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Correction - World leaders, celebrities to join WHO’s Big Event for Mental Health on 10 October

Informed 8 hours ago

On 10 October, World Mental Health Day, world leaders and internationally-recognized celebrities and mental health advocates will come together for the World Health Organization’s Big Event for Mental Health. WHO’s first-ever online advocacy event for mental health will focus on the urgent need to address the world’s chronic under-investment in mental health ̶ a problem that has been thrown into the spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Close to 1 billion people are living with a mental disorder, 3 million people die every year from the harmful use of alcohol and one person dies every 40 seconds by suicide. And now, billions of people around the world have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is having a further impact on people’s mental health.  

Source:  World Health Organization

የኢሬቻ በአልን አስመልክቶ ከጤና ሚኒስቴር የተላለፈ መልዕክት

Informed 8 hours ago

እንደሚታወቀዉ የእሬቻ በዓል ሕዝብ በመሰባሰብ በጋራ ደምቆ የሚያከብረው፣ ማህበራዊ ትሥሥሩንና ግንኙነቶችን የሚጠናከርበት ታላቅ በዓል ከመሆኑ በተጨማሪ በአለምእቀፍ ቅርጽነት የተመዘገበው የገዳ ስርአት አካል በመሆኑ የበዓሉን ታላቅነትና አይረሴነት ያመላክታል፡፡
ቀደም ባሉት ዓመታት ህዝብ በመሰባሰብ አብሮነቱን በሚያሳይ መልኩ ደምቀው የሚከበሩ በዓላት ዘንድሮ ላይ ግን በአለም አቀፍና በሃገራችንም እየተሠራጨ ባለው የኮቪድ-19 ወረርሽኝ ምክንያት የሕዝብ ቁጥር በቀነሰ መልኩ እንዲከበር አድርጎታል፡፡
በበሽታው የሚያዙ ፣ የሚሞቱና በጽኑ የሚታመሙ ሰዎች ቁጥር እየጨመረ መጥቷል፡፡
በአሁኑ ወቅት በአጠቃላይ ከ1,272,353 በላይ ሰዎች የላቦራቶሪ ምርመራ ተደርጎላቸው ከ75,368 በላይ ሰዎች የኮቪድ ቫይረስ የተገኘባቸው ሲሆን ከ 269 ጽኑ ህመም ላይ ናቸዉ ከ1,198 ሰዎች በላይ ህይወታቸው ማለፉ ተረጋግጧል፡፡ አሁን ላይ ስርጭቱም በማህበረሰብ አቀፍ ደረጃ ተስፋፍቷል፡፡
ለዚህ በሽታ መስፋፋት ደግሞ በዋነኛነት ሕብረተሰባችን በባለሙያዎች የሚሰጠውን የመከላከል እርምጃዎች በቸልተኝነትና በመዘናጋት በአግባቡ ባለመፈፀሙ ነው፡፡
የበሽታው ስርጭት በከፍተኛ ቁጥር በሚደረጉ መሰባሰቦች የመሰራጨት እድሉ የሰፋ ነው፡፡ በመሆኑም በዚህ ወቅት ይህ ታላቅ የኢሬቻ በዓል የኮቪድ ወረርሽን ከመከላከል ትኩረት ጋር እንዲፈፀም የጤና ሚኒስቴር አበክሮ ከወዲሁ ያሳስባል፡፡
በበዓሉ ላይ የሚገኙ ሰዎች በተቻለ መጠን ርቀታቸውን በመጠበቅ ከመነካካት በመቆጠብ ደጋግመው እጃቸውን በማጽዳትና በምንም አይነት የአፍና የአፍንጫ መሸፈኛ ጭንብላቸውን ሳያወልቁ በዓሉን በሰላም አክብረው በሰላም ወደየቤታቸው እንዲመለሱ እንጠይቃለን፡፡
በየትኛውም ሠዓትና ሁኔታ ለኮሮና ቫይረስ ሊያጋልጥዎት የሚችሉ ሁኔታዎች ሊያጋጥምዎት ይችላሉና የኮሮና ቫይረስ በሽታን ለማስተላለፍ አመቺ መንገዶችንም ይኖራሉና ሁሌም የመከላከያ መንገዶችን ያለመሰላቸትና ቸልተኝነት ልንተገብራቸው ይገባል፡፡ ከተዘናጋን የኮሮና ቫይረስ የህይወት ዋጋን ያስከፍለናልና በጭራሽ አንዘናጋ፡፡
በጤንነትና በህይወት ካለን በየዓመቱ ብዙ በዓሎችን እናከብራለን በሚል መርህ ሕብረተሰቡ እንዲንቀሳቀስ እያስታወስን በዓሉ የደስታ እንዲሆን እንመኛለን፡፡  


World leaders, celebrities to join WHO’s Big Event for Mental Health on 10 October

Informed 8 hours ago

On 10 October, World Mental Health Day, world leaders and internationally-recognized celebrities and mental health advocates will come together for the World Health Organization’s Big Event for Mental Health. WHO’s first-ever online advocacy event for mental health will focus on the urgent need to address the world’s chronic under-investment in mental health ̶ a problem that has been thrown into the spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Close to 1 billion people are living with a mental disorder, 3 million people die every year from the harmful use of alcohol and one person dies every 40 seconds by suicide. And now, billions of people around the world have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is having a further impact on people’s mental health.  

Source:  World Health Organization

UN welcomes nearly $1 billion in recent pledges

Informed 8 hours ago

United Kingdom £571m (US$ 732m) for COVAX pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools- (ACT) Accelerator, of which up to £500m (US$ 641m) is to support low- and middle-income countries. This includes a commitment to match £1 for every US$ 4 committed by others up to £250m (US$ 321m).

Canada - CAD 440m (US$ 332m) for the COVAX pillar of the ACT-Accelerator, of which CAD 220 (US$ 166m) is to support low & middle income countries

Germany - EUR 100m (US$ 117m) for the COVAX pillar of the ACT-Accelerator, all of which is to support low and middle income countries

Sweden - US$ 10m for the COVAX pillar of the ACT-Accelerator, all of which is to support low and middle income countries

World Bank – US$ 12 billion to support developing countries to purchase COVID-19 vaccines as soon as they are available (to be ratified by their shareholders)

A coalition of 16 pharmaceutical companies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation signed an agreement to cooperate on vaccine manufacturing and to scale up production  

Source:  World Health Organization

A maintenance manual for men over 50

Informed 2 days ago

As a man, you know that by age 50, you should be doing some “retirement planning.” And we don't just mean protecting your finances. There's something more important: protecting your health.

Good health is essential to be able to do all you want to do in the years and decades ahead. Declining health can dim and darken a man’s future. But you can keep yours bright!

