The ill effects of climate change are not about to disappear anytime soon. In fact, our period now is the warmest in the history of modern civilization, according to the Climate Science Special Report released in November 2017 by 13 U.S. federal agencies.
Nearly 200 countries conclude that climate change is real and growing worse and accordingly have entered an agreement to do something about it. They recognize the dangers and the damage and believe the empirical evidence that human activities, specifically the burning of carbon-based fuels, are a major cause of a changing climate. Only one country has rejected the global pact: the United States.
Flu season is here and already claiming victims. A flu vaccine, which offers the only protection, is still the first defense. In addition, WiRED International urges everyone to read through its Flu Module for general audiences and practice what you learn from its important information.
Nearly 15% of new mothers suffer from postpartum depression. WiRED International just released a Postpartum Depression Module — part of WiRED’s 24-part Mother and Child Health Series.
WiRED International’s board and volunteers are deeply saddened by the death of Philip Pumerantz, Ph.D., on December 26, 2017. Dr. Pumerantz, who served on WiRED’s Honorary Board of Directors, was a leader in health education. He was the founding president and president emeritus of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) and Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) in Pomona, California.
In the past few years, cholera outbreaks have occurred in Haiti and Yemen and now in Zambia. Why does a disease that has been treated and controlled successfully since the 1800s continue to plague populations around the world?
What is good parenting? There is more than one “right” way to parent, but keeping your child healthy and safe is at the top of the list.
The holiday season is over, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges us to follow these tips to get the New Year off to a healthy start. WiRED International suggests taking steps now to keep yourself and your loved ones active and healthy in the New Year.