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No Topic Is Off Limits – Ali Wong

No Topic Is Off Limits – Ali Wong

“I don’t want to lean in, OK? I want to lie down. I want to lie the f— down.” This is something Ali Wong laments during her first Netflix special, 2016’s Baby Cobra. That joke might be even more hilarious today because Ali hasn’t stopped working since then. Not only has she given birth to two babies but she […]

Diagnostic Errors Make Up One-Third of Serious Malpractice

Diagnostic Errors Make Up One-Third of Serious Malpractice

Being misdiagnosed is even more of a problem then we thought. According to an alarming new study, misdiagnosis is to blame in roughly one-third (34%) of malpractice cases where death or permanent disability has occurred. Misdiagnosis is not only the most common medical error, but the most costly and most dangerous, the study also found. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University analyzed more than […]

Dealing With Negative Body Image? – Learn How To Love Yourself

Dealing With Negative Body Image? – Learn How To Love Yourself

You’d have to be living under a rock not to know that body positivity is a hot topic. From curvy influencers embracing their physiques on social media to brands like Nike introducing fuller-figured mannequins, there have been major cultural strides in accepting women of all shapes and sizes. This is a really good thing. But it […]

There Is Tendency To Get Chemical Pneumonia From Vaping

There Is Tendency To Get Chemical Pneumonia From Vaping

There’s no way around it: The dangers of vaping are showing up everywhere—and now, the city of Milwaukee is urging its residents to immediately stop any use of vaping or e-cigarette devices. On Wednesday, the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) released a statement warning residents that 16 people had recently been hospitalized after developing chemical pneumonia (aka, […]

Stop Practising Google Medicine

Stop Practising Google Medicine

I always considered myself to be in relatively good health. I had annual checkups, maintained a healthy diet, and tried to exercise. Overall, I was happy to be completely average. True, I had very heavy and lengthy periods, along with bad cramps. But so did my mom. So does my daughter. I thought that’s just […]

Water-crisis In Kwekwe City Of Zimababwe

Water-crisis In Kwekwe City Of Zimababwe

The current power shortages bedevilling the country could trigger fresh waterborne disease outbreaks with Kwekwe not sitting on a time bomb, a senior official in the Midlands city has warned. Added to this is a crippling shortage of water treatment chemicals a problem that has also affected the capital city of Harare. Kwekwe City Director […]

Living With Bi-Polar Disorder

Living With Bi-Polar Disorder

This article is part of Health’s new series, Life Interrupted: Living With an Invisible Illness. Each month, one woman will share what it’s like to appear healthy on the outside while navigating daily life with a serious physical or mental health condition. I have had a long battle with my mental health. Ever since I can remember, I was always anxious, and […]

Uganda Begins Largest-Ever Ebola Vaccine Trial

Uganda Begins Largest-Ever Ebola Vaccine Trial

Uganda has started its largest Ebola vaccine trial to date, health authorities announced Monday, in an apparent effort to prevent the disease from spreading. An epidemic across the border in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo has killed over 1,800 people, making this outbreak the second-deadliest to date, with fatality rates nearing 70%. The experimental Johnson […]

Uganda Declared Ebola-Free By WHO

Uganda Declared Ebola-Free By WHO

Following the completion of the recommended 42 days without any new Ebola case since the first Ebola cases last month, Uganda has been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO). In a joint press statement signed by Dr Jane Ruth, the Health Minister and Dr Yonas Tegegn Woldermariam, WHO country representative to Uganda state […]

Health Minster Oly Illunga Dismissed Over Ebola Outbreak In The DRC

Health Minster Oly Illunga Dismissed Over Ebola Outbreak In The DRC

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s health minister resigned Monday after he was dismissed as head of the team tackling a persistent Ebola outbreak. Last week, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak in eastern Congo to be an international health emergency. As of July 20, 1,643 people have died, among 2,484 confirmed cases of Ebola, […]

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