Global Health: Nearly Eradicated in Humans, the Guinea Worm Finds New Victims: Dogs
For 30 years, scientists have fought to eliminate a horrifying parasite. Suddenly, it has begun infecting dogs in Chad, threatening to undo decades of progress. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Guinea Worm Disease Dogs Frogs Parasites Epidemics Carter Center Carter, Jimmy Deby, Idriss Chad Africa Source Type: news

Recent-onset diabetes linked to pancreatic cancer for some minorities
Recent-onset type 2 diabetes has been linked to pancreatic cancer in African Americans and Hispanics older than 50, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
Marjie Heier, M.D., may not have found the medical practice she expected in Zambia, but the people of this African nation certainly found what they needed in Heier. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Africa:Let's Eat Our Way to a Healthier Planet
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] For the past five years, an unusual gathering of thought-leaders and experts from the realms of science, policy, business and civil society has taken place in Stockholm to tackle the interconnected challenges of food, health and sustainability. This June, the Government of Sweden is for the first time co-hosting the EAT Food Forum in Stockholm. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Digital Solutions Transform Southern Africa Healthcare
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE adoption of digital solutions for data capturing in the healthcare sector are anticipated to revolutionise the delivery of services and solutions in the 15-country Southern Africa regional block. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The periodicity of violent and property crime in Tshwane, South Africa - Cohn EG, Breetzke GD.
In this article, we identify and analyze the periodicity of violent and property crimes committed in Tshwane, South Africa, from 2001 to 2006. This is done using Fourier analysis, an advanced explorative mathematical technique commonly used in the physical... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A comparison study of international terrorism using geographic information systems - Alaimo M, Tong Y.
This study uses a geographic information system (GIS) to analyze the casualty rates of terrorism attacks carried out from 1990 to 2015 in the three geographic regions of Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa. Each country wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Touch rugby, masculinity and progressive politics in Durban, South Africa, 1985-1990 - Morrell R.
Rugby is a sport frequently considered to be highly competitive and even violent. In the history of South Africa under apartheid it was a bulwark of white minority, authoritarian, nationalist rule. So was it possible for an alternative masculinity to devel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The association between school bullying victimization and substance use among adolescents in Malawi: the mediating effect of loneliness - Kim YK, Okumu M, Small E, Nikolova SP, Mengo C.
This study emp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

South Africa:Govt Needs to Stop Seeing Civil Society As an Enemy - Makhura
[News24Wire] Gauteng premier and acting ANC provincial chairperson David Makhura has admitted that had his government listened to civic organisations, the Life Esidimeni tragedy would not have happened. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Minister Expresses Satisfaction After Visit to Condom Factory
[News24Wire] Health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and KZN Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo expressed their satisfaction with operations at a condom factory situated at Dube TradePort, near the King Shaka International Airport. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Diabetes may be an early manifestation of pancreatic cancer
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicates that recent-onset type 2 diabetes may be early expression of pancreatic cancer. Diabetes was associated with a more than twofold higher risk of pancreatic cancer in African-Americans and Latinos, but recent-onset diabetes was associated with a 2.3-fold greater increase in risk of pancreatic cancer than long-standing diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Americans view child abuse and neglect as a serious public health problem
(Research!America) A strong majority of Americans view child abuse and neglect as a public health problem in the United States, a sentiment shared across populations with 81 percent of Hispanics, 76 percent of non-Hispanic whites, 74 percent of African-Americans and 67 percent of Asians in agreement, according to a new survey commissioned by Research!America and the National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lesotho:'Meat Import Ban Requires Inclusivity'
[Lesotho Times] ECONOMIC revolution movement, Home of Aggressive Entrepreneurs of Lesotho (HAE) says while it hails the government's move to ban importation of some agricultural produce, there is need to include stakeholders in the processes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The secret rainforest hidden at the heart of an African volcano - in pictures
A ‘dream team’ of international scientists scaled Mozambique’s Mount Lico and found a wealth of new species.Allianceearth.orgContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeff Barbee Tags: Environment Science Mountains Mozambique Africa World news Animal behaviour Biology Source Type: news

Diabetes diagnosis may signal early pancreatic cancer in older African-Americans, Latinos
(University of Southern California - Health Sciences) A new study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC shows that African-Americans and Latinos who are diagnosed with diabetes after age 50 have a more than threefold risk of developing pancreatic cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

