Sunday, May 28, 2017

India reported cases of the Zika virus — WHO

The WHO said that on May 15 India's health ministry reported three confirmed cases from the western state of Gujarat. Cases were detected during testing in February and November last year, while one was detected in January this year, according to the statement, which was...

New Ebola outbreak in Central Africa

Global health officials are monitoring a possible resurgence of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid reports of an outbreak of the feared contagion near the country’s northern border, reported FoxNews on Friday. Public health officials in the DRC have reported at...

24 million children in need in the Middle East and North Africa — UNICEF

Violence and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa have put in jeopardy the health of 24 million children in Yemen, Syria, the Gaza Strip, Iraq, Libya and Sudan. Damage to health infrastructure is depriving children of essential health care. Water and sanitation services have...

400,000 children at risks of severe acute malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The crisis in Greater Kasai in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has severely disrupted life-saving interventions for children in recent months, putting an estimated 400,000 children at risks of severe acute malnutrition, said UNICEF. Across the five provinces of Greater Kasai, critical health...

Ongoing violence in Myanmar continues to impact children and their communities

Children in Myanmar, especially those in remote border areas, continue to suffer the consequences of protracted crises, inter-communal conflict and discrimination. In Rakhine State, inter-communal violence that erupted in 2012 continues to plague 120,000 internally displaced people (IDP), primarily women and children, spread across 40...

Parent’s nightmare: If the food runs out, my children will die

Bulama is experiencing any parent’s nightmare: “If the food runs out, my children will die.” He and his family have been living in Custom House, an IDP camp in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, for almost a year. They were driven from their home after Boko...

Daily alcohol drinking increase the risk of breast cancer — study

According to a new report by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research, a daily glass of your favorite alcoholic beverage might increase the risk of breast cancer. An average of 10 grams of alcohol a day is associated with...

The CIA and AIDS

Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first reported the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 1981, rumors have persisted that the deadly virus was created by the CIA to wipe out homosexuals and African Americans. Even today, the conspiracy theory has a number of high-profile believers. South...

Cholera in Yemen left 242 people dead and up to 23,500 sick, only in three weeks

A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen has killed 242 people, and left nearly 23,500 others sick in the past three weeks alone, the World Health Organisation said Friday. The UN health agency said that in the past day alone, 20 cholera deaths and 3,460 suspected...

Marijuana can really help people with pain management even treating drug addiction

Cannabis Nasal Spray Stops Childrens’ Seizures Immediately
Harm reduction is a strategy for treating addiction that begins with acceptance. A friendlier, less disciplined sister of abstinence, this philosophy aims to reduce the overall level of drug use among people who are unable or simply unwilling to stop. What should naturally follow is...

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