Childhood immunization levels stalled in 2023

That’s according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) snapshot of trends for vaccinations against 14 diseases – all of which underlines the need for ongoing catch-up, recovery and system-strengthening efforts. “The latest trends demonstrate that many countries continue to miss far too many children,” said UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell. […]

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Ultra-Orthodox communities are refusing to vaccinate children

Israeli epidemiologists and other public health experts are wringing their hands in fury and disappointment over more-extreme ultra-Orthodox (haredi) and even some secular women who are refusing to vaccinate their toddlers or get vaccinated during pregnancy against potentially deadly pediatric diseases. Two Jerusalem infants have died in recent weeks from whooping cough (Bordetella pertussis […]

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How Much Collagen Should I Take? Types, Dosage and More

Collagen supplements, often hailed as a quality skin and fitness support, are gaining traction. This key component is essential for skin, bones, and joints—and supplementation can support these areas. But let’s break it down: what are collagen supplements, how do they function, and what’s the ideal dosage? How much collagen to take isn’t a one-size-fits-all […]

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Mosquitos wreak havoc in Israel with Dengue fever, West Nile virus

Israel has received its first warning of the deadly dengue fever approaching the region from the Far East and South America, now that the Health Ministry has announced 7 cases of infection with the deadly dengue fever virus in Sharm el-Sheikh in the last month. An expert explained to Maariv that a mosquito subspecies that […]

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How Long Does It Take for Semaglutide To Suppress Appetite?

If you were wondering “How long does it take for semaglutide to suppress appetite?” know that semaglutide prescriptions, known as the brand Ozempic, start working within a few days and are often noticeable in the first week. The full effect on appetite suppression typically occurs in 2 to 3 months.  In this article, we will […]

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WHO prequalifies first self-test kit for Hepatitis C virus

The OraQuick HCV self-test “can provide a critical support in expanding access to testing and diagnosis,” WHO said in a press release.  The kit is manufactured by OraSure Technologies and is an extension of the OraQuick® HCV Rapid Antibody Test which was initially prequalified by WHO in 2017 for professional use. Prequalification by the UN’s health agency helps to ensure that medicines supplied by international […]

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Army service takes toll on military women, female relatives of soldiers

Women in the military and female family members of soldiers are more likely to suffer from chronic pain, according to a recent study from Friday. The peer-reviewed study, conducted by the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and published in the journal JAMA Network, concluded that chronic pain appears to be prevalent for military women over the […]

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Israel plagued by diarrhea-causing bacteria sourced from meat

The Campylobacter bacterium had been spreading in Israel for several years, but there was a sharp increase in the number of infections over the past year. Data from the Health Ministry, obtained by Maariv, indicated thousands of infections in recent months, a significant increase compared to previous years. Campylobacter is one of the most common […]

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