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Normalize Menstrual Health. Period.

Article by Anupama Rajesh, Associate Vice President- Medical Content at FINN Partners Original article can be found at https://www.finnpartners.com/news-insights/normalize-menstrual-health-period/ When I got my first period at age 11, my mother told me I was a big girl now and that I should be careful around my father and other male relatives. She said that the […]

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Four Omicron variants form bulk of winter cases; The latest health stories from around the world

Four Omicron subvariants of the virus that causes COVID-19 will be the most common strains going from person to person this winter, new research predicts. www.medscape.com/viewarticle/985778?src=mkm_ret_230106_mscpmrk-OUS_Monthly_CA&uac=398271FG&impID=5039917&faf=1 Not too dire so far, until you consider what else the researchers found. The BQ.1, BQ1.1, XBB, and XBB.1 subvariants are the most resistant to neutralizing antibodies, researcher Qian

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Marion Biotech to be investigated by Indian drug regulator

India’s health minister Mansukh Mandaviya has announced that manufacturing activities of Marion Biotech’s unit near the national capital Delhi have been stopped following an inspection by India’s apex drugs regulating body. https://thewire.in/government/uzbekistan-cough-syrup-noida-marion-biotech-mandaviya. Uzbek authorities had announced that consumption of a cough syrup produced by the company had led to the deaths of 18 children in

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Sesame to be added to list of major food allergens

Starting January 1, sesame will join the list of major food allergens defined by law, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. The change comes as a result of the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research Act, or FASTER Act, which was signed into law in April 2021. https://edition.cnn.com/2022/12/29/health/sesame-joins-major-food-allergens-list-fda-wellness/index.html? The FDA has been

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Approval of Alzheimer’s drug “rife with irregularities”

US drug regulators failed to follow their own guidance and practices when they approved the controversial Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm, a congressional report said on Thursday. www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/dec/29/biogen-fda-alzheimers-aduhelm-congressional-report? The US food and drug administration’s (FDA) process of approval, it said, had been “rife with irregularities”, and the FDA’s interactions with maker Biogen had been “atypical”. The report

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Countries across the globe track COVID-19 cases emerging from China

The United States (US) is considering sampling wastewater taken from international aircraft to track any emerging new Covid-19 variants as infections surge in China.  UK-based health experts estimate about 9,000 people a days are now dying of the disease in China. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/dec/30/china-covid-experts-estimate-9000-deaths-a-day-as-us-says-it-may-sample-wastewater-from-planes? The proposed testing of wastewater by the US Centers for Disease Control and

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Considerable increase in COVID-19 deaths in China; The latest health stories from around the world

More than 5,000 people are probably dying each day from COVID-19 in China, health data firm Airfinity estimated, offering a dramatic contrast to official data from Beijing on the country’s current outbreak.www.medscape.com/viewarticle/986013?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=398271FG&impID=5026929&faf=1 The UK-based firm said it had used modelling based on regional Chinese data to produce figures that also put current daily infections in

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Bio Farma to produce Merck & Co’s HPV vaccine

In a bid to combat HPV-linked cervical cancer in the country Indonesia will produce drugmaker Merck & Co’s vaccines for human papillomavirus (HPV), the chief of its state-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma said last Tuesday,. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/985471?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=398271FG&impID=4990446&faf=1 Cervical cancer is the fourth-most common cancer among women globally, with an estimated 604,000 new cases and 342,000 deaths

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Court dismisses Zantac claims

Thousands of consumers who sued makers of the popular heartburn drug Zantac, alleging it caused them to develop cancer, failed to present a reliable scientific basis for their claims, a U.S. District Court judge in Florida said when she dismissed their lawsuits last week. In 2020, the Food and Drug Administration requested recalls of the

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Jeremy Farrar, to take on chief scientist role at WHO

Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, one of the largest nongovernmental science funders, will step down early next year to become the chief scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO). He will replace Soumya Swaminathan, the first person to hold the post. Swaminathan, a paediatrician, announced last month that she would be leaving to focus on

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