Gates warns of 'turning point' for Africa as population booms

Gates warns of 'turning point' for Africa as population booms

The billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has delivered a stark warning on population growth in Africa, saying if left unchecked it could unravel decades of progress and fuel instability across the globe. In an interview with the Telegraph, Mr Gates, who is the second richest man on earth with an estimated wealth of $90bn, described the projected […]

WHO working closely with Republic of Korea on response to MERS case

WHO working closely with Republic of Korea on response to MERS case

MANILA, Philippines | 17 September 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to support the Republic of Korea in responding to an imported case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). The Organization has been working with the country to support contact tracing, public communication and information-sharing under the International Health Regulations (2005). The case […]

Video Gaming Disorder: Is there cause for concern in mid-Michigan?

Video Gaming Disorder: Is there cause for concern in mid-Michigan?

FLINT– When the World Health Organization issued it’s 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases earlier this year, it recognized video gaming disorder as a mental health issue. That raised many eyebrows, especially among parents with children who play a lot. Video games have come a long way since the early days of Pac-Man […]

Preventing the Next Pandemic

Preventing the Next Pandemic

“They learn to work as teams, veterinarians with physicians and agricultural scientists, on the same problems,” said Wilkes, one of the program’s organizers. This on-the-ground experience can bring some fresh insights. For example, when UC Davis veterinary student Taylor Calloway visited a Tanzanian fishing village, she assumed the villagers would need clean water and better […]

5G Wireless Rekindles Decades-Old Fight Over Cellular Health Risks

5G Wireless Rekindles Decades-Old Fight Over Cellular Health Risks

A city just outside of San Francisco has unanimously voted to ban fifth-generation (5G) cellular towers, claiming that they pose a significant threat to public health. In an urgency ordinance, Mill Valley city council voted earlier this month to block deployments of 5G towers and small cells (smaller, lower powered cellular radios used to expand […]

Study: Not Enough Exercise Leads to Sickness

Study: Not Enough Exercise Leads to Sickness

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. About 1.4 billion people around the world do not get enough physical exercise. That represents about one-fourth of the world’s adult population. Those numbers come from the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO). A new WHO report warns that a lack of exercise greatly […]

It's Not Too Early to Get Your Flu Shot — and Other Flu Facts

It's Not Too Early to Get Your Flu Shot — and Other Flu Facts

Here’s what to know before the start of flu season. Last year’s severe flu season led to 700,000 people being hospitalized. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself. Photos: Getty Images It’s never too early to start preparing for flu season, and that’s exactly what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is […]

Temptime Unveils New Technology to Support Global Health Organizations with Medical Product Safety

Temptime Unveils New Technology to Support Global Health Organizations with Medical Product Safety

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Temptime Corporation unveiled new technology today that will expand the range and flexibility of the company’s Vaccine Vial Monitors (VVMs), which monitor the temperature exposure of vaccines to ensure that they have not been compromised by excessive heat.  The World Health Organization (WHO) recently identified new parameters for […]

Fortnite addiction 'behind 5% of UK divorces' this year

Fortnite addiction 'behind 5% of UK divorces' this year

Addiction to the hit video game Fortnite: Battle Royale has been cited as a factor in dozens of UK divorces this year, newly released figures show.  A report by UK-based legal service Divorce-Online claims that 200 of the 4,665 divorce petitions handled by the company so far this year mention “Fortnite and other online games” as a […]