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New Project to Improve Health and Nutrition in Nine West African Francophone Countries
February 14, 2018IntraHealth International will implement a new regional project to improve nutrition and reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) in the nineOuagadougou Partnership countries of West Africa, thanks to a three-year, $7 million award from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation.Francophone West Africa has among the highest maternal, neonatal, and child mortality rates in the world. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 303,000 women died in 2015 due to complications of pregnancy or childbirth, more than one-third of them in West and Central Africa. The global maternal mortali...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

West African country reports death from Lassa fever
Authorities in Guinea announced the first death from Lassa fever in more than two decades Thursday, heightening anxiety about another hemorrhagic fever in the West African country where an Ebola epidemic first emerged. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

West African nation of Guinea reports Lassa fever death
West African nation of Guinea reports 1st Lassa fever death in nearly 25 years (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

383,000 Women in Francophone West Africa Started Using Modern Contraception in 2017
A client receives a contraceptive implant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.January 31, 2018In 2017, the nine countries of theOuagadougou Partnership together prevented 100,000 unintended pregnancies, 32,000 unsafe abortions, and 400 maternal deaths in francophone West Africa by bringing modern contraceptives to over 383,000 new users. In two years, the partnership has reached 41% of its goal of an additional 2.2 million women in the region using contraceptives by 2020.Burkina Faso and Cote d ’Ivoire are leading the way, reporting last month at the partnership’san...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

East Africa:Report - EAC 'Free of Worms'
[Daily News] ALL six countries making up the East African Region have been declared free from Guinea Worm disease after 'Zero Cases' were reported in South Sudan, according to the latest study report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The use of home brew in Pacific Islands countries and territories - Nosa V, Duffy S, Singh D, Lavelio S, Amber U, Homasi-Paelate A, Alfred J.
This review examines what is known about the production and use of home brew in the Pacific Islands countries and territories. Data collection involved interviews of 78 men and women from the Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Toga, and Tuvalu. The interv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Global Health: Killing of Mother-Daughter Team Shakes Polio Fighters in Pakistan
The country had just eight polio cases last year. The murder of a 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter won ’ t derail vaccinations, a leader says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Guinea Worm Disease Vaccination and Immunization Rotary Clubs International Taliban Afghanistan Pakistan Source Type: news

Global Health: Killing of Mother-Daughter Team Shakes Polio Eradication Drive in Pakistan
The country had just eight cases of polio last year. The murder of a 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter will not derail vaccination efforts, a leader says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Guinea Worm Disease Vaccination and Immunization Rotary Clubs International Taliban Afghanistan Pakistan Source Type: news

TB vaccine SCAM: Scientists gave 1,400 babies a new vaccine for tuberculosis despite FAILED safety trials
(Natural News) An investigation by the British Medical Journal has exposed a horrifying vaccine scam that took place in the same place that many unethical vaccine stories come from – Africa. There, babies were used as guinea pigs to test out a vaccine after the monkeys it was tested on died. According to the report,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease
; 30 cases last year in Ethiopia, Chad (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency we are all born with
I’ve admired Linus Pauling for years. In 1976, the Nobel Prize-winning chemist gave mega doses of vitamin C to 100 “untreatable” cancer patients. He then compared these so-called terminal patients to patients with the same kind of cancer who didn’t get vitamin C. The patients who received the traditional cancer treatment lived for an average of six months. Pauling’s patients lived — on average — for six years. You’d think that the medical community would have heralded Pauling’s research as a huge breakthrough in cancer treatment. But they didn’t. And they still ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures Nutrition anti-cancer leukemia vitamin vitamin C Source Type: news

