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Average life expectancy on the rise – but the US lags behind

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Drawing on long-term data on mortality and longevity, researchers from the Imperial College London and the World Health Organization (WHO) have predicted the average life expectancies for people in 35 countries born in 2030. Residents...Show More Summary

Coke says it supports WHO's sugar guidelines

Coke says it supports the World Health Organization's guidelines for limiting added sugar, as the company works on repairing its image in public health circles and reshaping its business. Incoming … Click to Continue »

Global vaccine injury system needed to improve public health

A global vaccine injury compensation system administered through the World Health Organization would address the global public health issue of vaccine injuries, experts argue.

There's a New Recommended Daily Quota for Fruits, Veggies

If you've struggled to meet the World Health Organization's five-a-day fruits and veggies recommendation, you may want to reassess your consumption strategy. An Imperial College London study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology has found that doubling the current suggestion to 10 servings a day could stave off 7....

Depression top cause of disability, strikes young and old: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 4 percent of the world's population lives with depression, and women, youth and the elderly are the most prone to its disabling effects, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

China reports more severe form of bird flu, threat to poultry: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - China has detected an evolution in the H7N9 avian flu virus that is capable of causing severe disease in poultry and requires close monitoring, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

Microsoft launches Healthcare NExT, a new initiative to transform health care

Microsoft today announced several new health care related initiatives and solutions to help health industry partners and organizations to use intelligent technology to improve the lives of people around the world. Healthcare NExT is a new initiative that will integrate research and health technology product development, as well as establish a new model at Microsoft […]

Bacteria sleep, then rapidly evolve, to survive antibiotic treatments

Antibiotic resistance is a major and growing problem worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world, and new resistance mechanisms are emerging and spreading globally, threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases. Show More Summary

TURNING THE TIDE AGAINST CHOLERA: “A treatment protocol so effective that it saves 99.9 percent of …

TURNING THE TIDE AGAINST CHOLERA: “A treatment protocol so effective that it saves 99.9 percent of all victims was pioneered here. The World Health Organization estimates that it has saved about 50 million lives in the past four decades. Just as important, after 35 years of work, researchers in Bangladesh and elsewhere have developed an […]

New study is an advance toward preventing a 'post-antibiotic era'

(University of California - Los Angeles) New UCLA research may help to overcome life-threatening antibiotic-resistant bacteria in what the World Health Organization warns could become a 'post-antibiotic era.' UCLA biologists combined different classes of antibiotics to kill E. Show More Summary

Biologists identify drug combinations that may be highly effective at reducing growth of deadly bacteria

A landmark report by the World Health Organization in 2014 observed that antibiotic resistance—long thought to be a health threat of the future—had finally become a serious threat to public health around the world. A top WHO official...Show More Summary

MD Anderson Supports World Cancer Day with Allies Around the Globe

In honor of World Cancer Day on Feb. 4, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center calls for health care providers, organizations, governments and individuals to unite in the common goal of eliminating cancer. Driven to accelerate progress toward Making Cancer History(r), MD Anderson is proud to support this global effort.

To save lives, WHO wants global focus on catching cancer early

3 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

LONDON (Reuters) - Late diagnosis of cancer leads to millions of people enduring needless suffering and premature death, and efforts to catch the disease earlier must be stepped up, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Zika: Where Are We Now?

It's been one year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika a public health emergency.The virus, transmitted through the Aedes aegypti mosquito, has since been declared to be a long-term problem rather than an emergency, but Zika continues to concern health professionals. Show More Summary

Zika ebbing in Latin America but vigilance needed: WHO

3 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

GENEVA (Reuters) - Brazil and Latin America are recording lower numbers of Zika infections than last year, but all countries must remain vigilant against the virus which can cause birth defects, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

The time is ripe to reform the World Health Organization

3 weeks agoAcademics : Nature

As the public-health agency chooses a new leader, the media and politicians must be more realistic about what it can do.

Patients are about to see a new doctor: artificial intelligence

GUEST: The World Health Organization has estimated that there is a global shortfall of approximately 4.3 million doctors and nurses, with poorer countries disproportionately impacted. In the U.S., these shortages are less acute; instead, the country struggles with ever-increasing health care costs, which often translate into limits on the time a patient is able to spend […]

Chemical Manufacturers Call for WHO Cancer Agency Reform

The American Chemistry Council says the World Health Organization’s “sensationalist studies” about chemical safety are misleading policy makers and consumers, hurting farmers and manufacturers, and resulting in retailers unnecessarily phasing out certain substances. The post Chemical Manufacturers Call for WHO Cancer Agency Reform appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Smoking costs the world economy $1 trillion per year, World Health Organization says

Smoking and its side effects cost the world's economies more than $1 trillion and kill about 6 million people each year - with deaths expected to rise by more than a third by 2030, according to a report from the World Health Organization and the National Cancer Institute. Those losses exceed annual...

WHO finalists vow reform amid Trump funding cut fears

The three finalists in the running to take the helm of the World Health Organization vowed Thursday to reform the UN agency, as fears grew of deep funding cuts by Washington. A day after the WHO presented a shortlist of candidates for...Show More Summary

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