An analysis of prevalence rates of Saudi's students with emotional and behavior problems and its effects of gender and age - Keshky MESE, Alahmadi NA.
Emotional and Behavioral Problems (EBPs) have an adverse impact on a child's education performance. EBPs have been considerably addressed in the Europe and North America nonetheless in Middle East, North Africa and most parts of Asia including Saudi Arabia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Delaying pre-trial therapy to child victims of sexual abuse: an unfounded prevailing culture in South Africa? - Fouch é DF, Fouche A.
Due to the statutory obligation to report child sexual abuse to the authorities, children in South Africa are increasingly called to testify in criminal proceedings. A recent qualitative study found that South African parents and social workers are often a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Europe, sharing the love?
Mediterranean waters in Spain. Credit: Photo by David Aler on UnsplashBy Maged SrourROME, Jun 15 2018 (IPS)Even if arrivals of migrants into Italy by sea have decreased between 2017 and 2018 so far, recent events in the Mediterranean rim have strongly drawn attention to the migration issue and a fierce debate is now underway among European countries. On June 10, Italy’s new Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, barred the ship Aquarius, jointly operated by the NGOs‘SOS Mediterranée’ and ‘Doctors Beyond Borders’ (MSF), from docking at Italian ports. There were 629 migrants on the ship. Among...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Europe Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) Source Type: news

South Africa:MEC Announces Plan to Identify Ambulance Attackers
[Govt of SA] Eastern Cape Health MEC Ms Helen Sauls-August has announced that the department is roping in law enforcement agencies and security sector to deal with the spate of sporadic attacks on ambulances in various districts in the Province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Inquiry Hears Why Violence Broke Out At Charlotte Maxeke Hospital
[GroundUp] The protest by health workers over unpaid performance bonuses at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in May was unexpected. This was according to Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital Dr Gladys Bogoshi and Head of the Gauteng Health Department Dr Mkhululi Lukhele. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pesticide causes female-biased sex ratio in frogs
According to research, published inScientific Reports, a common endocrine-disrupting pesticide adversely affects reproduction in the West African clawed frog.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Africa:Baobab Trees Have More Than 300 Uses, But They're Dying
[The Conversation Africa] It has been reported that nine of 13 Africa's oldest and largest baobab trees have died in the past decade. These trees, aged between 1,100 and 2,500 years, appear to be victims of climate change. Scientists speculate that warming temperatures have either killed the trees directly or have made them weaker and more susceptible to drought, diseases, fire or wind. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Challenges of Administering Ebola Vaccine in Remote Areas
[The Conversation Africa] No one said tracking the movements of a patient, suspected to be a carrier of the deadly Ebola virus, through the dense forests of the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was going to be easy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Zimbabwe to Co-Chair Health Assembly
[The Herald] Zimbabwe is ready to chair this year's 71st session of the World Health Assembly taking place in Geneva following its election last year. The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the World Health Organisation (WHO). In an interview in Harare yesterday just before leaving for Geneva, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said Zimbabwe in particular and Africa in general will utilise this opportunity to bring issues affecting the continent on the fore. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Bloodless Malaria Test Wins Prestigious Africa Prize
[Royal Academy of Engineering] London -A 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer has won the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Brian Gitta is the first Ugandan to win the prestigious Africa Prize, and the youngest winner to date. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:MEC Helen Saul's-August On Ongoing Strike At Eastern Cape Health Facilities
[Govt of SA] Eastern Cape MEC for Health, Ms Helen Saul's-August reminds Health Professionals that they signed an oath to serve as well as the applicable conditions which allows for the grievances and disputes to be attended to. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Removing Motsoaledi Will Not End the Health Crisis
[Daily Maverick] The rot in the healthcare system is far too deep for anything other than a fundamental overhaul and a deep cleansing of corrupt officials to do the trick. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

African-Americans Less Likely to Get Recommended Statin Therapy
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- African-Americans are less likely than whites to be treated with statins or to receive a statin at guideline-recommended intensity, according to a study published online June 13 in JAMA Cardiology. Michael G. Nanna, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

South Africa:'We Are Forced to Move On From Declaring Babies Dead As If Nothing Happens'
[Bhekisisa] Saving lives -- and losing them -- may be all in a day's work for health workers, but if you think it doesn't take it's toll, listen to these doctors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:World Blood Donor Day - African Region Not Meeting Blood Need - WHO
[Leadership] As the world celebrate blood donor day today, the World Health Organisation (WHO), has expressed worry that the African region is not meeting its blood needs, as patients requiring transfusion are dying due to blood shortages. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Mental Health Scandal - Claimants Receive Payouts
[News24Wire] The Gauteng government has paid out R159 460 000 to the claimants of the Life Esidimeni arbitration, it said on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Is this really called freedom? Missouri finally passes law "allowing" black people to braid hair without requiring a 1500-hour cosmetology license
(Natural News) African-style hair braiders who conduct business in the state of Missouri are rejoicing after the passage of new legislation that no longer forces them to undergo 1,500 hours of cosmetology training, a total of none of which has anything to do with learning how to braid hair. The change comes after the Institute... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Geisel Receives Fogarty Grant to Fund Research Collaboration in East Africa
The Geisel School of Medicine has been awarded a 5-year, $1.5 million grant from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health to support an infectious disease research and training program to combat HIV and tuberculosis (TB) within the newly established Infectious Disease Institute at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - June 13, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: News Research Africa DarDar HIV MUHAS Tanzania TB Source Type: news

