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Good to Know (Perhaps) That Food Is Being ‘Nuclearised’
Using nuclear sciences to feed the world. Credit: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Nov 16 2017 (IPS)It might sound strange, very strange, but the news is that scientists and experts have been assuring, over and again, that using nuclear applications in agriculture –and thus in food production—are giving a major boost to food security. So how does this work? To start with, nuclear applications in agriculture rely on the use of isotopes and radiation techniques to combat pests and diseases, increase crop production, protect land and water resources, and ensure food safety and authenticity, as well as increase livestock pro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa:Pneumonia Claims 1 Million African Kids Yearly
[CAJ News] Dakar -CIVIL society organisations across Africa are advocating for governments to invest in immunisation and eradicate pneumonia. The disease kills nearly 1 million children in Africa per year. Organisations in some ten countries have met in Senegal where they called for more domestic financing to pneumonia vaccines, routine immunisation programmes and strengthening of health systems. The organisations that met under the auspices of the just-commemorated World Pneumonia Day are from Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivor (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Overcoming Poor Nutrition
[Cameroon Tribune] One child out of three suffers from malnutrition and three children in ten show delayed growth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry Targets Africa
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 2017 (IPS)A vibrant global campaign to ban the use of mercury in dentistry is shifting direction: moving from Europe to the developing world. Charlie Brown, Attorney & President of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, an organization which is spearheading the campaign, told African and Asian delegates at a meeting in Geneva late September: “When you return to your home countries, please do as the European Union has done: phase out amalgam for children now, for one simple reason: The children of your nation are equally important as the children of Europe.”Presid...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

A pilot study in Cameroon to understand safe uses of pesticides in agriculture, risk factors for farmers' exposure and management of accidental cases - Pouokam GB, Lemnyuy Album W, Ndikontar AS, Sidatt MEH.
Chemical pesticides are widely used in Cameroon for agricultural production. In 2015, more than 600 pesticide products were approved for use in various foodstuffs. Much misuse of these chemicals by farmers has been documented in rural and urban settings. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Cameroon:When a Beauty Technique Is Cancerous!
[Cameroon Tribune] Some of the products used in bleaching the skin are said to be potential cause to skin cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Meet the Heroic Animals That Went Into Space Before Humans
The First Space Pioneers Bettmann Archive Animals were every bit as heroic as the first human astronauts By Jeffrey Kluger Animals have long been the science community’s shock troops—the first to hit the beaches when a new frontier of knowledge is being claimed. Those soldiers hardly volunteered for the misison: The thousands of monkeys and mice that were used as test subjects for Jonas Salk’s first polio vaccine were conscripted for the job, whether they wanted to do it or not. That doesn’t diminish their profound contribution to scientific knowledge—indeed, it enlarges it. The same is tru...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: animals belka ham Laika NASA space strelka Source Type: news

Radical new approach to schizophrenia treatment begins trial
Exclusive: as evidence emerges that schizophrenia could be an immune system disease, two-year trial will use antibody drug currently used for MSBritish scientists have begun testing a radically new approach to treating schizophrenia based on emerging evidence that it could be adisease of the immune system.The first patient, a 33-year old man who developed schizophrenia after moving to London from Cameroon a decade ago, was treated at King ’s College Hospital in London on Thursday, marking the start of one of the most ambitious trials to date on the biology of the illness and how to treat it.Continue reading... (Sourc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Schizophrenia Mental health Immunology Medical research Science Society Biology Source Type: news

