A little more than two years ago, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. Since then the world has been careening down a confusing and everchanging learning path of masks
Some monthly observances can be amusing, such as April’s Unicorn Day, Blah Blah Blah Day, National Talk Like Shakespeare Day, Tell a Lie Day and Zipper Day. However, monthly health observances not only call attention
No one escapes air pollution. A family in a Kisumu, Kenya, community cooks all its meals on a wood and charcoal fire inside their home. Indoor cooking over an open fire is common practice in much of the
According to the World Health Organization, depression is a mental disorder that affects approximately 280 million people worldwide. Psychological and pharmacological treatments exist for
Nutrition is fundamental to good health and well-being. WiRED International now offers a Nutrition Overview module. This module provides a general introduction to nutrition and discusses the role
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.
Malaria has plagued humankind from Neolithic times to the modern day. Now, with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) approval of the first vaccine to prevent malaria, there is hope to drastically reduce the numbers of cases and deaths from this ancient disease.
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.
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.
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.