Trinity Health and Other Investors Caution Smokefree Disney on Purchase of “Tobacco-Contaminated” Fox Movies

Trinity Health and Other Investors Caution Smokefree Disney on Purchase of “Tobacco-Contaminated” Fox Movies

With The Walt Disney Company poised to acquire hundreds of legacy Disney & Fox films with smoking, investment funds with $556 billion under management ask CEO Robert Iger for assurances that children and teens worldwide will be protected. Click for full media package. ASTON, Pa., April 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Investors have made public […]

California Bill Wouldn't Ban the Bible

California Bill Wouldn't Ban the Bible

Q: Is California considering legislation that would ban the Bible? A: No. Online stories making that claim have misrepresented a bill that would outlaw the advertising and selling of “sexual orientation change efforts.” FULL QUESTION I saw on Facebook today a claim that the California legislature is trying to prohibit Bible sales. True or false? FULL ANSWER California […]

Giving at-risk children pre-emptive antibiotics reduces deaths

Giving at-risk children pre-emptive antibiotics reduces deaths

A trial team-member readies a dose of the antibiotic azithromycin in Niger.Credit: Catherine Cook To stem the rise in antibiotic resistance, researchers recommend that people only take the drugs after they are diagnosed with a bacterial infection. But a trial involving nearly 200,000 children in Niger, Tanzania and Malawi went against that guidance in an […]

World Health Organization: Syria Crisis – East Ghouta Update Issue 6, 25 March 2018

World Health Organization: Syria Crisis – East Ghouta Update Issue 6, 25 March 2018

SITUATION An improvement in the current situation in the shelters has been reported by health workers in terms of availability of water for personal hygiene and latrines. Acute diarrhea and upper respiratory infections are still the most reported communicable diseases among displaced persons. PUBLIC HEALTH RISKS Acute shortages of health care staff and functioning health […]

World Health Organization Declares Rawalpindi Free From Polio

World Health Organization Declares Rawalpindi Free From Polio

Mohammad Ali (@ChaudhryMAli88) 56 secondss ago Wed 25th April 2018 | 06:49 PM The World Health Organization (WHO) in its assessment report from February-March 2018 has declared district Rawalpindi least risk area for polio virus spread. RAWALPINDI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 25th Apr, 2018 ) :The World Health Organization (WHO) in its assessment […]

WHO sends mobile health clinics to eastern Libya

WHO sends mobile health clinics to eastern Libya

The Department of Health Services in Benghazi received two mobile medical clinics on Tuesday provided by the World Health Organization (WHO). The mobile clinics were funded by the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO). A statement by the Libya Office of WHO said these mobile clinics aim to support provision of health care […]

Switzerland's global role in fighting malaria

Switzerland's global role in fighting malaria

This boy from Cambodia carries a new mosquito net home after recovering from malaria in 2009. (AP Photo/David Longstreath) Each year, some half a million people die of malaria around the world, with particularly high fatality rates among children. Switzerland is a world leader in research to combat the disease. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) goal […]