“Don’t Tell My Husband I Have Leprosy”: Social Stigma Silences Marshall Islands’ Women
Meretha Pierson, a nurse in the leprosy clinic of Majuro, Marshall Islands, shows the medication to cure leprosy that are provided for free. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulMAJURO, Mar 28 2019 (IPS) Meretha Pierson has been a nurse for the past seven years, working in the government-run leprosy clinic in Majuro, the capital of the Marshall Islands. Her patients come in all ages, from different economic backgrounds and different professions. But, aside from their diagnosis, they all have something else in common: everyone wants to keep their illness a secret. “Everyone requests me not to tell their neighbours. Bu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Hansen's disease leprosy Marshall Islands Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation (SMHF) Source Type: news

Africa: Diseases Cost Africa U.S.$2.4 Trillion a Year - WHO
[allAfrica] Praia -The World Health Organisation has launched a new report titled "A Heavy Burden - An Indirect Course of Illness in Africa" at the second Africa Health Forum in Praia, Cape Verde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Food Safety for Travelers
-- Foodborne illness is often preventable, yet millions of people become sick from this, says the World Health Organization. The organization's " Five Keys to Safer Food " are: Wash your hands before handling/consuming food. Separate raw and cooked... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Loses $2.4trn Annually to Diseases - WHO
[Leadership] The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that nearly 630 million years of healthy life were lost in 2015 due to the diseases afflicting the population across its 47 Member States in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO guidelines fail to detect half of chronic hepatitis B patients in Ethiopia needing treatment
(Elsevier) Current World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) fail to detect half of the patients in need of treatment in Ethiopia, report scientists in the Journal of Hepatology, published by Elsevier. They propose revision of the guidelines to consider local data from sub-Saharan Africa in order to help reach the WHO goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a major public health threat by 2030. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Empowering Community Health Providers to Tackle Lung Diseases
[WHO] Tanga -The Ministry of Health in Tanzania conducted orientation workshops on integrated screening, referral and follow up for Tuberculosis and other Chronic Lung Diseases to 20 Community Health providers in Tanga region. This initiative is supported by the World Health Organization and aims to embody the leverage of resources in addressing community needs in primary health care delivery. As most of the other Chronic Lung Diseases are not infectious in contrast to Tuberculosis, the implementation of the initiative (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: The President of the Republic of Cabo Verde Opens Second Who Africa Health Forum
[WHO] Praia -Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, today demonstrated his support for the World Health Organization's (WHO) initiatives to transform health care throughout Africa by officially launching the three-day WHO Africa Health Forum in Praia. He told participants about the significant progress that Cabo Verde has made towards delivering universal health coverage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Cabo Verde Launches First "Solidarity Chain" in Africa With a Flash Mob Promoting Universal Health Coverage
[WHO] Praia -Led by the Cabo Verde's Minister of Sports and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, hundreds of people held hands and stood side by side in an umbrella shape on Quebra Canela beach in Praia to show their solidarity for universal health coverage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: What We Need to Get Healthcare for All Africans
[allAfrica] Leaders and policy makers, ministries of health and finance, inter-governmental   agencies, the private sector, civil society organizations and members of the media are among many participants in the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Health Forum, hosted by the Government of Cabo Verde and the WHO Africa Regional Office. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Clinical Research Associate - Liverpool, UK
 Liverpool school of Tropical Medicine's Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health has led developments in systematic reviews in tropical medicine and international health. In the 1990s, staff contributed to setting up Cochrane, and established theCochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now recognised as one of Cochrane's premier groups, with over 150 Cochrane reviews and 600 authors, and is well-linked with the World Health Organization.We are looking to expand the centre. As part of this, we are recruiting staff for the "Research, Evidence and Development Initiative " (READ-It) programme th...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Q & A: Why Treating Leprosy as a Special Disease Violates the Rights of the Person Affected by It
Dr. Arturo Cunanan is the Medical Centre Chief of Culion Sanitarium and General Hospital in the Philippines and one of the most experienced experts on Hansen’s disease, also known as leprosy, in the world today. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulMAJURO, Mar 25 2019 (IPS) His multiple awards and degrees aside, Dr. Arturo Cunanan is known as a people’s doctor; one who has profound belief in the human rights of every person affected by Hansen’s disease, commonly known as leprosy. Considered one of the most experienced experts on the disease in the world today, Cunanan is currently the Medical Centre Chie...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations leprosy Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation (SMHF) Source Type: news

