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Dangerously thin fashion models should be banned, says Health Experts

Dangerously thin fashion models should be banned, says Health Experts

It seems that world is waking up to the need to stop the craze of ‘being skinny’ in the fashion industry. France is the latest nation to ban excessively thin models. Now, health experts have suggested that US health regulators should make sure that fashion models, who are ultra-thin are benched.

An editorial by two experts on eating disorder affiliated with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston have said that fashion models require protection in the same way as coal miners and garment factory workers.

Surgeons Freeze Testicular Tissue for Future Reproduction

Surgeons Freeze Testicular Tissue for Future Reproduction

Surgeons have removed a wedge of testicular tissue from one of testes of Nathan, a nine year old boy suffering from brain tumor. Nathan’s sperm stem cells are present in the collected sample collected. It is expected that the cells will remain in viable condition if frozen slowly inside the small amount of testicular tissue.

Labour Party says Chancellor’s £3.8bn boost may not help NHS much

Labour Party says Chancellor’s £3.8bn boost may not help NHS much

The Labour Party has said that Chancellor George Osborne’s assurance of a £3.8bn financial boost for the NHS in England next year has "unravelled".

The Department of Health, for its part, claims the aim behind the package was to help hospitals improve finances with tough controls on agency staff and management consultants. Some measures to bring down costs, which have already been decided by government efficiency adviser Lord Carter, too would be introduced.

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FDA approves orphan drug selexipag for treatment of adults with PAH

FDA approves orphan drug selexipag for treatment of adults with PAH

The orphan drug selexipag (Uptravi, Actelion) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of adults suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). PAH is a chronic and progressive rare lung disease that can cause premature death or require transplantation.

An oral IP prostacyclin receptor agonist, Selexipag, relaxes muscles to widen blood vessels and reduces the elevated pressure in the vessels that supply blood to the lungs.

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911 Dispatcher Helps Mother Whose Newborn Baby Was Not Breathing

911 Dispatcher Helps Mother Whose Newborn Baby Was Not Breathing

There have been cases in the past where a mother delivered baby on way to hospital, but this new case is bit different as a delivery room was inside the family truck. The couple here was guided via telephone by a 911 dispatcher how to make their newborn baby breathe.

Kristen said it was 2 a.m. on December 18 and she realized on the way that they will not be able to make it to reach in time.

The couple called 911 when a new 911 dispatcher in Utah William Kalaher took the call and had a surprise test when he had to help birth a baby via the telephone.

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Vitamin D may lead to healthy and hasty recovery among patients after weight- loss surgery

Vitamin D may lead to healthy and hasty recovery among patients after weight- loss surgery

Seasonal sun exposure plays an important role in recovery process after a person undergoes weight loss surgery, finds a study by Johns Hopkins University. The research based on the assessment of over 930,000 patient records reveal interplay among vitamin D status, seasons, geography and surgery outcomes.

Kangaroo Style Skin-to-Skin Contact Beneficial for Infants

Kangaroo Style Skin-to-Skin Contact Beneficial for Infants

A meta-analysis conducted by Harvard Research team has found that skin-to-skin contact (kangaroo mother care) between mother and infant during the first few days of life improves the survival rates for infants with low birth weight. The study team found that infant death cases were down by more than 35 percent when there was more skin-to-skin contact between mother and child. The study was conducted by a team of medical researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Deciding a good candidate for cholesterol-lowering statin requires calculating more than simple cholesterol level

Deciding a good candidate for cholesterol-lowering statin requires calculating more than simple cholesterol level

While looking for a cholesterol-lowering statin to check a heart attack, deciding what is good, what is not requires calculation of more than a normal cholesterol level. A government task force said that the common medications are going to be most useful to some people from age group 40 years to 75 years, whose cardiovascular disease risk is at least 10% over the coming decade.

Alcohol Related Hospital Admissions on Rise

Alcohol Related Hospital Admissions on Rise

The Nuffield Trust report has revealed the extent of alcohol related hospital admissions in England and the impact of demographic, socio-economic and regional factors on these numbers. The report suggests a 63.6% rise in the hospital admissions particularly due to alcohol during 2005-6 and 2013-14. Further breakdown reveals a 53.9% rise in emergency admissions from 374.9 per 100,000 to 577.1 per 100,000 population.

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