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Working together for the health and welfare of humankind

1. We, the Heads of the International Narcotics Control Board, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the World Health Organization are committed to support our Member States to effectively address and counter the world drug...Show More Summary

Backed By A Band Of Philanthropists, Nonprofit Makes Dramatic Progress In Reducing Childhood Deaths

Every year, some 5 million young children around the world die from preventable diseases. A newly-published study showcasing work in West Africa spearheaded by Muso, a global health organization, shows that big reductions in childhood deaths are achievable -- and relatively affordable.

Health informatics pioneer Larry Weed dies at 93

Lawrence L. Weed, M.D., a pioneer in the world of health informatics and organization of patient information, has died at the age of 93. Weed passed away in Burlington, Vermont, on June 3 after a fall two weeks earlier, his son Lincoln...Show More Summary

Dominos are falling in world’s largest listeriosis outbreak

The World Health Organization reiterated Monday that South Africa’s ongoing foodborne illness outbreak is the largest listeriosis outbreak ever recorded globally. Health officials in South Africa on Sunday named a ready-to-eat meat product...Show More Summary

Yemen's cholera epidemic likely to intensify: WHO

World Health Organization says that rain season could lead to an upsurge in cholera cases in the war-torn country.

Yemen's cholera epidemic likely to intensify in coming months: WHO

3 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

RIYADH (Reuters) - The World Health Organization warned on Monday that a cholera epidemic in Yemen that killed more than 2,000 people could flare up again in the rainy season.

Anti-vaxxers might be responsible for explosion of measles in Europe: WHO

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) is warning that those opposed to vaccinations might be responsible for outbreaks of measles across Europe. According to the report, measles killed 35 people out of the 400 percent increase in the number of reported cases in Europe in 2017. The...

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Named WHO Coordinating Center for Nursing and Midwifery

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has been elected as the Coordinating Centre for the Global Network of World Health Organization Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery.

WHO: Alarming spike in unneeded medical interventions for healthy pregnant women

last monthNews : The Raw Story

The World Health Organization (WHO) warns healthy pregnant women are undergoing unnecessary medical interventions at an alarming rate. Given the trend, WHO is launching new recommendations aimed at reducing potentially harmful interventions.... The post WHO: Alarming spike in unneeded medical...

An Unwelcome First for a Strain of Bird Flu

A year after the World Health Organization announced it was on " high alert " over outbreaks of bird flu, China has confirmed the first human case of strain H7N4. Health officials say a 68-year-old woman who fell ill in Jiangsu province on Dec. 25 was infected with the strain, though she...

When Dishonesty Trumps Science

Credibility is sacrosanct in the world of scientific research where one mistake or mischaracterization can forever tarnish an organization’s reputation – leaving the public confused and without proper guidance on matters of health and safety. Show More Summary

Give women more time to give birth, make choices: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Women in labor should be given more time to give birth and have fewer medical interventions, while participating more in decision-making, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

A Valuable Concession On Mandates: “Let Freedom Ring”

By John Stone I have been meaning to write about the New Year message of Heidi Larson of the Vaccine Confidence Project, a “group” funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization. Dr Larson is...

Providing support to combat Zika in Brazil and beyond

The recent Zika virus outbreak has caused concern around the world. We’ve seen more than a 3,000 percent increase in global search interest since November, and last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency. Show More Summary

Here’s the Worst, Anti-Science Idea of the Week from the Republican Congress

At a hearing this week, Rep. Lamar Smith (R.-Texas) lashed out at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the group that assesses cancer risk for the UN’s World Health Organization. He accused it of conducting “cherry-picked science,” which, he declared “raises questions about why IARC should receive any [US] government funding in the future.” Smith […]

New tech 'addictions' are mostly just old moral panic

The World Health Organization took an unprecedented step in January when it decided to include "gaming disorder" in its 11th International Classification of Diseases (IDC). Though doctors and researchers have examined the effects ofShow More Summary

UC Irvine academics come to the defense of players after WHO proposes 'gaming disorder' as a thing

After learning of the World Health Organization's plan to add "gaming disorder" to its list of mental health conditions, UC Irvine published a response against the classification, arguing that for a majority of players, video and other games have a positive influence. Gaming disorder, according...

Study identifies how to improve WHO eradication strategy for skin disease

(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) An international research collaboration published in The Lancet has found crucial evidence that could help to improve the current World Health Organization (WHO) strategy to eradicate yaws -- a chronic disfiguring and debilitating infectious disease affecting the skin, bones and joints.

Gaza hospitals, clinics to reopen after Emirati grant: WHO

Nearly 20 medical centres in Gaza will fully reopen in the coming days after the United Arab Emirates provided financing to end a fuel shortage, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Three hospitals and 16 medical centres hadShow More Summary

Take a Breath of Fresh Design

last monthArts : Yanko Design

Take a Breath of Fresh Design According to data from World Health Organization (WHO), 92% of the world’s population lives in air-polluted places, and thus, breathes a lot of contaminated air. A...

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