Nigeria: World TB Day - Use Your Money to Provide Adequate Care, WHO Urges African Leaders
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged Africa governments to use domestic resources to fund core Tuberculosis (TB) control services in their countries (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Long Does Fecal Shedding Occur for Oral Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccination has reduced infectious disease morbidity and mortality since its introduction. Vaccines can be given intramuscularly, subcutaneously or orally. Oral virus vaccines currently used in the US include rotavirus, cholera, typhoid and adenovirus. Adenovirus vaccine is used in military personnel. As these are attenuated viruses there is concern for household contacts who are immunocompromised who may inadvertently be exposed to the virus through fecal shedding. Additionally, there is a concern that the attenuated virus may mutate and revert back to its wild-form and potentially cause disease. Injectable po...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ebola Was Confirmed in a Major City in the Congo, Stoking Concerns That the Outbreak Will Keep Spreading
A case of Ebola was confirmed in the populous Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) city of Bunia this week, adding to fears that the outbreak there — already the second-worst in history — is far from over. An infant who died in the Bunia health zone was confirmed this week to have the deadly, highly contagious hemorrhagic fever, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The infant’s parents, however, appear to be in good health, raising questions as to how the baby may have been infected with Ebola. Most Ebola cases have been recorded in the DRC’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces, in the northea...
Source: TIME: Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Democratic Republic of the Congo Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Africa: What African Countries Can Do About Ensuring Safer Surgery
[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has come up with plans and tools to help countries ensure safer surgery in their hospitals and clinics. These include the surgical safety checklist and safe childbirth checklist. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: WHO Sending Urgent Health Assistance After Cyclone Idai Displaces Thousands of People in Southern Africa
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing urgent assistance to meet the health needs of thousands of people impacted by flooding in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The floods were triggered by Tropical Cyclone Idai, which swept through the region last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Unveils New Measures for TB Eradication
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued new guidelines to improve the treatment of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bacteria and immunity in cervix may be key to predicting premature births
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB), defined as birth before 37 weeks of gestation, and the related complications, are the largest contributors to infant death in the United States and worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have discovered that bacteria and innate immune factors in a woman's birth canal and cervix may increase the risk of spontaneous preterm birth or provide protection against such births. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO Panel Calls for Registry of All Human Gene Editing Research WHO Panel Calls for Registry of All Human Gene Editing Research
It would be irresponsible for any scientist to conduct human gene-editing studies in people, and a central registry of research plans should be set up to ensure transparency, World Health Organization experts said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Shaving 10 Months Off Treatment Not Inferior Against Rifampin-Resistant TB Shaving 10 Months Off Treatment Not Inferior Against Rifampin-Resistant TB
A new study in patients with rifampin-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is providing the first strong evidence that the Bangladesh protocol for treating multidrug-resistant (MDR)-TB, which is used for 9 to 11 months, is not inferior to the standard regimen recommended by the World Health Organization, which requires treatment for 20 months.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Accounts for Highest Burden of Measles Globally - WHO
[This Day] Maiduguri -The World Health Organisation (WHO) has lamented that Nigeria accounts for the highest case of measles on the globe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

W.H.O. Panel Demands a Registry for Human Gene Editing
The panel, established after a Chinese experiment produced embryo-edited babies, said all human genome editing research should be listed in a registry. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: your-feed-science Genetics and Heredity Genetic Engineering Research World Health Organization He Jiankui Source Type: news

WHO panel calls for registry of all human gene editing research
It would be irresponsible for any scientist to conduct human gene-editing studies in people, and a central registry of research plans should be set up to ensure transparency, World Health Organization experts said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gene editing for human reproduction is 'irresponsible,' WHO panel says
A panel convened by the World Health Organization says it would be 'irresponsible' for scientists to use gene editing to make babies. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

UAB partners with Jamaican University for nursing education
Instructors at the UAB School of Nursing have formed an international instruction partnership with a Jamaican entity. UAB instructors have traveled to Kingston, a sister city of Birmingham, to train instructors starting in 2018 where they first demonstrated how to teach with simulations. Now, they are working with the World Health Organization Collaborating Center (WHOCC) at the University of West Indies (UWI)-M ona Campus in Kingston, Jamaica. UAB said the partnership's goal is to improve how… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