'Hidden No More': Encouraging Girls To Pursue STEM
NPR's Melissa Block talks to Yefon Mbangsi, a chemical engineer in Cameroon, about coming to the U.S. to participate in a State Department program inspired by the film Hidden Figures. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cameroon:Maternal, Infant-Child Mortality - Government's Remedial Measures Outlined
[Cameroon Tribune] Below is the press release following the Cabinet meeting of October 26, 2017 chaired by Prime Minister, Head of Government Philemon Yang in Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 27, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cameroon:Gynaecological Cancer - Experts Edified On Updated Apparatus
[Cameroon Tribune] A workshop on an advanced technique in medical imaging (MRI) took place yesterday, at the CHRACERH. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An Inequality Beyond Wealth: Gaps in Women ’s Health
A mother and her child from West Point, a low-income neighbourhood of Monrovia, Liberia. The 10-worst countries to be a mother in are all in sub-Saharan Africa. Credit: IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 18 2017 (IPS)While many often focus on wealth disparities, economic inequality is often a symptom and cause of other inequalities including women’s access to sexual and reproductive health. In a new report, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) explores the persistent, if not widening, inequalities in sexual and reproductive health around the world, holding back women and girls from a productive and prosperous f...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Mercy Ships Operation - Government Reassures Hitch-Free Transportation
[Cameroon Tribune] The NGO's Group Managing Director requested additional assistance in an audience with the Minister of Transport, October 9 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Focus On Depressive Disorders
[Cameroon Tribune] This year's World Mental Health Day Centres on actions that ensure the productivity of human resources (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Eto'o, Children's Health Advocate
[Cameroon Tribune] The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador was guest of honour at the launching of a vaccination campaign in Douala on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Excellent Efforts to Improve Eye Care
[Cameroon Tribune] The government and its partners have undertaken measures to ensure that those with eye problems find solutions at their door steps. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Flying Eye Hospital in Cameroon - 235 Patients to Be Treated Freely
[Cameroon Tribune] The Minister of Public Health granted a press conference yesterday October 4 on the mission of the humanitarian NGO. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: 'Mercy Ships' Begins Eye Screening
[Cameroon Tribune] The first of approximately 2,000 cataract surgeries will soon begin. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

3 Ways the United Nations Is Helping the World (and 2 Ways It Can ’t)
Former UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold once remarked that the UN “was created not to lead mankind to heaven but to save humanity from hell.” Put another (less poetic) way, the UN is better at helping the world cope with crises than at preventing or ending them. This week’s UN General Assembly has confirmed as much; here, five global challenges the UN can, and can’t solve: 1. North Korea Let’s begin with something the UN can do very little to resolve: the North Korea standoff. There are three reasons for that. First, the “carrot” the UN wields—the lifting of economic sa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized risk report Source Type: news

West Africa: USAID Announces Malaria Initiative Launch and Expansion
[USAID] New York -Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by USAID and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand its existing program in Burkina Faso. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa:USAID Announces Malaria Initiative Launch and Expansion
[USAID] New York -Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by USAID and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand its existing program in Burkina Faso. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Civilians ‘Direct Targets’ as Conflict Spreads in Central African Republic
Credit: Saber Jendoubi/AFP/Getty ImagesBy Lindah MogeniUNITED NATIONS, Sep 14 2017 (IPS)Rape, torture, pillage, murder and forced displacement by the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC) rebel forces are the new horrifying realities faced by communities in Basse-Kotto, Central African Republic, according to the prominent London-based human rights group Amnesty International. The UN peacekeeping force in the region, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), tasked with civilian protection, has been unable to curb these systematic abuses, Amnesty says.&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lindah Mogeni Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion Source Type: news

