Health

DR Congo: ‘No time to lose’ says newly appointed UN Ebola response coordinator

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Parents visiting her 15-year-old daugher, who is suspected of being infected by Ebola, at the...

Countries must up their game to reduce low birth weights, warns UN-backed report

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Baby in Papua New Guinea wears an orange hypothermia alert device at the neo natal unit in...

UN health agency highlights lifestyle choices that can prevent onset of dementia, as millions more succumb each year

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An elderly woman rides her bike in Croatia (13 February 2013). New World Health Organization...

DRC Ebola Outbreak 'Worsening;' Over 1,000 Dead

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) says the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is “worsening” and has killed more than 1,000 people.

NIH statement on World Malaria Day 2019

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Malaria sporozoites, the infectious form of the malaria parasite that is injected into people by mosquitoes...

Scientists translate brain signals into speech sounds

Scientists used brain signals recorded from epilepsy patients to program a computer to mimic natural speech — an advancement that could one day have a profound effect on the ability of certain patients to communicate.

‘Zero malaria starts with me’ UN health agency urges grassroots responsibility on World Day

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A woman cares for her child who has malaria at a hospital in Malawi (April 2019)

CDC: Half of Workplaces Offer Health/Wellness Programs

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CDC: Half of Workplaces Offer...

To grow up healthy, children need to sit less and play more

Children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow up healthy, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health...

Malaria vaccine pilot launched in Malawi

WHO welcomes the Government of Malawi’s launch of the world’s first malaria vaccine on Apr. 23 in a landmark pilot programme. The country is the first of three in Africa in which the vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be made available to children up to 2...