UAB partners with Jamaican University for nursing education
Instructors at the UAB School of Nursing have formed an international instruction partnership with a Jamaican entity. UAB instructors have traveled to Kingston, a sister city of Birmingham, to train instructors starting in 2018 where they first demonstrated how to teach with simulations. Now, they are working with the World Health Organization Collaborating Center (WHOCC) at the University of West Indies (UWI)-M ona Campus in Kingston, Jamaica. UAB said the partnership's goal is to improve how… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Resting in the Space of Discomfort: A Mindful Approach to Depression
Suffering is a shared human experience that can be viewed integral part of life. Our suffering can range from mild to severe and can take the form of physical or mental and emotional pain. Whatever the form of our discomfort, we can agree that “suffering of the mind” is one of the biggest concerns of our time. The severity of mental health issues is on the rise, particularly the number of individuals experiencing depression. According to the World Health Organization (2017) over 300 million people are estimated to suffer from depression, equivalent to 4.4% of the world’s population. The Causes...
Source: Psych Central - March 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules De Vitto Tags: Depression Habits Mindfulness Self-Help Source Type: news

VIDEO: “ People Affected by Leprosy Suffer Severe Discrimination ”
By Fabiana FrayssinetRÍO DE JANEIRO, Mar 15 2019 (IPS) “More than 50 countries in the world have discriminatory laws against people affected by Hansen’s disease. There is also a lot of discrimination in the public administration…and in society,” Alice Cruz, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members, said in this interview with IPS (in Spanish, with English subtitles). The Portuguese-born expert is one of the special participants in the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affecte...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Health Latin America & the Caribbean Multimedia TerraViva United Nations Video Hansen's disease leprosy Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Aims to End Ebola Outbreak Within Months
[VOA] The World Health Organization (WHO) chief says the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) can be brought to an end in six months, if everything goes as planned. Latest figures from the DRC Ministry of Health put the number of Ebola cases at 927, including 584 deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

People Affected by Leprosy in Latin America Unite for Their Rights and Their Voice
Family photo of part of the 111 participants in the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's Disease, on the steps of the Morisco Palace, the headquarters of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, which hosted the three-day meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Mario Osava/IPSBy Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) With the decision to found a regional coalition to promote rights and greater participation in national and international forums and decisions, the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen’s disease, popu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Ter Source Type: news

WHO says Ebola area contained but Congo needs long-term support
The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is now concentrated in two areas and could be stopped by September, but the world must tackle Congo's broader crisis to make it count, the head of the World Health Organization said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Attacks could reverse gains in Congo's Ebola fight, says WHO
The director-general of the World Health Organization says recent attacks on Ebola treatment centers in Congo threaten to reverse the gains that have been made in fighting the epidemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Partners Support National HIV/Aids Programme in Nigeria
[This Day] The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has received donation of official vehicle and an upgraded office structure from the World Health Organisation, United States Agency for International Development, United Nations Children's Fund and PEFPFAR in support of the fight against HIV/ AIDS in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Junk food companies target children by using a loophole in advertising regulations, experts warn 
Food companies are fuelling the obesity crisis by using increasingly sophisticated methods to influence youngsters on the internet, according to a report by the World Health Organisation (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Latin America, the Term Leprosy Still Carries a Burden from Biblical Times
In the panel on Hanseniasis versus Leprosy, the need to change the name of a disease surrounded by stigma with no scientific basis was debated, during the Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's Disease, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetRÍO DE JANEIRO, Mar 13 2019 (IPS) Known scientifically as Hansen’s disease, leprosy carries a symbolic burden from the past that people affected by the disease and experts from around Latin America are fighting, including the terminology used. The debate took place during a panel called H...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations leprosy Source Type: news

Science and health for all children with cancer
Each year ~429,000 children and adolescents aged 0 to 19 years are expected to develop cancer. Five-year survival rates exceed 80% for the 45,000 children with cancer in high-income countries (HICs) but are less than 30% for the 384,000 children in lower-middle-income countries (LMICs). Improved survival rates in HICs have been achieved through multidisciplinary care and research, with treatment regimens using mostly generic medicines and optimized risk stratification. Children’s outcomes in LMICs can be improved through global collaborative partnerships that help local leaders adapt effective treatments to local res...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Lam, C. G., Howard, S. C., Bouffet, E., Pritchard-Jones, K. Tags: Medicine, Diseases special/review Source Type: news

