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  • To sleep, perchance to forget
    on February 17, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    The debate in sleep science has gone on for a generation. People and other animals sicken and die if they are deprived of sleep, but why is sleep so essential? […]

  • Newborn babies who suffered stroke regain language function in opposite side of brain
    on February 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    It's not rare that a baby experiences a stroke around the time it is born. Birth is hard on the brain, as is the change in blood circulation from the mother to the neonate. At least 1 in 4,000 babies are affected shortly before, during, or after birth. […]

  • Pre-op mental health doesn't affect rhinoplasty outcomes
    on February 17, 2018 at 12:20 am

    (HealthDay)—For patients undergoing rhinoplasty, preoperative mental health does not appear to affect patient satisfaction with functional outcomes, according to a study published online Feb. 15 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. […]

  • Sudden sensorineural hearing loss recovery impacted by MetS
    on February 17, 2018 at 12:00 am

    (HealthDay)—Patients with metabolic syndrome have a lower rate of recovery from sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) than those without, according to research published online Feb. 15 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. […]

  • In african-descent glaucoma patients, visual field changes up
    on February 16, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    (HealthDay)—Patients of African descent with glaucoma have increased visual field variability compared to those of European descent, likely contributing to delayed detection of progression, according to a study published online Feb. 15 in JAMA Ophthalmology. […]

  • Low availability of sexual aids and resources at cancer centers
    on February 16, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    (HealthDay)—The availability of therapeutic sexual aids and resources at major cancer centers is very low, according to a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual Cancer Survivorship Symposium, held from Feb. 16 to 17 in Orlando, Fla. […]

  • Follow-up lacking for teen, young adult cancer survivors
    on February 16, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    (HealthDay)—Many adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors are not receiving adequate follow-up care, according to a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual Cancer Survivorship Symposium, held from Feb. 16 to 17 in Orlando, Fla. […]

  • Molecular markers may ID Alzheimer's before clinical onset
    on February 16, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    (HealthDay)—For young adults with autosomal dominant Alzheimer's disease (AD), molecular markers can identify changes associated with the disease before clinical onset, according to a study published online Feb. 12 in JAMA Neurology. […]

  • Long-term inhaled corticosteroid use may raise fracture risk
    on February 16, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    (HealthDay)—Long-term, high-dose use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) is associated with a modest increase in the risk of hip and upper extremity fractures in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published in the February issue of CHEST. […]

  • How to put mass shooting tragedies in perspective for kids
    on February 16, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    (HealthDay)—In the wake of yet another deadly school shooting in the United States, one health specialist offers advice on how to ease children's fears about acts of terror and violence. […]

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  • World leaders join new drive to beat noncommunicable diseases
    on February 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

    WHO is announcing today a new high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs. The group will propose bold and innovative solutions to accelerate prevention and control of the leading killers on the planet – noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like heart and lung disease, cancers, and diabetes. The WHO Independent Global High-level Commission on NCDs is co-chaired by […]

  • Individualized, supportive care key to positive childbirth experience, says WHO
    on February 15, 2018 at 7:30 am

    WHO has issued new recommendations to establish global care standards for healthy pregnant women and reduce unnecessary medical interventions. Worldwide, an estimated 140 million births take place every year. Most of these occur without complications for women and their babies. Yet, over the past 20 years, practitioners have increased the use of interventions that were previously only used to avoid risks or treat complications, such as oxytocin […]

  • Statement of the Sixteenth IHR Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus
    on February 14, 2018 at 10:20 am

    14 February 2017 – The sixteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 7 February 2018 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited member states attending via teleconference. […]

  • High levels of antibiotic resistance found worldwide, new data shows
    on January 26, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    WHO’s first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both high- and low-income countries. […]

  • Dr Carissa Etienne elected for a second term as WHO Regional Director for the Americas
    on January 23, 2018 at 9:05 am

    The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 142nd session in Geneva, has appointed Dr Carissa Etienne for a second term as Regional Director for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). […]

  • UN Environment and WHO agree to major collaboration on environmental health risks
    on January 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    UN Environment and WHO have agreed a new, wide-ranging collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks that cause an estimated 12.6 million deaths a year. Today in Nairobi, Mr Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, signed an agreement to step up joint actions to combat air pollution, climate change and antimicrobial resistance, as well as improve coordination on […]

  • WHO Director-General: invest in health to end plague in Madagascar
    on January 8, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    The Director-General of WHO has outlined his vision for a Madagascar free of plague epidemics during a three-day visit to the island nation that started on 7 January 2018. "Madagascar can make plague epidemics a thing of the past through strategic investments in its health system – including better access to healthcare, improving preparedness, surveillance and response capabilities, and implementing the International Health Regulations," […]

  • WHO, WFP and UNICEF: Yemen’s families cannot withstand another day of war, let alone another 1,000
    on December 29, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    “We have passed the grim milestone of 1,000 days of war in Yemen. As violence has escalated in recent days, children and families are yet again being killed in attacks and bombardments. “More than 1,000 days of families driven from their homes by brutal violence. 1,000 days without enough food to eat and safe water to drink. 1,000 days of bombed hospitals and damaged schools. 1,000 days of children recruited to fight. 1,000 days of […]

  • The Director-General of the World Health Organization welcomes the appointment of Henrietta H Fore as Executive Director of UNICEF
    on December 23, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    “UNICEF is a critical partner in our effort to improve the world’s health, particularly in the drive to protect its most vulnerable women and children,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. […]

  • Up to 650 000 people die of respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu each year
    on December 14, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Up to 650 000 deaths annually are associated with respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza, according to new estimates by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), WHO and global health partners. […]

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