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

Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 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,…

Product News: Positive Results from Pioneering Salford Lung Study Published in The Lancet – SelectScience

Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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New clinical trial might change standard treatment for melanoma – Press Herald

Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017

In a head-to-head comparison of two immunotherapy drugs used to prevent relapse in certain patients with advanced melanoma, one treatment was the clear winner – and it’s not the one that most people get. The international study released Sunday involved 900 patients whose tumors were removed by surgery but who remained at high risk of recurrence of melanoma, an often aggressive form of skin cancer. The drugs were used as…

Things you should know today: 9/7/2017 – Universe.byu.edu

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

Irma lashes at Puerto Rico, leaves tiny Barbuda devastated High winds and rain sweep through the streets of the Matelnillo community during the passage of hurricane Irma, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. The US territory was first to declare a state of emergency las Monday, as the National Hurricane Center forecast that the storm would strike the Island Wednesday. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti) Hurricane Irma further devastated the…

Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brain – Universe.byu.edu

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

This combination of photos provided by Boston University shows sections from a normal brain, top, and from the brain of former University of Texas football player Greg Ploetz, bottom, in stage IV of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. According to a report released on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by the Journal of the American Medical Association, research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to…

Data Published in The Lancet Shows Positive Results at Primary Endpoint in the Treatment of Resistant Hypertension … – GlobeNewswire (press release)

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vascular Dynamics, Inc. (VDI), a privately held medical device company developing novel solutions for the treatment of hypertension, today announced European results of the company’s first-in-human trial of its MobiusHD® implant published in The Lancet.  The publication reported an average reduction of 24-hour ambulatory systolic blood pressure of 21 mmHg from baseline in the 30 European patients 6 months after implantation….

Your low-fat diet could kill you, says new study of 135000 people by The Lancet – The Australian Financial Review

Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017

Last year Public Health England suggested increasing the proportion of starchy carbohydrates in the diet. Lead researcher Dr Mahshid Dehghan said: “A high carbohydrate diet – greater than 60 per cent of energy – is associated with higher risk of mortality. Higher intake of fats, including saturated fats, are associated with lower risk of mortality.” But diet had little impact on heart death risk, suggesting it had a greater impact…

New drug reduces heart attacks, but is that enough? – Merced Sun-Star

Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017

So-so results for a new type of cholesterol drug have left Merck in a quandary: Does the company try to bring it to market or scrap it? A large, long-term study of the drug showed that it prevents heart attacks and reduces the need for heart procedures, while three similar drugs developed by rivals failed. But the drug, anacetrapib, only reduced those complications by 9 percent. Now Merck, which has…

New drug reduces heart attacks, but is that enough? – Las Vegas Sun

Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Associated Press Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 | 12:15 a.m. TRENTON, N.J. — So-so results for a new type of cholesterol drug have left Merck in a quandary: Does the company try to bring it to market or scrap it? A large, long-term study of the drug showed that it prevents heart attacks and reduces the need for heart procedures, while three similar drugs developed by rivals failed. But the drug,…

Study in Lancet Challenges Diet Wisdom About Fat, Vegetables – AJMC.com Managed Markets Network

Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

<!– –> That BLT you had for lunch? Turns out it’s not the bacon that should worry you. The lettuce and tomato? No, they’ve always been OK. The culprit? Let’s hope you had it on whole wheat, and just a regular sandwich. The club with the extra bread slice—there’s carbohydrates you don’t need. Maybe you know this already, but researchers reporting in The Lancet have confirmed it after poring…

Huge new study casts doubt on conventional wisdom about fat and carbs – STAT

Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

F at, once a dirty word when it came to diet, has been edging back toward respectability. New results from a huge international study help continue to reshape its image while at the same time casting doubt on the wisdom of eating lots of carbohydrates and questioning the “more is better” recommendations for eating fruits and vegetables. The latest evidence comes from data released Tuesday by the international Prospective Urban Rural…

A first: Drug lowers heart risks by curbing inflammation – CNBC

Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Low-fat diet could kill you, major study shows – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Low-fat diets could raise the risk of early death by almost one quarter, a major study has found. The Lancet study of 135,000 adults found those who cut back on fats had far shorter lives than those enjoying plenty of butter, cheese and meats. Researchers said the study was at odds with repeated health advice to cut down on fats. Those doing so tended to eat far too much stodgy food…

New drug reduces heart attacks, but is that enough? – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

So-so results for a new type of cholesterol drug have left Merck in a quandary: Does the company try to bring it to market or scrap it? A large, long-term study of the drug showed that it prevents heart attacks and reduces the need for heart procedures, while three similar drugs developed by rivals failed. But the drug, anacetrapib, only reduced those complications by 9 percent. Now Merck, which has…

Missouri representative praises Trump’s transgender military ban – Kansas City Star

Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017

U.S. Rep. Vicki Hartzler, a Republican from Missouri, praised President Donald Trump Friday for instructing the U.S. military to reject openly transgender recruits and withhold most payments for sex reassignment surgeries for those already serving. Hartzler had for weeks pressured Trump, a fellow Republican, to reverse an Obama administration policy that enabled transgender troops to serve openly and undergo sex reassignment surgery while under military health care. A statement about…

Lancet: more than 70000 extra care home places needed by 2025 – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sir Andrew Dilnot, who led a report on reform of elderly care, last night said the research showed an urgent need for a substantial investment in services, with too many pensioners were left living in fear that the costs would overwhelm them. The research led by Newcastle University said almost 190,000 new care home places will be needed by 2035 to accommodate soaring demand. The study found that gains in…

Lancet Commission Claims a Third of Dementia Cases Are Preventable – Alzforum

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

11 Aug 2017 Spurred by the 2013 G8 Dementia Summit in London and by the First WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia in March 2015, The Lancet commissioned an expert project to review available evidence and recommend how best to manage and prevent dementia. The group’s report, “Dementia Prevention, Intervention, and Care,” was released to coincide with a symposium on the topic at this year’s Alzheimer’ Association International…

8.8 million blind in India in 2015, says study in Lancet – The Indian Express

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

Although rates of blindness and vision impairment have gone down in recent years, the number of cases has risen as the world population has aged 16-year-old boy ‘raped’ for a year, names 15 teens In his 50th Test, Cheteshwar Pujara knocks on the door of the pantheon Dileep had a wife when he married Manju Warrier: Reports As many as 8.8 million people in India were found to be blind…