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Iron Deficiency Undermines the Lives of Millions in Africa – Isn’t it time we do more to end it? (By Rémy Ejel, Market Head for Nestlé CWAR Ltd.)

Iron, a key nutrient to develop children’s brains and help adults live productive lives, is acutely lacking in people’s diets ACCRA, Ghana, October 15, 2019/ — By Rémy Ejel, Market Head for Nestlé CWAR Ltd. Document link: http://bit.ly/2OWpbEC There is an African proverb that says: “Your food is supposed to be your medicine and your medicine […]

Canada Health & Wellness

Toronto Public Health launches public awareness campaign around vaccines

Toronto Public Health has launched a new public awareness campaign encouraging parents and guardians to make sure their children get vaccinated. The new campaign features short clips of children describing what vaccines do and why they’re important. “TPH is focusing this campaign on children’s perspectives on vaccines, their safety and how getting vaccinated helps to […]

Professor Randall Johnson of the Nobel Commitee, right, speaks during a news conference in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday Oct. 7, 2019. The 2019 Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to scientists Gregg L. Semenza, Peter J. Ratcliffe and William G. Kaelin Jr. receiving the award jointly for their discoveries of "how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability". (Pontus Lundahl/TT via AP)
Health & Wellness News World

Three get Nobel Medicine prize for learning how cells use oxygen

STOCKHOLM — The 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to scientists William G. Kaelin, Jr, Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza for their discoveries of “how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability,” the Nobel Committee announced Monday. The discoveries made by the three men “have fundamental importance for physiology […]

Health & Wellness World

Malaria vaccine launched in Kenya: Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to roll out landmark vaccine in pilot introduction

The vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be available to children from 6 months of age in selected areas of the country in a phased pilot introduction HOMA BAY, Kenya, September 13, 2019/ — The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world’s first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, […]

Ghana Health & Wellness News

Ghana Health Service and Partners launch polio vaccination campaigns in Ghana

The Service intends to carry out round one of the campaign from September 25 to 28 in all districts in the Northern, North East, Savanna, Upper East and Greater Accra Regions GENEVA, Switzerland, September 12, 2019/ — The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has launched series of vaccination campaigns against polio outbreak to prevent the spread […]

This image uploaded to Instagram appears to show a mouse inside the new Chick-Fil-A location at 1 Bloor Street East. (Stephanie Cozzette)
Health & Wellness

Health inspectors visit Bloor Street Chick-Fil-A after video surfaces showing mouse on premises

This image uploaded to Instagram appears to show a mouse inside the new Chick-Fil-A location at 1 Bloor Street East. (Stephanie Cozzette) Chick-Fil-A’s first location in Toronto received a visit from health inspectors this week following the surfacing of a video that appeared to show a mouse inside the soon to open restaurant. The video […]

African News Health & Wellness

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Gender and Climate Change Resilience

This symposium aims to “generate fast-track actions that will be game-changing in building climate change resilience PRETORIA, South Africa, August 19, 2019/ — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund for East and Southern region is organizing a three-day “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Gender and Climate Change Resilience” symposium to be held on 26-29 August […]

Health & Wellness International

Helping young people take charge of their bodies, their lives, our world

UNFPA is launching “My Body, My Life, My World,” a strategy that aims to help empower young people to make their own choices and determine their own futuresNEW YORK, United States of America, August 13, 2019/ — Every year on 12 August, leaders around the world commemorate International Youth Day. On this day, powerful figures […]