Global Health

WiRED Releases Diphtheria Modules

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Diphtheria — a disease generally easy to prevent and nearly eradicated globally — is making a comeback because of its growing resistance to antibiotics — although antibiotics are still the go-to treatment of choice.

WiRED International now offers two diphtheria modules: one for general audiences and one for health professionals. The modules describe diphtheria, its causes, transmission, risk factors, signs and symptoms, complications, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and vaccination.

Global Health

WiRED Releases Module on Overweight and Obesity

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity has nearly tripled globally since 1975. Except for a few medical conditions, overweight and obesity are preventable and result from poor eating habits, unhealthy body fat distribution and lack of physical activity.

WiRED International now offers a module on overweight and obesity. WiRED’s health education course defines these conditions and their signs, causes, health consequences, genetic, behavioral and risk factors, in addition to treatment.

Climate Change

WiRED Releases Module on Air Pollution

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Air pollution. We have been living with it ever since we began burning fossil fuels, such as coal and gas, which release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, cause temperatures to rise and produce chemicals and particles in the air that can harm the health of humans, animals and plants. A pivotal part to stopping climate change is reducing air pollution.

Global Health

World Heart Day is September 29

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World Heart Day is September 29 — which serves to raise awareness and information about heart well-being, cardiovascular disease and stroke.

WiRED International contributes to the understanding of heart health by offering a wealth of materials on the subject, from providing basic information for general audiences to training nurses in the echocardiographic diagnosis of heart diseases.