Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

In Burundi, 1,800 dead as malaria 'epidemic' rages: UN

Malaria has killed more than 1,800 people in Burundi this year, the UN's humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivalling a deadly Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why declaring Ebola a public health emergency isn't a silver bullet

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. It took the decision based on International Health Regulations ...

Health

Improving the nutritional quality of baby food

A nutritional survey of baby food on sale in Europe has shown that a significant number of products contain high sugar levels that contradict World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations.

Psychology & Psychiatry

WHO mental health guidelines could better capture 'lived experience'

Mental health patients want mental health diagnostic descriptions to better reflect what it feels like to live with their conditions in the World Health Organisation's global manual of diagnoses—according to a new Lancet ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Boy dies of Ebola in Uganda as virus spreads from DRCongo

A five-year-old boy in Uganda has died of Ebola, the health minister told AFP Wednesday, as his grandmother and younger brother also tested positive for the virus after the family visited relatives in epidemic-hit neighbouring ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Global burden of mental health in conflict settings

People living in countries that have experienced armed conflict are five times more likely to develop anxiety or depression, a University of Queensland research collaboration has found.

Pediatrics

Physical inactivity risky for children and pre-teens

Cardio-respiratory capacity in children has dropped by 25 percent in 20 years, according to a study by the University of Adelaide in Australia. There are multiple reasons for this, from the social environment and the decreasing ...

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