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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

21 hours 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...

If the Air’s Over 200, Exercise Indoors: WHO China Head’s Tips for Beijing Runners

Marathon runners in Beijing and other severely polluted cities, beware, says the head of the World Health Organization’s China office.

The World Health Organization Urges Switch To "Smart" Syringes By 2020

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

By using the same syringe to give injections to multiple people, health practitioners around the world are significantly driving the spread of many deadly infectious diseases. In an effort to deal with this problem, the WHO is pushing for syringes that cannot be used more than once — and they want this worldwide switch to happen as early as 2020. Read more...

Doctor who eradicated smallpox: Measles outbreak is ‘an alarm’ that more diseases are coming

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The public health official who led the World Health Organization (WHO)’s push to eradicate smallpox says that the current measles epidemic is a harbinger of things to come. In an interview with the Colorado Springs Independent, Dr. Donald Henderson said that measles is the most wildly...

Columbia Nursing and World Health Organization Partner to Expand Access to Care in Developing Nations

Under new terms of the partnership with WHO, Columbia Nursing will be working to develop new roles for advanced practice nursing, improve clinical practice and research in nursing and midwifery, and expand the use of informatics and online learning programs in Latin America and Caribbean countries.

New Live Music Platform Seeks To Serve Those With Disabilities

According to the World Health Organization, 15% of our global population lives with some form of disability. This totals one billion people who may or may not have access to the specialized health care they need. There are enough often...Show More Summary

WHO: Number of new Ebola cases drops to lowest level since June

LONDON — Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus' spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency said the three most affected countries...Show More Summary

WHO versus noncommunicable (chronic) disease: where’s the sugar target?

The World Health Organization (WHO) released two reports within the last week aimed at preventing noncommunicable diseases.  Although the second is all about reducing sugar intake, the first report is about everything but. 1.  The Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases, 2014.  The WHO press release points out that the report calls for: more action […]

Walking Away From Suicide – Part 1 of 3

This is Part 1 of a 3 part series. By Muhammad Zafar One of the most taboo topics within our community is the topic of suicide. But how long can it be ignored, considering that the World Health Organization (WHO) reports someone around the globe commits suicide every 40 seconds. Show More Summary

WHO contemplates reforms after admitting missteps on Ebola

In a special session on Sunday, the World Health Organization debated how to reform itself after acknowledging the organization had botched its response to the 2014 Ebola emergency. Continue reading ? The post WHO contemplates reforms after admitting missteps on Ebola appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The Ebola Fight Has Reached a ‘Turning Point’ in West Africa, the WHO Says

last monthHealth : Healthland

But the World Health Organization says vigilance is imperative to prevent reinfection in seemingly eradicated areas

Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to be ebbing, WHO reports

With fewer than 150 cases reported in the last week, the Ebola outbreak seems to be slowing in the hardest hit West African countries, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Continue reading ? The post Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to be ebbing, WHO reports appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WHO: Ebola still a global threat

Yes, Ebola is very much still a global health emergency, says the World Health Organization http://t.co/OMlyoeOgy5 pic.twitter.com/le3uEZM5KP — TorontoStar (@TorontoStar) January 21, 2015

Government of Mali and WHO announce the end of the Ebola outbreak in Mali

Bamako, 18 January 2015 -- Malian authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) today announced the end of the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Mali since 42 days had elapsed after the last Ebola case tested negative in laboratory tests on the 6 December 2014.

WHO report: 'Lethal, tenacious, unforgiving virus' fueled Ebola epidemic

Fear and misunderstanding of a "lethal, tenacious and unforgiving virus" have given rise to the world's largest and most enduring Ebola epidemic, according to the World Health Organization.

Poultry blamed for rise in human H5N1 cases in Egypt

Preliminary studies suggest no major genetic changes in the H5N1 avian influenza virus in Egypt that would help explain the country's busiest month ever for human cases, according to a report of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Ebola vaccines appear safe and will be tested: WHO

The World Health Organization says the two leading Ebola vaccines appear safe and will soon be tested in healthy volunteers in West Africa.

Safe, effective meningitis A vaccine for infants endorsed by WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has opened the door to routine immunization of infants in sub-Saharan Africa by endorsing an affordable vaccine that has all but rid the meningitis belt of a major cause of deadly epidemics. read ...

No Ebola cases detected in Iraq

The Ministry of Health in Iraq, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), confirms that there is no suspected case of Ebola virus disease in Iraq as of 5 January 2015.

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