To Keep Polio At Bay, Israel Revaccinates A Million Kids

In early August, Israel launched a mass campaign to vaccinate children against polio, including this little girl at a clinic in Rahat.

Enlarge image i In early August, Israel launched a mass campaign to vaccinate children against polio, including this little girl at a clinic in Rahat. David Buimovitch/AFP/Getty Images In early August, Israel launched a mass campaign to vaccinate children against polio, including this little girl at a clinic in Rahat. David Buimovitch/AFP/Getty Images Israel is […]

Pesticide Found in Meals That Killed Indian Children, Official Says

The children fell ill, vomiting and convulsing with stomach cramps, within minutes of eating a meal of rice and potato curry in their one-room school in Bihar State on Tuesday. The deaths set off protests in Bihar. The meal was part of India‚Äôs school lunch program, which covers 120 million children and aims to tackle […]

Violence against women causes "global health epidemic", says WHO report

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON | Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:33am EDT LONDON (Reuters) – More than a third of all women worldwide are victims of physical or sexual violence, posing a global health problem of epidemic proportions, a World Health Organization report said on Thursday. The vast majority of women are […]

Public health crisis in Mexico as breastfeeding rates drop, experts claim

Despite the well-known advantages to breast milk and vigorous campaigns around the world championing breast as best, Mexican mothers say the bottle is better. In a dramatic decline over the past six years, today only one in seven mothers in Mexico breast-feeds exclusively in the first six months, the standard recommended by the World Health […]

Health minister attacks dental health protection

Fluoride is an element naturally present in water, and at specific levels improves dental health. However, fluoridation of community water supplies is under attack by the new health minister, despite its success in Israel in reducing dental caries in children, with important health benefits especially to poor and middle class population groups. When economic cutbacks […]

Pakistan polio campaign suspended after attacks on health workers

Islamabad (CNN) — A campaign to eradicate polio from the northwest tribal region of Pakistan is on hold after fatal attacks on health workers vaccinating children, the Balochistan government said Tuesday. Six polio vaccination workers were killed in attacks in Pakistan since Monday, the World Health Organization and Pakistani police told CNN Tuesday. Another attack […]