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422 Million People with Diabetes & Poorer Countries Seeing Steepest Rise

According to a study by the World Health Organization (WHO), in less than 40 years, the worldwide number of adults with diabetes has increased fourfold. In 2014 there were 422 million people living with diabetes in the world compared to 108 million in 1980. Researchers found that diabetes prevalence has gone up fastest in low […]

Should Mental Health App Developers Back Up Their Claims With Clinical Evidence?

Millions of people with mental health disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder, are not getting the help they need. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that up to 50% of people in developed countries and 85% in developing ones lack proper access to treatment. But many of these underserved people do have access to smartphones. Show More Summary

Back to Basics: Spread of Multi-resistant Bacteria Spells Doom

Multi-resistant bacteria have become one of the most serious threats to modern healthcare, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated. All modern, advanced medical care has been based on antibiotics, but now even this drastic medicine has become increasingly unusable.

The Most Effective Way to Wash Your Hands—According to Science

Keeping our hands clean is the best way to prevent the spread of infections, so it’s surprising to learn that that Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) disagree on how to do it right. A new study shows that the six-step hand-washing technique promoted by the WHO is the better option. Read more...

About Half Of American Adults Had Undiagnosed Diabetes!

Globally, according to WHO (World Health Organization), about 1 in 9 adults has diagnosed diabetes, which will be the 7th leading cause of death by 2030. Most of these people have Type-2 diabetes, a condition in which the body cannot properly use or create sufficient amount of hormone insulin to convert blood sugar into energy. Show More Summary

New Case of Ebola Virus Confirmed in Liberia, Sierra Leone on High Alert

A new case of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in Liberia. As detailed in a report by Deutsche Welle, World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday the new positive case of a 30-year old woman who died while being transferred to a hospital in the capital, Monrovia.

Lung ultrasound may be a safe substitute for chest x-ray when diagnosing pneumonia in children

Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Lung ultrasound has been shown to be highly effective and safe for diagnosing pneumonia in children, scientists report in a new article.

World Health Day 2016 Theme Focuses on Raising Awareness of Diabetes

World Health Organization (WHO) has once again opened the global health awareness day known as the World Health Day, which is celebrated every April 7. This year, the specialized agency of the United Nations turned the attention of the public to raising awareness about diabetes.

Adults With Diabetes Skyrockets To 422 Million Globally, And It’s Being Blamed On Poor Diets

According to a new study published in the Lancet journal by the World Health Organization, between the years of 1980 and 2014, the number of adults who have diabetes has quadrupled to a whopping 422 million. It is not only

Health: WHO Announces Diabetes Cases Have Quadrupled Since 1980

According to the World Health Organization, the number of diabetes cases rose to more than 400 million in 2014, or quadruple the number in 1980.

8 Diabetes Stats That Will Make You Seriously Rethink The Disease

Illness -- in any form -- can be devastating to a person and their family. And no one knows that better than people who experience diabetes. In honor of World Health Day on April 7, the World Health Organization is bringing information about diabetes to the forefront of people's minds. Show More Summary

Number of Adults With Diabetes Worldwide Almost Quadrupled Since1980

The number of adult diabete disease almost quadrupled for more than 30 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report published Wednesday.

Number of Diabetes Cases Has Nearly Quadrupled Since 1980: WHO

The number of people with diabetes has quadrupled in the past three decades, with 422 million adults now living with the disease, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO). In its first report on diabetes, the...Show More Summary

Why the World Health Organization responded so differently to Zika and Ebola

The World Health Organization jumped into action on the Zika virus outbreak in 2016, in sharp contrast with the WHO’s much slower 2014 response to the Ebola outbreak. Research on international organizations and on how health issues are framed can help explain the difference. The WHO confirmed an...

Here’s why the WHO responded so differently to Zika and Ebola

The World Health Organization (WHO) jumped into action on the Zika outbreak in 2016. That’s in sharp contrast with the WHO’s much slower 2014 response to the Ebola outbreak. Political science research on international organizations and on how issues are framed can help explain the difference. Slow with Ebola, fast with Zika The WHO confirmed […]

Is Ebola Back? Disease Kills Woman in Liberia

According to World Health Organization (WHO) reports, a woman in Liberia who died before reaching a hospital has been confirmed to have been infected with the Ebola virus.

WHO says new case of Ebola confirmed in Liberia

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Liberia, the World Health Organization said Friday, a setback for the country which had been declared free from Ebola transmissions in January.

WHO Claims Zika Virus Likely Cause of Severe Neurological Disorders

World Health Organization stated that there is a strong scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of a number of severe neurological disorders, including the Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and microcephaly.

Journal issue charts global course for healthy aging

A new supplemental issue of The Gerontologist contains 12 articles that expand upon the major themes of the landmark World Health Organization (WHO) "World Report on Ageing and Health" released in late 2015. These articles are largely...Show More Summary

Ebola No Longer Public Health Emergency in West Africa - WHO

The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa is no longer a public health emergency because countries are now able to rapidly respond to new virus outbursts, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced in a statement on Tuesday.

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