@nusrat The difficulty in receiving medical treatment during the pandemic meant many people were not diagnosed with TB and not treated for the illness, the WHO said. In 2019, before the pandemic, 7.1 million new cases were diagnosed. That number fell to 5.8 million in 2020 but rebounded slightly to 6.4 million in 2021. The report noted several small gains. Preventive TB treatment for people living with HIV reached more than 10 million people from 2018 to 2021, exceeding the global target of 6 million people. (People with HIV are highly susceptible to TB.)
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RE: Global Tuberculosis Cases, Deaths Rise During COVID Pandemic
RE: FDA Advisers Recommend Ferring's Fecal Transplant Therapy
@rohini Right now, patients can get an FMT from their roommates, or if this get approval, they can get a defined FMT that has undergone some sort of quality control
RE: Time to Test Effects of CBD in Cardiovascular Disease?
@navika Cannabidiol and medical cannabis use, alongside its many products, has increased considerably in the last decade, but there are few indications for its use based on good clinical trials
RE: How Weather Apps Could Predict Your COVID Risk
@deepankar It's just as effective as a lockdown, except that at any given time, only a small fraction of the population isolates. Another potential challenge: overcoming privacy concerns, even though the data would be anonymized. Starting with smaller communities, like college campuses or workplaces, might promote more widespread acceptance, says Schneider, as people see the benefit of sharing their data. Younger people, he observes, seem more comfortable with disclosing health information, meaning they may be more willing to use such an app, especially if it could ward off another lockdown.
What's Pushing Cannabis Use in First-Episode Psychosis?
The desire to feel better is a major driver for patients with first-episode psychosis (FEP) to turn to cannabis, new research shows. An analysis of more than 1300 individuals from six European countries showed patients with FEP were four times more likely than their healthy peers to start smoking cannabis in order to make themselves feel better. The results also revealed that initiating cannabis use to feel better was associated with a more than threefold risk of being a daily user. These findings could be used to help tailor treatment interventions, as well as offer an opportunity for psychoeducation — particularly as the reasons for starting cannabis appear to influence frequency of use, study investigator Edoardo Spinazzola, MD, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, UK, told Medscape Medical News.
RE: Digital Transformation of Healthcare Is Accelerating – Whether We're Ready or Not
@nusrat which new technologies are ready for prime time vs limitations and resistance to adoption. To continue the progress made thus far the healthcare system must continue to move toward value-based care, and there must be incentives for health plans and healthcare providers to use the new technologies more effectively.
Biological Evidence for Anxiety in Long COVID
Investigators have found biochemical evidence of brain injury in patients hospitalized with acute COVID-19 and in those with long COVID. Combined blood biomarker evidence of neuronal damage activation of glial cells, indicating brain inflammation, correlated with symptoms of anxiety in long COVID patients. This study shows that "some patients with long COVID have evidence of brain damage or brain inflammation, which gives validity to the symptoms that these patients present with," Igor Koralnik, MD, head of the Neuro COVID-19 Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, said during a media briefing.
RE: Genetics of Venous Thromboembolism?
@aajan Widespread testing for mutations that might increase the risk of VTE is not warranted. However, in patients presenting with a VTE, testing should be considered if the following factors are present:
Age less than 50 years
Thrombosis at unusual sites
Strong family history of thrombotic disease
Susceptibility to venous thromboembolism is very complex. Pathobiology of VTE involves both genetic and acquired factors. Patients who have had VTE have a genetic predisposition due to molecular abnormalities in the components of the coagulation cascade. Common genetic abnormalities, particularly among whites, include factor V Leiden and prothrombin gene 20210A mutations. Additionally, some abnormalities are found in gene loci antithrombin, protein C, and protein S.
How do I control overeating?
Eating too much every once in a while is normal. So is eating for emotional reasons. Some people who overeat have a clinical disorder called binge eating disorder (BED). People with BED compulsively eat large amounts of food in a short amount of time and feel guilt or shame afterward. And they do so often: at least once a week over a period of at least 3 months. How do I control overeating?
How to get rid of fever and cough in this winter season?
Hello, I am suffering from fever, cough and headache in this winter season? How to get rid of fever and cough in this winter season? I have tried various home remedies to prevent myself from any disease. Nothing worked. Please recommend something useful.