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African American Men's Health Disparities

The burden of risk factors for chronic disease is substantially higher in black men compared with their white counterparts, including a higher prevalence of obesity and hypertension. The Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS) presents results from several studies that pinpoint some of the issues and propose strategies to solve these in a special supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Many Lives Changed with The PMJAY Scheme

On August 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India will end deprivation to quality and equitable health care by launching Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) to provide health assurance to more than 550 million people and on September 23, the scheme was rolled out.

Within six months of Cabinet approval to the rollout, 32 states and UTs joined the Ayushman Bharat movement, irrespective of their ideology, as a shining example of co-operative federalism. As of today, a month after the launch, more than 100,000 beneficiaries across regions, states and territories have been treated in more than 14,000 hospitalized hospitals, and more than ? 150 crore released to the hospitals against claims.

WCLC Study: Women with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers Live Longer Than Men

Women diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) live longer than their male counterparts, according to results of a SWOG study presented by Kathy Albain, MD, the Huizenga Family Endowed Chair in Oncology Research at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's (IASLC's) 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Benefits of Using Triple Dual Therapies in Patients with COPD Demonstrated

The InforMing the PAthway of COPD Treatment (IMPACT) study was conducted to assess the benefits of triple versus dual therapy in patients with COPD. In a study at CHEST, researchers found that regardless of baseline reversibility, the usage of triple dual therapies significantly reduced the annual rate and moderate-to-severe and severe exacerbations, improved lung function and overall quality of life in patients.

Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis: Outbreak Undetected by Standard Tests

On 26 September, the United Nations announced a plan to raise $ 13 billion annually for the fight against tuberculosis by 2030. With 10 million new cases and 1.6 million deaths in 2017, it is the most common infectious disease in the world, ahead of HIV . In over 450,000 new cases of antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis that likely appeared, only 25% were detected.

 A study by an international research team co-directed by Philip Supply, a CNRS researcher at the Center for Infection and Immunity of Lille (CNRS / Inserm / Institut Pasteur de Lille / Université de Lille), has underlined this serious problem of under-detection, in South Africa in particular.

Long-Duration Flights Has Surgery Care In Space

Astronauts on long-duration flights will need access to more than just routine care. The concept of human space exploration has experienced something of a recent revival in the public consciousness.

The private SpaceX and Virgin Galactic companies (and their eccentric front men) often make front-page news for their achievements and goals, which ultimately involves traveling to and colonizing distant planets.

Though some decry these ambitions as extravagant fantasies, news pertaining to novel developments in extraterrestrial exploration often goes viral over digital media, reflecting a genuine public interest in the topic.