World Health Organization confirmed a small Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Eleven cases including three deaths have been reported. A WHO team is being sent to the central African country. The last Ebola epidemic killed more than 11,000 people and infected 28,000 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.
A new malaria vaccine will be tested on babies and children under five in Kenya, Ghana, and Malawi starting in 2018. The World Health Organization plans on vaccinating 360,000 children between 2018 and 2020. The vaccine would be used along with nets, repellents and other preventative measures. More than 420,000 people died from the disease in 2015, with more than 60 percent of the victims being under the age of five. British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline developed the drug Mosquirix.
Peanuts for everyone
1. If you had a peanut allergy, you were probably semi-deprived as a child. Reese’s, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, peanut brittle and anything fried in peanut oil. Or anything that could contain peanuts, was off the menu for you. For years, doctors advised parents to wait till three-years-old to introduce peanuts to their children’s diet.
2. Well, that was ill-advised. Recent studies have shown feeding babies peanuts earlier can reduce peanut allergies.In fact, the National Institute of Health said that parents could start feeding their little ones peanuts as early as 4 to 6 months. Still, don’t give you baby a whole peanut, it's a choking hazard.
3. The real questions are: Jiffy vs Skippy? Crunchy vs Creamy?
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