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It ’s Been One Year Since the World Took On Superbugs. Here’s What’s Changed
This week marks one year since world leaders met at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City in 2016 and unanimously committed to tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The risks of not doing so were clear: a recent report estimated that if AMR continued to spread at its current rate, there would be up to 10 million deaths globally by 2050. On Thursday, leaders gathered once again, in a less formal setting near the UN, to discuss what progress has been made one year later. “We are not where we should be,” said Professor Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer of England, during her keynote sp...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized AMR antibiotic resistance antibiotics rise of the superbugs UNGA United Nations United Nations General Assembly what is antibiotic resistance Source Type: news

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

Women at High Risk for HIV Shouldn't Be Denied Injectable Progestin Contraceptives (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The CDC has adopted the World Health Organization's position that the benefits of progestin-only … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Update to CDC ’s U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2016: Revised Recommendations for the Use of Hormonal Contraception Among Women at High Risk for HIV Infection
CDC ’s U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (U.S. MEC) (first published in 2010 and updated in 2016) provides evidence-based guidance for the safe use of contraceptive methods among U.S. women with certain characteristics or medical conditions (1), and is adapted from global guidanc e from the World Health Organization (WHO) and kept up to date based on continual review of published literature (2). CDC recently evaluated the evidence and the updated WHO guidance on the risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) acquisition among women using hormonal contraception. After carefu l review, CDC adopte...
Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: The World Is Running Out of Effective Antibiotics - WHO
[Premium Times] Concerns about growing global antibiotic resistance have plunged into new depths as the World Health Organisation, WHO, is now warning that the world is running out of antibiotics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Running Out of Antibiotics, Says WHO
[Daily Trust] A report by the World Health Organisation has confirmed serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO Makes Plea for New Antibiotics (FREE)
By the Editors " The world is running out of antibiotics, " the World Health Organization warns in a new … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vaccination target met for the first time
The proportion of eligible children receiving their first dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR1) by their fifth birthday has met the World Health Organisation target of 95% for the first time in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Antibacterial Agents in Clinical Development: An Analysis of the Antibacterial Clinical Development Pipeline, Including Tuberculosis
World Health Organization. 09/2017 This 48-page report shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. It found very few potential treatment options for those antibiotic-resistant infections identified by the World Health Organization as posing the greatest threat to health, including drug-resistant tuberculosis, which kills around 250,000 people each year. The report identifies 12 classes of priority pathogens that are increasingly resistant to existing antibiotics and urgently in need of new treatments. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Prioritization of Pathogens to Guide Discovery, Research and Development of New Antibiotics for Drug Resistant Bacterial Infections, Including Tuberculosis
World Health Organization. 09/2017 This 88-page report presents the priority pathogens to be targeted for research and development of new antibiotics to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections and tuberculosis. It acknowledges that viral, fungal, and parasitic infections may well need a similar strategy in the near future. It addresses Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which have been overlooked until recently despite their considerable health and economic burden. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

WHO warns of lack of new antibiotics under development
The World Health Organization has issued a warning of about the lack of new antibiotics under development as the threat of antimicrobial resistance grows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children are straitjacketed into gender roles in early adolescence, says study
Global study finds girls are considered vulnerable and protected, while boys are set free to roam and explore, with lifelong consequencesAcross the world, from Beijing to Baltimore, children are straitjacketed into gender roles in early adolescence, with the world expanding for boys and closing in for girls, according to new research.The Global Early Adolescent Study breaks new ground by talking to children and their parents in 15 countries around the world and finding a remarkably similar story. Girls approaching adolescence are considered vulnerable and protected, while boys are set free to roam and explore. That has con...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Children Gender World Health Organization Society Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Begins Cholera Vaccination for One Million in Borno
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation, WHO, and the Nigerian Government has concluded arrangement to vaccinate close to one million people over the age of one years in Borno against cholera outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

World is running out of antibiotics, health leaders warn
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that 'antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency' after health leaders warned that we are running out of antibiotics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early guidance can help future moms fight fear of childbirth
(University of British Columbia) Caesarean deliveries in most developed countries, including Canada, are at least 10 to 20 per cent higher than recommended by the World Health Organization, and many efforts to decrease unnecessary C-sections have failed. But a new University of British Columbia study suggests that providing women with early knowledge about pregnancy and childbirth could help reduce these numbers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Too few antibiotics in pipeline to tackle global drug-resistance crisis, WHO warns
Nowhere near enough new drugs are currently in development says report, which calls for urgent investment and responsible use of existing antibioticsToo few antibiotics are in the pipeline to tackle the global crisis of drug resistance, which is responsible for the rise of almost untreatable infections around the world, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warns.Among the alarming diseases that are increasing and spreading ismulti-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB), which requires treatment lasting between nine and 20 months. There are 250,000 deaths a year from drug-resistant TB and only 52% of patients globally are successf...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Antibiotics Drug resistance Society Medical research Health Science World Health Organization Tuberculosis Microbiology Source Type: news

