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Healthcare news from around the world brought to you courtesy of Africa’s leading air ambulance service for the week of December 4, 2017.

1.4 million vaccines from global stockpile support yellow fever control in Nigeria

The International Coordinating Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for yellow fever has provided 1.4 million vaccine doses for an immunization campaign that starts on Saturday (2 December) to help control an ongoing yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria.

Read More: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2017/vaccine-stockpile-yellowfever-nigeria/en/

World AIDS Day 2017

Since the very beginning of the epidemic, the HIV response has been centred on human rights, equity and communities, the very foundations upon which universal health coverage has been built.

Read More: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2017/world-aids-day/en/

Philippines launches probe into dengue vaccine scare

The Philippines has launched an investigation into the immunisation of 730,000 children with a dengue vaccine that could pose health risks.

Read More: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42218612

Asthma sufferers urged to wear scarves in cold to stop attacks

Asthma sufferers are being encouraged to wear a scarf over their nose and mouth to prevent asthma attacks this winter.

Read More: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-42199200

Tylenol May Help Ease The Pain Of Hurt Feelings

Nobody likes the feeling of being left out, and when it happens, we tend to describe these experiences with the same words we use to talk about the physical pain of, say, a toothache.

Read More: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/12/04/567762087/tylenol-may-help-ease-the-pain-of-hurt-feelings

New Drugs Could Prevent Migraine Headaches For Some People

People who experience frequent migraines may soon have access to a new class of drugs.

Read More: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/12/04/567804150/new-drugs-could-prevent-migraine-headaches-for-some-people

Health Risks To Farmworkers Increase As Workforce Ages

That bag of frozen cauliflower sitting inside your freezer likely sprang to life in a vast field north of Salinas, Calif. A crew of men and women here use a machine to drop seedlings into the black soil. Another group follows behind, stooped over, tapping each new plant.

Read More: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/12/01/564994235/health-risks-to-farmworkers-increase-as-workforce-ages

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