Zimbabwe: How A Community-Based Approach to Mental Health Is Making Strides

[The Conversation Africa] In Africa, epidemics are associated with outbreaks like cholera and measles or HIV and tuberculosis. Mental health would possibly be the last item on anyone's list of big health challenges.
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Authors: Koch TR, Shope TR Abstract Obesity is a major factor in the worldwide rise in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus. The obesity "epidemic" will require novel, effective interventions to permit both the prevention and treatment of diabetes caused by obesity. Laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy is a newer bariatric surgical procedure with a lower risk of complications (compared to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery). Based in part on restriction of daily caloric intake, sleeve gastrectomy has a major role in inducing significant weight loss and weight loss is maintained for at least 10&nbs...
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AJ Gunn, M.D. graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, earning a BS in exercise physiology with a minor in sociology. He then returned home to South Dakota to attend medical school at the University of South Dakota. During medical school, he participated in the competitive Howard Hughes Medical Institute – National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program and was awarded the Donald L. Alcott, M.D. Award for Clinical Promise. He graduated summa cum laude in 2009. He completed his diagnostic radiology residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston,...
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A new initiative aims to reduce new infections by 75% within five years.
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Women mount stronger immune responses to infection, scientists say. And in China, men smoke in much greater numbers.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: your-feed-science Estrogen Testosterone Immune System Women and Girls SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Mice Epidemics Viruses MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Deaths (Fatalities) Medicine and Source Type: news
More than 21 people have died from coronavirus, mostly in China. Now, a group of Americans evacuees, released from federal quarantine, were bussed to airports in California. Carter Evans has the latest.
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Even as illnesses and deaths from the new virus increase, fear is advancing like a tsunami, and not just around the Chinese city of Wuhan, the center of the outbreak that has been declared a global health emergency
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Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: Microbes and InfectionAuthor(s): Jin-Yan Li, Zhi You, Qiong Wang, Zhi-Jian Zhou, Ye Qiu, Rui Luo, Xing-Yi GeAbstractAt the end of December 2019, a novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, caused an outbreak of pneumonia spreading from Wuhan, Hubei province, to the whole country of China, which has posed great threats to public health and attracted enormous attention around the world. To date, there are no clinically approved vaccines or antiviral drugs available for these human coronavirus infections. Intensive research on the novel emerging human infectious coronaviruses is ...
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South Korea has declared a “special management zone” around a southeastern city where a surging viral outbreak, largely linked to a church in Daegu, threatens to overwhelm the region's health system
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Authors: Popescu CR, Cavanagh MMM, Tembo B, Chiume M, Lufesi N, Goldfarb DM, Kissoon N, Lavoie PM Abstract Introduction: Sepsis accounts for up to one third of neonatal deaths in the world each year. The World Health Organization acknowledges neonatal sepsis as a major global health concern, and that the highest burden occurs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite major research and clinical progress in this area, we still lack accurate diagnostic tools for neonatal sepsis, complicating the management of this condition.Areas covered: The purpose here is to review the latest data on the incidence, diag...
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