Joel Breman, Who Helped Stop an Ebola Outbreak in Africa, Dies at 87
Part of a team flown in to fight the deadly virus in 1976, Dr. Breman also worked to stamp out tropical diseases like smallpox, malaria and Guinea worm. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Nossiter Tags: Breman, Joel (1936-2024) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institutes of Health Epidemics Disease Rates Ebola Virus Smallpox Malaria Africa Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Guinea pig questions
If someone demographically normal and not especially at-risk wants to serve as a guinea pig, what is the optimal allocation of that resource? Is there any formal discussion of this question? I know they say “there is always an Effective Altruism blog post,” but is there? Mostly I have medicine and…#guinea #dea #fda #regulatorywar #unoskills (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not'The Onion': New Guinea Academics Say Cannibals Would Be Offended By Biden's Tale Of Uncle Being Eaten
Not 'The Onion': New Guinea Academics Say Cannibals Would Be Offended By Biden's Tale Of Uncle Being Eaten Authored by Steve Watson via Modernity.news, Academics from Papua New Guinea say that the actual cannibals who live there would be extremely offended by Joe Biden’s made up story of his uncle…#stevewatson #papuanewguinea #joebidens #worldwartwo #donaldtrump #trump #guardian #michaelkabuni #allanbird #papuanewguineas (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa intensifies battle against mpox as ‘alarming’ outbreaks continue
Researchers and public health officials in Africa are intensifying their battle against mpox, a neglected infectious disease that long has circulated on the continent and suddenly gained notoriety in 2022 when it started to spread rapidly in Europe and North America. At a meeting last week in Kinshasa, the capital of the DRC, scientists from there and nine other affected African countries reviewed an alarming rise of cases on the continent, discussed plans to improve mpox surveillance and introduce vaccination, and launched an African-led research consortium. The meeting, convened by the Africa Centres for Disease Co...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 19, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Watch: Migrants Complain That New Yorkers Don't Learn African Languages
Watch: Migrants Complain That New Yorkers Don't Learn African Languages Authored by Steve Watson via Modernity.news, A hearing held earlier this week in New York by the Council’s immigration and hospital committees saw black migrants who have arrived in the city airing their grievances about…#migrantscomplain #stevewatson #council #newyorkers #congolese #africa #african #cityhall #guinea #westafrica (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children used as 'guinea pigs' in clinical trials
They were given infected blood products in trials without their knowledge, the BBC has found. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 18, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New RefSeq Annotations Now Available!
In February and March, the NCBI Eukaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline released forty-six new annotations in RefSeq! New Annotations Aedes albopictus (Asian tiger mosquito) Anolis carolinensis (green anole) Armigeres subalbatus (mosquito) Bacillus rossius redtenbacheri (walking stick) Bolinopsis microptera (comb jelly) Bombyx mori (domestic silkworm) Bubalus kerabau (carabao) Candoia aspera (snake) Cavia porcellus (domestic guinea pig)  Chroicocephalus ridibundus (black-headed … Continue reading New RefSeq Annotations Now Available! → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - April 16, 2024 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New Comparative Genomics Resource (CGR) Eukaryote Genome Annotation Pipeline (EGAP) Eukaryotic genome annotation Genome Data Viewer (GDV) NCBI Datasets RefSeq Source Type: news

A24 Boards Rungano Nyoni ’s Cannes Entry ‘On Becoming a Guinea Fowl’ (EXCLUSIVE)
“On Becoming a Guinea Fowl,” the second feature from Zambian-Welsh writer-director Rungano Nyoni, has been picked up by A24 for international sales ahead of its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival next month. The film, which marks Nyoni’s follow-up to her acclaimed 2017 feature debut “I Am Not…#zambianwelsh #runganonyoni #a24 #cannesfilmfestival #nyoni #iamnotawitch #irish #bbcfilm #uncertainregard #cannes (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World ’s Top Aluminum Producer Sees Raw Material Supply Risk in Guinea
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Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child Malnutrition in Peru Driven Up by Poverty and Food Insecurity
A young Quechua mother, originally from Peru's southern Andes highlands, walks through the streets of Lima, carrying her young daughter in her lliclla (a colorful shawl made by native women in the Andes). A quarter of Peru's rural population under the age of five suffers from chronic malnutrition, clear evidence of inequality, which will have severe impacts on the rural child population. CREDIT: Wálter Hupiú / IPSBy Mariela JaraLIMA, Mar 27 2024 (IPS) Quechua farmer Felipa Noamesa, who lives in the southern Peruvian department of Cuzco, prepares a cream of fava bean soup for breakfast every morning with bread and vegetab...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 27, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mariela Jara Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Financial Crisis Food and Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva Unit Source Type: news

Earthquake of magnitude 6.7 strikes Papua New Guinea, GFZ says
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Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Five Things to Remember a Decade After the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
[MSF] Ten years ago, on 23 March 2014, Guinea declared an outbreak of Ebola. Beforehand, Ebola outbreaks were known to be dangerous, but small. Not this time, though: it would take two years and more than 11,000 deaths, before the epidemic was over. Dr Michel Van Herp, a renown Ebola expert even before 2014, looks back at the biggest Ebola outbreak ever, and answers five key questions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Aid and Assistance Ebola External Relations Health and Medicine International Organizations and Africa NGOs and Civil Society West Africa Source Type: news

Sorghum: The Ancient Grain For Modern Health
Authored by Emma Suttie via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), Although many may not have heard of sorghum, it is an ancient grain that has been a staple in diets throughout Africa and Asia for millennia. According to the Whole Grains Council, ancient…#sorghum #emmasuttie #epochtimes #africa #wholegrainscouncil #guinea #westafrica #kafir #southafrica #dura (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guinea Dismisses Electricity Chief Amid Protests, Power Cuts
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Source: Reuters: Health - March 16, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why NASA wants human guinea pigs to test out Martian living
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Source: NPR Health and Science - March 12, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Detrow Source Type: news