EVENTS / Management of Diabetes during Ramadan

Diabetes is one of the four major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) contributing to global morbidity and mortality. There are over 150 million Muslims with diabetes worldwide. So, Ramadan has a major impact on Diabetes management in the Muslim population.

Health Bulletin / Stroke recurrence and long-term mortality

The risk for recurrence in patients with either ischemic stroke (IS) or intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is substantial, especially with poor risk factor control. The impact of a first stroke versus a recurrent stroke on future events has not been well studied.

Cervical cancer rates reduced by 87% in vaccinated women

Cervical cancer rates are 87% lower in women who were offered vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) when they were between the ages of 12-13 than in previous generations, confirms a new study published in The Lancet.

Can a salt substitute lower the incidence of stroke?

Reducing dietary sodium, in combination with increasing dietary potassium, can lower blood pressure (BP) in some “salt-sensitive” people.

Delta variant doubles risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation compared to alpha variant

People infected with the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant have approximately double the risk of hospitalisation compared with those infected with the

Is methylprednisolone better than dexamethasone for severe COVID-19?

Dexamethasone prevents some deaths among hypoxaemic patients with COVID-19. However, methylprednisolone achieves higher lung tissue concentrations than dexamethasone, raising questions about whether it would be more effective.

Management of Diabetes during Ramadan

Diabetes is one of the four major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) contributing to global morbidity and mortality. There are over 150 million Muslims with diabetes worldwide. So, Ramadan has a major impact on Diabetes management in the Muslim population.

Stroke recurrence and long-term mortality

The risk for recurrence in patients with either ischemic stroke (IS) or intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is substantial, especially with poor risk factor control. The impact of a first stroke versus a recurrent stroke on future events has not been well studied.

Experts set out future of autism care and treatment with focus on personalised approaches

A new, comprehensive model of autism care and treatment that prioritises personalised, stepped care approaches is urgently needed, according to a new international report published in The Lancet.

HIV as a risk factor for sudden cardiac death

People living with HIV (PWH) are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and electrophysiological changes that may lead to sudden cardiac death (SCD). SCD was twice as common in PWH in a recent research published in New England Journal of Medicine; however, one in three fatalities was attributed to overdose.

Pulmonary rehabilitation after hospitalisation for COPD exacerbations

In clinical trials, pulmonary rehabilitation lowers the risk for readmission following hospitalisation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations.

Low energy diets for weight management in adults with Type 2 Diabetes

A new study published in a journal entitled “Diabetologia” finds that low energy diets with formula meal replacements are the most effective

Does taking aspirin before a stroke actually help?

Despite changing recommendations, aspirin is widely used to prevent vascular events such as myocardial infarction and stroke. Studies showed that 15% to 40% of patients with ischemic stroke are already taking aspirin at the stroke time.

Cervical cancer rates reduced by 87% in vaccinated women

Cervical cancer rates are 87% lower in women who were offered vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) when they were between the ages of 12-13 than in previous generations, confirms a new study published in The Lancet.

Drugs to add in lowing high blood pressure

Adding a new medication is associated with better blood pressure lowering. In drug-treated patients with hypertension whose blood pressure

Life after recovering from COVID-19

Until immunisation, the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) killed over 4.9 million people and infected over 200 million according to Worldometer coronavirus update.