Regulate health e-service aggregators, states told – ET HealthWorld

Representational Image. (Getty Images) NEW DELHI: The Centre has asked states to take urgent steps to regulate online health service aggregators that are providing diagnostic or other services without meeting the regulatory requirements or having registered under the law. In a letter to all state chief secretaries, health secretary Rajesh Bhushan has underlined concerns about … Read more

CDC Panel: No COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Surprises

Jan. 27, 2021 — The U.S. is nearly 6 weeks into its historic campaign to vaccinate Americans against the virus that causes COVID-19, and so far, the two vaccines in use look remarkably low-risk, according to new data presented today at a meeting of vaccine experts that advise the CDC. With 23.5 million doses … Read more

What a Doctor Wants You to Know About Ulcerative Colitis

Whether you think you might have ulcerative colitis (UC), you’ve just been diagnosed, or you’ve lived with it for years, there’s a lot to learn about this condition. We spoke with Sarah Streett, MD, clinical director of inflammatory bowel disease at Stanford University, to find out what a doctor who treats this disease every day … Read more

Discovery May Explain Black Americans’ Higher Colon Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — New research reveals why Black Americans might be more vulnerable to colon cancer than white people are. The researchers examined age-related “epigenetic” changes in colon tissue. These changes affect how genes work. The investigators found that in both Black and white people, one side of the … Read more

Cancer patient ‘offered leftover vaccine from GP’

A mum-of-two with stage four cancer says she feels safe enough to continue chemotherapy after receiving a leftover coronavirus vaccine. Vicki Meredew was diagnosed with a glioblastoma – a terminal brain tumour – in August 2019. The 41-year-old has already had months of radiotherapy and chemotherapy but her latest palliative treatment was put on hold … Read more