World Breastfeeding Week 2019 begins today
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1 to 7 to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organizations to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.... read more
UNICEF must triple budget to combat Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
With an unprecedented number of children affected by the Ebola virus outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said it would need to triple its budget to tackle the complex crisis, which included intensifying the overall public health response and launching measles vaccinations.... read more
Bangladesh hit by worst dengue outbreak on record
More than 1,000 people in Bangladesh, the majority of whom are children, have been diagnosed with dengue in the last 24 hours, amid the country's worst outbreak on record, a senior health ministry official said Tuesday.... read more
Findings Fortify Low Riboflavin, Migraine Link
Riboflavin supplementation may decrease headache severity in patients with migraine who are deficient in vitamin B2 and other micronutrients, suggests new research.
In a small study, all participants experienced a 50% or greater reduction in both headache severity and frequency following nutritional supplementation. A majority of the patients were migraine-free 2 years post treatment.... read more
More Evidence Links Preeclampsia to Long-Term Diastolic Dysfunction
Women who develop preeclampsia may face a wide range of heart problems long after they give birth, concluded a research review.
Investigators examined results from 13 studies that measured cardiac function by transthoracic echocardiography between 6 months and 18 years following a pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia.... read more