Uganda: WHO Orders for Mandatory Ebola Screening At Entebbe Airport
[Observer] The World Health Organization (WHO) has ordered for the mandatory Ebola screening of all passengers entering the country through Entebbe international airport. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Man Released From Nebraska Hospital After Being Found Free of Ebola
The American man who was being monitored at a Nebraska medical center after possible exposure to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been released after failing to develop the disease. The man did not show any symptoms of the disease and is not believed to pose a risk to the public, the medical center announced in a statement. Before he was released, the man was monitored at the Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha for a mandatory 21-day period. The center, which also worked to contain Africa’s 2014 Ebola outbreak, is one of only a few medical facilities in the country that speci...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized ebola health onetime Source Type: news

Aster herb found to inhibit growth of cancer cells
(Natural News) If there’s one thing almost everyone is afraid of, it’s cancer. This disease is a major cause of concern since it remains to be one of the biggest and deadliest health problems in the world, causing an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018 according to the World Health Organization. One of the most malignant forms of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-Fiber Diet Linked To Lower Risk Of Death And Chronic Illness
(CNN) — People who eat diets that are high in fiber have lower risk of death and chronic diseases such as stroke or cancer compared with people with low fiber intake, a new analysis found. Dietary fiber includes plant-based carbohydrates such as whole-grain cereal, seeds and some legumes. Fiber’s health benefits have been recorded “by over 100 years of research,” Andrew Reynolds, a researcher at the University of Otago in New Zealand, wrote in an email. He is co-author of the new meta-analysis of existing research, which was published Thursday in the journal The Lancet. The research shows that high...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN fiber Local TV Source Type: news

China could lift life expectancy by nearly three years if it meets WHO smog standards: study
China could raise average life expectancy by 2.9 years if it improves air quality to levels recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), according a new study from a U.S. research group. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO (World Health Organization) Emergency Use Assessment and Listing for Zika IVDs (In Vitro Diagnostics)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 6/2018. This 11-page document provides information about the World Health Organization's Emergency Use Assessment and Listing (EUAL) procedure to expedite the availability of in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) for the careGENE ™ Zika Virus RT-PCR kit. The kit is intended for the qualitative detection of Zika virus RNA. Serum specimens are validated for use. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO (World Health Organization) Emergency Use Assessment and Listing for Zika IVDs (In Vitro Diagnostics)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 3/2018. This 50-page document provides information about the World Health Organization's Emergency Use Assessment and Listing (EUAL) procedure to expedite the availability of in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) for the Liferiver Zika Virus (ZIKV) Real Time RT-PCR Kit. The kit is intended for the qualitative detection of Zika virus RNA. Serum, saliva, and urine specimens are validated for use. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study details how high fiber diets make for healthier lives
People who eat lots of high-fiber and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fiber, a study commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) says. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Want to Prevent the Deadliest Diseases? Eat More Fiber
If you want to eat something for better health, make it fiber. That’s the advice from nutrition experts and the latest national dietary guidelines. Now, a large new review of studies on fiber, published in the Lancet, shows just how beneficial fiber can be. The nutrient substantially lowers the risk of at least four diseases—many of which don’t even directly relate to the gut. Compared to those who ate less fiber, people who ate more fiber lowered their risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and colon cancer, as well as their risk of dying early from any cause, by 15% to 30%. And the more dietary ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer Diet/Nutrition healthytime Heart Disease Source Type: news

