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In PR Tailspin, Sony Hires Real-Life Olivia Pope

Judy Smith's list of Scandal-esque clients include Monica Lewsinky, NFL quarterback Michael Vick, and the World Health Organization. Sony Entertainment is still reeling from cyber-attacks that leaked hundreds of gigabytes of private emails and other internal documents for the public to comb through. Show More Summary

WHO: Recorded Ebola Deaths Top 7,000

(CONAKRY, Guinea) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his tour of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa on Saturday. The three countries hit hardest by Ebola…

U.N. Reports More Than 7,000 Ebola Deaths Since March

6 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The World Health Organization has added nearly 400 more deaths from the current outbreak since its last report earlier this week.

Ebola deaths continue to rise

The World Health Organization says death toll in West Africa from Ebola has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date. Click here to read more.

The World Health Organization's Annual World Malaria Report

The holidays came early this year for the global health community, with news that malaria deaths globally are at an all-time low. According to the World Health Organization's annual World Malaria Report, mortality rates from the disease...Show More Summary

The World Health Organization's Annual World Malaria Report

The holidays came early this year for the global health community, with news that malaria deaths globally are at an all-time low. According to the World Health Organization's annual World Malaria Report, mortality rates from the disease...Show More Summary

American Society of Nephrology Obtains Highest ACCME Accreditation

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the world's largest organization of kidney health professionals, has received the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's highest level of accreditation--Accreditation with Commendation. ASN is among the top of continuing medical education providers that have obtained Accreditation with Commendation.

Daily Headlines: December 16, 2014

Honduras: Julian Pacheco Tinoco will become the first serving general to act as security minister in a country with the world’s highest murder rate. Latin America: A new report from the Pan American Health Organization and World Health...Show More Summary

Scientists' unique system of oral vaccine delivery to address global health threats

Scientists have succeeded in describing and validating a unique system of oral vaccine delivery using a common bacteria found in the mouth. According to the World Health Organization, nine million people were diagnosed with tuberculosis in 2013, the latest year in which data is available, and 1.5 million people died from the disease. It is second only to HIV/AIDS in prevalence.

Sierra Leone has seen more than 1,000 new Ebola cases in the last 21 days

The World Health Organization recently announced that Sierra Leone is the country worst-hit by the Ebola outbreak, surpassing Liberia. Now, the WHO has revealed that Sierra Leone has seen 1,319 new cases of Ebola in the last 21 days....Show More Summary

University of Kansas Research Team Help WHO Make Sense of Ebola Response Efforts

The University of Kansas World Health Organization Collaborating Centre is partnering with colleagues in West Africa to collect data on what activities and interventions helped stem the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia to inform future efforts.

Analogues of a natural product are drug candidates against malaria

Malaria is one of the most serious health problems worldwide, registering 200 million clinical cases and more than 600,000 attributable deaths per year, according to information from the World Health Organization in 2013. Given the emerging...Show More Summary

State of Affairs Season 1 Episode 4 Recap: Kisses of Death

We kicked off State of Affairs Season 1 Episode 4 in Panama, as U.S. citizens from the World Health Organization were attempting to pass out malaria vaccines among the sick in a slum hospital there. Soon, criminals come in and demand...Show More Summary

Huge strides are being made in the fight against malaria

In what the World Health Organization's director general calls a "tremendous achievement," the number of people dying from malaria has been cut in half. Between 2001 and 2013, 4.3 million deaths were prevented, and 3.9 million of those would have been children under the age of five in sub-Saharan Africa, the BBC reports. Show More Summary

World Briefing | Health: Malaria Scourge Has Declined Globally, but Ebola May Affect Toll, W.H.O. Says

2 weeks agoHealth : NYT: Health

The World Health Organization reported steep declines in malaria cases and deaths compared with 2000 in a report released early Tuesday, saying the progress was particularly notable in Africa, where the disease is most prevalent.

With Ian Crozier's reveal, here are the 10 Ebola patients treated in U.S.

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Since the current Ebola outbreak began a year ago in West Africa — where the World Health Organization estimates the virus has claimed more than 6,000 lives — 10 patients have been treated in the United States. Of those 10, eight have recovered and two have died. The U.S....

This Growing Concern Accounts For Nearly 500,000 Cancer Cases Each Year

A recent World Health Organization study shows that this growing problem is responsible for nearly a half-million cancer diagnoses each year.

African Philanthropists and Community Members Help Lead the Fight Against Ebola

The stories of those being struck down by Ebola -- and of the loss to their families, friends, communities and countries -- are gut-wrenching. As I write this, the World Health Organization estimates that in the hardest-hit countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, there are nearly 16,000 confirmed, probable or suspected cases of Ebola. Show More Summary

World Health Organization: Stop performing “virginity tests” on rape victims

WHO has reignited calls to ban the "tests" on all women around the world, calling them outdated and inaccurate

World Health Organization Urges Countries To Stop Performing ‘Virginity Tests’ On Women

The so-called "two finger test" has no scientific merit and is degrading to women, the international organization points out. The post World Health Organization Urges Countries To Stop Performing ‘Virginity Tests’ On Women appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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