HEALTH/FOOD

HEALTH/FOOD

Avoid Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Sugar-sweetened beverages are a one-way ticket to high blood sugar. Eliminating or drinking fewer of them can lower blood sugar. According to health experts, this will also help with weight loss and maintenance. Soda pop and juice should be reserved for when one needs to treat low blood sugar.” Below are some drinks that are high in sugar: Energy drinks […]

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Monkeypox Continues To Show Increase In U.S.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are now nearly 1,500 cases in 41 states and Puerto Rico.  Three states have more than 150 confirmed monkeypox cases, including California, New York, and Illinois.  The World Health Organization said Tuesday that there were 9,200 cases in 63 countries.  India reported its first confirmed case of monkeypox […]

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5 Mood-Boosting Foods

In psychology, a mood is an affective state. In contrast to emotions or feelings, moods are less specific, less intense, and less likely to be provoked or instantiated by a particular stimulus or event. Moods are typically described as having either a positive or negative valence. In other words, people usually talk about being in a good mood or a […]

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FDA Approves COVID-19 Vaccine For Infants, Preschoolers

U.S. regulators on Friday authorized the first COVID-19 shots for infants and preschoolers, paving the way for vaccinations to begin next week. The Food and Drug Administration’s action follows its advisory panel’s unanimous recommendation for the shots from Moderna and Pfizer.  Children under five are eligible for the vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) must now provide […]

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WTO Passes Agreement To Waive Patents For Covid Vaccines

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has passed agreements for the waiving of patents for COVID-19 vaccines. Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala previously said it was necessary to end the “morally unacceptable” inequity of access to Covid-19 vaccines. The group of 164 countries spent five days at a conference in Geneva negotiating deals that included pledges on health and food security. The partial […]

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WHO Seeks Name Change For Monkeypox

According to press reports, the World Health Organization (WHO) says it is working with experts to come up with a new name for monkeypox. It comes after more than 30 scientists wrote last week about the urgent need for a non-discriminatory and non-stigmatizing name for the virus and the disease it causes. They said the continued reference to the virus […]

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At Least 17 Non-Endemic Countries Report Monkeypox  

At least 17 countries have reported new confirmed cases of monkeypox. However, no associated deaths have been reported to date.As of 21 May, 92 laboratory-confirmed cases, and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox with ongoing investigations, have been reported to WHO from 12 Member States that are not endemic to monkeypox virus across three WHO regions.The following non-endemic countries have reported […]

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Monkeypox Spread Raises Alarm

With more than 90 cases of monkeypox confirmed in at least 12 countries, health officials have warned that all the necessary precautions should be put in place to offset any spread of the disease. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), monkeypox is a viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted to humans from animals) with symptoms very similar to those seen […]

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Interesting Key Facts About Abortion

Abortion is a common health intervention. It is safe when carried out using a method recommended by WHO, appropriate to the pregnancy duration, and by someone with the necessary skills. Six out of 10 of all unintended pregnancies end in an induced abortion. Around 45% of all abortions are unsafe, of which 97% take place in developing countries. Unsafe abortion […]

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PAHO Continues To Partner With Member States To Boost Take-Up Of Vaccines

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) continues to partner with member countries having low COVID-19 immunization coverage, to boost the take-up of vaccines. PAHO Director, Dr. Carissa Etienne, who notes that there are adequate doses available “to meet demand everywhere in our region”, says the organization has been collaborating with stakeholders in planning and implementing national vaccine delivery strategies. “We […]