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RCT: Reduced-sodium added-potassium salt substitute reduces blood pressure in hypertensive patients

1 Apr, 2021 | 03:32h | UTC

Effects of a reduced-sodium added-potassium salt substitute on blood pressure in rural Indian hypertensive patients: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Commentary: Salt substitution — an effective way to reduce blood pressure in rural India – The George Institute for Global Health

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


M-A: Incidence and prevalence of tuberculosis in incarcerated populations

25 Mar, 2021 | 08:09h | UTC

Incidence and prevalence of tuberculosis in incarcerated populations: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Public Health

Commentary: Tuberculosis in prisons: an unintended sentence? – The Lancet Public Health

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


WHO Campaign | World Tuberculosis Day 2021: The Clock Is Ticking

24 Mar, 2021 | 08:16h | UTC

World Tuberculosis Day 2021: The Clock Is Ticking – World Health Organization

 


Perspective | Leveraging Open Science to Accelerate Research

25 Mar, 2021 | 08:37h | UTC

Leveraging Open Science to Accelerate Research – New England Journal of Medicine

 


WHO Guideline: Screening for Tuberculosis Disease

24 Mar, 2021 | 08:13h | UTC

WHO consolidated guidelines on tuberculosis Module 2: Screening – Systematic screening for tuberculosis disease – World Health Organization

See also: WHO Operational Handbook on Systematic Screening for Tuberculosis – World Health Organization

 


World TB Day | Report: COVID-19 Eliminates Twelve Years of Progress Against Tuberculosis

24 Mar, 2021 | 08:19h | UTC

COVID-19 Eliminates Twelve Years of Progress Against Tuberculosis, Global Investment Needed – Health Policy Watch

Report: One year on, new data show global impact of covid-19 on TB epidemic is worse than expected – Stop TB Partnership

See also: 1.4 million with tuberculosis, lost out on treatment during first year of COVID-19 – United Nations

 


WHO Report: A Global Strategy on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases 2021-2030

23 Mar, 2021 | 02:16h | UTC

Ending the neglect to attain the sustainable development goals –  A Global Strategy on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases 2021-2030 – World Health Organization

News release: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: closing the gap to end neglected tropical diseases – World Health Organization

 


Covid-19 disruptions killed 228,000 children in South Asia, says UN report

23 Mar, 2021 | 02:22h | UTC

Covid-19 disruptions killed 228,000 children in South Asia, says UN report – BBC

Report: Direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and response in South Asia – United Nations

 


WHO Guideline: Updated recommendations on HIV prevention, infant diagnosis, antiretroviral initiation and monitoring

18 Mar, 2021 | 08:55h | UTC

Guidelines: updated recommendations on HIV prevention, infant diagnosis, antiretroviral initiation and monitoring – World Health Organization

News release: WHO publishes new clinical and service delivery recommendations for HIV prevention, treatment and care

 


Motivations for and Challenges in the Development of Global Medical Curricula: A Scoping Review

18 Mar, 2021 | 08:50h | UTC

Motivations for and Challenges in the Development of Global Medical Curricula: A Scoping Review – Academic Medicine

 


Resurgence of Ebola Virus disease in Guinea linked to a survivor with virus persistence in seminal fluid for more than 500 days

14 Mar, 2021 | 20:15h | UTC

Resurgence of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea Linked to a Survivor With Virus Persistence in Seminal Fluid for More Than 500 Days – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Commentaries: Bombshell analysis traces new Ebola outbreak to survivor of West Africa crisis – STAT AND New Ebola outbreak likely sparked by a person infected 5 years ago – Science AND Ebola survivors can pass on the virus: we’re trying to understand what role sex plays – The Conversation AND The latest Ebola outbreak may have started with someone infected years ago – Science News

 


Global, regional, and national mortality trends in youth aged 15–24 years between 1990 and 2019: a systematic analysis

10 Mar, 2021 | 08:22h | UTC

Global, regional, and national mortality trends in youth aged 15–24 years between 1990 and 2019: a systematic analysis – The Lancet Global Health

Invited commentary: The pressing need for better statistics on youth mortality – The Lancet Global Health

 

 


WHO Report | Devastatingly pervasive: 1 in 3 women globally experience violence

10 Mar, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Devastatingly pervasive: 1 in 3 women globally experience violence – World Health Organization

