Guidelines for the Management of Airline Passengers Exposed to Meningococcal Disease
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention receives reports of approximately 12 cases of confirmed meningococcal disease per year in which the index patient was likely contagious aboard an international conveyance. Most of these reports are received within days of transit; rarely is the...
Testing the Man - Semen Analysis
In the past, infertility was blamed wholly and solely on the woman. This may have been to protect the fragile male ego, because the male psyche equates fertility with virility, and views failure to father a child with shame. Studies today 'however' show that 40% of infertility is because of a... Malaria: General Information
What is malaria? Malaria is a serious, sometimes fatal, disease caused by a parasite. There are four kinds of malaria that can infect humans: Plasmodium falciparum (plaz-MO-dee-um fal-SIP-a-rum), P. vivax (VI-vacks), P. ovale (o-VOL-ley), and P. malariae (ma-LER-ee-aa). Where does malaria occur?... The Invisible Disease:
Depression is a serious medical condition. In contrast to the normal emotional experiences of sadness, loss, or passing mood states, clinical depression is persistent and can interfere significantly with an individual's ability to function. There are three main types of depressive disorders: major...
Time Again for Flu Shots - But Who Can Get Them?
November 2, 2007, 5:57 am
Last week our 15-month-old daughter’s health care provider suggested that both she and our four year old be immunized with the flu vaccine. They are more vulnerable because of their young ages. However, we couldn’t get the vaccine right then because their office had run out. Today the office... Polio Outbreak in Nigeria
October 17, 2007, 5:46 am
Reuters Health reported October 8, 2007 that 69 children in Nigeria are suffering from a Polio outbreak . Apparently, the World Health Organization (WHO) had provided Polio vaccines to some, but not all, of the children in a northern region of Nigeria. The people who received the oral polio... Today, March 22, Is World Water Day
March 22, 2008, 7:04 pm
World Water Day is March 22 of each year as designated by the United Nations. Drawing attention to the conservation and development of water resources is the overall objective. Advocacy, publication, and organization of conferences with the year’s chosen theme is how they hope to increase public...
World Health Organization (WHO) | Definition and Patient ...
The World Health Organization (WHO), headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, is an international group of one hundred and ninety-one member states devoted to the maintenance and improvement of the health of all people throughout the world. Member st.
WHO | World Health Organization
The United Nations public health arm. Monitors disease outbreaks, assesses the performance of health systems around the globe, maintains world epidemiological and statistical information, and other activities.
World Health Organization News - The New York Times
News about the World Health Organization. Commentary and archival information about the World Health Organization from The New York Times.