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India’s child mortality rates declining: Lancet – The Hindu

Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017

India’s child mortality rate has always been a cause for concern, but a recent study published in the medical journal Lancet suggests that the situation may be changing for the better. The study shows a significant decline in cause-specific child mortality rates between 2000 and 2015 in the country. The faster declines in child mortality after 2005 (average annual decline of 3.4% for neonatal mortality and 5.9% for 1 to…

Physical activity for 2½ hours every week can prevent 1 in 12 deaths: Lancet study – The Indian Express

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

WHO recommends that adults aged 18-64 do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity through the week, as well as muscle strengthening exercises at least twice a week. (Representational image) Akshay Kumar tweets THANK YOU to fans who celebrated his birthday by organising free food, books, medical check-ups for the poor Harry Potter’s Hogwarts letter auctioned for £7,000! Video: Alibaba billionaire founder Jack Ma pulls off the COOLEST Michael…

India prevented 1 mn child deaths since 2005: Lancet – ETHealthworld.com

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Toronto: India has averted nearly one million deaths of children under five years of age since 2005, owing to a significant decrease in deaths from preventable diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, tetanus and measles, according to a study, led by a researcher of Indian-origin. The decline began accelerating in 2005 and was fastest between 2010 and 2015 in urban areas and richer states. However, nearly three times that number could…

Blue Cross official authors health IT article in New England Journal of Medicine – The Advocate

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

Advances in health care information technology and greater use of electronic health records and digital tools will drive better decision making and improve patients’ health, according to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s chief medical officer. Lead author Dr. Vindell Washington and co-authors Drs. David Blumenthal, Karen DeSalvo and Farzad Mostashari, all former National Coordinators for Health Information Technology for the U.S. Department of Health and…

Lancet Editorial, Opinion Piece Examine GBD Study’s Evolution, Challenges Ahead – Kaiser Family Foundation

Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Lancet Editorial, Opinion Piece Examine GBD Study’s Evolution, Challenges Ahead Sep 15, 2017 The Lancet: Life, death, and disability in 2016 Editorial Board “… The [Global Burden of Diseases (GBD)] is a herculean effort that annually tracks disease burden across countries, time, age, and sex. … Overall, the findings [in this year’s report] show that the world is becoming healthier, but progress is uneven. People are living longer, but with more…

Lancet Editorial, Opinion Piece Examine GBD Study’s Evolution, Challenges Ahead – Kaiser Family Foundation

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Lancet Editorial, Opinion Piece Examine GBD Study’s Evolution, Challenges Ahead Sep 15, 2017 The Lancet: Life, death, and disability in 2016 Editorial Board “… The [Global Burden of Diseases (GBD)] is a herculean effort that annually tracks disease burden across countries, time, age, and sex. … Overall, the findings [in this year’s report] show that the world is becoming healthier, but progress is uneven. People are living longer, but with more…

A fifth of global deaths linked to bad diet last year, Lancet study shows – South China Morning Post

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Poor diet – a combination of unhealthy eating in rich countries and inadequate nutrition in poor countries – was linked to one in five deaths worldwide last year, researchers said on Friday. “Among all forms of malnutrition, poor dietary habits – particularly low intake of healthy foods – is the leading risk factor for mortality,” researchers concluded. Deaths as a result of a so-called lifestyle disease, diabetes, went up by…

India lags behind in meeting UN’s 2030 health target: Lancet – Hindustan Times

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

India ranks 127 in terms of meeting the UN’s health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with low scores on air pollution, sanitation, hepatitis B and child wasting, according to a global health review published in The Lancet on Wednesday. The Global Burden of Disease study provides new estimates on where the world currently stands in terms of meeting these goals, showing that while some countries have made significant improvements,…

A fifth of global deaths linked to diet last year, Lancet study shows – South China Morning Post

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Poor diet – a combination of unhealthy eating in rich countries and inadequate nutrition in poor countries – was linked to one in five deaths worldwide last year, researchers said on Friday. “Among all forms of malnutrition, poor dietary habits – particularly low intake of healthy foods – is the leading risk factor for mortality,” researchers concluded. Deaths as a result of a so-called lifestyle disease, diabetes, went up by…

