Easy to Understand COVID-19 Vaccines Fact Sheets (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Vaccines)

Both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Emergency Use Authorization COVID-19 vaccines work together to protect you from COVID-19 infection. This fact sheet contains very vital information to help you understand the risks and benefits of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GET THE COVID-19 VACCINES • Both the vaccines are administeredContinue reading “Easy to Understand COVID-19 Vaccines Fact Sheets (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Vaccines)”

MALARIA: A MENACE IN AFRICA

What is Malaria? Malaria is a serious disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes. The disease is mostly common in tropical regions like Africa, but may also occur in some temperate regions, and it is generally regarded as a disease of poverty and underdevelopment. Despite various controlContinue reading “MALARIA: A MENACE IN AFRICA”

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TYPHOID FEVER

What is Typhoid Fever? Typhoid fever is a serious disease caused by certain bacteria that infect the digestive tract through eating or drinking contaminated food and water. The disease is more common in low income countries featuring rural communities and poverty-ridden settings where proper hygiene is not maintained and food and water sources easily getContinue reading “WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TYPHOID FEVER”

COVID-19 and Flu, What are the differences?

COVID-19 and influenza (flu), are both contagious respiratory diseases. However, they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is known to be caused by infection with a new coronavirus (SARS-COV 2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Since the symptoms of COVID-19 and flu are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference betweenContinue reading “COVID-19 and Flu, What are the differences?”

Will a vaccine be enough to end the COVID-19 pandemic?

Without a vaccine or proper treatment, the world has been forced to adopt severe measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19, such as the global shutdown, social distancing, closures and cancellation. As the world begins to gradually reopen, it is clear there is still much hardship to come—for those laid off, for businesses forced toContinue reading “Will a vaccine be enough to end the COVID-19 pandemic?”

COVID-19, where are we today?

As the world battles with the novel coronavirus, some countries are yet to report cases, some are trying to bend the curve as they approach the peak, some have reached or past the peak, while others are experiencing a second wave of the infections. Researchers are working tirelessly to produce medications or vaccinations against theContinue reading “COVID-19, where are we today?”

COVID-19 and its Impact on Children’s Health and Wellbeing

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise globally and threaten to overwhelm life-saving health services, the survival of mothers and children is at significant risk. According to Lancet Global Health, there is evidence on the potential rise in maternal and child mortality in low-income and middle-income countries if essential health services are disrupted as aContinue reading “COVID-19 and its Impact on Children’s Health and Wellbeing”

Coronavirus, Smoking, and Vaping: What you should know.

According to the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, when the lungs are exposed to flu or other infections the adverse effects of smoking or vaping are much more serious than among people who do not smoke or vape. Vaping has the potential to harm the lungs and reduce lung health in general. TheContinue reading “Coronavirus, Smoking, and Vaping: What you should know.”

Corona Virus

News about the coronavirus outbreak that first started in Wuhan, China, is rapidly changing. The respiratory infection, recently named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO), is closely related to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). While the majority of the cases are diagnosed in China, the disease has been diagnosedContinue reading “Corona Virus”

Protecting the Psychological Health of Children through Effective Communication about COVID-19/

Amid the devastating death toll and hospitalization due to the current pandemic (COVID-19), the psychological effect on children has been unconscionably ignored. The overwhelming coverage by the media and public health messages sustain quite a high level of physical and emotional threat within our communities, which is intensely observed by children. Age-appropriate explanations are criticalContinue reading “Protecting the Psychological Health of Children through Effective Communication about COVID-19/”