Like in any public health crisis, we must galvanize our collective energy, resources, passion, and innovative DNA to work
The emotional needs of our communities must be addressed now. Given the data, we know that we are already in an increasingly dangerous situation. Our country is in a mental health crisis.
Dr. Cox also explains that outbreaks can fall when enough of the population has been vaccinated. This "herd immunity" could
More than 11,300 people have died over the past two years in the world's worst Ebola epidemic, nearly all of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The good news is that myopia can be corrected by a trained eye doctor prescribing eyeglasses, contact lenses or laser surgery. Also, we can change behavior to modify the risks that modern lifestyles put on our vision.
Many in the United States struggle day in and day out with chronic pain. Yet while the amount of pain reported by Americans has not changed since 2000, we now see four times the amount of opioids prescribed.
In light of the prodigious threat posed by Lassa fever to an already fragile public healthcare system, WBFA and I will also facilitate capacity building for healthcare workers, especially in the areas of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), in order to minimize morbidities and mortalities resulting from the disease.
The rapid spread of Zika virus through the Americas, together with the association of infection with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, have propelled this previously ignored virus into the limelight. So what is this virus and where did it come from?
Zika virus (Zv) infects people via daytime mosquitoes carrying it, and rarely via sex with infected partners. Mosquitoes can bite infected people and then bite others, transmitting Zv to new people.
We often fail as well to perceive and prioritize our common humanity. We rally to the defense of it when fighting the threats
Save and regrow tropical forests -- says an expert, as nations continue to curb carbon emissions.
That's an easy, simple truth. It can't be politicized, analyzed or reduced to anything other than what it is: reality. My brother is dead because of a gun. You can lump him into a statistic. You can break down the circumstances. But at the end of the day, what can I really say that will call you to action?
We're coming into closer contact with bats because of human and livestock expansion into forests.