Climate Change

Air Pollution and Climate Change

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#1 on WHO’s Global Threat List BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) The World Health Organization (WHO) placed air pollution and climate change at the top of its list of ten threats to global health in 2019 — even ahead of such concerns as noncommunicable diseases and Ebola. Air pollution seriously affects […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from WiRED International

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WiRED International’s board and volunteers wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. This is an American holiday, begun nearly 400 years ago, when immigrants and indigenous people joined in a harvest celebration. Since then, each November, we have embraced the spirit of sharing. While we give thanks for the blessings in our lives, we also […]

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Healthy Environment and Healthy Animals = Healthy People

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Disasters and Emergencies Affect Us All (Archived story. Original version is here.) BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN Disasters such as fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and violent storms can cause great harm. These kinds of events underline the importance of a One Health perspective — the critical link among humans, animals and the environment […]

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WiRED Salutes Dr. Ara Nahabedian

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Directing the Translation of WiRED Modules into Armenian Thanks to its dedicated translators, WiRED International now offers 19 health education modules in the Armenian language on topics of pressing concern in Armenia such as diabetes, dental hygiene and quitting tobacco. Dozens more modules are in the works or planned for the near future, many related […]

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Climate Change and Our Young People

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An Opinion from a Mother and WiRED Board Member BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) The New York Times recently ran a piece called “One Thing You Can Do: Talk to Your Children about Climate Change.” The article encouraged parents not only to talk to their children but to get them involved […]

Health

September is Sepsis Awareness Month

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Any infection can lead to sepsis — a life-threatening emergency — yet few people know what it is. Sepsis is a complication of infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. The condition constitutes a global healthcare problem, and despite advances in modern medicine such as vaccines, antibiotics and intensive care, it is […]

Health

Chronic Diseases Are Preventable

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Chronic diseases impact the way we live our lives every day. Many people do not believe that chronic diseases — such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and many cancers — can be prevented.  We know the major causes of these noncommunicable diseases; if we knock out risk factors, then we are much less […]

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WiRED Completes Module on First Aid Topics

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Ideally, doctors and nurses belong on the scene in any medical emergency. However, in underserved areas of the world, the burden of care more often falls on community health workers (CHWs) who, if trained properly, can save lives and prevent further injury. WiRED International is completing a series of First Aid Modules designed to train […]

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Global Climate Strike

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“Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.” So say the world’s youth as they stage a week-long Global Climate Strikeevent September 20–27 to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Students across our threatened Earth are walking out of school on September 20 to save the […]

Climate Change

Global Climate Strike

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Youth-Led Protest Calls for Action to Combat Climate Change BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) “Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.” So say the world’s youth as they stage a week-long Global Climate Strike event September 20–27 to demand an […]