HEALTH 09/05/2018 10:52 pm ET Experts worry the outbreak could escalate after a woman died in Butembo, a city of about 1 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. By Lauren Weber The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed its first Ebola death in the eastern city of Butembo, a trade hub with Uganda that is home to almost a million people. This first urban death, combined with ongoing violence in the northeastern outbreak area in DRC and some community resistance, is worrying experts that the slowing outbreak could still escalate. Having already killed 87 people, this outbreak is close to becoming the eighth-largest Ebola outbreak in history. While officials have been pleased with the decreasing pace of cases and a successful vaccination and contact tracing campaign, this new case in an urban setting is worrisome, Peter Salama, the World Health Organization’s emergency response chief, told HuffPost. “When you have an Ebola … [Read more...] about World Health Organization: After Ebola Death In City, ‘No One Should Be Sleeping Well Tonight’
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Health Transgender LGBT The World Health Organization no longer considers gender incongruence—a condition experienced by some transgender people—as a mental disorder. The United Nations health agency announced on Monday the condition, also known as gender dysphoria, has been reclassified as a sexual health condition. Gender incongruence is defined as a condition where a person feels distressed because the gender they were assigned at birth according to their sex does not match their internal feelings. For instance, a person with a penis who is described as a boy, despite them identifying as a girl. It is important to note that not every transgender person has gender incongruence. The term is controversial as some argue it wrongly pathologizes the feelings of transgender people. However, others argue it is necessary in order for transgender people to seek treatment, for instance hormonal medications and surgeries. Recommended Slideshows 51 50 Healthy … [Read more...] about Being Transgender Is Not a Mental Illness, World Health Organization Says
HEALTH 05/11/2018 08:07 pm ET The World Health Organization is proposing to deploy the experimental Ebola vaccine against the new outbreak. By Lauren Weber The World Health Organization announced Friday that it hopes to deploy an experimental vaccine against the developing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, even as the agency plans for the “worst case scenario.” There have been 32 probable and suspected cases of the deadly hemorrhagic fever reported since April 4, including 18 deaths, according to WHO. Ebola takes sophisticated lab tests to confirm, so only two cases have been confirmed thus far. Three affected patients, one of whom has died, were health care workers. That’s especially worrisome to experts because medical professionals come into close contact with many people. During the major Ebola outbreak of 2014-2016, local health care workers were instrumental in alerting authorities to the outbreak but also played a role in … [Read more...] about Ebola Is Back And World Health Officials Are Racing To Stop Another Catastrophe
Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation Lucio Esposito, Nicole Hassoun; Measuring health burden without discriminating against the disabled, Journal of Public Health, Volume 39, Issue 3, 1 September 2017, Pages 633–639, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw072 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 All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All All Journals search input Advanced Search Abstract BackgroundSummary measures of population health, like the Disability Adjusted Life Year (DALY), are important for health policy and planning. Some worry, … [Read more...] about Measuring health burden without discriminating against the disabled
Sunday, March 11, 2018 by: Jhoanna Robinson Tags: Africa, badhealth, badmedicine, badscience, Ebola, Flu, flu epidemic, infectious disease, outbreak, pandemic, Robert Mugabe, Tedros Adhanom, WHO (Natural News) Dr. Tedros Adhanom, director-general for the World Health Organization (WHO), has said that the next outbreak that will hit us will be a “terrible” one, causing huge amounts of death all over the world. Fears of a pandemic have been hovering lately after the worst flu outbreak in recent years devastated Australia, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. More recently, the mosquito-borne Zika virus crisis, rocked 70 countries in 2016 and worried scientists the world over. The Zika virus can cause microcephaly, or an abnormally small head, in babies. It spread all over South America in 2016. The hemorrhagic fever Ebola killed 11,000 individuals in West Africa in 2014 and 2015. It spread to various parts of the U.S. in the same time … [Read more...] about World health chief stokes the panic fires by warning that a catastrophic global pandemic is imminent… humanity WIPEOUT foreshadowed?