Burundi launches Ebola vaccination campaign for health and front-line workers
On 13th August, the Ministry of Public Health and AIDS Control kicked off the vaccination campaign for front-line staff against the Ebola virus disease. The campaign started at the Gatumba entry point at the Border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Ebola vaccination campaign is part of Burundi's preparation for a possible case of Ebola. The campaign will be implemented under the leadership of the Ministry... read more
PAHO warns of the complex situation of dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warns of the complex situation of dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean, a Region that is currently experiencing a new epidemic cycle of the disease after two years of low incidence.
According to the latest PAHO epidemiological update, published on August 9, during the first 7 months of 2019, more than 2 million people contracted the disease and 723 died.... read more
Good Sleep Plus Limits on Screen Time Help with Impulse Control
Adequate sleep paired with limits on screen time helps reduce impulsivity in children, a study suggests.
The authors studied the effect of adequate sleep, limited screen time, and physical activity on impulsivity in children. Sleep and screen limits together had a particularly strong association with impulse control.... read more
Air Pollution Can Damage Even Healthy Lungs
The more exposure people have to air pollution, especially ozone, the more lung damage they develop over time, a U.S. study suggests.
The new study shows that even among people without lung disease, long-term exposure to air pollution even in relatively 'clean' areas can lead to signs of chronic lung disease, said Dr. Joel Kaufman,... read more