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Poor Countries Account for 80% of Non-Communicable Diseases - WHO

According to World Health Organization, about eight in ten cases of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and mental health conditions, are registered in developing countries.

WHO, Nigerian Officials Hunt for Cause of Mystery Deaths

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Herbicides and alcohol poisoning are being investigated as the possible causes of the sudden deaths of at least 18 people in Nigeria last week, a representative for the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Twitter over the weekend. Twenty-four...Show More Summary

Reducing global tobacco use

Although global efforts to cut tobacco use have had some success, more can be done to reduce the number of deaths from smoking, according to a new commentary. More than 170 countries have signed the World Health Organization's (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control agreement since it was adopted in 2005. Show More Summary

WHO: 'Mystery Disease' May Be From Pesticides

The World Health Organization said yesterday the cause of the frightening "mystery disease" that has killed at least 18 people in a town in Nigeria may be weed killer, AFP reports. The victims in Ode-Irele, located in the southwestern part of the state of Ondo, died within a day or...

Medical News Today: WHO admit faults over Ebola response, suggest areas for improvement

A statement from the World Health Organization leadership identifies failures in their response to the Ebola epidemic and specifies areas of reform.

Weedkiller likely cause of Nigeria’s ‘mystery disease': WHO

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Pesticide poisoning was the likely cause of the mysterious deaths of at least 18 people in a southwestern Nigerian town earlier this week, the World Health Organization said Sunday. The “current hypothesis is cause of the event is herbicides”, WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said in a...

Ebola Survivors Should Practice Safe Sex Or Abstinence For More Than 3 Months: WHO

Since the Ebola epidemic hit West Africa last year, the World Health Organization has consistently issued health recommendations to prevent the deadly disease from spreading. As part of those recommendations, the organization is nowShow More Summary

WHO Says Withholding Results From Clinical Trials Is Unethical

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The World Health Organization (WHO) called for greater transparency in medical research this week, moving that results from clinical trials for medical products be disclosed in open, free-to-access publications within twelve months of studies' completion, whatever their findings. Read more...

WHO Joins the Push for Greater Disclosure of Clinical Trial Data

The World Health Organization has released a new position statement calling for companies to publish all research studies.

U.S. C-Section Rate Is Double What WHO Recommends

Pregnant American women give birth via caesarean section at more than double the rate the World Health Organization recommends. Outcomes for both mother and baby improve as a country’s rate of caesarean sections tops 10 percent, according to a WHO report released Friday. Show More Summary

WHO: Unnecessary C-Sections Can Lead to Long-Term Complications 

In a statement released today, the World Health Organization warned that medically unnecessary Caesarean sections can endanger women and infants, saying they’re associated with both “short and long term risk which can extend many years beyond the current delivery and affect the health of the woman, her child, and future pregnancies.” Read more...

Over 640 Dead, 2,226 Injured Since Start of Yemeni Conflict - WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) published a report on the Yemen conflict, stating that a total of 643 people have been killed and 2,226 injured since the conflict escalated on March 19.

Are current dietary guidelines for sodium and potassium reasonable?

To reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, the World Health Organization recommends we consume no more than 2000 mg of sodium a day -- less than a teaspoon of salt. At the same time, the WHO recommends we consume at least 3510 mg of potassium daily, again to lower our odds of heart disease and stroke. That's a lot of potassium. Show More Summary

The World Health Organization and the Fight Against Ebola

April 7th is World Heath Day and each year on this day we remember the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948 by the United Nations.

Over 25,500 Cases of Deadly Ebola Virus Registered in West Africa

The number of those infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Western Africa reached 25,516 people with 10,573 number of deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Home Health Care Stock Poised For An Explosive Breakout

"The world is on the brink of a demographic milestone," claims the World Health Organization (WHO). According to WHO, children have outnumbered adults since the beginning of recorded

WHO Uses World Health Day to Shine Light on Food Safety Around the World

Food safety is so important to everyone around the world that the World Health Organization (WHO) dedicated this year’s World Health Day — celebrated each year on April 7 — to spreading awareness of it. As readers of Food Safety News know, food contaminated with harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances can lead to long-lasting... Continue Reading

Protecting the Public From Cancer

The World Health Organization (WHO), issued a report saying Glyphosate, an herbicide widely marketed by Monsanto Co. and other companies likely has the potential to cause cancer in humans, a World Health Organization agency said according...Show More Summary

Is This the Beginning of the End of Glyphosate?

With the recent news that the World Health Organization's (WHO's) International Agency for Research on Cancer has labeled glyphosate -- the active ingredient in the world's most widely used weedkiller, Roundup -- as "probably carcinogenic...Show More Summary

Chagas Disease: The New Numbers

Peter Hotez (@PeterHotez), Co-Editor in Chief of PLOS NTDs, comments on new WHO estimates of the burden of Chagas disease in Latin America. The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released new estimates on the number of people living with … Continue reading » The post Chagas Disease: The New Numbers appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.

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