This is called public health
In the US, the Maine Center for Disease Control traced and confirmed on June 21 that all the nine cases of Hepatitis A infection reported in Aroostook County are linked to the first instance of the virus found in a Caribou restaurant worker on May 17.
This is an example of what the approach should be to public health.... read more
Concern over slow decline of malnutrition in India
The World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that despite progress in combating malnutrition, more than three in 10 children are stunted in India.
In a report published jointly by WFP and the Indian Government assessing the country's progress towards achieving zero hunger by 2030, it notes that in the last decade, the body mass ... read more
PAHO launches online course to address alcohol use in pregnancy
The rates of alcohol disorders among women are higher in the Region of the Americas than in any other region of the world. A new virtual course from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will provide health care workers with the technical skills they need to identify and address alcohol consumption in pregnant women and those of reproductive age.... read more
WHO and the European Commission reinforce cooperation to help countries move towards universal health coverage
WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica signed the next phase of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) partnership programme for 2019-2022, worth € 123.75 million (US$ 135 million), on June18, 2019.... read more
Cardiomyopathy in Pregnancy: Breastfeeding May Be Safe
Breastfeeding was not associated with worse myocardial recovery in peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM), the IPAC study found, throwing into question recommendations against the practice for affected mothers.
In the 100-woman observational study, the 15 participants who breastfed generally had higher levels of prolactin and cytotoxic CD3+CD8+ T cells at study entry and at 6 months,... read more
Teens With Strong Connections at Home and School May Become Healthier Adults
Teens who feel understood by their parents and teachers may grow up to be healthier adults, a U.S. study suggests.
Higher levels of family connectedness were linked to lower odds of emotional distress, all exposures to violence including intimate partner violence, multiple sex partners, sexually transmitted infections, and drug abuse, the study found.... read more