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Strategies to Reduce Maternal Mortality In India

While India’s maternal mortality rate declined substantially during 2004-2006 to 2014-2016, at an annual rate of 5%, the reduction is still short of what is required to achieve the National Health Policy target.

Jithin Jose proposes a four-pronged strategy to sustain and accelerate the decline, RAFT – review of medical records, death certificates or autopsy reports of mothers; access to quality and respectful healthcare for women; funding for infrastructure, medicines, and interventions in the labour room; and training of personnel. 

Effective And Safe Nasal Spray For Elderly Patients

According to a new study, a statistically significant and clinically meaningful treatment effect was seen in patients aged 65 to 74 years who had treatment-resistant depression (TRD) when esketamine nasal spray was added to their oral antidepressant in comparison with patients treated with placebo plus an oral antidepressant.

Sleep Problems Linked To Genes

Some people struggle greatly with sleeplessness, whereas others appear to be able to nod off effortlessly, regardless of the circumstances. Perhaps the most obvious explanation for differences between us in terms of our sleep is the environmental challenges that we face

Social Workers Are Excluded To Protect Emergency Staff

A study assess that the profession works in risky, sometimes dangerous situations yet is treated differently to other emergency service colleagues. Social workers prioritise people who are most marginalised, desperate and often unhelped, overlooked and angry; as a consequence, they work often in risky, sometimes dangerous situations. Yet they are treated differently to other emergency service colleagues.

New Approach to Combat Drug Addiction Relapse

Research published in Addiction Biology by scientists at the University of Bath reveals a new potential mechanism for combatting drug addiction relapse. Relapsing into drug taking is a big problem in treating addiction, where the majority of addicts return to drug-taking within 12 months of quitting.

This is brought into focus by the burgeoning 'opioid epidemic' of prescription as well as recreational opioid drugs, such as morphine and heroin. Addiction relapse is associated with drug-related cues such as places, drug paraphernalia, the drug itself, or stress, highlighting that memories play a key role in addiction relapse.