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Ebola numbers start to decline, but more help is needed — fo

The number of new Ebola cases is declining week by week in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said Friday.

The Ebola Fight Has Reached a ‘Turning Point’ in West Africa, the WHO Says

2 days agoHealth : Healthland

But the World Health Organization says vigilance is imperative to prevent reinfection in seemingly eradicated areas

Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to be ebbing, WHO reports

With fewer than 150 cases reported in the last week, the Ebola outbreak seems to be slowing in the hardest hit West African countries, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Continue reading ? The post Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to be ebbing, WHO reports appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Depression Help

3 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Depression in all its forms directly affects more than 350 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. More than 16 million depression sufferers are adult Americans, reports the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Add the effects on loved ones and friends, and the real impact is quite high.

WHO: Ebola still a global threat

Yes, Ebola is very much still a global health emergency, says the World Health Organization — TorontoStar (@TorontoStar) January 21, 2015

Government of Mali and WHO announce the end of the Ebola outbreak in Mali

Bamako, 18 January 2015 -- Malian authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) today announced the end of the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Mali since 42 days had elapsed after the last Ebola case tested negative in laboratory tests on the 6 December 2014.

World Briefing: China: W.H.O. Reports 3 Deaths Among Bird Flu Cases in Humans

5 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

The deaths were among serious cases of H7N9 avian flu in humans confirmed by China, the World Health Organization reported Monday.

WHO report: 'Lethal, tenacious, unforgiving virus' fueled Ebola epidemic

Fear and misunderstanding of a "lethal, tenacious and unforgiving virus" have given rise to the world's largest and most enduring Ebola epidemic, according to the World Health Organization.

Graveyard shift may be living up to its name: shift work & nursing health risks

The night shift is commonly referred to as the graveyard shift and a new study about associated health risks shows that it might be aptly named. Previously, the World Health Organization has linked working the night shift to cancer, based on studies with nurses. Now, a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine this month, shows that...

20 Things to Remember If Your Loved Ones Suffer from Depression

According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 350 million people all over the world with depression. With that... The post 20 Things to Remember If Your Loved Ones Suffer from Depression appeared first on Lifehack.

Poultry blamed for rise in human H5N1 cases in Egypt

Preliminary studies suggest no major genetic changes in the H5N1 avian influenza virus in Egypt that would help explain the country's busiest month ever for human cases, according to a report of the World Health Organization (WHO).

New Malaria Meds Aim to Fight Drug Resistance

According to the World Health Organization, over half a million people died from malaria in 2013, 75% of which were African children under the age of five. Despite these grim... read more

Two Ebola vaccines headed for clinical trials in West Africa

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The World Health Organization said Friday that two Ebola vaccines under development have been deemed safe and will be administered soon in clinical trials in West Africa, where more than 8,000 people have died from the deadly virus.Read full article >>

Ebola vaccines appear safe and will be tested: WHO

The World Health Organization says the two leading Ebola vaccines appear safe and will soon be tested in healthy volunteers in West Africa.

Human tests of Ebola vaccines ‘about to begin’ in affected countries

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Human tests of two possible Ebola vaccines have proven safe and efficacy tests will begin within weeks in the three west African countries ravaged by the deadly virus, the World Health Organization said Friday. “These trials are about to begin for the two lead vaccines,” WHO assistant...

Safe, effective meningitis A vaccine for infants endorsed by WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has opened the door to routine immunization of infants in sub-Saharan Africa by endorsing an affordable vaccine that has all but rid the meningitis belt of a major cause of deadly epidemics. read ...

Living with Ebola in West Africa

The World Health Organization estimates that the Ebola virus has killed more than 3,400 people in West African countries and infected twice as many since the recent outbreak began. The World Bank estimates the economic impact of Ebola will exceed $32 billion by the end of next year. Show More Summary

ASN Releases GWU Report on Nephrology Fellows and Future Kidney Health Workforce

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the world's largest organization of kidney health professionals, has published a new report analyzing the results of the 2014 Nephrology Fellows Survey. Authored by leading health workforce researchers at George Washington University, the report provides key insights from future kidney health professionals. Show More Summary

No Ebola cases detected in Iraq

The Ministry of Health in Iraq, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), confirms that there is no suspected case of Ebola virus disease in Iraq as of 5 January 2015.

ASF in EU: 251 outbreaks, 10 farms infected

The year 2014 was the year African Swine Fever (ASF) was introduced into four European Union countries. In total, 251 outbreaks have been reported to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Most of these concerned infected wild boars – in total ten farms were found to be infected.

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