A study released this month found a possible connection between moderate drinking and the ability to fend off germs. In other words, feel free to savor that glass of champagne as you toast to a healthy new year.
Due to a polio outbreak in eastern Syria, the organization Save the Children pleaded Tuesday with both the government and rebels to instate a cease-fire and allow access to hundreds of thousands of young ones threatened by the pernicious disease.
Thanks to certain communities’ fear of vaccines, illnesses such as the measles, which had been wiped out for decades in America, have come back into existence. This resurgence of diseases is dangerous for a number of reasons, the first being that a lot of doctors and nurses are no longer trained to treat or look out for them.
Remember the H1N1 panic that erupted only last year that sent public health bodies into a frenzy as we braced for worldwide catastrophe? Well, it turns out everything may have been a bit overstated, and that the credibility lost by health organizations could actually endanger lives.