FLUPOCALYPSE: Over-crowded and under-staffed, American hospitals are not able to handle the flu this season
(Natural News) Despite another year-long propaganda push for flu shots, despite scores of guinea pigs lining up to get injected with this year’s flu vaccine, there has never been so much sickness across the United States. From California to New Jersey, from Illinois to Texas, over-crowded and under-staffed American hospitals are not able to handle the flu... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Nation Declared Guinea-Worm-Free, Awaits WHO Nod
[East African] Kenya has been declared free of Guinea-worm disease, after a comprehensive evaluation by international experts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fire in New York City Apartment Building Kills 12
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's deadliest residential fire in decades apparently began as a child played with a first-floor stove then spread quickly throughout a Bronx apartment building, killing 12 people and leaving four others fighting for their lives, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday. Those who died Thursday night included girls ages 1, 2 and 7, and a boy whose age was not given. De Blasio, a Democrat, says responders saved at least 12 lives. "Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro called the fire, "historic in its magnitude," because of the number of lives lost. Excluding the Sept. 11 attacks, it was the...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 29, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Progress Toward Global Eradication of Dracunculiasis Progress Toward Global Eradication of Dracunculiasis
This report highlights the remarkable progress made in the global eradication of dracunculiasis, or Guinea worm disease; from over 3 million cases per year in the 1980s to just 25 in 2016.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Race To Eradicate Guinea Worm And Polio Experienced Roadblocks In 2017
This year, the world came tantalizingly close to wiping out two human diseases: Guinea worm and polio. But right at the finish line, both eradication projects have run into surprising roadblocks. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news

Why UHC Day Is a Call to Action for the World ’s Youth
December 14, 2017Our potential as  advocates and partners in achieving universal health coverage is woefully untapped.It ’s no accident that Universal Health Coverage Day — December 12 — falls on the heels of Human Rights Day. Universal health coverage (UHC), the goal of ensuring that all people can access essential health services without exposure to financial hardship, is a dignity and a right not afforded to many around the world.Today, I remember Gabriel, a Panamanian boy half my age who first taught me how a fractured health system fails people.Where someone lives should never deter...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Treating AIDS Patients in Guinea
VideoTreating AIDS Patients in GuineaDecember 01, 2017Only 1 in 4 people living with HIV are receiving treatment in Guinea; without treatment, they can easily develop AIDS. Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supports a hospital in Conakry, Guinea, that treats those who have developed AIDS. Patients arrive very ill, often with opportunistic infections. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Papua New Guinea: MSF Statement on Access to Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Manus Island Transit Centers
In the NewsPapua New Guinea: MSF Statement on Access to Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Manus Island Transit CentersNovember 26, 2017The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on Papua New Guinea (PNG) authorities to allow access to the asylum seekers and refugees in Manus Island transit centers, in order to assess refugees’ conditions and provide essential medical care. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Papua New Guinea: MSF Calls for Access to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Manus Island Transit Centers
In the NewsPapua New Guinea: MSF Calls for Access to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Manus Island Transit CentersNovember 28, 2017SYDNEY/NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 28, 2017 —The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has called on Papua New Guinea to allow MSF to assess refugees' conditions and provide essential medical care in transit centers on Manus Island. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Education, Not Condemnation, Say Women Leaders Who Survived Violence
Angela, 15, from Hyderabad, India. Her vision of a violence-free world would be to live like the mermaid in her painting - free and happy. Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulINDIA/CAMEROON, Nov 26 2017 (IPS)Sally Mboumien remembers the day she pressed a steaming hot stone against her chest. In Bawock, the rural community of western Cameroon where she grew up, young girls often had their young, sprouting breasts flattened with a hot iron or a hammer or spatulas that had been heated over burning coals.This was good for the girls because it would keep them safe from men, she had often heard her elders say. So one day, when her moth...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Civil Society Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Gender-Based Violence Orange Campiagn UN Women Women's Empowerment Source Type: news

What's the difference between explorers, anthropologists and tourists?
Criticism of explorer Benedict Allen, rescued in Papua New Guinea, raises an important question: when is it legitimate to travel to remote communities?An anthropologist, an explorer and a tourist walk into a bar. They ’re each clutching a spear. The anthropologist describes how it was presented to her on her seventh fieldwork season by the elders of the tribe. The explorer regales them with the tale of how he won the spear upon completing an initiation challenge the tribe had set for him, filmed for a documenta ry. The tourist explains that he paid $10 for his at the market, and needs to get back now otherwise the cr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mary-Ann Ochota Tags: Science Anthropology Colonialism Travel Research Source Type: news

