Health

Allyson Felix, track and field star, joins Hear Her campaign to raise awareness about maternal mortality

CDC is pleased to announce that Allyson Felix, an elite track and field athlete and U.S. Olympian, has joined the Hear Her campaign to share her story and raise awareness about urgent warning signs that could indicate life-threatening complications...

CDC to Require Airlines to Collect Contact Information from Passengers from DRC and Guinea

Starting Thursday, March 4, 2021, airlines and other aircraft operators will be required to collect and transmit contact information to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for appropriate public health follow-up and intervention for all...

World Bank and IFRC Support Independent Monitoring of COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign in Lebanon

The World Bank and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have signed on February 12, an agreement for the independent monitoring of Lebanon’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Under this agreement, IFRC acting as the...

Researchers propose that humidity from masks may lessen severity of COVID-19

Masks help protect the people wearing them from getting or spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, but now researchers from the National Institutes of Health have added evidence for yet another potential benefit for wearers: The humidity...

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Elevated Anxiety in Young Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic

A new study has identified early risk factors that predicted heightened anxiety in young adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The findings from the study, supported by the National Institutes of Health and published in the Journal of the...

UNICEF deploys staff, medical equipment and supplies in response to new Ebola case in eastern DRC

UNICEF is deploying additional staff and preparing to send medical equipment and supplies to North Kivu following the confirmation of a new case of Ebola in eastern DRC.

World Bank Approves $50.7 Million for Affordable and Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Access in Mongolia

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved on February 11, additional financing in the amount of $50.7 million for the Mongolia COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Project to enable affordable and equitable access to...

NIH study shows hyaluronan is effective in treating chronic lung disease

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Research shows that inhaling hyaluronan interferes at almost every step of...

German Health Minister Expects Approval of AstraZenaca COVID-19 Vaccine

Germany’s health minister said Friday he expects the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to be approved for emergency use later in the day but possibly only for restricted use.

Nutrition crisis looms as more than 39 billion in-school meals missed since start of pandemic – UNICEF and WFP

More than 39 billion in-school meals have been missed globally since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic due to school closures, according to a new report released on January 28 by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti and the World Food Programme...