Man with deadly MERS virus considered 'urgent threat to humanity' rushed to Leeds hospital

Man with deadly MERS virus considered 'urgent threat to humanity' rushed to Leeds hospital

A man from the Middle East has been rushed to hospital with the killer MERS virus, health officials have confirmed. Public Health England said the man was initially admitted to hospital in Leeds and then transferred to an expert respiratory infectious disease centre at Royal Liverpool Hospital. The patient is believed to have contracted the […]

In a G-Zero World, We Need a Robust UN More Than Ever

In a G-Zero World, We Need a Robust UN More Than Ever

After the Death on Aug. 18 of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, it’s an opportune moment for a closer look at the organization he led. How valuable is today’s U.N. in a G-zero world with a startling lack of global leadership? Is the institution still a guiding force for good? The Security Council charged with […]

India's Health Insurance Scheme Broadly Positive For The Sector

Key View: – Growth within India’s pharmaceutical and healthcare market will be supported by government’s push towards achieving universal health coverage status. – Ayushman Bharat scheme will have a far-reaching impact on the Indian healthcare and insurance landscape. – The execution of the scheme will face significant challenges. Forecasts: In 2017, healthcare spending reached a […]

The resurgent influence of big formula

The resurgent influence of big formula

Natalie S Shenker Human Milk Foundation natalie{at}humanmilkfoundation.org Education on infant feeding must not be left to industry In May, word spread from the World Health Assembly of remarkable developments around an apparently non-controversial World Health Organization resolution to support breastfeeding. The Trump administration had opposed the motion and threatened the proposer country, Ecuador, with a […]

At what age do kids start smoking cigarettes?

At what age do kids start smoking cigarettes?

(Meredith/CNN) — Cigarette smoking may be declining worldwide, but tobacco use is still responsible for the deaths of about 6 million people globally each year, according to the World Health Organization. For most, tobacco use probably started in childhood. So, at what age do most people start smoking? In the United States and much of Europe, research suggests that regular […]

Dozens Die In Europe's Record Number Of Measles Cases

Dozens Die In Europe's Record Number Of Measles Cases

Europe is facing a record-high measles outbreak — with nearly 41,000 cases so far this year. David Greene talks to Dr. Siddhartha Datta of the World Health Organization to learn more. DAVID GREENE, HOST: In Europe, cases of the measles have hit a record high. More than 41,000 kids and adults have been infected in […]

Students urged to get vaccinations after measles outbreak

Students urged to get vaccinations after measles outbreak

New university students are being urged to ensure they have been vaccinated against measles following outbreaks of the highly infectious illness. Public Health England said students should check they are up to date with the MenACWY vaccine – which protects against meningitis – and the measles, mumps and rubella jab before the start of term. […]