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Innovation, Medical Devices

The medical devices making a difference to patients with epilepsy  

July 2, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

According to the World Health Organization, more than 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy. Treating epilepsy presents several challenges, including the unpredictability of seizures occurring, as well as variability in how the condition manifests in different patients, which often necessitates […]


Innovation, Research

Genetic study points to oxytocin as possible treatment for obesity and postnatal depression

July 2, 2024

Via: ScienceDaily

Obesity and postnatal depression are significant global health problems. Postnatal depression affects more than one in 10 women within a year of giving birth and is linked to an increased risk of suicide, which accounts for as many as one […]


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Heart drug combining 3 medications in one is added to World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines

August 18, 2023

Via: Fox News

A heart drug that combines three medications in one pill — otherwise known as a polypill — has been included in the List of Essential Medicines from the World Health Organization (WHO). The unique polypill is designed for those who […]


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WHO, CDC tracking new lineage of virus that causes COVID

August 18, 2023

Via: Fox News

World public health agencies are tracking a highly mutated strain of the virus that causes COVID-19. The newly discovered strain, referred to as BA.2.86, has been designated as a “variant under monitoring” by the World Health Organization (WHO) “due to […]


Innovation, Research

WHO chief warns of future pathogens with ‘even deadlier potential’ than COVID-19

May 25, 2023

Via: Fox News

The head of the World Health Organization warned Monday the world must prepare for the next global pandemic, cautioning that the consequences could be even deadlier in the future. “The threat of another variant emerging that causes new surges of […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Adopting AI systems too quickly without full testing could lead to ‘errors by health care workers’: WHO

May 17, 2023

Via: Fox News

As the artificial intelligence train barrels on with no signs of slowing down — some studies have even predicted that AI will grow by more than 37% per year between now and 2030 — the World Health Organization (WHO) has […]


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Monkeypox: WHO says no longer global health emergency

May 11, 2023

Via: Fox News

Monkeypox (mpox), an infectious disease caused by the monkeypox virus, is no longer an international emergency following an outbreak last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced. During a media briefing on Thursday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in […]


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WHO declares end of Covid-19 public health emergency

May 5, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the end of the public health emergency for Covid-19, marking the end of a declaration that had been in effect for more than three years. During a meeting on Friday, WHO officials pointed […]


Editorial

High BP in Young Adulthood Negatively Impacts Brain Health at Age 70—Confirms UC Davis Health

April 26, 2023

Via: Lilian Cooper

High blood pressure (BP) is considered a public health emergency among many healthcare institutions due to the significant number of patients with this condition. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms that there are over 700 million people living […]


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WHO, Gates Foundation seek to reverse decline in routine childhood vaccinations

April 25, 2023

Via: Fox News

The World Health Organization is working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other not-for profit organizations and agencies to reverse a pandemic-driven decline in routine childhood vaccinations. The initiative was launched on Monday by the WHO, UNICEF, the […]


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China records world’s 1st human death caused by H3N8 bird flu

April 12, 2023

Via: Fox News

A Chinese woman has become the first person to die from a type of bird flu that is rare in humans, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said, but the strain does not appear to spread between people. The 56-year-old woman […]


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WHO seeks to expand role in tackling next global health emergency, but faces funding issues

January 30, 2023

Via: Fox News

The World Health Organization will push at its board meeting this week for an expanded role in tackling the next global health emergency after COVID-19, but is still seeking answers on how to fund it, according to health policy experts. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

AI-led brain scanning tech: Progressing mental health care

November 15, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

In 2022, 44% of countries responding to a World Health Organisation (WHO) survey reported they had experienced one or more disruptions to mental health care, including prevention and promotion programmes, diagnosis, treatment and life-saving emergency care. Deepening value and commitment […]


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WHO declares monkeypox still a global health emergency

November 1, 2022

Via: Fox News

The monkeypox outbreak continues to represent a global health emergency, which is the World Health Organization’s highest level of alert, the UN agency’s Emergency Committee said on Tuesday. The WHO label, a “public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC)”, is […]


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WHO director-general says ‘the end is in sight’ for COVID pandemic

September 15, 2022

Via: Fox News

The world has never been in a better position to end the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, urging nations to keep up their efforts against the virus that has killed over six million […]


Innovation, Research

Cardiovascular disease: Surgery trends and developments

August 30, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The rising prevalence of cardiovascular disease due to an aging population is boosting demand for surgical procedures. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 17.9 million people died from cardiovascular disease in 2016, accounting for 31% of all fatalities globally. […]


Editorial

All You Need to Know About the Recent Monkeypox Outbreak

June 13, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

A multi-country monkeypox outbreak is causing concern around the world, as more and more people get infected with the virus. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 23 United Nations (UN) member states, across four different regions that are not […]


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WHO: Nearly 200 cases of monkeypox virus across more than 20 countries

May 27, 2022

Via: Fox News

The World Health Organization (WHO) says nearly 200 cases of monkeypox have been tallied globally. The cases have been found in more than 20 countries not usually known to have outbreaks of the virus. The agency still described the reported […]


Editorial

Why The Recent Hepatitis Epidemic Could Prove To Be Dangerous

May 16, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published a statement about several cases of acute hepatitis, with unknown origin, appearing in the UK. According to the WHO, 74 cases were identified in the UK up until April 8th—many of the cases […]


Innovation, Research

How the Chagas pathogen changes the intestinal microbiota of predatory bugs

March 21, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

According to estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO), between six and seven million people worldwide, predominantly in Central and South America, are infected with the Trypanosoma cruzi species of trypanosome. This single-celled (protozoan) parasite causes Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis), […]