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World Health Organization publishes first 'essential diagnostics list'

World Health Organization publishes first 'essential diagnostics list' For example, illnesses like HIV or TBC have a more chance to spread if not diagnosed in time, thus affecting the whole community and making the illness hard to treat. The list also provides links to WHO Guidelines or publications and, when available, to prequalified products. The WHO said it will support countries that need to adapt the list to local needs and resources. [Full Article...]

Bill Gates: Trump twice asked me the difference between HIV and HPV

Bill Gates: Trump twice asked me the difference between HIV and HPV That was not all. "His first sentence kind of threw me off, [Trump] said: 'Trump hears that you don't like what Trump's doing.' And I thought, 'Wow..." But you're Trump?' So I didn't know if the third-party form was what was expected. "So I was able to explain that those were rarely confused with each other". At this point the audience burst out laughing. In April, Gates said that Trump offered h... [Full Article...]

'Major game-changer': Ebola spreads to big Congo city

'Major game-changer': Ebola spreads to big Congo city As the outbreak continues to grow, fears that it may spread overseas linger as many remember the West African Epidemic in 2014. Situated along the Congo River, Mbandaka is a densely populated transit hub at the crossroads of Equateur province, the health ministry said, raising fears that the Ebola virus will be easily passed on. [Full Article...]

Capita failures: NHS England told to consider bringing some admin services in-house

Capita failures: NHS England told to consider bringing some admin services in-house No actual harm to patients was identified. Three years ago Capita was contracted by NHSE to provide primary care support services, a £330 million seven-year deal that covered payments to pharmacies, GP practices and opticians, the administration of pensions of Global Positioning System and changes to the lists of health practitioners to ensure they are suitably qualified and have passed the rele... [Full Article...]

FDA approves drug to prevent migraines

FDA approves drug to prevent migraines And while there aren't any drugs available today that were originally approved for alleviating migraines, other treatments - including Botox and anti-seizure medications- are used. In the placebo arm, there was just a 0.2-day reduction. "We have pledged a mission to help change misconceptions, stereotyping and even judgment that people with migraine face on a daily basis". [Full Article...]

CDC warns about parasite in hotel pools

CDC warns about parasite in hotel pools Hotel swimming pools and cases of diarrhea accounted for many illnesses. Families that are going on vacation this summer may want to stay out of the hotel pool. The leading pathogens in these reported cases were Cryptosporidium , Legionella , and Pseudomonas . This parasite can be transmitted in the water during diarrhea, and that is likely how the pools got infected. [Full Article...]

Tick season arrives in Manitoba; officials warn of new illnesses

Tick season arrives in Manitoba; officials warn of new illnesses Here's what you need to know. Kentucky parents concerned about tick-borne diseases can relax a bit, say pediatricians with the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics. There are various strains, and diagnosis can be tricky, because the list of possible symptoms is long and varied. Ticks can be harmful to animals too. [Full Article...]

60 children are born every day in Rohingya shelter camps in Bangladesh

60 children are born every day in Rohingya shelter camps in Bangladesh The Rohingya, described by the United Nations as the world's most persecuted people, have faced heightened fears of attack since dozens were killed in communal violence in 2012. The agency has mobilized 250 community volunteers to make sure that the women visit health care facilities before and after giving birth. Unicef is also advocating proper and legal birth registration for newborns, as Uni... [Full Article...]


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