Like all planning, the sooner you start, the better. Invest in your health. Order your copy of Men’s Health: Fifty and Forward today.  

Source:  Harvard university

Fourth Large-scale COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Begins in the United States

Informed 2 days ago

A fourth Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating an investigational vaccine for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has begun enrolling adult volunteers. The trial is designed to evaluate if the investigational Janssen COVID-19 vaccine (JNJ-78436725) can prevent symptomatic COVID-19 after a single dose regimen. Up to 60,000 volunteers will be enrolled in the trial at up to nearly 215 clinical research sites in the United States and internationally. The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson developed the investigational vaccine (also known as Ad.26.COV2.S) and is leading the clinical trial as regulatory sponsor.  

Source:  Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (National Institutes of Health)

በዓለም ላይ በኮረና ቫይረስ ሕይወታቸው ያለፉ ሰዎች ቁጥር ከአንድ ሚሊየን አለፈ

Informed 3 days ago

የአለም ስጋት ሆኖ በቀጠለው ኮሮናቫይረስ የሞቱ ሰዎች ቁጥር ከአንድ ሚሊዮን በላይ ሆኗል። በተለያዩ አገራትም ወረርሽኙ እንደ አዲስ እያገረሸም ነው ተብሏል።
እንደጆን ሆፕኪን ዩንቨርስቲ መረጃ ከሆነ ከሞቾቹ ቁጥር ግማሹን የሚይዙት አሜሪካ ህንድና ብራዚል ናቸው።
የተባበሩት መንግሥታት ዋና ፀሐፊ አንቶኒዮ ጉተሬዝ ቁጥሩን "አስደንጋጭ" ነው ያሉ ሲሆን "በቫይረሱ ህይወታቸውን የተነጠቁት አባቶች፣ እናቶች፣ ሚስቶች፣ ባሎች፣ እህቶች፣ ወንድሞችና የስራ ባልደረቦች ነበሩ። ሁልጊዜም ቢሆን ልናስታውሳቸው ይገባል" በማለትም በቪዲዮ መልዕክታቸውን አስተላልፈዋል።  


Some fundamental steps to improve your sleep and health include

Informed 3 days ago

Some fundamental steps to improve your sleep and health include:

1.
Get at least seven hours of sleep each night. If you still feel tired, sleep a little more; some people need eight or nine hours of sleep to feel rested.
2. Keep a consistent bedtime and wake time. This will make falling asleep easier, and will keep your circadian rhythm aligned with your sleep and wake time.
3. Try to sleep when your body naturally wants to fall asleep and wake up. This can differ from sleep and wake times required for work schedules, which also has negative consequences. A sleep doctor can help you realign your circadian clock with your schedule.
4. Depression or other mood disorders can cause disrupted sleep. Talk to your doctor if you are feeling low, no longer enjoy your hobbies, or are struggling with anxiety or sadness.
5. If you can’t fall asleep, stay asleep, or feel sleepy all the time, you may need evaluation from a doctor for a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea or insomnia. Treating these disorders can make a major difference in overall sleep quality and health.  

Source:  Harvard university

Less dream-stage sleep makes a difference

Informed 3 days ago

We know that short sleep is associated with increased mortality, but until now it has been unclear if shorter sleep in a particular sleep stage makes a difference in the health risks associated with sleep deprivation. A new study published in JAMA Neurology looked at the relationship between REM sleep and earlier death in two large study groups, one consisting of 2,675 older men and the other of 1,386 middle-aged men and women. They followed both groups over time and looked at the relationship between sleep stages and causes of death.

Both groups showed increased mortality rates related to a decrease in REM sleep, with a 13% higher mortality rate for every 5% reduction in REM sleep. REM sleep was the most important sleep stage for predicting survival.  

Source:  Harvard university

Why would less sleep increase my risk of death?

Informed 3 days ago

In the short term, sleep deprivation increases cortisol levels, causes increased blood pressure, decreases glucose tolerance, and increases the activity of the body’s fight-or-flight system, all of which are linked to increased risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and strokes. Daytime cognitive performance is also reduced, resulting in more accidents. Twenty-four hours of sustained wakefulness impairs driving ability to the same degree as a blood alcohol concentration of 0.10%, which is above the legal limit.

In the long term, both short and long sleep (less than five hours or more than nine hours) have been associated with earlier death. People who sleep less than four hours dramatically increase their risk of dying early, possibly through heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic stress, lower immunity, and overall more rapid aging.  

Source:  Harvard university

How does sleep change with age?

Informed 3 days ago

Sleep time and sleep stages naturally change as we age. Total sleep time decreases by 10 minutes every decade until age 60, when it stops decreasing. Time in N3 sleep, the deepest sleep stage, also shortens with age; time in N1 and N2 tends to increase. As a result, people wake more easily from sleep as they age. The percentage of REM sleep also naturally decreases; thus, reduced time spent in REM may be a marker of aging.

The circadian rhythm is a 24-hour internal clock that governs numerous body functions including body temperature, release of hormones, and sleep time. The internal clock “advances” with age, so older adults tend to fall asleep earlier and wake earlier. Adapting to jet lag and shift work becomes more difficult. Daytime napping also increases as the strength of the circadian rhythm and the drive to sleep at night decrease.

Studies have also shown that older adults who are healthy may not perceive problems with sleep when it is actually impaired, or may assume that certain disruptions are part of aging when they have treatable conditions.  

Source:  Harvard university

What is REM sleep?

Informed 3 days ago

Normal sleep is broken down into two sleep types: rapid eye movement (REM) and non-rapid eye movement (NREM). NREM is further classified by depth of sleep; N1 and N2 are lighter sleep stages, and N3 is deep sleep, which is most restorative. (REM is the stage where vivid dreaming occurs.) Brainwave activity during this time appears similar to the brain’s activity while awake. REM periods generally occur every 90 minutes, and are longest during the second half of the night. REM sleep normally makes up 20% to 25% of sleep time.  

Source:  Harvard university

Shorter dream-stage sleep may be related to earlier death

Informed 3 days ago

Time and time again, adequate sleep has been shown to be critical to daily functioning and long-term health. Sleep serves numerous roles: recovering energy for the brain, clearing waste products, and forming memories. Prior studies have clearly linked shortened sleep times to heart disease, obesity, reduced cognitive performance, worsened mood, and even a shorter life. There is now new research that suggests that lack of a certain type of sleep (the dream stage of sleep) may be related to an earlier death in middle-aged and older people.  

Source:  Harvard university

Women's Health Alert: Are you aware of these important advances?

Informed 3 days ago

Are You Aware of these Important Advances in Women’s Health?