ICD-11 guidelines for psychotic, mood, anxiety and stress-related disorders in Mexico: clinical utility and reliability - Medina-Mora ME, Robles R, Rebello TJ, Dom ínguez T, Martínez N, Juarez F, Sharan P, Reed GM.
Background/Objective: The World Health Organization's diagnostic guidelines for ICD-11 mental and behavioural disorders must be tested in clinical settings around the world to ensure that they are clinically useful and genuinely global. The objectiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Einstein Responds to the Urgent Need for Effective Ebola Treatments
The current ebolavirus outbreak in central Africa’s Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) ranks as the second largest and second deadliest in history: more than 600 cases and more than 370 deaths as of January 6, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Adding to the tragedy: children—who are much more likely to die from Ebola infection than adults—now account for more than one third of all cases. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - January 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The evidence supporting WHO recommendations on the promotion of hand hygiene: a critique
The purpose of this research was to examine the quality of the evidence relied upon by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in promoting hand hygiene with campaigns such as " Save Lives: Clean Your Hands " . (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Response Resumes Despite 'Risky Environment'
[UN News] Despite a precarious security environment and continuing pockets of mistrust on the part of affected populations, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Tuesday that all Ebola-affected areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) North Kivu Province are now accessible to health workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Constant cravings: is addiction on the rise?
From sex to sugar to social media, people are in the grip of a wider range of compulsive behaviours.But what is driving them – and what can be done?Addiction was once viewed as an unsavoury fringe disease, tethered to substances with killer withdrawal symptoms, such as alcohol and opium. But now the scope of what humans can be addicted to seems to have snowballed, from sugar to shopping to social media. The UK ’s first NHS internet-addiction clinic is opening this year; the World Health Organization (WHO) has included gaming disorder in its official addictions diagnosis guidelines.The first glimmer of this shif...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Amy Fleming Tags: Health & wellbeing Life and style Psychology Science Neuroscience Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Isn't Doing Enough to Reduce Tobacco Use. Here's Why
[The Conversation Africa] Tobacco remains the biggest public health threat, killing more than seven million people globally every year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised progress in Nigeria, but concerns remain about effective implementation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Nigeria
On 22 November 2018, the World Health Organization was informed of a cluster of suspected Yellow fever (YF) cases and deaths in Edo State, Nigeria. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

WHO: 1.2 million teens die every year from road accidents and other preventable causes
(Natural News) News of a young person dying always hits us hard mainly because it’s so unexpected, but adolescent deaths are more commonplace than most people realize. In fact, an estimated 1.2 million adolescents around the world die every year, according to estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO). That is equal to 3,000 adolescent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR Congo: Ebola response resumes despite ‘risky environment’
Despite a precarious security environment and continuing pockets of mistrust on the part of affected populations, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Tuesday that all Ebola-affected areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ’s (DRC) North Kivu Province are now accessible to health workers. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DR Congo: Ebola response returns to full speed despite ‘risky environment’
Despite a precarious security environment and continuing pockets of mistrust on the part of affected populations, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Tuesday that all Ebola-affected areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ’s (DRC) North Kivu Province are now accessible to health workers. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO study likens palm oil lobbying to tobacco and alcohol industries
The palm oil industry is deploying tactics similar to those of the alcohol and tobacco industries to influence research into the health effects of its product, a study published by the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A Swedish Hospital Is Treating a Possible Ebola Patient
A Swedish hospital is treating an individual who may have Ebola, health officials announced Friday. The individual, whose identity was not disclosed, first visited an emergency room in Enköping, about 50 miles outside Stockholm, prompting hospital authorities to shut down the emergency department, a release says. The patient has since been transferred to Uppsala University Hospital, about 30 miles away, and is in isolation in the hospital’s infection clinic. The individual is not confirmed to have Ebola, and other diagnoses are possible. Test results are expected back sometime Friday night, according to the anno...
Source: TIME: Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Hantavirus disease – Republic of Panama
The Panama Ministry of Health has reported an increase in cases of hantavirus infection in Los Santos Province, Republic of Panama, to the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). Between 1 January and 22 December 2018, a total of 103 confirmed cases of hantavirus have been reported at the national level, 99 of which were reported in Los Santos Province. In Los Santos Province, 51 cases were classified as hantavirus fever1 (HF) without pulmonary syndrome and 48 cases were classified as hantavirus pulmonary syndrome2 (HPS), including four deaths. Cases were confirmed by serology and polymeras...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

3 tips on what to do if your child is addicted to gaming: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
The line between hobby and addiction is more defined after the World Health Organization began identifying gaming addiction as a mental health disorder.? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,?Dr. Paul Croarkin, a Mayo Clinic child psychiatrist, says it's normal for kids to want to play video games, but parents should pay attention to lines [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Breath Test To Detect Multiple Cancers Early Begins Large Trial
(CNN) — A breathalyzer designed to detect multiple cancers early is being tested in the UK. Several illnesses are known to create signature smells from the body, including typhoid fever reported to smell like baked bread and the aroma of acetone, said to be similar to rotten apples, on the breath of diabetics. Recent research has also shown that a person’s breath could also indicate the presence of cancer. To test this theory, Cancer Research UK have launched a two-year trial into a clinical device, called the Breath Biopsy, to find out if exhaled airborne molecules can be useful for cancer detection. (Image cr...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer CNN Local TV Source Type: news

