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Charities Responding to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

The worst known outbreak of Ebola is happening right now in West Africa. According to the World Health Organization, the death toll is greater than 700 with the total confirmed / probably infected patients growing to more than 1,300....Show More Summary

Sierra Leone in State of Emergency, Liberia Closes Schools as Ebola Death Toll Hits 700

The Ebola outbreak ravaging Western Africa has now claimed 729 lives, according to the World Health Organization, prompting panicked governments to shut down schools and keep contaminated villages on lockdown. The Associated Press reports that the WHO announcement is based on a significant increase in the number of deaths recently. Show More Summary

QUESTION: Is It Finally The Right Time For HIV Negative Guys To Start PrEP?

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Now that PrEP has been recommended by the World Health Organization as a means for HIV prevention and has been the focus of this provocative article that made a recent cover of New York Magazine, 2014 seems to be the year that the little blue pill is finally hitting the mainstream as an effective weapon in the battle against […]

African Women Reject Abortion Drugs From Population Controllers, Survey Shows

It seemed like your typical family planning conference: it was sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Health Organization’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research. It had the typical title: “Is access enough? Understanding and addressing unmet need for Family Planning.” It even seemed to have the usual group of […]

World Health Organization Suggests Decriminalizing Personal Drug Use

6 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Following the WHO's suggestion could lead to a drastic drop in the rate in drug abuse, as shown by Portugal.

ETH student develops filter for clean water around the world

Roughly 780 million people around the world have no access to clean drinking water. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 3.4 million people die from water-related diseases every year. ETH student Jeremy Nussbaumer set himself the goal of making a contribution to solving this problem. Show More Summary

The World Health Organization Wants to Decriminalize Sex Work, Drugs

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) released guidelines for helping to prevent the spread of HIV in key populations. The group, which also monitors the globe for pandemic outbreaks, says we have to legalize sex work and drugs if we want to stop HIV. Read more...

WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome could be airborne

In a scientific paper published Tuesday, the World Health Organization suggested that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) may be airborne. The disease has already claimed at least 288 lives since its appearance in 2012. Researchers...Show More Summary

Introducing Fruit and Yogurts at School, and Playing More Outdoors

According to the World Health organization, worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980. In 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight. Of these over 200 million men and nearly 300 million women were obese....Show More Summary

World Health Organization Recommends PrEP: Prevention or Perpetuating Stereotypes?

This month the World Health Organization recommended that all HIV-negative, sexually active "men who have sex with men" ("MSM") and trans women consider pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which is the daily use of Truvada, an antiretroviral drug combination, to prevent HIV infections. Show More Summary

Blocking protein gateway in malaria parasite paves way for new drug treatments

While the World Health Organization (WHO) says increased preventative measures have seen malaria mortality rates fall by 42 percent since 2000, the disease still claims more than half a million lives each year. A study carried out by...Show More Summary

Fighting Disease With Decriminalization

That’s the direction the World Health Organization is headed: The Economist has flagged a report on prevention and treatment for HIV in groups most likely to contract the disease. In the report, the WHO quietly recommends decriminalizing drugs — specifically, injectable drugs that spread HIV. According to a recommendation made in the report, “Countries should […]

WHO can't fully deal with Ebola outbreak, health official warns

International health officials warned Thursday that recent budget cuts have impeded the ability of the World Health Organization to respond to the Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 603 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leon...

WHO: Decriminalize Intravenous Drug Use to Help End HIV

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report this month called "Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations." It assessed several different ways to slow the spread of HIV, including...Show More Summary

New Momentum on PrEP, But Critical Needs Are Overlooked

Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued new comprehensive guidelines for addressing HIV/AIDS in so-called "key populations"-- the current global health lingo for often-marginalized populations that are heavily affectedShow More Summary

World Health Organization Calls for Drug Decriminalization to Prevent Spread of HIV

To advance the goals of public health, mainly preventing the spread of HIV, the World Health Organization is calling for the decriminalization of drugs in a new set of guidelines.

World Health Organization Recommends Drastic Measures to Fight HIV Among Gays, Transgenders spreading rapidly among young homosexuals

Ah oh! Something the corrupt media is keeping on the down low because Gays are the new Blacks with much deeper pockets.   The World Health Organization is reporting that the rate of HIV infection among young gays is growing so rapidly...Show More Summary

About the WHO’s recommendation that all gay men use PrEP to prevent HIV

The World Health Organization is recommending that all "men who have sex with men" take an AIDS prevention drug.

World Health Organization Recommends Drastic Measures to Fight HIV Among Gays, Transgenders

The World Health Organization is reporting that the rate of HIV infection among young gays is growing so rapidly the agency is recommending for the first time that men who have sex with men take anti-viral drugs as a preventative. Gay...Show More Summary

Death Toll From Ebola Surges in West Africa, Prompting Alarm

2 weeks agoHealth : NYT: Health

The number of new cases and deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone rose by double-digit percentages in the past week, the World Health Organization reported.

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