1.
Calcium supplements may make some women as much as 7 times more likely to develop dementia
2. The diabetes symptoms — and complications — that are more common in women than men
3. Your mammogram could reveal early signs of heart disease — what to ask your doctor to find out
4. The new treatment for depression that reduces symptoms by at least 50% and requires no medication
5. You can rejuvenate your skin and look as young as you feel — no surgery needed!
6. The foods that turn your body into a “probiotic factory” filling you up with inflammation-fighting good bacteria  

Source:  Harvard university

COVID-19: Weekly Epidemiological Update

Informed 3 days ago

Please find the Weekly Epidemiological Update, as of 28 September 2020  

Source:  World Health Organization

Updates on the COVID-19 pandemic

Informed 3 days ago

Per Capita Daily Incidence (change in average incidence; change in rank, if applicable)
1. Israel: 703 daily cases per million population (+178)
2. Andorra: 503 (+96; ↑ 2)
3. Montenegro: 387 (-45; ↓ 1)
4. Bahrain: 359 (-53; ↓ 1)
5. Argentina: 279 (+38)
6. Costa Rica: 234 (+2)
7. Spain: 234* (-4)
8. Czech Republic: 205 (+31)
9. France: 186 (+27; new)
10. Peru: 158 (-12; ↓ 1)  

Source:  Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Updates on the COVID-19 pandemic

Informed 3 days ago

Total Daily Incidence (change in average incidence; change in rank, if applicable)
1. India: 83,875 new cases per day (-7,719)
2. USA: 44,319 (+3,628)
3. Brazil: 26,811 (-3,785)
4. Argentina: 12,627 (+1,705)
5. France: 12,115 (+1,734; ↑ 1)
6. Spain: 10,920* (-185; ↓ 1)
7. Russia: 6,863 (+1,064; ↑ 1)
8. Colombia: 6,854 (-111; ↓ 1)
9. Israel: 6,086 (+1,538; ↑ 1)
10. Indonesia: 5,846 (+2,090; new)  

Source:  Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

የአለም ጤና ድርጅት ቻይና ላመረተችው የኮቪድ-19 ክትባት ድጋፉን ሰጠ

Informed 3 days ago

የአለም ጤና ድርጅት በቻይና መንግስት በሚደገፈው ናሽናል ፋርማሲቲካል ግሩፕ (ሲ-ኤፍ-አይ) አማካኝነት ለተመረተው ድንገተኛ የኮሮና ቫይረስ ክትባት ድጋፍ እንደሚያደርግ ገለጸ፡፡
የተመረተው ድንገተኛ የኮቪድ-19 ክትባት ተጋላጭነታቸው ከፍተኛ ለሆኑ ሰዎች እንዲሰጥ በአለም ጤና ድርጅት መደገፉን የቻይና የጤና ባለስልጣን ተናግረዋል፡፡
የቻይና ብሔራዊ ጤና ኮሚሽን ባለሥልጣን ሔንግ ዦንግዌይ እንደተናገሩት ቻይና በሰኔ ወር መጨረሻ ላይ ከዓለም የጤና ድርጅት ጋር ከተነጋገረች በኋላ በአስቸኳይ ወደ ስራ መግባት ጀምራለች፡፡  


5 Tips to Help You Fall Asleep Quickly

Informed 5 days ago

1. “Only get into bed when you’re ready to sleep and don’t stay there if you aren’t sleeping…. The theory is that your body/brain starts associating bed with ONLY sleep and it becomes a subconscious habit to prepare you for sleep when you get in bed.”
2. “No screens 30 minutes before bed.”
3. “Exercise during the day. Especially early to mid-afternoon.”
4. “Getting up at the same time is really important, and no naps during the day. If you do that, your lack of sleep will help you sleep the next night. If not, you can get off cycle and really messed up.”
5. “Close your eyes. Now stay exactly still for about 10 minutes. No movements at all. Don’t even move your eyeballs. In a situation like this, your mind starts to send signals to your body to check if it’s awake. You’ll get an occasional itch, or just a strong desire to move. Don’t. You’ll automatically fall asleep before the 10 minutes are over. It takes a bit of self-control, but is a sure way of falling asleep.”  

Source:  SUCCESS Magazine

Great news for Type 2 diabetes control!

Informed 5 days ago

If you’re one of the millions of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, you know how frustrating and scary it can be.

“What can I eat?” you ask. “How can I help prevent the dire consequences of diabetes?” “What’s the most promising way to put diabetes into remission?”

“How can I enjoy some of my favorite foods and lose weight?” “What are the simplest ways to keep my blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure under control?”

Now, the experts at Harvard Medical School have the answers you’ve been looking for in a brand-new online course called Healthy Eating for Type 2 Diabetes.

Thanks to all the luscious recipes, engaging videos, helpful charts and easy-to-use meal-planning tools in the Harvard Online Course, it’s never been easier to put into action the latest research-backed advice to help control diabetes.

Take the Online Course for a spin and learn more about how Harvard Medical School experts can help you live well with — and possibly REVERSE Type 2 diabetes.  

Source:  Harvard university

የያዘዎት ጉንፋን ወይስ ኮቪድ-19 መሆኑን እንዴት መለየት ይችላሉ?

Informed 5 days ago

Informer:  BBC News Amharic
ኢንፍሉዌንዛ፣ ጉንፋን እና ኮቪድ-19 መነሻቸው የተለያዩ ቫይረሶች ቢሆኑም፤ ምልክታቸው ተመሳሳይ ነው። አንዳቸውን ከሌላቸው ለመለየትም ያስቸግራል።
የያዘዎት ጉንፋን ወይስ ኮቪድ-19 መሆኑን እንዴት መለየት ይችላሉ?  


Status update on covid19 Ethiopia

Informed 5 days ago

በለፉት 24 ሰዓታት ውስጥ በተደረገ 7,679 የላቦራቶሪ ናሙና ምርመራ 527 ሰዎች በኮሮና ቫይረስ መያዛቸው ተረጋግጧል። በአጠቃላይ እስካሁን በቫይረሱ የተያዙ ሰዎች ቁጥር 72,700 ደርሷል። በሌላ በኩል 166 ሰዎች ከበሽታው ያገገሙ ስሆን በአጠቃላይ እስካሁን ድረስ 30,029 ሰዎች ከበሽታው አገግመዋል።  


የያዘዎት ጉንፋን ወይስ ኮሮናቫይረስ መሆኑን እንዴት መለየት ይችላሉ?

