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WHO: Long-cleared Roundup ingredient ‘probably’ causes cancer

The World Health Organization announced findings that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp line of pesticides, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Continue reading ? The post WHO: Long-cleared Roundup ingredient ‘probably’ causes cancer appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WHO Delayed Calling Ebola an Emergency Because Declaration “Could Be Seen as a Hostile Act”

16 hours agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

An AP story on the World Health Organization’s response to the 2014 outbreak of the West African Ebola crisis says the group waited two months to describe the virus’ spread as a “global emergency” after workers on the groundShow More Summary

The WHO Suggests Europeans Cooperate to Lower Drug Prices

In a new report, the World Health Organization is urging European countries to share information about the cost-effectiveness of drugs, and also consider off-label use of medicines, as a way to combat budgetary pressures from rising drug prices.

Monsanto Attacks WHO Over Report Linking Roundup to Cancer

Monsanto has launched an attack against the World Health Organization -- accusing it of selective science and bias in research that linked glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, to cancer.

This Group Gives Refugees Toilets, Then Turns The Waste Into Charcoal For Cooking

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

This inventive solution is no load of crap. Across the globe, 1.8 billion people use a drinking water source that is contaminated with fecal matter, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). To make sure the waste produced by refugees and low-income households in Kenya doesn’t infiltrate their water systems, a group founded by U.S. Show More Summary

Monsanto Demands WHO Retract Study Linking Product to Cancer

In the wake of a scathing World Health Organization report which found connections between cancer and one of its major products, Monsanto is demanding a retraction.

Sharing Information About Self-Inducing Abortions Made Me Feel Empowered

I’m not sure I really knew what "empowered" meant until I realized I had information that no ALEC-fueled lawmaker could take away from me—or from the dozens of other Texans who are now spreading the word about the World Health Organization...Show More Summary

A World Without Malaria: New President’s Malaria Initiative Strategy Launched

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the scale-up of malaria control efforts between 2001 and 2013 resulted in some 4.3 million fewer malaria deaths than would otherwise have occurred.  The impressive results are due in large part to programs like the U.S.

WHO delayed sounding alarm on Ebola crisis: report

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The World Health Organization resisted sounding the alarm on Ebola in Africa, partly for political reasons, according to a report.

World Health Organization Taps UAB Graduate to Evaluate Global Ebola Response

Faisal Shuaib, M.D., Dr.P.H., who led successful Ebola containment efforts in Nigeria, has been appointed to a six-man independent expert committee.

Top stories in health and medicine, March 16, 2015

From MedPage Today: Lupus Nephritis Histology Predicts Long-Term Outcomes. In lupus nephritis (LN), renal histology with World Health Organization (WHO) class IV pathology predicts a decreased long-term remission rate. Biosimilars Must Be Tightly Regulated. Show More Summary

Death Toll In Ebola Outbreak Has Topped 10,000: WHO

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

BERLIN (AP) — World Health Organization says deaths in current Ebola outbreak have topped 10,000.GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization marked a grim milestone Thursday in the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, estimating that the virus...Show More Summary

World Health Organization: Eat less sugar

The World Health Organization (WHO) has finally officially released its recommendations for sugar intake.  I say “officially,” because I posted an earlier version these guidelines late in January. The new—and official—WHO guideline,Show More Summary

10 Nations Reduce Pollution Deaths

Pollution in the air, soil and water has become the largest cause of death in the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), but a new report has hailed 10 countries for taking steps to reduce those death rates. The report...Show More Summary

WHO to Begin New Ebola Vaccine Tests in Guinea on March 7

The World Health Organization said that the final stage trials of a vaccine against Ebola will kick off on March 7 in Guinea.

Medical News Today: New WHO guideline clamps down on intake of free sugars

In a new guideline, the World Health Organization states that daily free sugar intake should not exceed 10% of total energy intake.

Dump The Lumps: The World Health Organization Says Eat Less Sugar

WHO says there's strong evidence that excessive sugar is bad for us. So it's recommending that we cut back significantly.

WHO to basically everybody: Stop eating so much sugar

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The World Health Organization is worried about how much sugar you're eating. And how much I'm eating. And how much people all over the planet are eating.The organization on Wednesday recommended that adults and children reduce theirShow More Summary

WHO: More than 1 billion young people at risk for hearing loss

More than 1 billion young people around the world are at risk of hearing loss because of recreational exposure to loud sounds, the World Health Organization said Friday. Continue reading ? The post WHO: More than 1 billion young people at risk for hearing loss appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

One billion youth at risk of hearing loss from loud music: WHO

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

More than one billion young people risk damaging their hearing through listening to loud music, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The WHO estimates that around half of those between the ages of 12 and 35 in middle- and high-income countries are at risk due to unsafe levels of...

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