Health

New method may allow real-time surveillance of drug-resistant TB

New method may allow real-time surveillance of drug-resistant TB

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Global tuberculosis (TB) control and elimination will require detailed real-time information on the location of individuals with the disease, the presence of drug resistance, and the patterns of transmission. The surveys currently used are only conducted periodically and are not sufficient to effectively control tuberculosis, which causes more than 4,500 deaths daily. PLOS Medicine, Karen…
World Humanitarian Day: Civilians and healthcare workers are #NotATarget
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Drinking alcohol while breastfeeding tied to worse cognition in offspring
A meaningful youth participation is key to achieve FP2020 commitments

A meaningful youth participation is key to achieve FP2020 commitments

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Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) is a global partnership that supports the rights of women and girls to decide, freely, and for themselves, whether, when and how many children they want to have. FP2020’s core indicators are the suite of quantitative metrics for using to measure progress towards its goal: enabling 120 million additional women and…
Frozen Shoulder: symptoms you should know

Frozen Shoulder: symptoms you should know

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Pain and stiffness can worsen over time until your shoulder feels frozen in one position. Here is how to get things moving again. What is frozen shoulder? It is pain and stiffness in your shoulder that happens slowly. It can worsen until your shoulder seems “frozen” in one position. Although it may take as much…
Moderate carbohydrate intake may be best for health

Moderate carbohydrate intake may be best for health

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Eating carbohydrates in moderation seems to be optimal for health and longevity, suggests new research published in The Lancet Public Health journal. The primary findings, confirmed in a meta-analysis of studies on carbohydrate intake including more than 432,000 people from over 20 countries, also suggest that not all low-carbohydrate diets appear equal—eating more animal-based proteins…
A disease of the children that can easily be prevented

A disease of the children that can easily be prevented

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Rotavirus is one of the several viruses known to cause a self-limited gastroenteritis, better known as diarrhoea. Fluid stool losses may be dramatic, and death from dehydration is not uncommon, particularly in developing countries like Bangladesh. There are dramatic reductions of diarrhoeal deaths among children under five, through providing oral rehydration solution (ORS), increasing access…