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Deaf or Dead? The Unbearable Choice for some TB Patients
Like death, hearing loss is irreversible. I never imagined that I would have to choose between the two until seven years ago when I became infected with tuberculosis (TB), a contagious disease caused by an airborne bacterium.
The war at home
Four photographers show the devastating impact of urban displacement in their own countries
Internal displacement is at an unprecedented global peak.
The number of people forcibly displaced within their own countries by armed conflict and other situations of violence has steadily risen in this century – resulting in more than 40 million internally displaced throughout the world in 2016.
High-Energy Diet: 5 Ways to Fuel Your Body
Energy can be elusive, but it doesn’t have to be. Pursue an energy diet and keep your energy level high with these food and beverage tips.
Our bodies, as many say, are like cars; they need the right kind of fuel to run well. That means an energy diet that provides the proper vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to keep your strength steady throughout the day.
Sales of JUUL e-cigarettes skyrocket, posing danger to youth
Product dominated the U.S. e-cigarette market by end of 2017
Sales of JUUL, an e-cigarette shaped like a USB flash drive, grew more than seven-fold from 2016 to 2017, and held the greatest share of the U.S. e-cigarette market by December 2017. The findings, from an analysis of retail sales data from 2013-2017, were released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in JAMA.
#InheritYourFuture Forum 2018
Adapting how we live, move and consume: one day to zoom in on promising European practices for sustainable lifestyles and health equity.
A Healthy EU Budget?
Earlier this year the European Commission published a set of proposals for the next EU budget 2021-2027, the Multiannual Financial Framework.
New Analysis Reveals Significant Gaps In Funding For Health Innovation
Many of the products critically needed to fight some of the world’s most prevalent infectious diseases are not likely to be developed. This is the outcome of a new analysis, which reveals significant gaps in funding for health innovation.
Abu Dhabi calls for increased push to promote quality patient experience
International Patient Experience Symposium will align UAE’s patient experience practices with global standards
UAE has made improving healthcare delivery a key plank of its Vision 2030. The state envisions to enhance the health of individuals and societies in the region through the provision of comprehensive and excellent health services, in a healthy and sustainable environment, through implementing policies, legislations, programs and effective partnerships locally and internationally.
Why modern medicine is a major threat to public health
Most patients will derive no health improvement from medication. We should tackle the root causes of disease instead.
Breast cancer screening does not reduce mortality
Fewer and fewer women die from breast cancer in recent years but, surprisingly, the decline is just as large in the age groups that are not screened. The decline is therefore due to better treatment and not screening for breast cancer.
When institutions fail. Mental health in the workplace
The death of renowned cardiologist and researcher Professor Bongani Mayosi sent shockwaves across the continent and the world over. An inspirational and revolutionary figure, Professor Mayosi passed away on the 27th of July 2018, after a two-year struggle with depression. His death was described by His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa as “a loss not only to his family but to the country as a whole.” And indeed it is.
Pakistan: Curing one club foot at a time
Two in every thousand children worldwide are born with clubfoot, a congenital disorder that seriously affects mobility. The ratio is much higher in lower income countries, like Pakistan, where an average of 6,000–7,000 cases of clubfoot are reported every year.
World Press Freedom Day 2018
The theme for the 25th celebration of World Press Freedom Day is “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law”.
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).