Tag Archives: World Health Organization

Americans are sicker, die younger while spending the most on health care; what South Korea can teach us.

The News: Typically, the more a developed country spends on health care, the longer its people live. The US, which spends the most on health care, defies that tendency another… Read more »



Texas reports first Zika case from local mosquito; virus is now here to stay, says WHO

Texas health officials on Monday (December 28,2016) reported the state’s first case of Zika likely spread by local mosquitoes, making Texas the second state within the continental United States to… Read more »



Danger of Superbugs Finally Gets Attention, But Not Much Action

Common infections such as pneumonia, gonorrhea, and post-operative infections, as well as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, are becoming increasingly hard to treat because of antimicrobial resistance. And there is now… Read more »



U.S. Study Raises New Concern for Zika Spread; Congress Back, but Just 19 Days Left to Solve Zika Funding Impasse.

According to a Reuters report, a new study has found genetic fragments of Zika in the eyes and the tears of laboratory mice infected with the virus–a finding that offers… Read more »



New Group of Zika Cases Reported in Miami Beach

Health officials are investigating a cluster of possible Zika cases in Miami Beach, suggesting that transmission of the virus by mosquitoes is more widespread in one of the nation’s more… Read more »



China Facing Rising Epidemic of Heart Disease, Stroke: Why America Cares

A 20-year rise in cardiovascular disease (CVD) in China appears to have been spurred largely by increases in high blood pressure, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan… Read more »



Four Florida Zika Cases Likely Spread by Local Mosquitoes, CDC Says

U.S. health officials said Friday that four cases of Zika virus were transmitted locally by mosquitoes in Miami, the first evidence of the virus spreading that way in the continental… Read more »



Congressional Dems, Obama Plead for Bipartisan Zika Funding

Democratic members of Congress and White House officials said the country is beyond a “day late and a dollar short” on allocating funds to combat the Zika virus in a White House conference call… Read more »



Paper Disc Can Quickly Detect Zika Virus

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A paper-based rapid test for the Zika virus has been introduced by a consortium of research groups, according to The New York Times. The core of the test kit is… Read more »