Mental health patients, with nowhere else to go, are overwhelming emergency departments

When I walk through my hospital’s emergency department, I’m sometimes overwhelmed by the number of people languishing there as they wait for help with a mental health issue, like the woman clutching her chest as if she’s having a heart attack but is really suffering from a panic attack. It’s her third time here in […]

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In 2040, these are the countries where people will live the longest

Life expectancy is expected to grow worldwide – but not as much for people living in the United States compared to residents of Spain, according to a study published in The Lancet. Using research from a 2016 study, the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors, scientists analyzed 250 causes of death to forecast a reasonable life […]

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Social media campaign launched to promote mental health in Mzansi

To combat the stigma associated with mental illness, a leading health firm dedicated to the cause, has launched a 31-day social media campaign to get the conversation started in the wake of National Mental Health Awareness Month, this October. Shouqat Mugjenker, mental health portfolio manager for Pharma Dynamics said contrary to popular belief, new research […]

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Zika cases rise to 100 in Rajasthan, Centre sends ICMR team to Jaipur

By: PTI | Jaipur, New Delhi | Published: October 18, 2018 10:06:07 am The disease is under surveillance of the Union Health Ministry although it is no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern under WHO notification since November 18, 2016. As the number of people infected with Zika virus rose to 100 in […]

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Centre Sends Medical Team To Jaipur As Zika Cases Rise To 100

Jaipur:  As the number of people infected with Zika virus rose to 100 in Rajasthan on Wednesday, the centre rushed an Indian Council of Medical Research team to the state to intensify vector control measures. Of the total affected people, 23 are pregnant women, said a health ministry official in Delhi, adding that the 20 […]

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Tackling Incidence of Mental Disorder in Nigeria

Martins Ifijeh writes that the World Mental Health Day, which is commemorated every October 10, has again brought to the fore the burning issues of mental disorders in the country and the need for government and other stakeholders to put enabling steps in place to address it     Globally, the World Mental Health Day, is commemorated every October 10. […]

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SBRT Doubles 5-Year Survival in Oligometastatic Cancers

SAN ANTONIO — Aggressive, targeted radiation therapy delayed cancer progression and showed a strong signal toward improving overall survival (OS) in patients with oligometastatic disease, the SABR-COMET study found. At a median 27 months follow-up, progression-free survival (PFS) was 12 months in patients treated with standard palliative care plus stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) […]

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Zimbabwean president gets cholera vaccine, urges others to do same

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and members of his cabinet received doses of Oral Cholera Vaccine to encourage people in areas being targeted by health officials to get vaccinated, state media reported on Wednesday. Cholera is an infectious disease that causes severe watery diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and even death if untreated, though it […]

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