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WHO: Boosting Vaccination Coverage 'Very Pressing' In Ebola-Stricken Countries: WHO

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.21.2015 | Impact

* Outbreak has disrupted normal healthcare in region * Vaccination program hit, increasing disease risks (Adds quote, measles cases...

Damon Beres

How To Listen To Music Without Destroying Your Hearing | Damon Beres | Posted 03.06.2015 | Technology

Here are a few simple things you can do to protect yourself from permanent, noise-induced hearing loss:

International Women's Day: 10 Top Health Problems for Women

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

Women still face many health problems and we must re-commit to addressing them. Here are ten of the main issues that keep me awake at night.

Breakthrough 15-Minute Ebola Test Approved

Reuters | Posted 02.20.2015 | Healthy Living

(Adds detail, quotes) By Tom Miles GENEVA, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization has approved the first rapi...

Less Than Half Of The Money Pledged To Fight Ebola Reached Affected Countries

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.09.2015 | World

Nearly $2.9 billion has been pledged to help fight the Ebola outbreak since it swept West Africa last year, but a new study found a large discrepancy ...

WHO: New Ebola Cases Lowest Since June 2014

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2015 | World

By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totalled 99 in the ...

WHO Launches Emergency Ebola Fund To Prevent Future Response Blunders

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2015 | Impact

* Executive Board agrees contingency fund, rapid response * $100 million contingency fund "good starting point" - Chan *...

Ohio Bridal Shop Going Out Of Business After Visit By Nurse Who Had Ebola

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business

Jan 8 (Reuters) - An Ohio bridal shop that temporarily closed after it was visited by an Ebola-affected Texas nurse announced on social media this w...

The World Health Organization's Annual World Malaria Report

Martin Edlund | Posted 02.15.2015 | Impact
Martin Edlund

The holidays came early this year for the global health community, with news that malaria deaths globally are at an all-time low. According to the World Health Organization's annual World Malaria Report, mortality rates from the disease have fallen dramatically to 584,000 annually -- including a 58 percent decline in child deaths in Africa.

Ebola, the News Cycle, and the Affliction of Short Attention Spans

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Real problems, in the real world, are rarely solved by either the excessively afflicted or the unduly comfortable. Real problems, like Ebola, tend to populate the space between cause for panic and allowance for apathy. Real solutions, whatever the headlines, tend to reside there as well.

Battling Breast Cancer in Resource-Poor Countries

Oleg Chestnov | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Oleg Chestnov

Recent years have seen great public health successes for women, such as the halving of deaths from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. But these gains are threatened by breast cancer.

Lessons from Multidrug-Resistant TB on How Evidence can Catalyse Policy Change

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez

We need to increase financial commitment by both the public and the private sectors and strengthen the provision of high-quality TB care by all providers to accelerate TB control today.

Ebola: Learning From Past Mistakes

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Philippe Douste-Blazy

The importance of a rigorous, normative approach to the implementation of primary health systems and the building of a cadre of trained public health professionals cannot be overstated. The industrialized countries have an obligation to assist with expertise, crisis management and funding.

Ebola: Cutting-Edge Science Offers Hope for Containing the Most Severe Acute Health Emergency in Modern Times

Margaret Chan | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Chan

While many difficult scientific issues remain to be resolved, one thing is clear: WHO and its scientific and industry partners are making sure that no stone is left unturned, that no international standards for safety and quality are compromised.

Fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone

Claire Fordham | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Claire Fordham

Back home in the United States after three weeks helping fight the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, Dr. Suzanne Donovan is flying to Nairobi this weekend -- at the invitation of the United Nations -- to speak about Ebola management to representatives from seven African countries.

WHO: More Cases Of Ebola In Europe Unavoidable

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2014 | World

By Inmaculada Sanz and Kate Kelland MADRID/LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that Europe would almost certain...

The Fight Against Ebola Is a Fight Against Inequality

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Jim Yong Kim

The knowledge and infrastructure to treat the sick and contain the virus exists in high- and middle-income counties. So now thousands of people in these countries are dying because, in the lottery of birth, they were born in the wrong place.

Ebola: A Warning That We Need to Vaccinate Ourselves...From Excessive Fear.

David Ropeik | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

Even just worrying too much, for too long, can be a risk, a BIG one. Worrying, biologically, is stress, and chronic stress (lasting more than several days) raises our blood pressure and heart rate, weakens our immune system, and interferes with normal neurotransmitter production.

Ebola Aid Workers Shocked By WHO's 'Amateurism'

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact

* Calls for reform of U.N. health agency after mishandling Ebola * Hit by cuts, WHO rebuffed calls to play more active role ...

Through Ebola's Eyes

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Predictably, this one case diagnosed here in the U.S. has resulted in a media feeding frenzy, rumination, recrimination, and the familiar blend of hyberbole and hysteria that tends to populate those infamous 15 minutes during which any given crisis holds our attention.

Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya -- When Will It End?

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Consider this: Nashiru, a practitioner of female genital mutilation (FGM) in a Maasai community in Kenya, says, "Cutting girls is something our people have done for hundreds of years. No one can convince us that it is wrong."

WHO Demands More Health Workers For War Against Ebola

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2014 | World

By Kate Kelland and Tom Miles LONDON/GENEVA, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing fas...

Health Prescription: Ride a Bike. Better Yet, Ride with Thousands!

Rex Burkholder | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Rex Burkholder

Ciclovias Recreativas, known as Open Streets in the US, are specifically called out as effective strategies to promote physical activity.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Cost To Stop Ebola Outbreak Is Soaring, U.N. Experts Warn | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 09.04.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- The cost estimate to combat the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa has increased by $529 million since July 31 to $600 million, accordi...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Stopping Ebola Costs As Much As These 5 Things | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

Ebola isn't entering the United States smuggled in by child refugees. But the rapidly spreading and currently incurable disease has killed hundreds of...