Youngest Survivor of Ebola Outbreak Brings Hope to Congo Caregivers
December 14, 2018
According to the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ministry of Health, the youngest survivor of the Ebola outbreak received her discharge certificate from the Beni Ebola Treatment center on Wednesday.
In Remote Villages, Surprising New Measures Save Children with Malaria
December 13, 2018
During malaria season, children who live in remote villages are at tremendous risk. After 13 years of effort, a set of stopgap measures to keep youngsters alive long enough to get them to a clinic has been developed.
Most US Adults Have Not Gotten a Flu Shot for This Mid season
December 12, 2018
According to a new survey from NORC, most adults have not gotten a flu shot this season. As of mid-November, only 43% of surveyed people 18 or older said they had gotten vaccinated against the flu, another 14% who remain unvaccinated claim they will get the shot.
Polio-like Disease in U.S. Kids Appears to Have Peaked for 2018
December 4, 2018
Federal Health Officials said Monday that cases of paralyzing, polio-like illness that was spiking in children in the United States this year appears to have peaked.
A Treatment for Sickle-Cell Disease Proves Effective in Africa
December 3, 2018
A drug that protect children in wealthy countries against painful and sometimes lethal bouts of sickle-cell disease has been proven safe for use in Africa, where the condition is far more common, scientists reported on Saturday.
As Measles Surges, 'Decades of Progress' Are in Jeopardy
November 30, 2018
According to health organizations, cases of measles have surged by nearly a third since last year.
Five Tips to Make Traveling With a Food Allergy Easier
November 29, 2018
'Tis the season for traveling! Managing allergies can be tricky when traveling but these precautionary steps could help.
Why Don't We Have Vaccines Against Everything?
November 26, 2018
Vaccines are among the most ingenious of inventions, and the among the most maddening.
The Fight Against Malaria Has Reached a Standstill
November 19, 2018
The World Health Organization reported the progress against Malaria has stalled. The disease remains a significant threat to billions of people.
A Child's Health is the Publics Health
November 16, 2018
Preparing for unexpected events is an important part of keeping children safe and healthy all year long.