Congo's Ebola Outbreak to Last at Least Six More Months: WHO Congo's Ebola Outbreak to Last at Least Six More Months: WHO
The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, a senior World Health Organization official said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 50% of People Living With Diabetes Unaware of It - WHO
[Leadership] As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to observe World Diabetes Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that half of the people living with diabetes type 2 are unaware of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Over 25 Million Africans Living With Type II Diabetes - WHO
[Premium Times] Over 25 million people in Africa are living with type II diabetes and more than half of them are unaware of their status and are not receiving treatment, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Could Transform Prototyping
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, with some studies citing numbers as high as 250,000 annually. Many studies have begun to increasingly look at misuse and adverse events associated with medical devices. While these new advances typically allow for less-invasive procedures or the ability to treat conditions that previously had limited options, these modern procedures are dependent on technically proficient users dedicated to learning and mastering them. One qualitative study assessing device use errors and the prevention of adverse events found “the top three reporte...
Source: MDDI - November 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Justin Barad Tags: Design Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will rage on for another six months
Peter Salama, the World Health Organization's emergency response chief, says makeshift medical centres which don't have running water and reuse needles are spreading ebola. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Regional Director for Africa On World Diabetes Day 2018
[Foroyaa] Today, November 14, the World Health Organization joins the international community in observing World Diabetes Day 2018, which this year focuses on "The family and diabetes". This theme underscores the impact of diabetes on individuals and families, and the important role they play in the prevention and control of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO official predicts 6 more months battling Ebola in Congo
The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization says he expects Congo's Ebola outbreak will last at least another six months, and says informal health facilities have become "major drivers" of the current, deadly transmission (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo's Ebola outbreak to last at least six more months: WHO
The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, the World Health Organization's emergency response chief Peter Salama told reporters on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO reveals 'dangerous' misuse of antibiotics across the world
Research by the World Health Organization revealed the rate at which antibiotics are used in 65 countries around the world, finding those which use too many or too few are adding to resistance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Urgent action' is needed to tackle global misuse of antibiotics
Research by the World Health Organization revealed the rate at which antibiotics are used in 65 countries around the world, finding those which use too many or too few are adding to resistance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Northeast Nigeria: Urgent Need to Combat Deadly Cholera Outbreaks
Overcrowding leading to poor sanitary conditions in IDPs camps and communities contributes to further cholera outbreak in Borno Nigeria.By Janet CheronoMAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Nov 12 2018 (IPS)The number of people who have been affected by cholera in northeast Nigeria has increased to 10,000. The disease is spreading quickly in congested displacement camps with limited access to proper sanitation facilities. One of the major causes of the outbreak is the congestion in the camps that makes it difficult to provide adequate water, sanitation and hygiene services. The rainy season has also worsened the conditions.NRC is calling on...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Janet Cherono Tags: Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Nigeria: Borno Reaches Over 850 000 Children With Seasonal Malaria Chemotherapy
[WHO] With more than 2 700 volunteers spread across seven local government areas of Borno state, the 4th cycle of seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) campaign is underway. World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the State Ministry of Health to reach more than 850 000 children with anti-malaria drugs in the concluding cycle of the campaign for 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Supports Borno Govt to Reach 854,000 Children Against Malaria
[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -World Health Organization (WHO) has supported the Borno State Ministry for Health to flag off the fourth circle of Malaria campaign targeting a total of 854,000 children under five years age across 7 local government areas of the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO uncovers big national variations in antibiotics consumption
Antibiotics are used far more in some countries than in others, a survey by the World Health Organization showed on Monday, suggesting that urgent action was needed to slash unnecessary consumption of the medicines. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Prevention - 850,000 Children Get Chemotherapy in Borno
[This Day] Maiduguri -Eight hundred and fifty thousand children are to be reached by the ongoing malaria chemotherapy in Borno State, the World Health Organisation has revealed yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Immunisation - WHO Collates Empty Viles for Accountability
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) is collating empty viles of polio vaccines used in Dange Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto State for accountability, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Spectrum of cardiovascular toxicities with immune checkpoint inhibitors revealed
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) The study, published online Nov. 12 in The Lancet Oncology, augments previous work by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers who first reported in 2016 rare but fatal cardiac side effects from the most widely prescribed class of immunotherapies. The researchers used VigiBase, a global database of drug complications maintained by the World Health Organization, to track adverse cardiovascular reactions in the latest study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The potential antidiabetic benefits of moringa
(Natural News) Researchers from different parts of the world are setting their sights on moringa (Moringa oleifera), a plant native to India and widely cultivated in different parts of Asia, and its potential health benefits, with many being focused on its antidiabetic effects. To describe diabetes as widespread is a gross understatement. The World Health Organization... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Scaling Up Investments in Health and Environment Initiatives in Africa
[WHO] Health and environment authorities as well as experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Environment discussed today (7 November) a new framework to boost investments in public health and environment interventions across Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Who Africa Innovation Challenge Calls for New Solutions to Improve Health in Africa - Promoting African Solutions for African People
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) in the African Region has launched the first WHO Africa Innovation Challenge calling for health innovations with the potential for having significant social impact and addressing the unmet health needs on the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Frontline Workers Vaccinated in Bid to Halt Spread of Deadly Ebola
[UN News] The World Health Organization (WHO), and Ugandan Ministry of Health, have begun vaccinating frontline health workers in the country against Ebola, in a bid to stop an outbreak in the neighbouring Democratic of Congo (DRC) from crossing the border. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘ Meat Taxes ’ Would Save Lives And Cut Health Care Costs, Study Says
