Nepal is among the 11 World Health Organization South-Asian Region member countries who have pledged to ensure the provision of affordable and accessible medical products. This includes the provision of medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and medical devices to people within the region and beyond.
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Mothers with elevated blood glucose during pregnancy—even if not high enough to meet the traditional definition of gestational diabetes—were significantly more likely to have developed type 2 diabetes a decade after pregnancy than their counterparts without high blood glucose
The regulatory protein c-MYC plays an important role in promoting the development of many types of tumors. The c-MYC transcription factor controls the activity of a large number of genes involved in cell division, and its over-expression leads to excessive cell proliferation.
A retrospective study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health found that survivors of HPV-associated cancers have a high incidence of developing second HPV-related cancers.
Their findings, which were reported in JAMA Network Open, suggest the need for increased screening for HPV-associated precancerous and early cancerous lesions among people who are survivors of the disease.
Differences in the DNA within the mitochondria, the energy-producing structures within cells, can determine the severity and progression of heart disease caused by a nuclear DNA mutation
As germs and bacteria become increasingly resistant to cleaning chemicals and antibiotics, Hunterdon Medical Center recently deployed Xenex LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping Robots™ that use pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV) light to enhance traditional room cleaning procedures as a key part of the hospital's infection prevention program. The hospital has seen a 76% reduction in Clostridium difficile (C.diff) infection rates since it began using the robots to disinfect rooms.
A new study that looked at nicotine exposure of adolescent e-cigarette users, specifically those who use the 'pod' vaping devices (ie, Juul), found that levels of urinary cotinine, a byproduct of nicotine metabolism, were even higher than what has been reported among adolescent cigarette smokers
A new study examines fewer than half of adults and children experiencing food-induced anaphylaxis use their epinephrine autoinjector (EAI) before being treated at a hospital emergency room.
Clinicians should consider nalbuphine for patients with opioid-induced urine retention who do not respond to alpha-1 blockers or who want to stop bladder catheterization, the authors of a case report suggest