Tag : WHO

Two-Year-Old Survives Being Run Over By Two Cars In China, Miraculously Sustains Only Minor Bruises

Children  4 May '17

Two-Year-Old Survives Being Run Over By Two Cars In China, Miraculously Sustains Only Minor Bruises

A two-year-old girl managed to cheat death by curling into the ground as two SUVs run over her in Xichiang, Sichuan province of China.

Pros & Cons Of Pacifier: Why Binky Usage Should Not Be An Issue At All

Children  24 April '17

Pros & Cons Of Pacifier: Why Binky Usage Should Not Be An Issue At All

Nancy Williams, a coordinator of professional education at UNC Asheville, shared that parents should not be afraid to use pacifiers, provided they know when to stop the kids from using them.

New York Teens More Interested In Video Games Than Sex & Tobacco

Children  18 April '17

New York Teens More Interested In Video Games Than Sex & Tobacco?

There is a downward trend among teens who prefer sex and tobacco, as research show that New York highschoolers prefer video games more.

Measles Outbreak In Europe Due To Immunization Drop

Health/Nutrition  30 March '17

Measles Outbreak In Europe Worries World Health Organization As All Countries Are At Risk

Just this January, more than 500 cases of measles were reported in Europe and less than half of these were from Italy.

Why Pregnant Women Should Visit Healthcare Providers

Pregnancy  27 November '16

Dilemma: Why And Who Recommends Pregnant Women To See Their Health Providers Quite Often

All pregnant women have a chance of getting some sort of problems during their pregnancy. Problems that can easily affect the health of these women as well as the health of their babies. These problems can also lead to the deaths of the babies and the pregnant women through stillbirths and other complications. Problems like high blood pressure, kidney problems, diabetes, heart diseases, and much more. To reduce the chance of getting these problems, certain precautions have to be taken.

Sumo Babies On The Rise

Feeding  14 November '16

Sumo Babies On The Rise: Early Infant Weaning, Misinformed Parents Blamed For Increasing Obesity Rate

The number of sumo babies, or babies born over 9 lbs, is increasing on an alarming rate. Make sure to know how to prevent infant obesity by being aware of the causes.

The 2nd Annual NAMI & Philosophy Hope & Grace Initiative Luncheon

Mind  11 October '16

World Mental Health Day 2016 News & Updates: WHO Introduces “Psychological First Aid” To Solve Mental Health Issues

World Health Organization introduces "psychological first aid" on World Mental Health Day 2016. The program aims to solve mental health issues round the globe.

HPV Vaccinations Back In Spotlight After Perry Joins Presidential Race

Health  28 September '16

Anti-Vaccination Mom Changes Tune After Putting Her Three Children ‘At Risk’ Due To Rotavirus

A mother saw proof of the dangers of having no vaccination after her three children fell ill due to rotavirus. Vaccines protect children from a host of diseases such as chicken pox, diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, influenza, measles, mumps, pertussis, polio, pneumococcus, rotavirus, rubella and tetanus.

Refugees Flock To Dadaab As Famine Grips Somalia

Feeding  5 August '16

Breastfeeding Awareness Month Campaign: How Breastfeeding Can Help Solve The World’s Most Pervasive Problems & Inequalities

The Breastfeeding Awareness Month campaign highlights the benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and babies. The practice of breastfeeding can also help tackle the world's most pervasive problems and inequalities.

North Carolina Clashes With U.S. Over New Public Restroom Law

Mind  2 August '16

Mental Health Awareness: Should Transgender Identity Be Considered as a Mental Health Problem?

Is transgender identity a form of mental health problem?

2016 Fragrance Foundation Awards Presented by Hearst Magazines

Mind  29 July '16

WHO Labels Transgender People As Mentally Ill: New ICD Edition Will Declassify Trans Identity As A Mental Disorder

A study published on Tuesday in the U.K. medical journal Lancet Psychiatry found evidence that proves being transgender doesn’t make people mentally ill. It argued that a condition is only considered as a mental illness when it directly causes distress and dysfunction to a person.

Brazil Continues Battle Against Zika Virus Ahead Of Olympic Games

Body  25 July '16

Zika Virus Outbreak Latest News & Updates: Why Zika Virus Becomes An International Emergency

As the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil looms, concerns over the explosive spread of the Zika virus have heightened. In fact, the World Health Organization already declared the Zika Virus outbreak as an international emergency and also considered as the main reason to postpone the Olympics.

Liberia Races To Expand Ebola Treatment Facilities, As U.S. Troops Arrive

Health/Nutrition  30 June '16

WHO Hires a New Chief for Health Emergencies Program: What This Could Mean for Millions Around the World

Peter Salama is set to succeed Bruce Aylward for the position on July 27.

Tokyo Baristas And Art Of Coffee Credit: Christopher Jue / Stringer

Body  20 June '16

Can Coffee Reverse Cancer? Read On to Know the Magical Benefits of Coffee

WHO announced that black coffee can potentially reverse cancer.

Brazil Continues Battle Against Zika Virus Ahead Of Olympic Games

Health  17 June '16

Zika Virus Doesn’t Give Microcephaly To Babies In The Third Trimester Of Pregnancy

If you got infected with the Zika virus during the third trimester of your pregnancy, chances are you wouldn't have a baby with microcephaly. Other birth defects associated with Zika, however, are still possible.

Olympics Construction Encroaches On Rio Favela

Body  6 June '16

Olympic Games 2016 Boycott: New York Official Warns Olympics Will Spur Worldwide Zika Virus Epidemic

Public health officials believe that it's only a matter before the virus will spread in the United States and all over the world. That is if the Olympic Games will push through in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Health/Nutrition  1 June '16

Zika Outbreak Latest News & Updates: Japan Develops New Tool That Predicts How Virus Will Spread Further

A new tool from Japan may help predict the Zika outbreak's spread. Zika virus has already reached more than 40 countries.

Brazil Continues Battle Against Zika Virus Ahead Of Olympic Games

Health/Nutrition  31 May '16

Zika News & Update: Inflammation Makes It Easy For The Virus To Travel From Mother To Baby

Aside from microcephaly, Zika virus also causes eye problems among infected babies. Experts think Zika has a unique ability that enables it to cross placental barries from mother to baby.

FINA Olympic Games Synchronised Swimming Qualification Tournament - Aquece Rio Test Event for the Rio 2016 Olympics

Body  28 May '16

Zika Virus Epidemic: Is WHO Risking Global Health After It Rejected Health Experts’ Appeal To Postpone Or Move Rio 2016 Olympics?

WHO has turned down the call to consider suspending Rio 2016 Olympics or staging it elsewhere.

Lifestyle During Pregnancy

Pregnancy  24 May '16

Halving Of England's Teenage Pregnancy Rate Attributed To Aggressive Government Strategy

Teenage pregnancy rates in England is halving thanks to a government program called TPS. Teens under 18 years old are now preventing unplanned pregnancies with the help of high-quality sex and relationships education.

Hundreds Of Sea Turtles Hatchlings Are Released Into Atlantic Ocean

Health/Nutrition  20 May '16

Salmonella Outbreak In 26 States Blamed On Touching Turtles; More Than 130 People Affected

Even small turtles can be carriers of salmonella through their skin and shell. The recent salmonella outbreak in 26 U.S. states has already infected 133 individuals.

Supporters Protest Over Suspended Sentence For Abortion Ruling

Body  14 May '16

If Abortion Rates Are Currently Low In Developed World, Why Are More Women Dying From The Procedure?

Although abortion rates are on a decline, a new study has found more women are suffering from maternal deaths from unsafe abortions.

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