Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) “advice to the public”

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most countries around the world have seen cases of COVID-19 and many are experiencing outbreaks. Authorities in China and some other countries have succeeded in slowing their outbreaks. However, the situation […]

Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19

This document provides advice on the use of masks in communities, during home care, and in health care settings in areas that have reported cases of COVID-19. It is intended for individuals in the community, public health and infection prevention and control (IPC) professionals, health care managers, health care workers (HCWs), and community health workers. […]

12 natural ways to relieve pain

Over-the-counter medicines such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen are effective pain relievers, but long-term use can cause side effects. Prescription medications may be addictive and have even more adverse effects. What are the best natural ways to relieve pain? People have used essential oils, herbs, and alternative therapies as natural pain relievers for hundreds of years. […]

Ibuprofen could impact liver health

A new study in mice suggests that ibuprofen, perhaps the most common pain relief medication, could affect aspects of liver health. Ibuprofen is a common nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). In the United States, drugstores tend to sell the brand-name versions Motrin or Advil. In the U.S. and other countries, ibuprofen is readily available over the […]