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In new advisory, WHO warns pregnant women against travel to Zika-affected countries

21 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

The World Health Organization on Friday issued its first set of recommendations for travel to Zika-impacted countries. Its advice to pregnant women — to consider delaying their trips — is similar to language used by U.S. officials and represents a recognition of the mounting evidence of a link between the mosquito-borne virus and birth defects in newborns.Read full article >>

Commercial Test for Zika Virus Could Be Available in Weeks

The World Health Organization announced on Friday that a commercial test for the rapidly spreading Zika virus could be available in weeks.

Zika Virus Test Is ‘Weeks, Not Years’ Away, W.H.O. Says

Large-scale clinical trials for a potential vaccine are not expected for at least 18 months, however, the World Health Organization said.

4 Key Facts About the Zika Virus, Birth Defects and Abortion

Last week, the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency over the growing spread of the Zika virus in Latin America and parts of the Caribbean.

Rates of Alzheimer's Dementia Declining, Those Living with Dementia Still Rising

The chances of suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia are declining according to a new study based on the database of patients from the Framingham Heart Study.On the other hand, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), theShow More Summary

World Health Organization: Possible Zika vaccines are about 18 months away from trials

The World Health Organization says possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials. Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO assistant director-general for health systems and innovation, said the U.N. health agency's response is "proceeding very quickly" and 15 companies or groups have...

MDS/MPN overlap syndromes

p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } From a review in Blood: Myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPN) comprise a World Health Organization (WHO) category of hematopoietic stem cell malignancies sharing morphologic and hematologic features of both myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms.1 As characterized by the WHO in 2008

The Choice: Fear & Militarization or Curing the Disease of Violence

By Mairead Maguire | (Inter Press Service) | – – BELFAST (IPS) – The World Health Organization has said that ‘Violence is a preventable disease’ and people are not born violent, rather…

Making The Voice of Peace Stronger - 3 Scientific Reasons You Should Meditate for World Peace

Meditation has proven its advantage for people of all walks of life be it be Corporate America, educational institutes, health care organizations, prisons, veterans from war-field, etc. Very captivatingly, Ariaana Huffington shares about meditation and its connection to Corporate America. Show More Summary

No, the Zika Virus wasn’t caused by genetically engineered mosquitoes

The World Health Organization and other global health groups have responded to rumors that the recent outbreak of Zika virus stemmed from the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in Brazil. Experts are dismissing the notion, saying...Show More Summary

Can Big Data Help Fight The Zika Virus?

The World Health Organization has declared the Zika Virus a public health emergency that could affect four million people in the next year as it spreads across the Americas. Big data and analytics have played a role in containing previous viral outbreaks such as Ebola, Dengue fever and seasonal flu, and [...]

Zika Outbreak Signals the Urgent Need for Strong Primary Health Care Systems

Co-authored by Simon Wright On February 1st, the World Health Organization declared the spread of the Zika virus a public health emergency. The declaration was the WHO's highest level of warning--so dire, in fact, that it has only been declared three times in the organization's history. Show More Summary

What You Need to Know About Zika Virus and Microcephaly

The World Health Organization's (WHO) recent announcement of a public health emergency of international concern has many individuals searching for information on the Zika virus. Larry Kociolek, MD, Infectious Diseases at Lurie Children's explains the virus, addresses the concern for risk in pregnant women and how you can prevent contracting the illness.

Georgetown University Violates Catholic Tenants, Pushes Abortion as Zika Virus Solution

Jesuit Georgetown University has rejected Catholic principles in order to promote abortion in South America. This week, two of the university’s law professors posted the article “The [World Health Organization] Must Include Access to...Show More Summary

Tips for Protecting Yourself Against the Zika Virus

In the wake of reports of outbreaks in Latin America and the Caribbean, the World Health Organization now believes that the mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus—the same species that transmit dengue and chikungunya—will eventually make their way to all nations within the Western Hemisphere, excepting parts of Chile and Canada, where high…

Fast-Food Items That Contain A Shocking Amount Of Hidden Sugar

6 days agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit Sugar has become a problem. According to the World Health Organization, the maximum daily amount of sugar consumed should be less than 10% of your daily caloric intake. Avoiding it can be harder than you think.There are unassuming menu items at major food chains that have surprising amounts of sugar in them, many way above the daily recommended amount. The Presurfer

Zika Virus Update: Brazilian Carnival Pushes Through Despite Colombian Report of Over 3,000 Cases in Pregnant Women

On Saturday, Colombia reported that over 3,000 pregnant women have been infected with the mosquito-born Zika virus, but despite the warnings that world health organizations have passed on for the past weeks, Brazilian parties pushed through.

Zika Virus Leads To Canceled Travel, Olympics Questions

Zika virus is now well-known throughout the world, but it was virtually unheard of only months ago. The Pan American Health Organization first warned the people of Brazil about Zika virus in May of last year, and the Brazilian government declared a state of emergency in December. Show More Summary

NYU Bioethicist, Amid Zika Threat, Wants to Reschedule Rio Olympics: ‘What the Hell’s the Difference?’

Concerns about the Zika-virus outbreak are pushing the CDC overboard, but Brazilian officials seem to be sticking to their guns as far as the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro are concerned. Despite the World Health Organization's declaring the Zika outbreak a national emergency, Brazil's sports minister issued a... More »

No Time to Lose in Tackling Violence Against Women

As people the world over raise their voices against female genital mutilation (FMG) this week, Dr. Flavia Bustreo of the World Health Organization considers FMG in the wider context of violence against women and girls. Every day, in every part of the world, women and girls suffer acts of violence, mostly at the hands of men. Show More Summary

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