(CNN) — It would drive up the price of your barbecue but a global “meat tax” could save 220,000 lives and cut health care bills by $41 billion each year, according to a new study. The numbers are based on evidence that links meat consumption to increased risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. Three years ago, the World Health Organization declared red meat such as beef, lamb and pork to be carcinogenic when eaten in processed forms, including sausages, bacon and beef jerky. Health officials have also declared that unprocessed red meat like steak and burgers are “probably” carcinog...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat Local TV Meat Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Vaccinates Front-Line Health-Workers Against Ebola
[WHO] Kampala, 7th November 2018:- The Ministry of Health (MoH) with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) has started vaccinating frontline health workers against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The exercise has begun today in Ntoroko district and will initially be implemented in the five high-risk districts bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Urgent Action Needed to Combat Poisoning From Artisanal Gold Mining in Africa - WHO
[WHO] Ministers, officials and health experts from across Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations met to push forward action to halt the damaging effects of artisanal and small scale gold mining on human health and the environment today (6 November). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UCLA team helps create facility for Ugandan women who suffered childbirth injuries
Imagine experiencing obstructed labor while giving birth in a remote African village with no medical help available. Chances are the baby will die and the woman will suffer an obstetric fistula, a tear between the bladder and rectum that results in constant leakage of urine and sometimes stool. Left untreated, the woman faces a lifetime of social ostracization.Fistulas are rare in developed nations where cesarean sections are available. But the World Health Organization estimates that in the east African country of Uganda about 200,000 women are living with fistulas, and that about 2,000 new cases occur annually.But with t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yellow fever kills 10 people in Ethiopia as officials send 1.45million vaccines
The World Health Organization is sending yellow fever vaccines to Ethiopia after 35 people have become infected in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yellow fever kills 10 in Ethiopia, WHO ships 1.45 million vaccines
The World Health Organization is releasing more than a million doses of yellow fever vaccine from its emergency stockpile after the deadly mosquito-borne disease killed 10 people in southwestern Ethiopia, a WHO report said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

World Melanoma Deaths Up Among Men, But Not Women
Melanoma death rates were higher for men than for women, according to an analysis of World Health Organization data from 33 countries between 1985 and 2015. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa:Health and Environment - Shaping a Better Future Together in Africa
[WHO] Libreville, 5 November 2018 - Aiming to identify emerging environmental threats to people's health and agree on a strategic action plan for the region, African Ministers of health and environment will meet for the Third Interministerial Conference on Health and Environment from 6 to 9 November in Libreville, Gabon. The conference jointly organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Environment will discuss how to turn health and environmental policies into action. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Over 19,000 Cases of Chikungunya Reported Across the Country
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -In a recent update from the World Health Organization (WHO), seven states in Sudan, including Kassala, Red Sea, Al Gedaref, River Nile, Northern State, South Darfur, and Khartoum, have reported cases of chikungunya between 31 May and 2 October 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Melanoma Deaths Up Among Men, But Not Women
MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 -- Melanoma skin cancer death rates in men are on the rise in most countries, but are stable or declining for women in some, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed World Health Organization data from 33 countries... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria:Polio - Who Urges FCT Traditional Rulers On Awareness
[Daily Trust] The FCT coordinator of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Furera Zakari, has called on traditional rulers in the area councils to enlighten their subjects to present their children for vaccination during immunisation exercises. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - Who Urges FCT Traditional Rulers On Awareness
[Daily Trust] The FCT coordinator of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Furera Zakari, has called on traditional rulers in the area councils to enlighten their subjects to present their children for vaccination during immunisation exercises. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How to increase your serotonin levels with strategic eating
(Natural News) Your mood can either make or break your day, which is why it’s important that your body produces sufficient amounts of the “happy molecule” serotonin. Unfortunately, many people don’t get enough serotonin, causing them to develop mental health conditions like depression. According to the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people suffer from depression. This extremely... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cholera - WHO Warns Against Vaccination Complacency
[New Zimbabwe] Local authorities must continue to improve sanitation and the availability of clean water to prevent cholera as vaccination is not 100 percent effective, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Cholera - WHO Warns Against Vaccination Complacency
[New Zimbabwe] Local authorities must continue to improve sanitation and the availability of clean water to prevent cholera as vaccination is not 100 percent effective, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia:Zambia Heightens Its Capacity for Preventing and Responding to the Threat of an Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease
[WHO] Zambia has been classified by the World Health Organisation to be at very high risk of importation of cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) from the ongoing epidemic of the disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo due to the heightened transmission of the virus in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:WHO Representative Hits the Ground Running and Walks the Organization's Talk
[WHO] Just under three weeks of having landed in South Africa as the new World Health Organization (WHO) Country Representative in South Africa, Dr Akpaka Kalu, has already held a series of introductory meetings with United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator (RC), Ms Nardos Bekele-Thomas; South Africa's Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi; Member of the Executive Committee for Health for the KwaZulu National Provincial Department, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo; KwaZulu Natal Province Head of Health, Dr Musa Gumede; a (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Are E-Cigarettes Safe? Here ’s What the Science Says
In 1965, when Herbert Gilbert was granted the first patent on a smoke- and tobacco-­free cigarette, he wrote that the product would “provide a safe and harmless means for and method of smoking.” More than 60 years later, however, modern iterations of Gilbert’s invention have sparked debate in the public-health community. E-cigarettes, which have grown increasingly popular in the past five years, were designed as a tool to help people quit ­smoking—and by doing so they should drastically reduce rates of lung cancer and other diseases. But the question is, does that potential outweigh their po...