Informed 5 days ago

Informer:  BBC News Amharic
ኢንፍሉዌንዛ፣ ጉንፋን እና ኮቪድ-19 መነሻቸው የተለያዩ ቫይረሶች ቢሆኑም፤ ምልክታቸው ተቀራራቢ ነው። አንዳቸውን ከሌላቸው ለመለየትም ያስቸግራል።
ታዲያ የያዘዎት ጉንፋን ወይስ ኮቪድ-19 መሆኑን እንዴት መለየት ይችላሉ?  


የእንቁላል ማመንጫ (ovary)

Informed 5 days ago

አንዲት ሴት ሁለት የእንቁላል ማመንጫዎች ይኖሩዋታል። በእናትዋ ማህጸን እያለች በ5 ወር እድሜዋ ከ6 - 7 ሚሊዮን የሚደርሱ እንቁላሎች ሲኖሩዋት በተፈጥሯዊ ሂደት በመቀነስ ስትወለድ 2 ሚሊዮን ይደርሳሉ።
ለአቅመ ሄዋን ስትድርስ ቁጥራቸው ወደ 300‚000 ይቀንሳል። ከነዚህም ውስጥ 400-500 የሚሆኑት እድል ገጥሞአቸው በስለው ልጅ ለመሆን ይለቀቃሉ።
ከአርባ ዓመት በኋላ የእንቁላሎቹ ቁጥር በከፍተኛ ሁኔታ ይቀንሳል። በአማካኝ 51 ዓመት ላይ ወይም የእንቁላሎቹ ቁጥር ከ1000 ሲያንስ ማረጥ(menopause) ይጀምራል። እዚህ ላይ የሴት ወግ አበቃ ማለት ነው።
ልጅ ለመውለድ ጥሩ ነው የሚባልበት ግዜ ከ20-30 ያለው የእድሜ ክልል ሲሆን ከዚህ ውስጥ ደግሞ ምርጥ እንቁላሎች አሉበት የሚባለው እድሜ 24 ዓመት ነው።
(በዶ/ር ቤቴል ደረጀ- የማህጸን እና የጽንስ ስፔሺያሊስት)  


Aksum University produces COVID-19 protective equipments to medical staff and the general public

Informed 5 days ago

Informer:  Aksum University
The prototypes of the protective equipments are designed by multidisciplinary experts of the university. Given that COVID-19 is a widespread global pandemic that challenged the socio-economic and political status of the world, Aksum University Experts designed Coronavirus prevention surgical and fabric masks and gears, automatic electronic sensor hand washing machines, foot press hand washing and Coronavirus information management applications.
Aksum University allocates budget for mass production of the technologies that render Coronavirus prevention and control.
Further production steps are in implementation in collaboration with garment and textile industries.  


የመስቀል በአልን አስመልክቶ ከጤና ሚኒስቴር የተላለፈ መልዕክት

Informed 5 days ago

የተከበራችሁ የክርስትና እምነት ተከታዮች እንኳን ለመስቀል በዓል አደረሳችሁ እያልን በዓሉ የሠላም፣ የጤናና የእድገት እንዲሆንላችሁ እንመኛለን፡፡
እንደሚታወቀዉ በዓሉ ሕዝብ በመሰባሰብ በጋራ ደምቆ የሚከበር፣ ማህበራዊ ትሥሥሩና ግንኙነቶች የሚጠናከርበት ታላቅ በዓል ከመሆኑ በተጨማሪ በአለም አቀፋዊ ቅርስነትም የተመዘገበ መሆኑ የበዓሉን ታላቅነት ያመላክታል፡፡
ይህ በየዓመቱ ደምቀው የሚከበረው በዓል ዘንድሮ በአለም አቀፍና በሃገራችንም እየተሠራጨ ባለው የኮቪድ-19 ወረርሽኝ ምክንያት የሕዝብ ቁጥር በከፍተኛ መልኩ በቀነሰ መልኩ እንዲከበር አድርጎታል፡፡
እንደሚታወቀው አሁንም ይህ በሽታ ስርጭቱ እየጨመረ መጥቷል፡፡ ለመረጃ ያህልም እስካሁን በአጠቃላይ 1,241,872 ሰዎች የላቦራቶሪ ምርመራ ተደርጎላቸው 72,173 ሰዎች የኮቪድ ቫይረስ የተገኘባቸው ሲሆን 273 ጽኑ ህመም ላይ ናቸዉ፣ 1,155 ሰዎች ህይወታቸው ማለፉ ተረጋግጧል፡፡ ለዚህ በሽታ መስፋፋት ደግሞ በዋነኛነት ሕብረተሰባችን በባለሙያዎች የሚሰጠውን የመከላከል እርምጃዎች በቸልተኝነትና በመዘናጋት በአግባቡ ባለመፈፀሙ ነው፡፡
የበሽታው ስርጭት በከፍተኛ ቁጥር በሚደረጉ መሰባሰቦች የመሰራጨት እድሉ የሰፋ ነው፡፡ በመሆኑም በዚህ ወቅት በአደባባይም ሆነ በሰፈር የሚከበረው የደመራ በዓል የኮቪድ ወረርሽኝን ከመከላከል ትኩረት ጋር እንዲፈፀም የጤና ሚኒስቴር አበክሮ ያሳስባል፡፡
በበዓሉ ላይ የሚገኙ ሰዎች በተቻለ መጠን ርቀታቸውን በመጠበቅ ከመነካካት በመቆጠብ ደጋግመው በሳኒታይዘር እጃቸውን በማጽዳትና በምንም አይነት የአፍና የአፍንጫ መሸፈኛ ጭንብላቸውን ሳያወልቁ በዓሉን በሰላም አክብረው በሰላም ወደየቤታቸው እንዲመለሱ እንጠይቃለን፡፡
በጤንነትና በህይወት ካለን በየዓመቱ ብዙ በዓሎችን እናከብራለን በሚል መርህ ሕብረተሰቡ እንዲንቀሳቀስ እያስታወስን በዓሉ የደስታ፣የሰላምና የጤና እንዲሆን እንመኛለን፡፡
ጤና ሚኒስቴር  


በኢትዮጵያ በኮሮና ቫይረስ ከተያዙት ውስጥ 1432 የሚሆኑት ከ0 እስከ 14 ዓመት ያሉ ሕፃናት ናቸው ተባለ

Informed 2 weeks ago

በኢትዮጵያ በአሁን ሰዓት 64‚301 ያህል ሰዎች በኮሮና ቫይረስ የተያዙ ሲሆን ከእነዚህም ወስጥ 644 የሚሆኑት ከ 0 እስከ 4 አመት ያሉ ሕፃናት ሲሆኑ 788 ያህሉ ደግሞ ከ 5 እስከ 14 አመት ያሉ ሕፃናት ልጆች ናቸው ሲል የኢትዮጵያ ህብረተሰብ ጤና ኢንስቲቲዩት አስታወቀ፡፡

ህፃናት ልጆች በሽታን የመከላከል አቅማቸውን ለማጎልበት ቤተሰቦች አቅማቸው በሚችለው መጠን ለልጆቻቸው የተመጣጠነ ምግብ ቢመግቡ ተመራጭ ነው፡፡ በሌላ መልኩ ተጎዳኝ ህመም ላለባቸው ልጆች ልዩ እንክብካቤ ማድረግ ይገባቸዋል ፡፡  


What is loneliness and how does it affect health?

