First polio outbreak in 30 years declared in Mozambique — Global Problems

This is the second imported case of wild poliovirus in southern Africa this year, following an outbreak in Malawi in mid-February, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional office for Africa said in a press release. The only case so far is that of the country first since 1992† The infected child began to become paralyzed … Read more

Davos returns from pandemic with Ukraine, climate in mind

After a nearly 2-1/2 year hiatus, the Swiss city of Davos will once again host global elites of business, government and activist groups for the World Economic Forum ThroughThe Associated Press May 18, 2022, 4:48 PM † 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article GENEVA — After a nearly 2-1/2 year hiatus … Read more

Mozambique declares polio outbreak linked to Pakistan

Health authorities in Mozambique have declared an outbreak of polio after confirming that a child in the country’s northeastern Tete province was paralyzed by the disease Through Associated Press May 18, 2022, 13:06 † 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article JOHANNESBURG – Health authorities in Mozambique declared an outbreak of polio … Read more

Q&A: How deadly is monkeypox, is there a cure, how is it treated and how concerned should I be?

Monkeypox appears to be spreading worldwide for the first time in an outbreak that has caught health officials by surprise. The UK has recorded seven cases of the virus, but most have not been linked, suggesting more may go undetected. Spain and Portugal have also reported the virus for the first time and the US … Read more

New drugs could help end AIDS, but high prices and monopolies could exclude the poor – global problems

Opinion by Eamonn Murphy, Matthew Kavanagh (Washington DC† Wednesday 18 May 2022 Inter Press Service WASHINGTON DC, May 18 (IPS) – The authors are deputy executive directors of the United Nations Joint Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Here’s the good news: There’s a new line of breakthrough drugs to prevent and treat HIV , known as … Read more

Biden administration makes eight more free COVID tests available to US households – CBS Tampa

WASHINGTON, DC (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — The Biden administration is reopening CovidTest.gov to a third round of US household orders and reiterating its call for Congress to take action on additional funding for Covid response. U.S. households can now order “eight additional free home tests on COVIDTests.gov — bringing the total number … Read more

Severe Malnutrition or Waste, ‘Excruciatingly Painful’ Threat to Child Survival – Global Issues

Serious Waste: An Overlooked Child Survival Emergencydetails that about one in five deaths among children under the age of five can be attributed to serious waste. Caused by a lack of nutritious food and repeated bouts of diseases – such as diarrhoea, measles and malaria – it compromises a child’s immunity. Severe malnutrition is one … Read more

Former Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins Talks Pregnancy Struggle Amid Endometriosis Diagnosis

Emma Watkins has entertained millions of children around the world, but the former Yellow Wiggle has opened up the possibility of never having a child of her own. The newly married star has previously spoken about her battle with stage four endometriosis and is now admitting she may not be able to have a baby. … Read more

FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots for children ages 5 to 11 – CBS Detroit

(CNN) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an emergency use booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, at least five months after completion of the primary vaccine series. Pfizer requested this EUA in late April, citing company data showing that a third vaccine dose increased Omicron-fighting antibodies … Read more

Ford, GM, Stellantis restore masks in facilities in ‘high’ COVID-risk areas – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) — Detroit’s Big Three automakers – Ford, General Motors and Stellantis – are restoring their corporate mask mandates in high-COVID-level counties. This comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended masks for those counties in the United States. READ MORE: Ferndale Schools District to restore face masks starting this week As … Read more