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More US Travelers Need to Get Vaccinated Against Measles

More US Travelers Need to Get Vaccinated Against Measles

Although the disease was eliminated in the US in 2000, foreign travel can still bring it home today.

Global Child and Adolescent Mortality Decreases From 1990 to 2015

Global Child and Adolescent Mortality Decreases From 1990 to 2015

Countries with lower sociodemographic index had a larger proportion of mortality burden in 2015 vs 1990.

Smoking Rates Worldwide Decreased Since Global Tobacco Control Treaty

Smoking Rates Worldwide Decreased Since Global Tobacco Control Treaty

Countries agreed to implement measures, such as tobacco taxes and smoke-free public areas.

Global Heart Disease Burden Worsens with Limited Fruit, Vegetable Consumption

Global Heart Disease Burden Worsens with Limited Fruit, Vegetable Consumption

A new analysis finds that low consumption is linked to more lost years of healthy life.

Importance of Clinical Officers in Kenya

Importance of Clinical Officers in Kenya

Clinical officers outnumber physicians working in Kenya and tend to work in rural areas, where the need for health care is greatest.

US Patients Have Lower Mortality Treated by International Doctors

US Patients Have Lower Mortality Treated by International Doctors

This is compared to mortality rates for Medicare patients treated by US-trained doctors.

Sub-Saharan African Children Facing Higher HIV Drug Resistance

Sub-Saharan African Children Facing Higher HIV Drug Resistance

A 4-fold increase has been seen in pre-treatment HIV drug resistance in children with prenatal exposure to ART.

Global Economy Heavily Burdened by Smoking

Global Economy Heavily Burdened by Smoking

Tobacco-related diseases caused 12% of deaths among smokers aged 30 to 69 in 2012.

Rates of Hypertension Rising Worldwide

Rates of Hypertension Rising Worldwide

Health risks may appear even at levels once considered safe, researchers contend.

WHO Demands Protection of Aleppo Healthcare Workers

WHO Demands Protection of Aleppo Healthcare Workers

The WHO is demanding that all healthcare workers, patients, facilities and vehicles be protected from violence.

WHO Condemns Aleppo Healthcare Facility Attacks

WHO Condemns Aleppo Healthcare Facility Attacks

The deliberate targeting of health care in the Syrian conflict is a major violation of international law.

Zika-Related Microcephaly Cases Soar in Colombia

Zika-Related Microcephaly Cases Soar in Colombia

Research suggests that the greatest risk for Zika-related microcephaly occurs in the first half of pregnancy.

Efficacy of HIV Vaccine Currently Underway

Efficacy of HIV Vaccine Currently Underway

This study will be the largest HIV vaccine clinical trial to take place in South Africa.

International Organizations Urge Funding for Cancer Research a Global Priority

International Organizations Urge Funding for Cancer Research a Global Priority

The conference organizers call for worldwide partnerships for cancer research funding.

MSF Doctors Willing to Re-Enter War-Stricken Aleppo If Given Safe Passage

MSF Doctors Willing to Re-Enter War-Stricken Aleppo If Given Safe Passage

Physicians are willing to go back to Aleppo and help treat the victims wounded by the war.

CDC Releases Updated Advisory Warning to Travelers in Southeast Asia

CDC Releases Updated Advisory Warning to Travelers in Southeast Asia

The CDC is now recommending that pregnant women should consider postponing nonessential travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia.

New Vector-Borne Virus Discovered in Haiti, Researchers Warn

New Vector-Borne Virus Discovered in Haiti, Researchers Warn

According to researchers, the Mayaro virus was detected in an 8-year-old boy living in a rural area in Haiti.

Risk of HIV Infection in African Women Greatly Reduced With Use of Monthly Vaginal Ring

Risk of HIV Infection in African Women Greatly Reduced With Use of Monthly Vaginal Ring

This African study shows that women who use the dapivirine vaginal ring consistently, may greatly decrease their risk of contracting HIV.

Largest-Ever Yellow Fever Emergency Vaccination Campaign Successfully Launched in Democratic Republic of Congo

Largest-Ever Yellow Fever Emergency Vaccination Campaign Successfully Launched in Democratic Republic of Congo

According to the WHO, 7.7 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo where successfully given an emergency vaccine for yellow fever.

Blood Farming and Illegal Organ Selling

Blood Farming and Illegal Organ Selling

Blood farming is a growing health care and human rights issue that is especially prevalent in India. This highly illegal and immoral practice involves treating human beings (often recent immigrants and individuals from other marginalized populations) much like cattle on an industrial dairy farm.

Experts Say Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Pose Global Health Threat

Experts Say Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Pose Global Health Threat

In an editorial published in Endocrinology, a journal of The Endocrine Society, endocrine experts agreed that endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) pose a threat to human health and to the ecosystems of the earth. The editorial comes in response to a commentary (Dietrich et al. Chem Biol Interact) signed by a number of editors of toxicology journals that dismisses the state-of-the-science on EDCs and argues for the status quo in the regulation of these hazardous substances.

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