The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO says
Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the threat of multidrug-resistant infections, according to a new World Health Organization report published Tuesday. Adding to the concern: It is likely that the speed of increasing resistance will outpace the slow drug development process. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO Plans Global War on Cholera as Yemen Caseload Nears 700,000 WHO Plans Global War on Cholera as Yemen Caseload Nears 700,000
The World Health Organization will next month launch a strategy to stop cholera transmission by 2030, it said on Monday, as an unprecedented outbreak in Yemen raced toward 700,000 suspected cases with little sign of slowing down.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Urges Govt to Tackle Challenges Facing Polio Eradication
[Leadership] Abuja -As Nigeria celebrates 13 months without Polio outbreaks, the World Health Organisation(WHO) yesterday urged the federal government to tackle issues threatening the total eradication of the disease in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why Global Health Is Center Stage at the United Nations General Assembly
At this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), an annual meeting where dignitaries from 193 nations gather in New York City, world leaders are expected to discuss a number of conflicts with implications for global health, including climate change and the ongoing refugee crisis. The theme of this year’s UNGA General Debate—where world leaders, including President Donald Trump, will deliver statements on issues of international concern—is “Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.” While the debate officially kicks off on Tuesday, muc...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized antibiotic resistance climate change dr. tedros global health public health Refugees UNGA UNGA 2017 United Nations General Assembly universal health care Source Type: news

WHO plans global war on cholera as Yemen caseload nears 700,000
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization will next month launch a strategy to stop cholera transmission by 2030, it said on Monday, as an unprecedented outbreak in Yemen raced towards 700,000 suspected cases with little sign of slowing down. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

World Health Organization Leader Says Universal Health Coverage is a ‘Rights Issue’
When Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the new director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), talks about the importance of universal health coverage, he often brings up the story of his younger brother who died from a common disease—possibly measles—when they were both children. “We were living under the same roof, even sharing a bed,” said Dr. Tedros (as he prefers to be called) during an interview moderated by TIME on Sept. 17. “He died. I survived. It was just luck. Why do we allow this to happen?” Though he’s held his role for less than three months, Tedros has made it...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized dr. tedros Health Care health coverage Social Good Summit Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus UNGA United Nations General Assembly Universal Health Coverage what is universal health care what is universal health coverage World H Source Type: news

Kenya: Experts Warn of Health Risk After C-Section
[Nation] Unnecessary Caesarean sections could increase the risk of women developing maternal sepsis during childbirth, the World Health Organisation has warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 18, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Single-injection vaccine device still a long way off
Conclusion Injection of a microstructure device that can give time-delayed release of a vaccine or drug could have great potential in medicine. As the researchers noted, the structures are tiny and fully biodegradable, so they shouldn't cause a foreign-body reaction. But they also mentioned the size – the lightweight device could only hold a small amount of solution. However, the researchers suggested that varying the wall thickness to create larger cores could greatly increase the device's capacity. At this stage, the device has only been tested in a single experiment in mice. Further research in mice would be nee...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

"Hold Your Breath", paintings made by Russian artist while in a TB clinic
“Hold your Breath” presents the story of Russian artist Paulina Siniatkina’s fight against tuberculosis (TB). In 2015, Paulina spent 6 months and 17 days in a TB clinic in Moscow. She went through fear, misunderstanding, anger, despair, loneliness, silence, love, friendship and hope, and left the hospital with a series of artworks that tell the stories of people who shared her fate. She created these works of art to fight the stigma attached to TB. The exhibition "Hold your breath" has been travelling the world since then, fighting stigma and urging people not to be afraid to talk about TB. On...
Source: WHO Feature Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, tuberculosis [subject], tb, tuberculosis [subject], tb, European Region [region], Feature [doctype], Russian Federation [country] Source Type: news

