Health https://scidev.net/global/health/ News about health and global development covering malaria, TB, infectious & non infectious diseases, ebola outbreak, epidemic, sanitation public health and more. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT en UNAIDS leader to resign next year after review voices “no confidence” https://scidev.net/global/health/news/unaids-leader-to-resign-next-year-after-review-voices-no-confidence.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/health_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/news/unaids-leader-to-resign-next-year-after-review-voices-no-confidence.html Scathing report urges leadership change at AIDS agency, following claims of bullying and harassment. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Country-owned strategies to fight malaria https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/country-owned-strategies-to-fight-malaria-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/health_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/country-owned-strategies-to-fight-malaria-1x.html Progress on malaria control stalled in 2016 and 2017, so the WHO has launched country-led strategies. Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:06:56 GMT The human face of digital health https://scidev.net/global/health/feature/the-human-face-of-digital-health.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/health_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/feature/the-human-face-of-digital-health.html How can health workers on the front line better use high tech, low tech ‒ or no tech? Anita Makri reports from Bellagio. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT Q&A: Privacy ‘not keeping pace’ with digital health https://scidev.net/global/health/supported-content/keeping-pace-with-digital-health.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/health_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/supported-content/keeping-pace-with-digital-health.html Tech moving faster than policies in digital health, says Patricia Mechael. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Q&A: ‘There is a silent rejection’ of large health interventions https://scidev.net/global/health/supported-content/silent-rejection-of-large-health-interventions.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/health_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/supported-content/silent-rejection-of-large-health-interventions.html Health solutions co-designed with communities are proving more effective, says Vishwajeet Kumar . Mon, 26 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Antibiotics resistance breaks global boundaries https://scidev.net/global/health/opinion/antibiotics-resistance-breaks-global-boundaries.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/health_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/opinion/antibiotics-resistance-breaks-global-boundaries.html Antibiotics resistance among some bacteria—including E.coli, salmonella and gonorrhoea—is pushing planetary safe zones, a study has found. Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Fearful Kenyan women resort to secret family planning https://scidev.net/global/health/news/secret-abortions-kenya.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/health_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/news/secret-abortions-kenya.html A study shines light on men preventing their female partners from using contraception. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:06:17 GMT Q&A: Nutrition solutions lie beyond health https://scidev.net/global/nutrition/supported-content/q-a-nutrition-solutions-lie-beyond-health.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/health_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/nutrition/supported-content/q-a-nutrition-solutions-lie-beyond-health.html Nutrition policy needs to target areas where food isn’t the only challenge, says Zulfiqar Bhutta. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Keeping animals out of home key to improved nutrition https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/keeping-animals-out-of-home-improve-nutrition.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/health_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/keeping-animals-out-of-home-improve-nutrition.html Children whose parents keep animals at home have worse health outcomes and are more likely to be stunted, a study has found. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:55:34 GMT One simple questionnaire could help spot autism in many countries https://scidev.net/global/health/news/one-simple-questionnaire-could-help-spot-autism-in-many-countries.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/health_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/news/one-simple-questionnaire-could-help-spot-autism-in-many-countries.html Most cases of autism go undiagnosed in poor countries, but questionnaires could help spot them – if they account for cultural differences. Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:00:00 GMT 5-year-plan to bring HIV vaccine to market https://scidev.net/global/hiv-aids/news/5-year-plan-to-bring-hiv-vaccine-to-market.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/health_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/hiv-aids/news/5-year-plan-to-bring-hiv-vaccine-to-market.html A global strategy aims to tackle legal problems and red tape that could hamper the roll-out of a HIV vaccine Tue, 30 Oct 2018 15:00:00 GMT Every fifth baby is born by C-section https://scidev.net/global/health/news/every-fifth-baby-is-born-by-c-section.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/health_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/news/every-fifth-baby-is-born-by-c-section.html Caesarean deliveries have doubled in 15 years, a study has found. But their prevalence, particularly in Latin America, may have a health impact on children. Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Pesticides blamed for rise in colon cancer deaths https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/pesticides-blamed-for-rise-in-colon-cancer-deaths.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/health_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/pesticides-blamed-for-rise-in-colon-cancer-deaths.html The first population-level data suggesting that the risk of colon cancer is heightened by pesticide exposure has emerged. Thu, 25 Oct 2018 12:50:03 GMT The HIV epidemic will not end unless we prioritise youth mental health https://scidev.net/global/hiv-aids/opinion/the-hiv-epidemic-will-not-end-unless-we-prioritise-youth-mental-health.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/health_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/hiv-aids/opinion/the-hiv-epidemic-will-not-end-unless-we-prioritise-youth-mental-health.html Mental illness puts young people at risk of infection and makes them less likely to seek care, says King’s College London’s Melanie Abas. Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Birth cushion– the power of culturally aware healthcare https://scidev.net/global/health/feature/birth-cushion-the-power-of-culturally-aware-healthcare.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/health_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/feature/birth-cushion-the-power-of-culturally-aware-healthcare.html Birth cushion is part of a rising trend of culturally sensitive approaches to healthcare. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:00:00 GMT Debate over misconduct stalls Egyptian clinical trials law https://scidev.net/global/r-d/news/debate-over-misconduct-stalls-egyptian-clinical-trials-law.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/health_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/r-d/news/debate-over-misconduct-stalls-egyptian-clinical-trials-law.html A controversy over how to deal with misconduct has sent Egypt’s long-awaited clinical trials regulation back to the drawing board. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:00:00 GMT Zambia on alert to quash future Ebola cases https://scidev.net/global/ebola/news/zambia-on-alert-to-quash-future-ebola-cases.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/health_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/ebola/news/zambia-on-alert-to-quash-future-ebola-cases.html Training programme starts in Zambia to help health workers in provinces combat potential Ebola outbreaks. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:29:00 GMT Half of mental health disorders arise in adolescence https://scidev.net/global/health/news/half-of-mental-health-disorders-arise-in-adolescence.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/health_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/news/half-of-mental-health-disorders-arise-in-adolescence.html Use of technology for psychological care, and training for caregivers and teachers to detect early mental disorders: WHO strategies on World Mental Health Day. Wed, 10 Oct 2018 08:30:00 GMT UN targets TB for eradication https://scidev.net/global/tb/news/un-targets-tb-for-eradication.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/health_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/tb/news/un-targets-tb-for-eradication.html New technologies are the game changers in TB eradication, a UN meeting has heard. Wed, 03 Oct 2018 09:50:33 GMT Brazil faces chronic pollution scenario after mine disaster https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazil-faces-chronic-pollution-scenario-after-mine-disaster.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/health_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazil-faces-chronic-pollution-scenario-after-mine-disaster.html Metals in soils affected by waste spillage in 2015 may lead to long-term environmental damage. Fri, 28 Sep 2018 15:00:00 GMT