(CNN)From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here's a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations' public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. Read More NY tackles 'largest measles outbreak' in state's recent history as cases spike globally "Vaccine hesitancy -- the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines -- threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases," WHO said. "Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective ways of avoiding disease -- it currently prevents 2-3 million deaths a year, and a further 1.5 million could be avoided if global coverage of vaccinations improved." The health agency cited the recent 30% global … [Read more...] about Superbugs and anti-vaxxers make WHO’s list of 10 global health threats
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Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or downright refusal of people to allow themselves or their children to be vaccinated despite the availability of vaccines — is one of the top 10 greatest threats to global health of 2019, according to a report released this week by the World Health Organization (WHO). The agency says that vaccines already prevent 2 to 3 million deaths each year, and another 1.5 million lives could be saved if more people were vaccinated. Unfortunately, vaccine hesitancy “threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases,” the WHO officials write. “Some countries that were close to eliminating [diseases] have seen a resurgence.” The global incidence of measles, for example, jumped 30 percent in 2017. Not all of that increase was due to vaccine hesitancy, the report points out, but the disease has re-emerged in troubling numbers in countries where it was once close to being eliminated. In the United States, … [Read more...] about World Health Organization names ‘vaccine hesitancy’ as a top global health threat
By LISA SANDERS, M.D. NOV. 16, 2018 An otherwise healthy woman frequently experiences severe facial paralysis. Can you find a diagnosis? Diagnosis A new series from The New York Times and Netflix. Help Dr. Lisa Sanders get to the bottom of unsolved medical mysteries. By LISA SANDERS, M.D. NOV. 16, 2018 “You might have had a stroke,” the doctor told the 44-year-old woman. “The right side of your face is paralyzed.” Ann (who asked that we use an abbreviated version of her name to protect her privacy) nodded in agreement. It was, after all, why she had called for the appointment with her doctor just a couple of hours earlier. That morning she woke with the worst headache she ever had. It seemed to start at the back of her head and extend down her neck into her right shoulder. Her jaw — also on the right — had been painful off and on for the past three months, and it was worse than ever that morning. She called her dentist who had … [Read more...] about Her Face Droops Without Explanation. Can You Tell Us Why?
close Video Thousands of young US children get no vaccines: survey 100,000 children born in 2015 are estimated to not have had a single vaccine to ward off several diseases alarming health experts. Low levels of public confidence in vaccines in the European Union are pushing immunization rates down and the number of disease outbreaks up, according to an expert report on Tuesday. Recent outbreaks of measles – the highest number in the EU for seven years – are a sign of the immediate impact of declining vaccine coverage, the report said, and should prompt governments to act to boost vaccine awareness and confidence. The report, published by the European Commission and compiled by a team of scientists led by Heidi Larson, a professor and director of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, found differing trends in vaccine confidence across EU member states. Some – including France, Greece, Italy and Slovenia … [Read more...] about Vaccine confidence low in Europe, raising disease outbreak risk
Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data Cite Citation Changwei Tian, Hua Wang, Wenming Wang, Xiaoming Luo; Characteristics associated with influenza vaccination uptake among adults, Journal of Public Health, , fdy189, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdy189 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All Journal of Public Health All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All Journal of Public Health All Journals search input Advanced Search Abstract BackgroundAnnual influenza vaccination has been recommended for all adults since 2010. This study aimed to identify characteristics associated with … [Read more...] about Characteristics associated with influenza vaccination uptake among adults