Multimedia, Multicultural Maternal Health Public Education Campaign Launched

Multimedia, Multicultural Maternal Health Public Education Campaign Launched

BROOKLYN, NY – JANUARY 16: Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso speaks at a press conference on maternal health outside Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn on January 16, 2022 in New York City. (Shutterstock) BROOKLYN, NY: Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso on November 16, launched a multimedia, multicultural maternal health public education campaign to connect Brooklynites […]

The Number of People With Diabetes in the Americas has More Than Tripled in Three Decades, PAHO Report Says

The Number of People With Diabetes in the Americas has More Than Tripled in Three Decades, PAHO Report Says

Washington D.C. 11 November 2022 (PAHO/WHO) – Growing rates of obesity, poor diets, and lack of physical activity, among other factors, have contributed to a more than three-fold increase in the number of adults living with diabetes in the Americas in the past 30 years according to a new report by the Pan American Health […]

Domestic Violence Takes Many Forms

Domestic Violence Takes Many Forms

By Erin Telesford Domestic Violence (DV) is one of the most underreported crimes that take place in New York, yet it has some of the most extensive impacts on victims and those exposed to DV. Nationally, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience physical violence by their intimate partner at some […]

St. Lucia Intensifying Focus on Universal Health Care

St. Lucia Intensifying Focus on Universal Health Care

Officials from St. Lucia’s public and private Health Sector attended a presentation on Health financing, hosted by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs. The presentation was facilitated by Dr. Kester Nedd. He heads a consortium of companies, charged with the task of reviewing National Health Insurance within the region. Dr. Nedd believes that […]

COVID-19 Can Cause Lasting Lung Damage – 3 Ways Long COVID Patients’ Respiration Can Suffer

COVID-19 Can Cause Lasting Lung Damage – 3 Ways Long COVID Patients’ Respiration Can Suffer

By Jeffrey M. Sturek and Alexandra Kadl, The Conversation “I just can’t do what I used to anymore.” As pulmonologists and critical care doctors treating patients with lung disease, we have heard many of our patients recovering from COVID-19 tell us this even months after their initial diagnosis. Though they may have survived the most […]

Heads of State Commit to Noncommunicable Disease Global Compact to Save 50 Million Lives by 2030

Heads of State Commit to Noncommunicable Disease Global Compact to Save 50 Million Lives by 2030

Michael R. Bloomberg reappointed as WHO Global Ambassador of Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries New Gallup survey indicates strong global support for policies outlined in WHO report to combat growing public health burden of noncommunicable diseases Geneva / New York, 21 September 2022 –Today, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, launched a new report calling […]

Nearly 40% of Older Adult Brains Studied Showed Signs of Alzheimer’s-like Late Dementia

Nearly 40% of Older Adult Brains Studied Showed Signs of Alzheimer’s-like Late Dementia

Nearly 40% of older adults may experience brain damage caused by Limbic-predominant Age-related TDP-43 Encephalopathy (LATE), a form of dementia that is often mistaken for Alzheimer’s disease, according to an NIA-supported study recently published in Acta Neuropathologica. These results — based on autopsy, genetic, and clinical data — provide further support for the recognition of LATE as a […]

Langya: New Virus Infects 35 People in Eastern China

Langya: New Virus Infects 35 People in Eastern China

By Melissa Zhu, BBC News Scientists are tracking a new, animal-derived virus in eastern China that has infected at least several dozen people. The novel Langya henipavirus (LayV) was found in 35 patients in the Shandong and Henan provinces. Many had symptoms such as fever, fatigue and a cough. They are thought to have contracted […]

How Does Monkeypox Spread? An Epidemiologist Explains Why it Isn’t an STI and What Counts as Close Contact

How Does Monkeypox Spread? An Epidemiologist Explains Why it Isn’t an STI and What Counts as Close Contact

By Rebecca S.B. Fischer, The Conversation Monkeypox is caused by a virus that, despite periodic outbreaks, is not thought to spread easily from person to person and historically has not spurred long chains of transmission within communities. Now, many researchers are left scratching their heads as to why monkeypox seems to be propagating so readily […]

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