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What gravestones can tell us about global men’s health

I’ve been working as an advocate in the men’s health field for over 20 years but there are still moments when the significance of what Read More

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How a Medical Mystery in Brazil Led Doctors to Zika – The New York Times

A sudden, sharp increase in babies with “no foreheads and very strange heads” was baffling doctors in Brazil. That set off a search for answers Read More

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Forecasting paediatric malaria admissions on the Kenya Coast using rainfall

Background: Malaria is a vector-borne disease which, despite recent scaled-up efforts to achieve control in Africa, continues to pose a major threat to child survival.

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Analysis of selected social determinants of health and their relationships with maternal health…

Introduction: Achieving a fair and equitable distribution of health in the population while progressing toward universal health coverage (UHC) is a key focus of health policy in Vietnam.


Zika virus: An emerging threat

by Abbhirami Rajagopal Zika virus was originally reported in 1952 in the Transactions of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The original study involved placing a Rhesus monkey in a cage in the ZIka forest in Uganda. The monkey subsequently developed a fever and the researchers were identified a transmissible agent from its serum, and called it the ZIka virus. The virus belongs to the Flaviviridae virus family, related to dengue, yellow fever and West Nile virus, and it is transmitted by the day-time active mosquitoes, such as those of the genus Aedes. CDC estimates that “about 1 in 5 people infected with Zika will get sick and for those who get sick, the illness is usually mild


Faster, Better Care for Breast Cancer in Rwanda

(Vedaste Hategekimana / Partners In Health) PIH and Ministry of Health staff train community health workers about breast cancer in Burera District in December. The demands of family and farm leave little time to worry about it. And anyway, it’s probably just from breastfeeding. But after a couple of weeks, when the hard little knot near her armpit hasn’t gone away, the 35-year-old mother walks over to chat with her neighbor, a community health worker.


Relationships of physical activity and sedentary time in obese parent-child dyads: a…

Research suggests physical activity is linked to obesity.


Obstacles to “race equality” in the English National Health Service: Insights from the…

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 152 Author(s): Sarah Salway, Ghazala Mir, Daniel Turner, George T.H.


Violence against children in humanitarian settings: A literature review of population-based…

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 152 Author(s): Lindsay Stark, Debbie Landis Children in humanitarian settings are thought to experience increased exposure to violence, which can impair their physical, emotional, and social development.


The impact of caring for grandchildren on the health of grandparents in Europe: A lifecourse…

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 152 Author(s): Giorgio Di Gessa, Karen Glaser, Anthea Tinker Grandparents are becoming an increasingly important source of childcare.


Power and the association with relationship quality in South African couples: Implications for…

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 153 Author(s): Amy A.


What gravestones can tell us about global men’s health

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I’ve been working as an advocate in the men’s health field for over 20 years but there are still moments when the significance of what Read More


How a Medical Mystery in Brazil Led Doctors to Zika – The New York Times

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A sudden, sharp increase in babies with “no foreheads and very strange heads” was baffling doctors in Brazil. That set off a search for answers Read More


Zika Shines Light On Little-Studied Microcephaly, Guillain-Barré Syndrome; New Evidence From…

Associated Press: Zika spotlights rare birth defect with a variety of causes “The Zika virus is putting a spotlight on a potentially devastating birth defect that until now has gotten little public attention. Regardless of whether the mosquito-borne virus really causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads, a variety of other conditions trigger…More


At Least 200M Women, Girls Have Undergone FGM In 30 Countries, UNICEF Report Shows, Adds Data…

News outlets discuss findings from a UNICEF report released to mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on February 6. Al Jazeera America: UNICEF: At least 200 million girls and women have undergone FGM “There are at least 200 million girls and women around the world who have undergone female genital…More


Opinion Pieces Discuss Need To Protect Women, Children In Syrian Crisis, Involve Women In Peace…

Project Syndicate: A Breakthrough for Child Refugees? Gordon Brown, U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education and chair of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity “Buried in the declaration from the just-completed fourth United Nations’ Syria Pledging Conference in London is a little publicized but important promise: by next year, every Syrian refugee child…More


Global Community Should Support Sexual, Reproductive Health Initiatives For Women, Girls In…

RH Reality Check: How We Are Failing Women and Girls in Humanitarian Emergencies Jamie J. Hagen, a doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts Boston in the global governance and human security program, discusses findings from a UNFPA report and other research on protecting the sexual and reproductive health rights of women and girls in…More


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