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One-third of world’s people still have no proper toilets, still a luxury

Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialized West, but still are a luxury for a third of the world’s people who have no access to them, according to a report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Those who make do without toilets continue to pollute water sources and jeopardize public health and safety […]

One-Third Of World Doesn't Have A Toilet. Here's What It Will Take To Change That.

22 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

NEW DELHI (AP) — Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialized West, but still are a luxury for a third of the world's people who have no access to them, according to a report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF released Tuesday. Show More Summary

Cuba Is The First Country To Eliminate Mother-Baby HIV And Syphilis Transmission

HAVANA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization on Tuesday declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child. The WHO said in a statement that an international delegation...Show More Summary

WHO adds one of world’s most popular weedkillers to list linked to cancer

last weekHealth : The Checkup

A weedkiller sprayed widely on farms and used in a number of popular lawn-care products has been designated as "possibly" carcinogenic to humans by a World Health Organization research arm.The analysis, published in Tuesday's the Lancet...Show More Summary

WHO Says Weed Killer ‘Possibly’ Causes Cancer, Is Dow AgroSciences 2,4-D Chemical Herbicide Safe?

Dow AgroSciences weed killer, 2,4-D, “possibly” causes cancer, according to the World Health OrganizationWHO. The chemical herbicide is widely used on American farmers. The 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid weed killer was recently reviewed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer – IARC. Show More Summary

WHO Praises South Korea's Efforts To Contain Deadly MERS Virus

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization has praised beleaguered South Korean officials and exhausted health workers, saying their efforts to contain a deadly MERS virus outbreak have put the country on good...Show More Summary

WHO approves Chinese-made circumcision device

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced yesterday that it had prequalified a single-use, disposable circumcision device that will contribute to the world fight against HIV/AIDS. [ more › ]

MERS Outbreak In South Korea Is A 'Wake-Up Call' For All Countries, Says WHO

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

LONDON (AP)?? The World Health Organization says the spread of a mysterious virus from the Middle East to South Korea doesn't merit being declared a global emergency despite infecting more than 160 people in the biggest outbreak outside the Arabian peninsula. In a statement Wednesday, the U.N. Show More Summary

WHO Says Public Health Emergency Over MERS Virus Unnecessary

According to World Health Organization, call for a worldwide health emergency is unnecessary over the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

France Bans Sales of Monsanto’s Roundup in Garden Centers, 3 Months After U.N. Calls It ‘Probable Carcinogen’

After an arm of the U.N.’s World Health Organization (WHO) identified the main ingredient in Monsanto’s popular weed killer Roundup as “probably carcinogenic to humans,” France has taken a step to limit sales of the herbicide. On Sunday,...Show More Summary

World Health Organization Plans Emergency Meeting on MERS

SEOUL (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday it would hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday to consider South Korea's outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which it described as "large and complex." The U.N. Show More Summary

European Parliament asks WHO to remove transgender from its manual of disorders

The MEPs asked the World Health Organization to assure the world will stop 'pathologizing' gender and support abortion-on-demand.

WHO asks people to stop drinking camel urine until MERS is contained

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Responding to a deadly outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea, the World Health Organization (WHO) is asking people to resist the temptation to drink camel urine. Read the rest

Population control: progesterone contraceptive vaginal ring on WHO essential medicines list

The World Health Organization released its 2015 updated essential medicines list and for the first time included the progesterone contraceptive vaginal ring (CVR), a contraceptive safe and effective for lactating women in the postpartum...Show More Summary

SAPVoice: Can Human Resources Help Cure Our Healthcare Crisis?

Finding and retaining qualified talent is one of the major healthcare crises facing the industry, and it’s only going to get worse. The World Health Organization (WHO) forecasts a shortage of 12.9 million healthcare workers by 2035, up 79 percent from today’s 7.2 million gap. But the news isn’t quite [...]

MERS Likely to Spread in South Korea; Over 230 Schools to Shut Down

4 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

The spread of MERS in South Korea has caused the country to close down more than 230 primary schools in what the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling the largest outbreak of the disease outside of the Middle East. MERS, or Middle...Show More Summary

World No Tobacco Day 2015: 1 in 10 Cigarettes are Illegal - WHO

The World Health Organization issues a statement in advance of World No Tobacco Day saying that one in 10 tobacco products are illegal, a health, legal and economic concern.

Weight Loss and Obesity Management Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2015 – 2025 by Future Market Insights

The weight loss and obesity management market includes products, services and therapies for reducing or managing weight in overweight and obese patients. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) definition, body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 25 is termed as overweight, while BMI greater than or equal to 30 is termed as obesity. Show More Summary

Americans truly are exceptional — at least when it comes to circumcision

The strange case of a Florida mom who took her 4-year-old into hiding to avoid circumcision has rekindled interest in the controversy around the practice. Circumcision proponents point to studies by the World Health Organization showing that it's effective at reducing HIV transmission rates, and to the American Academy of Pediatrics statement that "the health benefits of […]

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