International partners pledge $1.2 billion to help cyclone-hit Mozambique recover, ‘build back better’
Donors have pledged an initial $1.2 billion to help restore livelihoods and rebuild infrastructure destroyed by cyclones Kenneth and Idai in Mozambique, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced on Sunday.
Radiation-free stem cell transplants, gene therapy may be within reach
Researchers at Stanford and the University of Tokyo may have cracked the code to doing stem cell transplants and gene therapy without radiation and chemotherapy.
The NHS App: a platform for innovation
You might have thought that my first blog as CEO of NHSX should be about something general - NHSX's objectives, or our plans, or even our values. But it's going to be about my approach to the NHS App. Partly because it’s important, but mostly because it says a lot about what NHSX is trying to achieve and how we intend to operate.
Fix My Fatigue: Your Daily Multivitamin To The Rescue!
When it comes to getting the most out of life, good health is foundational. We know what to do: Eat nutritious foods, get 30-plus minutes of heart-pumping exercise most days, sleep well and be attentive to mental health. These seem like simple steps, yet vitality alludes millions of Americans due to a lifestyle that can derail personal wellbeing.
Chemsex: Brits more likely to combine drugs with sex, survey finds
People in the UK are more likely to combine drugs with sex than those in the US, Canada, Australia or Europe, according to a survey.
Just 6 Months of Walking May Boost Aging Brains
Walking and other types of moderate exercise may help turn back the clock for older adults who are losing their mental sharpness, a new clinical trial finds.
Young People as Actors in Sexual Health
Love matters - We matter
We still have a long way to go in the securing of sexual rights! It should really be a given that everyone can choose their sexual partners freely and have self-determination when it comes to deciding what to do with their bodies; that people can enter into consensual sexual relationships and decide for themselves if, when and whom they want to marry – to mention just a few sexual rights.
The world's second-biggest Ebola outbreak is still raging. Here's why.
Despite a coordinated response and a vaccine, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s struggle with the deadly virus seems to have no quick end in sight.
A member of the medical staff of the Ebola Treatment Unit puts on his personal protective equipment at the transit center in Butembo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on March 1, 2019. The transit center is currently the only operational Ebola Treatment Center in Butembo after two other facilities were attacked and burned.
Breaking the childhood obesity vicious cycle: Commission launches EU Health Award for cities, NGOs and schools
On 1 April 2019, the European Commission launches the 2019 EU Health Award for cities, NGOs and schools. This year, we aim to reward initiatives seeking to prevent and reduce obesity in children and young people (6-18 years).
Sleep myths 'damaging your health'
Widely held myths about sleep are damaging our health and our mood, as well as shortening our lives, researchers say.
A team at New York University trawled the internet to find the most common claims about a good night's kip. Then, in a study published in the journal Sleep Health, they matched the claims to the best scientific evidence. They hope that dispelling sleep myths will improve people's physical and mental health and well-being. So, how many are you guilty of?
When done right, the internet can be a useful alternative to seeing a doctor
Google may be a convenient way to get answers on your symptoms, but it is often misinformation, write Christopher Kelly and Marc Eisenberg
Everyone occasionally experiences new symptoms that can’t be readily explained or ignored. In most cases, people seek initial medical guidance from the one source they consider authoritative, available, trustworthy and non-judgemental. We are, of course, talking about Google – which, for many adults, has become a de facto primary care doctor.
Brexit: Flu vaccine 'could be airlifted into UK'
Drugs company Sanofi has plans to fly supplies of flu vaccine into the UK if other transport routes are disrupted after the country leaves the EU.
Hugo Fry, the managing director of its UK arm, told BBC Radio 5 live's Wake Up To Money that the flu vaccine was one it was not possible to stockpile.
Health effects of eggs: Where do we stand?
Are eggs good for you or not? The 2015 to 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends the nutrient-dense food as a source of protein, but an article in JAMA this month made a stir when it reported an association between eating eggs and an increased risk of heart disease and early death.
Deadly Staph Infections Still Threaten the U.S.
CDC calls for increased prevention to protect patients
More than 119,000 people suffered from bloodstream Staphylococcus aureus (staph) infections in the United States in 2017 – and nearly 20,000 died, according to a new Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Which countries eat the most meat?
You may have heard an increasing number of people vow to reduce their meat eating lately - or cut it out altogether. This often forms part of a bid to become healthier, reduce their environmental impact, or consider animal welfare.
CRA shortage is worsening while demand grows – a vicious circle which opens masses of job opportunities
Are you interested in roles like Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) and Clinical Trial Assistants (CTAs) and looking for interesting job opportunities and career perspectives?
Why Doctors Hate Their Computers
Digitization promises to make medical care easier and more efficient. But are screens coming between doctors and patients?
On a sunny afternoon in May, 2015, I joined a dozen other surgeons at a downtown Boston office building to begin sixteen hours of mandatory computer training.
Junior hospital doctors
“Junior” doctors: does terminology matter?
David Matthews from the Oxford Health Alliance suggests abandoning the term “junior” to address the low morale of UK “trainee” hospital doctors, aged between 23 and 40 years.
90–90–90 Treatment for All
An ambitious treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic
By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status ...
Incident Management System
To enhance World Health Organisations Emergency Programme (WHE) response capability,
To enhance World Health Organisations Emergency Programme (WHE) response capability, WHE proposed the development of a series of training packages to build staff competencies, skills and knowledge, to enhance deployment and response capability.
MARIJUANA: The Latest Scientific Findings and Legalization
California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada became the latest states to legalize recreational marijuana, bringing to 28 the number of states that have okayed the drug for medicinal use, recreational use, or both ...
What do we know about the health impacts of marijuana, and what do we still need to learn?
An Economy for the 99%
It´s time to build a human economy that benefits everyone, not just the privileged few
New estimates show that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world. As growth benefits the richest, the rest of society – especially the poorest – suffers.
European Virus Archive goes global
EVAg is a network of laboratories including 16 EU member state institutions and 9 non-EU institutions, that represent an extensive range of virological disciplines. EVAg establishes close relationships and collaborations with international organizations involved in public health (WHO, OIE and FAO).
Establishing a Global Vaccine-Development Fund
As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues, albeit at a much lower level than it reached in the spring, we still lack a vaccine that has been shown to be safe and effective.
Much attention has appropriately been directed at major disease targets such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tuberculosis, and malaria, for which organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust are providing considerable financial support. Similar attention has been devoted to the provision of currently licensed pediatric vaccines, which is supported by GAVI (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization).