Health Bulletin 24/May/2022
Here are the top health stories for today:
Doctors question huge application fee for NEET PG Exam
Referring to the lack of basic facilities during the recently held National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test Postgraduate (NEET-PG) examination 2022, doctors have started questioning why the National Board of Examinations (NBE) is charging so much of money for organizing an online entrance test.
While NBE is charging Rs. 5,000 per general candidate for only appearing in the exam, the president of the FAIMA Doctors' Association, Dr. Rohan Krishnan has pointed out that on the other hand, NEET-PG 2022 aspirants were complaining that the examination centres lacked the basic facilities including the availability of water, air conditioning etc.
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Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya addresses 75th session of World Health Assembly WHO HQ in Geneva
In a historic address at the 75th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva at WHO HQ, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Chemicals and Fertilizers, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya exhorted India's commitment to build a more resilient global health security architecture.
Underscoring the need to strengthen WHO, the Union Minister noted, "As highlighted by India's Prime Minister, there is a need to build a resilient global supply chain to enable equitable access to vaccines and medicines, streamlining WHO's approval process for vaccines and therapeutics and strengthen WHO to build a more resilient global health security architecture".
WHO says no evidence monkey pox virus has mutated
The World Health Organization (WHO) does not have evidence that the monkeypox virus has mutated, a senior executive at the UN agency said.
Monkeypox is a virus that can cause symptoms including fever, aches and presents with a distinctive bumpy rash.
An aspirin a day isn't good for heart health. It can lead to internal bleeding
Millions of elderlies take aspirin daily, and not always because of a doctor's recommendation.
For three decades, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent and influential panel of experts, has been reviewing the growing evidence of aspirin use for preventing first heart attacks and strokes. Last month, it issued its latest recommendations on aspirin use, the first in six years. The panel warned adults older than 60 against starting an aspirin regimen for primary prevention.