By Sally Satel The spread of Zika is a public health story, but politics isn’t far behind. The consuming controversy here is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have dragged their feet in giving strong recommendations to women to delay pregnancy.
The movement of the World Health Organization (WHO) to declassify transgender identity as a mental disorder is simultaneously a step forward in affirming the personhood of gender minority individuals, and a step backward in diagnoses that adequately reflect their health needs. Show More Summary
Can the World Health Organization declassify transgender identity as a mental disorder without alienating anyone?
The Zika virus led the World Health Organization to declare the outbreak a global public health emergency in February 2016, but how much is really known about its neurobiology and potential neuropsychiatric manifestations?
The World Health Organization (WHO) is moving closer toward declassifying transgender identity as a mental disorder in its global list of medical conditions, reports the New York Times. The update has been approved in committee and is being reviewed for the next edition of WHO’s global guidebook, International Classification of Diseases. “The intention is to... Read more »
With the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the Zika virus an international public health emergency and no vaccine to prevent contracting the virus and no drug to treat it, the best way to not get it is to not get bit by mosquitos. Easier said than done, right? I should know! I’m the one that......
The Journal of Pain Research has published the review "Effectiveness of the World Health Organization Cancer Pain Relief Guidelines: An Integrative Review". read more
According to the World Health Organization, up to 20,000 people still suffer from African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness, which once made many parts of central Africa almost uninhabitable. Scientists from the Ecole Polytechnique...Show More Summary
World Health Organization (WHO) is urging countries to take rapid action to improve knowledge about the viral hepatitis, and to increase access to testing and treatment services, according to official press release.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that there’s a “low risk” of people catching or spreading the Zika virus during the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. That assertion was made by Dr. William...Show More Summary
The technology now exists to deliver, at the push of a touch screen, a taxi to your door. A doctor can assess a person's health remotely. Computers can process and organize data from millions of inputs. So governments, long accused of taking on tasks too large to complete, now have access to technology to make extremely complex tasks easy. Show More Summary
The World Health Organization is flagging 4 key challenges as the international community meets at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, from 18–22 July 2016. The Organization is highlighting the need to renew attention to HIV prevention, whilst maintaining momentum on scaling up access to HIV treatment. Show More Summary
Depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems are serious and widespread. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that over 350 million... The post Morning Showers Can Boost Your Mental Health, Here’s Why appeared first on Lifehack.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - The number of suspected yellow fever cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo has jumped 38 percent in the last three weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as health officials prepare to launch a vaccination campaign next week.
The World Health Organization and eight partner groups released a game plan for ending violence against children.
The massacre of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12 is the latest manifestation of violence as a public health emergency. A public health emergency, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is "an occurrence or imminent threat of an illness or health condition, caused by...an epidemic... Show More Summary
Cities are the way of the future. In less than 35 years, the World Health Organization estimates that two-thirds of the world population will be living in urban areas. That's an additional 2.5 billion people. The cities that will flourish...Show More Summary
By ASHISH JHA, MD An expert panel convened by the World Health Organization just declared that there is no scientific basis for canceling, postponing or moving the 28th Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August or the Paralympics in September because of the Zika outbreak. While many of us experts have expressed concerns about
UN: "In early July 2014, the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that Gaza’s struggling health sector was near to collapse due to the severe shortages of medicines, medical disposables and fuel, and the lack of capacity to expand services to meet population needs. Show More Summary
An international review team has published a Cochrane systematic review that assessed the effects of programmes that use the World Health Organization's (WHO) integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) strategy. The review has...Show More Summary