Gambia urgently recalls syrups blamed for 66 child deaths
Gambia has launched an urgent door-to-door campaign to remove cough and cold syrups blamed for the deaths of more than 60 children from kidney injury in the tiny West African country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Handle Your Heart With Care - Curbing the Rise of Non-Communicable Diseases in Nigeria
[Nigeria Health Watch] We got to Zenith Medical & Kidney Centre at 6:50am, and already, the place was beginning to fill up. Thankfully, we were early enough for my father to get connected to a dialysis machine before 7:30am. My mother and I found a parking space in the shade and tried to make ourselves comfortable. It was going to be a four hour wait, but before it was over, there would be a kilometre long line of cars; snaking from the gate of the Medical Centre, all the way to the junction. I'm used to the sight by now, bu (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: WHO Issues Alert on Four Drugs That May Be Linked to Death of Dozens of Children
[DW] The World Health Organization has issued an alert on four medicines made by Delhi-based Maiden Pharmaceuticals. At least 66 children have died in Gambia from acute kidney injury since July, the WHO said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID - 19 Pandemic Tied to Burnout in Health Care Professionals
Emotional exhaustion and depersonalization increased as the pandemic wore on in 2020 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 5, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Why Native Americans Are Dying Sooner
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that American life expectancy had taken a nosedive during the pandemic, with the biggest drop occurring among non-Hispanic American Indians and Alaska Natives. It was reassuring to see coverage of this terrible trend; but largely absent was the context and history underlying these disparities. The reasons why indigenous people were hit hardest by COVID-19 go beyond the fact that they also have very high rates of underlying comorbidities—like obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Instead the roots of health disparities among indigeno...
Source: TIME: Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Céline R. Gounder Tags: Uncategorized freelance health Source Type: news

New Consensus on Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease Together New Consensus on Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease Together
ADA and KDIGO, an international kidney disease group, together summarize their current guidance on how to manage patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 5, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

High Levels of ‘ Forever Chemicals ’ in Deer Prompts ‘ Do Not Eat ’ Warnings for Hunters
(PORTLAND, Maine) — Wildlife agencies in the U.S. are finding elevated levels of a class of toxic chemicals in game animals such as deer—and that’s prompting health advisories in some places where hunting and fishing are ways of life and key pieces of the economy. Authorities have detected the high levels of PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, in deer in several states, including Michigan and Maine, where legions of hunters seek to bag a buck every fall. Sometimes called “forever chemicals” for their persistence in the environment, PFAS are industrial compounds used in numerous produ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patrick Whittle/AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change Economy healthscienceclimate Nature & Science wire Source Type: news

IVF-ET and Mother-to-infant Transmission in Women With HBV IVF-ET and Mother-to-infant Transmission in Women With HBV
Does in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer increase the risk of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Timing your meals poorly could raise your risk of fibrosis by 61%
Late-night eating and skipping breakfast could pave the way for deleterious health outcomes concerning the liver, studies suggest. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just how much reader variability is there in abdominal CT?
How much variability is there in the performance of radiologists when detectin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing makes giant strides in liver Automated tube current, voltage settings cut CT liver dose Patients can take a breather during PET/CT liver procedures (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medicare Eligibility Linked to Improvements in Health Care Access
For low - income adults, Medicare eligibility linked to reduction in percentage delaying or avoiding medical care due to cost (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 5, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Urology, Source Type: news

Use of Living-Donor Liver Transplantation Low in U.S., U.K., Canada
TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2022 -- Utilization of living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is low in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, but long-term survival is high, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 4, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Investigation of Deteriorating Kidney Transplant Function Investigation of Deteriorating Kidney Transplant Function
This author discusses the important role of kidney biopsies in the diagnosis and work-up of deteriorating transplants.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

New Liver Stiffness Thresholds Refine NASH Risk Stratification New Liver Stiffness Thresholds Refine NASH Risk Stratification
These new thresholds are based on high-quality prospective data drawn from four randomized controlled trials.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 4, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Liver injury linked to PFAS exposures, NIEHS grantee says
<div class="rxbodyfield">Lida Chatzi described her research during webinar hosted by the Collaborative on Health and the Environment.</div> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - October 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news