India lags behind in meeting UN’s 2030 health target: Lancet – Hindustan Times

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

India ranks 127 in terms of meeting the UN’s health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with low scores on air pollution, sanitation, hepatitis B and child wasting, according to a global health review published in The Lancet on Wednesday. The Global Burden of Disease study provides new estimates on where the world currently stands in terms of meeting these goals, showing that while some countries have made significant improvements,…

India lags behind in meeting UN’s 2030 health target: Lancet – Hindustan Times

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

India ranks 127 in terms of meeting the UN’s health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with low scores on air pollution, sanitation, hepatitis B and child wasting, according to a global health review published in The Lancet on Wednesday. The Global Burden of Disease study provides new estimates on where the world currently stands in terms of meeting these goals, showing that while some countries have made significant improvements,…

India lags behind in meeting UN’s 2030 health target: Lancet – Hindustan Times

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

India ranks 127 in terms of meeting the UN’s health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with low scores on air pollution, sanitation, hepatitis B and child wasting, according to a global health review published in The Lancet on Wednesday. The Global Burden of Disease study provides new estimates on where the world currently stands in terms of meeting these goals, showing that while some countries have made significant improvements,…

Romosozumab ARCH study results published in the New England Journal of Medicine – Hospital Healthcare Europe

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

UCB and Amgen have announced detailed results from the Phase III ARCH study showing that 12 months of romosozumab followed by alendronate was superior in reducing new vertebral, clinical, non-vertebral and hip fracture risk in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture, compared with alendronate alone. Overall adverse events and serious adverse events were generally similar between the treatment groups with the exception of the previously reported imbalance…

Turkey among high achievers in universal healthcare – Daily Sabah

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Turkey, along with China, Rwanda, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea and Laos, recorded the biggest improvements in universal health care between 2000 and 2016, which translated into better vaccine coverage, as well as fewer child deaths and malaria infections, according to a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-sponsored study published by the medical journal Lancet yesterday. The study reviewed the progress made by 188 countries toward achieving the U.N.’s Sustainable…

India lags behind in meeting UN’s 2030 health target: Lancet – Hindustan Times

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

India ranks 127 in terms of meeting the UN’s health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with low scores on air pollution, sanitation, hepatitis B and child wasting, according to a global health review published in The Lancet on Wednesday. The Global Burden of Disease study provides new estimates on where the world currently stands in terms of meeting these goals, showing that while some countries have made significant improvements,…

India lags behind in meeting UN’s 2030 health target: Lancet – Hindustan Times

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

India ranks 127 in terms of meeting the UN’s health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with low scores on air pollution, sanitation, hepatitis B and child wasting, according to a global health review published in The Lancet on Wednesday. The Global Burden of Disease study provides new estimates on where the world currently stands in terms of meeting these goals, showing that while some countries have made significant improvements,…

India lags behind in meeting UN’s 2030 health target: Lancet – Hindustan Times

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

India ranks 128th in terms of meeting the UN’s health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with low scores on air pollution, sanitation, hepatitis B and child wasting, according to a global health review published in The Lancet on Wednesday. The Global Burden of Disease study provides new estimates on where the world currently stands in terms of meeting these goals, showing that while some countries have made significant improvements,…

India lags behind in meeting UN’s 2030 health target: Lancet – Hindustan Times

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

India ranks 128th in terms of meeting the UN’s health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with low scores on air pollution, sanitation, hepatitis B and child wasting, according to a global health review published in The Lancet on Wednesday. The Global Burden of Disease study provides new estimates on where the world currently stands in terms of meeting these goals, showing that while some countries have made significant improvements,…

When Older Sib Has Autism, Vax Rates Drop (New England Journal of Medicine – MedPage Today

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Families with children with autism spectrum disorder are less likely to vaccinate subsequent children, and more likely to cite adverse effects from vaccines, researchers found. Writing in the Correspondence section of the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers in California found the rate of vaccination was lower among children who had an older sibling with autism spectrum disorder than it was among “low-risk infants.” Moreover, the authors…