings were $1.03 a share, topping the 95 cents average of Wall Street's estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Based on Monday's share price, the company is worth around $11 billion.

Health Care Kamala Harris unveils healthcare plan: 5 things to know
Author: 0 Kamala Harris unveils healthcare plan: 5 things to know

Kamala Harris released the details of her healthcare plan July 29, a few days before the second Democratic presidential debate . U.S. Sen. Cory Booker , D-N.J. And healthcare providers are similarly going to wonder how much they will be paid through the plan - one of the biggest questions surrounding Sanders' Medicare for All plan.

Health Care AU to pool African resources to support Ebola response in DRC
Author: 0 AU to pool African resources to support Ebola response in DRC

Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management and the EU's Ebola Co-ordinator, said: "The fight against the epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo stands at a crucial juncture". According to MSF, reported cases since early June average between 75 and 100 each week. The WHO declared the Ebola outbreak an worldwide health emergency earlier in July, after the haemorrhagic fever spread to Goma, a major urban centre near the border with Rwanda.

Health Care Deadly fungal disease might be linked to climate change, study suggests
Author: 0 Deadly fungal disease might be linked to climate change, study suggests

The Center for Disease Control has labeled C. auris a " serious global health threat ". Arturo Casadevall , an author of the study shared, the fungal infections have not been very common in humans. The researchers acknowledge that climate change is likely just one of many factors that led to its emergence. "Fortunately, Candida auris has not spread too wide swaths of the inhabitants, and wholesome individuals hardly ever develop an infection", he writes.

Health Care Brain-eating amoeba kills Guilford County man; how to keep yourself safe
Author: 0 Brain-eating amoeba kills Guilford County man; how to keep yourself safe

However, engaging in extreme water sports can be fatal if the water is forced up the nose during water activities like diving or water-skiing, officials said. Naegleria fowleri is commonly referred to as the "brain-eating amoeba" as it can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM).

Health Care No Ebola cases outside DR Congo: WHO report
Author: 0 No Ebola cases outside DR Congo: WHO report

Last week, the (WHO) World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global health emergency. In his resignation letter, health minister Oly Illunga says in a war - which is what the fight against EBOLA has become - it creates confusion having several centres of decision making.

Health Care DRC Ebola crisis poses global threat
Author: 0 DRC Ebola crisis poses global threat

In a resignation letter posted on his Twitter account, Oly Ilunga noted that there was an "interference in the management of the response" to the outbreak. "Use this as an opportunity to review and strengthen your systems", said CARPHA's Executive Director Dr Joy St John. PHEIC was first defined in 2005, when an "extraordinary event poses a public health threat to other nations through the spread of disease and requires a more robust and coordinated global response", explains WHO.

Health Care WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DRC 'public health emergency of worldwide concern'
Author: 0 WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DRC 'public health emergency of worldwide concern'

The Committee expressed disappointment about delays in funding which have constrained the response. While Ghebreyesus said Wednesday that he hopes countries continue to contribute funding to the response, the emergency declaration is meant as a call for strengthened and streamlined global effort to slow the outbreak, which has thus far infected more than 2,400 people.

Health Care Risky heat & humidity through the weekend
Author: 0 Risky heat & humidity through the weekend

Cities like Toledo, Cleveland and Fremont will see an index, which is what the temperature will feel like, as high as 110F with the highest index occurring in the late afternoon and early evening. Never leave children or pets in your vehicle. Regardless of the type of warning, keep this message in mind: this heat will be risky if you do not take the proper precautions to stay hydrated and limit time outdoors.

Health Care World hunger not going down, obesity growing
Author: 0 World hunger not going down, obesity growing

The United Nations reported on Monday that more than 821 million people suffered from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition worldwide past year. To achieve self-sufficiency and ultimately food security in Africa, Sijbesma says richer donor countries need to show they are serious about helping to eradicate malnutrition and hunger by investing in agriculture and local food manufacturing instead so that African countries can become self-sufficient.

Health Care In eastern DR Congo, influx of Ebola money is source of friction
Author: 0 In eastern DR Congo, influx of Ebola money is source of friction

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been declared a "Public health emergency of global concern", a rare designation only used for the gravest of epidemics. "Together with the government, we can and will end this outbreak". Jonathan Ball, a professor of molecular virology at Britain's University of Nottingham, said the latest cases showed current efforts were not effective enough to halt the epidemic, which "is showing no signs of letting up".

