Monthly Archives: August 2018

How do you treat neck pain in children?

Many cases of neck pain in children are due to muscle strain. Home remedies and lifestyle changes are often enough to help a child get relief. Applying heat, improving posture, and exercise can help. Neck pain due to an infection or injury requires a visit to a doctor. Learn more about treating neck pain […]

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A new vaccine could wipe out acne

Acne can cause severe discomfort and affect one’s quality of life, but existing treatments fall short of expectations. Can a new vaccine outmatch them? …read more

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

On 22 August 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) National Focal Point for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland notified WHO about a laboratory-confirmed Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. The patient is a resident of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who was visiting the United Kingdom of Great […]

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Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is at a key juncture. Recent trends (Figure 1) suggest that control measures are working. Over the past week, contact follow-up rates have substantially improved, most patients recently admitted to Ebola treatment centres (ETC) received therapeutics within hours of being […]

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What are the signs of prostate infection?

When an infection in the prostate results in inflammation, this is called bacterial prostatitis. Symptoms include pain in the lower abdomen and difficulty urinating. The infection may be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term), and a treatment plan may include medication, or surgery. Learn more here. …read more

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