Informed 2 weeks ago

Loneliness is a subjective mental state of feeling disconnected from others. It is different from social isolation — you can be lonely even when surrounded by people you care about. Loneliness can be triggered by memories of losing someone, by feeling misunderstood by others, through having emotionally unsatisfying relationships, or by having less access to relationships due to changing life circumstances. According to studies, loneliness is one of the greatest health concerns people face: it is equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes daily, it appears to be worse for your health than obesity, and it may increase your risk of death by 29%.  

Source:  Harvard University

Scientists in Nigeria, Sierra Leone and US Have Developed a $1 Test for Ebola and Lassa Virus

Informed 2 weeks ago

A group of scientists from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and the US have developed a point-of-care test (done at the time and place of care) for both the Lassa virus and Ebola virus that is accurate, fast, and cheap. The new test was reported to have reduced the cost of testing to less than $1 per sample. The test can be done quickly in any environment, as it requires minimal equipment that can be powered with solar or a small generator. The test is based on SHERLOCK a new diagnostic that uses CRISPR technology to detect genetic fingerprints that indicate the presence of pathogens in a sample.  

Source:  Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and Quartz

Community and Close Contact Exposures Associated with COVID-19 Among Symptomatic Adults ≥18 Years in 11 Outpatient Health Care Facilities — United States, July 2020

Informed 2 weeks ago

Findings from a case-control investigation of symptomatic outpatients from 11 U.S. health care facilities found that close contact with persons with known COVID-19 or going to locations that offer on-site eating and drinking options were associated with COVID-19 positivity. Adults with positive SARS-CoV-2 test results were approximately twice as likely to have reported dining at a restaurant than were those with negative SARS-CoV-2 test results.  

Source:  Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and MMWR

A COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Only 50% Effective. Is That Good Enough?

Informed 2 weeks ago

As we get closer to a COVID-19 vaccine, it's exciting to imagine a day when the virus is gone. But a vaccine will not be a magic bullet. In fact, it may be only about 50% effective. Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief of the National Institute of Health and Infectious Disease, has tried to set realistic expectations when discussing the importance of a vaccine. "We don't know yet what the efficacy might be. We don't know if it will be 50% or 60%," Fauci said during a Brown University event in August. "I'd like it to be 75% or more," Fauci said, but he acknowledged that may not be realistic. The Food and Drug Administration has said that once a vaccine is shown to be safe and at least 50% effective, it could be approved for use in the U.S.  

Source:  Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security NPR

‘A WORLD IN DISORDER’

Informed 2 weeks ago

COVID-19 has taken advantage of a world in disorder, causing catastrophic health, social, and economic consequences and irreparable harm to humanity. The virus has killed close to a million people and many more may die as a result of its impact on health systems, food supplies, and the economy. The financial cost will be in the trillions.

This will not be the last global health emergency. The world simply cannot afford to be unprepared again, warns the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) in its second report ‘A World in Disorder’, released today.  

Source:  world health organization

What the latest cholesterol guidelines mean for you—and your heart

Informed 3 weeks ago

17 heart-healthy strategies to lower your cholesterol effectively and safely!
“Take-charge”
techniques that are transforming cholesterol control and giving you renewed protection from a heart attack or stroke.

If you’ve ever fought high, or even elevated, cholesterol, please send for this new report from Harvard Medical School today. It will show you how you can reduce harmful cholesterol — up to 50%—and do it with confidence and success!  

Source:  Harvard University

Interactive tool helps improve mind and memory

Informed 3 weeks ago

Harvard neuroscientists show how to strengthen your cognitive fitness and enjoy a
BETTER Memory... BETTER Concentration... BETTER Problem-Solving Ability... and protection from the ravages of dementia.

Train Your Brain
to be sharper, clearer, and healthier in 6 simple steps!
Cognitive Fitness interactive tool shows you how
 

Source:  Harvard University

በኢትዮጵያ የኮቪድ 19 መመርመሪያ የሚያመርት ፋብሪካ ተመረቀ

Informed 3 weeks ago

ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዓቢይ አህመድ በኢትዮጵያ የኮቪድ 19 መመርመሪያ መሳሪያ የሚያመርት ፋብሪካ ዛሬ መረቁ፡፡
ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዓቢይ መርቀው የከፈቱት "ቢ ጂ አይ ሄልዝ ኢትዮጵያ" ኩባንያ የተነባውን ፋብሪካ ነው፡፡
ኩባንያው በበርካታ አገራት የመድኃኒት ማምረቻ ፋብሪካዎች ያሉትና ዓለም አቀፍ እውቅና የተላበሰ መሆኑ በምረቃው ላይ ተጠቅሷል፡፡
በቦሌ ለሚ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክ ውስጥ የተገነባው ፋብሪካ በዓመት 10 ሚሊዮን የመመርመሪያ መሳሪያዎች ያመርታል ተብሏል፡፡
መሳሪያዎቹንም ለአገር ውስጥና ለውጭ ገበያ እንደሚያቀርብ ተገልጿል፡፡
ፋብሪካው የኮቪድ ወረርሽኝ ሲያበቃ የወባና ቲቢ መመርመሪያ መሳሪያዎችን ለማምረት መገንባቱም ተነግሯል፡፡
ፋብሪካው በቻይናውያን ባለሃብቶችና በኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት ትብብር መገንባቱም ተገልጿል፡፡  

Source:  Ethiopian Press Agency

Improve Your Balance and Flexibility, Strengthen Your Core, Ease Pain, and Stay Independent with 6 Core Simple Workouts!

Informed 3 weeks ago

Mention core exercises and most people think of moves that help you carve out washboard abs. Although core exercises can get you that flat belly, there are more important reasons to work your core muscles. For example, did you know that a weak core can actually make it harder to move your arms and legs and can drain power from the many moves you make?

On the other hand, a strong, well-toned core can help with everything from improving your balance to relieving pain to helping you maintain your independence. That’s why Harvard health experts created Core Exercises.  

Source:  Harvard University

The Known and Unknown of Stroke Infographic

Informed 3 weeks ago

The Known and Unknown of Stroke
Each
year 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke.
Stroke is an interruption of blood flow to the brain. Without oxygen-rich blood, brain cells die.  

