February is not just about Valentine’s Day, but is American Heart Month! Dedicate yourself this year to a healthy happy lifestyle that you can share with your loved ones all the months of the year.
Pregnancy can be exciting, but it also can be stressful for a mother-to-be and her loved ones. WiRED International’s latest health education module introduces key health issues related to pregnancy.
Climate change, yellow fever in Brazil, this year’s severe influenza season, a newly released module on postpartum depression — these are all topics of recent stories posted on WiRED International’s website.
The Medical Journal of Southern California Clinicians (MJSCC) recently published an article titled, “The Importance of a One Health Perspective in a Changing Environment.” The MJSCC article is co-authored by WiRED International Director Gary Selnow, Ph.D.; Western University professor and WiRED board member, Miriam Othman, M.D., M.P.H.; and Western University professor, Malika Kachani, Ph.D., D.V.M.
Yellow fever is a potentially deadly viral hemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes, and endemic in tropical areas of Africa and Central and South America.
Misinformed people in Brazil are shooting and beating howler monkeys out of fear of yellow fever transmission, according to a CNN report. But it is mosquitoes alone that transmit the virus to both monkeys and humans.