Commentary: Violence Against Women Is “Unequivocally Pervasive”, Reveals Largest WHO Study Ever – Health Policy Watch

 


The Lancet Series: Maternal and child undernutrition progress

9 Mar, 2021 | 02:20h | UTC

Maternal and child undernutrition progress – The Lancet (free registration required)

News release: New Lancet series shows mixed progress on maternal and child undernutrition in last decade

 


New WHO/IAEA publication provides guidance on radiotherapy equipment to fight cancer

7 Mar, 2021 | 19:28h | UTC

News Release: New WHO/IAEA publication provides guidance on radiotherapy equipment to fight cancer – World Health Organization

Technical Document: Technical specifications of radiotherapy equipment for cancer treatment

 

 


WHO Guidance: Management of people affected by lymphatic filariasis

7 Mar, 2021 | 19:26h | UTC

News release: WHO publishes materials that aim to provide high-quality care to people affected by lymphatic filariasis – World Health Organization

Guidance: Lymphatic filariasis: managing morbidity and preventing disability: an aide-mémoire for national programme managers, 2nd ed. – World Health Organization

 


Quantitatively evaluating the cross-sectoral and One Health impact of interventions: A scoping review and case study of antimicrobial resistance

7 Mar, 2021 | 19:10h | UTC

Quantitatively evaluating the cross-sectoral and One Health impact of interventions: A scoping review and case study of antimicrobial resistance – One Health

Infographic: Economic evaluations of One-Health interventions: an antimicrobial resistance case study

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO Action Framework: Leveraging vaccines to reduce antibiotic use and prevent antimicrobial resistance

5 Mar, 2021 | 08:08h | UTC

Leveraging Vaccines to Reduce Antibiotic Use and Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance: a WHO Action Framework – Clinical Infectious Diseases

 


Targeted spraying to prevent malaria in low-transmission setting halves cost of current practice

28 Feb, 2021 | 21:25h | UTC

News release: Targeted spraying to prevent malaria in low-transmission setting halves cost of current practice – Wits University

Original study: Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of reactive, targeted indoor residual spraying for malaria control in low-transmission settings: a cluster-randomised, non-inferiority trial in South Africa – The Lancet

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Improving lung health in low-income and middle-income countries: from challenges to solutions

28 Feb, 2021 | 21:23h | UTC

Improving lung health in low-income and middle-income countries: from challenges to solutions – The Lancet (free registration required)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Turning houses into ‘lethal mosquito lures’ nearly halves incidence of malaria in children

28 Feb, 2021 | 21:26h | UTC

News release: Turning houses into ‘lethal mosquito lures’ nearly halves incidence of malaria in children – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Original Study: Impact and cost-effectiveness of a lethal house lure against malaria transmission in central Côte d’Ivoire: a two-arm, cluster-randomised controlled trial – The Lancet

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


M-A: Risk predictors of progression to severe disease during the febrile phase of dengue

28 Feb, 2021 | 20:57h | UTC

Risk predictors of progression to severe disease during the febrile phase of dengue: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

 


U.S. Guidelines panel recommendation for long-acting injectable antiretroviral regimen in adults and adolescents with HIV

28 Feb, 2021 | 20:34h | UTC

HHS Adults and Adolescents Antiretroviral Guidelines Panel Recommendation for the Long-Acting Injectable Antiretroviral Regimen of Cabotegravir and Rilpivirine – HIV.gov

What’s New in the Guidelines? Panel’s Recommendation for Long-Acting Injectable Cabotegravir and Rilpivirine in Persons with HIV

 


RCT: Effect of screening by clinical breast examination on breast cancer incidence and mortality after 20 years

26 Feb, 2021 | 08:34h | UTC

Effect of screening by clinical breast examination on breast cancer incidence and mortality after 20 years: prospective, cluster randomised controlled trial in Mumbai – The BMJ

Commentaries: The story of the Mumbai breast screening study – The BMJ Opinion

 

 


Russia tells WHO it has detected first case of avian flu strain in humans

21 Feb, 2021 | 22:08h | UTC

Russia tells WHO it has detected first case of avian flu strain in humans – CNN

See also: Bird flu: Russia detects first case of H5N8 bird flu in humans – BBC AND Russia reports world’s first case of human infection with H5N8 bird flu – Reuters

 


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