Measles cases at ‘alarmingly’ high levels around the world, UNICEF says CNN News February 28, 2019 Global measles cases increased by 48.4% between 2017 and 2018, according to calculations by UNICEF of data on 194 countries from the World Health Organization. Ten countries, including Brazil, the Philippines and France, accounted for nearly three-quarters of the total increase in measles cases in 2018, according to figures released by the UN’s agency for children.
Diseases & Conditions
Biological therapy, or biological drugs, refers to monoclonal antibodies that are directed against specific targets involved in the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory conditions. For inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), this primarily refers to:
- Anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapies (infliximab, adalimumab, certolizumab, golimumab)
- Integrin targets (natalizumab, vedolizumab), and
- Interleukin (IL)-12/23 (ustekinumab)
A Trial for Prevention of Loss of the Effect of Biological Drugs in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government.
More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, a chronic illness that affects the body’s ability to produce or use insulin and convert food into energy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its prevalence has tripled in the U.S. over the past two decades and has become the seventh-leading cause of death, as well as the costliest illness in the country.
Women can reduce risk of heart disease with diet, exercise By Pineandlakes Echo Journal on Feb 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says cardiovascular disease outranks all forms of cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and pneumonia in causing death. Fortunately, heart disease is largely preventable through lifestyle.
By Dr Jaee Khamkar While there is no one single food or diet that can prevent or cause breast cancer, diet is an area in which individual choices can make a real difference Image Source: Google No food or diet can prevent one from getting breast cancer ; it is not 100% effective. However, nutrition is an important aspect and plays an important role in decreasing the chances of breast cancer .