Premature birth can alter connectivity between key areas of the brain, putting kids at greater risk of neurodevelopmental problems such as autism, a new study has found.
Brazil has registered nearly 746,000 cases of the mosquito-borne disease dengue fever this year with nine states experiencing an epidemic, the health ministry has announced. At 368 cases per 100,000 residents it amounts to an epidemic by World Health Organisation standards, but officials say the outbreak is not nationwide.
One case of ‘Down Syndrome’ is reported among every 1000 live births in India and a provision has been made for initiating early intervention for the management of the genetic disorder, government has said. In the western countries, this figure is one against 800 live births, Health Minister J P Nadda said while replying to questions.
BRAC Liberia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social welfare (MOH/SW) with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has completed a weeklong psychosocial counseling workshop for Ebola survivors and orphans in four of the 15 counties.
When to Wash Your Hands
1.Before, during and after preparing food.
2.Before eating food.
3.Before and after caring for someone who is sick.
4.Before and after treating a cut or wound.
5.After using the toilet.
6.After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet.
7.After blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing into your hands.