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Treatment of dengue fever

Treatment of dengue fever

Treatment of dengue fever Dengue fever, also called break bone fever is caused by the dengue virus; there is no specific medicine or antibiotic regarding the treatment of dengue fever. Typically, the handling is purely concerned with relief of the symptoms. Patient should take rest and use liquid food for sufficient hydration which is important for recovery. […]

Two drink-free days a week needed, MPs’ report says

Two drink-free days a week needed, MPs’ report says

People should have at least two days a week completely clear of alcohol, a group of MPs says. It is one of the recommendations in a report by the Commons science and technology committee, which is calling for a review of all government guidelines on alcohol in the UK. It says there are “sufficient concerns” about the […]

Swine flu drug hand-out service raises concerns

Swine flu drug hand-out service raises concerns

Just 12% of patients who got anti-flu drugs using the swine flu hotline and website actually had the virus, figures obtained by the BBC suggest. More than 1.1m people collected the drugs – which can cause side effects such as nausea – after being diagnosed by the National Pandemic Flu Service. But figures obtained under […]

Pregnant women ‘must take vitamin D supplements’

Pregnant women ‘must take vitamin D supplements’

Pregnant women in the UK should be told to routinely take vitamin D supplements, researchers say. The team at University College London Institute of Child Health says official bodies currently offer conflicting advice. Writing in the British Journal of Nutrition, they say there is a “strong case” for a daily dose of vitamin D in […]

Pregnant women 'must take vitamin D supplements'

Pregnant women 'must take vitamin D supplements'

Pregnant women in the UK should be told to routinely take vitamin D supplements, researchers say. The team at University College London Institute of Child Health says official bodies currently offer conflicting advice. Writing in the British Journal of Nutrition, they say there is a “strong case” for a daily dose of vitamin D in […]

Genes predict living beyond 100

Genes predict living beyond 100

US scientists have developed a way of predicting how likely a person is to live beyond the age of 100. The breakthrough, described in the journal Science, is based on 150 genetic “signposts” found in exceptionally long-lived people. The Boston team created a mathematical model, which takes information from these signposts to work out a […]

Children

Children

Children are remarkably imaginative and resilient — but also heartbreakingly fragile and vulnerable. Mercy Corps works with communities to shelter and nurture children through innovative education, health and nutrition programs. Teaching the next generation and keeping them healthy are essential to tomorrow’s strong, vibrant societies.

Women’s Empowerment

Women’s Empowerment

Women are the foundation of every society. Yet for many women in the world’s poorest regions, life is extraordinarily difficult. Through innovative health, agricultural, business and education programs, Mercy Corps builds on the courage and resourcefulness of women to help them realize their potential and improve their families and communities.

Women's Empowerment

Women's Empowerment

Women are the foundation of every society. Yet for many women in the world’s poorest regions, life is extraordinarily difficult. Through innovative health, agricultural, business and education programs, Mercy Corps builds on the courage and resourcefulness of women to help them realize their potential and improve their families and communities.

Health

Health

Our work to build healthy communities, families and individuals is at the heart of Mercy Corps’ vision for social change. By partnering with a range of partners, from village health committees to government agencies, we help build the means to improve maternal, newborn and child health, ensure proper nutrition and combat infectious diseases.

Medical Controversy – When Does Life Begin?

Medical Controversy – When Does Life Begin?

One of the most contested questions in history is a seemingly simple one: When does life begin? Different cultures and societies have battled to answer this question, and to date no consensus has been reached. Of course, the answer to this question has profound ethical, legal, moral, and philosophical implications. As the United States debates […]

Wash Your Hands, Save a Life

Wash Your Hands, Save a Life

Health care-associated infections (HAI) occur in a variety of settings and are caused by a variety of pathogens. They occur in ambulatory, institutional, hospital, and home-based settings. Four primary categories of HAIs exist, most of which are seen in acute care settings: surgical site infections, central line-associated blood stream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and catheter-related urinary […]