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Protecting Agaisnt Zika and Other Insect Borne Diseases

With the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the Zika virus an international public health emergency and no vaccine to prevent contracting the virus and no drug to treat it, the best way to not get it is to not get bit by mosquitos. Easier said than done, right? I should know! I’m the one that......

Effectiveness of the WHO cancer pain relief guidelines published by Dove Medical Press

The Journal of Pain Research has published the review "Effectiveness of the World Health Organization Cancer Pain Relief Guidelines: An Integrative Review". read more

WHO Urges Countries to Act Quickly to Decrease Deaths From Viral Hepatitis

World Health Organization (WHO) is urging countries to take rapid action to improve knowledge about the viral hepatitis, and to increase access to testing and treatment services, according to official press release.

Your Risk of Catching Zika at Rio Olympics? It’s ‘Low,’ Says the WHO

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that there’s a “low risk” of people catching or spreading the Zika virus during the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. That assertion was made by Dr. William...Show More Summary

WHO flags key challenges to global HIV response at International AIDS Conference

The World Health Organization is flagging 4 key challenges as the international community meets at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, from 18–22 July 2016. The Organization is highlighting the need to renew attention to HIV prevention, whilst maintaining momentum on scaling up access to HIV treatment. Show More Summary

Morning Showers Can Boost Your Mental Health, Here’s Why

Depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems are serious and widespread. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that over 350 million... The post Morning Showers Can Boost Your Mental Health, Here’s Why appeared first on Lifehack.

Suspected Congo yellow fever cases up 38 percent in last three weeks: WHO

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The number of suspected yellow fever cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo has jumped 38 percent in the last three weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as health officials prepare to launch a vaccination campaign next week.

The CDC and WHO are teaming up to end the 'contagious disease' of child violence

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The World Health Organization and eight partner groups released a game plan for ending violence against children.

Hate Is A Public Health Emergency

The massacre of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12 is the latest manifestation of violence as a public health emergency. A public health emergency, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is "an occurrence or imminent threat of an illness or health condition, caused by...an epidemic... Show More Summary

900 Gazans are still in need of care for injuries sustained in 2014 war

UN: "In early July 2014, the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that Gaza’s struggling health sector was near to collapse due to the severe shortages of medicines, medical disposables and fuel, and the lack of capacity to expand services to meet population needs. Show More Summary

IMCI strategy for children under 5 -- a systematic review

An international review team has published a Cochrane systematic review that assessed the effects of programmes that use the World Health Organization's (WHO) integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) strategy. The review has...Show More Summary

Integrated management of childhood illness strategy for children under five: Systematic review

An international review team has published a systematic review that assessed the effects of programs that use the World Health Organization’s (WHO) integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) strategy.

Running low on vaccine and facing yellow fever outbreak, WHO will launch emergency campaign

4 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Faced with the worst yellow fever outbreak in parts of Africa in decades and running low on vaccine, the World Health Organization plans to use only fractional doses of the vaccine in some areas when it launches an emergency immunization campaign in July. Health experts hope that by using smaller...

WHO'S TB care advice violated standards, researchers say

DURHAM, N.C. -- The World Health Organization (WHO) violated sound standards of medical care and human rights by nudging poorer countries to follow less expensive, untested and largely ineffective treatment protocols for tuberculosis...Show More Summary

Cast Iron Pans Are a Reliable Source of Dietary Iron

Iron deficiency is the world’s most common nutritional disorder. As many as two billion people have anemia, mainly from not getting enough iron in their diet, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). So, other than eating more iron-rich foods, another good way to increase iron intake is to cook foods in a cast iron pan. Read more...

Why stress is more likely to cause depression in men than in women

last monthNews : The Raw Story

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more women are affected by depression than men. This pattern is seen in countries around the world, including the United States. Cross-national and cross-cultural studies have indicated that the prevalence of depression among women is higher at any...

Coffee and Cancer?

You might have been surprised by the news coming out last week, announcing that the World Health Organization (WHO) found that coffee isn't carcinogenic after all. If I were in the coffee business I'd want this news item to get as little...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Minute: Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Evidence is increasing there are health benefits to drinking coffee. The World Health Organization (WHO) is taking coffee off the list of possible carcinogens after a study published in The Lancet Oncology this week, and another recent study showed moderate intake of coffee may lower risk of premature death from certain illnesses. Show More Summary

Caffeine Relief! WHO Says Coffee Not a Potential Carcinogen But Hot Drinks Still Dangerous

Coffee will no longer be part of the list of possible carcinogens as the World Health Organization (WHO) has downgraded its classification, saying that there is not enough proof to show a link to the deadly disease.

WHO downgrades link between Coffee and cancer, says very hot drinks carry higher risk

The World Health Organization’s research arm has downgraded its classification of coffee as a possible carcinogen, declaring there isn’t enough proof to show a link to cancer. But the International Agency for Research on Cancer, or IARC, also announced in a report published on Wednesday that drinking “very hot” beverages of any kind could potentially […]

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