Mozambique: Breastfeeding Is Critical for Child Survival Following Cyclones in Mozambique

[WHO] Breastmilk is the best source of food for all babies wherever they live but, in emergency settings where there is a high risk of diarrhoea, pneumonia and malnutrition, breastfeeding can be critical for child survival.
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Publication date: Available online 12 August 2019Source: The Lancet Respiratory MedicineAuthor(s): Steven D Nathan, Jürgen Behr, Harold R Collard, Vincent Cottin, Marius M Hoeper, Fernando J Martinez, Tamera J Corte, Anne M Keogh, Hanno Leuchte, Nesrin Mogulkoc, Silvia Ulrich, Wim A Wuyts, Zhen Yao, Francis Boateng, Athol U WellsSummaryBackgroundIdiopathic interstitial pneumonias are often complicated by pulmonary hypertension, increasing morbidity and mortality. There are no approved treatments for pulmonary hypertension associated with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (PH-IIP). We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and...
Source: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: It can thus be concluded from our study that simple handwashing practices can efficiently reduce the transmission of pathogenic bacteria from our hands and greatly reduce the transmission of infection.
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
This study will assess the effect of adjunctive clindamycin on patient-centred outcomes in severe, toxin-mediatedS. aureus infections. The pilot study will provide feasibility for a much larger RCT.Trial registrationAustralian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry,ACTRN12617001416381p. Registered on 6 October 2017.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
In this study, we found that cofilin competes with tau for direct microtubule binding in vitro, in cells, and in vivo, which inhibits tau-induced microtubule assembly. Genetic reduction of cofilin mitigates tauopathy and synaptic defects in Tau-P301S mice and movement deficits in tau transgenic C. elegans. The pathogenic effects of cofilin are selectively mediated by activated cofilin, as active but not inactive cofilin selectively interacts with tubulin, destabilizes microtubules, and promotes tauopathy. These results therefore indicate that activated cofilin plays an essential intermediary role in neurotoxic signaling th...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
With the development of rejuvenation therapies underway, and accelerating, somewhere ahead lies a dividing line. Some people will be the last to age to death, too comprehensively damaged for the technologies of the time to recover. Everyone else will live indefinitely in youth and health, protected from aging by periodic repair of the underlying cell and tissue damage that causes dysfunction and disease. Where is that dividing line? No one can say in certainty. I look at the children of today, with long lives ahead of them, and find it hard to believe that in a hundred years the problem won't be solved well in time for the...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Of Interest Source Type: blogs
Publication date: June 2019Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 6Author(s): Li Liu, Yue Chu, Shefali Oza, Dan Hogan, Jamie Perin, Diego G Bassani, Usha Ram, Shaza A Fadel, Arvind Pandey, Neeraj Dhingra, Damodar Sahu, Pradeep Kumar, Richard Cibulskis, Brian Wahl, Anita Shet, Colin Mathers, Joy Lawn, Prabhat Jha, Rakesh Kumar, Robert E BlackSummaryBackgroundIndia had the largest number of under-5 deaths of all countries in 2015, with substantial subnational disparities. We estimated national and subnational all-cause and cause-specific mortality among children younger than 5 years annually in 2000–15 in In...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Viral sharing of films on mobile phones has the potential to be an effective health promotion tool for communities whose languages are not served by existing mass media channels. PMID: 31066345 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Global Health Action - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Glob Health Action Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 March 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Donald E Wesson, Vandana Mathur, Navdeep Tangri, Yuri Stasiv, Dawn Parsell, Elizabeth Li, Gerrit Klaerner, David A BushinskySummaryBackgroundPatients with advanced chronic kidney disease lose the capacity to fully excrete endogenous acid, resulting in chronic metabolic acidosis that increases the risk of disease progression and causes muscle catabolism and bone resorption. Veverimer, a non-absorbed, counterion-free, polymeric drug, selectively binds and removes hydrochloric acid from the gastrointestinal lumen, unlike current oral sodium bicarbonat...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
We examined the effect of 10-valent PCV on the incidence of pneumonia in Kenya.MethodsWe linked prospective hospital surveillance for clinically-defined WHO severe or very severe pneumonia at Kilifi County Hospital, Kenya, from 2002 to 2015, to population surveillance at Kilifi Health and Demographic Surveillance System, comprising 45 000 children younger than 5 years. Chest radiographs were read according to a WHO standard. A 10-valent pneumococcal non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine (PCV10) was introduced in Kenya in January, 2011. In Kilifi, there was a three-dose catch-up campaign for infants (aged
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2019Source: The Lancet Haematology, Volume 6, Issue 2Author(s): Loretta J Nastoupil, Matthew A Lunning, Julie M Vose, Marshall T Schreeder, Tanya Siddiqi, Christopher R Flowers, Jonathon B Cohen, Jan A Burger, William G Wierda, Susan O'Brien, Peter Sportelli, Hari P Miskin, Michelle A Purdom, Michael S Weiss, Nathan H FowlerSummaryBackgroundTherapeutic approaches for B-cell malignancies continue to evolve, especially with regard to combination approaches. We assessed the safety and efficacy of the triplet ublituximab, umbralisib, and ibrutinib in patients with advanced B-cell malignancies.Methods...
Source: The Lancet Haematology - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
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