Category Health

Unveiling Lumina: The New Star in Spring’s Strawberry Harvest

The Agricultural Research Service’s (USDA-ARS) strawberry breeding program in Beltsville, Md., is shaking up National Strawberry Day with exciting news about a new cultivar called Lumina. Initial research results revealed that ‘Lumina’ consistently delivers high yields of large, sweet, vividly colored, and glossy strawberries, making them marketable early in the Mid-Atlantic strawberry season

FDA Delays Approval of Roluperidone, Minerva Neurosciences’ Schizophrenia Treatment

Minerva Neurosciences' roluperidone faces a setback as the FDA issues a Complete Response Letter, citing clinical deficiencies and requesting additional safety and efficacy data, including support for concomitant antipsychotic usage. This delay in FDA approval could potentially postpone the drug's launch by at least two years, aligning with the expected introduction of competing pipeline products.

Advancing Rare Disease Care: Free Genetic Testing and Counseling Initiative Launched

To address the challenges posed by rare diseases in the nation, the ICMR's National Institute for Research in Reproductive and Child Health (ICMR-NIRRCH) declared its initiative to provide complimentary genetic testing and counseling services. Rare diseases are typically chronic and progressive medical conditions that pose life-threatening risks to those affected.

Unveiling the Gut-Eye Connection: CRB1 Gene’s Role in Inherited Blindness

A recent study published in Cell uncovers a novel connection between the gut and the eyes, spotlighting the impact of CRB1 gene mutations in inherited blindness. Mutations in CRB1 compromise the integrity of the blood-retina barrier, facilitating the infiltration of harmful gut bacteria into the eye and potentially resulting in blindness.

Stomach Flu Cases on the Rise in Delhi

Delhi is experiencing a rise in stomach flu cases, with a reported 20-30% increase in patients exhibiting symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

AI Model for Accurate Fetal Age Estimation Developed in India

Researchers at IIT Madras and THSTI have developed Garbhini-GA2, the first AI model specifically designed for the Indian population to accurately estimate fetal age in the second and third trimesters. This is crucial because currently used models based on Western data can be inaccurate for Indian women, leading to improper care and imprecise delivery dates.

Wildfire Smoke Linked to Surge in Anxiety Disorders, Study Finds

A comprehensive study reveals a disturbing trend: wildfire smoke exposure significantly increases anxiety disorders, particularly among women, girls, and older adults. This underscores the urgent need for climate action, mental health support, and effective communication strategies to address the converging public health crises of anxiety and climate change.

Gut Microbes & Your Digestive Health: Can They Impact Sorbitol Tolerance?

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AI Tool Shows Promise, But Needs Refinement to Predict Kidney Injury Risk

A recent study evaluated an AI tool designed to predict the risk of hospital-acquired kidney injury (HA-AKI). While the tool showed promise in identifying low-risk patients, it struggled with high-risk individuals and more severe cases. The authors highlight the need for further research before implementing this tool in clinical settings due to the potential for generating inaccurate results and unnecessary interventions.

Antibiotic Resistance: Global Alarm as Deaths Reach 5 Million

It's imperative that global leaders leverage their power to commit and implement concrete actions in the face of growing drug resistance. Without such action, we risk losing antibiotics, and with them, our ability to enjoy the longevity that we do currently." - Michael Hodin, CEO of GCOA

43 Million Indian Women Struggle with Endometriosis, Research Urges Action

Despite affecting a staggering 43 million women in India, or 10% of those in their reproductive years, endometriosis remains largely ignored and underfunded, particularly compared to its global impact on 190 million individuals. This neglect translates to delayed diagnoses, inadequate treatment, and a lack of understanding about the condition's diverse and often severe symptoms, including debilitating pain and fertility issues.

Cresomycin: A Glimmer of Hope Against Superbugs

"Superbugs," bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics, were casting a long shadow over global health. Existing antibiotics, blunted by bacterial evolution, seemed like blunt swords against these armored foes. But a recent study in Science Journal shines a beacon of hope