Category «Health»

Modes of transmission of virus causing COVID-19: implications for IPC precaution recommendations

Scientific brief – Issued by the World Health Organization According to current evidence, COVID-19 virus is transmitted between people through respiratory droplets and contact routes. Droplet transmission occurs when a person is in in close contact (within 1 m) with someone who has respiratory symptoms (e.g. coughing or sneezing,) and is therefore at risk of …

Nasionale inperkings: Onduidelikhede in regulasies skep verwarring en lei tot konflik

Daar is steeds talle onsekerhede rondom sekere aspekte aangaande regulasies om die verspreiding van die koronavirus te beperk en die VF Plus sal help om antwoorde in dié verband te vind. Die regulasies bevat baie grys areas wat ruimte vir verskillende vertolkings skep. Veral die regulasies aangaande die landbousektor gee min duidelikheid ten opsigte van …

World Health Organization announces Health for All Film Festival

WHO announces Health for All Film Festival shortlist and jury composition 26 March, 2020 — In an extraordinary demonstration of creative energy and enthusiasm for telling public health stories, the first ever Health for All Film Festival organized by the World Health Organization, has attracted nearly 1300 short film submissions — both amateur and professional …

EUCDC – Facts about hantavirus

Hantaviruses are rodent-borne viruses causing clinical illness in humans of varying severity. There are several different hantaviruses, with a different geographical distribution and causing different clinical diseases. Each hantavirus is specific to a different rodent host. Transmission of the virus to humans occurs through the inhalation of infected rodent urine, droppings, or saliva. Three main …

Isoflavone Intake reduces Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

Conclusions: Higher intake of isoflavones and tofu was associated with a moderately lower risk of developing Coronary Heart Disease, and in women the favorable association of tofu were more pronounced in young women or postmenopausal women without hormone use. BUY TOFU Research Highlights: People who regularly ate tofu and other foods containing isoflavones had a …