Australia, NZ Officials Discuss Screening for Manus Refugees Australia, NZ Officials Discuss Screening for Manus Refugees
New Zealand and Australia have begun talks about screening procedures for asylum seekers holding out in a Papua New Guinea detention center, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, amid reports of worsening health conditions there.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Evaluation of ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) Ebola Deployment in Guinea: Final Report
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 10/17/2017 This 31-page evaluation reviews the implementation, determines the lessons learned, and formulates recommendations to strengthen the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)'s capacity to mobilize experts for field deployment to support future outbreak response initiatives, based on the deployment of experts to the Ebola outbreak in Guinea. The evaluation looked at all the key stages of deployment operations in order to assess preparation, appropriateness, and implementation of ECDC plans, procedures, structures, and tools to su...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

The efficacy of HI-6 DMS in a sustained infusion against percutaneous VX poisoning in the guinea-pig - Whitmore C, Cook AR, Mann T, Price ME, Emery E, Roughley N, Flint D, Stubbs S, Armstrong SJ, Rice H, Tattersall JEH.
Post-exposure nerve agent treatment usually includes administration of an oxime, which acts to restore function of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE). For immediate treatment of military personnel, this is usually administered with an autoinjector devi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning 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

Enduring impact of conflict on mental health and gender-based violence perpetration in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea: A cross-sectional study - Jewkes R, Jama-Shai N, Sikweyiya Y.
We describe the conflict experiences of men and women from the general population of Bougainville Papua New Guinea, perceptions o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Genetic study uncovers evolutionary history of dingoes
(University of New South Wales) A major study of dingo DNA has revealed dingoes most likely migrated to Australia in two separate waves via a former land bridge with Papua New Guinea. The find has significant implications for conservation, with researchers recommending the two genetically distinct populations of dingoes be treated as different groups for management and conservation purposes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Evaluation of ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) Ebola Deployment in Guinea: Final Report
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 10/2017 This 31-page evaluation of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)'s Ebola deployment in Guinea reviews its implementation, determines the lessons learned, and formulates recommendations to strengthen ECDC's capacity to mobilize experts for field deployment to support future outbreak response initiatives, both in and outside the European Union. The evaluation looked at all the key stages of deployment operations (i.e. pre-deployment, during deployment, and post-deployment) in order to assess relevance, appropriateness, efficie...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Skull found in Papua New Guinea was world's 'oldest-known tsunami victim'
Skull fragment from coastal site believed to date from 6,000 years agoScientists say sediments in which bone found bear hallmarks of giant waveA mysterious partial skull unearthed inPapua New Guinea in 1929 that once was thought to belong to an extinct human species now turns out to have another unique distinction. Scientists believe it belongs to the oldest known humantsunami victim. Researchers said on Wednesday that new examinations of the sediments where the 6,000-year-old skull was found detected hallmarks of a tsunami, with a composition remarkably similar to the remnants of a deadly 1998 tsunami that lashed the same...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Reuters in Washington Tags: Palaeontology Tsunamis Papua New Guinea World news Science Natural disasters and extreme weather Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Guinea: Rapid Rehabilitation Improving Health Facilities
U.S. Agency for International Development. 03/2017 This two-page case study, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), examines some of HC3's activities and tools that were part of an overall social and behavior change communication (SBCC) strategy to improve health behaviors and increase the demand for and use of quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in Guinea as it continues to recover from the Ebola outbreak. HC3 initiated rapid rehabilitation activities to improve health facilities aiming for Gold Star accreditation. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Guinea: Interpersonal Communication and Counseling; Building Trust in the Health System
U.S. Agency for International Development. 03/2017 This two-page case study, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), examines some of HC3's activities and tools that were part of an overall social and behavior change communication strategy to improve health behaviors and increase the demand for and use of quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in Guinea as it continues to recover from the Ebola outbreak. It reveals that one of the keys to increasing demand and use of services was improving the skills and behavior of health providers to improve client comm...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Related to Ebola Virus Disease at the End of a National Epidemic — Guinea, August 2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ebola ’ s Legacy: Children With Cataracts
Cataracts usually afflict the old, but doctors in Africa have been shocked to find them in Ebola survivors as young as five. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Ebola Virus Cataracts Immune System Emory University New England Journal of Medicine United Methodist Church Crozier, Ian Freetown (Sierra Leone) Guinea Liberia Source Type: news

