There are now internship opportunities at WHO, working on the CCH project for periods of up to 3 months. This is open to students, with the relevant background, either just finishing an undergraduate degree, registered for a postgraduate degree or doing a postgraduate degree. Continue reading
Children with hemiplegia suffer from a loss of motor skills, making everyday activities difficult. Continue reading
Breastfeeding is widely considered to be the best feeding option for both baby and mother.
Breastfeeding rates in Ireland are the lowest in Europe and among the lowest in the world. Continue reading
Harnessing art and music to improve people’s health and wellbeing and promote better healthcare was the focus of the fourth seminar in the WHO Collaborating Centre’s series. During this seminar, Dr Diasy Fancourt, University College London, asked “Do the arts support our health? Results from basic, applied and population science studies; Professor Alastair Continue reading
It took Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) a trip to the past to figure out how best to deal with the future. Policymakers could do a lot worse than step back 20 years in time to reboot the Prime Minister’s commitment to reducing ‘the burning injustice’ of a nine-year gap in life expectancy between different areas of the country. Continue reading
Up to 28% of the general UK population experiences auditory hallucinations.
In Western cultural contexts, hearing voices is often associated with mental illness.
Antibiotics are used to treat a variety of bacterial infections and to prevent wound infections following hip replacements, caesarean sections and other surgical procedures. Continue reading
Although Welsh doctors know that antibiotics are an ineffective treatment for sore throats, they are sometimes reluctant to Continue reading
There is a major gap between the life expectancy of males and females in Russia and it is likely that alcohol consumption is an important contributor. Continue reading
In England and Wales, infant mortality rates differ significantly between ethnic groups.
The evidence suggests early antenatal consultation helps reduce avoidable infant death and poor infant (and maternal) health. Continue reading