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2013-11-01 10:32:55

Countries facing severe shortages and poor distribution of health workers could benefit from training and deploying more mid-level health workers, such as midwives, nurses, medical assistants and surgical clinicians, according to a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization today. In countries where such health workers have been deployed, the clinical outcomes for certain services were just as good and – in some cases – even better than when physicians performed...

2013-10-30 23:34:57

English-language Journal on Cuban Health and Medicine Highlights the Often-misunderstood and Under-recognized Mental Side of Human Health Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 The new issue of MEDICC Review, Mental Health Matters, is now freely available online. October’s MEDICC Review includes original research, features and commentary on health-system approaches to mental health promotion and the mental disorders still stigmatized and undertreated worldwide. According to the World...

2013-10-08 10:02:20

Progress in reducing HIV/AIDS deaths has been the key, reports AIDS journal Over the past decade, South Africa has made a dramatic reversal in child survival—mainly because of improvements in HIV/AIDS care, reports a study in AIDS, official journal of the International AIDS Society. AIDS is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. "After years of rising mortality rates, the mortality picture for South Africa's children has shifted drastically,"...

2013-10-03 23:31:50

CFHI and "brigade" models for educating U.S. medical students on global health issues abroad go head-to-head, providing new insights into best practices. (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Child Family Health International - CFHI Global Health Education Programs are profiled in this month’s Academic Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. The article, Global Health Educational Engagement-A Tale of Two Models, compares CFHI ‘s model of...

2013-09-26 09:50:17

10 inexpensive, proven systems could slash death toll by 1.2 million Ten health care innovations, if brought to scale immediately in low-resource countries, could have the potential to save the lives of some 1.2 million mothers and children in 2015. Right now the annual global death toll of mothers and children under 5 is 6.9 million. Between 2016-2020, these innovations have the potential to save the lives of nearly 7.5 million women and children. The ten, identified by...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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