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The health toll on female migrant workers in Gulf countries

New research reveals the huge physical and mental health toll suffered by migrant women from poorer Asian countries like Sri Lanka who ...

Improving health, one step at a time

It may be surprising, but Canadians who live in densely-populated areas where stores, banks, schools and other services are close by do ...

WHO launches toolkit to help countries respond to sexual violence

On 25 November, WHO joins partners in calling for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls to ensure their health, well-being and human rights. ... Full story

Pay-for-performance fails to improve quality of health care payer programs

ANN ARBOR—Double bonuses paid to some Medicare Advantage plans under a pay-for-performance program did not result in higher quality ratings, according to research conducted by the University of Michigan. ... Full story

Scientists ‘see’ detailed make-up of deadly toxin for the first time

Exciting advance provides hope for developing novel potential method of treating pneumococcal diseases ... Full story

Millions of women severely undernourished in low- and middle-income countries

By Leslie Shepherd - More than 18 million women in low- and middle-income countries around the world are severely undernourished, according to the first global estimate published online today in JAMA. ... Full story

Pre-travel advice does not reduce the risk of falling ill while travelling

Travelling abroad involves risk of illnesses and carriage of antibiotic resistant bacteria, especially among students. Illnesses such as travellers’ diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections are most common. Even if travellers follow the travel medicine clinics’ advice on how to reduce risks during travel, the risk of falling ill is not reduced. This according to a dissertation at Umeå University. ... Full story

Infants under 12 months most at risk of physical abuse

They are three times more likely to die than children who have sustained other types of trauma Infants under the age of 12 months are most at risk of serious physical abuse ... Full story

Hiding Tobacco Products at Convenience Stores Reduces Teens' Risk of Future Tobacco Use

Keeping tobacco products out of view in convenience stores significantly reduces teenagers' susceptibility to future cigarette use compared to when tobacco advertising and products are visible, according to a new RAND Corporation study. ... Full story

Urgent Attention Is Needed to Improve Education for Refugee Children from Syria

There is an urgent need to improve both short-term and long-term approaches to education for the large number of Syrian refugee children in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, according to a new RAND Corporation study. ... Full story

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