'We are drinking sewage water': Zimbabwe shortages threaten thousands
As the search for water in Bulawayo becomes more desperate, diarrhoea outbreaks from dirty water are endangering children (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus: Avoid the winter vomiting bug by practising one technique
NOROVIRUS is the highly contagious winter vomiting bug. As well as puking from the front end, diarrhoea will come out of the rear. Which straightforward technique could prevent this nasty illness? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: How Smartphones Could Help Improve Child Health
[The Conversation Africa] Many low- and middle-income countries, such as Malawi, continue to experience high child mortality rates. Most of these deaths are caused by preventable and treatable diseases such as diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Food poisoning warning: Six commonly eaten foods that could cause sickness and diarrhoea
FOOD poisoning occurs when a person consumes foods contaminated with bacteria, viruses or parasites, and symptoms can prove very unpleasant. Knowing what foods are most likely to cause food poisoning could help you avoid sickness - here are six to be wary of. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Google searches for gut symptoms such as diarrhoea predicts Covid-19 hotspots
Academics found there was a surge in coronavirus cases roughly three to four weeks after a spike in searches for symptoms. In New York interest in diarrhoea almost doubled three weeks before surge. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Diet known to help reduce pain, diarrhoea, gas and lessen your bloat
STOMACH bloating can be uncomfortable and unsightly. The cause of the bloat is often down to foods eaten but how can you be sure to know which foods? Following a certain diet will help to reduce any bloating discomfort and decrease abdominal pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach cramps 'should be official symptoms of coronavirus in children'
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland found that the detection rate of children with coronavirus rose from 76 per cent to 97 when stomach problems were included. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid symptoms: diarrhoea and vomiting may be key sign of coronavirus in children – study
Research suggests stomach trouble more predictive of virus in young people than a coughCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDiarrhoea and vomiting could be an important sign of Covid-19 in children, researchers say, leading to calls for the official NHS list of symptoms to be updated.Thechecklist for coronavirus in children currently includes just three symptoms: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, and a loss or change to the sense of smell or taste. The latter was added to the list in May.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Coronavirus outbreak Children Science Health Infectious diseases Society Source Type: news

Diarrhoea and vomiting may be key sign of Covid in children – study
Research suggests stomach trouble more predictive of virus in young people than a coughCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDiarrhoea and vomiting could be an important sign of Covid-19 in children, researchers say, leading to calls for the official NHS list of symptoms to be updated.Thechecklist for coronavirus in children currently includes just three symptoms: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, and a loss or change to the sense of smell or taste. The latter was added to the list in May.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Coronavirus outbreak Children Science Health Infectious diseases Society Source Type: news

Coronavirus: 'Add upset stomach in children to symptoms'
Researchers say it may be worth adding diarrhoea and vomiting to the list of symptoms. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche provides update on phase III studies of etrolizumab in people with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis
Basel, 10 August 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced topline results from its phase III study programme evaluating the investigational medicine etrolizumab in people with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis. Mixed results were seen in studies evaluating etrolizumab as an induction therapy, and both studies evaluating etrolizumab as a maintenance therapy failed to meet their primary endpoints, showing no significant difference in the proportion of people achieving remission with subcutaneous etrolizumab versus placebo. In the HIBISCUS I induction study, in people without prior anti-tumour ...
Source: Roche Media News - August 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche provides update on phase III studies of etrolizumab in people with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis
Basel, 10 August 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced topline results from its phase III study programme evaluating the investigational medicine etrolizumab in people with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis. Mixed results were seen in studies evaluating etrolizumab as an induction therapy, and both studies evaluating etrolizumab as a maintenance therapy failed to meet their primary endpoints, showing no significant difference in the proportion of people achieving remission with subcutaneous etrolizumab versus placebo. In the HIBISCUS I induction study, in people without prior anti-tumour ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - August 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Uganda: Supporting Healthcare Workers in Uganda to Respond to Covid-19 and Beyond
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, is developing the capacity of 33,000 frontline healthcare workers across 40 districts in Uganda to identify and safely treat cases of COVID-19, while continuing to deliver integrated community case management (iCCM), a strategy to tackle malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea and acute malnutrition - the main killers of children under five. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'Lab in a suitcase' could hold the key to safer water and sanitation for millions
(Newcastle University) Using smaller and less expensive versions of the same specialist equipment found in state-of-the-art microbiology laboratories, a new 'lab in a suitcase' developed by academics at Newcastle University,UK, and believed to be a world first, enables screening of millions of bacteria in a single water sample. The kit has already been used to analyse samples from the Akaki rive, Ethiopia, where pathogens were found that can cause diarrhoea - still a leading cause of death among children under the age of five. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo City Authorities Say Still Puzzled By Killer Diarrhoea Outbreak
[New Zimbabwe] Authorities within the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) say they were yet to find any evidence water pumped to Luveve high-density suburb contained deposits of sewer water, something that has been linked to over a dozen deaths in the city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Featured Review: Can symptoms and medical examination accurately diagnose COVID-19 disease?
ConclusionsAll studies were conducted in hospital outpatient settings, so the results are not representative of primary care settings. The results do not apply to children or older adults specifically, and do not clearly differentiate between milder COVID-19 disease and COVID-19 pneumonia.The results suggest that a single symptom or sign included in this review cannot accurately diagnose COVID-19. Doctors base diagnosis on multiple symptoms and signs, but the studies did not reflect this aspect of clinical practice.Further research is needed to investigate combinations of symptoms and signs; symptoms that are likely to be ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Rohingya refugee crisis: “I want to be educated and become a doctor”
Doctors of the World/Médecins du Monde is responding to COVID-19 in the sprawling refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, southeastern Bangladesh, which are home to about one million Rohingya refugees. Our teams work with Rohingya volunteers and our local partner PULSE Bangladesh to improve healthcare in the camps and raise awareness about COVID-19 so that residents can protect themselves. Tasmin (not her real name) is a young Rohingya woman who has volunteered as a youth educator. She shared her story with us, just prior to COVID-19’s arrival in Cox’s Bazar. “We Rohingya are a minority ethnic...
Source: Doctors of the World News - July 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kim Vlasic Tags: Uncategorised COVID-19 health promotion refugee camp refugees Rohingya Rohingya refugee crisis testimony Source Type: news