Africa: Who Director-General Applauds Uganda's Ebola Preparedness Response
[WHO] The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO DG), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has lauded Uganda for the Ebola preparedness response mounted, so far, in the high-risk districts of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Metagenomic sequencing at the epicenter of the Nigeria 2018 Lassa fever outbreak
The 2018 Nigerian Lassa fever season saw the largest ever recorded upsurge of cases, raising concerns over the emergence of a strain with increased transmission rate. To understand the molecular epidemiology of this upsurge, we performed, for the first time at the epicenter of an unfolding outbreak, metagenomic nanopore sequencing directly from patient samples, an approach dictated by the highly variable genome of the target pathogen. Genomic data and phylogenetic reconstructions were communicated immediately to Nigerian authorities and the World Health Organization to inform the public health response. Real-time analysis ...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Kafetzopoulou, L. E., Pullan, S. T., Lemey, P., Suchard, M. A., Ehichioya, D. U., Pahlmann, M., Thielebein, A., Hinzmann, J., Oestereich, L., Wozniak, D. M., Efthymiadis, K., Schachten, D., Koenig, F., Matjeschk, J., Lorenzen, S., Lumley, S., Ighodalo, Y. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Interagency Emergency Health Kit 2017: Medicines and Medical Devices for 10,000 People for Approximately Three Months
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2019. The Interagency Emergency Health Kit 2017 is designed principally to meet the priority health needs of a population affected by emergencies, who have limited access to routine health care services. This 42-page report provides information and key points about the kit, the contents of the kit, and how to order the kit. The kit contains essential drugs, supplies, and equipment to be used for a limited period of time and to target a defined number of people. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of the Federated States of Micronesia: Mission Report: 13-17 August 2018
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2019. This 68-page evaluation was based on a joint external assessment held on August 13-17, 2018, of the International Health Regulations (IHR) core capacities of the Federated States of Micronesia using the World Health Organization (WHO) IHR Joint External Evaluation (JEE) tool. It discusses how Pacific island countries and areas face unique health system challenges in implementing the IHR (2005), such as small population size, geographic isolation, and limited human and financial resources. The report includes five overarching recommendations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Food Safety: Climate Change and the Role of WHO (World Health Organization)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2019. Climate change is likely to have considerable impacts on food safety, both direct and indirect, placing public health at risk. This seven-page publication summarizes the likely consequences on food safety from climate change, with impacts that will affect the persistence and occurrence of bacteria, viruses, parasites, harmful algae, fungi and their vectors, and the patterns of their corresponding food-borne diseases and risk of toxic contamination. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO Says Progress Against Ebola in Congo Will Be Lost if Violence Goes on WHO Says Progress Against Ebola in Congo Will Be Lost if Violence Goes on
Progress in fighting Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak, the second worst ever, will be reversed if fighting continues around the disease hotspots of Beni and Butembo, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Ebola Case Report Forms for Clinicians
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/28/2018. These three forms are intended only for clinicians and nurses taking care of patients with Ebola virus disease. They provide standardized information that needs to be collected by the clinicians at admission time, every day, and at time of discharge. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

American Flown to Nebraska Hospital After Possible Ebola Exposure in the Congo
An American who was potentially exposed to the Ebola virus while treating patients in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center. According to the hospital, the U.S. citizen has no Ebola symptoms, but will be monitored closely and if any symptoms develop, the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit will be activated and the person admitted. The Nebraska Biocontainment Unit is one of a handful of highly advanced facilities in the United States that was built for treating patients with highly infectious diseases. An American providing medical assistance overseas during an Ebola o...
Source: TIME: Health - December 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized Democratic Republic of the Congo ebola nebraska onetime Source Type: news

