Antibiotics may have adverse impact on immune system of children

Scientists want to know whether taking antibiotics early in life can disrupt your immune system function lifelong. Regardless of our age, antibiotics at least temporarily wipe out many of the good gut bacteria, or microbiota, that help us digest and use food and eliminate waste. That may be particularly problematic for children because, up to … Read more

Anthim injection approved to treat inhalational anthrax

U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Anthim (obiltoxaximab) injection to treat inhalational anthrax in combination with appropriate antibacterial drugs. Anthim is also approved to prevent inhalational anthrax when alternative therapies are not available or not appropriate. Inhalational anthrax is a rare disease that can occur after exposure to infected animals or contaminated animal products, or … Read more

Reducing added sugar improves health in obese kids in 9 days

Reducing consumption of added sugar has the power to reverse a cluster of chronic metabolic diseases, including high cholesterol and blood pressure, in children in as little as 9 days. Sugar is metabolically harmful not because of its calories or its effects on weight; rather sugar is metabolically harmful because it’s sugar. The study is … Read more

New mothers do not receive infant care advice from physicians

Many new mothers do not receive advice from physicians on aspects of infant care such as sleep position, breastfeeding, immunization and pacifier use, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Health care practitioner groups have issued recommendations and guidelines on all these aspects of infant care, based on research which has … Read more

Better access to AYUSH services in India

Government of India has approved and notified National AYUSH Mission (NAM) for better access to AYUSH services; strengthening of AYUSH educational institutions, facilitate the enforcement of quality control of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani & Homoeopathy (ASU &H) drugs and sustainable availability of ASU & H raw-materials in the States/UTs including Andhra Pradesh and Telangana during … Read more

Provenge – Sipuleucel-T may have added benefit in prostate cancer

Sipuleucel-T in prostate cancer: Indication of added benefit – Sipuleucel-T (trade name Provenge) has been approved since September 2014 for men with metastatic prostate cancer who have few or no symptoms and do not yet require chemotherapy. In the dossier assessment conducted by the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) in January 2015, no added benefit could be derived for sipuleucel-T.

Talk therapy in psychosocial counseling reduces suicide risk substantially

Suicide risk falls substantially after talk therapy — Researchers find repeat suicide attempts and deaths by suicide plummet even years after treatment – Repeat suicide attempts and deaths by suicide were roughly 25 percent lower among a group of Danish people who underwent voluntary short-term psychosocial counseling after a suicide attempt, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.

E-cigarettes may boost virulence of drug-resistant pathogens

E-cigarettes may boost resistance of drug-resistant pathogens – Despite being touted by their manufacturers as a healthy alternative to cigarettes, e-cigarettes appear in a laboratory study to increase the virulence of drug- resistant and potentially life-threatening bacteria, while decreasing the ability of human cells to kill these bacteria.

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