New red flags: Backache, nausea, rashes may also be Covid warning signs
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had a fortnight ago added loss of smell (anosmia) or loss of taste (ageusia) as probable symptoms. It also added that while fever, tiredness and dry cough are the most common symptoms, "some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhoea". (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves Roche ’s Phesgo (fixed-dose combination of Perjeta and Herceptin for subcutaneous injection) for HER2-positive breast cancer
             Basel, 29 June 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Phesgo ™, a fixed-dose combination of Perjeta® (pertuzumab) and Herceptin® (trastuzumab) with hyaluronidase, administered by subcutaneous (SC; under the skin) injection in combination with intravenous (IV) chemotherapy, for the treatment of early and metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer. This is the first time that Roche has combined two monoclonal antibodies that can be administered by a single SC i...
Source: Roche Media News - June 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves Roche ’s Phesgo (fixed-dose combination of Perjeta and Herceptin for subcutaneous injection) for HER2-positive breast cancer
             Basel, 29 June 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Phesgo ™, a fixed-dose combination of Perjeta® (pertuzumab) and Herceptin® (trastuzumab) with hyaluronidase, administered by subcutaneous (SC; under the skin) injection in combination with intravenous (IV) chemotherapy, for the treatment of early and metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer. This is the first time that Roche has combined two monoclonal antibodies that can be administered by a single SC i...
Source: Roche Investor Update - June 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo Residents Plot Council Suit Over Diarrhoea Deaths
[New Zimbabwe] Bulawayo residents are contemplating suing their city council for allegedly causing the death of 12 people and related illnesses to more than 1 500 Luveve residents through pumping out contaminated water to households. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Nine Have Died of Diarrhoea in Bulawayo - Doctors Group
[New Zimbabwe] A doctors' group has revealed some nine people have succumbed to suspected diarrhoea in Bulawayo following an outbreak which has seen several cases being reported in the last few weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo Records 218 Diarrhoea Cases, 3 Deaths
[New Zimbabwe] A total of 218 diarrhoea cases have been recorded in Bulawayo's water-hit Luveve high-density suburb with five diarrhoea patients admitted at Mpilo hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: Are itchy eyes a sign of hay fever or COVID-19? Dr Hilary's advice
CORONAVIRUS symptoms have been shown to manifest themselves in a number of ways, from a persistent cough to aches and pains and diarrhoea. With hay fever season also in full swing, are itchy eyes a sign of a pollen allergy or COVID-19? Dr Hilary Jones has issued his advice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus warning - does your poo look like this? Hidden signs of COVID-19 in the toilet
CORONAVIRUS symptoms include a high fever, a new cough, and loss of smell and taste. But you could also be at risk of COVID-19 infection if you notice a subtle change to your poo or toilet routine. Is diarrhoea a sign of coronavirus? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: Is diarrhoea a sign of Covid? What the officials say
CORONAVIRUS symptoms take a while to be verified by the health body in the UK. Is diarrhoea a sign of Covid? And where is this officially documented? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rashes, headaches, tingling: the less common coronavirus symptoms that patients have
Studies have examined some of the more unusual signs of Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization lists the most common symptoms of Covid-19 as fever, tiredness and a dry cough. Others include a runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion, pain, diarrhoea and the loss of sense of taste and/or smell. But there are also other more unusual symptoms that patients have presented.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World Health Organization Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Roche ’s risdiplam shows significant improvement in survival and motor milestones in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 April 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented 1-year data from FIREFISH Part 2, a pivotal global study evaluating risdiplam in infants aged 1 – 7 months old with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study met its primary endpoint with 29% of infants (12/41; p
Source: Roche Media News - April 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s risdiplam shows significant improvement in survival and motor milestones in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 April 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented 1-year data from FIREFISH Part 2, a pivotal global study evaluating risdiplam in infants aged 1 – 7 months old with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study met its primary endpoint with 29% of infants (12/41; p
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hand cleaning with ash for reducing the spread of viral and bacterial infections: a rapid review
This new review is one of a series ofrapid reviews that Cochrane contributors have prepared to inform the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.Some infectious diseases are spread by airborne droplets from coughs and sneezes, which can infect people who touch contaminated skin or surfaces. Washing hands with soap and water may prevent these diseases from spreading. People with no soap may use other materials like ash, mud, soil with or without water, or water alone, to clean their hands. Hand cleaning with ash (the solid remains from cooking stoves and fires) might work by rubbing away or inactivating the virus or bacteria. However, chem...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Haunting Forest Spirits – is Mother Nature Striking Back?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 20 2020 (IPS) Epidemic diseases are not random events that afflict societies capriciously and without warning, on the contrary, every society produces its own specific vulnerabilities. To study them is to understand the importance of a society’s structure, its standard of living, and its political priorities. […] Epidemics are a mirror, they show who we really are: Our ethics, beliefs, and socio-economic relationships.                           &n...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Combating Desertification and Drought Economy & Trade Environment Global Globalisation Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: Is a runny nose a sign? Expert reveals defining symptoms of COVID-19
CORONAVIRUS symptoms have been shown to manifest themselves in a number of ways, from diarrhoea to loss of sense of smell. But is a runny nose a sign of COVID-19? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: Is diarrhoea a symptom of coronavirus?
CORONAVIRUS cases are increasing every day, and if you show symptoms of coronavirus you must stay at home. So is diarrhoea a symptom of coronavirus? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diarrhoea and loss of appetite could be early signs of coronavirus
A study of 204 patients in Wuhan, ground-zero for the COVID-19 outbreak, revealed people with digestive symptoms are harder to treat than those with just respiratory problems. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

