Theme: #VaccinesWork World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world today. The theme this year is Protected Together: Vaccines Work!, and the campaign will celebrate Vaccine Heroes from around the world – from parents and community members to health workers and innovators – who help ensure we are all protected through the power of vaccines. Vast progress but fragile gains In 2017, the number of children immunized – 116.2 million – was the highest ever reported. Since 2010, 113 countries have introduced new vaccines, and more than 20 million additional children have been vaccinated. But despite gains, all ...
There are many people who don’t exercise regularly and when they occasionally do, they often overexert themselves, which could lead to severe muscle pain after 24-72 hours. This condition is termed as delayed onset muscle soreness. Several research works suggested that the consumption of antioxidants might prevent this condition however the results were inconclusive.
The AD-36 virus improves blood-sugar and cholesterol levels. Dhurandhar explained, “We think the virus infects fat cells, causing them to divide and grow faster than normal; your body may produce more fat cells, but that means there’s less fat left to travel to your liver and blood.”
Hepatitis C is a chronic, potentially fatal disease affecting the liver and is caused by a viral infection most frequently transmitted through large or repeated direct percutaneous exposures to infected blood. The two most common exposures associated with transmission of HCV are blood transfusion and injection drug use. It proves to be deadly because it develops silently i.e. it does not produce any marked signs and symptoms until it has progressed to an advanced stage.
AutoDietary has got a microphone on the back to record the food chewing sound. This information will be sent to a connected smartphone via Bluetooth. The sound will then be uploaded to the cloud database, where it would be compared with existing chewing data for varied foods.
There is a statement going around among orthopaedists and rheumatologists that the weather changes could trigger joint pain. But it is actually the patients who visit them, who convey this myth. Is there any truth behind it?
Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids regulate the functioning of proteins and keeps inflammation totally under control. Still more research work is going on, in order to connect fish and cardiovascular systems in a beneficial manner.
It had been a few years since the last systematic literature review of the effect health information technology (HIT) has on patient outcomes, and much has changed since. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 encouraged widespread electronic health record (EHR) adoption, vaulting them to near-ubiquity.
GSK China and Ali Health jointly announced a strategic partnership to launch an innovative adult vaccination service system. The system will include online disease education and consultation, online HCP appointment booking, and deliver convenient online-to-offline (O2O) end-to-end service for users. Moreover, community healthcare service centres nationwide can utilise this platform to manage vaccination enquiries and requests. This will help enhance efficiency at the centres and help reduce costs and workload, thus optimising public healthcare institutions’s resources. By year-end, the platform is expected to cover 1500 community healthcare service centres in more than one hundred cities nationwide, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Wuhan.
TAI Diagnostics, Inc., focused on developing innovative diagnostic tests for monitoring the health of transplanted organs, announced the final closing of a $10 million Series A preferred equity financing. The company has now raised over $21 million since its inception. The proceeds of this financing will support on-going research and development of TAI’s innovative cell-free DNA (cfDNA) transplant monitoring technology, clinical studies, and the upcoming commercial launch of its post-transplant monitoring assays performed by its CLIA and CAP accredited reference laboratory.
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