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Toronto Public Health recommends meningococcal vaccination due to spike in cases

Toronto/IBNS: Owing to an increase in invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) cases, Toronto Public Health has recommended meningococcal vaccination.

Study finds one in six people who stop antidepressants will experience discontinuation symptoms as a direct result

For someone stopping taking antidepressants, the risk of experiencing one or more discontinuation symptoms (also called withdrawal symptoms), such as dizziness, headache, nausea, insomnia and irritability, due directly to stopping the medication is 15% (equivalent to one in six to seven people), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in The Lancet Psychiatry.

Pakistan records fourth polio case of the year

Pakistan on Saturday reported the fourth case of polio of the current year, reflecting the dismal state of health in the cash-strapped country.

USA: Third human case of bird flu outbreak reported

A second human case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5) virus infection has been identified in the state of Michigan.

16 die of heat-related causes in 2 hours in Bihar hospital

Aurangabad/IBNS: As many as 16 people have died due to heat-related causes in just two hours in the district hospital in Bihar's Aurangabad, media reports said.

Next pandemic is absolutely inevitable, says top British scientist

Patrick Vallance, the UK's former chief scientific advisor, has urged the incoming British government to start preparing since the next pandemic is 'absolutely inevitable'.

If you are planning to get tattooed then think twice since new study says it may increase your risk of cancer by 21 percent

A new study from Lund University in Sweden suggests that tattoos could be a risk factor for cancer in the lymphatic system, or lymphoma. Now, the researchers underline the need for more research on the topic.

There is a link between cognitive decline, stroke and consumption of ultra-processed food, study shows

People who eat more ultra-processed foods like soft drinks, chips and cookies may have a higher risk of having memory and thinking problems and having a stroke than those who eat fewer processed foods, according to a new study published in the May 22, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Study shows impact of air pollution on heart disease will lead to millions of preventable deaths every year unless this action is taken

The impact of air pollution on heart disease will lead to millions of preventable deaths every year unless governments introduce legislation to tackle the issue, a new global report warns.

Lancet study finds ways by which over 750,000 deaths associated with AMR every year in low- and middle-income countries can be prevented

Improving and expanding existing methods to prevent infections, such as hand hygiene, regular cleaning and sterilisation of equipment in healthcare facilities, availability of safe drinking water, effective sanitation and use of paediatric vaccines, could prevent over 750,000 deaths associated with AMR every year in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), estimates a new modelling analysis as part of a new four paper Series published in The Lancet.

There is a link between cognitive decline, stroke and consumption of ultra-processed food, study shows

People who eat more ultra-processed foods like soft drinks, chips and cookies may have a higher risk of having memory and thinking problems and having a stroke than those who eat fewer processed foods, according to a new study published in the May 22, 2024, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

WHO data shows COVID-19 eliminated a decade of progress in global level of life expectancy

Data crunched by the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that the COVID-19 emergency reversed more than a decade of gains in life expectancy, reinforcing the need for countries to agree on a global pandemic treaty to protect future generations.

Managing Childhood Injuries: Addressing Falls as the Most Common and Deadly Threat

Childhood injury is one of the leading causes of death globally. Out of all childhood injuries, falls are the most common causes of injury. Though most injuries sustained from falls may be minor, falls from height causing multiple severe injuries may be a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, with long-term sequelae of severe cognitive and physical disabilities.

Study shows nanoplastics found in human testicles, may be linked to declining men's sperm count

A new study revealed microplastics and nanoplastics have found their way into human testicles with scientists believing it might be the leading cause of declining sperm count in men.

WHO report suggest record spike in sexually transmitted infections

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as syphilis are on the rise in most regions of the world, UN health agency WHO said in a new report on Tuesday.