Non-communicable diseases top cause of death in India; AI, Big Data can help in prevention: Apollo Hospitals – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The contribution of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as the top causes of death in India has risen to a staggering 64.9 per cent as compared to communicable diseases, maternal and other causes that dropped to 25 per cent, Apollo Hospitals Group said on Wednesday. The healthcare major also unveiled a report on the ‘Health … Read more

Breast Cancer Facts Doctors Might Not Tell You

Florida real estate agent Sondra Burwick learned in 1996 that she had ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in her right breast. DCIS, also called stage 0 cancer, starts and usually stays in the milk ducts. These days, doctors call it pre-cancer and don’t always treat it. But Burwick’s surgeon said she needed a double mastectomy: … Read more

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

During the celebration Follow these tips to reduce your risk of being exposed to, getting, or spreading COVID-19 during the celebration: Social distance and limit close contact Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet or more from people you don’t live with. Be particularly mindful in areas where it may harder to keep this … Read more

Clinicalinfo: Information on HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prevention, and Research

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Brain imaging, telehealth studies promise better stroke prevention and recovery | NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

  Clinton B. Wright, M.D., M.S. Stroke research is a priority for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Stroke, which often stops blood from flowing to the brain or causes bleeding in or around the brain, affects almost 800,000 people in the U.S. each year and is the fourth leading cause of death. The National … Read more

COVID Prevention May Mean Record Low Flu Rates

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The final statistics are in for America’s last flu season, and the news is good: Record low rates of influenza were reported as cases plummeted during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. Why? Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease … Read more

Cost Puts HIV-Preventing PrEP Out of Reach for Many

Yet, at the same time, the cost of a month’s supply of 30 tablets rose from $1,350 to $1,638, the study authors noted. But isn’t PrEP covered by insurance? Yes and no, Furukawa said. “PrEP is covered by nearly all insurance plans, most state Medicaid plans and Medicare,” he noted. “However, out-of-pocket costs … Read more