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Health & Wellness

1976 Vs. Today: Ebola's Terrifying Evolution
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola, Outbreak, Africa, Health Care, Doctors Without Borders )

Brian
- 6 hours ago - thedailybeast.com
"Though it was 40 years ago, doctors contained Zaire's 1976 Ebola outbreak better than today's outbreak. In a new paper, those doctors give insight and advice to current health care workers."
WHO Aims to Use Ebola Survivors' Blood to Boost Patients' Immunity
Health & Wellness  (tags: disease, death, healthcare, Ebola, research, treatment, africa )

Naoko
- 13 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Desperate to restore hope amid the Ebola crisis, the World Health Organization said Friday it would accelerate the use of experimental treatments and vaccines to contain the expanding epidemic in West Africa.
Tech Is Racing Against Time as Africa's Ebola Outbreak Spreads
Health & Wellness  (tags: Africa, Ebola Outbreak, CDC, WHO, safety, treatment, humans, illness, healthcare, health, government, death, news, medicine )

Carrie
- 86 days ago - dailydot.com
It's like something out of Outbreak or The Hot Zone: Aid workers in awkward biohazard suits maneuvering around a pop-up hospital and isolation unit, fighting a deadly virus in crude conditions.
Video:When Future Generations Look Back On Us, They'Ll Say We Had The Opportunity To End 3 Awful Epidemics
Health & Wellness  (tags: africa, asia, GoodNews, humanrights, HumanRights, ethics, children, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', freedoms, world, society, protection, prevention, health, healthcare, disease, risks, safety, science, study, treatment, medicine, research, illness )

JL
- 400 days ago - upworthy.com
Rajiv Narayan Just because this video is about global pandemics doesn't mean it's all doom and gloom. For once, we have some good news and the opportunity for even better news. Watch and share the progress!
Video: A Humble Nigerian Carpenter Rethinks Latrines
Health & Wellness  (tags: world, ethics, GoodNews, interesting, africa, children, disease, health, society, risks, safety, protection, prevention, interesting, humans )

JL
- 404 days ago - unicefusa.org
The inspiring story of how a Nigerian carpenter helped solve a latrine problem in Benue State with a simple, low-cost invention that keeps the community's pit latrines cool and bug-free, and helps save lives by encouraging good hygiene practices.
Road Deaths, Cancer and Diabetes Becoming Africa's Hidden Epidemics
Health & Wellness  (tags: africa, ethics, freedoms, HumanRights, government, world, children, death, environment, health, illness, disease, research, protection, prevention, risks, safety, study, warning )

JL
- 409 days ago - theguardian.com
The more sub-Saharan Africa becomes urbanized, the greater the health threats from road traffic, cancer and diabetes, says a World Bank report. Deaths from road traffic are expected to "become the biggest killer of children between five & 15 by 2015,
Petition to President Obama ACTION US
Health & Wellness  (tags: family, children, ge seed, Africa, health, gmo, agriculture )

Nancy
- 456 days ago - actionaidusa.org
The New Alliance actually represents a shift in policies to favor large agribusiness. This threatens to displace smallholder agriculture in favor of less sustainable practices, placing food security at risk.
AFRICA: The Battle to Save DRC's Mothers
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, safety, SUBSTANDARD CARE, africa, health, humans, medicine, disease, protection, prevention, treatment )

Cal
- 474 days ago - ipsnews.net
The health sector in the DRC faces serious medical challenges including having to deal with obsolete biomedical equipment, the lack of cold rooms for vaccine storage, and a shortage of qualified personnel
ACTION NEEDED Outlaw the Sale of African Lion Meat
Health & Wellness  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, wildlife, protection, endangered, world, safety, prevention, treatment, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, conservation, endangered, extinction, killed, killing, sadness, suffering, slaughter, wildlife, environment, animals, cats, c )

Kelly
- 485 days ago - forcechange.com
Today, there is an estimated population of 18,000-20,000 lions in the world. The actual figure is probably much lower. Companies like Czimer's Game & Seafood hunt, kill, and sell wild animals, such as African lions, to the public.
Take Action/Video:Surviving the First Day STATE OF THE WORLD'S MOTHERS
Health & Wellness  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, children, world, society, middle-east, freedoms, death, HumanRights, women, society, safety, child, culture, family, ethics, babies, health, healthcare, prevention, nutrition, protection, warning, safety, risks, humans )

JL
- 496 days ago - savethechildren.org
In honor of Mother's Day, Save the Children presents our 14th annual State of the World's Mothers report.
The U.S. Government's "Watch List" on Developing Countries' Use of Health Rights
Health & Wellness  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, children, conflict, corruption, freedoms, government, HumanRights, humanrights, politics, usa, world, middle-east, prevention, investigation, protection, risks, safety, society, children, government, warnin )

JL
- 497 days ago - citizenvox.org
Special 301 is an annual report by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) which places countries on a "watch list" if USTR would like to see greater changes in their intellectual property rules or enforcement practice.
Makerere University Student Wins 2013 Microsoft Uganda Imagine Cup
Health & Wellness  (tags: treatment, safety, risks, protection, prevention, medicine, humans, illness, health, investigation, interesting, ethics, children, africa, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', GoodNews, goodnews, society, Refugees&Relief )

JL
- 516 days ago - pctechmag.com
The team exhibited Matibabu which is an app, that diagnoses malaria without pricking any body part.
New Antimalarial Drug Class Resists Resistance
Health & Wellness  (tags: world, society, good news, middle-east, africa, asia, disease, drugs, study, science, safety, risks, treatment, research, protection, prevention, medicine )

JL
- 544 days ago - rsc.org
A new class of antimalarial drugs that is effective across various stages of the malaria parasite's lifecycle has been developed by an international research team.
Video: World Water Day Marked With 'Toilet Campaign'
Health & Wellness  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, children, conflict, ethics, freedoms, HumanRights, society, UnitedNations, unitednations, middle-east, world, children, death, environment, illness, health, protection, risks, safety, science, society, warning, prevention )

JL
- 546 days ago - aljazeera.com
United Nations launches campaign to lift deadly taboo on talking about toilets and "open defecation" in poor nations.
 

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