Source:  American Stroke Association

A Patient Guide to Understanding Strokes of Unknown Cause

Informed 3 weeks ago

Having a stroke of unknown cause, or cryptogenic stroke, may be frustrating and overwhelming. In this guide, we will provide you with information and resources that can help you and your loved ones find answers around cryptogenic stroke. With a proper diagnostic work-up and collaboration with your physician, you can take part in finding the cause of your stroke and help prevent another one from occurring.  

Source:  American Stroke Association

I Will Prevent Another Stroke

Informed 3 weeks ago

If you or a loved one experienced a stroke with no known cause (cryptogenic stroke), it’s very important for you to join forces with your healthcare team and dig deeper for a diagnosis. Why? Because 1 in 4 stroke survivors will have another.
Finding the underlying cause of your first stroke means you and your doctors can develop the best plan to help prevent another stroke from occurring.  

Source:  American Stroke Association

FAO/OIE/WHO Tripartite Statement on the Pandemic Risk of Swine Influenza

Informed 3 weeks ago

A recent A recent report on the circulation of A(H1N1) subtype influenza viruses in the swine population in China with evidence of zoonotic potential has alerted the world to the pandemic risk associated with swine influenza viruses. This particular genetic clade (1C.2.3) of swine influenza A (H1N1) viruses had previously been reported by the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, China in 2016, and from 2016-2018 remained the most commonly detected genotype of influenza viruses in surveillance undertaken in swine populations in China. “Although there is limited data assessing human infections and circulation of these viruses in pigs, awareness and vigilance is strongly advised for a number of reasons” says Keith Sumption, Chief Veterinary Officer of the FAO. “The viruses analysed in the recent report from China show characteristics associated with increased ability for zoonotic transmission – the potential ability to infect humans. The viruses have some genetic markers to suggest human infection is possible; they can replicate in human airway cells, and viruses can be spread via respiratory droplets passed between ferrets.”  

Source:  Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and OIE

How the Coronavirus Attacks the Brain

Informed 3 weeks ago

The coronavirus targets the lungs foremost, but also the kidneys, liver and blood vessels. Still, about half of patients report neurological symptoms, including headaches, confusion and delirium, suggesting the virus may also attack the brain. A new study offers the first clear evidence that, in some people, the coronavirus invades brain cells, hijacking them to make copies of itself. The virus also seems to suck up all of the oxygen nearby, starving neighboring cells to death.  

Source:  Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and New York Times

COVID-19 Updates

Informed 3 weeks ago

በለፉት 24 ሰዓታት ውስጥ በተደረገ 12,164 የላቦራቶሪ ናሙና ምርመራ 789 ሰዎች በኮሮና ቫይረስ መያዛቸው ተረጋግጧል። በአጠቃላይ እስካሁን በቫይረሱ የተያዙ ሰዎች ቁጥር 63,367 ደርሷል። በሌላ በኩል 384 ሰዎች ከበሽታው ያገገሙ ስሆን በአጠቃላይ እስካሁን ድረስ 24,024 ሰዎች ከበሽታው አገግመዋል።  


5 of the best exercises you can ever do

Informed 3 weeks ago

1. Swimming
2.
Tai chi: This Chinese martial art that combines movement and relaxation is good for both body and mind. In fact, it's been called "meditation in motion.
3. Strength training
4. Walking
5. Kegel exercises:- These exercises won't help you look better, but they do something just as important — strengthen the pelvic floor muscles that support the bladder. Strong pelvic floor muscles can go a long way toward preventing incontinence. While many women are familiar with Kegels, these exercises can benefit men too.

To do a Kegel exercise correctly, squeeze the muscles you would use to prevent yourself from passing urine or gas. Hold the contraction for two or three seconds, then release. Make sure to completely relax your pelvic floor muscles after the contraction. Repeat 10 times. Try to do four to five sets a day.  

Source:  Harvard University

VACCINE TRIAL SAFETY PAUSE

Informed 3 weeks ago

The Phase 3 clinical trial for AstraZeneca’s candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine (developed in collaboration with Oxford University) has been paused following the identification of a serious adverse event in one of the participants. Neither AstraZeneca nor Oxford University have yet disclosed details of the adverse event, which reportedly occurred in the UK; however, The New York Times reports that the patient developed transverse myelitis. It has not yet been determined whether the condition was associated with the vaccine. An earlier clinical trial for the AstraZeneca vaccine was also paused following the diagnosis of transverse myelitis in a participant, but the trial resumed after a safety review determined that the condition was not related to the vaccine.  

Source:  Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

COVID-19 Updates

Informed 3 weeks ago

India’s epidemic continues to accelerate and set new records for daily incidence. India surpassed Brazil as #2 globally in terms of cumulative COVID-19 incidence. The “second waves” in France and Spain are now bigger than the first waves. After more than 3 months of consistent decline, Russia’s daily incidence has increased steadily since late August. Israel and Bahrain are the only 2 countries reporting more than 250 daily cases per million population. Brazil and Colombia fell out of the top 10 in terms of per capita daily incidence, and they were replaced by Kuwait and Montenegro. Several countries in the top 10 per capita daily incidence have exhibited major surges over the past week or so. Notably, Bahrain’s daily incidence increased by more than 60% since August 31, Israel’s increased by nearly 80%, and Montenegro’s more than doubled. While not in the top 10, the UK is also exhibiting a concerning increase in daily incidence, more than doubling since August 22—now up to 2,032 new cases per day  

Source:  Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

COVID-19 Updates, Per Capita Daily Incidence

Informed 3 weeks ago

Per Capita Daily Incidence (change in average incidence; change in rank, if applicable)

1. Bahrain: 345 daily cases per million population (+132; ↑ 2)
2. Israel: 321 (+142; ↑ 4)
3. Argentina: 222 (+18; ↑ 1)
4. Montenegro: 218 (+116; new)
5. Costa Rica: 216 (+51; ↑ 4)
6. Maldives: 195 (-40; ↓ 5)
7. Spain: 194 (+31; ↑ 3)
8. Kuwait: 182 (+45; new)
9. Peru: 169 (-60; ↓ 7)
10. Panama: 161 (-10; ↓ 2)
*Spain’s average daily incidence is not reported for today; these values correspond to the previous day’s averages.  