Source: TIME: Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Cholera Threatens a Comeback Worldwide
Tents set up at Alsabeen hospital in Sana'a Yemen for screening suspected cholera cases.By Anna KucirkovaTEXAS, USA, Nov 2 2018 (IPS)Cholera outbreaks across history regularly killed a hundred thousand or more. It isn’t well known today because it was essentially eliminated in the Western world. It last erupted in the U.S. in the 1800s, eradicated by water and sewage treatment systems that prevented it from spreading via contaminated water. However, cholera is making a comeback around the globe, and it could again become a major killer.Cholera is caused by eating or drinking something contaminated with the Vibrio cho...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anna Kucirkova Tags: Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Why every diabetic should eat more cinnamon
(Natural News) Diabetes is a condition that affects over 400 million people around the world. That’s already a major problem; however, its prevalence is still rising, especially in middle- and low-income countries. If the disease is left unchecked, the World Health Organization estimates that by 2030, it will be the seventh leading cause of death worldwide.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can the Astana Declaration Be a Turning Point to Finally Ensuring Primary Health Care for All?
November 02, 2018These three factors will be critical.Fellow delegates to last week ’s ​Global Conference on Primary Health Care in Astana, Kazakhstan, have flown home to an awesome yet daunting challenge: 40 years after the landmark Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978 declaring health as a human right, how can we finally make the declaration’s vision of primary health care (PHC) for all a reality?The monumental 1978 conference in Alma-Ata, USSR  (now Almaty, Kazakhstan), pronounced for the first time global agreement that health is a “fundamental human right” and called for “ur...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Prematurity Awareness Month
is observed every November, with World Prematurity Day on 17 November, to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide. An estimated 15 million babies around the world are born premature each year and more than one million of them do not survive their early birth.Our review groupsCochrane Neonatal andCochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth prepare and disseminate evidence-based, regularly updated systematic reviews. The scope of Cochrane Neonatal work covers all randomized controlled trials of interventions involving the baby during the first month after birth. Cochrane Pregna...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:In Full - United Nations On Magaya's HIV Cure Claim
[New Zimbabwe] Below is the full statement by the United Nations' World Health Organisation (WHO) in the wake of claims by prominent Zimbabwean preacher Walter Magaya that he has discovered a 'cure' for HIV and AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: In Full - United Nations On Magaya's HIV Cure Claim
[New Zimbabwe] Below is the full statement by the United Nations' World Health Organisation (WHO) in the wake of claims by prominent Zimbabwean preacher Walter Magaya that he has discovered a 'cure' for HIV and AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Reality Check: How healthy is your commute?
As the World Health Organization holds its first conference on global air pollution and health, Reality Check investigates commuting options. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rubella is eliminated in Australia as the disease prompts a travel warning for Japan
Australia has eliminated rubella, a disease also known as German measles that's already been eliminated in the Americas and across much of Europe, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa:WHO Regional Director for Africa On World Polio Day
[Foroyaa] On 24 October, the World Health Organization will join millions of people around the world to observe World Polio Day to galvanize support to end polio, an incurable but completely vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in a few places around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Regional Director for Africa On World Polio Day
[Foroyaa] On 24 October, the World Health Organization will join millions of people around the world to observe World Polio Day to galvanize support to end polio, an incurable but completely vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in a few places around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Current status and policy planning for promoting age-friendly cities in Taitung County: dialogue between older adults and service providers - Liu LC, Kuo HW, Lin CC.
This study was conducted in Taitung County, where 15.37% of the population is older adults in Taiwan. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news