Guinea: Bridges of Hope; Getting Communities Engaged in Health Decisions
U.S. Agency for International Development. 04/2017 This two-page case study, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), examines some of HC3's activities and tools that were part of an overall social and behavior change communication strategy to improve health behaviors and increase the demand for and use of quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in Guinea as it continues to recover from the Ebola outbreak. HC3 and its non-governmental organization partners used the Bridges of Hope toolkit in Guinea for community-level engagement to create demand for health ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Guinea: Interactive Radio Programs; Getting the Community's Perspective
U.S. Agency for International Development. 03/2017 This two-page case study, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), examines some of HC3's activities and tools that were part of an overall social and behavior change communication strategy to improve health behaviors and increase the demand for and use of quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in Guinea as it continues to recover from the Ebola outbreak. It discusses how radio has wide reach in Guinea and was a key channel used to expand participation in HC3's community dialogues. (PDF) (Source: Disaster ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Guinea: Gold Star Campaign; Branding Quality Health Services
U.S. Agency for International Development. 03/2017 This two-page case study, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), examines some of HC3's activities and tools that were part of an overall social and behavior change communication strategy to improve health behaviors and increase the demand for and use of quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in Guinea as it continues to recover from the Ebola outbreak. It discusses a national health services quality campaign that is underway in Guinea and awards a Gold Star to facilities that earn it. (PDF) (Source: Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Guinea: Community Dialogues; Bringing Communities and Health Facilities Together
U.S. Agency for International Development. 03/2017 This two-page case study, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), examines some of HC3's activities and tools that were part of an overall social and behavior change communication strategy to improve health behaviors and increase the demand for and use of quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in Guinea as it continues to recover from the Ebola outbreak. To restore trust in the health system, HC3 went directly to community members to learn about their fears and apprehensions regarding the health system. (...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine 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

Zimbabwe:Diarrhoea Hits 100 Pupils
[The Herald] An inexplicable bout of diarrhoea has affected over 100 pupils at Thornhill and Guinea Fowl high schools in Gweru and most of the children have since been hospitalised. Reports from the two schools indicate that some pupils failed to sit for their "O" level Geography paper 1 and Accounts Paper 1 examinations because of the diarrhoea. Both schools have recorded over 50 confirmed diarrhoea cases each in the last four days and parents have been forced to take their sick children to local medical institutions (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Efficacy of the investigational echinocandin ASP9726 in a guinea pig model of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis
ASP9726 is an investigational echinocandin with in vitro activity against Aspergillus species. We evaluated the pharmacokinetics and efficacy of this agent in an established guinea pig model of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis.ASP9726 plasma concentrations were measured in guinea pigs administered either a single dose or multiple doses of this agent at 2.5, 5, and 10 mg/kg of body weight/day by subcutaneous injection. Immunosuppressed guinea pigs were inoculated with A. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Africa: How Analytics and Machine Learning Can Save Your Life
[CAJ News] ?MORE than 11 000 people died during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, or nearly 40 percent of all reported cases. The virus was relentless, hopping between Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Liberia, before making its way to the United Kingdom, United States and Spain. But what if we could have predicted the outbreak months before it happened, buying us time to take proactive measures to contain it and curb its spread? With access to overwhelming volumes of data, the computational power need (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan winning against Guinea worm, says Jimmy Carter
Wracked by civil war, South Sudan is still winning the battle against Guinea worm, says Jimmy Carter (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

STATIN WARNING: Patients ‘used as guinea pigs’ - shock claim from experts
PATIENTS prescribed statins are being used as unwitting “guinea pigs” because the side effects have not been properly investigated say experts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins patients ‘used as guinea pigs’
PATIENTS prescribed statins are being used as unwitting “guinea pigs” because the side effects have not been properly investigated say experts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fistula Recurrence Common Among Pregnant Women in Guinea Fistula Recurrence Common Among Pregnant Women in Guinea
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

In West Africa, Youth Ambassadors Serve as Family Planning Advocates
The objective is simple: to work with community leaders, religious leaders and government officials in building stronger communities and reducing the number of pregnancy-related deaths among youth. In educating young men, fathers-to-be also understand the high risk of unspaced births and possible health repercussions on women.Not only do local communities benefit, but so do individual ambassadors.Sociocultural barriers, however, often prove a lingering deterrent to contraception adoption in places such as Mali, where religious and community norms push women to average 6.1 children each. Religious pressure has made abortion...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news