Source:  Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

COVID-19 Updates

Informed 3 weeks ago

Total Daily Incidence (change in average incidence; change in rank, if applicable)

1. India: 85,801 new cases per day (+20,275)
2. USA: 36,020 (-6,059)
3. Brazil: 30,163 (-6,484)
4. Argentina: 10,039 (+834; ↑ 1)
5. Spain: 9,077* (+1,472; ↑ 1)
6. Colombia: 7,921 (-1,621; ↓ 2)
7. France: 7,074 (+2,068; ↑ 2)
8. Peru: 5,580 (-1,969; ↓ 1)
9. Mexico: 5,261 (+164; ↓ 1)
10. Russia: 5,106 (+309)  

Source:  Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

WHO calls for global action on sepsis - cause of 1 in 5 deaths worldwide

Informed 3 weeks ago

WHO's first global report on sepsis finds that the effort to tackle millions of deaths and disabilities due to sepsis is hampered by serious gaps in knowledge, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. According to recent studies, sepsis kills 11 million people each year, many of them children. It disables millions more.

The term sepsis generally refers to the source of infection, but is sometimes also used to refer to the condition of septicemia.
Septicemia, condition of the blood, characterized by increasingly high levels of bacteria in the circulatory system, with resulting infection of tissues and organs
 

Source:  world health organization

More than 3 billion people protected from harmful trans fat in their food

Informed 3 weeks ago

Two years into the WHO's ambitious effort to eliminate industrially produced trans fats from the global food supply, 58 countries so far have introduced laws that will protect 3.2 billion people from the harmful substance by the end of 2021. But more than 100 countries still need to take actions to remove these harmful substances from their food supplies.  

Source:  world health organization

COVID-19 could reverse decades of progress toward eliminating preventable child deaths

Informed 3 weeks ago

With the number of under-5 deaths at an all-time low of 5.2 million in 2019, disruptions in child and maternal health services due to the pandemic are putting millions of additional lives at stake.  

Source:  world health organization

How our body's immune system reacts to COVID-19

Informed 3 weeks ago

In this episode of Science in 5, Dr Maria Van Kerkhove explains how the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects the body and how our body’s immune system reacts.  

Source:  world health organization

The race for a COVID-19 vaccine

Informed 3 weeks ago

Immunization currently prevents 2-3 million deaths every year. There are now vaccines to prevent more than 20 life-threatening diseases, and work is ongoing at unprecedented speed to also make COVID-19 a vaccine-preventable disease.  

Source:  world health organization

በመንግስት ሆስፒታሎች የኩላሊት እጥበት ህከምና ለሚከታታሉ ዜጎች ወጪያቸው በመንግስት ይሸፈናል

Informed 3 weeks ago

በ2013 ዓ.ም መንግስት ሆስፒታሎች የኩላሊት እጥበት ህክምና ለሚከታታሉ ዜጎች አመቱን ሙሉ የህክምና ወጪያቸው በመንግስት የሚሸፈን መሆኑን የአዲስ አበባ ከተማ አስተዳደር ምክትል ከንቲባ አዳነች አቤቤ ገለጹ።
ምክትል ከንቲባዋ የምስጋና ቀንን ምክንያት በማድረግ የዘውዲቱ ሆስፒታል ለይቶ ማቆያን ጎብኝተዋል።
በመንግስት ሆስፒታሎች የኩላሊት እጥበት ህክምና ለሚከታታሉ ዜጎች አመቱን ሙሉ የህክምና ወጪያቸው በመንግስት የሚሸፈን መሆኑን የአዲስ አበባ ከተማ አስተዳደር ምክትል ከንቲባዋ ገልጸዋል።
ህሙማኑ በሳምንት ሶስት ጊዜ የኩላሊት እጥበት በማድረግ ለከፍተኛ ወጭ እየተዳረጉ መሆኑ ይታወቃል።
መንግስት ችግሩን ተረድቶ ከ12 ሚሊዮን ብር በላይ ወጪ የሚያደርግ መሆኑን ወይዘሮ አዳነች ገልጸዋል።
በአሁኑ ወቅት በሶስት የመንግስት ሆስፒታሎች ማለትም በሚኒሊክ፣ ዘውዲቱና ጳውሎስ ሆስፒታሎች የኩላሊት እጥበት አገልግሎት እየተሰጠ መሆኑ ይታወቃል።  


Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial paused after unexplained illness, says AstraZeneca

Informed 3 weeks ago

Late-stage studies of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine candidate are on temporary hold while the company investigates whether a recipient's "potentially unexplained" illness is a side effect of the shot. In a statement issued on Tuesday evening, the company said its "standard review process triggered a pause to vaccination to allow review of safety data".

AstraZeneca didn't reveal any information about the possible side effect except to call it "a potentially unexplained illness.  

Source:  The economic times

As COVID-19 devastates already fragile health systems, over 6,000 additional children under five could die a day, without urgent action

Informed 3 weeks ago

In May, initial modelling by Johns Hopkins University showed that almost 6,000 additional children could die per day due to disruptions due to COVID-19.  

Source:  world health organization and UNICEF

ለኮቪድ 19 ድንገተኛ ሁኔታ ዝግጅት የሚዉል ድጋፍ ለማሰባሰብ የቀረበውን ሀገራዊ ጥሪ ተከትሎ የተለያዩ ድርጅቶች ለብሔራዊ የድጋፍ አሰባሳቢ ኮሚቴ የቁስ እና የገንዘብ ድጋፍ ማድረጉን ቀጥለዋል።

Informed 3 weeks ago

Informer:  Ministry of Peace
ለኮቪድ 19 ድንገተኛ ሁኔታ ዝግጅት የሚዉል ድጋፍ ለማሰባሰብ የቀረበውን ሀገራዊ ጥሪ ተከትሎ የተለያዩ ድርጅቶች ለብሔራዊ የድጋፍ አሰባሳቢ ኮሚቴ የቁስ እና የገንዘብ ድጋፍ ማድረጉን ቀጥለዋል።

ድጋፎቹ የሚከተሉት ናቸው፦
የየሺ ግሩፕ እህት ኩባንያ የሆነው ጥላ የምግብ አምራች ድርጅት አንድ አንቡላንስ ድጋፍ አድርጓል
ፕሪሚየም ኢቬንት የተባለ ድርጅት በአይነቱ ለየት ያለ የኮሮና ወረርሽኝን ለመከላከል የሚውል በሰዓት 3000 ሰዎችን ሙቀት የሚለካና ፀረ ተህዋሲን የሚረጭ ማሽን ድጋፍ አድርጓል።
የአፍሪካ ኢኮኖሚ ኮሚሽን ስለ ኮሮና ወረርሽኝ ምንነት ግንዛቤ የሚያስጨብጡ በአራት ቋንቋዎች የተዘጋጁ 15ሺህ ፖስተሮችን ድጋፍ አድርጓል።
የሰላም ሚኒስቴር በዚህ አስቸጋራ ወቅት ማህበራዊ ሀላፊነታቸዉን በመወጣት ከኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ጎን ለሆኑ ድርጅቶች በብሔራዊ የድጋፍ አሰባሰብ ኮሚቴ ስም የላቀ ምስጋናውን ያቀርባል።  


Levels and Trends in Child Mortality, 2020 Report

Informed 3 weeks ago

The number of global under-five deaths dropped to its lowest point on record in 2019 – down to 5.2 million from 12.5 million in 1990, according to new mortality estimates released by UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the World Bank Group.  

