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American Voices: WHO Criticized For Slow Response To Ebola Outbreak

3 days agoHumor : The Onion

A Harvard-led panel of medical experts analyzing the World Health Organization’s response to the Ebola crisis concluded the WHO was too slow in declaring a public health emergency, findings they presented alongside 10 recommendations for proper handling of such outbreaks in the future. What do you think?

‘Needless suffering and death, social and economic havoc': Ebola report cites egregious failure by countries, WHO

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

A panel of global experts has issued a strong rebuke against the World Health Organization, accusing it of numerous failures in both technical judgment and leadership in its response to the Ebola outbreak, a mistake that the panel said led to "thousands" of deaths that could have been prevented.Read full article >>

TB Surpasses HIV as Deadliest Infectious Disease

Last year tuberculosis surpassed HIV as the most deadly infectious disease, according to new World Health Organization (WHO) data. The data shows TB killed 1.5 million people in 2014, while 1.2 million people died that year from HIV-related illnesses. Show More Summary

Global health experts accuse WHO of 'egregious failure' on Ebola

LONDON, (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's failure to sound the alarm until months into West Africa's Ebola outbreak was an "egregious failure" which added to the enormous suffering and death toll, global health experts said on Monday.

Gates Foundation Suspected of Forcing Dangerous Contraceptive on African Nations

New York, NY (CFAM/LifeNews) — HIV/AIDS and women’s health advocates are criticizing a recent report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the safety of a controversial contraceptive favored by the Gates Foundation. Depo-Provera is a long-acting contraceptive distributed to poor women in the U.S. Show More Summary

Ebola mystery: It’s back in Liberia, and officials are stumped about why

last weekHealth : The Checkup

World Health Organization officials said on Friday that they had identified a new case of Ebola in Liberia in a 10-year-old boy who lives close to the country's capital of Monrovia.The boy became sick on Nov. 14 and sought medical help. Show More Summary

Our maternal mortality rate is a national embarrassment

The United States ranks near the bottom of the world's wealthy countries when it comes to the number of women who die due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth, according to new data from the World Health Organization. American women die in pregnancy or childbirth more than twice as often as women in Canada. Even worse, the […]

World Antibiotic Awareness Week Events Focus on Education

This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the governments of several countries want people to learn more about antibiotics. Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health today, and, while it occurs naturally, misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals accelerates the process. Show More Summary

Processed meats and cancer: How much is too much?

Recently, a group of researchers in the World Health Organization (WHO) released a study that caused a bit of a kerfuffle. The group, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), published a paper classifying processed meat as a carcinogen. What’s processed meat? According to the authors, it’s “meat that has been transformed through salting, curing, fermentation, […]

Trans-Pacific Partnership Could Limit Affordable Drugs, Says World Health Chief

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

    Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO). (OEA - OAS / CC BY-SA 3.0) The head of the World Health Organization, has voiced concerns over the impact the controversial 12-nation Trans Pacific Partnership will have on vital drug prices. Show More Summary

WSJ Op-Ed Claims Bacon-Cancer Link Is Part Of Climate Change Conspiracy

A Wall Street Journal op-ed declared that the World Health Organization's (WHO) recent statement linking red and processed meats to cancer was not actually about protecting public health, but "about fighting global warming." The November...Show More Summary

Even China's State News Agency Thinks the Pollution "Doomsday" Has Arrived

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Pollution levels in northeast China are breaking records. In fact, the air quality being recored in the city of Shenyang is 50 times what the World Health Organization (WHO) says is safe for breathing. China’s state news agency is comparing conditions to the end of the world. Read more...

How you cook your meat affects your risk of cancer, study finds

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Meat eaters have been hit with some pretty bad news lately, as the World Health Organization (WHO) recently labeled meat carcinogenic — giving carnivores a reason to cut back. Adding to the sobering news is new research from scientists at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, who...

WHO: Sierra Leone is free of Ebola

Following 42 days with no new cases, thousands of residents gathered in Sierra Leone on Saturday, as the U.N. World Health Organization declared an end to the outbreak that killed 3,589 people and more than 221 health workers since it began last year. Continue reading ? The post WHO: Sierra Leone is free of Ebola appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Red Meat for Health: A Recent WHO/IARC Ruling

You may have read articles or heard stories about the recent World Health Organization (WHO)’s International Agency for Research on... The post Red Meat for Health: A Recent WHO/IARC Ruling appeared first on Lifehack.

How to Buy Better Bacon

When the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that eating bacon, along with other processed meats, is now considered a cancer threat on par with smoking, the Internet erupted in a collective gasp. One of the all-time favorite breakfast foods (or dinner foods, or even snack foods, really), was suddenly a major no-no. Show More Summary

Almost Everyone Has Herpes, But How Worried Should We Be?

A new report by the World Health Organization estimates that as of 2012, two out of three adults under the age of 50 have herpes simplex virus 1. That’s 3.7 billion people worldwide who are infected. But that doesn't mean it's time to panic. Image: Shutterstock The post Almost Everyone Has Herpes, But How Worried Should We Be? appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Meat and Cancer: What's the Panic?

The World Health Organization (WHO)'s recent findings, connecting red and processed meat with cancer, reverberated throughout the world, but they're hardly big news. The American Cancer Society's guidelines have been advising for decades...Show More Summary

Eating Red Meat Twice Weekly May Up Cancer Risk Nearly 20%

Days after the World Health Organization classified red meat as a probable human carcinogen, new research has strengthened the link between red meat consumption and cancer. Participants who ate red meat at least twice a week were 18 percent more likely to develop colorectal cancer than vegetarians. Show More Summary

WHO clarifies meat-and-cancer report

The World Health Organization has issued a statement of clarification of the significance of its International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) report on the increased risk for colorectal cancer from eating processed and red meat (see my post on this). The latest IARC review does not ask people to stop eating processed meats but indicates […]

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