Worldwide, mortality rates from malaria have decreased by 45%. Global efforts in the fight against malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives since 2000, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)’s latest malaria report. Show More Summary
A study by researchers into the effects of sugars on our oral health recommends cutting down on the sweet additive as part of a global initiative to reduce tooth decay.Since 1990 the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that intake of “free sugars” should be less than 10% of total energy (calorie) intake. Show More Summary
This will no doubt come as a surprise to many people but, according to WHO (the World Health Organization, not the Doctor) herbal products could be a threat to consumers’ health. As explained in this article on Science Daily, WHO tested a variety of herbal alternative medicines and found that 59% of the products were […]
Coinciding with the World Health Organization (WHO) European Ministerial Conference on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases in Turkmenistan, MEPs, patient and physician representatives are today (December 3rd) meeting at the European Parliament to highlight that urgent national action is required to prevent stroke. Show More Summary
In what can only be described as an unprecedented blunder, the World Health Organization (WHO) apologized for reporting that half of new HIV infections in Greece are self-inflicted by those wanting to obtain a $1000 per month governmental benefit.... Read Full Post
Breathing is no optional, so air pollution matters. Recent studies by the World Health Organization (WHO) have shown that air pollution kills more people than AIDS and malaria combined and causes cancer.
Three out of four people who need antiretroviral treatment (ART) in Latin America and the Caribbean are receiving it, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). That leaves...Show More Summary
The World Health Organization has just published a doozy of a correction. In a 188-page report published last month on health issues in European countries, the WHO's European office said something very alarming: large numbers of Greek people were deliberately infecting themselves with HIV to get public benefits worth about $1,000 per month. Show More Summary
When the World Health Organization made a big mistake about how many Greeks are getting HIV, the misinformation spread. Now, WHO is trying to correct the record. But the mistake is still out there.
A new World Health Organization report contains a truly shocking claim: roughly a half of new HIV infections in Greece are self-inflicted to get the monthly 700 euro payment for those with AIDS. It is the sign of the desperation felt by many in the country to get government benefits after the austerity measures required […]
When one reads the following stunning, and tragic, excerpt from the World Health Organization's recent report "Review of social determinants and the health divide in the WHO European Region: final report" what can one say but... Grecovery. Show More Summary
The World Health Organization confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 in Cameroon on Thursday, marking the first human cases there since 2009. The virus was isolated from two patients in the country’s western region who had developed...Show More Summary
Marty Harris is an assistant digital editor at the Lowy Institute. [youtube:iizhnYkbW4g] Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the presence of wild poliovirus type one (WPV1) in 10 children under two years old in Deir al-Zour province in the Syria's east. These are the first reported cases of polio in the country since 1999. Show More Summary
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately 768 million people worldwide lack access to improved drinking water, and over 2,500 million people lack access to sanitation facilities. WHO also...
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global health issue. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every year there are worldwide 8.8 million new active TB cases and nearly 2 million TB deaths - 5000 every day - mostly in the poorest communities of the developing world. Show More Summary
Less than a week after the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that 10 Syrian children had been paralyzed by polio, the Syrian regime capitalized on their suffering for propaganda purposes. “The virus originates in Pakistan and...Show More Summary
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently set a goal of reducing all people's daily salt intake to less than five grams per day. Nestlé, the largest food maker in the world, is speeding up its effort to reach that goal. The post World’s Largest Food And Beverage Maker Pledges To Speed Up Its Efforts To Cut Down On Salt appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed 10 cases of polio yesterday among children in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zouwar. It is the country’s first outbreak in 14 years, and UNICEF is mobilizing a huge supply operation to make sure that vaccines are in place to immunize 2.4 million children across the country. A further 12 suspected cases […]
A polio outbreak has been confirmed among young children in northeast Syria and risks spreading in the region, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Twenty-two children in Deir al-Zor province became paralyzed this month with acute flaccid paralysis, symptoms that can be caused by other diseases, and WHO’s laboratory in Tunis has now [...]
A smoggy Olympic stadium. (Photo via) As of 2010, more than half of the world's population lives in an urban area. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), by 2030, six out of every ten people will live in a city. By 2050, this proportion will increase to seven out of ten people. Show More Summary