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Severity of Health Care Attacks in Syria Reported by WHO

Severity of Health Care Attacks in Syria Reported by WHO

A total of 938 people were directly harmed in 402 incidents of violence against health care in Syria.

ART Initiation Decreasing Prevalence of Advanced HIV in High-Burden Countries

ART Initiation Decreasing Prevalence of Advanced HIV in High-Burden Countries

Decreases were seen in Haiti, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Swaziland, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

More US Travelers Need to Get Vaccinated Against Measles

More US Travelers Need to Get Vaccinated Against Measles

Although the disease was eliminated in the US in 2000, foreign travel can still bring it home today.

Global Child and Adolescent Mortality Decreases From 1990 to 2015

Global Child and Adolescent Mortality Decreases From 1990 to 2015

Countries with lower sociodemographic index had a larger proportion of mortality burden in 2015 vs 1990.

Smoking Rates Worldwide Decreased Since Global Tobacco Control Treaty

Smoking Rates Worldwide Decreased Since Global Tobacco Control Treaty

Countries agreed to implement measures, such as tobacco taxes and smoke-free public areas.

Global Heart Disease Burden Worsens with Limited Fruit, Vegetable Consumption

Global Heart Disease Burden Worsens with Limited Fruit, Vegetable Consumption

A new analysis finds that low consumption is linked to more lost years of healthy life.

Importance of Clinical Officers in Kenya

Importance of Clinical Officers in Kenya

Clinical officers outnumber physicians working in Kenya and tend to work in rural areas, where the need for health care is greatest.

US Patients Have Lower Mortality Treated by International Doctors

US Patients Have Lower Mortality Treated by International Doctors

This is compared to mortality rates for Medicare patients treated by US-trained doctors.

Sub-Saharan African Children Facing Higher HIV Drug Resistance

Sub-Saharan African Children Facing Higher HIV Drug Resistance

A 4-fold increase has been seen in pre-treatment HIV drug resistance in children with prenatal exposure to ART.

Global Economy Heavily Burdened by Smoking

Global Economy Heavily Burdened by Smoking

Tobacco-related diseases caused 12% of deaths among smokers aged 30 to 69 in 2012.

Rates of Hypertension Rising Worldwide

Rates of Hypertension Rising Worldwide

Health risks may appear even at levels once considered safe, researchers contend.

WHO Demands Protection of Aleppo Healthcare Workers

WHO Demands Protection of Aleppo Healthcare Workers

The WHO is demanding that all healthcare workers, patients, facilities and vehicles be protected from violence.

WHO Condemns Aleppo Healthcare Facility Attacks

WHO Condemns Aleppo Healthcare Facility Attacks

The deliberate targeting of health care in the Syrian conflict is a major violation of international law.

Zika-Related Microcephaly Cases Soar in Colombia

Zika-Related Microcephaly Cases Soar in Colombia

Research suggests that the greatest risk for Zika-related microcephaly occurs in the first half of pregnancy.

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