"It is time for the world to take notice," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference in Geneva at which the emergency was declared.
By BBC The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern.” The move may encourage wealthy donor countries to provide more cash. But the WHO stopped short of saying borders should be closed, saying the risk of the disease spreading outside the […]
Ebola can spread quickly and kills in up to 90 percent of cases. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain and at times internal and external bleeding, and can start to occur between two and 21 days from infection, according to the World Health Organization.
By The Associated Press More than 1,000 people have died from Ebola in eastern Congo since August, the country’s health minister said on Friday, the second-worst outbreak of the disease in history behind the West African one in 2014-16 that killed more than 11,300. The toll came as hostility toward health workers continued to hamper efforts to […]
NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Outbreaks in New York state continue to drive up the number of US measles cases, which are approaching levels not seen in 25 years. Health officials say 71 more cases were reported last week, with 68 of them from New York. That brings this year’s total to 626. That […]
Suicide prevention expert Dr. Mark Goulston helps parents recognize the easy-to-miss signs that their child may be struggling, and shares advice for reaching them before it's too late.
By Dr. Mark Goulston Los Angeles, CA (April 2019)—Suicide rates keep climbing, especially for teens. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate for white children between 10 and 17 years old was up 70 percent between 2006 and 2016, and up 77 percent for black children. Nearly every time a […]
If you were affected by a hurricane and are experiencing discrimination at shelters or difficulty accessing your medications, call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES.
By American Diabetes Association Where can you turn if you feel you have been treated unfairly due to your diabetes? We are committed to ending discrimination against children and adults with diabetes. You can be your own best advocate by knowing your rights, understanding the law, and protecting yourself with the appropriate tools and services. Explore: […]
Malfunctioning kidneys mean that toxins remain in the blood instead of exiting the body via urine. When the toxins accumulate, it becomes hard to fall asleep. So, not getting enough sleep, you actually help increase your risk of kidney function decline.
By Health And Fitness Shockingly, more than thirty million Americans have kidney disease, but what’s even more shocking is that most of them don’t know it. We live in a very busy world where we get lost in small or big endless daily circles, aka routine, which makes it incredibly easy to neglect what your body […]
WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — A new report has found that while mental illness is responsible for more than a third of total disability in the Americas, including the Caribbean, current spending is far below that required to address its public health burden. The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) as a result of the study […]
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — A study has found that while the Caribbean has made progress in responding to the HIV epidemic, the impact of the prevention response has been inadequate, particularly among key populations. The study also found that of concern to regional stakeholders is that the annual number of new HIV infections among adults […]
WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says a significant number of people with epilepsy in the Caribbean do not receive treatment. It said epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders in the world, affecting about 50 million people, five million of whom live in the Americas. The epilepsy […]
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging people to practice good personal hygiene in order to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses especially as the region prepares to host carnivals and other festivals. It said that influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory […]