Swaziland: Swaziland Health Crisis Getting Worse As Budgets Cut. Rural Areas Worse Affected
[Swazi Media] The Government of Swaziland / eSwatini has cut budgets for public health services across the kingdom and rural areas in particular are suffering, according to the latest report from the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

World Health Organization Forms Committee To Guide Editing Of Human Genes
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Source: NPR Health and Science - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

This Year ’ s Flu Shot Less Than 50% Effective, According To CDC
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — Don’t let your guard down: The US flu season is expected to continue for several more weeks, with activity across the nation now elevated, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. A flu shot is still recommended for those who have neglected to get one, but the CDC estimated this year’s vaccine’s overall effectiveness in preventing an infection at just 47%. The shot’s success varies based on your age, the CDC noted. Among children up to 17, its overall effectiveness against flu was 61%, while just 24% of adults 50 and older who received t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Flu Flu Shot Source Type: news

Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October - WHO
At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Measles cases nearly doubled in a year, UN health agency projects
A projected near-doubling of measles infections has been identified amid rising severe and protracted outbreaks all over the planet, in poor and rich countries alike, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Unsafe’ levels of air pollution for 30% of practice patients in England
One in three NHS patients in England are registered at GP practices in areas that exceed safe levels of pollution, new figures have revealed. Research carried out by environmental cities network UK100 shows that nearly 18 million patients in England are registered with practices in locations where air pollution is above the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) limit for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 14, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Measles Cases Rise in Outbreaks in Ukraine, Philippines
The World Health Organization reports that a number of countries are experiencing "sizeable" numbers of the infection due to a failure to vaccinate. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 14, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

WHO appoints expert panel on gene editing after world's first baby claim
The World Health Organization announces members of its expert advisory committee on developing global standards for governance and oversight of human genome editing. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

UN: Experts to develop oversight standards for gene editing
The World Health Organization is convening a meeting next month to develop global standards for the governance of gene editing, after a Chinese researcher announced he had created the world's first gene-edited babies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October: WHO
At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Diet Drinks Linked To Increased Stroke Risk & Heart Attacks
This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet beverages and vascular disease, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage or another hidden health issue. “Postmenopausal women tend to have higher risk for vascular disease because they are lacking the protective effects of natural hormones,” North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell said, which could contribute to increased risk for heart disease and stroke...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Heart Attack Stroke Source Type: news

Diet Beverages Linked To Increased Stroke Risk & Heart Attacks
This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet beverages and vascular disease, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage or another hidden health issue. “Postmenopausal women tend to have higher risk for vascular disease because they are lacking the protective effects of natural hormones,” North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell said, which could contribute to increased risk for heart disease and stroke...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Heart Attack Stroke Source Type: news

As Portland-area measles numbers hold steady, critics call for Facebook to keep closer watch on anti-vaccination groups
Amid measles outbreaks and the World Health Organization announcing anti-vaxxers pose a global health threat, Facebook is drawing criticism for the proliferation of anti-immunization groups on the social media platform.   The Guardian reports that the groups promote alternatives to vaccines, like high doses of vitamin C to fight communicable diseases, or vitamin A to ward off measles. Some groups have tens of thousands of members and are closed, which means new members must be approved before joining.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caitlin Mullen Source Type: news

As Portland-area measles numbers hold steady, critics call for Facebook to keep closer watch on anti-vaccination groups
Amid measles outbreaks and the World Health Organization announcing anti-vaxxers pose a global health threat, Facebook is drawing criticism for the proliferation of anti-immunization groups on the social media platform.   The Guardian reports that the groups promote alternatives to vaccines, like high doses of vitamin C to fight communicable diseases, or vitamin A to ward off measles. Some groups have tens of thousands of members and are closed, which means new members must be approved before joining.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caitlin Mullen Source Type: news

Critics call for Facebook to keep closer watch on anti-vaccination groups
Amid measles outbreaks and the World Health Organization announcing anti-vaxxers pose a global health threat, Facebook is drawing criticism for the proliferation of anti-immunization groups on the social media platform.   The Guardian reports that the groups promote alternatives to vaccines, like high doses of vitamin C to fight communicable diseases, or vitamin A to ward off measles. Some groups have tens of thousands of members and are closed, which means new members must be approved before joining.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caitlin Mullen Source Type: news

