Today is World Malaria Day: "Zero malaria starts with me"
April 24th-30th is World Immunization Week.
World Malaria Day 2019 is on April 25th, this annual event is a worldwide effort, to raise awareness of Malaria and funds for the treatment and prevention of malaria. The day works to highlight the need for better political intervention in malaria control and prevention. The day also marks the continuing great achievements in the fight against Malaria...... read more
Malaria vaccine pilot launched in Africa in Malawi
WHO welcomes the Government of Malawi's launch of the world's first malaria vaccine in a landmark pilot programme. The country is the first of three in Africa in which the vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be made available to children up to 2 years of age; Ghana and Kenya will introduce the vaccine in the coming weeks..... read more
Worksite health promotion continues to grow in the US, says CDC
Almost half of all US worksites offered some type of health promotion or wellness program in 2017, according to a new study “Workplace Health in America 2017” published April 22, 2019 in the American Journal of Health Promotion. The study is the first government survey of workplace health promotion programs in 13 years.... read more
Walk more to reduce mortality risk due to too much sitting
For less active adults, the amount of time spent sitting may be associated with an increased risk of death; however, increasing physical activity to recommended levels may eliminate this association in some, according to a study published April 22, 2019 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.....read more
Study identifies risk factors for villous atrophy in children with potential celiac disease
A study reported online April 9, 2019 in Gastroenterology has identified factors that can be used to identify children with potential celiac disease at highest risk for villous atrophy. The baseline factors most strongly associated with development of villous atrophy were numbers....read more