Source:  world health organization

Your complete prostate health guide

Informed 3 weeks ago

Most men are almost certain to face a prostate disease. It could be the pain of prostatitis, the discomfort of BPH, or the life-altering implications of prostate cancer.

The 2020 Annual Report on Prostate Diseases arms you with the information you need to make the best choices for your condition, your comfort, your expectations, and your priorities.

The answers you need — from testing to treatment — in one book!

Decisions don’t get much more personal than the ones you’re asked to make when you’re diagnosed with a prostate disease. This Annual is written to give direction to those very personal decisions. It is empowering reading. It will give you the input you need for the outcome you want. Don’t wait. Send for your copy of the 2020 Annual Report on Prostate Diseases today!  

Source:  Harvard University

ደቡብ ሱዳን በኢትዮጵያ የኮሮናቫይረስ መጨመር እንዳሳሰባት ገለፀች

Informed 3 weeks ago

Informer:  BBC Amharic
በኢትዮጵያ በኮሮናቫይረስ የሚያዙ ሰዎች ቁጥር በከፍተኛ ሁኔታ መጨመሩ ደቡብ ሱዳን እንዳሳሰባት ገልፃለች።
መጋቢት ወር ወረርሽኙ ከተከሰተበት ጀምሮ በቫይረሱ የሚያዙ ሰዎች ቁጥር እየጨመረ በመጣባት ኢትዮጵያ በባለፉት ሳምንታት በከፍተኛ ሁኔታ መጨመሩን የአለም አቀፉ ጤና ድርጅት አስታውቋል።
የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ በየቀኑ ከአዲስ አበባ ወደ ደቡብ ሱዳኗ መዲና ጁባ በረራ የሚያደርግ ሲሆን ይሄም ሁኔታ አስጊ ነው በማለት የጤና ባለስልጣናቱ ተናግረዋል።  


Fight cognitive decline with this guide from Harvard Medical School

Informed 3 weeks ago

Do you sometimes have trouble remembering the name of your favorite movie? Or dinner plans with your spouse? Are you noticing that you’re having more difficulty finding your words? If so, it could be the result of normal aging — or it could be a condition called mild cognitive impairment (MCI). You owe it to yourself and your family to get the facts about MCI and learn what you can do to keep your brain healthy.

Fortunately, learning about MCI is now a lot easier thanks to Understanding Mild Cognitive Impairment, a guide from the experts at Harvard Medical School. This information-packed resource tells you everything you need to know about MCI, including:

1. How you can reverse MCI
2. Steps you can take to protect yourself from MCI
3. How MCI is treated
4. Everything you need to know about MCI

If you or a loved one are facing MCI — or worried you might someday — it’s essential that you get informed. Order Understanding Mild Cognitive Impairment now and discover how you can help safeguard your brain health for years to come.  

Source:  Harvard University

Weekly Epidemiological updates - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Informed 3 weeks ago

World health organization has moved to a weekly situation report format for COVID-19.  

Source:  world health organization

How to report misinformation online

Informed 3 weeks ago

In the context of the strategic partnership with the Government of the United Kingdom, WHO has joined forces with its communications teams to raise awareness of misinformation around COVID-19 and encourage individuals to report false or misleading content online.  

Source:  world health organization

WHO Health Alert on WhatsApp now in more languages

Informed 3 weeks ago

WHO’s COVID-19 Health Alert on WhatsApp is now available in 18 languages. The service can be accessed by a link that opens a conversation on WhatsApp. Users can simply type “hi”, "hola", "oi", “salut”, "ciao" “sveiki” “sannu" or any other of the 18 greetings to activate the conversation, prompting a menu of options that can help answer their questions about COVID-19.  

Source:  world health organization

COVID-19 facts on Free Basics

Informed 3 weeks ago

WHO recently partnered with Facebook and Praekelt.Org to provide COVID-19 information in Free Basics and Discover, in a mobile-friendly format. Through this collaboration, some of the world’s most vulnerable people will be able to access lifesaving health information without data charges on participating operators in more than 50 countries. The product is currently available in English, French and Spanish, with Arabic and other languages coming soon.  

Source:  world health organization

ክትባት በሽታ የመከላከል አቅምን ከፍ ያደርጋል ተባለ

Informed 3 weeks ago

Informer:  BBC Amharic
የሩሲያ ሳይንቲስቶች ለኮሮረናቫይረስ በተሰራው ክትባት ዙሪያ የመጀመሪያ ሪፖርታቸውን አቅርበዋል።
በክትባቱ
ላይ የተደረጉ ምርምሮችን መሠረት በማደረግ ክትባቱ የሰዎችን የበሽታ የመከላከል አቅምን ከፍ እንደሚያደርግ ደርሰንበታል ብለዋል ተመራማሪዎቹ።
ሪፖርቱ ዘ ላንሴት በተሰኘው ሜዲካል ጆርናል ላይ ነው የወጣው።
በሪፖርቱ ላይም ሁሉም የጥናቱ ተሳታፊዎች ክትባቱ ከተሰጣቸው በኋላ ቫይረሱን ለመዋጋት የሚያስችላቸው አንቲቦዲ ማዳበራቸውን እና የከፋ የጎንዮሽ ጉዳት እንዳልታየባቸው ተገልጿል።  


Russian coronavirus vaccine produces immune response in early trials

Informed 3 weeks ago

A coronavirus vaccine candidate developed in Russia prompted an immune response and didn't cause serious adverse reactions in early trials, according to new data.

This data was released weeks after Russia announced that it had approved its vaccine for the general population (but had actually only approved it for a small group of people), Live Science reported, drawing criticism from public health experts who said there was not enough data to prove the vaccine was safe and effective.  

Source:  Livescience

Overcoming Addiction reveals 30 proven strategies for conquering addiction and sustaining recovery!

Informed 3 weeks ago

Addiction can test the strongest family. It can cost friendships. It can strain patience. It can drain finances. It can bring irretrievable loss.

But freedom from addiction is possible. New approaches are providing motivation, easing withdrawal, and renewing purpose. Overcoming Addiction shares those strategies that can end a dependency and restore well-being.

Please, don't wait! Order your copy of Overcoming Addiction now!  

Source:  Harvard University

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