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Early guidance can help future moms fight fear of childbirth

(University of British Columbia) Caesarean deliveries in most developed countries, including Canada, are at least 10 to 20 per cent higher than recommended by the World Health Organization, and many efforts to decrease unnecessary C-sections have failed. Show More Summary

One Of These Four Ideas Is Going To Win $100 Million From The MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundations 100&Change contest has narrowed its focus to four organizations, from children’s programming for refugees to neonatal health in the developing world. In June 2016, the MacArthur Foundation launched a sort of XPRIZE for philanthropy. Show More Summary

World Health Organization Leader Says Universal Health Coverage is a 'Rights Issue'

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Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), says universal health coverage is a top priority.

WHO plans global war on cholera as Yemen caseload nears 700,000

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization will next month launch a strategy to stop cholera transmission by 2030, it said on Monday, as an unprecedented outbreak in Yemen raced towards 700,000 suspected cases with little sign of slowing down.

WHO urges Yemen to accept vaccines as cholera crisis deepens

The World Health Organization on Monday urged Yemen to approve cholera vaccinations it has offered to help contain an epidemic that could affect nearly a million people by year's end. Yemen, where a multinational conflict has causedShow More Summary

Dharma hopes to solve health data collection for NGO’s of the world

Data scientist Michael Roytman and his statistician friend Jesse Berns were working on a non-government organization project together in Iraq that required a lot of the data to be in a central place and analyzed on the fly. But likeShow More Summary

Quantifying the Burden of Global Disease

Later this month, global health luminaries will gather in Seattle to celebrate the anniversary of a relationship that had a rocky start back in 1986, when a brash young Rhodes scholar marched into the World Health Organization office...Show More Summary

As the death toll climbs in Sudan, officials shy away from the ‘cholera’ label

“As of July 7, health actors had recorded more than 23,200 cases of acute watery diarrhea (AWD) since August 2016, according to the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of Sudan (GoS) Ministry of Health (MoH).” — U.S. Agency for International Development, fact sheet, July 27, 2017 “The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum informs […]

Alcohol Increases Risk of Road-Traffic Injury in Latin America and the Caribbean

Road-traffic injuries (RTIs), which are often fatal, are regrettable consequences of modern transportation. According to the World Health Organization, low- and middle-income countries have road-traffic fatality rates that are double those of high-income countries. Show More Summary

Thousands need shelter, healthcare in Caribbean after Irma: UN

Hurricane Irma has left about 17,000 people in desperate need of shelter and has devastated hospitals and health clinics across the eastern Caribbean islands, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. After its passage through the Caribbean and Florida, Irma has left at least 40 people dead, according to local authorities. Show More Summary

Air pollution cuts three years off lifespans in Northern China

There are currently an estimated 4.5 billion people around the world exposed to levels of particulate air pollution that are at least twice what the World Health Organization (WHO) considers safe. Yet, the impact of sustained exposure to pollution on a person's life expectancy has largely remained a vexingly unanswered question—until now.

Over 500 dead as Congo cholera epidemic spreads: WHO

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KINSHASA (Reuters) - More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Yemen's cholera epidemic hits 600,000, confounding expectations

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen's cholera outbreak has infected 612,703 people and killed 2,048 since it began in April, and some districts are still reporting sharp rises in new cases, data from the World Health Organization and Yemen's health ministry showed on Tuesday.

Yemen's cholera epidemic hits 600,000

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GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of people hit by cholera in Yemen since an outbreak began in April has reached 612,703, data from the World Health Organization and Yemen's health ministry showed on Tuesday.

Hard-drinking Lithuania wages battle against vodka

Behind a heavy wooden door next to a Vilnius church, a couple of dozen Lithuanian men are talking about their dependence on alcohol. The moderator is Kestutis Dvareckas, a priest and a decade sober. The World Health Organization ranks Lithuanians as the world's heaviest drinkers. Show More Summary

Could Your Mouthwash Be Putting You at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

Nathan Bryan, Ph.D., one of the world's leading experts on the critically important role of Nitric Oxide (NO) in the health of many of the body's organs and systems, said," understanding the vital effects of bacteria in the mouth isShow More Summary

The 11 most high-tech cities in the US

Cities are the way of the future. In less than 35 years, the World Health Organization estimates that two-thirds of the world population will be living in urban areas. That's an additional 2.5 billion people. The cities that will flourish...Show More Summary

"The Maduro Diet" - Venezuelans Suffer Drastic Weight Loss As Hunger Crisis Strikes

Shortages are becoming ever more severe in Venezuela. As Deutsche Welle reports, according to the World Health Organization, hospitals lack 95% of necessary medicines. Many people are undernourished and they receive no help from theShow More Summary

Dr. Tawanda Gumbo Named to WHO Task Force on Tuberculosis Medicines

Tawanda Gumbo, MD, an investigator at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, is among 30 experts worldwide named to a World Health Organization task force on treatment of tuberculosis.

Hackaday Prize Entry: A Bracelet for the Blind

The World Health Organization estimates that around 90% of the 285 million or so visually impaired people worldwide live in low-income situations with little or no access to assistive technology. For his Hackaday Prize entry, [Tiendo]...Show More Summary

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