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COVID-19 pandemic: countries urged to take stronger action to stop spread of harmful information
on 25th September 2020 at 7:20 pm
The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the UN, specialised agencies and partners today called on countries to develop and implement action plans to promote the timely dissemination of science-based information and prevent the spread of false information while respecting freedom of expression.
Changing the game to improve availability and affordability of quality-assured insulin and associated devices
on 25th September 2020 at 4:11 pm
There are more than 420 million people living with diabetes.
UNIATF Awards 2020
on 25th September 2020 at 3:42 pm
The United Nations Interagency Task Force on the prevention and control of Non-communicable Diseases (UNIATF) at its 11th meeting (Geneva, 8-9 November 2018) agreed further to the success of the UNIATF Awards in 2018, to run the award scheme annually to recognize those making an outstanding contribution to NCD prevention and control.
Official UN General Assembly side-event: Progress and Multisectoral Action towards achieving global targets to end TB
on 25th September 2020 at 11:18 am
Nearly 5000 people virtually joined the official UN General Assembly side-event: “Progress and Multisectoral Action towards achieving global targets to end TB” co-organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Russian Federation on 23 September. Held on the sidelines of the 75th UN General Assembly (UNGA), the event brought together a distinguished line-up of speakers spanning WHO and UN leadership, health ministers, partners and civil society.
UNGA Virtual high-level side event on mitigating the impact of COVID-19
on 25th September 2020 at 7:57 am
Stewart Simonson, Assistant Director-General, WUN, moderated a high-level event hosted by the Co-Chairs of the Group of Friends of Solidarity for Global Health Security on Protraction of the COVID-19 Crisis: Mitigating the impact and protecting future generations. The event looked at the impact of the protraction of COVID-19 on future generations, and the importance of mitigating these impacts, as well as what UN, Member States and partners are doing to address the crisis. Welcoming remarks were made by Ministers of Canada, Denmark, Republic of Korea, Republic of Sierra Leone and the State of Qatar, as Co-Chairs of the Group of Friends and Co-Hosts of the event. The event also included briefings from Ms. Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, Dr Kamran Khan, Founder and CEO of BlueDot Inc, Ms. Asa Regner, Deputy Executive Director UN-Women, and Ms. Stine Bang Larsen, Youth Delegate of Denmark.
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The future of dentistry is functional. Here’s why.
by Mark Burhenne, DDS on 13th September 2020 at 10:14 pm
One of the worst mistakes ever made in healthcare was the separation of “medicine” and “dentistry”. Fortunately, patients — and dentists — are changing this paradigm. The practice of functional dentistry, which honors the mouth-body connection and takes a root cause approach to dental health, is in high demand. As people learn the integral connection… The post The future of dentistry is functional. Here’s why. appeared first on Ask the Dentist.
Photodisinfection Is Revolutionizing Gum Disease Treatment
by Mark Burhenne, DDS on 5th September 2020 at 10:14 pm
The use of light-activated therapies in medical treatment has grown in popularity for decades. Today, a specific light-based therapy known as photodisinfection therapy offers new hope for patients with advancing gum disease (periodontitis). This specialized dental photodynamic therapy can kill inflammatory bacteria that harms gums without contributing to antibiotic resistance. So, what is photodisinfection, how… The post Photodisinfection Is Revolutionizing Gum Disease Treatment appeared first on Ask the Dentist.
Tonsil Stones: Symptoms, Causes, and How to Remove
by Mark Burhenne, DDS on 3rd September 2020 at 12:39 am
What are tonsil stones? Tonsil stones (also called tonsil calculi or tonsilloliths) are yellowish or white calcifications that develop on the tonsils. Tonsils are a type of lymph node that line the back of the throat. These stones are made of hardened, impacted biofilm that builds up in the crypts (crevices) of your tonsils. They… The post Tonsil Stones: Symptoms, Causes, and How to Remove appeared first on Ask the Dentist.
Breastfeeding & Jaw Development: How to Prevent Braces
by Mark Burhenne, DDS on 25th August 2020 at 3:47 pm
Somewhere between 25-50% of children require braces or other orthodontic treatment during childhood. But did you know that you may be able to prevent the need for orthodontics by breastfeeding? Breastfeeding is a habit most parents know is good for baby’s development — it supports a healthy immune system, may protect against obesity, among other… The post Breastfeeding & Jaw Development: How to Prevent Braces appeared first on Ask the Dentist.
Scientific Meeting » NIMH Livestream Event: Suicide Prevention Strategies
by National Institute of Mental Health on 23rd September 2020 at 4:00 am
In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, NIMH will host a livestream event on September 23, 2020, from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET, to discuss the latest in suicide prevention research, including ways to identify risk, and effective prevention strategies.