European Commission approves Venclyxto plus Gazyvaro for adults with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Basel, 12 March 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Commission has approved Venclyxto ® (venetoclax) in combination with Gazyvaro® (obinutuzumab) for the treatment of adult patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).“Venclyxto plus Gazyvaro is the first fixed-duration, chemotherapy-free treatment option that has been shown to help patients with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia live longer without their disease progressing,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Roche’s Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product Development...
Source: Roche Media News - March 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

European Commission approves Venclyxto plus Gazyvaro for adults with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Basel, 12 March 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Commission has approved Venclyxto ® (venetoclax) in combination with Gazyvaro® (obinutuzumab) for the treatment of adult patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).“Venclyxto plus Gazyvaro is the first fixed-duration, chemotherapy-free treatment option that has been shown to help patients with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia live longer without their disease progressing,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Roche’s Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product Development...
Source: Roche Investor Update - March 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Roche ’s Esbriet (pirfenidone) in unclassifiable interstitial lung disease
Basel, 3 March 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) to Esbriet ® (pirfenidone) for adults with unclassifiable interstitial lung disease (uILD). The designation was granted based on data from a Phase II trial, which studied the efficacy and safety of Esbriet in uILD[1]. The study represented the first randomised controlled trial to exclusively enroll patients with progressive fibrosing uILD.“Today’s milestone for Esbriet builds on our continued commitment to improving the standard of care ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - March 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Cuty in Fresh Typhoid Scare, Two Feared Dead
[New Zimbabwe] A Typhoid outbreak is suspected to have hit Gweru with two people confirmed dead due to diarrhoea infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: City in Fresh Typhoid Scare, Two Feared Dead
[New Zimbabwe] A Typhoid outbreak is suspected to have hit Gweru with two people confirmed dead due to diarrhoea infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ulcerative colitis: bacteria findings raise hopes for new treatment
Sufferers found to have low levels of gut microbes that convert bile acids into other substancesHopes of developing a new treatment for ulcerative colitis have been raised by research suggesting the condition may be linked to low levels of certain bacteria in the gut.Ulcerative colitis is a long-term condition in whichthe colon becomes inflamed. Accordingto the NHS, it is thought to be an autoimmune disease and affects one in every 420 people in the UK. Sufferers need to empty their bowels frequently, develop ulcers in their colon and have recurring bouts of diarrhoea with blood and pus in the faeces.Continue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Digestive disorders Science Health & wellbeing Life and style Society Source Type: news

