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Lancet panel cautions about duration of blood cancer treatment

High level commission raises red flag about current methods of reporting adverse events Survival rates for blood cancers – including lymphoma, myeloma and some types...

More than one drink per day could increase risks of cardiovascular...

A new study analysed drinking habits around the world and recommended lowering alcohol intake limitsMore than one drink a day could be associated with...

Chemical coated mosquito nets could drastically improve malaria situation: Lancet

India has one of the largest numbers of malaria cases - in 2017 there were 5,33,481 cases and 107 deathsThe good old mosquito net with...

Taxes on soft drinks, alcohol, tobacco can stall the NCD epidemic:...

New analysis shows that contrary to the perception that it would hit the poorest the most, it is these sections that will gain Taxes on...

Lancet study implicates genes in “cot deaths” – sudden death in...

The mutations are very rare and not the sole cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)Genes that lead to impairment of breathing muscles could...

Despite high burden, lower back pain is often mistreated, says Lancet...

There is a tendency to prescribe more expensive interventions, researchers found Lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting an estimated 540...

Shortage of pathologists affecting care levels in low, middle income countries

Pathology services are central to the detection, treatment and monitoring of infectious diseases Pathology is the cornerstone of modern medicine, ensuring that patients are correctly...

Costs of Paris Climate Agreement high, but India, China to benefit...

India will account for roughly 43% health savings and China for 55%. The costs of implementing the Paris Climate Agreement between 2020-2050 could be outweighed...

Researchers identify five different types of diabetes, not just two

In the study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, scientists suggested treatment decisions should be taken with the new classification Diabetes may have more...

CT colonography does not lead to post-imaging colorectal cancers relative to...

Most post-imaging colorectal cancers arise from errors; radiologist training could help reduce it Computed Tomography Colonography (CTC), also known as Virtual Colonoscopy is a medical...

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Outbreak of an eye infection in contact lens wearers

An outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, has been identified in contact lens wearers A threefold increase in Acanthamoeba...

Alcohol kills more than 3 mn each year, most of them...

Harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year, most of them men. More than 3 million people died as a result...

Diet rich in fish, fruits & nuts lowers stroke risk

Mediterranean diet can lower stroke risk, especially in women.Fruits and nuts are the key to keeping stroke away. And some fish. One of the largest...