Blog Post » Addressing the Crisis of Black Youth Suicide
by Joshua Gordon on 22nd September 2020 at 4:00 am
In this message for National Suicide Prevention Month, Dr. Gordon describes NIMH’s efforts to address the rising rates of suicide in the U.S. among Black youth.
Scientific Meeting » Virtual Workshop: Genes to Biology: Integrative Systematic Approaches for Revealing Biological Functions of Psychiatric Risk Genes and Alleles
by National Institute of Mental Health on 22nd September 2020 at 4:00 am
The purpose of this workshop is to stimulate discussions among experts to identify systematic experimental approaches to gain comprehensive insights into psychiatric disease mechanisms based on human genetic findings.
Video » HIV-Related Intersectional Stigma Research Advances and Opportunities Workshop (Virtual)
by National Institute of Mental Health on 18th September 2020 at 4:00 am
On July 13, the National Institute of Mental Health held a virtual meeting to help promote HIV prevention and treatment science, as well as inform the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative (EHE) and HIV efforts worldwide through furthering HIV-related intersectional stigma and discrimination research advances and opportunities.
Scientific Meeting » Report Out Session of the HIV-Related Intersectional Stigma Research Advances and Opportunities Workshop
by National Institute of Mental Health on 18th September 2020 at 4:00 am
Hear about the recent meetings of workgroups convened by NIH to focus on ways to advance HIV prevention and treatment science through advances and opportunities in HIV-related stigma research.
Camu Camu: The Next Great Superfood
by Maddy Rodriguez on 9th September 2020 at 4:00 pm
Camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) is a beautiful, fruit-bearing plant native to the flooded areas of the Amazon rainforests. This is a superfruit you should know about! The round, plum-sized fruits contain more vitamin C than oranges and lemons, supporting your immune system. Yet it offers plenty of other health benefits! Camu camu and its powerful polyphenols also promote healthy aging and longevity, heart health, and weight loss. Besides having one of the highest vitamin C content of any fruit on the planet, camu camu has an incredible nutrient profile. High The post Camu Camu: The Next Great Superfood appeared first on Dr. Group’s Healthy Living Articles.
Bacteriophages: A Novel Concept in Probiotics!
by Oswaldo Flores on 27th July 2020 at 2:00 pm
By now, most people know that probiotic supplements give your gut a boost of good bacteria and provide many health benefits. But experts have identified an exciting new ingredient that can take gut health to the next level — bacteriophages. Pioneering companies like Global Healing are using the cutting-edge science of these unique organisms to supercharge their probiotic formulas. They are tiny organisms that make your probiotic stronger and more effective. One of the most exciting uses for bacteriophages has to do with gut health.[1, 2] They boost the good The post Bacteriophages: A Novel Concept in Probiotics! appeared first on Dr. Group’s Healthy Living Articles.
Acerola Cherry: 8 Benefits of This High-C Tropical Superfruit
by Oswaldo Flores on 22nd July 2020 at 2:00 pm
A “cherry on top” is always a good thing — that famous saying means something great is now even better. That’s certainly the case if you’re talking about an acerola cherry. “I’ve been using acerola for many years, both in raw and supplemental form. Acerola could be the most underrated tropical fruit out there,” says Lina V., a doctor from Sofia, Bulgaria. “It’s a superfruit with a high concentration of vitamin C.” This tart-flavored cherry grows in the tropics but has become a popular supplement of late, whether in powder The post Acerola Cherry: 8 Benefits of This High-C Tropical Superfruit appeared first on Dr. Group’s Healthy Living Articles.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT): 5 Benefits & How to Do It!
by Oswaldo Flores on 20th July 2020 at 2:00 pm
“I tap daily to release negative emotions and energy. It helps me stay grounded in the present moment,” says Kate W., an emotional freedom techniques (EFT) tapping practitioner and teacher from San Francisco. “I’ve used EFT tapping for anxiety, healing, loss, fear, and so much more.” This method involves gentle tapping on your body on specific meridian points and has been clinically shown to relieve stress, anxiety, depression, and other issues. What’s The Story Behind Emotional Freedom Techniques? Invented by Gary Craig, emotional freedom techniques (EFT) were designed to eliminate The post Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT): 5 Benefits & How to Do It! appeared first on Dr. Group’s Healthy Living Articles.
3 Scientifically Proven Ways Meditation Boosts Your Immune System
by Oswaldo Flores on 15th July 2020 at 2:00 pm
Did you know that you can naturally boost your body’s ability to fight off harmful organisms and increase your body’s resistance by simply meditating? I’m going to tell you how meditation and mindfulness training can do just that. I meditate daily, and I’m always trying to remain present and live in the moment because I’ve always believed that mindfulness and meditation share a powerful relationship with our body and our immune system. Watch the video below or read the transcription to learn more. Emergency Immune Boost Through MeditationLength: 4 minutes The post 3 Scientifically Proven Ways Meditation Boosts Your Immune System appeared first on Dr. Group’s Healthy Living Articles.
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