Health care

WHO blames 4 major industries for 2.7 million deaths a year in Europe

The WHO has blamed four major industries - tobacco, ultra-processed foods (UPF), fossil fuels and alcohol - for 2.7 million annual deaths in Europe, accusing them of obstructing public policies that could harm their profits.

12 June 2024, 13:56

New position paper focuses on optimizing vitamin D levels in global populations

The position paper, prepared on behalf of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Vitamin D Working Group, summarizes the problem of vitamin D deficiency and public health approaches to its prevention globally. 

12 June 2024, 11:06

AI-guided mammography reduces workload by 33% and increases breast cancer detection

The combined approach, in which AI helps radiologists highlight mammograms with flagged lesions, is believed to reduce the workload of radiologists while maintaining screening sensitivity.

06 June 2024, 10:34

FDA approves first mRNA vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus

The FDA has approved the world's first mRNA-1345 vaccine (mRESVIA) against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) for people aged 60 and older to protect against lower respiratory disease pathways.

03 June 2024, 15:35

Updated recommendations for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disease. It presents with both joint-related symptoms and non-articular symptoms and manifestations, which can vary between individuals. 

01 June 2024, 14:51

European regulator approves first Chikungunya vaccine

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved the continent's first vaccine against the Chikungunya virus, warning that climate change could fuel the spread of the disease diseases.

31 May 2024, 17:27

New goals: reduce deaths from antibiotic resistance and improve access to them

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is threatening this pillar of modern medicine and is already causing preventable deaths and illnesses.

31 May 2024, 12:39

Pharmaceutical company urged to share new 'breakthrough' HIV drug

More than 300 politicians, health experts and celebrities have called on US pharmaceutical company Gilead to allow the production of cheap, generic versions of a promising new HIV drug.

30 May 2024, 11:54

FDA approves blood test to detect colon cancer

On Thursday, an advisory panel to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended approval of a new blood test that can detect colon cancer.

26 May 2024, 20:07

Study: Top health risks are air pollution and high blood pressure

A recent study published in The Lancet estimates relative health risks, exposure levels, and disease burden in the 2021 Global Burden of Disease, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) study.

22 May 2024, 09:58


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