Uganda: Who and Uganda Red Cross Society Sign Agreement to Strengthen Ebola Screening At Points of Entry
[WHO] Kampala, 20 February 2019:- The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Uganda Red Cross Society today signed an agreement to strengthen the screening of travellers at 25 points of entry in eight districts on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Sustains the Gains Towards Achieving Malaria Elimination
[WHO] The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) in Botswana and the World Health Organization (WHO) convened partners and stakeholders to conduct a national training on malaria elimination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: No Guinea Worms Detected in Omusati
[New Era] Ongwediva -The World Health Organisation (WHO) team that was dispatched to Omusati Region has concluded that there were no guinea worms in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Snake Bite First-Aid
-- About 8,000 of the 45,000 snake bites in the United States each year are caused by venomous snakes. But most traditional first-aid methods do more harm than good, the World Health Organization says. WHO recommends: Reassure the victim, if he or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CBD Oil Is Everywhere, But Is It Really Safe and Healthy?
You might have seen it in your neighborhood health store, your local spa or your corner coffee shop. CBD, aka cannabidiol, is getting mixed into cocktails, lotions and drinks. But what is CBD, exactly? Does it have real health benefits? Is it even safe? To get a better understanding of the compound, TIME spoke to two scientists on the cutting edge of CBD research: Dr. Esther Blessing, an associate professor of psychiatry at New York University, and Margaret Haney, professor of neurobiology at Columbia University Medical Center and director of the university’s Marijuana Research Laboratory. Blessing and Haney agree th...
Source: TIME: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

World Health Organization tells countries to bolster flu control as another pandemic is 'inevitable'
The WHO said the question is not 'if we have another pandemic, but when'. A global strategy will attempt to reduce the number of deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduction in non-abstinent WHO drinking risk levels and depression/anxiety disorders: 3-year follow-up results in the US general population - Knox J, Scodes J, Wall M, Witkiewitz K, Kranzler HR, Falk D, Litten R, Mann K, O'Malley SS, Anton R, Hasin DS.
BACKGROUND: Non-abstinent drinking reductions that predict improvement in how individuals feel or function, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) drinking risk levels, may be useful outcomes in clinical trials for alcohol use disorders (AUD). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Virtual Reality - the Panacea for a Growing Mental Health Crisis?
Opinion Article Opinion article by Barnaby Perks, CEO of Oxford VR. The World Health Organisation puts mental illnesses among the leading causes of disease and disability in the world, with depressive disorders the fourth leading cause of global disease burden. By 2020, it expects mental health to rank second behind ischaemic heart disease. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Opinion Business and Industry Source Type: news

Deadly plague breaks out on Uganda-Congo border, WHO says
A deadly form of plague has broken out on Uganda's border with Democratic Republic of Congo and several people are thought to have died of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Many Parents Think Their Vaping Won ’t Harm Kids
The World Health Organization says e-cigarettes should not be used indoors. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World must prepare for inevitable next flu pandemic, WHO says
The world will inevitably face another pandemic of flu and needs to prepare for the potential devastation that could cause, and not underestimate the risks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Could CRISPR Diagnostics Provide a Valuable Weapon in the Fight against Pandemic Flu?
The flu season is up and running in the Northern Hemisphere, and early signs in both the United States and Europe are that the effects might not be quite as severe as the brutal 2017/18 season. The United States is predominantly seeing H1N1 circulating, while monitoring in Europe has identified co-circulation of H1N1 and H3N2—both varieties of Influenza A that should be covered by the seasonable vaccine. What if they weren’t though? Influenza A can be found in both human and animal populations, and it evolves rapidly through genetic mutation. Each year many humans rely on their country&a...
Source: MDDI - March 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Paul Wilkins Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Research methods and ethics in health emergency and disaster risk management: the result of the Kobe expert meeting - Aung MN, Murray V, Kayano R.
In October 2018, at Asia Pacific Conference for Disaster Medicine (APCDM), an expert meeting to identify key research needs was organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) Centre for Health Development (WHO Kobe Centre (WKC)), convening the leading ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

User violence in mental health services: adaptation of an instrument. Healthcare-workers' Aggressive Behavior Scale-Users-Mental Health Version (HABS-U-MH) - Ruiz-Hern ández JA, Sánchez-Muñoz M, Jiménez-Barbero JA, Pina López D, Galián-Muñoz I, Llor-Esteban B, Llor-Zaragoza L.
BACKGROUND/OBJETIVE: According to the World Health Organization, one out of every four violent workplace acts takes place in the health setting. The aims of the study are to adapt the Healthcare-workers' Aggressive Behavior Scale-Users (HABS-U) to mental h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news