Healthcare news from around the world brought to you courtesy of Africa’s leading air ambulance service for the week of November 13, 2017.
Launch of special initiative to address climate change impact on health in Small Island Developing States
Today, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), WHO, in collaboration with the UN Climate Change secretariat and in partnership with the Fijian Presidency of the twenty-third Conference of the Parties (COP23), has launched a special initiative to protect people living in Small Island Developing States from the health impacts of climate change.
Read More: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2017/climate-small-islands/en/
Did you know you should give under-fives vitamin tablets?
Children between the age of six months and five years should take vitamin A, C and D supplements, government advice says – do you find this surprising?
Read More: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-41942105
‘I’m dealing with life-threatening situations – but I’m not a clinician, I’m a mum’
“She can have up to up to 40 seizures a day – potentially each one could be dangerous.”
Read More: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-41927703
Sex unlikely to cause cardiac arrest, study finds
Sudden cardiac arrest is associated with sexual activity far more often in men than women, research suggests.
Read More: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-41929167
Brain Scientists Look Beyond Opioids To Conquer Pain
The goal is simple: a drug that can relieve chronic pain without causing addiction.
Read More: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/11/13/563281808/brain-scientists-look-beyond-opioids-to-conquer-pain
In D.C., Brain Science Meets Behavioral Science To Shed Light On Mental Disorders
The Society for Neuroscience meeting is taking place in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Researchers there are focusing on how to find the biological underpinnings of mental disorders.
Read More: https://www.npr.org/2017/11/12/563660759/in-d-c-brain-science-meets-behavioral-science-to-shed-light-on-mental-disorders
Is It A Good Idea To Share Patient Info On Social Media?
In August, a doctor in Spain posted x-ray and microscopic pictures from a man’s thigh on Twitter, asking for help.
Read More: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/11/13/557548378/is-it-a-good-idea-to-share-patient-info-on-social-media
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