Preliminary validation of the WHODAS 2.0 for mild traumatic brain injury - Snell D, Iverson GL, Panenka W, Silverberg ND.
The purpose of this study is to examine the reliability, factor structure, and validity of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0 12-item version) in a sample of patients who were slow to recover from a mild traumatic brai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The idea that climate scientists are in it for the cash has deep ideological roots
Author and academic Nancy MacLean says cynicism about the motives of public servants, including government-backed climate scientists, can be traced to a group of neoliberals and their ‘toxic’ ideasYou ’ll have heard that line of argument about cancer scientists, right?The one where they ’re just in it for the government grant money and that they don’t really want to find a cure, because if they did they’d be out of a job?Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn Tags: Climate change scepticism Environment Koch brothers Science Australia news World Health Organization Source Type: news

Preparing global trauma nurses for leadership roles in global trauma systems - Mu ñiz SA, Lang RW, Falcon L, Garces-King J, Willard S, Peck GL.
Trauma leads to 5.7 million annual deaths globally, accounting for 25%-33% of global unintentional deaths and 90% of the global trauma burden in low- and middle-income countries. The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery and the World Health Organization ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Over 500 Dead as Congo Cholera Epidemic Spreads: WHO Over 500 Dead as Congo Cholera Epidemic Spreads: WHO
More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mozambique: Ten Million Dollars to Fight Malaria in Pregnancy
[AIM] Maputo -Maputo 11 Sep (AIM) - Lelio Marmora, the Executive Director of Unitaid, an international body that works closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO), said in Maputo on Monday that ten million US dollars will be invested in combating malaria among pregnant women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Cluster Co-Coordinator Generic Terms of Reference
World Health Organization. 08/2017 This eight-page document describes a country Health Cluster, which strives to build upon existing coordination structures, making principled health action as local as possible to provide timely, effective, and appropriate actions to minimize the health impacts of humanitarian and public health emergencies. It details the responsibilities of the Health Cluster Co-Coordinator, and cluster core functions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Humanitarian Programming and Monitoring in Inaccessible Conflict Settings: A Literature Review
World Health Organization. 02/2017 This 96-page literature review aims to identify approaches, lessons learned, and best practices that will ultimately aid the creation of formal evidence-based guidance to support future humanitarian programming and monitoring activities in inaccessible conflict settings. The changing nature of conflicts has resulted in an increased risk to humanitarian actors, reducing access for programming and monitoring, as well as the humanitarian presence in emergency settings; this withdrawal of international organizations has a harmful effect on affected populations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Re...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Over 500 dead as Congo's cholera epidemic spreads: WHO
More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping Congo, the World Health Organization says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Protecting children from fire and burn injuries in Pune through training and awareness (Safety-2016 abstract #110) - Pinto C.
Background Fire and burn injuries pose a serious risk to all especially to young children. Burn injuries often take a long time to heal and are either not entirely reversible or extremely expensive to treat in India. As per World Health Organisation report... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Policy-related motorcycle traffic accidents in Thailand (Safety-2016 abstract #540) - Permpoonwiwat CK, Sarawasee R.
Background In Southeast Asia, motor vehicle traffic accidents have claimed more lives than HIV/AIDS. According to the World Health Organisation, the estimated GDP lost due to road traffic crashes in Thailand was around 3 percent in the year 2009-2010. Amon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Prevalence and factors associated with road traffic crash among taxi drivers in Mekelle Town, Northern Ethiopia, 2014: a cross sectional study (Safety-2016 abstract #902) - Asefa NG, Ingale L, Shumey A, Yang H.
The objective of thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Over 500 dead as Congo cholera epidemic spreads: WHO
KINSHASA (Reuters) - More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Effect of a new motorway on social-spatial patterning of road traffic accidents: a retrospective longitudinal natural experimental study - Olsen JR, Mitchell R, Ogilvie D.
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organisation reports that road traffic accidents (accidents) could become the seventh leading cause of death globally by 2030. Accidents often occur in spatial clusters and, generally, there are more accidents in less advantage... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Deadly Asbestos Still Widely Used Around the World
Asbestos is a toxic material that is known to cause mesothelioma, a form of cancer. The material is still used across the globe exposing people to the resulting mesothelioma.By Brook SpencerWALLINGFORD, CT, US, Sep 8 2017 (IPS)The worldwide impact cancer has is well known. It is the second leading cause of death globally, and according to the World Health Organization, was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths are due to cancer and of those deaths approximately 70 percent occur in low and middle-income countries.Asbestos is a global problem that leads to real health risks – namely...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brook Spencer Tags: Development & Aid Headlines Health Source Type: news

