HEALTH BULLETIN

HEALTH BULLETIN

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.

2y ago

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.

2y ago

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.

2y ago

Health Bulletin / 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.

2y ago

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.

2y ago

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

2y ago

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.

2y ago

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.

2y ago

Children of mothers with diabetes during pregnancy have an increased risk of eye problems

A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) finds that mothers who have diabetes before or during their pregnancy are more likely to have children who go on to develop eye problems.

2y ago

Diabetes is associated with a significant increase in the risk of hospitalisation and mortality

A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) finds that individuals with diabetes are significantly more likely to be hospitalised and have a greater risk of dying from infections, and this elevated risk is more pronounced in younger adults with diabetes.

2y ago

Muscle and nerve pathology in patients with COVID-19

Neuromuscular complications have been reported in patients with COVID-19, but the effect of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) on nerves and muscles is unclear. To address this question, two research groups examined nerve and muscle biopsies from autopsies of patients with COVID-19.

2y ago

Experts call for urgent action to improve physical activity worldwide

Not enough progress has been made to address physical inactivity worldwide, with adolescents and people living with disabilities (PLWD) among the least likely

2y ago

Poorer people less likely to be tested for SARS-CoV-2, more likely to be hospitalised, enter ICU and die

New research from Switzerland presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) shows that people living in poorer neighbourhoods were less likely to be tested for COVID-19 but more likely to test positive, be hospitalised, or die, compared with those in more wealthy areas.

2y ago

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.

2y ago

Differences in countries’ COVID-19 guidelines created confusion

New research revealed that variation in national and international guidelines on respiratory protection created confusion among healthcare professionals.

3y ago

FDA warns about limits of SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a letter warning healthcare providers about the limits of serological tests to detect SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.

4y ago

Hypertension treatment tied to lower risk for Dementia, Alzheimer’s

Antihypertensive treatment is associated with lower risk for dementia in older adults with high blood pressure, a meta-analysis in the Lancet Neurology finds.

4y ago

Improved support after self-harm needed to reduce suicide risk

To reduce the high risk of suicide after hospital attendance for self-harm, improved clinical management is needed for all patients – including comprehensive assessment of the patients’ mental state, needs, and risks, as well as implementation of risk reduction strategies, including safety planning.

4y ago
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