FDA accepts Roche ’s Biologics License Application for fixed-dose subcutaneous combination of Perjeta and Herceptin for HER2-positive breast cancer
Basel, 25 February 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company’s Biologics License Application (BLA) for the fixed-dose combination (FDC) of Perjeta® (pertuzumab) and Herceptin® (trastuzumab) with hyaluronidase, administered by subc utaneous (SC) injection in combination with intravenous (IV) chemotherapy, for the treatment of eligible patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. The BLA for the FDC is based on results from the phase III FeDeriCa study, which demonstrated non-inferior levels of Perjeta in the blood (phar...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA accepts Roche ’s Biologics License Application for fixed-dose subcutaneous combination of Perjeta and Herceptin for HER2-positive breast cancer
Basel, 25 February 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company’s Biologics License Application (BLA) for the fixed-dose combination (FDC) of Perjeta® (pertuzumab) and Herceptin® (trastuzumab) with hyaluronidase, administered by subc utaneous (SC) injection in combination with intravenous (IV) chemotherapy, for the treatment of eligible patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. The BLA for the FDC is based on results from the phase III FeDeriCa study, which demonstrated non-inferior levels of Perjeta in the blood (phar...
Source: Roche Media News - February 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s risdiplam showed significant improvement in motor function in people aged 2-25 with type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy
Basel, 06 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented 1-year data from the pivotal Part 2 of SUNFISH, a global placebo-controlled study evaluating risdiplam in people aged 2-25 years with Type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study showed that change from baseline in the primary endpoint of the Motor Function Measure scale (MFM-32)1 was significantly greater in people treated with risdiplam, compared to placebo (1.55 point mean difference; p=0.0156). The Revised Upper Limb Module (RULM),2 a key secondary endpoint, also showed an improvement (1.59 point difference; p=0.0028). Safety for risdi...
Source: Roche Media News - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s risdiplam showed significant improvement in motor function in people aged 2-25 with type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy
Basel, 6 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented 1-year data from the pivotal Part 2 of SUNFISH, a global placebo-controlled study evaluating risdiplam in people aged 2-25 years with Type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study showed that change from baseline in the primary endpoint of the Motor Function Measure scale (MFM-32)[1]was significantly greater in people treated with risdiplam, compared to placebo (1.55 point mean difference; p=0.0156). The Revised Upper Limb Module (RULM),[2] a key secondary endpoint, also showed an improvement (1.59 point difference; p=0.0028). Safety for ris...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche announces CHMP recommendation for EU approval of Venclyxto plus Gazyvaro for people with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Basel, 31 January 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion for Venclyxto® (venetoclax) in combination with Gazyvaro® (obinutuzumab) for the treatment of adults with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).“Despite advances in treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, many patients cannot tolerate the side effects of chemotherapy-containing regimens,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Roche’s Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Leprosy Re-emerges as a Global Health Challenge
Sattamma, a daily labourer in the Rangareddy district of southern India’s Telangana state, says that even though she no longer has Hansen’s Disease, she remains discriminated against because of it. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulHYDERABAD, India , Jan 23 2020 (IPS) Fifteen years ago, Sattamma – a daily labourer in the Rangareddy district of southern India’s Telangana state – was abandoned by her husband after she was diagnosed with Hansen’s Disease. Last October, while her neighbours were celebrating Diwali, Sattamma was homeless again as her landlord threw her out of the house aft...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Brazil Hansen's disease India Indonesia leprosy Source Type: news

La Niña climate cycle sparks 30% jump in cases of life-threatening diarrhoea in Africa'
Columbia University scientists studying La Niña's link to the killer illness found rates soared by a third in a region of Botswana worst-hit by flooding sparked by the climate anomaly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacteria can 'outsmart' programmed cell death
(University of Cologne) To be able to multiply, bacteria that cause diarrhoea block mediators of programmed cell death, a new study in 'Nature Microbiology' shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Viral Infections Leading Cause of Sickness
[Citizen] It is his second day since he started experiencing fever and vomiting then followed up by diarrhoea. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Schools and hospitals forced to shut after hundreds of pupils and patients stuck down by norovirus 
Howden School in Goole and Parkside School in Bradford (pictured) have had to close this week because of outbreaks of an illness believed to be norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news