Why these Pacific Island nations have world's highest childhood obesity rates
Childhood obesity continues to rise around the world, and the World Health Organization has called it "one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Health Organisation wants to limit noise levels in NIGHTCLUBS to stop millennials going deaf
The Geneva-based organisation offers guidelines for such venues, but they're not widely implemented. As a result, some reach 110 decibels - the equivalent to a chainsaw. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors admit vaccines are harmful and turn our immune systems against us
(Natural News) The World Health Organization (WHO) recently included vaccine skeptics – people who are hesitant to vaccinate themselves or their children because they are concerned about the potential health risks – on their annual list of “global health threats,” along with serious dangers like superbugs, climate change, the Ebola virus, HIV and air pollution.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swaziland: Universal Health Coverage - Leaving No One Behind in the Kingdom of Eswatini
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) recently conducted the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) scoping exercise in the Kingdom of Eswatini from 28 January to 1 February 2019. The exercise was led by the Ministry of Health with participation of other stakeholders. Dr Juliet Nabyonga from Inter- country Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, Dr Stanley Midzi from Zimbabwe country office, Dr. Akin. Oyemakinde, a consultant and Dr Khosi Mthethwa, the Health Systems Strengthening focal point in Eswatini WHO (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Millennials risk going DEAF because their headphones don't limit 'dangerously high' noise levels
The World Health Organisation, in Geneva, is urging manufacturers to ensure smartphones and other audio players cap volume limit - and restrict the amount of time people can listen to loud music. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Beats WHO Deadline On Elimination of Trachoma Disease
[Nyasa Times] Malawi has beat the World Health Organization (WHO) deadline on the elimination of trachoma disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cannabis could be downgraded by the World Health Organization to make it more available in medicines
The WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence has proposed to re-list the substance as a schedule I drug, rather than schedule IV, which is the same classification as heroin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AU Leaders: Domestic Resource Mobilization, Smart Partnerships Form Bedrock of Universal Health Coverage
By Ummuro Adano, Regional Director, East AfricaFebruary 12, 2019To get better health and economic results, African leaders say, let's work together as a continent.The global landscape of development assistance for health is rapidly changing: donor funding has plateaued, and many middle-income countries in Africa have either transitioned or are rapidly transitioning toward self-sufficiency and an end to financial backing from external donor organizations —a process that has also been called “graduation” from donor assistance.Domestic resource mobilization, smart partnership with the private sector, and e...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Leadership and Governance Policy & Advocacy Private-Sector Approaches Health Financing Health Workforce Systems Primary Health Care Ethiopia Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Why Ebola Vaccine On Trial in the DRC Is Raising Hopes
[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has emphasised that an experimental vaccine is playing a major role in controlling the spread of Ebola in the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Without the vaccine, the outbreak has the potential to spiral out of control, considering the country's social and political landscape as well as the sheer ability of the virus to spread. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Lassa Fever - Who Increases Response in Nigeria, Four Other West African Countries
[Premium Times] With five West African countries reporting outbreaks of Lassa fever, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has scaled up its efforts to support the region's response. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Association between 5-HTTLPR polymorphism, suicide attempt and comorbidity in Mexican adolescents with major depressive disorder - Sarmiento-Hern ández EI, Ulloa-Flores RE, Camarena-Medellín B, Sanabrais-Jiménez MA, Aguilar-García A, Hernández-Muñoz S.
INTRODUCTION: The World Health Organization reports that suicide is among the leading causes of death for young people. Depression is the most frequently related disorder with suicidal behaviors. There is increasing evidence that suicidal behavior has a st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Measles hits a 10-year high as number of cases triples in just 12 months
Some 82,596 people in 47 of 53 countries contracted measles, the highest number this decade and three times the figure in 2017, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles in Europe: infection rates highest in a decade, says UN health agency
Although more children than ever before are being vaccinated against measles across Europe, overall infection rates are the highest in a decade, and a three-fold increase on last year, according to new data published on Thursday by the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

