Actually, It ’ s OK to Slouch
One of the latest and surprising findings in the field of physical therapy is that slouching is not as bad as we think it is. Certain researchers have gone so far as to say that the conventional fear mongering regarding poor posture can actually be more harmful than slouching itself.  Undoing over a century’s worth of public health messaging about the evils of poor posture—let alone the custom of elders telling youngsters to “sit up straight”—will be a monumental task. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] I know because I’ve spent the better part of a decade researching ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 8, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Beth Linker Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

Insufficient responses to rape in Ouagadougou: reflections based on the experiences of young survivors - Sawadogo N.
This article looks at the inadequacy of the response to rape in Ouagadougou. It is based on an analysis of cases of rape experienced by young women in the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Abdomen trauma from a fall from a height in two university teaching hospital in Burkina Faso - B élemlilga Gueswendé LH, Yabré N, Ouédraogo S, Keita N, Tiendrébéogo L, Zaré C, Zida M.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe the nature and reasons for the fall, the injuries caused and their prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study over a period of 9 years. Patients admitted for abdo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Female Genital Cutting Continues to Increase Worldwide
Campaigns in some countries have reduced the practice, but it remains widespread in those with high rates of population growth. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 8, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nolen Tags: Female Genital Mutilation Women and Girls Vagina Medicine and Health United Nations Children ' s Fund Somalia North America Europe Middle East Asia Burkina Faso Egypt Ethiopia Sudan Indonesia Yemen Sierra Leone Djibou Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: 'Possible' Measles Outbreak as Thousands of Cases, 9 Deaths Reported
[Sidwaya] The ministry in charge of health has spoken of a possible measles epidemic in Burkina Faso as 2,190 suspected cases, including 960 confirmed and 5 deaths, were recorded in 2023. And from January 1 to February 10, 2024, i.e. in the 6th week of this year, there were 1,269 suspected cases of measles and four deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Burkina Faso Health and Medicine West Africa Source Type: news

Africa: Nearly 10 000 Children Vaccinated As Malaria Vaccine Rollout in Africa Expands
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- Nearly 10 000 children in Burkina Faso and Cameroon have now received the RTS,S malaria vaccine since being introduced this year. A wider malaria vaccine rollout is underway this year in several African countries, with Cameroon being the first outside the malaria vaccine pilot programme to do so. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Burkina Faso Cameroon Central Africa External Relations Health and Medicine International Organizations and Africa Malaria West Africa Source Type: news

Coup juntas threaten to quit West Africa bloc: Here ’s what it means for the region
Three West African countries currently under the rule of military juntas have announced plans to exit the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in a further sign of fragmentation across the region. Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, all of which are ruled by military leaders that seized…#westafrican #burkinafaso #nigerian #bolatinubu #mauritania #alexvines #africaprogramme #chathamhouse #tinubuof #nigeria (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 8, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso withdraw from West Africa bloc over sanctions to reverse coups
West African nations Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger have withdrawn from the regional economic bloc known as ECOWAS, their respective juntas announced Sunday. They accused the bloc of “inhumane” sanctions to reverse the coups in their nations. ECOWAS said in a statement that it wasn’t notified of the…#westafrican #burkinafaso #authority #westafrica #ogeonubogu #africaprogram #wilsoncenter #niger #chetanwanze #lagos (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

West Africa: Joint Communique from Burkina Faso, the Republic of Mali and The Republic of Niger
[allAfrica] Niamey -- Following is the text of the communique as posted on the X/Twitter account @PresidenceNiger The statement was also broadcast on the national television stations in each country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Burkina Faso Health and Medicine Malaria Niger West Africa Source Type: news

Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger quit regional bloc in escalation of tension
West African states accuse Ecowas of being a threat to its members and under the influence of foreign powers#westafrican (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso withdraw from West Africa economic bloc ECOWAS, citing coup sanctions, officials say
#niger #burkinafaso #westafrica (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso withdraw from West Africa regional bloc ECOWAS as tensions deepen
Three West African nations of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger have quit the regional economic bloc known as ECOWAS.#westafrican #burkinafaso #niger (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso withdraw from West Africa's regional bloc as tensions deepen
Three West African nations of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger have withdrawn from the regional economic bloc known as ECOWAS, their respective juntas announced Sunday, accusing the bloc of “inhumane” sanctions to reverse the coups in their nations. The juntas said in a joint statement read on state…#westafrican #burkinafaso #westafrica #niger (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shmmokin '
Shmmokin' Globally, rates of tobacco use have been falling for decades. Today, it is estimated that one-in-five people around the world use tobacco products, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO). That’s still enough people to have a sizable impact on both global healthcare…#visualcapitalist #nickroutley #albania22438766 #bahrain18125749 #bolivia12220441 #bosnia #brazil12315791 #burkina #burundi10015250 #comoros16226262 (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual victimisation, peer victimisation, and mental health outcomes among adolescents in Burkina Faso: a prospective cohort study - Lee KS, Wolke D, B ärnighausen T, Ouermi L, Bountogo M, Harling G.
BACKGROUND: Sexual victimisation and peer victimisation are pervasive and increase risk for mental illness. Longitudinal studies that compare their unique and cumulative effects are scarce and have been done predominantly in high-income countries. The aims... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news