Dealing with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy ?

What is Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)? HCM is a condition when certain areas of the heart muscles become thick and stiff The thickening makes it harder for the heart to contract and pump blood The extent of problem depends on where the thickening occurs HCM generally affects the left ventricle (the main pumping chamber), particularly the … Read more

(Cystic Fibrosis) Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatment

What Is Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder, which means you get if from your parents at birth. It affects the way your body makes mucus, a substance that helps your organs and systems work. Mucus should be thin and slippery, but when you have CF, it becomes thick and glue-like. This … Read more

What Is the Difference Between Gerontology and Geriatrics?

Gerontology and geriatrics are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but there is a distinct difference between the two.   Gerontology is the study of aging, while geriatrics is the study of illness and disease of the elderly. Gerontologists study the physical, mental, and social changes in people as they age. They may work … Read more

(WHO) updates COVID-19 guidelines on masks, treatments and patient care

WHO updates COVID-19 guidelines on masks, treatments and patient care (READ MORE DETAILS)   WHO has updated its guidelines on mask wearing in community settings, COVID-19 treatments, and clinical management. This is part of a continuous process of reviewing such materials, working with guideline development groups composed of independent, international experts who consider the latest … Read more

Fast action is required as acute malnutrition threatens the lives of millions of vulnerable children

Action needed as acute malnutrition threatens the lives of millions of vulnerable children United Nations agencies are calling for urgent action to protect the most vulnerable children in the 15 countries hardest hit by an unprecedented food and nutrition crisis.   Conflict, climate shocks, the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, and rising costs of living are … Read more

[WHO] welcomes data on COVID-19 in China, meeting with Minister

Earlier today, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke with Minister Ma Xiaowei, director of China’s National Health Commission, About the COVID-19 situation in the country. WHO appreciates this meeting, as well as the public release of information on the overall situation. Chinese officials provided information to WHO and in a press conference on a … Read more