Cameroon: Aids-Free-Holiday Caravan in New Bell
[Cameroon Tribune] Youths are being advised on ways of also preventing malaria, diabetes, cancer and how to ensure a healthy environment besides free HIV/AIDS screening. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Charity Hospital Ship to Perform Free Surgeries
[VOA] The world's largest non-government hospital ship is docked in Cameroon's commercial capital, Douala, where local health care gaps remain enormous. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Curbing Aids in Africa - UNAIDS, Startimes Group Discuss Innovative Strategies
[Cameroon Tribune] Beijing -Both sides are determined to ease access to AIDS prevention and treatment information. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Fight Against HIV - Chantal Biya, Youths At the Forefront
[Cameroon Tribune] The First Lady's' charitable association, CERAC, yesterday organised a sensitisation and HIV screening campaign at the Yaounde V Sub-division. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The neglected burden of snakebites in Cameroon: a review of the epidemiology, management and public health challenges - Tochie JN, Temgoua MN, Njim T, Celestin D, Tankeu R, Nkemngu NJ.
OBJECTIVES: Snakebite is an underestimated medical and surgical emergency in developing countries responsible for a high disease burden. Optimal management of snake envenomation in these resource-limited settings is precluded by several public health chall... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Cameroon: Mercy Ships - First Contingent of Patients Welcomed
[Cameroon Tribune] Beneficiaries have been exhorted to receive the work of generosity with respect and dignity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Africa: A network of healthcare decision making launches across sub-Saharan Africa
Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch ofCochrane Africa;  a network with a vision to increase the use of best evidence to inform healthcare decision making across the sub-Saharan African continent.The Africa Network consists of regional centres including its co-ordinating centre atCochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council, and the establishment of hubs at University of Calabar, Teaching Hospital, Nigeria, Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Yaound é University, Cameroon.Cochrane Africa is part of the global, independent Cochrane network of researchers, professionals, pa...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cameroon: RFI Cameroon Correspondent's Appeal Postponed Without Explanation
[RFI] The first hearing of the appeal of RFI Cameroon correspondent Ahmed Abba has been postponed without explanation, his lawyers have revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Mercy Ships - Free Transportation, Feeding of Patients
[Cameroon Tribune] The mobile hospital, Africa Mercy, was officially received by three members of government in Douala yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Hospital Ship Decks in Douala
[Cameroon Tribune] The medical mission is placed under the supervision of the First Lady, Mrs. Chantal Biya, and under the auspices of the Prime Minister, Philemon Yang. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Promoting evidence-based health care in Africa
Charles Shey Wiysonge, Director ofCochane  South Africa, gave an interview to the World Health Organization Bulletin. Here is a re-post , with premission, from their  recent publication.Charles Shey Wiysonge is devoted to encouraging better use of scientific evidence for health policies and programmes in African countries. He is the director of the South African Cochrane Centre, a unit of the South African Medical Research Council, and a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the department of Global Health in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He was C...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Cameroon: HIV/Aids in Littoral Region - 2.6 Per Cent Prevalence
[Cameroon Tribune] Irresponsible sexual behaviour among infected people are common and potentially expose their partners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Aids-Free-Holidays - Peer Educators Sensitise Inhabitants
[Cameroon Tribune] Some 566 inhabitants in the Yaounde IV Subdivision have been schooled on the HIV pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Healthcare - China Urged to Use Cooperation Relations to Assist Africa
[Cameroon Tribune] The UNFPA Country Representative to China gave a lecture to journalists in Beijing over the weekend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Smoking Remains Dangerous
[Cameroon Tribune] Of the 75.4 per cent smokers who have read health warnings against smoking on cigarette packets, only 35.5 per cent have envisaged to stop smoking. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Peer Educators Promote HIV Testing for Mothers, Babies
[VOA] As the world's AIDS experts meet at a conference this week in Paris, health workers in Cameroon still struggle to identify and treat HIV-positive mothers and babies. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Cameroon's Struggle to Contain HIV/Aids
[Deutsche Welle] In its efforts to lower the HIV prevalence rate, Cameroon will launch a program where expectant mothers in northern regions of the country can get tested for HIV, and prevent mother to child transmissions. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Cit é Des Palmiers Hospital - Leveraging Service Quality, Quantity
[Cameroon Tribune] The public will from July 25-29 enjoy free consultations as part of Open Door Days activities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: African Synergy - First Ladies Donate Hospitals Equipment
[Cameroon Tribune] Seven medical structures in the country received gifts last Friday in Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Key findings from a prospective trauma registry at a regional hospital in Southwest Cameroon - Chichom-Mefire A, Nwanna-Nzewunwa OC, Siysi VV, Feldhaus I, Dicker R, Juillard C.
INTRODUCTION: Trauma is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Data characterizing the burden of trauma in Cameroon is limited. Regular, prospective injury surveillance can address the shortcomings of existing hospital administrative logs an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cameroon: Deido District Hospital - CERAC Extends Generosity
[Cameroon Tribune] Besides the rehabilitated hospital, officials also received special gifts comprising a 66KVA generator, an incubator and baby's reanimation bed from Mrs Chantal Biya's association. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Facebook shame: Prescription-only drugs for sale
One dealer based in Cameroon, Central Africa, said he had been selling over the site for three or four years. He added he had never been in trouble with Facebook ’s administrators. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Educating Children One Radio Wave at a Time
Discussions are underway with the governments of Cameroon and Niger to make radio courses certified, allowing children to receive a certification and pass the school year.Rose called the approach to the complex crisis “unique,” as it moves from a focus on individual countries to a multi-country response.He also highlighted the potential for the radio education program to be replicated in other regions of the world.In 35 crisis-affected countries, humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises have disrupted the education of 75 million children between the ages of 3 and 18.“In the same way that radio playe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Source Type: news

After devastating birth injuries, 33 women ’s lives transformed
Language UndefinedBATOURI, Cameroon – Amina was married whenshe was just a child. Soon after, she became pregnant, and, at only 13 years old, she went into labour. As is the case with many girls her age, Amina ’s body was not mature enough to bear a child, and she suffered an obstructed labour, an excruciating condition that could have killed her. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Cameroon: Life After Fistula - Surgery Helps Heal Stigma
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Batouri -The social consequences of fistula are often severe: girls and women are unable to work, become isolated, publicly shamed and even driven from their homes (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery - Chracerh Continues to Enhance Skills
[Cameroon Tribune] The 10th educational programme is currently taking place at the hospital premises in Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news