Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province

Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province

BENI, Congo (AP) – Congo’s latest deadly Ebola outbreak has spread into a neighboring province, the health ministry said Tuesday, as health workers began using an experimental treatment for the disease. Health officials are hoping the mAb114 therapy, isolated from a survivor of an Ebola outbreak in 1995, will be effective in this outbreak that […]

New speech analytics for monitoring mental health and wellness

New speech analytics for monitoring mental health and wellness

According to the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Beyond the suffering that depression causes to individuals, this illness results significant lost work productivity and huge hospitalization costs. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry states that the economic burden of depression is estimated at […]

WHO supports Government to protect over 150000 population at risk of Yellow fever in Katsina state.

WHO supports Government to protect over 150000 population at risk of Yellow fever in Katsina state.

Katsina, 13 August 2018 – The Federal Government with the support of World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a reactive vaccination campaign in Danja local government area (LGA) of Katsina state in response to a recently identified outbreak of Yellow Fever. The reactive vaccination campaign will protect 154,131 persons aged between 9 months to 45 […]

Congo's Ebola outbreak to 'get worse before it gets better'

Congo's Ebola outbreak to 'get worse before it gets better'

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is expected to get worse in the coming days and week despite the swift dispatch of an experimental vaccine to the affected area, according to a top official at the World Health Organization. About 52 people have been infected and death estimates have climbed to 39 […]

Health professionals: Monitor child's media consumption to prevent video game addiction

Health professionals: Monitor child's media consumption to prevent video game addiction

Health professionals say that parents need to be actively involved in their children’s lives to prevent video game obsession or addiction. Earlier this year the World Health Organization classified compulsive video game consumption as a mental health condition. Symptoms of this condition include withdrawing from society and activities, Administrator of Behavioral Health at Texas Health […]

The Egg Whisperer Is On A Crusade To Make People Aware Of Fertility Issues And Solutions

The Egg Whisperer Is On A Crusade To Make People Aware Of Fertility Issues And Solutions

Infertility is the third-most pressing global public health crisis, according to the World Health Organization, impacting over one in ten women. Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh is a reproductive endocrinologist or fertility doctor. Patients affectionately call her “The Egg Whisperer.” Her mission is to help women get ahead of infertility and bring hope to people who have been […]

Sodium limits called into question

Sodium limits called into question

HAMILTON, ONT. — A study that appeared online Aug. 9 in The Lancet questions current recommended sodium intake limits. Heart health risk increased in people who ate more than 5 grams a day, but fewer than 5% of people in developed countries exceed that level, according to the study. Five grams a day is more […]

Despite Monsanto Trial Verdict, World Still Needs Pesticides

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Monsanto's Court Ruling Marks a Turning Point for Cancer-Causing WeedKiller

Monsanto's Court Ruling Marks a Turning Point for Cancer-Causing WeedKiller

DAMAGING DAMAGES. What started as a $289 million fine just had an even bigger financial effect on pharmaceutical and life sciences company Bayer. It’s now down $14 billion. On Friday, a state court in San Francisco, California, ruled that Monsanto — an agritech company Bayer acquired in June — owed California school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson $289 million in […]