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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

5 days agoNews : 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 […]

Java Lovers, Rejoice: Coffee Doesn’t Pose A Cancer Risk, WHO Panel Says

The World Health Organization's cancer research agency listed coffee as a possible carcinogen in 1991. But the body of evidence now suggests that's not the case, and coffee may even protect health.

Can coffee cause cancer? Probably not, but make sure it isn't very hot, WHO says

Some like it hot. But a new report from the World Health Organization suggests that when it comes to beverages such as coffee, liking it too hot may increase the risk for esophageal cancer. The warning, issued Wednesday, follows an exhaustive review of studies on coffee, tea and cancer by the WHO’s...

A quarter-century on, WHO drops claim that coffee is a carcinogen

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The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer reviewed 1,000+ papers investigating the link between coffee and cancer and concluded that the WHO's 1991 classification of coffee as a carcinogen was mistaken. (more…)

Drinking Extremely Hot Beverages Linked to Cancer, WHO Claims

The World Health Organization prefers iced coffee, apparently Drinking piping hot coffee could be fraught with more dangers than just a scalded tongue, at least according to the World Health Organization. A new review from the WHO'sShow More Summary

Coffee Is Not Carcinogenic, Says WHO, But Hot Drinks Might Be

The World Health Organization says piping hot drinks may be linked to cancer. Really?

Very Hot Drinks Are ‘Probable’ Cancer Trigger, Says WHO

last weekHealth : Healthland

In its latest report, the World Health Organization(WHO) reclassifies hot beverages, which include coffee, tea and mate, as probable cancer risk for people

World Health Organization no longer considers coffee to be a potential carcinogen

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Coffee No Longer A Carcinogen, WHO Says The World Health Organization downgraded coffee’s classification Wednesday as a possible carcinogen, saying that there wasn’t enough evidence to indicate a link between the beverage and cancer. The WHO’s research arm International Agency for Research on...

WHO: "Low risk" of Zika spreading from Rio Olympics

World Health Organization officials seek to allay fears as more than a million people prepare to descend on Brazil

Risk of Further Zika Virus Spread After 2016 Olympics in Brazil 'Very Low'

The risk of dangerous Zika virus spread to other countries following the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil is "very low," the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement Tuesday.

Zika virus: Risk of spread from Olympics 'very low' says WHO

The World Health Organization sees a "very low risk" of the Zika virus spreading internationally as a result of the Brazil Olympics.

How to Create a Vintage Style Poster for World Blood Donor Day in Adobe InDesign

What You'll Be Creating On 14 June, supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. This special day aims to raise awareness about the need for regular blood donations by the public to keep hospitals supplied and ultimately help save lives. Show More Summary

Canada needs essential medicines list to ensure supply

Canada needs to create a list of essential medicines to help protect against drug shortages, argues an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) Unlike 117 other member countries of the World Health Organization (WHO),Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Minute: The Need for Blood

June 14 is World Blood Donor Day. To honor this day, the World Health Organization (WHO) wants to thank those who donate blood. It's also a good reminder, whether it be horrific tragedies or local blood drives, the constant need for this life-saving gift is year-round. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams discusses why donating […]

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