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Antibiotics resistance: Researchers succeed to block genes of resistance

Antibiotics are commonly used around the world to cure diseases caused by bacteria. But as the World Health Organization and other international bodies have pointed out, the global increase of antibiotic resistance is a rapidly worsening problem. Show More Summary

Evaluating implementation of the World Health Organization’s Strategic Approach to strengthening sexual and reproductive health policies and programs to address unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion

We conducted a process evaluation to assess how the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Strategic Approach to strengthening sexual and reproductive health policies and programs (“the SA”) was used in 15 countries t...

Ending TB means investing in R&D

(Burness) This week, as health ministers, diplomats and other representatives meet to discuss tuberculosis (TB) at the World Health Organization (WHO) Ministerial Conference in Moscow, millions of people are suffering from the disease. The governments around the world can and must end this suffering through a major and sustained investment in TB research and development (R&D).  

Antibiotics Are Weakening and Millions Will Feel the Damage If the Meat Industry Doesn't Change Its Ways

The use of antibiotics on healthy animals is helping to spread antibiotic resistance. A recent report from the World Health Organization describes the dangers humanity faces from overprescription of critical infection-fighting drugs,...Show More Summary

WHO’s antimicrobial guidelines: Protest and applause

A recent publication on the responsible use of antibiotics by the World Health Organization (WHO) has led to a mixed bag of responses all over the world.

Glyphosate Not Associated with Cancer

In March of 2015 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization (WHO), published their assessment on glyphosate, Monsanto’s popular weedkiller, classifying it as 2a – a probable carcinogen. This was like red meat to the anti-GMO crowd, and even sparked class action suits against Monsanto and may lead […]

WHO warns that more people will die if ports in Yemen do not reopen to humanitarian aid

9 November, 2017 – For the fourth consecutive day, the World Health Organization’s operations in Yemen have been severely hampered due to the closure of all land, sea and air ports.

AI isn’t just taking jobs, it’s saving lives

GUEST: According to the World Health Organization, 800,000 people lose their lives to suicide each year. This number has remained fairly consistent year over year, but innovations in artificial intelligence and machine learning could help change this. AI researchers have had a big year in 2017 with the creation of multiple technologies intended to help prevent suicide. […]

The World Health Organization Just Told Farmers Everywhere to Stop Feeding Antibiotics to Healthy Animals

Back in September, the World Health Organizationthe United Nations’ public-health arm—released a stark warning: “The world is running out of antibiotics.” As a result, the group noted, once-minor complaints like urinary-tract infections...Show More Summary

5 Reasons Why End-to-End Network Solutions are Vital to the Healthcare Data Revolution

  Extreme Network’s Bob Nilsson talks about why comprehensive network solutions are the way of the future for HIT, and why health organizations should invest in them now. In case you missed it, the world has gone mobile. Look up from your screen and look around; chances are, those around you are looking at screens,... Read More

How Helicobacter pylori causes gastric cancer

Gastric cancer is one of the five most fatal types of cancer. According to the statistics of the World Health Organization about 750,000 patients die each year after developing the disease. The main cause is thought to be the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Researchers have now identified two mechanisms through which this bacterium can cause gastric cancer.

Schools shut as toxic smog hits Delhi

Delhi shut all primary schools on Wednesday as pollution hit 70 times the World Health Organization's safe level, prompting doctors in the Indian capital to warn of a public health emergency.

WHO seeks new director for cancer agency facing U.S. scrutiny

2 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking a new leader for its France-based cancer research agency to replace the current director, Chris Wild, from January 2019.

Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals, WHO urges farmers

2 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

LONDON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization urged farmers on Tuesday to stop using antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals because the practice fuels dangerous drug-resistant superbug infections in people.

How Helicobacter pylori causes gastric cancer

(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) Gastric cancer is one of the five most fatal types of cancer. According to the statistics of the World Health Organization about 750,000 patients die each year after developing the disease. The main cause is thought to be the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Show More Summary

Smog is so bad in India, Pakistan, motorists can't see to drive

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Average air pollution in Pakistan’s major cities is about four times higher than the World Health Organization limits.        

Mark D. Okusa Elected President of the American Society of Nephrology

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the world's largest organization of kidney health professionals, has elected Mark D. Okusa, MD, FASN, as the next ASN President. Dr. Okusa officially assumes his role as ASN President during...Show More Summary

Study Examines the Effectiveness of Popular Fruit and Vegetable Wash Methods

Pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides have received a lot of media attention lately – and for good reason. Many are toxic to humans, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), especially in large amounts. But what about the residue...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Congressional committee questions operation of WHO cancer agency

3 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

LONDON, (Reuters) - Two influential U.S. Congressmen have asked the World Health Organization's cancer agency to get ready to testify about its work assessing if substances cause cancer, citing concerns about its "scientific integrity".

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