European measles cases highest in a decade as pockets refuse vaccination
Europe had a record number of measles cases last year, in part due to a growing number of pockets where parents are refusing vaccination for their children, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Measles infections hit decade high in Europe
The number of people infected with measles in the European region during 2018 is the highest in a decade, the World Health Organization said Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Truly Global Effort is Needed to Eradicate FGM by 2030
At Narok County, Kenya, during a discussion by anti-FGM campaigner Agnes Pareyio from Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative (TNI). The picture was taken at a school run by TNI for girls escaping FGM and child marriage. Credit: Equality Now/ Tara CareyBy Divya SrinivasanNEW DELHI, Feb 6 2019 (IPS)According to official data on the global prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) released by UNICEF there are 200 million women and girls in the world who have been cut. Shocking though this statistic is, it seriously underestimates the nature and scale of the problem. In 2015, when the United Nations was in the process of adopting the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Divya Srinivasan Tags: Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Religion TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Should Be Declared International Health Emergency, Says Expert Group
[O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.] An international group of public health and legal experts say the time has come for the World Health Organization to convene the Emergency Committee once again, and for the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to consider declaring the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" (PHEIC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is an international emergency, say experts
An ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has infected nearly 800 people and prompted experts to call on the World Health Organization to issue an international warning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cancer Killed 41,000 People in Nigeria in 2018 - WHO
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Monday that 41,000 people lost their lives to cancer out of 166, 000 cases recorded in Nigeria last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO proposes 2020 as ‘year of the nurse and midwife’
The World Health Organization has provisionally designated the year 2020 as the “year of the nurse and midwife”, in honour of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Questionable data being pushed to support annual flu vaccination campaigns
(Natural News) The obnoxious annual marketing campaign for flu vaccinations is founded upon questionable data and false promises. Every year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collects influenza virus samples from sick people around the world and reports to the World Health Organization (WHO) to help predict which flu virus strains are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts call for emergency declaration on Ebola in Congo
World Health Organization urged to reconsider declaring the Ebola outbreak in Congo a public health emergency of international concern. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Millennials Getting More Obesity-Related Cancers, Study Finds
This study shows the incidence of cancer associated with obesity has been rising dramatically in groups of individuals born in more recent decades,” said MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Dr. George Chang, who was not associated with the analysis. However, Chang warns against overgeneralizing on the basis of an epidemiological study. “The study was not set up to establish causation,” Chang said. “We know there are many factors that are associated with both obesity and cancer, such as lack of exercise and poor diet. How much each of those factors contribute to cancer is less clear.” Obesity is ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer CNN Millennials Source Type: news

Experts call for emergency declaration on Congo's Ebola
An international group of public health experts have called on The World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee and consider declaring Congo's Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Reports Progress in Controlling Ebola in DR Congo
[VOA] Six months after the outbreak of Ebola was declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, the World Health Organization is expressing cautious optimism that it is making headway in controlling the spread of the deadly virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Road safety research collaborations to meet SDG safety target -
The end of the year 2018 saw the launch of the Global Status Report on Road Traffic Safety by the World Health Organisation. The report noted the continued increase in deaths and injuries in road traffic crashes. According to this report, 1.35 million d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Six months into DR Congo ’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, top UN official praises ‘brave’ response effort
“Brave” UN teams and partners leading the fight against deadly Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) along with Government authorities and peacekeepers there, have been key in helping protect communities, a top World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Friday, six mo nths after the latest outbreak began. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Scales Up Lassa Fever Response in Affected States
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up response to the Lassa fever outbreaks in states across Nigeria to strengthen rapid containment of the disease. WHO is mobilizing experts to intervene in investigations, contact-tracing, risk communication and plans are underway to strengthen efforts to further assist Nigeria in controlling the Lassa fever outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cancer patients in poor countries needlessly denied pain relief: WHO
Cancer patients in developing nations are being denied basic pain relief, often because of excessive fears about opioid abuse, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Over 2 dozen children including babies die from bitter cold in Syria camp, WHO says
At least 29 children and newborns are reported to have died in a teeming camp in northeastern Syria over the past eight weeks, mainly due to hypothermia, the World Health Organization says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

VACCINE-INDUCED DISEASE now a top global health threat for 2019 and beyond
(Natural News) Contrary to what the propaganda-spreading World Health Organization (WHO) purports, modern day vaccines are responsible for more deaths than the diseases they are intended to create immunity against. This is a fact based on sound science. Let’s review some examples, and then we’ll discuss shedding – the common way infectious diseases are spread... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Data As Key to Better Cancer Care in Nigeria
[Nigeria Health Watch] Cancer is the second most common cause of death in developed countries and among the top three leading causes of death in developing countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that about 24.6 million people live with cancer globally, with an alarming 12.5% of all deaths worldwide attributable to cancer. If this trend continues, it is estimated that by 2020, 16 million new cases will be diagnosed annually, out of which 70% will be from developing countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Officials Confirm Three Cases of Measles in Atlanta
Across the country from a measles outbreak that has prompted a state of emergency, three people were diagnosed with the highly contagious virus in Atlanta, Georgia, health officials confirmed. All three individuals are family members and were not vaccinated, the Georgia Department of Public Health said Tuesday. Two cases were confirmed on Jan. 13 and the third was confirmed on Jan. 26. All three cases are no longer in the infectious stage of the disease, the department said. The health officials’ announcement did not include the names or ages of the three patients. Outside of that family, the department said there we...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Casey Quackenbush Tags: Uncategorized onetime overnight public health Source Type: news