Medicine

Ministry of Health Trains Psychosocial Teams as it Prepares for a Possible Ebola Outbreak

Mukono, 14th November 2018- One of the severe yet often neglected consequences of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is long-term mental health and psychosocial problems that affect health workers, family members, recovered patients and generally people involved in response activities. Very often these categories of people suffer from intense distress, anxiety, depression and in the…

Healthy Living: November 13, 2018

By News Desk&nbsp|&nbsp Posted: Tue 8:54 PM, Nov 13, 2018 BANGOR, Maine (WABI) – This past Saturday at a conference of the American Heart Association in Chicago researchers announced the results of 2 large studies looking at who does and who might not benefit from commonly used supplements to lower cardiovascular risks. First the bad…

Protecting yourself from the flu

Flu-fighting FactsThe flu is nothing to sneeze at. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza has resulted in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses annually since 2010. The best way to stay out of such statistics, the CDC says, is for everyone who is eligible and at least 6 months…

Cancer Poised to Become Top US Killer

Action Points Cancer appears to be overtaking heart disease as the leading cause of death in the U.S., especially in higher-income populations, according to an observational study of 12 years of county mortality records.In the lowest-income counties, heart disease remained the leading cause of death among all racial/ethnic groups, and improvements were smaller for both…

Flu Scan for Nov 12, 2018

Flu vaccine offers slightly less protection to high-risk patients, study saysA new study in Vaccine led by a group from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates a multi-season flu vaccine effectiveness (VE) of 41% among patients with high-risk medical conditions, compared with 48% for those without. The study compared flu VE rates…

Ebola death toll tops 200

In an update on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituru provinces in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Ministry of Health reported the death toll in the outbreak topped 200 on Friday, with the tally at 205 as of Nov. 10. This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts a…

10 ways World War I changed the world 100 years ago

Hulton Archive 29th April 1917: Scottish troops advancing in the attack near Arras, during the Battle of the Somme. British troops suffered record loss of life on the first day of the battle with 57,470 casualties. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) For Americans, it ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day with a…

Salmonella: Brazilian researchers identify 39 genes responsible for antibiotic resistance

Brazil’s Ministry of Health received reports of 11,524 outbreaks of foodborne diseases between 2000 and 2015, with 219,909 individuals falling sick and 167 dying from the diseases in question. Bacteria caused most outbreaks of such illnesses, including diarrhea and gastroenteritis. The most frequent were Salmonella spp., with 31,700 cases diagnosed in the period (14.4% of…

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