Health Care DR Congo urges calm as Ebola emerges in Goma READ MORE
Author: 0 DR Congo urges calm as Ebola emerges in Goma READ MORE

As the virus spread to neighboring Uganda last month, other neighboring countries such as Zambia and Tanzania have intensified surveillance at borders in the wake of increased Ebola cases in the DRC . "The risk of spreading the disease in the rest of the city Goma is low as the patient was isolated and transferred to the Goma treatment center upon Ebola arrival", the ministry said on Twitter .

Health Care WHO declares Ebola epidemic in DR Congo an international emergency
Author: 0 WHO declares Ebola epidemic in DR Congo an international emergency

In a statement published on Wednesday, July 17, WHO announced that a Public Health Emergency of International Concern has been declared in the DR Congo Ebola outbreak. The previous global emergencies, under a system introduced after the 2004 Asian SARS epidemic, were the 2013-2016 West African Ebola epidemic that killed over 11,300 people, the 2009 flu pandemic, polio in 2014 and the Zika virus that caused a spate of birth defects across Latin America.

Health Care 16% decline in HIV cases since 2010: UNAIDS
Author: 0 16% decline in HIV cases since 2010: UNAIDS

South Africa was chosen out of 193 United Nations member states to host the release of the report . Six months to this deadline, this target is far from being achieved. "This means that while we are seeing positive and welcome progress in some places, which we should definitely celebrate, in other places marginalised and criminalised populations continue to be left behind and progress is either stalling or reversing".

Health Care New study shows how screen time impacts teen depression
Author: 0 New study shows how screen time impacts teen depression

Social media and television are forms of media that frequently expose adolescents to images of others operating in more prosperous situations, such as other adolescents with ideal bodies and a more exciting or rich lifestyle. The researchers featured their research in JAMA Pediatrics on July 15. Dr. Patricia Conrod, the senior author and a professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal and researcher at the Sainte-Justine Research Centre, said she hopes the study will help guide the ...

Health Care Young children have highest rate of Ebola infection in DRC
Author: 0 Young children have highest rate of Ebola infection in DRC

The International Rescue Committee's Ebola emergency response director, Tariq Riebl, said: "People are still afraid to come to health clinics if they are experiencing Ebola symptoms". Goma had been making ready for the arrival of Ebola for a year, organizing hand-washing stations and making certain that moto-taxi drivers do not share helmets.

Health Care Congo tracing contacts of first Ebola case in eastern city
Author: 0 Congo tracing contacts of first Ebola case in eastern city

The health ministry confirmed in a series of tweets that a sick pastor tested positive for the virus in a centre in Goma arriving there by a bus from Butembo on Sunday, Al Jazeera reported . "God help us if Ebola is now in Goma", said Baudouine Rudahigwa, 30, who immediately feared the case could prompt restrictions against her and fellow residents.

Health Care Healthcare Providers ETF Breaks Out After White House Ends Drug Rebate Rule
Author: 0 Healthcare Providers ETF Breaks Out After White House Ends Drug Rebate Rule

The abandoned plan would have required health insurers to pass billions of dollars in rebates they receive from drugmakers onto Medicare patients. The proposals are all aimed at lowering the cost of prescription medicines in the USA, which are among the highest in the world and have risen well above inflation in recent years, and have become something of a flagship campaign for Trump.

Health Care Study finds possible link between sugary drinks and cancer
Author: 0 Study finds possible link between sugary drinks and cancer

The researchers found that participants who consumed around 3 ounces of soda, juice, or similar other beverages daily had an overall 18-percent increase in cancer risk and a 22-percent spike in breast cancer risk. Touvier said her team observed that sugar seemed to be the main driver of the link. Participants were followed up with for up nine years. The authors warned that this finding should be interpreted with caution, as this type of beverage had a relatively low consumption among the ...

Health Care US Appeals Court Debating Future of Obamacare
Author: 0 US Appeals Court Debating Future of Obamacare

Things like calorie counts on restaurant menus, the availability of generic drugs at cheaper prices, and coverage for those with preexisting conditions would no longer exist should the courts rule the ACA unconstitutional. The lawsuit, spearheaded by the Texas Attorney General's Office, was filed after Congress, in 2017, zeroed out a tax the Affordable Care Act imposed on those without insurance.