Sahel in the Throes of a Major Humanitarian Crisis
A mother caresses the head of her sleeping malnourished baby, at the mother and child centre in the town of Diffa, Niger. Credit: UNICEF/TremeauBy Mark LowcockUNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 2018 (IPS)I am increasingly concerned by the situation in the Sahel. In Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal, nearly 6 million people are struggling to meet their daily food needs. Severe malnutrition threatens the lives of 1.6 million children. These are levels unseen since the crisis of 2012, and the most critical months are still ahead. Governments in the region were successful in beating back the crisis six years ago. I a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mark Lowcock Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Blacks Still Show Lower Statin Treatment Rates than Whites
(MedPage Today) -- Guideline-recommended therapy more often skipped in African Americans (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Africa:Gavi and the Global Fund - Collaborating for Impact and Efficiency
[GFO] Sharing knowledge and coordinating political advocacy are two of the areas on which the organizations work together (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:Parliament On Performance of Provincial Education and Health Sectors
[Govt of SA] The Select Committee on Finance today received a briefing from the National Treasury and the Mpumalanga provincial treasury on the preliminary outcomes of 2017/18 provincial expenditures, as at 31 May 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Civil Society Organizations Gather in Ghana to Increase Engagement in Global Fund Programs
[GFO] Health advocates from across Africa share experiences, build capacity, and strategize on how to respond to HIV, TB and malaria (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Stop Neglecting African Conflicts
A group of displaced men, women, and children find refuge at a church on the outskirts of Nyunzu village in eastern Congo. Pastor Mbuyu (pictured) looks after them. Credit: NRC/Christian JepsenBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 2018 (IPS)Conflicts have uprooted millions across several African nations and we must not forget them, said a human rights group.Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) timely message was published through their annual list of the worlds most neglected displacement crises. “It’s a sad pattern that we are once again seeing that the crises on the African continent seldom make media...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

South Africa:Deputy President David Mabuza - Opening of Fifth South African TB Conference
[Govt of SA] Opening Address by Deputy President David Mabuza at the 5th South African TB Conference, Durban (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Research Sets Out Key Obstacles to Maternal Health in Rural Tanzania
[The Conversation Africa] University of Ottawa -In Tanzania's rural Rorya region, approximately 40% of women aren't in the care of medical staff at hospitals or clinics when they deliver their babies. Instead they give birth at home, sometimes with a traditional birth attendant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 13, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

WHO chief says Ebola outbreak in DR Congo 'not over'
Dr Tedros Adhanom admitted the situation in the African nation has 'stabilised' - but claimed cases of the deadly virus could easily spark up again. Officials announced two new cases yesterday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:Flight Attendant Grounded Because of HIV Status
[Daily Maverick] SECTION27 is tackling HIV discrimination at the Civil Aviation Authority after the body grounded a flight attendant for months after he disclosed his HIV status. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Linking at-risk South African girls to sexual violence and reproductive health services: a mixed-methods assessment of a soccer-based HIV prevention program and pilot SMS campaign - Merrill KG, Merrill JC, Hershow RB, Barkley C, Rakosa B, DeCelles J, Harrison A.
Grassroot Soccer developed SKILLZ Street-a soccer-based life skills program with a supplementary SMS platform-to support adolescent girls at risk for HIV, violence, and sexual and reproductive health challenges. We conducted a mixed-methods assessment of p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tanzania Removes Ban On SA Meat
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania has formally lifted the ban on imports of meat and its products from South Africa. The Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) decided to prohibit importation of meat and its products three months ago following an outbreak of listeriosis epidemic in the economically powerful southern Africa nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

High-protein corn also resistant to parasitic weed
(American Society of Agronomy) In sub-Saharan Africa, 20 to 80% of corn yields may be lost because of a semi-parasitic plant, Striga. In areas infested with Striga, farmers may even lose their entire crops. In a new study, researchers from southern Africa identified several varieties of corn resistant or tolerant to Striga. Importantly, these varieties also have improved nutritional content, particularly protein. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa's baobab trees can live for more than 1,000 years, but many of the oldest and largest are dying
The oldest and biggest angiosperm trees in the world, the African baobabs, are dying or already dead, an international team of scientists has found.The scientists added that the spate of deaths,described in the journal Nature Plants, might be the result of a changing climate – though they say... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

South Africa:'My Hands Are Tied' - Says Health Minister Motsoaledi
[Bhekisisa] "Whenever there is a crisis, I'm called in to solve them, but I don't have the legal mechanism to prevent them," says minister. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Women Afflicted By Fistula Find Hope At Rehab Centre in Tanzania
[East African] Life for Sarah Samuel has been a series of deaths -- and stillbirths. She had her first baby at 16, but five months later, she lost it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news