Significance of personality disorders in the face of drop-outs from psychiatric hospitalizations. The case of selected psychiatric units - Bia ła M, Kiejna A.
OBJECTIVES: The World Health Organization's estimations indicate that about 50% of patients in well-developed countries may not adhere to long-term therapies. In the field of psychiatry, drop-outs from psychiatric treatment are particularly important. Pers... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Health threats linger after Harvey's waters recede
Exposure to flood waters after a hurricane often causes negative health effects, and problems can linger even after the waters recede, experts say. The immediate health threat from hurricane flood waters is drowning, accounting for a bout 75 percent of fatalities, per the World Health Organization. And drownings don’t just occur during the height of the storm; an Australian study found that one of every four flood-drowning deaths happened when someone voluntarily went into flood waters to swim… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Nigeria: Therapists Seek Implementation of Rehabilitation Policy, Disability Bill
[Guardian] The Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Board of Nigeria (MRTB) has urged the government to formulating remedial actions to make care of persons living with disability better in Nigeria. The board which called for the formulation of a disability policy and bill for its inclusion in the National health Policy said, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Disability Action Plan 2014-2021 declared disability is a global public health and human right issue which should not be ignored or given less attention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cultural differences in shame and guilt as understandable reasons for suicide - Crowder MK, Kemmelmeier M.
According to the World Health Organization, a major barrier to suicide prevention work is the social stigma surrounding suicide. Since clinical research has long shown that shame and guilt are often involved in suicide and suicide ideation, the present two... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

WHO declares new Ebola epidemic as infections soar in Africa
(Natural News) The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an “Ebola epidemic” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after they confirmed nine cases linked to the virus in the remote forested region. Three people have reportedly died, causing alarm among health officials who fear that this could be another outbreak similar to the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholera in North-Eastern Nigeria: An Endemic Outbreak
Nurse treats cholera victims. Credit: IPSBy Lindah MogeniNEW YORK, Sep 6 2017 (IPS)A recent cholera outbreak in North-Eastern Nigeria has resulted in at least 186 suspected cases and 14 deaths as of Sep. 1, according to Borno State’s Ministry of Health. The outbreak, which coincided with this year’s annual World Water Week, occurred in Muna Garage, a camp sheltering an estimated 44,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno state, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).A rapid response to the outbreak by Borno State’s Ministry of Health, alon...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lindah Mogeni Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Women's Health Source Type: news

Evidence of the Risks and Benefits of Vaccinating Pregnant Women with WHO (World Health Organization) Pre-Qualified Cholera Vaccines During Mass Campaigns
World Health Organization. 11/2016 This five-page document provides a summary of current World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations concerning oral cholera vaccines, and current documentation from producers of WHO pre-qualified oral cholera vaccines concerning their use during pregnancy. It discusses the risks associated with cholera in pregnant women, and the potential benefits of vaccination of pregnant women with oral cholera vaccines. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Yemen's cholera epidemic hits 600,000, confounding expectations
GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen's cholera outbreak has infected 612,703 people and killed 2,048 since it began in April, and some districts are still reporting sharp rises in new cases, data from the World Health Organization and Yemen's health ministry showed on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yemen's cholera epidemic hits 600,000
GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of people hit by cholera in Yemen since an outbreak began in April has reached 612,703, data from the World Health Organization and Yemen's health ministry showed on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What is Internet Gaming Disorder?
This study also found that “Internet gaming disorder, …, affects a small subset of the population exposed to online games, and does not appear to have increased in prevalence to the extent the [I]nternet usage has increased.” Data shows “[s]ignificant overlap in the neurobiology underlying both [gaming and Internet] addictions and substance use disorders have been found in animal models and human brain imaging studies.” People with IGD can have similar symptoms to people with substance abuse disorders including building tolerance for the activity (i.e. needing more) and having withdrawal sym...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 4, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Effective preparedness for hajj 2017 (1438 H) pays off: no major public health events reported
Dr El Ziq, WHO Representative to Saudi Arabia (right) addresses a meeting on the successful conclusion of this year's hajj3 September 2017, Makkah – The World Health Organization (WHO) today concluded a successful mission to Saudi Arabia to support the Ministry of Health in ensuring a safe hajj season. No disease outbreak or public health event of concern was reported among the nearly 2.4 million pilgrims visiting the holy sites during this year’s hajj, in spite of an increased number of pilgrims performing hajj this year. WHO's mission to Saudi Arabia was conducted as part of a range of activities undertaken ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - September 3, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news