Prakash Nagarkatti, University of South Carolina and Mitzi Nagarkatti, University of South Carolina As the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 took hold across the globe in late 2021, it became readily apparent that the pandemic had entered a new phase. Having experienced a previous COVID-19 infection or being vaccinated still left many people wondering how vulnerableContinue reading “How long does protective immunity against COVID-19 last after infection or vaccination? Two immunologists explain”
Category Archives: 3. Good Health and Well-being
New initiative to improve nutrition standards for school meals
A new project launched on Monday by two UN agencies aims to improve the diet of school-age children by supporting the development of nutrition standards for school meal programmes.
Palestine: Nutrition campaign targets pregnant and nursing women
To combat malnutrition and iron deficiency in Gaza and the West Bank, the World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday, launched a campaign to provide support to hundreds of pregnant and nursing women.
3 in 4 people want to ride a bike but are put off by lack of safe lanes
Cycling is healthy and sustainable, but only 1.7% of trips in Melbourne are made by bike. Car use has soared since lockdowns were lifted.
Use of HIV prevention treatments is very low among Southern Black gay men
Date: 14 Jan 2022 Author: Oluwafemi Atanda Adeagbo Xiaoming Li The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Use of antiretroviral treatments to prevent HIV infection – called pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP – is very low among high-risk populations with poor access to HIV care, especially Black men in the SouthContinue reading “Use of HIV prevention treatments is very low among Southern Black gay men”
WFP-backed challenge boosts food system in Rwanda and beyond
Date 12 Jan 2022 Supporting innovations in the food system in Rwanda is the goal of a UN-backed initiative launched in the capital, Kigali, on Wednesday. The IGNITE Food Systems Challenge comes amid worsening food insecurity in East Africa due to rising conflict, climate change, natural disasters, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Both technical support and a total of $300,000Continue reading “WFP-backed challenge boosts food system in Rwanda and beyond”
After a horrific COVID wave, India’s health system is now overwhelmed by a different virus
Rajesh Kumar Singh/AAP December 7, 2021 11.13pm GMT GVS Murthy, Indian Institute of Public Health After a deadly second wave of COVID-19 overwhelmed hospitals in India earlier this year, the country is battling yet another viral outbreak. Hospitals are struggling to treat dengue, a viral disease that spreads through the bite of the Aedes aegyptiContinue reading “After a horrific COVID wave, India’s health system is now overwhelmed by a different virus”
COVID-19: a new challenge for clean cooking progress in Kenya
Cooking on solid fuels exposes people to toxic pollutants. JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP via Getty Images March 24, 2021 2.45pm GMT Suzanne Bartington, University of Birmingham; Jessie Pinchoff, Population Council, and William Robert Avis, University of Birmingham Over 90% of the 238 million people living in sub-Saharan Africa’s informal settlements, rely upon solid fuels for cooking, heating,Continue reading “COVID-19: a new challenge for clean cooking progress in Kenya”
Preventing future pandemics starts with recognizing links between human and animal health
The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that zoonotic diseases – infections that pass from animals to humans – can present tremendous threats to global health. More than 70% of emerging and reemerging pathogens originate from animals. That probably includes the SARS CoV-2 virus, which scientists widely believe originated in bats.
Beijing Organic Farmers Market
By Guo Ting