WHO says progress against Ebola in Congo will be lost if violence goes on
Progress in fighting Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak, the second worst ever, will be reversed if fighting continues around the disease hotspots of Beni and Butembo, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cardiologist slams 'incorrect' diet advice from the World Health Organization
EXCLUSIVE: Dr Aseem Malhotra, a consultant cardiologist in the NHS, has now called on the WHO to review and update their guidance 'as a matter of urgency'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Libya: WHO Warns Repeated Attacks Could Close Key Hospital
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has strongly condemned an armed attack on Al Jala Hospital in Libya's second-largest city of Benghazi, which took place on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO published advice on care for refugee and migrant children
A report from the World Health Organisation considers the health issues facing migrant children and factors that should be taken into account such as their diverse backgrounds, whether they are unaccompanied and separated from family and whether they have been trafficked. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Repeated attacks’ could close down key hospital in eastern Libya, says WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) has strongly condemned an armed attack in Al Jala Hospital in Libya ’s second-largest city of Benghazi, which took place on Tuesday, warning that further assaults could shutter the key facility. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: Climate Change - Why the Air You Are Breathing Could Send You to the Grave
[East African] Climate change is the single greatest health challenge that the world faces today, because it affects all aspects of human life and threatens to undo all the improvements made in health, warns a report by the World Health Organisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bacteria found in ancient Irish soil halts growth of superbugs -- new hope for tackling antibiotic resistance
(Swansea University) Researchers analyzing soil from Ireland long thought to have medicinal properties have discovered that it contains a previously unknown strain of bacteria which is effective against four of the top six superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics, including MRSA.Antibiotic-resistant superbugs could kill up to 1.3 million people in Europe by 2050, according to recent research. The World Health Organisation (WHO) describes the problem as 'one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Keyhole surgery returns to war-shattered Mosul as WHO prioritizes medical improvements
In the wake of more than four years of intense conflict in Iraq to dislodge the terrorist group ISIL, the rehabilitation of the health system and improvements to lifesaving medical services in places like formerly-occupied Mosul, remains a top priority, said the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Intersex variations, human rights, and the International Classification of Diseases - Carpenter M.
Over time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reviewed and removed pathologizing classifications and codes associated with sexual and gender minorities from the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). However, classifications associated with i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Ugandan health care professionals' response to sexual violence survivors: exploring local strategy and international guidelines - Fay KE, Beyeza-Kashesya J, Gossett DR.
This survey-based study gathered information on health professionals' attitudes and behaviors regarding victims of sexual assault, focusing on the applicability and utility of best practices put forth by the World Health Organization and the United Nations... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

3 Saudi Arabian plants show potential for treating cancer
(Natural News) Despite the countless medical breakthroughs in recent years, cancer is still the major cause of illness and death around the globe. But according to a study, three plants from Saudi Arabia can be used to develop potential cures for cancer. Back in 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) recorded an alarming 8.8 million cancer-related deaths.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.N. International Awareness and Commemorative Dates
List of International days of observance established by the United Nations (UN), World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 20, 2018 Category: Disability Tags: Awareness Source Type: news

Study confirms the antitumor effects of pomegranates
(Natural News) Unhealthy lifestyle habits like eating unhealthy foods, physical inactivity, smoking, and drinking alcohol continue to contribute to the high incidence of cancer worldwide. The World Health Organization estimates that cancer will account for more than 9.6 million deaths this year. Nearly 70 percent of cancer-related mortality cases happen in low- and middle-income countries... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interview with Dr Ioannis Gallos lead author of the updated Uterotonic agents for preventing postpartum haemorrhage: a network meta ‐analysis
The aim of thisCochrane Review was to find out which drug is most effective in preventing excessive blood loss at childbirth and has the least side effects. The authors collected and analysed all the relevant studies to answer this question.The lead author of this review is Dr Ioannis Gallos. He is a Clinician Scientist in University of Birmingham and Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics& Gynaecology for Birmingham Women ’s Hospital. Ioannis obtained his Degree in Medicine and Surgery (DMS) cum laude from the University of Rome, Italy. He subsequently trained in Obstetrics& Gynaecology in the UK and sub-speciali...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Nigeria: Meeting Nigeria's Health Emergency Demands With Flying Doctors
[Guardian] Until now, Nigeria, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), has one of the worst health indices in the world. In fact the country was rated 187th out of 191 WHO member countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Handle Antibiotics with Care in Surgery
The World Health Organization has produced this infographic on the use of antibiotics in surgery.Since their discovery, antibiotics have served as the cornerstone of modern medicine. However, the persistent overuse and misuse of antibiotics in human and animal health have encouraged the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. Misuse of antibiotics puts all surgical patients at risk. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health of Refugee and Migrant Children: Technical Guidance
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 12/18/2018. This 44-page document, part of a technical guidance series produced with the European Commission on the health of refugees and migrants, presents policy considerations for promoting refugee and migrant children ’s health and well-being, and particularly their mental health. It includes an intersectoral approach that targets risk factors at the individual, family, and community levels. It emphasizes the important role of national/local governments in fostering or hindering equitable living conditions for refugee and migrant children...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Promotion for Improved Refugee and Migrant Health: Technical Guidance
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 12/18/2018. This 48-page document, part of a technical guidance series produced with the European Commission on the health of refugees and migrants, outlines current best practices, evidence, and knowledge to inform policy and program development in the area of health promotion for refugees and migrants in the World Health Organization European Region. It highlights key principles, summarizes priority actions and challenges, maps available resources and tools, and provides policy considerations and practical recommendations to improve health promoti...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news